with Pearl Kupe
Greetings to all you incredible women out there!
Well, we are slowly, but surely counting down the days until we all meet in Port Elizabeth for the Arise Women’s Conference. As we prepare our hearts, minds and spirits for what promises to be an AMAZING time in His Presence, it is my singular honour to share a few words with you on this blog!
The scripture we are looking at is from Colossians 2:2-4 (Message Bible) and it reads as follows:
I want you woven into a tapestry of love, in touch with everything there is to know of God. Then you will have minds confident and at rest, focused on Christ, God’s great mystery. All the richest treasures of wisdom and knowledge are embedded in that mystery and nowhere else. And we’ve been shown the mystery!
There is so much going on in the world these days, with the violence against women, corruption, wars, terrorism and extremism we see around the world, poverty and crime, it is easy to start panicking and to take our eyes off of God.
When I read this scripture, the word CONFIDENT popped up in my spirit. The world teaches us to have confidence in ourselves and in our own ability, but the Word of God says we are to be confident in God. The world teaches us to have confidence in our looks, our intelligence and in our abilities, but the Word says to be rooted and established in Him. It is not a sin to want to look good, smell nice and to keep in shape, but as we do so, let us be fully conscious of the fact that our CONFIDENCE must come from being a Child of God and from being connected to God.
Galatians 3:27-29 says the following:
For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
The scripture reminds us that it is not about the tribe we come from, the class we belong to, or our gender, but it is about having our IDENTITY in Christ. When our identity is in Christ, we are fully able to walk in confidence knowing that it is well with us and our families.
Won’t you step out in confidence today, knowing that because you belong to Him, you are safe and because you belong to Him, He will keep you, increase you and your household and that you will live to see the faithfulness of God and to testify of His goodness, mercy and grace!
BE CONFIDENT IN HIM!! BE CONFIDENT IN HIS ABILITY! BE CONFIDENT IN HIS POWER!
Much love, Pearl Kupe