The Adventure of Faith

June 24, 2016

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves. 2 Corinthians 4:7

1. ADMIT YOUR NEED FOR GOD. God uses ordinary, flawed people to do extraordinary things. The life of faith is not humanity exerting our strength—it’s admitting our complete need for God and letting the vessel of our humanity be filled with God. When we humble ourselves under the mighty hand of God, He can use us!

2. CONSIDER YOUR CALLING. We are at our best when we consider our calling and realize it’s not by might or power but by God’s Spirit (Zechariah 4:6). That’s why we need to be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit—so that we can accomplish all that God has called us to do (Acts 1:8).

For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble; but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong. 1 Corinthians 1:26-27

3. STAY STEADY. As you obey God over the course of time, phenomenal fruit will be born. Don’t become obsessed with the highs or get down on the lows, but understand and value each season in your life. God is knocking on the door of your heart and He is going to have you step up and do things when you least expect it. When you are willing to step into something you’ve never done before, that is the adventure of faith.

Press on,
Pastor Jeff

Here I am Lord, send me. I push my flesh and ego out of the way and ask that You accomplish Your will through me. God, I thank You that You have designed me for fruitfulness and usefulness. Fill me with the power of the Holy Spirit so that I can be used by You in my town, in my country, and throughout the earth! In Jesus’ Name, amen.

con·sid·er, verb
To take into account; bear in mind. To look at thoughtfully. To think carefully; reflect.

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