I finally understood what Paul said, maybe, when he talked about being “always” praying. In my beginning days, “prayer” was a hard thing to do, a chore, but a means to an end I thought. Two ends, maybe. One, finding God. (That one won out.) Two, solving the world’s and my problems. (Didn’t have as […]

Man likes to build reasons as strongholds around his thought, yet these reasons must be destroyed and thought taken captive… the strongholds need to be stormed before the thought can be taken captive. If reasons are not cast aside there is no possibility of bringing man’s thought into surrender to Christ. There must come a […]

John 8:11 “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.” A woman caught in the act of adultery was brought before Jesus by the self righteous scribes and Pharisees. They tried to trap Him by posing a question that was difficult to answer: “Now Moses, in the law, commanded us that such should […]

A paraphrase of Psalm 45 by Jim Parker: Lord God You have appointed Your Son Jesus as Sovereign, and anointed His head with the oil of joy, ordaining Him as King and establishing His Kingdom. He’s a King whose lips are anointed with grace, a monarch who God has blessed forever. You are a Messiah […]

By faith [Moses] forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured as seeing Him who is invisible. Hebrews 11:27 Recommended Reading Exodus 2:11-25 The movie “The Fugitive” was based on the earlier TV show by the same name. Both were about a doctor falsely accused of killing his wife and his […]

I suddenly saw that all the time it was not I who had been seeking God, but God who had been seeking me. I had made myself the centre of my own existence and had my back turned to God. All the beauty and truth which I had discovered had come to me as a […]

by Doris M. Ruscoe “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” John 10:10” The difference between the Saviour and everyone who came before him was that he came to give life, but it was a life that could only come through death, his own death on […]

Salvation by the cross was of all doctrines the most offensive, and the most unintelligible. That the promised Messiah would be crucified, was unto the Jew, who anticipated a triumphant king, a stumbling block; that a crucified man was the Son of God was to the Greek foolishness, for it contradicted sense and reason. Thus […]

When we live our ordinary, everyday life, God promises that He will live through us. We are vessels to contain Him. He moves us, urges us, motivates us to do His will, so that we can say with Paul that it is no longer we who are living but Christ who lives in us (Galatians […]

A while ago it came on me so strongly that I needed to thank God specifically for things that were more easily issues of complaint or self-pity or even perhaps somewhat “begrudged” faith. So I did, thanking the Lord for all the things I felt like I was hating and all the things I wished […]