Victory over all the circumstances of life comes not by might, nor by power, but by a practical confidence in God and by allowing his Spirit to dwell in our hearts and control our actions and emotions. Learn in the days of ease and comfort so that when the days of hardship come, you will be fully prepared and equipped to meet them.

Eric Liddell

Eric Liddell

Eric Liddell became famous in 1924 because, after qualifying to run in the Olympics, he refused to run the race he had trained for because they were going to run a qualifying heat for that race on Sunday. He trained to run in another race and though not favored to win, he won the gold medal. The story of that part of his life was portrayed in the Academy Award winning 1981 Best Picture of the Year, “Chariots of Fire”. Eric Liddell was a disciplined man, full of integrity and dedicated to Christ. The rest of Eric’s short life (he died at age 43) was spent in China, where he had been born to Scottish missionaries. He worked tirelessly teaching, seeking to bring the Chinese to Christ, and discipling. He was a great example of Christlikeness to all who knew him.  In his Manual on Christian Discipleship for Chinese Believers he said, “Victory over all the circumstances of life comes not by might, nor by power, but by a practical confidence in God and by allowing his Spirit to dwell in our hearts and control our actions and emotions.  Learn in the days of ease and comfort so that when the days of hardship come, you will be fully prepared and equipped to meet them.” We should take heed to these words and prepare our hearts daily, so that when unexpected hardships come into our lives, we can meet them head on and be victorious through God’s spirit who dwells and reigns within. “Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.” Zech. 4:6

2021 Theme Verse

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.  My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.  Psalms 121:1-2