Welcome to Faith for Daily Living

The Word in Your World

We hope that this contact will be the beginning of an ongoing relationship, whether through the printed word, the internet, via cellphone, or by e‐mail. By contacting us you become part of a world‐wide community of people who seek daily help from God in the running of their lives and understanding the Christian faith. The printed form of Faith for Daily Living is read by people in eighty countries. Some are looking for help, others for guidance, yet others for comfort and some for instruction. God has touched many people through its ministry. He may well meet you as well.
 
Whatever your reason for this contact we say, "God bless you".

Daily Prayer

Daily Prayer book

Daily Prayer book

Poor countries of Africa – 10th December 2016

Lord, I pray for those people in the poor countries of Africa who cannot find work and who are bedevilled by warring groups preventing any healthy development. Help the leaders of those countries to make wise decisions and to cultivate food and infrastructure that will bring trade and prosperity. I ask it in Christ’s name. AMEN

Daily Prayer book

Avoid worrying – 9th December 2016

Lord, help me to avoid worrying. So many things bring anxiety into my mind. I think about the future and wonder if peace will hold. I think of the problems with climate change that seem to threaten our existence on planet earth. And family health issues make me concerned. Money does too. Lord, give me peace, in Christ’s name. AMEN

Daily Prayer book

Consider – 8th December 2016

Lord, help me today to consider what is my duty to my work, my family and my community. Help me not to shirk any task I ought to do, not to lose my temper with anyone who irritates me, not to put off any big decision that I need to take, and not to avoid any responsibility that I ought to shoulder. I ask it in Christ’s name. AMEN

Daily Devotion

daily-devotion

FALLING FROM GRACE

“You are outside God’s grace”.

Gal 5:4 GNB

Is it possible to fall away from the grace of God when you have once received it? Does God let you go if you are determined to renounce Jesus Christ. It appears that he does. In fact, another of the major problems the early church faced, though in a later time than the New Testament, was what was called “the lapsed”. If a believing Christian, faced with the imminent threat during a time of persecution, renounced Christ in order to save his or her own life, later repented of this action and sought re-admission to the church, should he be re-instated as a member and taken back into the fellowship? Opinions varied widely, and the argument raged on for a long time. Here Paul declared that those Christians who slid back into their former subservience to the Jewish law were outside God’s grace. That did not mean that they were for ever banished.

People put themselves outside of God’s grace when they deliberately and grossly sin and fail to repent. God is still there for them in his grace, but they put themselves right outside of his reach and refuse to humble themselves and seek his face. They also fall away when they continuously and negligently fail to seek God’s face, and refuse to make use of the “means of grace” (prayer, worship, Bible reading and fellowship). If at any stage such people acknowledge the error of their ways and seek restoration within the Christian community they will usually find open arms and taste the “wonders” of his grace.

If you have “fallen from grace”, waste no time in seeking God’s face and the forgiveness of Christ. Start again and make up for lost time.

PRAYER THOUGHT

Lord, gently call those who have fallen back to your grace.


BibleGateway.com
Lookup a word, verse or passage from the Bible

Apply to Faith For Daily Living

Faith for Daily Living is available in a variety formats and will be sent to anyone who would like to apply.

 

There is no subscription rate and the expenses involved are met from the voluntary donations of our readers.

Keep the book open

Your donations are appreciated and every donation is acknowledged.

(Note that should you have multiple beneficiaries the funds raised will be split between them. You may have up to a maximum of three beneficiaries.)