1st April 2019

Moses said to the LORD, ‘O Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.’ The LORD said to him, ‘Who gave man his mouth? Who makes him deaf or mute? Who gives him sight or makes him blind? Is it not I, the LORD? Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.’ But Moses said, ‘O Lord, please send someone else to do it.’

Exodus 4:10-13

 

I can do everything through him who gives me strength.

Philippians 4:13

 

 

 

Prayer Points

 

For yourself: to believe the truth that you are a child of God and have the light of life.

 

Ask for wisdom to address anything that has eroded your confidence and for release from all that undermines you.

 

Pray for a fresh filling of the Holy Spirit to fan into flame the gift God has given you and to enable you to walk confidently in a spirit of power, love and self- discipline.

 

Pray for another person and for your church collectively in the same manner.

 

         

     DAY 23 : CONFIDENCE

 

It is distressing how events rob us of our confidence: a harsh word of discouragement; a complaint from a team member; a father who never encouraged; a mother who controls.

 

Little wonder that so many of us struggle to have any

confidence to do anything worthwhile. As life takes its toll, we become dispirited. Eventually we become so lacking in confidence that we don’t need the discouragement of others to stop us from acting, we do it to ourselves. We believe we are useless.

 

But this is a lie. God gives encouragement (Romans 15:5). He says ‘Arise and shine for your light has come’ (Isaiah 60:1). He brings those who receive Christ into his family as his children (John 1:12) and he banishes the darkness of despair and discouragement with the light of his presence. We are made in his image and according to his purpose. So there are good grounds for being confident.

 

Paul encourages Timothy to overcome his natural reticence

when he said that God has not given a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, love and self discipline. He encourages him to fan into flames the gift that God has given him (2 Timothy 1:6,7). Timothy was being encouraged to believe that God had given

him something other than his natural timidity. We also have the same spirit of power, love and self discipline which we received when we received Christ into our lives.

 

Have you lost confidence? Has life eroded your assurance? If so, let’s address the root causes and apply the solution: a fresh

realisation that you are a child of a God who is 100% committed to you, giving you power, love and self discipline.

 

    

Pray

 

*    Pray for your ‘big issue’

*    Pray for your ‘three friends’

*    Pray for a new wave of revival.


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