The City of God

Scripture Abraham was confidently looking forward to a city with eternal foundations, a city designed and built by God. ~Hebrews 11:10, NLT Quote Our contemporaries aspire to build a universal society of men, a one world government of peace and prosperity without Christ. ~Etienne Gilson Visigoth general Alaric in the summer of 410, besieged Rome…

Busyanity

Scripture  You say, “I am allowed to do anything”—but not everything is good for you. And even though “I am allowed to do anything,” I must not become a slave to anything. ~1 Corinthians 6:12, NLT Quote Since we have been bought with a price {high price}, perhaps we should forego the shallow and fruitless…

Operation PUSH

Scripture Pray without ceasing. ~1Thessalonians 5:17, NASB Quote God has graciously given us the privilege to be His partners in the management of His creation. ~Herb Vander Lugt I know you have heard the story of the farmer and the preacher. The farmer shows the preacher his beautiful vegetable garden and says, “Look what I…

The Green Monster

Scripture “Beware! Guard against every kind of greed. Life is not measured by how much you own.” ~Luke 12:15, NLT Quote Having is not the first sin of materialism: The sin that precedes it is the sin of regarding what we have as our own. ~Calvin Miller There is a greedy little man in me…

In The Deep

  Scripture “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him.” 2 Corinthians 2:9, NLT {Paul quoting Isaiah 64:4} Quote Prayer is the gleaming doorway to the depths. ~Calvin Miller Calvin Miller tells the story of Anne who was one of his best friends. Anne…

Amen Or Oh Me

Scripture The LORD is my strength and my song; He has given me victory. This is my God, and I will praise Him— my father’s God, and I will exalt Him! ~Exodus 15:2, NLT Quote Develop the habit of praying in response to God’s word. ~Marvin Williams {ODB} I begin my devotional time with reading: first…

Our Disease

Scripture Not a single person on earth is always good and never sins. ~Ecclesiastes 7:20, NLT Quote Sin is the most terrible, the most devastating, disease in the universe. ~William Franklin Graham {Personal Peace, p.12} If you think everyone admires Billy Graham, think again. Some moron posted this on the internet…BillyGraham was a red-baiting, fear-mongering,…

Primal Prayer

Scripture Hear me, LORD, and have mercy on me. Help me, O LORD.” ~Psalm 30:10, NLT Quote When we are frightened out of our wits, pushed beyond our limit, pulled out of our comfort zone and our life is threatened, we resort to primal prayer…Help LORD! Primal prayer is not intellectual or sophisticated, it is…

The Human Dilemma

Scripture “Lord, see my anguish! My heart is broken and my soul despairs, for I have rebelled against you. ~Lamentations 1:20, NLT Quote The soul has needs just like the body and the mind. Don’t neglect the soul! ~Billy Graham {Personal Peace, p. 6} My body has needs: food is one and rest is another. If these needs…

Blessed Relief

Scripture I wish I had wings like a dove, so I could fly far away and be at peace. ~Psalm 55:6, CEV Quote Some people live in a dream world while other face reality and a rare few learn to turn one into the other. ~Doug Everett Escapism is the tendency to seek distraction and…