Friday, August 19, 2016

Word for the day by Christian Education Forum

The Supremacy of the Word of God


Stacy Babu Mathew
Christos MTC - Pennsylvania
38 but my righteous one will live by faith. My soul takes no pleasure in anyone who shrinks back.”39 But we are not among those who shrink back and so are lost, but among those who have faith and so are saved.
 
If we look out into the world today, we are bombarded with chaos. The world is changing and we can see the signs of the second coming of Jesus Christ. As believers we were told that our lives would be harder and that we would face tribulation (John 16:33), but we are also reminded that we serve a God that has overcome the world.  How can we push forward in our world today? How can we as Christians use the promise of divine strength, courage and grace to face the challenges and storms that we are engulfed in? We all face unpleasant situations everyday. These unpleasant experiences can come out of any area of our life. In these times of tribulation, Are we thinking about God or His promises to us? No! We are thinking about our problem. We dwell on the problem making the problem bigger than our God. We truly forget who we are in these moments because we don’t ever think that our faith and life mix. We should know that God gave life to us: apart from God, we wouldn’t have life. We need to remember that we belong to the Almighty King. When we are feeling broken or empty, we can count on God to fill us up and mend the broken pieces. The struggles we face are part of this broken world. God never said that we wouldn’t face challenges in this life, in fact He warned us that we would face struggles as believers but He has given us His Word, the scripture, as a sword and shield against the trials and tribulations we will face and are facing day to day. Because we have been given the Word of God, we can use that to face any struggles that we may find ourselves in. We should not let the struggles of the world steal the joy and peace that God has promised us. We need to understand that the word of God is sovereign and His promises are true. 

PRAYER

Lord, we thank You for creating us and giving us life. We live in a broken world. Lord, help us to look to You for guidance, help us to hold strong to our faith so that this harsh life will not overcome us. Help us to delve into Your word and hold tight to Your promises. Give us grace to live for You. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Face the world knowing that you belong to the One True God. Let others see this confidence in you and be moved to know the God you serve.