We are saved when we believe in Jesus. But we are changed when we realize He believes in us.
Thank God for his saving power.
Thank Jesus for his saving work.
Thank Spirit for his saving draw.
What would we have done if not for this amazing grace?
If all we do in this life if recognize the salvation that Christ has appropriated for us, we are lucky. But if we realize that not only does Christ save us, but he also offers empowerment by his belief in us. Now, the fair question is, “How does Jesus believe in me?” The answer comes from Jesus himself. His belief in us comes from his parables and his commands. You could say he has faith in us.
Jesus began to show that he believed in us by telling us stories. He told three that I want to mention.
He told them in one sitting. He told them to the Pharisees. He told them in front of people who had less than reputable status.
These stories were very relatable.
Shepherding was a very common practice in Israel at the time. So, the people listening could’ve put themselves into the story and imagined losing a sheep.
Everyone wants money. Everyone who has money typically wants more. No one wants to lose money.
Children were viewed as a blessing from the Lord in that day. Sons were viewed as a special blessing. The thought of a son asking for his inheritance, same as wishing his father was dead, and leaving was unimaginable.
Now, all three of these stories are relating to Christ coming to save humanity. But Christ isn’t talking just about a whole, he’s talking about individuals. He’s talking about you.
To believe in something is to put trust in or put weight on it.
The last place I see where Jesus believes in us is his command to go. He tells his disciples that because all authority has been given to him, they are to go tell everyone! He sent them expecting they could fulfill the mission. He has given us the same mission. He believes in you, and he trusts you to do what he said. He doesn’t expect you do accomplish his command all on your own. That should be a relief. He’s sent Spirit to lead us. Also, he’s filled us with the fullness of himself. Our ability to accomplish what he’s asked is not dependent on us.
It’s all Him!
It’s all with His power!
It’s all with Him!
He wouldn’t command us to do something if he didn’t believe we could do it! He wants us to do it!
Rest in this fact: He believes in you!