A Pile of Manure

I read Isaiah 25 for my quiet time with the Lord today. From this passage of scripture, the Lord has given me an illustration of how this is being lived out today in the church and in the world. A nation of people, though certainly not every individual within that nation, is depicted here as … Continue reading A Pile of Manure

Outside the Box

Has God ever called you to do something, or to a ministry, which was “outside the box”? To something unconventional by human standards? To something that didn’t fit in with the norms of institutional religion? And, you knew, that by accepting this call on your life, that you were going to face the possibility of … Continue reading Outside the Box

Destroyers of True Intimacy

Monday, August 7, 2017, 5:55 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “Oh, To Be Like Thee.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Isaiah 33 (Select vv. ESV). A Destroyer (v. 1; cf. Psalm 2:1; Rev. 11:18) Ah, you destroyer, who yourself have not been destroyed, you traitor, whom … Continue reading Destroyers of True Intimacy

Like Christ

Saturday, July 15, 2017, 8:41 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “Oh, To Be Like Thee, Blessed Redeemer.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read several scriptures (ESV) on the subject of Christ-likeness. Image of Christ (Ro. 8:29; 2 Co. 3:18 NASB) “For those whom he foreknew he also … Continue reading Like Christ

A Wicked Land

Thursday, April 13, 2017, 6:58 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “Broken and Contrite.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Malachi 1 (Select vv. NIV). Jacob and Esau (vv. 1-5) A prophecy: The word of the Lord to Israel through Malachi. “I have loved you,” says the Lord. … Continue reading A Wicked Land