20 Days of Believing God

Posted: December 5th, 2015 | Author: Gregg Stutts | Filed under: Difficulties, Relationships, Truth | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

 20 Days of Believing God

Maybe I’m the only one who needs this, but I suspect I’m not. If you need it too, then I invite you to join me.

In believing God.

For 20 days. Between now and Christmas. Or whenever you can join us.

So what are we going to believe?

Well, let’s start with what we’re NOT going to believe.

NOT our circumstances. The disappointing medical report. The balance in our checking account. The current condition of our marriage. The strained relationship with a child. The threat of a lay-off.

NOT our feelings. Worry. Fear. Anxiety. Insecurity. Inferiority. Doubt. Discouragement. Despair.

NOT the news. Terrorism threats. National debt. Violent crimes.

NOT the opinions of others.

NOT our own negative self-talk. “I’ve failed.” “I’ll never make it.” “This will never work.” “I’m not good enough.”

Instead…

Let’s start by believing God is good, faithful and loving and that He is for us.

“If God is for us, who can ever be against us? Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else? I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.” (Romans 8:31-32, 38)

Let’s believe that no matter what we’re facing that God is at work in our lives for our good. That He is for us, not against us. That He is bringing about His perfect plan in our lives. That nothing will ever separate us from His love.

If you’re like me…it’s a battle. Everyday. Every moment sometimes. To believe God and not what I see or hear or feel.

It’s worth the fight though. God is pleased by faith. He moves in response to it. We experience Him when we believe Him.

In addition to believing His character, there may be something else you’re believing Him for. A health issue? A financial need? A solution for a struggling marriage? Wisdom for an upcoming decision?

Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, you will ask the Father directly, and he will grant your request because you use my name. You haven’t done this before. Ask, using my name, and you will receive, and you will have abundant joy.” (John 16:23-24)

What will you ask God to do over these 20 days? What you believe Him for?

I can’t guarantee things will work out like you want. I CAN guarantee this won’t be easy. The moment you choose to be intentional about believing God and being grateful for who He is and what He’s already done for you…you’ll encounter resistance. Opposition. A thousand reason to not believe Him.

Don’t quit though. Keep believing. Choose to believe that His plan is better than yours.

If you want to join me, I encourage you to grab a partner. Find someone you can do this with. It’s really tough to go it alone. Check back each day for encouragement to keep believing or you can subscribe to new posts in the sidebar box.

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