A Lost World, Living In Darkness

Scripture “I am the Light of the world. If you follow Me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.” ~John 8:12, NLT Quote The only sin that God will not forgive is rejecting Jesus Christ His Son. ~Billy Graham {Wisdom for Each Day, p.236} My…

Repairing Ancient Ruins

Scripture They will rebuild the ancient ruins, repairing cities destroyed long ago. They will revive them, though they have been deserted for many generations. ~Isaiah 61:4, NLT Quote In His infinite mercy and grace, God takes the broken pieces of our lives and puts them back together, piece by piece. ~Jonathan Cahn {Book of Mysteries #253}   Joe…

Sympathy Or Not?

Scripture Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to Him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator. ~1 Peter 4:19, KJV Quote To choose or desire suffering is insanity: to choose God’s will even if it means suffering is a horse of a different…

The Revival Of Wonder

Scripture Everyone was gripped with great wonder and awe, and they praised God, exclaiming, “We have seen amazing things today!” ~Luke 5:26, NLT Quote On The Fine Line Between Reason and Imagination: Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning. ~C.S. Lewis How did you learn to speak English?…

My Yoke Is Easy

Scripture Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy to bear, and the…

Time And Eternity

Scripture  In hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began. ~Titus 1:2,NKJV Quote “What is time? If no one asks me, I know but if I try to explain it to someone who asks me, I do not know.” ~Augustine {My Confessions, p. 232} As finite human beings, we can…

Instrumentally

Scripture God chose things despised by the world, things counted as nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers important. ~1 Corinthians 1:28, NLT Quote It is not a question of our natural ability, but of our poverty {wretchedness}. It is not what we bring to Him but what…

The Ropes Of The Wicked

Scripture Though the ropes of the wicked were wrapped around me, I did not forget Your instruction. ~Psalm 119:61, CSB Quote There is no success without sacrifice. If you succeed without sacrifice, it is because someone has suffered before you. If you sacrifice without success; it is because someone will succeed after you. ~Adoniram Judson Psalm 119:61…

The Discipline Of Disillusionment

Scripture But Jesus didn’t trust them, because He knew all about people. No one needed to tell Him about human nature, for He knew what was in each person’s heart. John 2:24-25, NLT Quote If we place our trust in human beings, we will end up being cynical of everyone. ~Oswald Chambers The passage above…

Will A Man Serve God For Nothing?

Scripture “Satan answered the Lord, “Does Job fear God for nothing?” ~Job 1:9, NLT Quote “Prosperity is never a test of faith. Anyone, even a lost person, can praise God when everything is going well.” ~Ron Dunn We make fun of Joel Osteen and the health and wealth preachers or the host of TV Charlatans…