Posted by: everynation | February 9, 2009

Our Greatest Strength…

Simon Bardoneby Simon Bardone

Where does our strength really come from? If you’re a Christian like me, then of course you’ll say “Duh, it comes from the Lord!” But how does it come from the Lord? And if it really is, then why aren’t I feelin’ it? Why do so many of us live in a constant state of weakness when we’re supposed to be the one’s “living in victory”? Why does living for Jesus seem to work so work great for some, but for others, not so great?

Where does our greatest strength come from???

I believe that our greatest strength comes from our confidence in God’s strength.

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Hebrews 4:16 (NIV) – “Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”

Hebrews 10:35 (NIV) – “So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.”

Hebrews 13:6 (NIV) – “So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?”

1 John 5:14 (NIV) – This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us – whatever we ask – we know that we have what we asked of him.

2 Corinthians 3:4-5 (NAS) – “Such confidence we have through Christ toward God. Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God…”

Our confidence comes from knowing who God is and embracing how he feels towards us.

Simon Bardone, a missionary in London, is the lead pastor for Every Nation’s 6PM service in Hammersmith – which is aimed at under-24s. He is married to Shirley and is the author of Simonslife Online.

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