THE 12 PRINCIPLES OF CHRIST

The 12 Principles of Christ

1. LAW & GRACE

“It is not always black and white – there is a gray area” –  Moses Sowale

“Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.” – Matthew 5:17-20 New King James Version (NKJV)

In today’s world many have been taught to accept and obey the law for what it is. Doing so has lead us, as a society, to allow heinous and destructive things from our governments and institutions. We can learn from Jesus in this respect that society’s laws are not always graceful and can be oppressive to different groups of people. We must learn to practice grace in our lives and question laws instilled by man that are oppressive in any regard.

2. GOOD NEWS TO THE POOR

“A nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me [a]to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are [b]oppressed;” ~ Luke 4:18 New King James Version (NKJV)

In today’s world, poverty has become a norm in our global society. We have enough resources to feed and clothe the poor, but it does not happen because of greed. What we need to remember is that a chain is only as strong as its’ weakest link. Rather than be greedy and gluttonous, we need to make sure that everyone is taken care of first. As a society, it is in our best interest to ensure the well being of each other so that we can develop and excel together as one body; humanity.

3. NO IMPOSSIBILITY

“Without faith nothing is possible, with it nothing is impossible” – Mary Macleod Bethune

So Jesus said to them, “Because of your [a]unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you ~ Matthew 17:20 New King James Version (NKJV)

There are times when we can’t help but feel down and depressed about things that are happening in our lives. Maybe you believe you will never have a steady relationship, you will never get your finances together, you will never get out of your environment or are going through a hard patch in your life that seems like it is never going to come to an end. What can help us stay sane through these times is our faith. Jesus always says your faith will make you whole, even if it’s as small as a mustard seed. Exercising the bit of faith you have can change your mindframe so that you may think positively about your situation. The positive energy that you put out can lead to big changes in your life, it can lead to the movement of mountains.

4. LIVING LIFE ON PURPOSE

“The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.”  ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work. – John 4:34 New King James Version (NKJV)

In today’s world it is easy to live our lives as if we were on autopilot. Day by day many people go through the same routine that brings no fulfillment to their spirits. Jesus was very intentional with how he spent his life. He lived his life in purpose and his purpose was the will of God. In order to do this he had to be actively aware of how he spent his time and his actions always went hand in hand with his purpose. To live like Jesus we need to be awakened to our purpose and refuse to be satisfied with empty routine. We need to live our lives purposely every day so that we can make the best of it, not only for ourselves but for future generations.

5. HUMILITY

“A great man is always willing to be little.”  ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it [a]robbery to be equal with God, but [b]made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. ~ Philippians 2:5-8 New King James Version (NKJV)

“Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.” ~Luke 22:42 New King James Version (NKJV)

As humans, we are extremely flawed. Our judgment can be clouded by many things including our limited perspectives, our emotions, and our experiences. It is important for us to remember that we are imperfect beings for even Jesus humbled himself because he knew he was a man. When we can recognize our flawed nature and are able to humble ourselves, we experience inner peace and comfort with being imperfect. Doing so will allow us to work on becoming a better version of ourselves because we are aware that our imperfections come with being human and instead of hiding or being ashamed of it we are embracing ourselves for who we are and allowing personal growth.

6. PRAYER

“The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.” ― Søren Kierkegaard.

Now it came to pass, as He was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, that one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.” ~Luke 11:1

Now it came to pass in those days that He went out to the mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.” ~Luke 6:12

When we are going through rough parts in our lives, or even satisfying times, it is valuable to be introspective. This introspection can come in various forms, be it prayer, meditation, being greatful, or even appreciation of the moment you are in. This form of meditation and prayer can be rewarding in the sense that it can influence your thinking, break the flow of anxious thoughts, alter your state of mind, and help you with gratitude and forgiveness of yourself and others.

7. CONNECTION TO THE COMMUNITY

“We are not put on this earth for ourselves, but are placed here for each other.” – Jeff Warner

When Jesus saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” – Matthew 9:36-38

We are living in a time when it is common for people to not know their neighbors. People have a limited amount of meaningful relationships in their lives. It is important for us to be more connected with our communities. Not only do we learn from the relationships that cultivate from this but we can also  be more in touch with ourselves. When we can meet people where they are, rather than trying to be helpful to them from a distance or trying to change them, we are living like Christ. Everyone brings a different set of skills and perspectives to a community, so we need each other to push forward for change.

8. REVOLUTIONARY

“Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.” -Leonardo da Vinci

“Teacher,” they said to Jesus, “this woman was caught in the act of adultery. 5 The law of Moses says to stone her. What do you say?” 6 They were trying to trap him into saying something they could use against him, but Jesus stooped down and wrote in the dust with his finger. 7 They kept demanding an answer, so he stood up again and said, “All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!” – John 8: 4-7 (NLT)

We live in a world full of institutions and systems that work to oppress the many for the benefit of the few. Our society is run by those who have power and wealth. In his life Jesus did not maintain the status quo and questioned authority. He was not a slave to the system. We can learn from him in the sense that we should not look to the people with power and wealth as the exemplary because the most humble of people can be the ones who are in oppressed and in poverty. 

9. GUIDED BY LOVE

“It is not how much we do, but how much love we put into what we do.” – Rev. Moses Sowale  

“If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,[b] but do not have love, I gain nothing.” – 1 Corinthian 13:1-3

When we take certain actions in our lives we need to ensure that they are guided by love. Without this principle we will be selfishly doing for others, which can lead us to hold ourselves back from true blessings since what we are doing is not genuine. We must put love and passion into our actions because when we do we are really seeing the person or situation with a loving perspective that can guide us to act righteously and gracefully, and not on impulse.

10. TRUTH

“We must not only do the good thing, but the right thing.” – Rev. Moses Sowale

“And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” ~John 8:32 New King James Version (NKJV)

When we live in the truth and righteousness we set ourselves free. Many of us try to turn away from, ignore, or conceal the truth and it can cause us to burden ourselves. When we actively live in truth with ourselves and with the people in our lives we can be completely honest and release the burdens of overthinking and affliction that come with not living in truth.

11. CLEAR AUTHORITY

“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” – John C. Maxwell

“When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching, because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law.” – Matthew 7:29

Many people believe that being a leader means being able to delegate and just telling people what to do. This couldn’t be further from the truth. The best leaders lead by example. The are able to demonstrate and show their leadership through the actions they take. A great leader can lead through inspiration, testimony, motivation, and empathy for those who they lead.  

12. ETERNAL LIFE

“The past can’t be changed. The future is yet in your power.” – Unknown

“Do not work for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you, for on Him the Father, God, has set His seal.” ~ John 6:27

If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied. ~1 Corinthians 15:19

The actions that we take today will affect the future of the world beyond our lifespan. You life is not all about today, here, and now because it is not all there is. There is something beyond here. The future includes the life of newer generations, we can’t be selfish with our actions today. We need to be mindful of what comes after us. Many people tend to say that if we were to go back in time we could change the course of history by any small change we make. Let’s keep that in mind today and create that small change that we need to make the future better for our children and their children.

FIRST PRINCIPLE

Law and Grace

“It is not always black and white – there is a gray area” –  Moses Sowale

“Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.” – Matthew 5:17-20 New King James Version (NKJV)

In today’s world many have been taught to accept and obey the law for what it is. Doing so has lead us, as a society, to allow heinous and destructive things from our governments and institutions. We can learn from Jesus in this respect that society’s laws are not always graceful and can be oppressive to different groups of people. We must learn to practice grace in our lives and question laws instilled by man that are oppressive in any regard.

SECOND PRINCIPLE

Good News to the Poor

Luke 4:18 (NIV) “ The Spirit of the Lord is on me because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free”.

Job 29: 15- 16 (NIV)  ” I was eyes to the blind and feet to the lame. I was a father to the needy; I took up the case of the stranger “.

While many enjoy affluent lifestyles, more than ten (10) percent of the world’s population live in extreme poverty today. Poverty is not a consequence of abundant limited global resources but political and economic injustice perpetrated by world leaders for selfish reasons. However, the poorest people are almost always at the most significant risk from environmental damage, climate change, and resource competition. The effects of an unsustainable population hit the poorest first and hardest.

Our text above reveals the manifestoes of our Lord and Master- Jesus Christ- on Earth. In the book of Isaiah (61:1-2). Jesus reads this to the people’s hearing and reveals the purpose of His coming to the world. He reiterated that He has not come for the saints but the sinners, sick, poor, lost, and oppressed. (Matt. 9:12, 10:8, 18:11, Luke 19:10) . On several occasions, the Pharisees attempted to prevent Him from doing good, but He kept on doing good. The Pharisees were bent on making merchandise for the poor and widow, but Jesus preached against this act. He gave all to give life to the lifeless, hope to the hopeless, and strength to the vulnerable. Jesus moved from place to place, seeking the helpless and giving them what they deserved. (Acts 10:38). Dying on the cross, he exclaimed: “It is finished” (John 19:30). The work of deliverance is complete! Joy to the world!

Poverty has been combated to victory by Christ. It is, therefore, the duty of everyone associated with Christ to identify with the less privileged and continue what Jesus started with a view to alleviate the phenomenon and minimize the consequences, thereby making the world a better place to stay. Furthermore, God created us to provide an environment for confidence to the poor so that their hope for survival can be raised and minimize competition for available resources for our everyday use.

The Voice evidences this principle. We always consider the welfare of people, especially the poor. We engage in charitable endeavors, spreading the good news to the poor. We engage in community services because we understand that love is not just in words but in action. Also, through our efforts, we teach people to live for themselves and bear the burden of others in whatever way possible. We always advise people to remember Mahatma Gandhi’s sayings: “A nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members.”

CALL TO ACTION

  • Let your life affect others positively. As the world’s light, allow your life to impact others positively.
  • Allow love to influence your actions towards others. Learn to love your neighbor as yourself.
  • Be deliberate about reaching out to the poor, needy, and less privileged. Let it become a habit for you.
  • Avoid selfishness. Life is not always about you but about others also.
  • Strive to be a blessing and not a pain. Cause the hearts of men to rejoice and not to sorrow.

We must remember that a chain is only as strong as its’ weakest link. So rather than be greedy and gluttonous, we must ensure that everyone is taken care of first. As an individual, institution, and society, it is in our best interest to ensure the well-being of each other so that we can develop and excel together as one body; humanity. Just as Bono, singer, songwriter, and philanthropist opines, “To me, a faith in Jesus Christ that is not aligned with the poor…it’s nothing.”

THIRD PRINCIPLE

No impossibility

Math 17: 20 (NIV) ” He replied, “Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, `Move from here to there, and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you “.

Mark 5: 36 (NIV) ” Overhearing what they said, Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.”

Impossibility means what one believes cannot be possible. Impossibility is something one considers can never happen, irrespective of the effort put in place. It is an excuse for non -performance of duties under a contract based on a change in circumstances. In this context, ‘No impossibility,’ according to the Impossibility Specialist (Jesus), means nothing is impossible; no matter how difficult or traumatic it may look, nothing shall be impossible. There is no impossibility with God. “For nothing will be impossible with God” (Luke 1:37).

The man possessed with a demonic spirit tested the faith of the Disciples. They could not enforce the authority invested in them by their Master. The boy’s father showed his disappointment while reporting the situation to Jesus. The constant reliance on God of all possibilities helped Jesus to deliver the boy with immediate alacrity. What was too complicated and challenging for the disciples was possible and easy for Jesus. Matt. 17:17-18. The disciple felt embarrassed over their inability to deliver the boy, and they asked Jesus why; Jesus laid their failure to cast out the demon on their unbelief.

There are times when we can’t help but feel down and depressed about things that are happening in our lives. Maybe you believe you will never have a steady relationship, you will never get your finances together, you will never get out of your environment, or you are going through a hard patch in your life that seems like it will never come to an end. What can help us stay sane through these times is our faith. Jesus always says your faith will make you whole, even if it’s as small as a mustard seed. Exercising the bit of trust you have can change your mind frame so that you may think positively about your situation. The positive energy that you put out can lead to significant changes in your life, and it can lead to the movement of mountains.

 

Absolute faith and confidence in the power of the Almighty God is the key to all possibilities. For us to be successful in a battle against demons, there must be absolute trust in the Lord, who has complete authority over principalities and power. In Ephesians 5: 10 (NIV), Paul advocated, “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.”

God’s power is inevitable for us to combat the challenges of this world. David confidently confronted Goliath because he believed in God and his ability. What seemed impossible before Saul, the King, and the children of Israel required little effort from David. I Sam. 17:32-54. The life of Abraham, Hannah, Jabez, Job, the woman with the issue of blood, and others in the Old and New Testaments reveals that all things are possible with God. Jesus exemplified faith in His life and ministry. The only thing God wants from his children is to have confidence in Him, and trust makes the impossible possible Jer.32:27

The Voice operates under this principle. We do not see impossibility as an option in our operations. We believe that once we can conceive, we can achieve. Living a life of outright faith has enabled us to dare projects perceived as difficult or impossible. We approach every vision with conviction because we know it will be possible if only we can believe. We encourage all our students and associates to have faith, dream big and reach for the stars. The Voice motivates people to live above mediocrity and a life of essence worthy of celebration.

CALL TO ACTION

  • Always be bold. It takes courage to dare giants.
  • See situations and challenges from the eyes of faith. Never entertain doubts in your hearts.
  • Conquer every mountain first in your mind. It is the first step towards a victorious life.
  • Believe what God says in every situation. Of course, conditions will change, but God’s word is sure.
  • Be resilient in the pursuit of your dreams. Be determined to achieve your objectives or laid down goals.

In all you hope to achieve in life, always believe, because “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt.

FOURTH PRINCIPLE

Living Life on Purpose

John 5: 17 (NIV) ” In his defense, Jesus said to them, “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working.”

John 4: 34 (NIV) “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.

There are living corpses around whose lives have no direction. Living life on purpose is to be intentional. Setting life goals is essential to be fulfilled. Living without purpose leads to being busy pursuing unachievable goals. That amounts to a waste of time which redounds to a litter of destiny. When we set a goal, God releases the ability to achieve it. Jesus purposed to do the will of His Father, who is in heaven. He endured the cross because He was intentional. He had a purpose to fulfill. He came to save the lost sheep of Israel and the entire world. (John 3:16). He preached the gospel and met the various needs of the people.

You are propelled and driven by the objectives you set for yourself. Shifting focus or becoming double-minded will end in futility. Determination and unwavering commitment are required to meet the desired results accurately. To make your goals achievable, you must avoid distractions. Instead, depend absolutely on God for the corresponding strength to be able to deliver on your goals. (Isa 40:31).

In today’s world, it is easy to live our lives as if we were on autopilot. Many daily go through the same routine that brings no fulfillment to their spirits. Jesus was very intentional with how he spent his life. He lived his life on purpose, and His purpose was the will of God. To do this, He had to be actively aware of how He spent His time, and His actions always went hand in hand with His purpose. To live like Jesus, we need to be awakened to our purpose and refuse to be satisfied with an empty routine. We must live our lives purposely every day to make the best of them, not only for ourselves but for future generations. “The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.”  ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov.

 

Intentionality is one of the forces that drive the Voice. We understand the value of time, and as a result, we avoid unprofitable ventures. We deliberately engage in activities that bring fulfillment to us and society. All our actions and projects are purpose-driven. We reach out to people and enlighten them on how best to lead a meaningful life by shifting their focus from frivolities and investing their time and resources in gainful endeavors.

CALL TO ACTION

  • Be intentional. Focus only on productive things.
  • Set your priorities. You must realize that not everything is necessary.
  • Do not give room for distractions. Instead, try to cut off whatever affects your focus or productivity.
  • Make the most of every opportunity.
  • Always know that you can not restore time when it is lost.

“Occupy your thoughts with purpose, and you will be so busy pursuing a meaningful future there will be no time for doubt, chaos, and disappointment.” ― Carlos Wallace.

FIFTH PRINCIPLE

Humility

Philippians 2: 5- 8 (NIV) ” In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his advantage; 7 instead, he made himself nothing by taking the very heart of a servant, being made in human likeness.8 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross “.

Luke 22: 42 (NIV) “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.”

An exemplary life of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, who was God incarnated into human form but did not equate Himself with God but thought to be robbery, is worthy of emulation. He referred to God as His Father when He was the father. (John 14: 9) Paul advised that we should possess such a mind. (Phil 2:5). There is nothing we have God has not given us. It is not by power lest any man should boast. Jesus is our humility personified; He was not born in the best hospital but a manger. You can’t imagine a great physician being held in a place where animals are kept and, of course, by an average man and a virgin. He did not ride on the best but an ass. He did not allow anyone to celebrate Him as the King of The Jews.

The leader of the Gentiles lord it over them, but it must not be so among us as Christian. He that desires to be a leader must first be the servant of all. (Mark 10:44). Unfortunately, in our world today, our leaders see themselves as all in all. Even a minister who ministers to people is the one we are ministering to. The poor are at the receiving end of their misrule and abuse of office.

 

As humans, we are incredibly flawed. We can cloud our judgements by many things, including our limited perspectives, our emotions, and our experiences. We must remember that we are imperfect beings, for even Jesus humbled himself because he knew he was a man. When we can recognize our flawed nature and can humble ourselves, we experience inner peace and comfort with being imperfect. Doing so will allow us to work on becoming a better version of ourselves because we are aware that our imperfections come with being human. Instead of hiding or being ashamed of it, we are embracing ourselves for who we are and allowing personal growth. “We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility.” – Rabindranath Tagore.

The lesson from Jesus’ life is that we must not see ourselves as perfect or as having all we desire but as someone who needs help. We have not arrived yet. The Centurion did not see himself as a commander who could bring Jesus under His roof but submitted to Jesus’ authority (Matt. 8:8). When we are generous in humility with our display of vulnerability, greatness is imminent. Be humble! The preacher says pride goes before a fall (Prov. 16:18).

 

We’re a corporation given to humility. We acknowledge that we do not know it all, and we always strive to know more. We do not take pride in our accomplishments, but instead, we give God all the glory because He is the one that has helped us this far. The Voice frowns at pride because we know it is a robber. God has been our strength, and we depend on Him for everything. This mindset is what we drive into the hearts of those who come in contact with us. We teach our students and associates to stay humble, so they do not stumble.

CALL TO ACTION

  • Do not be self-reliant. Always look up to God in all you do.
  • Avoid arrogance. Do not allow pride to make you disregard others.
  • Be humble and seek help whenever and wherever possible.
  • Surround yourself with humble people.
  • Develop a teachable spirit.

Humility is a ladder that leads to greatness. “A great man is always willing to be little.”  ― Ralph Waldo Emerson.

SIXTH PRINCIPLE

Prayer

Luke 6:12 (NIV) ” One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray and spent the night praying to God. “

Luke 11:1 (NIV) ” One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.”

 

Prayer is an art of communication with God or the process by which man makes his request known to God. It was a regular exercise of Jesus Christ in man’s form and as the Son of God. Saint Luke recorded several instances of Jesus Christ communicating to His Heavenly Father (Luke 3:21; 5:16; 6:12; 9:18, 28, 29; 11: 1). In Luke chapter 11: 1, Jesus was found praying in a specific place, probably where He used to Pray. The disciples realized how indispensable prayer is by how Jesus Christ prayed often. Hence they asked him to teach them how to pray. Without hesitation, He gave them the direction, guide, rule, or model of prayer. (Matt. 6:9)

Jesus was about to face the agony of the cross. He was about to leave His disciples with uncertainty. Jesus needed to encourage them to pray to overcome the challenges. He knew what would happen to them after His departure and asked them to pray. A prayerless Christian is a powerless Christian. So he encouraged them to make prayer a habit as He did. On several occasions, Jesus went to a solitary place to pray at night and day. (Matt. 14:23; Matt. 26:36; Mark 1: 35; Mark 6:46; Luke 5:16). That is why he said in Matt. 6:6: “but whenever you pray, go into your room, close the door, and pray to your father in secret….” It is to avoid distraction and encourage concentration. Jesus made prayer a habit!

It is valuable to be introspective when going through rough or satisfying times in our lives. This introspection can come in various forms, be it prayer, meditation, being grateful, or even appreciation of the moment you are. This form of meditation and prayer can be rewarding because it can influence your thinking, break the flow of anxious thoughts, alter your state of mind, and help you with gratitude and forgiveness for yourself and others.

There are patterns to follow in prayer. “whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, because they love to pray while standing in the synagogues… so that people can see them….” Matt. 6:5. “When you pray, do not babble repetitiously… Matt. 6:7 and lastly, “And whatever you ask in prayer, if you believe, you will receive.” Matt 21: 22. Jesus taught the disciples to pray in a particular manner, as seen in Luke 11: 2. This style conforms to what we have in His sermon on the mount (Mat 6: 9ff). This form of prayer must be mastered and used often, and even when we are going to add our own words as we are free to do, it must expatiate and enlarge upon this manner popularly referred to as Lord’s Prayer. When we pray according to the pattern, answers are inevitable. Therefore, Paul encouraged us to “pray without ceasing” (I Thess. 5:17).

The Voice is deeply into the practice of prayer. We’re constantly on our knees, praying to God because we know the value of fellowship. Before we make any decision, we always go to God in prayers. This act has made us overcome lots of challenges and has kept us on the path of rising success. We not only teach people the essence of prayer but also teach them how to pray effectively.

CALL TO ACTION

  • Make prayer your lifestyle.
  • Do not always be too busy to pray.
  • Do not make any decision without praying to God.
  • When you’re overwhelmed by challenges, pray.
  • Ask God to give you the grace of supplication.

A life modeled after prayer is always a life of victory. “True prayer is a way of life, not just for use in cases of emergency. Make it a habit, and you will be in practice when the need arises.” – Billy Graham.