Jesus Teaching - Concepts and Principles Devotional
13th week - Jesus Teaching - Concepts and Principles It is so easy to serve the Lord, IF you have already surrendered Your whole life to Him
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 (KJV)
I want us to focus on two words: concepts and principles. Let’s say we want to have a successful life with the Lord. So what so we usually do? Find all books that teach us all the principles of living with God, read them and try to apply them. Principles in this area would of course include: reading the Bible, prayer, fasting, going to Church, and so much more. Now all these things are perfect, but if our concept of God is that if we ask of him bread, He will give us a stone, all these principles will not profit us. In other words, if we follow all the principles with a wrong concept (perception, substance), it will not work. On the other hand, if our concept is right, applying even just one of these same principles we know, will be extremely productive.
The same is true in the area of having a successful family, ministry, business, or whatever else. We can always find the principles easy, but what we must focus on is our concepts. If our concept of our life partner is wrong; if our concept of our ministry or business is that we will be a failure, no matter what principles we apply, we will not succeed.
Faith works in our concepts. Faith is the concept, perception and substance of all we want from the Lord – our hopes in Him, our desires, our prayers, etc. Faith is the evidence that we will succeed, because we see things with the right perspective. Without faith, it’s impossible to please God.
Jesus Teaching - CONCEPTS AND PRINCIPLES
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