"The exceeding riches of his grace" Eph.2:7
"The exceeding greatness of his power" Eph. 1: 9
"Be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus" 2 Tim. 2:1
"Be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might" Eph. 6:10
As we enter into another year, and begin afresh the walk and the warfare of Christian life, it is good for us to remind ourselves of the source from whence our strength comes.
Whatever the coming year may bring, our God is sufficient to enable us to meet every circumstance triumphantly. Grace for every kind of need and power for every act of service. "Exceeding riches" and "exceeding greatness": these words inspire confidence to draw upon God’s resources without fear of exhausting them. "Be strong": this word invites us to equip and furnish ourselves to the fullest so that we may stand girded for the work and armed for the warfare of the Lord.
We live in strange and testing times – times that surely reveal the end is near. But the "grace of God, whose name we bear," is rich and free; enough for all our circumstances, superabundant for every need. "The exceeding riches of His grace" and "the exceeding greatness of His power" are at our disposal. The love of His heart and the strength of His arm are ours; there is enough within our reach to keep us right and to enable us to go on patiently, faithfully, and joyously serving, until our little day has run its course. With girded loins and burning lamps let us then hold on our course, walking in the light as He is in the light throughout 2003, until He comes to takes home.
I would like to acknowledge those faithful ones who have been a source of help and encouragement to me: the Lord knows them and He will reward them. Also, I want to thank all of you dear readers for your overwhelming response to the magazine. I trust that you will enjoy this issue, and please keep praying for the Lord’s blessing on Toward the Mark.
Yours in our soon coming Lord,
Emil S Nashed
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