This post will be rather short because I have a simple statement for you all to consider. Recently, my pastor encouraged us to write down a faith mandate of sorts— a statement constructed from Scripture that could identify our personal journey through faith in reading the Word.
It took a little time to complete, but I believe I have manged to create my own statement. In reading it, I hope and pray you will be able to learn a little more about me in the process. Following the statement, I have included the Scripture references written out so you might be able to gather further clarity. I encourage you to consider writing your own faith mandate. I believe it is a great way to outline your life story through God’s Word.
So here goes…
I “live by faith”(2 Corinthians 5:7) and “can do all this through Him” (Philippians 4:13) because His “grace is sufficient,” (2 Corinthians 12:9) and I will “sing to Him a new song” (Psalm 33:3) so the “works of God might be displayed” (John 9:3) and I might “receive what he has promised.” (Hebrews 10:35-37)
2 Corinthians 5:7: “We live by faith, not by sight.”
Philippians 4:13: “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”
2 Corinthians 12:9: “…because of these surpassingly great revelations. Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”
Psalm 33:3: “Sing to him a new song;
play skillfully, and shout for joy.”
John 9:3: “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.”
Hebrews 10:35-37: “So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.
You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. For, “In just a little while,
he who is coming will come
and will not delay.”