A Life Of Conviction 07-19-20

Praise God for another day to get this thing we call life right. Are you living a life of conviction? Today’s message is one that some may not digest well but we will go forth just the same.

Today’s Prayer

Father, we praise You, Creator of the universe, father of mankind and He Who sustains all. May You be glorified through Your creation and through our lives. Please minister through us to the people around us. Help us to be a witness to the truth of Your Word and Your work. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

Let’s eat.

Living a Life of Conviction

Thessalonians 1:4-5

4 We know that God has chosen you, dear brothers, much beloved of God. 5 For when we brought you the Good News, it was not just meaningless chatter to you; no, you listened with great interest. What we told you produced a powerful effect upon you, for the Holy Spirit gave you great and full assurance that what we said was true. And you know how our very lives were further proof to you of the truth of our message.


Here is the plain and simple truth; everyone lives a life of conviction. Whatever we give our greatest time, our greatest energies and our greatest resources to is a good indication of where our convictions lie. Some live a life of conviction about sports. Some live a life of conviction around pleasure. Still others live a life of conviction about very little that matters at all.

Whenever God chooses to do a deep work in a life, a strong conviction is born of the Holy Spirit. Conversions in the early Church resulted in changed lives that held to a deep, life-transforming conviction regarding what they believed and how they lived out that belief. Paul explains that the gospel they received came not just in words, but also in power, with the Holy Ghost and with deep conviction.

In order to impact those around us that are not believers for Jesus Christ, each of us must be reflecting a faith that is demonstrated through deeply held convictions. Are you living a life of deep conviction that spurs you on to reflect the power of Christ in your life and the lives of others?

Paul was willing to suffer great persecution for his faith in a living God. GOD calls each one of us to a life that is supernatural, not simply a good, moral life. The early Church understood the role the Holy Ghost played in demonstrating this power of the gospel. It was this deep work that resulted in living the gospel with great conviction. If you are not living the gospel with great conviction, ask the Holy Ghost to so fill your life today that the power of His Spirit is truly reflected in your life so that you may impact others around you.

Quote of the Day

As a child, we always wanted surprises, whether it was a piece of candy, a little toy from the store, or perhaps a trip to our grandmother’s. It doesn’t take too much to make a child happy. But, as we grow older, the cost of the surprises seem to be more and more. It comes to the point most surprises don’t excite us anymore. The flowers lose their smell, and they become limp, after a few days. The candy is never the right kind of chocolate. The clothes never fit. And, who gets cards anymore? BUT ‘Daddy’ has endless surprises. He wants you to come to Him, abide in Him, and the surprises are yours for the asking. He loves you more than anyone could ever love you. His tenderness goes beyond that we can show to each other. He says come sit with me, love me with a never-ending love, and I will give you your dreams, and be with you always. What better surprise, than to have Him show up when you most need comforting! 

Barbara Sanders






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Written by Glenn Sterrett, Founder and CEO of the GCKRS™ Helping Hand Foundation.

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