Sunday, August 22, 2010

Audacious Faith Affirmations-

One of the best books I've read in 2010 is Sun Stand Still by Steven Furtick. The book is set to release late September. I highly encourage you to pick it up and read it to be stretched in your faith! One chapter of his book titled, "Hear. Speak. Do" highly influenced my message today at South Bay Church. In this chapter he shared 12 Audacious Faith Affirmations that are all based upon the Bible and God's promises. I thought I'd share... I've made some slight modifications.

12 Audacious Faith Confessions: Sun Stand Still, Steven Furtick

1. I am fully forgiven and free from all shame and condemnation (Romans 8:1-2, Ephesians 1:7-8, 1 John 1:9).

2. I act in audacious faith to change the world in my generation (Joshua 10:12-14, John 14:12).

3. I overcome my fear and anxiety; I trust in the Lord with all my heart. God is with me (Proverbs 3:5-6, Philippians 4:6-7, 1 Peter 5:7, Isaiah 41:10)

4. I am able to fulfill the calling God has placed on my life (Exodus 3:9-12; Psalm 57:2, Colossians 1:24-29).

5. I am fully resourced to do everything God has called me to do (Deuteronomy 8:18, Luke 6:38, Philippians 4:13).

6. I have no insecurity, because I see myself the way God sees me (Genesis 1:26-27, Psalm 139:13-16, Ephesians 5:25-27).

7. I am a faithful spouse and a godly father- our family is blessed (Deuteronomy 6:6-9, Ephesians 5:25-27, Colossians 3:18-19; 1 Peter 3:1-7).

8. I am completely whole- physically, mentally, and emotionally (Psalm 103:1-5; Matthew 8:16-17, 2 Corinthians 5:17; 1 Peter 2:24).

9. I am increasing in influence and favor for the kingdom of God (Genesis 45:4-8, 1 Samuel 2:26; Acts 2:37-47).

10. I am enabled to walk in the sacrificial love of Christ (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17, 1 John 3:16, 4:9-12).

11. I have the wisdom of the Lord concerning every decision I make (2 Chronicles 1:7-12; Proverbs 2:6, Ecclesiastes 2:26; James 1:5).

12. I am protected from all hard and evil in Jesus’ name (Genesis 50:20; Psalm 3:1-3; 2 Thessalonians 3:2-3).

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The Gospel.

One of the greatest joys in ministry is seeing the power of God at work through "the gospel." His good news. That he loves us and came to live a perfect sinless life through Christ, suffered death on a cross and has risen from the dead so that we might have abundant, joyful peaceful life that leads to eternity with Him.

Here are some observations from my journal recently...
"it truly is amazing to see the Gospel at work. The Gospel heals, restores, redeems, breaks down walls and chains, loves, serves, prays, weeps, struggles, hopes, believes, sacrifices, waits, persists, and transforms. It is the hope of the nations it is the power of God bringing salvation to the ends of the earth. This is the Gospel."