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...

When your request seems to be overlooked.

When your request seems to be overlooked. Mark 5:35 While he yet spake, there came from the ruler of the synagogue's house certain which said, Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Master any further? Jairus had a great request, yet it seems that others needs were more important. If we are not careful bitterness can creep in and fill our mind with the question does Jesus care? Jesus was just as interested in the need of Jairus daughter as he was with the woman with the issue of read more...

Nesting and Resting

Nesting and Resting The heart of man longs for a dwelling place. We sing, "Jesus, Lover of my soul, let me to Thy bosom fly," and "In the secret of His presence how my soul delights to hide!" The psalmist wrote about the sparrows and swallows that nested in God's Temple. Today God doesn't dwell in a temple, rather His Spirit dwells in men. The psalmist wrote, "He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty" (91:1). We cannot rest in God read more...

Have you let the King take over?

I have read of a dilapidated little shop whose owner was about to go out of business. The floor was unswept, the windows unwashed, the goods in disorder, the proprietor careless and untidy. One day the king came by, saw the wretched condition of the place, and said to the shopkeeper, “If you will do as I say, I will let you put over the door the sign APPROVED BY THE KING.” The proprietor gladly consented. Everything was changed-the floors swept, the windows washed, the goods put in order, the read more...

Hindering Spirits

Hindering Spirits Our Saviour Himself could do no mighty works in Nazareth because of the people's unbelief. Some of us are concerned these days over the ineffectiveness of so much of our religious activity. For all our churches, schools, conferences, campaigns, movements, where are the greater works our Lord promised that we should do? The mountain labors and brings forth a mouse. What is it that limits the Holy One of Israel? How have we grieved the Holy Spirit? Evan Roberts used to say read more...

The reward of Loving Him!

The reward of loving Him. 1 Corinthians 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. Some people may never reach their full potential that God has for them, not that it is unobtainable but that they just won't determine to reach it. The choice is ours, God will do His part. Some have said "The sky is the limit.", but with God it is beyond the sky, if we will love Him. The read more...

“But If Not…”

"But If Not..." Our God is able to deliver us... But if not...Daniel 3:17, 18. The Hebrew children did not doubt that God could save them from the furnace, but if He did not they would be faithful, anyway. It is well to be prepared for the "if nots." God is always able, but sometimes it is not His will to deliver us from the fiery furnace. But He will save us in the furnace. He does not always spare us trouble, but He does succour us in trouble. If you are facing a furnace, make provision read more...

Get Your Head Up!

Get Your Head Up! It is a day of drooping heads and discouraged hearts. Apart from divine intervention, the world situation is absolutely hopeless. No one knows what to do. Even Christians are infected with the mood. "Why doesn't God do something? There are more heathen than ever. The gospel is not winning the world. It is going to the Communists." Even stout hearts fail for fear and many, like John the Baptist in prison, feel like asking our Lord: "Art thou he that should come, or do we look read more...

“Faithing” our way

"Faithing" Our Way "What is the matter with me? I know that I should cast my burden on the Lord, cast all my care upon Him, commit my way unto the Lord, be careful for nothing. I want to do all these things but they don't seem to work. I roll my burden on the Lord, but it rolls back. I commit myself, but I don't stay committed." Such is a common complaint of many dear souls who want to walk by faith, but to whom doubt and fear are much more real. We need not be surprised if doubt and fear read more...