Daniel 1:1-14

Daniel 1:1-14

Daniel 1:10Vintage message from September 21, 1997.

We don’t need self esteem. The Bible is very clear that we should esteem others as better than ourselves. The only esteem that we need, the only way we need to be esteemed, the only way we need to be built up is God esteem, Holy Spirit power, Jesus Christ salvation. If Jesus is in our life, then He’s the One that we’re lifting up. He’s the One that we’re building up. He’s the One that we’re living for. And if we’re living for Him, then we know that we’re living for everybody else around us, and not myself. Then it becomes natural for me to do the acts of kindness. It becomes natural for me to reach out and help… The point is, we are serving a Mighty, Living, Faithful God. That He is all of the esteem that we need. He is all the strength that we need. He is all the provision that we need… How many of us believe that today our God will come through for us? Regardless of what the situation is, regardless of where we find ourself, do we know that our God will come through for us?…

I don’t have to prove to you today that the Bible is true. I don’t have to prove to you today that Jesus came and died on a cross for our sins. I don’t have to prove to you today that God can provide for you and meet your every need. I don’t have to prove that to you because God is more than capable of proving Himself. My responsibility is to say, “Let’s let God prove Himself…”

God does not always answer prayers the way we want Him to answer prayer. God does not always do things the way we want Him to do things. But you know, I’ve found God always answers our prayers, and God always does what’s very best for us. We just don’t see it as God’s best, because it’s not our best. It’s not our way. If it’s not our way then it certainly can’t be God’s way!…

God wants us to allow Him to prove Himself. He doesn’t expect me to prove Him. He expects me to stand firm in what I know about Him. He expects me to stand firm in faith believing in Him.

Pastor Dave Elkins