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New Life Daily Devotion - Sept. 13, 2009

  • 2009 Sep 13

Faith for Life

For whatever is born of God overcomes the world.
And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. 
1 John 5:4 NKJV

Do you desire the abundance and success that God has promised?

The first element of a successful life is faith: faith in God, faith in His Son, and faith in His promises. If we place our lives in God's hands, our faith is rewarded in ways that we—as human beings with clouded vision and limited understanding—can scarcely comprehend. But, if we seek to rely solely upon our own resources, or if we seek earthly success outside the boundaries of God's commandments, we reap a bitter harvest for ourselves and for our loved ones.

Trust God today and every day that you live. Then, when you have entrusted your future to the Giver of all things good, rest assured that your future is secure, not only for today, but also for all eternity.

Faith is seeing light with the eyes of your heart, when the eyes of your body see only darkness.
Barbara Johnson

Just as our faith strengthens our prayer life, so do our prayers deepen our faith. Let us pray often, starting today, for a deeper, more powerful faith.
Shirley Dobson

Faith, as Paul saw it, was a living, flaming thing leading to surrender and obedience to the commandments of Christ.
A. W. Tozer

Let your faith in Christ be in the quiet confidence that He will, every day and every moment, keep you as the apple of His eye, keep you in perfect peace and in the sure experience of all the light and the strength you need.
Andrew Murray

Today's Prayer

Father, in the dark moments of my life, help me to remember that You are always near and that You can overcome any challenge. Keep me mindful of Your love and Your power, so that I may live courageously and faithfully today and every day. Amen 


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