At the beYOUtiful conference this weekend, speakers Marie Monville and Bethany Murdock spoke about an unshakeable faith. God’s daughters were encouraged!
God Himself published a very bold and very clear reason for our walking in an unshakeable faith. Over the course of many years of studying His Word, it has become evident to me why He is confident of our having a faith that moves mountains. From cover to cover of my beloved Bible, I find my Lord’s heart steadfast in proclaiming this message:
I will make a covenant of peace with them; it will be an everlasting covenant. I will establish them and increase their numbers, and I will put My sanctuary among them forever. My dwelling place will be with them; I will be their God, and they will be My people (Ezekiel 37:26-27).
1. God’s promise to the inhabitants of earth is to be their God, yet He does not force Himself upon the individual as ruler. We each have the choice to surrender our lives to the lordship of Jesus.
2. His covenant is everlasting, and it is defined as peace.
3. Ultimately, it’s all about His divine Presence.
From the beginning to the end, God has demonstrated His faithfulness to His promise of presence. In the Garden of Eden, He walked with Adam and Eve in the cool of the day. Wow!
Jesus came to reveal the Father in the earth again but in preparing those first followers who were to begin the Church in the earth, He stated that the Holy Spirit would come and be with each of them forever. “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Before long, the world will not see Me anymore, but you will see Me. Because I live, you also will live. On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you” (John 14:18-20). Amazing! Now, God is not only with us but in us!
Finally, God already has announced the culmination of all prophecy, and the theme is presence!
Now the dwelling of God is with men, and He will live with them. They will be His people, and God Himself will be with them and be their God (Revelation 21:3).
When the earth has been judged and rid of all evil, God’s restoration will be known to all His faithful children. What a day that will be!
Child of God, your faith is not based upon your personal strength, intelligence or character. Your faith is based upon the God of Presence who cannot nor will not break His covenant. Read His Word and discover the number of times He guarantees His servants success. How can God be so sure? The answer is the same every time: I will be with you! Don’t you love Him?
As a mother, this is the unshakeable faith that I hand down to my children. No matter what they are facing, I assure them that whatever they lay their hands to, they prosper in because God is with them! You are God’s children if you believe the same and act in faith proving it!