Blessed Assurance

John Tilton

Ephesians 3:12-1312In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence. 13I ask you, therefore, not to be discouraged because of my sufferings for you, which are your glory.
Paul makes note that through our faith in God, we are able to have freedom of not being oppressed by sufferings, but have confidence and assurance that in perseverance we will succeed either in our desires and goals, or in God’s will for us to live and learn life lessons.
It sure has been a season of unexpected challenges and occurrences in ministry at our beloved church of New Hope Oahu. Yet, in spite of being blind-sided a multiple of times, we have also seen God’s faithfulness, love and provision for us, still using New Hope Oahu for His will and glory in lives being changed and people receiving Jesus Christ as their Savior. Thus, it is in fact the glasses and lens that we approach life and ministry with that we either see the potential or the problem in matters. God assures us that with our focus on Him, we will be able to persevere through sufferings with freedom and confidence, all for His glory as he works all things through us and together for His will and the good of those who believe in Him.
Dear Lord, thank you for again giving me such a great and correct perspective to view life, ministry and sufferings. Thank you that you assure me the freedom and confidence I need if I am mindful to turn to you and rest in your will and power.

Devotions for June 06

Ecclesiastes 1,2,3
Psalms 45
Ephesians 2

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