6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:
How confident are you in your Christian faith? I meet people all the time who believe in Jesus, but live as though they’re not really sure about all His promises. You know, promises like He’ll never leaving us, always hearing our prayers, and the big one – “I can do anything through Christ who gives me strength.” (Phil. 4:13) If you can resonate with those doubts, today’s devotion is just for you.
If we are ever going to live the victorious Christian life in the power God, we must be confident people; not over confident in ourselves, that would be arrogant. But, confident in the work Christ began in us when He regenerated us by His Holy Spirit. St. Paul knew the Philippians needed that confidence, and so do we.
God doesn’t do anything half-way. When we experienced Gods’ saving grace, at whatever point in life that happened, we entered into “new life” in Christ. In our “new life”, we were made into a, “new creation”. The old self is gone. The old self didn’t have the power to be confident in Christ, but the new one does; it does so because it comes in the resurrection power of Christ. The power that raised Christ physically, raises us spiritually.
Today, if you are “in Christ”, you can be confident that through all things you will face, you will have victory in Jesus. There will never be a day when God is not at work in you. Remember, Christ is risen…and so are you!
Grace & Peace,
Gracious Father, thank you for saving me, and for giving me your resurrection power to face all things. Help me to be confident in your power at work in me. Amen. Alleluia!