Redemption is a word often thrown around in Christian circles but not always well understood. As leaders, we’ve found ourselves teaching on this subject many times. Understanding the meaning and significance of this term changes how we see ourselves as leaders in Christ and what His act of love truly unlocked for us.
I have the honor of being able to speak with a lot of pastors and church leaders. Inevitably, the subject of “church hurt” comes up. While church hurt is not an excuse for any leader or layperson to stop doing what God has called us to do, it is a real and emotional experience that we must work through.
As Christians, we accept that Jesus is our foundation. Everything we do should be built upon Him, but that’s not always how we act. Instead of accessing everything we need through what Christ has already done, oftentimes, we try to make things happen for ourselves in our own strength and become frustrated with God when we’re unsuccessful.
Confidence and faith in God compensate you by escorting you into a place of rest. That rest positions you to receive what’s already been done. So, what’s necessary to keep this confidence and faith? Patience. Employ patience to maintain your confidence so that your faith will continue working long enough to produce a harvest of rest.