Do you have God-fidence? (Part 1)
What does it mean to be “like Jesus?”
If you are safe this day- what possible problem could you have?
“And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus.” – 1 John 4:16-17
God-fidence is confidence Not in myself, my actions or inactions or how others view me – God-fidence is confidence in what Jesus did in me!
God-fidence is found in Grace by the knowledge and the acknowledgement that Only Christ made me complete and Nothing whatsoever NOTHING can change that!
Other can and will talk bad about you – Oh well you are in great company as they did the same to Christ! Others can and will find fault with you – Oh well again they did the same with Christ! Others can and will try to convince you that you have to “do” more than He did – welcome to the club whose members include everyone who ever followed Christ!
But remember this “Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.”
The confidence that this grows over time is beyond any confidence that you could ever have based on a punishment system for a simple reason – this is acknowledging that ALL your punishment and ALL my punishment was poured out on Christ! Now if that is not Love – it doesn’t exist!!
Here is a meditation for the next few days. Find a quiet time and place where you can be alone and just be still. Take a couple of deep breathes to relax and once you have relaxed and you feel safe – just go back to normal breathes and:
Breathe in and say:
“God let Love”
Breathe out and say:
“Live in me”
Practice this and keep practicing this simple phrase and see the difference that God makes in you!