Seven Practical Tips for Retaining Your Assurance and Joy

Dec 7, 2020 1404

Seven Practical Tips for Retaining Your Assurance and Joy

Once you have been saved and you have joyfully accepted your status as a child of God, what then? You still need to continue living in the world, with all of its troubles. There are a million voices trying to get into your head to make you doubt and to make you stumble and fall.

You were never meant to do it on your own. The Lord has given you his Spirit to help and to strengthen you. Here are some practical tips for how to keep your assurance and joy, so that you will remain faithful until the end:

1. Practice the Presence of God

Jesus has promised to always be with you. Learn to hear his voice and experience his presence in the midst of whatever you are doing in life. The presence of God with you isn’t just some theological theory. It’s an experiential reality with which God wants to bless you.

2. Live in Prayer

Learn to pray, not just as a ritual or something to be done in set hours, but as a way of living. If you are practicing the presence of God, make it your goal to have your mind in communion with him wherever you are and whatever you’re are doing. Prayer doesn’t have to be long and it shouldn’t be practiced. It is just talking to God. Jesus often talked with his heavenly Father with very brief statements, even while he was speaking with other people.

3. Focus on Jesus and the Cross

Make sure that your faith and experience is always centred on the person on Christ and on what he has done for you at the Cross. Never allow anything to replace this as the core of your existence. If you keep your life centred on the Cross, you will be protected from both many errors and disappointments.

4. Depend on God for Your Identity

Refuse to listen to the voices that tell you that you are not good enough and that you are unworthy to be loved. Depend on what God has done for you and what he says about you as the basis of your identity. This may sound easy, but I know that it can be a very difficult thing to do, because we have been trained to draw our identity from other sources.

5. Learn to Love the Word of God

Learn to love the Bible as the Word of God for your life. Hold fast to its revelation of Jesus, and to the promises that God has given you for your life. A real love for the Word of God will only exist when that love is based on the Author of the Word first.

6. Learn to Practice Gratitude

Learn to dethrone selfishness from your life by regularly disciplining yourself to practice gratitude towards God and towards others. Keeping a gratitude journal may help.

7. Find Joy in Serving Others

Remember that Jesus came not to be served, but to serve.  Our carnal nature tells us to find joy in being served, but true is found when we serve others. As you learn to do this in your own life, you are learning to be a true follower of Jesus.

Eliezer Gonzalez

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Younkor Japakih

Dec 31, 2020

Thank u Jesus


Aaron Tata ndi

Dec 21, 2020

May God continue to replenish you for rebuking me with the way of CHRIST. God bless GNU.


Salve

Dec 15, 2020

I am crying right at this very moment. Thank you for this,it reminds me how I am loved by my creator.


James Tut Wal

Dec 14, 2020

Thank you Dr.Eliezer for making me to be faithful in God via Jesus christ


Sam Mtalikasa

Dec 13, 2020

Thank you Man of GOD Iam blessed and Encouraged,GOD bless you


Boko Dadcha

Dec 13, 2020

Thank you Dr.I have learned many things how can I retain joy and remain faithful for God.


PAULA TENORIO

Dec 13, 2020

Yes,Dr. Elizer GONZALES ,for giving me a chance to learned how to become faithful to GOD till the end ,many circumtances in my life in this world ,Im only a small people in physical ,knowledge, and power but I want to learn and remain faithful child of God and you are the that using you to help me stand and have joy with JESUS in my heart..as of now my business still close but God provide me and my family exactly provide daily food by contentment of what we have.today .I what to cook some food for the church'sworker and attendies for small group af sunday worship this afternoon in my house and Im praying to serve them some food after service im happy to serve .I Thank God for joy.


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