Stepping in the light

STEPPING IN THE LIGHT As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him. Colossians 2:6 God would not have us merely “take a stand,” He would have us walk. Too many have taken a stand and are still standing; for years they have made no progress. The New Testament makes much of our walk. We walk by faith, not by sight. We are to walk in the light, walk in love, walk in newness of life, walk worthy of our vocation, walk circumspectly, walk worthy of the Lord, walk read more...

BACKSIDE OF THE DESERT

BACKSIDE OF THE DESERT And he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God. Exodus 3:1 Consider again where Moses met God at the end of his forty-year postgraduate course in Midian. In the unlikeliest place and at the unlikeliest time God brings us to the Great Moment. Moses, the adopted son of Pharaoh’s daughter, brought up in the courts of Egypt, had known more glamorous days than now, a shepherd in a desert. But the big day and the hallowed spot, however read more...

Jesus did not pick up the stones

Jesus did not pick up the stones. John 8:7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. The crowd had gathered to bring this woman to Jesus to condemn her, yet when the Lord brought out all condemnations of everyone, her alone was left standing with Jesus. People may be able to bring up your past and the wrongs that we have done, but when it comes down to it we will all stand alone with read more...

Overcome Distractions

Overcome Distractions But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. —Matthew 6:6 Among the enemies to devotion none is so harmful as distractions. Whatever excites the curiosity, scatters the thoughts, disquiets the heart, absorbs the interests or shifts our life focus from the kingdom of God within us to the world around us—that is a distraction; read more...

Worth of a Soul

Worth of a Soul: God Gave His Only Son ...Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Matthew 16:26 In the world's markets, something which has no value for a disinterested person may be considered of great value to another who desires it and purchases it. In this sense, we may learn how dear and precious we are to Christ by what He was willing to give for us! Many Christians are tempted to downgrade themselves too much. I am not arguing against true humility and my word to you is read more...

When the Task Seems Insignificant

When the Task Seems Insignificant Go ye into the village over against you: in the which at your entering ye shall find a colt tied, whereon yet never man sat: lose him, and bring him hither. Luke 19:30 These disciples, after three years of training for greater tasks, might have felt that going after a donkey was a rather unimportant errand. But there are no trivial assignments in the work of the Lord. That colt was part of the Divine plan from the foundation of the world. The Lord of read more...

Go Tell Peter

Go tell Peter Mark 16:7 But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you. The last record of Peter before the Lord was crucified was him weeping because of his denial of the Lord. No doubt discouragement was trying to control his life. Have you ever made the wrong decision and continued to "beat yourself up" about it? Guilt is a heavy load to carry, but Jesus can take the guilt away!!! The Lord specifically read more...

A Tryst With God

A Tryst With God And the Lord spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. Exodus 33:11 The men God has used most through the ages bear one common mark – at some time in their lives they came to a tryst with God, to a secret understanding with the Most High. They had a private meeting with the Eternal, a rendezvous with the Almighty. The Bible carries a series of such experiences, from Genesis to Revelation. The pages of church history abound with such read more...

Dependent

Dependent Mark 12:44 For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living. It is one thing to cast in because of abundance, yet when you give all you have, that's when faith steps in. This widow woman did not do this for a show, yet this could of not been her first time finding God faithful. People today have become so independent that we have other resources to supply. This was ALL her living, there was nothing stashed in a read more...