There's something refreshing about starting a new year. It's a natural time to let go of the past and look to the future. Here is the time to become the person God wants you to be and you want to be as well. I just have to admit that I am not competent who we really want to be. I am not so disciplined, thoughtful, productive, loving or caring, as I would like. I kept this in years, but when I found the door of mercy through the prayers of our prayer group plus listening on this talk of Bro. Don inspired me to continue a fruitful relationship with Jesus Christ.
Bro. Don Quilao said, God doesn't call the qualified but He qualifies the called. If you are like Jacob, a cheater, Peter with a temper and denied Jesus 3 times, David with an adulterous affair, Noah a drunkard, Jonah who run from God, Paul, a murderer, Gideon an insecure, Miriam a gossiper, Martha a worrier, Thomas a doubter, Sarah an impatient, Elijah a moody, Moses a stutterer & timid, Abraham an old man, Lazarus was dead, and more from the Holy Bible, how much more that God is calling you to renew our Commitment to God and Others.
Love is patient, love is kind..... Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always hopes, always perseveres. The Bible.
He who sings, prays twice!, as St. Agustine said, so much so when you dance like King David danced before the LORD with all his might, it adds a joyful noise to the Lord, and all the earth!. This was shown during the seige of Jericho as the sound of the trumpet and shout of the Army of God, the wall collapsed. So let us turn our voices to him for sure, He will answer you.
Faith is a gift from God, , not a product of what we do. Great faith is not found in looking for great faith. Great faith is found in a great Jesus. The greater Jesus is to you, the greater your faith. "And His Name, through faith in His Name, has made this man strong, who you see and know. Yes, the faith that comes from Him has given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all. (Acts 3:16) It was not Peter's faith but the faith of Jesus in Peter that healed the man cripple from birth. Great is the faith of Christ Jesus our Lord! Always be ready for Christ's coming and your going home to Him. Have a settled faith in Christ; He is risen indeed. In Him we also were raised. I believe I shall see the Lord with my own eyes.
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