Faith Messages to build your faith

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Locked Into Love

Jean Oathout shares with us a message from the Message Bible today, that may help us better understand God's love for us:

"So what do you think? With God on our side like this, how can we lose? If God didn't hesitate to put everything on the line for us, embracing our condition and exposing himself to the worst by sending his own Son, is there anything else he wouldn't gladly and freely do for us?

And  who would dare tangle with God by messing with one of God's chosen? Who would dare even to point a finger? The One who died for us  who was raised to life for us!  is in the presence of God at this very moment sticking up for us. 

Do you think anyone is going to be able to drive a wedge between us and Christ's love for us? There is no way! Not trouble, not hard times, not hatred, not hunger, not homelessness, not bullying threats, not backstabbing, not even the worst sins listed in Scripture:

    They kill us in cold blood because they hate you.
    We're sitting ducks; they pick us off one by one.

None of this fazes us because Jesus loves us. I'm absolutely convinced that nothing — nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable— absolutely nothing can get between us and God's love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us." (Rom. 8:31-39)

"Christ's death and resurrection are the
measure of God's love for me."
12/28/16 Our Daily Bread

Let's pray- 

   "Heavenly Father, I understand my need to have my sins forgiven. 
   I also realize that only Jesus because of His sacrifice on the cross — can forgive my sin. 
   I put my faith and trust in Jesus today. 
   Please forgive me and become the Lord of my life.

There's no better day than today to enter into God's family."
ODB 12/31/16

Today's Bible verse-

(Ps. 18:1, 2 KJV) "I will love thee, O LORD, my strength. (v 2) The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower."

(Prov. 8:17 KJV) I love them that love me; and those that see me early shall find me."

(St. John 14:21 MSG) "The person who has My commands and keeps them is the one who [really] loves Me; and whoever [really] loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I [too] will love him and will show (reveal, manifest) Myself to him. [I will let Myself be clearly seen by him and make Myself real to him.]

Today's quote-

   Sharon Jaynes"I just love miracles. Don’t you? I love reading about times when God mysteriously and supernaturally intervenes in someone’s life--times when what was impossible with man became a reality with God. But almost every time, God performed a miracle in the Bible, He required men and women to participate--to put their foot down.
  • Build an ark.
  • Lift your staff.
  • Fill your jug.
  • Gather jars.
  • Make a cake.
  • Blow a trumpet.
  • Give a shout.
   Jesus echoed his Father’s cadence in the New Testament.
  • Take up your pallet.
  • Cast your nets.
  • Stretch out your hand.
  • Wash off the mud.
  • Look in the fish’s mouth.
  • Roll away the stone.
  • Stand up straight.
  • Go and tell.
   Yes, God does miracles. And in every one of the above-mentioned marvels, God’s power followed someone’s obedience. The key to experiencing the abundant life of relationship with Christ is obedience, and most people don’t even like the word. But it is the pathway to the faith you long for."

   Oswald Chambers wrote, “Even the smallest bit of obedience opens heaven, and the deepest truths of God immediately become yours. Yet God will never reveal more truth about Himself to you, until you have obeyed what you know already.”

Today's special post- 


Ann Wallace: "Years ago, when life just seemed overwhelming and would probably not turn out like I thought, waves of depression would wash over me. 

   Then I heard, “The joy of the Lord is your strength.”..


February 14, 2010
Speaker: Rick Sinclair
Series: Keys to Philippians
Location: CFC Madrid

CFC sermons You can check out many sermons and select the ones of interest to you. Or click speakers and choose the minister's name and his sermons will appear for you to choose from. 

CFC Potsdam church has a live service at 10 am Sunday's for shut-ins. 

Upcoming posts-

#83 How to Agree in Prayer
17th- Tuesday's post by Dr. Wesley L. Duewel

#84 Agree in Claiming an Appropriate Prayer
19th- Thursday's post by Dr. Wesley L. Duewel

A Choice that God Blesses
21st- Saturday's post by James H. Cagle

#85 Mighty Answers Through Agreeing in Prayer
24th- Thursday's post by Dr. Wesley L. Duewel

Jean's blog (Click to see snippets of recent posts)

31-day Devotional 
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interest you]

A sample verse from p. 30-

Maybe It's True You've
Not Been Shown

"Christ's blood was there for us outpoured
For punishment of sin.
Some folks believed but some ignored
What all it did cost Him."

(Published by Lighthouse Publishing 
                       of the Carolinas. Used by permission).

 A great gift for someone who may need help 
to prepare for marriage, and for those in a
marriage, wanting some helpful advice.

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