Our aim is to finish this month having reached a fundraising goal of $430,000. We stand on the threshold of a new year with new doors of opportunity open before us. Reaching this goal will help to seize the opportunities God graciously opens to us.
One of the most basic and helpful things in understanding the concept of God's will is to understand the Bible's distinction between what we call the moral will of God and the sovereign will of God.
Participation and involvement in something helps to make it more real.
Legalism is always self-centred, whereas the disciplines are always God-centred. The heart of a legalist thinks, “Doing this will help me gain merit with God.” The heart of the follower of Christ thinks, “I want to do this because I love God.”
Faith acts in total dependence on the Lord. It is trusting Him to work and accomplish His purposes through our work. We work in faith depending on God to bless His Word and transform lives through the work we do.
If Jesus promised an abundant, rich and satisfying life, how could He also promise many trials and sorrows? Aren’t those opposites? Why is the Christian life abundantly difficult at times?
Nehemiah didn’t succeed by himself. He had a team of people working with him. They believed in the cause and gave of themselves to make it happen. The same is true for us. Will you continue to build and battle with us as part of our team?
People end up saying, “This is what this means to me” and “What’s true for you isn’t necessarily true for me.” If faith is only subjective, each person is right in what they believe, regardless of the Bible or of the belief of others.
Today, through Insight for Living Canada and the Bible-teaching ministry of Pastor Chuck Swindoll, we have the wonderful opportunity and privilege to be in the Master’s hands and used by Him to make an eternal impact.