C for Confidence

Having or not having confidence influences what we do each day.  We may have avoided speaking in public, didn’t apply for a job, declined to take part in sports, refused to learn new skills, haven’t taken different tests or many other things.  We didn’t do these things because we didn’t feel confident that we would be successful.

God wants us to be confident concerning Him.  He wants us to know that we can have a personal relationship with Him.  We can know that this relationship is possible now.  It is a relationship that does not depend on us doing something special or being a certain kind of person.  It is a relationship that we can have with Him because of who He is and what He has done for us.  Our part is to believe what He says.

This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God,
and Jesus Christ whom You have sent

John 17:3

By this we know that we have come to know Him,
if we keep His commandments.
The one who says, “I have come to know Him,”
and does not keep His commandments,
is a liar, and the truth is not in him;
but whoever keeps His word,
in him the love of God has truly been perfected.
By this we know that we are in Him
I John 2:3-5

These things I have written to you
who believe in the name of the Son of God,
so that you may know that you have eternal life.

I John 5:13

that you, being rooted and grounded in love,
may be able to comprehend with all the saints
what is the breadth and length and height and depth,
and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge,
that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.
Ephesians 3:17 b-19

 More than that, I count all things to be loss
in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord,. . .
not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law,
but that which is through faith in Christ,
the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith,
 that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection
and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death;
in order that I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.
Philippians 3:8-11

 But as many as received Him,
to them He gave the right to become children of God,
even to those who believe in His name,
who were born, not of blood
nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man,
but of God.
John 1:12-13

These are the first things to learn about a relationship with God.  I pray that you would read the Bible and learn more.

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