Monthly Archives: April 2018
“O God, it is You who knows my folly, And my wrongs are not hidden from You. May those who wait for You not be ashamed through me, O Lord God of hosts; May those who seek You not be … Continue reading
“Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe; for our God is a consuming fire.” … Continue reading
Examine me, O Lord . . .
“Examine me, O Lord, and try me; Test my mind and my heart.” Psalm 26:2 “Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me and know my anxious thoughts; And see if there be any hurtful way … Continue reading
Keep your eye on the ball
Paul teaches us that our true life is in heaven, despite what is apparent to us in day-to-day living. “. . even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and … Continue reading
Cleansing, for Fruitfulness
We want badly to be useful to our Master, to fulfill the purpose for which we were created. “Now in a large house there are not only gold and silver vessels, but also vessels of wood and of earthenware, and … Continue reading
God forbid that we should trample the spring!
We are ambassadors for Christ, God’s representatives on earth. (2 Corinthians 5:20) Like earthly ambassadors of states, we are to represent our country and Leader in the very best light possible. “Keep your behavior excellent among the Gentiles, so that … Continue reading
God works through you
“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10 NASB “Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory … Continue reading
He pursues us
As I grieve over family and friends who have not yet found a nourishing relationship with the Almighty, I am comforted by this love story: In an unlikely but wonderful way, the Creator of the Universe courts us. Unbelievably, He … Continue reading
In our society, strength (or imagined strength) is applauded, and weakness is thought of as a defect — that you have missed the best in life. So observes J.I. Packer in an introductory interview regarding his small book Weakness Is the … Continue reading