And this is the will of him that sent me, that everyone which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.
Are living like you believe?
As a Christian, your task never changes. Even though you may change jobs, churches, or locations in the world; you are to believe in the finished work of Jesus. That is what God requires for your salvation.
Romans 10:9-10 because if you acknowledge and confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord [recognizing His power, authority, and majesty as God], and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart a person believes [in Christ as Savior] resulting in his justification [that is, being made righteous—being freed of the guilt of sin and made acceptable to God]; and with the mouth he acknowledges and confesses [his faith openly], resulting in and confirming [his] salvation. (Amplified Bible)
You must believe when things are not going your way. You must believe when you don’t understand the direction you are being taken in. You must believe when things look the worst. You must believe when the enemy tries to make you walk in fear instead of faith. You must believe when you are uncertain. You must believe when you are emotional. You must believe when things are changing so fast you can’t keep up. You must believe when your old habits are trying to resurface. You must believe though everything in you is telling you not to believe.
Romans 8:35-39 35 Who shall ever separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? 36 Just as it is written and forever remains written, “For Your sake we are put to death all day long; We are regarded as sheep for the slaughter.” 37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors and gain an overwhelming victory through Him who loved us [so much that He died for us]. 38 For I am convinced [and continue to be convinced—beyond any doubt] that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present and threatening, nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the [unlimited] love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Amplified Bible)
You must show you believe by standing despite what you see, and praise the Lord with a humble and trusting heart.
Please agree with me as I pray:
Father, thank You for this reminder. My job does not change. It doesn’t matter where I am or who I am interacting with. You have ordained and sanctified the place you called me to. I am not a chameleon, and I don’t have to fit in everywhere I go. I simply have to live the life ordered and directed by You; demonstrating I believe You in everything I think, say, and do. I need to humble myself and trust You. I’ve often heard people say, “I trust You even when I can’t trace You.” I understand the statement. But Father, I want to get to the place in You where I can trace You in every situation in my life. I want to be able to see Your hand moving. I am looking forward to it and I thank You in advance…