How many times have I read the book of Isaiah? And still I am nearly blind! Over the last 45 years, I have probably read the famous Jewish prophet at between 20-25 times. Over the last two years, I have probably read Isaiah 64:1-4 at least 350 times. It is taped to the outside of … More Seeing What I Had Never Seen though I Had Seen it Before a Hundred Times
Another short article from the online Kairos Journal. A picture of truth lived out in the crucible of life, this story from missionary Hudson Taylor’s life is encouraging both for its simplicity and its practicality. “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 Firm Faith—Hudson Taylor … More What is Faith?
This: “. . . in Hebrews 11 we find the saints of the Old Testament commended again and again because their obedience was motivated by faith. ‘By faith’ Abraham ‘obeyed’ (11:8); ‘by faith’ Noah ‘prepared an ark’ (11:7); ‘by faith’ Moses ‘left Egypt’ (11:27); ‘by faith’ others ‘performed; acts of rightousness’ (11:33). But we find … More Gratitude is Great but . . .
Reading with the Pastor Acts 20 and Psalm 25 “Indeed, none of those who wait for You will be ashamed; Those who deal treacherously without cause will be ashamed.” Psalm 25:3 What a promise! Two lines. But in those two lines is a promise of vindication of patience. ………………… vindication of … More Vindication for Faith
Sunday Afternoon Musings Ephesians 3:20–21 (ESV) 20 Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. Most Christians live so far … More Living Below the Spiritual Poverty Level
Tuesday is for Meditation Reading the life of George Müller, I always thought he must have had the gift of faith. His reliance on God is legendary and the stories that come out of his prayers and the life that he led have inspired Christians and non-Christians alike for 150 years. But a recent article … More George Müller Did Not Have the Gift of Faith! What?
Revised and reposted because Bonhoeffer is always relevant and he points us to the importance of the word of God in achieving any lasting happiness. Happiness is not achieved by seeking it but by seeking that which is the source of all happiness–God Himself. For more see: “Seek God, Not Happiness”.
This post will turn four years old in August but it is perhaps more relevant today than when I first wrote it and just as challenging to the way we live and need to live in our age. To read the post: The Apostle Paul is Flinchless.
Wednesday is for Prayer My friend Miguel Labrador, missionary in the Ecuadorian Cloud Forest put a link up on Facebook a couple of days ago that included this magnificent quote from Charles Spurgeon. Faith and periodic doubt, sometimes deep soul-devouring doubt are not mutually exclusive, especially when we contrast our need for the gospel and … More For Those Whose Faith Sometimes Falters
Sunday Musings Luke 7:9 (ESV) When Jesus heard these things, he marveled at him, and turning to the crowd that followed him, said, “I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.” Questions: Is there anything about your faith that would cause God to “marvel”? Shouldn’t that be a priority ambition for … More A Priority Ambition for the People of God