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Being Passionate about Christ

Noah was so passionate in his faith and belief in the Lord that when the Lord commanded him to build and ark and prepare for a flood (mind you at this point it had never rained) he was obedient. Genesis 6.

Abraham was so passionately devoted in his love for God, he trusted God when He told him to sacrifice his son.  Trusting God to fulfill his promise that he would have descendants as many as the stars in the sky. Genesis 15 and 22

Moses was so passionate in his devotion to God that time and time again he went before Pharaoh (even after he begged God to send someone else) as the Lord instructed him and demanded "Let my people go"! Exodus 4.

Ruth was so passionate in her love and conviction for her mother in law that she followed her out of her own lands, away from her own people.  She married Boaz and bore Obed, the father, of Jesse, who was the father of King David, whom our wonderful Savior is a direct descendant! Ruth 4

David was so passionate for the Lord when they moved…

Confidence: Do you have it?

I was asked to teach a CRAM (Christ's Redeemed And Mentored) class this next Sunday.  It's our college leadership training class that our youth pastor has started.  It's awesome.  I started praying about what the Lord wanted me to teach on and almost immediately in prayer I felt like He wanted me to teach on having confidence through the Lord.  Not just confidence in what the Lord can do, but what the Lord can do in us and with us.

I hear all the time things like "Man, I can't get up in front of people. I freeze" or "I freak out and shut down in front of lots of people" or "I don't know where to begin or even how to do that".  Most of us probably feel the same way to some degree.  However, I feel with strong conviction that when the Lord asks you to do something, it's not up to us to question it, just do it! Nike had it right with that one didn't they?

con·fi·dence /ˈkänfidəns/ Noun The feeling or belief that one can rely on som…