Let’s have a show of hands. How many of us, when we go through tough trials, immediately count it all joy? How many of us delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, and in difficulties? How many of us, when people hate us, when they exclude us and insult us and reject our … Continue reading Leap for Joy?
In our communications with other people, are we being led of the flesh or of the Spirit, or is it sometimes one and sometimes the other? Or, can we be speaking in the power of the Spirit, and then can we switch gears, and speak out of our flesh? How do we know if it … Continue reading Grace and Salt
We all experience trials in this life, at least to some extent. Some people seem to have more than their fair share of them, though, while others appear to be relatively trouble free. But, appearances can be deceiving. We don’t really know what goes on in other people’s lives unless we know them well, and … Continue reading Drop the Masks
Is it a good thing to try to help a brother or a sister in Christ out of the pit of sinful addiction? Yes! Are there any potential dangers we should be aware of when we do this? Yes! Is it possible that we could be putting ourselves in danger? Yes! Could we risk being … Continue reading Dangers of Compassion
Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 4:44 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “I’ll Walk with God.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Psalm 119:65-72 (NASB). Teach Me (vv. 65-66) You have dealt well with Your servant, O Lord, according to Your word. Teach me good discernment and knowledge, For … Continue reading That I May Learn
Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 6:11 p.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “The Ransom.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Ephesians 1 (ESV). Chosen by God (vv. 1-10) Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus, and are faithful … Continue reading For His Praise
Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 1:13 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “Have Thine Own Way, Lord.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Proverbs 9 (Quoting select vv. ESV). Wisdom Calls (vv. 1-6) Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn her seven pillars. She has slaughtered her beasts; … Continue reading Whoever is Simple