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Lord, living for You isn’t easy ...

Genesis 16:1-16 Lord, living for You isn’t easy – Satan makes sure of that! We try to escape his evil clutches – but he’s always there, and he’s up to no good! Satan is such a determined enemy. Help us to remind him that he’s a defeated enemy. We’re often tempted – and we feel so weak. Help us to tell Satan that Jesus is Lord – and we belong to Jesus! Satan wins some battles with us. He gives us a hard time. Often, he gets the better of us. Help us to remind him that the final triumph belongs to Jesus. Beyond our present conflict, there is His final triumph; “This day the noise of battle, the next the victor’s song” (from “Stand up, stand up for Jesus”).

The Highway Of Holiness

"The Highway of Holiness" (Isaiah 35:8) - It's  the highway of the heart. It's the highway of hope. It's the highway to heaven. 
 * Holiness is more than external conformity to a set of moral teachings. Holiness begins to grow in us when our hearts belong to Jesus, when Jesus lives in us.
* Holiness doesn't take away from our life. Holiness gives us hope for the future. We begin to see ourselves in terms of God's purpose of love. He hasn't given up on us. He's working in us to make us more like Jesus. 
 * Holiness leads us beyond our earthly journey. It leads us on to our heavenly destination. We're not saved by our own holiness. We're saved by God's grace. By His grace, our Heavenly Father leads us in the pathway of holiness. He's leading us on to His eternal glory. 
When we're walking om the highway of holiness, may we always say, "To God be the glory!" There can be no place for self-congratulation. All we …

Where Does Salvation Come From?

"It's impossible for people to save themselves, but it's not impossible for God to save them" (Mark 10:27). "Salvation is of the Lord" (Jonah 2:9). Salvation doesn't begin with us. It begins with God - "God so loved the world" (John 3:16). We begin with the eternal love of God. It leads to eternal life for us.