Wednesday - December 21, 2016
Woodlawn Family Bible Study
BIBLE READING: Matthew 16:13-23
Daily Affirmations in God’s Word Day #3: "I Cannot Lose.” One of the biggest reasons for needing these affirmations to begin with has to do with a fear of failure. Jesus helps us by making failure an impossibility. Concerning the church, Jesus tells Peter that “the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it” (Matthew 16:18). Someone else put it this way: “I have read Revelation and in the end, we win!”
If reading the Bible has taught us anything, it is that with Christ, on our side not only do we have a majority, but we have a victory! By Jesus raising Himself up from the dead, He defeated the only foothold that the Devil had on mankind, making our ability to fail (with Him) an impossibility! When God uses us, His word will never come back void. They may reject Him, but they are not rejecting us. Even when it might seem as though we are failing, we are still planting the seed, watering it, and waiting form someone to come along and watch as God gives the increase.
Application: Go ahead and step out of your comfort zone a little today because (1) He Owns You, (2) You Need Him to Use You, and (3) You Cannot Lose!