This morning, the Lord Jesus reminded me of a writing he gave me in January of this year, so I went back and read it (1). It is called “Resting in Him,” and it is written mostly from personal experience, although it is also written from the knowledge of what others have shared with me … Continue reading For the Gospel’s Progress
This morning, before I sat down to write today’s devotional blog post, I happened to see that someone had read this older post yesterday, and I was drawn to read it again. Thus, I felt led to repost it, only this time on “Run With It.” It is powerful! And, it actually is very fitting for what the Lord is going to have me write about today from Philippians, chapter 1. So, I hope you will read this, for it speaks volumes to where we are in our society today and to the problem of abuse and the need for much healing.
I Married My Dad
Resting in Him
January 17, 2018
Have you ever fallen and skinned your knee? Did it get bloody and did it sting, too? What did you do about it? You probably washed it with soapy water, and rinsed it with clear water, and then patted it dry, and then stopped the bleeding by holding a cloth on it for a minute or two. And then you probably put some type of antibiotic ointment on it and then covered it with a bandage, and then you waited for it to heal.
But, while you were waiting for it to heal, you probably were really careful to not reinjure it, and you most likely gave it extra special care, as well. But, the healing still took time, and during that time you had to keep it clean and covered, too.
Now, let me ask you another…
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So, I have not written any new songs in about 2 years for lack of space to do that, but now I have the space, so last night the Lord gave me a new song. The songs the Lord gives to me to write, though, are not always praise and worship songs or happy, happy … Continue reading Arpeggio
Full of Adulterers Jeremiah 23:9-10 NASB As for the prophets: My heart is broken within me, All my bones tremble; I have become like a drunken man, Even like a man overcome with wine, Because of the Lord And because of His holy words. For the land is full of adulterers; For the land mourns … Continue reading My Heart is Broken
Word of the Lord 2 Thessalonians 3:1 NASB “Finally, brethren, pray for us that the word of the Lord will spread rapidly and be glorified, just as it did also with you…” Imagine with me, for a moment, this scenario: A man and a woman have been married for awhile. When they got married, they … Continue reading And Be Honored
As Christ Loved the Church Ephesians 5:25-27 ESV Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or … Continue reading Love for Spouse
What would happen if all those who are being abused by addictive spouses would speak out within the churches, & in public meetings, & if they would ask for prayer for their spouses, including for those who are pastors who are abusive & sexually addicted? I think we have all been conditioned that this is … Continue reading What Would Happen?