Our Prayer of Confidence
God is our strength, our personal victory.
God is the strength of our family.
God is the strength of our business, our supplier of daily bread.
God is the strength of the church.
God is the strength of our nation.
Be our strength, be our guide, be our life. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Let us all pray and thank the Lord:
God of our past, who was and who has been our sure foundation, we praise and honor you for
your goodness and your loving kindness. We thank you for all the forty years that you have
guided this church; for all the experiences that led us to where we are right now. For all the
shaping, including all the breaking, that molded us to be your people devoted to you alone. Thank you for your faithfulness that led us through four decades of meaningful journey.
… for giving us our daily bread
and giving us satisfaction in all that we enjoy.
… for keeping us safe throughout various storms,
earthquakes and even political rumblings.
… for leading our families through every season.
… for miracles that broke through.
… for relationships that have been restored.
…for lives that have been changed.
Let the cross be a reminder for each one of us of the need to exalt Christ. What used to be a
symbol of shame has become for us a symbol of salvation. What used to be a penalty for the
worst criminal become for us a reminder of the eternal and abundant life we receive from Him.
The cross…its message is foolishness to the world but to us who are saved it is the power of
2016 is a very meaningful year for us here at ICS. This year we are celebrating the 40th Anniversary of
the Church. There is no fitting way to celebrate but to refocus on the cross of Christ. Christ is the
wisdom of God, the purpose for everything that exists. His cross is also a symbol of how God includes us to His family. As ICS Family, let us meditate on the meaning of the cross and also of the symbols for our celebration.
A number of us here at ICS must have asked ourselves, what’s in the 40th Anniversary Logo. Everybody knows that a logo graphically represents what an entity believes in and stands for. So, what is the meaning behind the logo that we adapted for our highly significant celebration in January of 2016? READ MORE
“God is most glorified when we are most satisfied in Him.” – John Piper
The discipline of prayer and fasting whets our spiritual hunger for God until we come to understand that He alone is our utmost necessity, and nothing else in the world can ever compare to the satisfaction He brings.
Let’s start the year with prayer and fasting. Allow God to satisfy us with His presence.
Download the ICS Prayer and Fasting Guide (Week 1): http://tinyurl.com/htmx5hb
Surrendering is a process initiated by realizing that we are not really the owners of all the
valuables we try to hold dear. God alone is. He is the absolute owner of everything, including
all the things we enjoy. Furthermore, surrendering is a lifelong, day-to-day act of allowing God to take away any thing we lean on so that we can depend just on Him.
This is what surrendering does: it loosens our grip of things as we recognize that it is a lot better to entrust whatever we hold dear in our hands to the loving arms of God.