Monthly Archives: July 2015

Psalm 145:10-18

Psalm 145:10-18 The number of contenders for the office of the President of the United States could reach the hundreds. There may be no heavier job description, so why the interest? Perhaps each has altruistic motivations to make this a better world. Or perhaps ego… Continue reading

Seeking the Lord

Seeking the Lord is pursing Him as He pursues us. That means we must empty our hearts of anything that does not glorify Him. Continually ask yourself, “What in my heart is crowding God out?” Set your eyes on God and listen to the soft… Continue reading

2 Kings 4:42-44

2 Kings 4:42-44 T. S. Eliot wrote, “I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.” There are people like that. They are the caretakers of orderly accounting, measurers of income and outgo and assuring that everything balances out. The less drama the better. The… Continue reading

God reminds us

God reminds us that it is not the first step of faith that measures someone’s faithfulness, but is the subsequent steps taken, the steps that show perseverance and commitment to God’s will. Take that step of faith, walk with the Lord, and allow Him to… Continue reading

“Hallelujah! We Sing Your Praises,”

“Hallelujah! We Sing Your Praises,” The text for today’s hymn cannot be published due to copyright limitations. We apologize for the inconvenience. In just two short verses we sum up what worship means to us—it is the battery charger for the ministries we pursue, the… Continue reading

The new life

“The new life will manifest itself in conscious repentance and unconscious holiness, never the other way about. The bedrock of Christianity is repentance. If ever you cease to know the virtue of repentance, you are in darkness.” Hub

“All Who Hunger, Gather Gladly,”

“All Who Hunger, Gather Gladly,” The text for today’s hymn cannot be published due to copyright limitations. We apologize for the inconvenience. All the verses of this hymn, but especially verse two, speak of the welcome extended to those who hunger but may not understand… Continue reading

“Do you have

“Do you have even the slightest reliance on anything or anyone other than God–on any natural quality within you, or on any particular set of circumstances? It really is true to say, ‘I cannot live a holy life,’ but you can decide to let Jesus… Continue reading

Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 # 2

Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 # 2 Especially now in the beginnings of a Presidential Campaign we have no shortage of people shouting about their accomplishments, about their deeds, about their beliefs. But our own understanding of humility seems to prevent us from mentioning why it is… Continue reading

bridle the tongue

“To bridle the tongue does not mean to hold your tongue, that might mean ‘If I speak, I would say something!’ It means to have the tongue under the control of a disciplined heart; that tongue need never apologies.” Hub