But GOD, who comforts the downcast, comforted us by the coming of Titus ... and not only by his coming but also by the comfort with which he was comforted by you ... (📖 2 Cor. 7:6-7(a) 📖) Nathanie Hawthorne one day came home despondent: he lost his job. His wife called out excitedly: "That's … Continue reading Know your Encourager…
Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life .... No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself (Joh_10:17-18) History Has Come Full Circle It is strange how often in the course of history the wheel has "come full circle." The impossibilities of yesterday have proved the … Continue reading The Thing Incredible
"Why go I mourning?" (Psalms 42:9) Canst thou answer this, believer? Canst thou find any reason why thou art so often mourning instead of rejoicing? Why yield to gloomy anticipations? Who told thee that the night would never end in day? Who told thee that the sea of circumstances would ebb out till there should … Continue reading Why go I mourning?
O God, whom I praise, do not remain silent, for wicked and deceitful men have opened their mouths against me; they have spoken against me with lying tongues. (Psalm 109:1-2) Satan has a way of discouraging us by using unscrupulous and evil people to spread lies and false rumors about us. This often occurs when … Continue reading Please, dear God, empower all that is good in my life.
Bible Reading: 2 Corinthians 4:16-5:8; Joshua 5:13-6:10 “…for we walk by faith, not by sight [living our lives in a manner consistent with our confident belief in God’s promises]” [2 Corinthians 5:7 Amplified Bible]. “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” [Hebrews 11:1] Paul is writing about … Continue reading Seeing the Invisible
Bible Reading: Psalm 32:8-9; Acts 16:6-10 Yesterday we looked at some of the key points in making righteous decisions – praying, examining motives, seeking mature counsel, understanding God’s timing and allowing His peace to rule in our hearts. I want to continue this theme and consider that God gives us more freedom in decision-making than … Continue reading Righteous Decision about Cars and Sofas.
Bible Reading: 2 Corinthians 4:7-18 In these days we are hearing of amazing faith and faithfulness in times of much suffering for Christians and persecution in various parts of the world. Stories from China, Iran, Iraq and others parts of the world are inspirational. In these days we are hearing of amazing faith and faithfulness … Continue reading Experiencing GOD in the Pain
"These all died in faith." (Hebrews 11:13) Behold the epitaph of all those blessed saints who fell asleep before the coming of our Lord! It matters nothing how else they died, whether of old age, or by violent means; this one point, in which they all agree, is the most worthy of record, "they all … Continue reading They all died in faith.
It was by faith that Rahab the prostitute was not destroyed with the people in her city who refused to obey GOD. For she had given a friendly welcome to the spies. - 📖 Hebrews 11:31 📖 NLT Faith covers a multitude of sins. We would not really have expected the name of a prostitute in the … Continue reading Faith Covers Many Sins …
In Jonah’s defense, what God called him to do was not as simple as the tasks we fall short of today. Please understand that the book of Jonah was written in a very hostile time. The City of Nineveh was where modern-day Iraq now sits. The task that God was calling Jonah to do was … Continue reading Now You Get It