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Archive for April, 2015
Since we have been united with Him in His death, we will also be raised to life as He was. We know that our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin. For when we died with Christ we were set free from the power of sin. And since we died with Christ, we know we will also live with Him. We are sure of this because Christ was raised from the dead, and He will never die again. Death no longer has any power over Him. When He died, He died once to break the power of sin. But now that He lives, He lives for the glory of God. So you also should consider yourselves to be dead to the power of sin and alive to God through Christ Jesus.
Romans 6:5-11 (NLT)
“And the king granted me, according to the good hand of my God upon me.” Nehemiah 2:8 (KJV)
It is helpful to think of God’s invisible hand nudging us and gently prodding us in the way we should go. When we need to speak a word of witness to an unsaved acquaintance, or a word of reproof to a straying brother or sister in Christ, God’s hand can administer that gentle prodding. God’s invisible hand is also present to guide us through difficulties — when we accept a challenge placed before us, God’s hand will guide us through whatever difficulties we encounter.
Only as we follow Christ can we lead others in the right direction.
Lord, how Thy wonders are displayed
Wherever I turn my eye,
If I survey the ground I tread
Or gaze upon the sky!
If the Good News we preach is hidden behind a veil, it is hidden only from people who are perishing. Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.
2 Corinthians 4:3-4 (NLT)
Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see. Through their faith, the people in days of old earned a good reputation.
By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen.
Hebrews 11:1-3 (NLT)
All we really ever need
Is faith as a grain of mustard seed,
For all God asks is that you believe,
For if you do, ye shall receive.
Helen Steiner Rice
The Bible is to a thirsty soul what water is to a barren land.