“Grace is an outrageously relational term.”
– Dr. Ed Khouri
“How is the indwelling Spirit not relational?” – David Crabtree

Confident Trust

What if today, not just the future, was to be lived with joyful expectancy, a day lived well?
I really believe the Holy Spirit is inviting us to live in His presence, and from that place, to live confidently and full of trust. He is inviting us to respond with intentional steps towards Him and then on with Him.

And as we move, take those steps, He says He will respond, He will deliver us into the promises He has given us.

“We are confident of all this because of our great trust in God through Christ. It is not that we think we are qualified to do anything on our own. Our qualification comes from God. He has enabled us….” – 2 Corinthians 3:4-6

I love that this verse says we are qualified by Jesus, and although this does not mean we sit back in an entitled way expecting everything to be done for us, it does mean that His Spirit equips and enables us to be competent in what we do.
We confidently trust that he will walk with us, continuing to invest in us. Gone is the paralysis of low self-worth, internalizing and seeing only our weaknesses. We look to Him and receive encouragement to step into new endeavors and achieve all we wish with excellence.
Don’t be misled into thinking that if this is the time of promises fulfilled, it will be marked by ease and familiarity.
Rather, there is change, the unknown and unfamiliar, even uncertainty, but necessary to step into the promises.
Confident trust will enable you to move forward and as Hebrews 10:35 says,

“Do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord.”

Narelle Crabtree
Author: Narelle Crabtree

Narelle has been a senior pastor for 29 years. She co-founded DaySpring Church (Castle Hill, Sydney, Australia) with her husband David in 1991, and is the current Director of the Colorado School of Kingdom Ministry (BridgeWay Church) in Denver, Colorado.

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