Three Actions of a Confident Child of God
1st Kings 18:20-40
Today’s message at church was based on the story of Elijah challenging the prophets of Baal. Elijah had been in hiding but God called him out of his seclusion to reach the people of Israel and remind them of His promises and their need for faithfulness. The sermon really hit home for me because it emphasized our need as Christians to be confident, a characteristic that I often lack.
Pick with Confidence
When it comes to our walk in faith, we can’t straddle the fence. Either we live our lives completely trusting God and his word, or we fall into the mire and live like the world. We need to choose sides. A CONFIDENT CHILD OF GOD PICKS TO LIVE WHOLLY WITH THE LORD.
Pray with Belief
A confident child of God begins knowing who God is and who we are in relation to Him. Confident prayer seeks God’s will for God’s glory. Confident prayer comes from a belief that God is already at work. Confident prayer is powerful, look how it met the challenge against the prophets of Baal, “Then Yahweh’s fire fell and consumed the offering, the wood and the stones …”
Proceed with Confidence
Confident Christians are not satisfied living in the residue of their sins. We need to continue in total obedience in following God. We are not of this world, yet we are in it, so we need to walk daily with God as our guide. He will give us the strength, wisdom, and courage we need to live a life that is pleasing to Him.