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.
“Verily He took not on Him the nature of angels; but He took on Him the seed of Abraham.” (Hebrews 2:16) THE Almighty God, who dwelt alone, was pleased to manifest Himself by created works which should display His wisdom and His power. When He set about the mighty work of creation He determined in … Continue reading Men Chosen – Fallen Angels Rejected.
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
“Then David returned to bless his household. And Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David and said, How glorious was the king of Israel today, who uncovered himself today in the eyes of the handmaids of his servants, as one of the vain fellows shamelessly uncovers himself! And David said unto Michal, … Continue reading The Jeer of Sarcasm and the Retort of Piety.
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
We know that the world’s original harmony was wrecked by sin. Like a Molotov cocktail thrown into a backyard garden, sin exploded the world that God had made, fracturing and dividing it. Instead of wholeness, brokenness; instead of health, illness; instead of friendship with God, alienation; instead of peace, strife. Because we live in this … Continue reading Shalom
For three days I wasn’t able to post anything because I had accidentally deleted this blog. I meant to delete an old, neglected blog, but for some reason this blog got deleted instead. If you click on that big ? encased in a blue circle on the bottom right of your screen, it will take you to the help section. You will see others asking how do they get their blog restored. The answer is you only can if you contact WordPress within 30 days and tell them it was a mistake. I thought about starting a new blog from scratch, but that means losing my followers. So I sent emails to WordPress support. It took 2 days for them to restore this blog.
During those 2 days I did a lot of reflecting. I thought about prayer and my own praying. Was I seeing answers? Was my heart right?…
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"Then he put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark."—Genesis 8:9 Wearied out with her wanderings, the dove returns at length to the ark as her only resting place. How heavily she flies-she will drop-she will never reach the ark! But she struggles on. Noah has been … Continue reading Only return.
Bible Reading: 2 Corinthians 7:2-18; Psalm 51:1-19 In the late 1960s Mother Basilea Schlink, co-founder of the Evangelical Sisterhood of Mary in Darmstadt, Germany, wrote a book entitled Repentance and the Joy-Filled Life which has become a spiritual classic. In her book she showed just how important repentance is, not just for the person coming … Continue reading Repentance and the Joy-Filled Life