Evening Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy. He who continually goes forth weeping, bearing seed for sowing, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him. What you sow, you do not sow that body that shall be. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who … Continue reading Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.
13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. - James 3:13 NIV In the first seven seconds people often decide they do or don't want to hear what you have to say. It may not be fair - … Continue reading Seven seconds (2)
Evening It is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. § The Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the … Continue reading Please, show me Your glory.
“O my Strength, I sing praise to you”. - Psalm 59:17 NIV There are different kinds of strength. It was an impressive sight in a previous age to watch heavy cart horses pulling carts with heavy loads. They would lean forward, their muscles straining until eventually the wheels began to move. Weightlifters exhibit sheer physical … Continue reading The Source of Strength
2 Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart. - Colossians 4:2 In 1964, Communist Simba rebels besieged the town of Bunia in Zaire. They arrested and executed many citizens. A pastor by the name of Zebedayo Idu was one of their victims. They sentenced him to death before a firing squad … Continue reading Keep praying!
We walk by faith, not by sight. § We love Him because He first loved us. § And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him. § In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of … Continue reading Whom having not seen you love.
“O Lord God Almighty, the God of Israel, rouse yourself to punish all the nations ”. - Psalm 59:5 NIV Edmund Burke remarked, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing”. Many social evils have only been overcome when some godly soul took up the cudgels and … Continue reading Rouse Yourself!
9 For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; - Colossians 2:9 In his book Outlive Your Life, author Max Lucado says the Greek word for "blessed," makarios, was the name of an island off Greece. It was known as "the blessed island" because it was self-contained. The residents didn't need to leave … Continue reading The island of blessing
26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. - John 14:26 NIV Jesus ended His Sermon on the Mount with a striking story that addresses the gap between knowing and doing: "Therefore anyone … Continue reading Don’t just read it, do it (2)
Evening When my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. O Lord, I am oppressed; undertake for me! § Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you. I am a little child; I do not know how to go out or come in. § If any of … Continue reading In the multitude of my anxieties within me, Your comforts delight my soul.