Thursday, March 24, 2011

Are You Fully Convinced?

I had two little tigers on my hands this afternoon, literally.  As I watched these two little boys tigers prowl through the courtyard jungle hunting and pouncing, God spoke very clearly to me. 

"You too must be fully convinced.  Having faith like a child means you must be fully convinced."

When children role play, they are fully convinced they are who they are playing.  This week we have had cowboys, superheros and tigers in our home.  Each time I see the boys become totally immersed in their play.  Sometimes Jack will say to me, "Don't worry Mum, it's just me Jack", when I pretend to be scared of join in the game. 

Faith is all about being fully convinced.  We must be fully convinced that we are children of God, born again by His Spirit, to live the life that God has mapped out for us.  If we doubt and don't believe whole heatedly that we are a new creation, we are not walking in the grace and power that God has purposed for us. 

As you read the following passage, hear it direct frorm the heart of God to yours.  This is not just writing on paper, it is his promise for you and for me.  So let's live according to our inheritance in Jesus.  Let's live and love like children of the King.

For you are children of God through faith in Christ Jesus.  And all who have been united with Christ in baptism have put on Christ, like putting on new clothes.  There is no longer Jew and Gentile, slave or free, male or female.  For you are all one in Christ Jesus.  And now that you belong to Christ, you are the true children of Abraham.  You are his heirs, and God's promise to Abraham belongs to you. (Galatians 3:26-29)(Emphasis mine)

One of God's promises to Abraham was that all of the nations of the world will be blessed because of his obedience to God (Genesis 22:18).  God sent that blessing in the form of his son Jesus.  He saved us from death and gave us the gift of eternal life.  Are you living as a new creation; serving, loving, hoping, giving all that you have each and every day? 

Kit up!  It's time to be tigers for Jesus. 


appleleaf said...

What cute tigers :)
Yes, this is a case of something which should be so easy in practice being a source of struggle for so many. Maybe it's because we find it so easy to doubt the media and its sweeping statements and promises, we sadly treat God and His promises the same way. But trusting and obeying should be so simple.
Thank you, Nicole, for the reminder.
Love Paula

Nicole Watson said...

It's true. God's Word stands the test of truth every time. Now we need to realise it and live it. It is very difficult to find truth in any of today's news headlines. We need to view and read everyting through the eyes of God's Spirit and His Word if we are to know truth. Love your thoughts and comments Paula. Praise God that we encourage each other :)

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