The LORD is good, A strength and stronghold in the day of trouble; He knows [He recognizes, cares for, and understands fully] those who take refuge and trust in Him. (Nah 1:7) I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve led struggling people to GOD with the statement, “Just find a quiet place and ask Him to reveal himself. Just say something like, “If your as real as this guy says you are, then can you please help me?” To my certain knowledge, he’s never let any of them d
God’s love cannot be contained
But poured out oil and wine
So great a burden for the lost
He saved this soul of mine How He awaits with longsuffering
Plenteous in Mercy and Grace
With eyes going to and fro over His earth
Who will seek His face? Oh we are swift to take shelter in
A devils doctrine sure
And sleight the Hand of our Living Lord
Whose shelter is Secure Where are you wise men? Show us your wares!
Can you forgive from sin?
Where are the dead you say you’ve raised
The steps of the God-pursuing ones follow firmly in the footsteps of the Lord, and God delights in every step they take to follow him. If they stumble badly they will still survive, for the Lord lifts them up with his hands. I was once young, but now I’m old. Not once have I found a lover of God forsaken by him, nor have any of their children gone hungry. Instead, I’ve found the godly ones to be the generous ones who give freely to others. Their children are blessed and becom
So now we come freely and boldly to where love is enthroned, to receive mercy’s kiss and discover the grace we urgently need to strengthen us in our time of weakness. (Heb 4:16) Yesterday was …. I work alongside a woman whom I noticed was sobbing as she took a phone call. She told me after that her mother in law, whose already struggling with mental issues and the aftermath of a mastectomy, now has been told she has cancer of the lymph glands. I tried to comfort her as we
Because your words are my deepest delight, I didn’t give up when all else was lost. I can never forget the profound revelations you’ve taught me, for they have kept me alive more than once. (Psa 119:92) Jesus spoke and things happened. He didn’t actually carry a Bible and rifle through to find the right words, he simply decided to remain in constant communion with our Heavenly Father, “For I’m not speaking as someone who is self-appointed, but I speak by the authority of th
“… I pray that they will experience and enter into my joyous delight in you so that it is fulfilled in them and overflows. I have given them your message and that is why the unbelieving world hates them. For their allegiance is no longer to this world because I am not of this world. I am not asking that you remove them from the world, but I ask that you guard their hearts from evil, For they no longer belong to this world any more than I do. “Your Word is truth! So make them
Obviously, a dead person is incapable of sinning. And if we were co-crucified with the Anointed One, we know that we will also share in the fullness of his life. And we know that since the Anointed One has been raised from the dead to die no more, his resurrection life has vanquished death and its power over him is finished. For by his sacrifice he died to sin’s power once and for all, but he now lives continuously for the Father’s pleasure. So let it be the same way with you
Jesus answered him, “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, unless a person is born again [reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, sanctified], he cannot [ever] see and experience the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? He cannot enter his mother’s womb a second time and be born, can he?” Jesus answered, “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot [ever] enter the k
It was reported to David that the Philistines were raiding Keilah and looting the grain. David went in prayer to GOD: “Should I go after these Philistines and teach them a lesson?” GOD said, “Go. Attack the Philistines and save Keilah.” But David’s men said, “We live in fear of our lives right here in Judah. How can you think of going to Keilah in the thick of the Philistines?” So David went back to GOD in prayer. GOD said, “Get going. Head for Keilah. I’m placing the Philist
Energise the limp hands, strengthen the rubbery knees. Tell fearful souls, “Courage! Take heart! GOD is here, right here, on his way to put things right And redress all wrongs. He’s on his way! He’ll save you!
Blind eyes will be opened, deaf ears unstopped, Lame men and women will leap like deer, the voiceless break into song.(Isa 35:3)
Like most of GOD’s Children, I have witnessEd many miracles. Some mental, some physical and some spiritual.
The ones that stick out to me
Get out of bed … Wake up. Put your face in the sunlight. GOD ’s bright glory has risen for you. The whole earth is wrapped in darkness, all people sunk in deep darkness, But GOD rises on you, his sunrise glory breaks over you. Nations will come to your light, kings to your sunburst brightness… (Isa 60:1) To my mind there’s never been a time like this – not in my lifetime anyway! A time when people are openly asking why you believe what you do, and what really happens in a
And Nehemiah continued, “Go and celebrate with a feast of rich foods and sweet drinks, and share gifts of food with people who have nothing prepared. This is a sacred day before our Lord. Don’t be dejected and sad, for the joy of the Lord is your strength!” (Neh 8:10) Read it again – slowly. Now quieten your hearts to listen … “…The voice you heard was not for my benefit, but for yours— to help you believe.” (John 12:30) ❤️ #health #answeredprayers #grace #worship #lov
“… I have voluntarily become a servant to any and all in order to reach a wide range of people: religious, nonreligious, meticulous moralists, loose-living immoralists, the defeated, the demoralized—whoever. “I didn’t take on their way of life. I kept my bearings in Christ—but I entered their world and tried to experience things from their point of view. I’ve become just about every sort of servant there is in my attempts to lead those I meet into a God-saved life. I did all
Even when bad things happen to the good and godly ones, the Lord will save them and not let them be defeated by what they face. (Psa 34:19) Difficult subject this … when I was first introduced to GOD, Time itself seemed to slow right down! I was able to see myself for the first time, who I really was, in the beautiful river of Life. I was ecstatic and somehow thought that all my troubles would be over. I’d never be poorly, money would flow in for everything and anything I
Those who think they can do it on their own end up obsessed with measuring their own moral muscle but never get around to exercising it in real life. Those who trust God’s action in them find that God’s Spirit is in them—living and breathing God! Obsession with self in these matters is a dead end; attention to God leads us out into the open, into a spacious, free life. Focusing on the self is the opposite of focusing on God. Anyone completely absorbed in self ignores God, end
As you yield freely and fully to the dynamic life and power of the Holy Spirit, you will abandon the cravings of your self-life. For your self-life craves the things that offend the Holy Spirit and hinder him from living free within you! And the Holy Spirit’s intense cravings hinder your old self-life from dominating you! … The cravings of the self-life are obvious: Sexual immorality, lustful thoughts, pornography, chasing after things instead of God, manipulating others, hat
The eyes of the Lord are upon even the weakest worshipers who love him— those who wait in hope and expectation for the strong, steady love of God. (Psa 33:18) Our GOD can (and will) come through for us in the most amazing ways. One that sticks in my mind was from a missionary to the Amazon. He told us that he was in a party of 3 missionaries who were trying to cross a particularly difficult river during monsoon. The river wasn’t particularly deep but it was running fast an
… each of you must wrap around yourself the apron of a humble servant. Because: God resists you when you are proud but multiplies grace and favor when you are humble. (1 Peter 5:5) Most of us would rather be elsewhere than band practice on a cold Friday November evening at 7:30. She came in with her mother. She was only about 10 or 11 and although you could tell she was nervous, her mother didn’t try and pamper her. She calmly whispered something in her ear, gave her a t
We look at this Son and see the God who cannot be seen. We look at this Son and see God’s original purpose in everything created. For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible, rank after rank after rank of angels— everything got started in him and finds its purpose in him… So spacious is he, so roomy, that everything of God finds its proper place in him without crowding. Not only that, but all the broken and dislocated pieces of the universe—p