Thought for the Day #312

 

 

THE SPIRIT BEARS WITNESS

 

Rom 8:16-17 (New American Standard Bible)

 

16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him in order that we may also be glorified with Him.

Have you ever found thoughts running through your mind that question your relationship with God? Have you felt unsure of your salvation?

 

Satan is constantly playing mind games with God's people. Perhaps you have been going through a particularly difficult time and find these and other questions permeating your thought.

 

Take your authority as a Christian and reject anything that would challenge your relationship with God. You don't have to listen to Satan's taunting questions.

 

Rededicate yourself to face any trials of life with faith and courage. Always be willing to suffer with Christ, because this will surely bring great reward.

 

One of the quickest ways to do this, is to begin to praise God for your salvation and the promise that you belong to him. You are a member of the house of Israel.

 

Look into your heart and not your mind. The gentle sweet voice of the Holy Spirit will confirm your relationship with the heavenly Father through Jesus Christ your Lord.

 

He will certify your membership in his family and your position as a fellow heir with Christ. He will justify you and cause you to be lifted up, strengthened and established. You will be glorified with Christ.

 

Prayer:

 

Almighty God in heaven, I am sometimes tormented by the taunting questions that Satan puts in my mind. I know that he is a liar, and the father of lies. But he constantly harasses me. Help me not to be weak or timid. I want to boldly declare my relationship with you. Teach me to face hardships with courage and faith. I know that I belong to you. I shall rule and reign with my Lord and Redeemer. I pray in Jesusí name. Amen.