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Day Five: Let’s Grow!

Friday, December 17th, 2010

1 Peter 1:3-9 (NIV)
3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, 5 who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. 6 In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. 7 These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. 8 Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, 9 for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

Funny thing about faith. We don’t know what it is made of until it is tested. We don’t know how deep or shallow it is unless it is tested. Then, it will be revealed. As you face difficulties of life, what is coming out? What does it say about your faith? Does it say you believe God and what He says? Does it say you will follow God’s way? Let’s not get lost in our thoughts and feelings in the midst of difficulties. It is an opportunity to be “found out” and an opportunity for us to turn to God and have Him reveal the proven genuineness of our faith to the praise, glory and honor of Him.

Responding to the Transmitted Message:
Let’s come before God, and ask God to reveal to us what is going on in our hearts. God says our faith is precious to Him. It is of great worth to Him. Let’s take heart because our good and faithful Father God is growing us, maturing us and forming our faith to be proven genuine.

Day Four: We are somebody!

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

Day Three: OMG - No Way!

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Day Two: Foolishness of God

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Building to Last

Monday, December 13th, 2010

Day One: Kingdom Builders

Monday, December 13th, 2010