PURPOSE DRIVEN FAITH SERIES
by: Pastor Annette Barker – Christian Unity Baptist Church , Bellwood, IL.
Watch! Stand firm in the faith! Be courageous! Be strong!. 1Co 16:13
Sometimes the GREATEST move we can make is to STAND STILL.
The Bible reminds us that the theft comes to steal, kill & destroy. (John 4:10a) Be mindful the theft is not only after your stuff… that’s minor to him….cause he knows that if he can steal your stuff….he can kill your will, your desires and your hopes…. which leads to the dreadful four letter word A”FEAR” which untimely destroys your FAITH.
Today’s word instructs us to NOT TO LET OUR GUARDS DOWN. Apostle Paul says to…WATCH…Keep your eyes and ears open, the enemy is closer than you think. As a matter of fact he just may be in your house, in the lunch room at work or even sit on the pew with you on Sunday mornings. Don’t be fooled by your nay sayers and haters…Paul says… but to Stand firm…Even when you can’t see your way out…STAND firm on your belief that God didn’t bring you this far to leave you…STAND firm that God said I’ll never leave nor forsake you…and then Paul says to be STRONG…be strong in your decision to wait on God. Don’t bend, don’t let disappointments break you, don’t let misunderstandings break you….don’t let lack of and out of…break you, STAND STRONG; and finally Paul says be COURAGEOUS. Boldly confront your situation with a sense of confidence and fearlessness knowing that God is in control and HE has your back!
For the theft may come to steal kill and destroy BUT…
“O BUT GOD”
Jesus says “I come that you might have life and life more ABUNDANTLY”! Now that’s a promise from God. May I encourage you today to
Keep the Faith…you’re just going to through the process to get to the PROMISE! #soDon’t Move!