“It is not hard for the Lord to turn night into day. He that sends the clouds can as easily clear the skies. Let us be of good cheer. It is better farther on. Let us sing Hallelujah by anticipation.” -C.H. Spurgeon
There are no shortcuts to friendship… with God or with others. “No shortcut exists. God has not bowed to our nervous haste nor embraced the methods of our machine age. It is well that we accept the hard truth now: The man who would know God must give time to Him. He must count no time wasted which is spent in the cultivation of His acquaintance.
When you and I come to the end of our earthly journey or the the end of a season in our lives, what will we leave undone? There is no way we can “do it all,” but there is a way to know “what to do” and “when to do it.”
“I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” -Ephesians 4:1-3
Ephesians 4.1-3 What is your vocation? In the Strong’s Concordance, the word “vocation” is defined as an “invitation” or a “calling.” In essence, the Lord asks us, “Would you do this job for me?” Marriage, singleness, secular work, ministry work, motherhood, infertility, sisterhood, etc. are some of our respective callings as women. These callings or invitations are from whom?
The books of Ezekiel and Daniel brought me to seventy-one percent of completing this Bible Reading Challenge. Throughout the book of Ezekiel, the theme seemed to be that God does things in order that “ye shall know that I am the Lord GOD.” (13:9) He cannot bless unrighteousness, and He must judge unrighteousness. He is no respecter of persons or countries. The book of Daniel reminded me of the person of Daniel, the purpose He had within his heart, and the position of service in helping the king.
We cannot always see what’s around the corner or at the end of a physical road. There are twists and turns, ups and downs, trees, mountains, and such. How do we navigate these unseen roads?
Some minutes in the morning,
Ere the cares of life begin,
Ere the heart’s wide door is open
For the world to enter in.
LORD, send rain from Heaven
Into the garden of my heart
By gentle shower or heavy flood,
Water every dry, scorched part.
"When we are unjustly condemned by men, we may appeal to God, and call the appellation, and seek and expect a more just sentence pronounced and executed by God; we may say, 'Let my sentence come forth from thy presence.' Sincerity of heart giveth boldness to a man to present himself to God, to be Read More
Psalm 119:80 "Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed." With a minimal browsing of the news of current events, one's heart can be overwhelmed. Some news stories can make one physically sick because of the intentional evil done. This is not going away. II Timothy 3:13 states, "But evil Read More