Read Enrique Palacio at One Place. Excerpts taken from Day by Day with the Persecuted Church, compiled by Jan Pit, Open Doors International.
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
"When I had to leave Cuba I thought that all the tribulations would be something of the past. But I soon discovered that the same spiritual enemy was very much present in the country of freedom and prosperity.
"We cannot escape from the wiles of the devil.
"But we can draw near to God ... in faith."
For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome. For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world -our faith. Who is the one who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
1 John 5:3-5