“That the sharing of your faith may become effective by the acknowledgment of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.” – Philemon 6
Being a Christian is not about what you do — it is all about who God is, and who He has made you to be in Him. The key to being effective and victorious in our walk of faith is to know and fully acknowledge all that Jesus Christ has secured for us by His victory at Calvary, continually declare it in faith and act upon it. James 1:23-24 tells us that hearing the word of God and not doing it is like looking at your natural face in the mirror, and then immediately forgetting afterwards what you look like. But remember we are brand new creations (2 Cor 5:17), and so it is easy to look at that mirror and forget what you see when you’ve been used to being someone different your whole life! That is why it is important for us to keep looking into the word of God, and declaring what it says about us until our minds are transformed to identify and behave as the brand new sons of God that we are. We should steadfastly confess the word of God without wavering (Hebrews 10:23), even when what we see and feel seems contrary.