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Hope in Christ
by Gloria Laroza T.
04/06/05
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Hope in Christ
Gloria Tiquia

Most of us had asked the questions, “How can I get out of the mess in which I find myself?’ “Who can I turn to?” “ Where is the way out?” There is a deadly cancer inflicting the souls of men. It has spread so swiftly causing all the troubles and sorrow, crippling the very nature of men. It may look so good and tempting but alas! – it can destroy our life, steal our joy, even kill us. We are all too familiar with this three letter word called sin.

Christians are not exempted. In fact, we are the main target of the Enemy. Beware, for the roaring lion is seeking its prey everyday, and he is after us. He and his evil army are ready to attack the moment we wake up. We are in a battleground everyday. “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” (Ephesians 6:12)

I don’t know about you, but when I fail to start the day with prayer and God’s Word, I usually feel very vulnerable to sin. For example knowing the right thing to do and not doing it, or doing something that I’m not suppose to do can bring restlessness in my spirit and slow down my walk with the Lord. Life is a buffet of distractions, including mundane tasks, even the so called religious rituals and activities that can take away our private moments with God. Have you find yourself in these situations?

But there is hope in Christ. Our new birth gives us certain changes. We don’t automatically become sinless saints, but we sin less. We have now different attitude towards sin as we learn to abhor and detest it. There is love in our hearts for others and we become more forgiving and understanding. Religion can not do that. Relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ can.

Now that we are children of God- what next? We’ve only just begun. We need the support and fellowship of other believers. That’s what the church is for. Jesus exemplified this by choosing 12 disciples,and by worshipping at His Father's House. He associated with different kinds of people from all walks of life. Yet He always spent quality time with His Heavenly Father.

I can not do anything without Christ. I know I’m still “under construction” – for God’s hands are still molding me each day. But one thing is sure, He will never let me go from the palm of His hands. For He, who began a good work in me will complete it until His coming again. In this hope, I say, Alleluiah! Amen!

May this be your hope too. Be blessed!



If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

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David&Dee Jobes 11 Sep 2005
Beautiful anointed words of Encouragement Sister Gloria! Oh how you radiated the Love and Beauty of Jesus Christ,Gloria. God Bless You and Your family, continue to write for God's Glory!!!! In Jesus Love,your Sister ,Dee:) "NUmbers 6;24,25,26"
Peggy Yengling 11 Apr 2005
Gloria, I loved your phrase about still being 'under construction'! God provides all the right 'tools' (Bible, fellowship, worship, prayer). He's right there, waiting for us to take them and use them! Peggy




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