Key #5: Rely on His Strength

Leon Fontaine Devoted

For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. Romans 8:3–4 (NKJV) Ephesians 2:8 can’t make it any clearer. It says, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God (NKJV). It’s through Jesus, not …

Being First, Doing Second

Leon Fontaine Devoted

Put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness. Ephesians 4:24 (NKJV) Are you so results-oriented that all you think about is doing? Wanting to get a lot done isn’t a bad thing. But, if all you’re worried about is what you’re doing for God, you might miss the main thing. You might get a lot done, but this Christian walk is about more than doing. Your destiny is not all about what God has for you to do. Your destiny is to become like Jesus in how you live your life and …

You Are Predestined

Leon Fontaine Devoted

For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Romans 8:29 (NKJV) Romans 8:29 says that those whom God foreknew (which is everyone), He also predestined. What does it mean to be predestined? It means God had a plan for you ahead of time. And what is the plan? It is to be conformed to the image of His Son. This verse doesn’t say that God predestined a particular function or position for you. What you have been predestined to be is like Jesus. …