Submit To God

“Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” (James 4:7 – NIV) This scripture tells us that we are to do the resisting. Therefore, as we submit to God and resist the wicked one, he must flee. That word “flee” actually means run in Read more…

Walk In Love

“Hatred stirs up contentions, but love covers all transgressions.”  (Proverbs 10:12 – AMP) Love never fails. When you consider today’s society you see failure everywhere. They hide themselves in the fabric of daily life. But the Bible tells us that there is a failure proof way to live. It is Read more…

Faith Strengthens You

“That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love” (Ephesians 3:16-17) Jesus changes you when you invite Him Read more…

“That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love” (Ephesians 3:16-17) Jesus changes you when you invite Him into your heart and life. He makes you strong through the Faith that He plants in your heart, and He personally makes His home in your heart through that Faith. In The Message Bible today’s passage reads as follows, “I ask Him to strengthen you by His Spirit – not a brute strength but a glorious inner strength – that Christ will live in you as you open the door and invite Him in. And I ask Him that with both feet planted firmly on love, you’ll be able to take in with all Christians the extravagant dimensions of Christ’s love.” When you feel weak and despondent, you can lean on the strength that God promises His children. See James 5:16. When you are in need of strength, you can simply ask God for it. Another thing that happens to you when Jesus enters your life is that you are rooted and established in love. When you go through crises in your life, you can remind yourself of the fact that you can never be outside the circle of God’s love. With God’s strength and love you are more than a conqueror. You are now indeed in the circle of God’s love! Prayer for Today – “Lord, I praise You for Your infinite strength that You offer me everyday, as well as for Your unconditional love in which I am rooted and established in Jesus Name, Amen” – Faith Centre International

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Bible Gateway Luke 2:52 And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man. Nearly every time an angel appears in the Bible, his first words are, “Don’t be afraid!” Little wonder. When the supernatural makes contact with planet Earth, the human observers usually end up flat on their faces in fear. But Luke tells of God appearing in a form that does not frighten. In Jesus, born in a barn and laid in a feeding trough, God uses a mode of approach that causes no fear. What could be less scary than a newborn baby? Imagine becoming a baby again: giving up language and muscle coordination and the ability to eat solid food and control your bladder. That gives a mere hint of the “emptying” that Jesus chooses to undergo. Both God and Man According to the Bible, Jesus is both God and man. As God, he works miracles, forgives sins, conquers death and predicts the future. As he does all these things, Jesus evokes awe in the people around him. But for Jews, accustomed to seeing God in a bright cloud or a pillar of fire, Jesus also causes much confusion. How could a baby in Bethlehem, a carpenter’s son, a man from Nazareth, be God? Jesus’ skin gets in the way. All through his life—and even today—Jesus Christ remains a puzzling figure for skeptics. God could have made His identity more smashingly obvious, but He chose not to. What does God gain by coming in “disguise”? Why does God empty himself and take on human form? The Bible gives many reasons, some densely theological and some quite practical. Luke’s story of Jesus as an adolescent in the temple (see Luke 2:41–50) gives one clue. For the first time, ordinary people can hold a conversation, a debate, with God in visible form. Jesus Christ can talk to anyone—His parents, a rabbi, a poor widow—without first having to announce, “Don’t be afraid!” In Jesus, God comes close. Life Questions If Jesus came to visit you in person today, what would you want to talk with him about? – Faith Centre International

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