This Week's Pastor's Corner

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Week of January 29- February 4, 2023

Hebrews 10:35-36 says, “Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise” (NKJV). What do you do when you have made the decision to believe and act on what the Word of God says about your situation? I’m talking about the times when you have prayed and confessed the Word You have done everything you know to do, then what? This is where determination comes in.

Before describing our spiritual armor Apostle Paul writes in Ephesians 6:13, “Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” The word translated as “stand” comes from the Greek that means to take a firm and determined position. And the Greek word for determination means, “a firmness of purpose.” It also means “to give definite aim or direction; an unwavering resolution,” and “to set a boundary.” In other words, it’s time to become determined, to set a boundary, and then not compromise. Stay with the unwavering decision that you will agree with the Word and be made completely whole in every area of your life.

James 1:6-7 tells us, “For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.” Either the Word of God is true or it isn’t. Either God can be trusted or He can’t. Well, the Word of God is true and He can be trusted—so why waiver? Make a firm resolution in your heart and mind that you are not going to compromise! Decide that you are not going to be moved by what you see, feel, or hear.

Make the determination right now that the only thing that is going to move you is God, and you will see the wholeness that is yours in Jesus Christ. Do you need God to show Himself strong on your behalf today? He has made a promise that He will deliver you if your heart is fully committed to Him. I was reminded of a particular promise found in 2 Chronicles 16:9. It says, “For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. (NIV)

 

Until Next Week -

Pastor Dave