We are on week FOUR of Faith Fridays! I’ am still reading through Sun Stand Still by pastor Steven Furtick of Elevation Church. Slowly but surely I will get through it. I want to savor every word, ever line that hits me to the core. In the book, Steven talks about how to ignite your audacious faith.
What is audacious faith? I explained it here and give a great quote from the book. This week I’d like to share another excerpt that perfectly explains the GOODNESS that is The Lord.
“He has been better to you and me than we deserve. We’re saved, forgiven, and redeemed by the power of God. And even if he never does anything else for us, his single act of love on the cross demonstrated his goodness for all time. You might be going through a fiery trial in your life right now that you’ve lost sight of the supreme expression of the grace of God. Remember the cross. Jesus was mocked, spit upon, and beaten beyond recognition so that we could become righteous. He became the scum of the earth for us, carrying the weight of all our sins so that we could know forgiveness and enjoy eternity in his presence. In that place of suffering and death, God settled once and for all the truth that makes audacious faith not only possible but also irresistible. And nothing you and I could do or say or believe or suffer will ever change it. God is good. Always has been. Always will be.”
You guys, God is SO good. Some days it’s incomprehensible how GOOD He really is. No matter what you’ve done in this life, where you’ve been.. He loves you. He wants a relationship with you. And in Him and only Him you can find security. A life free from insecurity and doubts… Wow. Can I get an amen!?
In the book, Steven talks about Twelve Faith Confessions and how hearing the Word initiates our faith, speaking the Word activates our faith, and finally doing the Word demonstrates faith. These twelve Faith confessions will help us do just that. They are based off of comprehensive teachings of God’s word. And I love all twelve of them. Every Friday I will be sharing a new one.
It is my hope that you will print it off, you will post it somewhere where you will see it every day. And that you will speak God’s word to yourself every day.
So welcome again to Faith Friday. I hope you will find your audacious faith with me!