Monthly Archives: May 2012

A Masterpiece in the Making

  A Masterpiece in the Making   “All things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” ( Rom_8:28). “What exactly is God’s purpose for my life?” It is a question asked by every seeking soul through the ages. And our quest is not left unanswered.   Paul tells… (more…)

The Music of the Buried Streams

  The Music of the Buried Streams   “Be still and know that I am God” ( Psa_46:10). Travelers tell us that there are rivers flowing beneath the streets of the ancient city of Shechem. During the hours of the day you cannot hear them because of the bustling noise of the narrow streets and the bazaars. But when evening… (more…)

Hold On Tight to Your Dreams

Hold On Tight to Your Dreams “And Judah and his brethren came to Joseph’s house; for he was yet there: and they fell before him on the ground.” Gen_44:14 This short verse captures that defining moment when Joseph’s dreams came true. Some thirty years earlier when he was still a boy at home Joseph had said, “Listen to this dream… (more…)

That Singular Sentence

That Singular Sentence “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Joh_3:16 The Bible stands unequaled in all Literature. Yes, there are many volumes of sacred writings held in high esteem by many peoples; works of history, poetry, philosophy, spirituality, humanity, philanthropy and… (more…)

Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew [it] not.

Morning: Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew [it] not. Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.–Lo, I am with you alway, [even] unto the end of the world.–My presence shall go [with thee], and I will give thee rest. Whither shall I go from thy… (more…)

The Community of the Called Out

The Community of the Called Out “Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it; except the Lord keep the City, the watchman waketh but in vain.” (Psa_127:1) Man is a communal creature by design; we are not built to be alone. While some rare souls seek solace in the caverns of monastic retreat, the overwhelming… (more…)

The Conflict of the Ages

The Conflict of the Ages “But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.” (Mat_12:28) Jesus was a man, anointed by God with the Holy Spirit and with power; who went about doing good, and healing all who were oppressed by the devil — because God was with Him.… (more…)

The Untrodden Way

The Untrodden Way “These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.” (Hebrews 11:13, KJV) What unseen difficulties line the long, dark mile of the untrodden way? And, oh, how our heart hesitates to… (more…)

The Exceedingly Abundant Ability of God

The Exceedingly Abundant Ability of God “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to allgenerations, forever and ever. Amen. (Ephesians 3:20-21)” In light of God being our sufficiency for the development of godly characteristics, this benedictory prayer in Ephesians 3 becomes an appropriate and instructive response. It begins with the most critical issue for living the Christian life, the ability of God: “Now toHim who is able.” Natural religious thinking… (more…)

The Unstoppable Life

The Unstoppable Life “And Jesus went about all Galilee — preaching the gospel of the kingdom.” (Mat_4:23) At the very moment when wicked Herod imprisoned faithful John, Jesus stepped forward and raised the torch of truth even higher. Herod should have left well enough alone! Once Jesus settled in at Capernaum, establishing a base of operations, He then launched a… (more…)