I’ve been mining the Scriptures for the real meaning of ministry, getting back to basics. It’s fascinating to watch the guys in the Book of Acts figure out how to run a ministry on the job. (It actually gives us very clear guidelines that I’ll be sharing more about in the coming weeks).
But the single most important key to the believer’s life is faith. According to Hebrews 10:3, we are to “hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering.” Other translations say “hold unswervingly to the hope we profess.” Why? “For He who promised is faithful.”
What are the promises God has given you?
Has He promised to heal, deliver, prosper or bless you, simply to keep you in His care?
Then stand on those promises.
To be honest, sometimes I read the Scriptures on paper but I struggle to believe them. I show my lack of faith through the words I speak, the thoughts I think, the actions I take. But that is like a man who looks in the mirror and as soon as he walks away, he forgets what he looks like (James 1:22-25). We cannot just be hearers of the Word; we must be doers. We must live what we believe.
Remember: whatever reality you see in front of your eyes today is no match for the Creator of the universe.
What you see now is not all there is. There is More.
Whatever you are doing right now — if you haven’t yet done this today — ask yourself what are NOT believing for and confess it quickly. Have the waves crashed over you so many times you no longer believe?
A new day begins with confessing our unbelief, and putting our faith in the One who is faithful.
Have a great second half of your Friday and a blessed weekend!
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING
At the age of 18, I was recovering from an eating disorder, cutting, and suicide when I read Jennifer Strickland’s book Girl Perfect and it changed my life. At the age of 33, as I travel the world reaching youth for the gospel, this is the only book I recommend to girls who are struggling. The Lord has truly anointed Jennifer’s words through her story, not only to address the struggles of today’s generation of girls, but also to walk them through the healing necessary for victory.
Jennifer is a captivating speaker. She keeps the listener hanging in wonder of what’s coming next! Her presentation is not only absorbing, it reveals the truth of God’s power to heal a wounded spirit.
Barbara Brown, Former Stonecroft Ministries Regional Representative, San Diego, CA
“The ‘P’ word [perfection] may be the heaviest burden women bear. All the misguided things we do to attain it can keep us away from what we need most – the unconditional love of God the Father. The Girl Perfect Study Guide gives you a map to the wholeness you were created for.”
Nancy Ortberg, author and former teaching pastor at Willow Creek Community Church
“The Girl Perfect Study Guide shatters the lies girls and women believe and points to the ultimate truth, which really does set us free. I am confident that this study will help thousands discover a beauty, purpose, and worth that truly lasts. Thank you Jen for exposing the ‘perfect life’ and inviting girls to experience God’s ‘perfect love.'”
Allie Marie Smith
Allie Marie Smith, Founder of Wonderfully Made
One of the best testaments to what Jennifer is doing for the young girls and women of today is a comment from my eleven-year-old granddaughter: “Grammy, I want to read this book and hear her again. She’s good and I learned a lot.” This is exactly what I experienced from a grown-up perspective when I was introduced to Jennifer Strickland’s amazing story. Read it and see if you don’t get the real story from an icon model and a powerful speaker of truth.”