DEVOTIONS AND SERMONS

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Be Convinced, Be Determined And Do The Conquering
 

Isaiah 30:21
Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it."

What is God whispering to you today?

1. Don't be condemned, be convinced

We all sin, and every sermon we hear makes us feel more and more condemned. We think that God will never answer our prayers because of what we did. We think we deserve a special-needs child because of what we did.

Romans 8:1-2
1 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,
2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.


The Holy Spirit came so we would never feel condemned again.

Romans 8:5-11
5 Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.
6 The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace;
7 the sinful mind is hostile to God. It does not submit to God's law, nor can it do so.
8 Those controlled by the sinful nature cannot please God.
9 You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ.
10 But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive because of righteousness.
11 And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit, who lives in you.


We have Jesus' spirit living in us. If we are controlled by the Spirit, our mind is filled with life and peace. Are we convinced that the Spirit of God lives in us.

2. Don't be defeated, be determined

Romans 8:28
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

God has called us. God has chosen us. God loves us. God has called us according to His purpose. Whatever happening in our lives, God works for the good because He loves us. We need to be determined in our calling. We got to surrender and be submissive to God's plan. God has plans to prosper us and not to harm us (Jer. 29:11). Plans to give us hope and a future.

3. Don't be conquered, but do the conquering

Romans 8:37-39
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,
39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.


Win small, win early and win often. Failure is not fatal, because God forgives. There have been times that we've been hateful. God forgives and we move on. We've been bitter, yet failure isn't fatal. God forgives us, and we move on. We mess up our marriage and our family. It's not fatal. God forgives. Let's move on. In everything, our family, job, ministry... we are more than conquerors through Him who loves us. Nothing will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus. Nothing is impossible for God. Let us dream to fulfil God's purpose of His calling in our lives.