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Thought and Prayer for Sunday, December 29, 2019

Sunday, December 29, 2019

December 29, 2019 CONTINUE TO BELIEVE

Belief is something that we can control. We can stop believing in something or someone for many reasons. People disappoint us and we stop believing in them. We find out the truth about something and stop believing in it. However, some of us continue to believe in false things hoping they are true but eventually we are left empty and disappointed. There is only One belief we can have that will always give us hope, remain true and help us in hard times. That is God’s word. When we continue to believe in God despite what is going on around us and have faith in Him, we will see great things happen in our lives. Good stewards for God continue to believe in Him.

John 20:31 “But these are written so that you may continue to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing in him you will have life by the power of his name.” (NLT)

1. Write about where you have lost hope.
2. List why it is important to continue to believe in God.
3. Know God’s word is true and helpful.
4. Stay in His word, draw close to Him and continue to believe in Him.

Dear Lord, we want to be good stewards for You in our words and actions. We want to continue to believe in You in all things knowing You are in control. We want to exercise our faith so it will grow. We want strong faith in You so we can continue to give You the honor and praise You deserve. Help us, Lord, as we deal with life to remain faithful to You and continue to believe. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

If we continue to believe in God, our faith will grow.

James 1:3-4 “For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.” (NLT)

If we continue to believe in God, our faith will strengthen.

1 Peter 1:7b “So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor” (NLT)

Colossians 1:23 “But you must continue to believe this truth and stand firmly in it. Don’t drift away from the assurance you received when you heard the Good News.” (NLT)

1 Corinthians 15:2 “It is this Good News that saves you if you continue to believe the message I told you—unless, of course, you believed something that was never true in the first place.” (NLT)
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