CONFIDENT IN FAITH
Now it is God who has made us for this very purpose and has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come. Therefore, we are always confident…We live by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:5-7
It was a beautiful, cool, drizzly day. We were about to plough and prepare our land for the seed. We had to persevere with the ploughing for the ground was muddy, sticky and the tractor battled because the disks were getting clogged up. But we pressed on, for we knew what was to come – a bountiful crop. We started ploughing and planting although it was hard work. And we had the perseverance to finish our task because we knew that was the deposit on what we would reap in the end, although we could not yet see it. We ploughed and planted in faith.
Are you persevering in life, my friend? Do you need the power of the Holy Spirit to get through all the trials and tribulations? Do you need the Spirit to remind you of what is to come? You have received the Spirit of God as a deposit, as a guarantee, of what is to come – everlasting life. Ask the Spirit, and He will give you the perseverance and the power to start and finish your race on earth.
The start of our race is easy. It’s persevering that is the hard part. But God gave us His Spirit to help us finish the race and to receive what He has in store for us.
Spirit of God, I ask You today to empower me to persevere in my life and to finish the race. Thank You for being the guarantee of what I shall receive – everlasting life. Amen