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11/30/2020

Commit Your Way to the Lord

We shall find it impossible to commit our way to the Lord unless it be a way that He approves.
11/22/2020

Hard to Do Successfully – Wait

How shall we wait successfully?
11/15/2020

Nothing is too Hard for Our God

Here is God’s loving challenge to you and to me today.
11/9/2020

The Spirit Maketh Intercession

There are burdens we bear but do not understand. There are inarticulate reaching for things we cannot comprehend. We sometimes have groanings which cannot be uttered. At times we cannot express what is inside of us but we know that God is praying in us, for something that needs His touch and that He understands.
10/25/2020

Bring It Into the Light

In the book of James we are admonished that salvation is by grace through faith, but true faith produces action, obedience, and works.
10/18/2020

Keep Praying

No temptation in the life of intercession is more common than failure to persevere.
10/4/2020

Desiring Divine Guidance

If we desire divine guidance we must humble ourselves before God and be submissive to His will.
9/28/2020

Counsel of the Holy Spirit

So many times when we need direction, God will speak in the supernatural, whether in a sudden burst of insight or in a dream.
9/21/2020

Impacting Others is Costly

We are apt to feel that we are doing the greatest good in the world when we are strong.
9/13/2020

Degrees of Faith

There are degrees of faith.
7/12/2020

I’ll Stay

This is for all of us who have surrendered our dreams to be obedient to God’s best.
7/6/2020

Faith by Trial

There is no way of learning faith except by trial. It is God’s school of faith, and it is far better for us to learn to trust God than to enjoy life. The lesson of faith is necessary if we are going to grow in our walk with the Lord.
6/29/2020

Promises Kept

Grandmother promised her grandson, age 10, a stamp album for Christmas. Christmas came but no stamp album, and no word from grandmother.
6/22/2020

The Bible from the Hebrides Revival

At the beginning of the 20th century there was a very powerful revival that swept the Hebrides Island off the coast of Scotland. It was still greatly affecting the area through the 1940s’ and into the early 1950’s.
6/15/2020

See Me in All Things

I would have you learn when temptations assail you, and the “enemy comes in like a flood.” that this thing is from Me, and your weakness needs my might, and your safety lies in letting Me fight for you.
6/7/2020

Singing in the Dark

Any man can sing in the day.
6/1/2020

But Through

“When thou passest through the waters deep the waves may be and cold, But Jehovah is our refuge, and His promise is our hold;
5/27/2020

Faith and Prayer Work Together

If we want blessings from God, nothing can fetch them down but faith.
5/17/2020

Songs in the Night

Any man can sing in the day. When the cup is full, man draws inspiration from it.
5/11/2020

Just Keep Praying

This is a very moving true story from the prayer study Draw the Circle by Mark Batterson.
5/3/2020

The First Official Prayer

I am sending this in honor of National Day of Prayer this Thursday, May 7, 2020
4/27/2020

Faith That Stands the Test

Our heavenly Father sends us frequent troubles to try our faith. If our faith is worth anything, it will stand the test.
4/19/2020

Don’t Waste Your Wilderness

God prepared the Israelites to enter the Promised Land by having them spend forty years in the wilderness.
4/12/2020

Jesus Was There

From the beginning Jesus Has Always Been There.
4/6/2020

All Ordered By Our Heavenly Father

All God’s ways with His people will eventually work out for blessing.
3/29/2020

Deny Yourself

Sometimes we only obey God when it is convenient.
3/22/2020

True Faith is Active

Real faith is living and moving. True faith brings life to our spirits and causes us to act.
3/15/2020

Don’t Waste Your Trial

Scripture tells us we need to persevere when we are in midst of a trial.
3/8/2020

Trust in the Lord

Life isn’t random and there is a reason for the things that happen.
3/2/2020

God Hears

No matter how faint our cries may be God always hears us.
2/23/2020

Resist Compromise

The scripture warns us against compromise and leading double lives.
2/17/2020

Tell Him What You Need

Jesus just wants us to recognize that we need Him.
2/10/2020

Conformed Into His Image

God is in the process of conforming us into His image.
2/3/2020

Love = Obedience

I think sometimes we get confused about what it really means to love God.
1/27/2020

Benefits of Suffering

Here are benefits of suffering from three of God’s saints who have experienced intense suffering.
1/12/2020

Why Does God Delay?

Why does God delay? How often have troubled hearts asked this question!
1/6/2020

Preparing the Next Generation

As we are beginning a new year, I am thinking about the importance of passing our faith in Jesus Christ to the next generation.
12/30/2019

The Lord Will Guide Us

In thinking about the new year, I am reminded of the promise in Isaiah 58 verse 11: “The Lord will guide you continually.”
12/23/2019

The Triumph of Christmas

Can we say, “Merry Christmas” when all around it’s night:
12/16/2019

The Blessings of Suffering

The mystery of suffering has perplexed many all down through the ages.
12/9/2019

Circumstances Need Not Hinder

Circumstances, no matter how depressing, need not hinder growth in grace.
11/25/2019

Being a Useful Christian

We do not have to be great and mighty in order to be a useful Christian.
11/18/2019

Let God Choose

If your inheritance be a lowly one you should be satisfied with your earthly portion.
11/11/2019

Dare to Believe and Act

God’s challenge is “Dare to believe and act upon His Word.”
11/8/2019

The Falling Leaves

The falling leaves have tales of their own.
10/21/2019

Waiting in Obedience – Personal Account

I am again waiting for the Lord to show me when I can begin to put the history of Center for Women’s Ministries in manuscript.
10/13/2019

True Faith

Our heavenly Father sends us frequent troubles to try our faith.
10/6/2019

Be An Encourager

Years ago, when I was a young wife and mother, there was a retired pastor’s wife in our church who impacted my life with how she encouraged everyone around her. I was so impressed that I prayed that the Lord would take my brash personality and transform it into an encourager to all with whom I came in contact. Even today, this is my daily desire. Charles Spurgeon gives us advise on how important this is.
9/29/2019

How Do You Pray?

These lyrics from Barbara C. Ryberg are thought provoking as to how we approach God when we pray:
9/22/2019

Delayed Answers to Prayer

The Lord, when He hath given great faith, has been known to try it by long delays.
9/15/2019

Submission – A Reflection of God’s Plan

I have been reading a book by Carolyn Custis James. She has some important thoughts on Submission.
9/9/2019

Gifts of Grace

In the Old Testament Hebrew language there is no word for ‘have’.
8/30/2019

Suffering – God’s Path to Greater Intimacy

God uses suffering to open our eyes to more of Him. When we are in pain, we may get the sense God has vanished from us. The opposite is true – God meets us in our pain.
8/25/2019

Encouraging Others Encourages Us

“This is a great lesson: that to get, we must give; that to accumulate, we must scatter; that to make ourselves happy, we must make others happy; and that in order to become spiritually vigorous, we must seek the spiritual good of others.
8/19/2019

Looking Back

Many Christians look back upon the days which they have passed in communing with the Lord as being the sweetest and the best they have ever known, but as to the present, it is filled with gloom and dreariness.
8/11/2019

Marley!!

In the Old Testament, the cities of refuge were so arranged, that any man might reach one of them within half a day at the utmost.
8/4/2019

Faith That Will Not Shrink

These words, written over seventy years ago, are just as timely today as they were then:
7/29/2019

Faith Enables Us to Wait

“It takes a daily living faith to wait for God as well as wait on Him.
7/20/2019

Importance of Private Prayer

It is most important to keep the altar of private prayer burning. This is the very life of our relationship with God.
7/15/2019

Is Your Christian Character Enduring?

As beautiful as is a rainbow, it is not permanent. It passes away and is no more.
7/7/2019

Firstfruits of Heaven Before We Get There

God will give us the firstfruits of Heaven and the Heavenly life while we are here, preparing to go there.
6/29/2019

Building God Honoring Relationships

If we desire to building relationships with God and with others that He is pleased with, the following principles must be guiding our lives:
6/24/2019

Jewish Contributions to the World

“Historically Israel and the Jewish contribution to the world has been devalued. Nations have sought to destroy the Jewish people but God’s hand has been upon them. Their contributions to humankind have been notable.
6/17/2019

No Second Causes

The man of faith recognizes no second causes.
6/9/2019

Rejected Leah Gave to the World - - -

“Leah was married to Jacob, but Jacob’s true love was Rachel. Leah had the unhappy distinction of being unloved, and she knew it. This was a deep wound she always carried, the unceasing sorrow of her life. However, Leah became fruitful, even more fruitful than Rachel.
5/28/2019

Making Choices on Sensitive Issues

All of us make hundreds of choices every day. Most choices have no right or wrong attached to them. But we also face decisions that carry a little more weight. How can we make such decisions correctly? Here’s some guidelines for being certain we have chosen well.
5/17/2019

When We Are Weary

“In your journey through this life, there will be times when you’ll find yourself too weary to go on. It will be then that your Heavenly Father will carry you in His arms.
5/8/2019

Special Favor to God’s People

There are times with God seems to show special favor to His people who are walking in obedience to Him. I have experienced these times as well as times when God seems far away and not interested in the struggle that I’m experiencing. I savor these times of closeness and want to benefit from them all I can.
4/28/2019

Jesus Prayer in Gethsemane

“There are several instructive features in Jesus prayer in His hour of trial in Gethsemane. It was:
4/21/2019

Sorrows of Gethsemane

“Few had fellowship with the sorrows of Gethsemane.
4/14/2019

Jesus – Numbered Among Transgressors

Our Lord Jesus was numbered with the transgressors in order that they might feel their hearts drawn toward Him.
4/5/2019

A Christian = A Striking Likeness of Jesus Christ

“A Christian should be a striking likeness of Jesus Christ.
3/31/2019

Trials Develop Graces

There are some of your graces that would never be discovered if it were not for your trials.
3/24/2019

Great Hearts – Results of Great Struggles

When the black clouds gather most, the light is most brightly revealed to us.
3/17/2019

No Need to Fear

Do not look forward to changes and chances of this life in fear.
3/10/2019

Serving in God’s Strength

These words have spoken very strongly to those of us in leadership as all these transitions are taking place. I hope they speak to you as you carry out the work God has given you to do.
2/24/2019

Uncaused Love

Love, pure, absolute, divine love is uncaused.
2/18/2019

Waiting for Promise Fulfillment

For years I have been concerned about Christians who are praying for the salvation of a loved one.
2/11/2019

Praying for Others

I ran across this while reading from Oswald Chambers. This has to be great encouragement for those of you who have been praying for loved ones who have been very resistant to submitting to Christ.
2/5/2019

Areas of Growth in Grace

Grow in the root-grace of Faith
1/27/2019

Changes that Must be Made

If we are to grow in our understanding and relationship in Jesus Christ, these four directions of our lives must have our serious attention:
1/13/2019

Shining in the Darkness

“The light of a candle shining in daylight is in harmony with its surroundings.
1/7/2019

One Solitary Life

This has been around for a long time, but a poignant reminder of the impact Jesus made for all of us.
1/7/2019

Prophecies of Jesus

All Old Testament Prophecies were fulfilled as recorded in the New Testament
12/31/2018

The Crocheted Tablecloth

This is a true story told by Pastor Rob Reid.
12/31/2018

I Don’t Understand It – John 3:16

A sweet reminder of what Jesus did for us!
12/22/2018

A Poignant Scene from Scripture

“Let’s analyze this scene from Scripture from Bethlehem.
12/22/2018

God’s Plan for Our Life

In the scripture Jeremiah 29:11, “I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you, not to harm you, to give you a future and a hope”;
12/15/2018

Jerusalem – Center of God’s Purpose

”Jerusalem is the most fought over plot of ground on the earth.
12/8/2018

Pruning Necessary for Fruitfulness

“Pruning removes the branches from a tree that hinder its fruitfulness or well-being, to allow it to become as fruitful as possible. Pruning is critical to living a fruitful life in God, so God prunes the lives of His children.
12/8/2018

Reasons We Become Discouraged - Ignatius of Loyola

This is short but very revealing and powerful. Three reasons we are discouraged, or in a dark place:
12/1/2018

The Christmas I Loaned My Son From Guideposts Magazine in 1978

This appeared in our local newspaper:
12/1/2018

Wisdom from John Wesley

From his work, Christian Perfection
11/26/2018

Prayer – Being Present in the Presence of God

How would you define prayer?
11/26/2018

From John Bunyan – To Those in Ministry

John Bunyan wrote Pilgrim’s Progress while being imprisoned the second time for preaching without a license.
11/18/2018

All Are Appointed by God

In the life of a Christian, everything that comes is appointed by God.
11/18/2018

Days, Sometimes Years, of Preparation!

I have been pondering the humbling sensations God causes us to experience in preparation for use in His kingdom.
11/11/2018

Facing Temptation

Jesus was tempted in the wilderness where He was tired, alone and hungry, and thus most vulnerable.
11/11/2018

Bible “Waiters”

In the Bible we find many people who had to ‘wait on the Lord.’ Just as believers today must patiently wait.
11/3/2018

Resistance That Helps You Grow

God calls each of us to grow . . .