Posts from 2020

Posts from 2020

Confidence in God’s Sovereignty

Confidence in God’s Sovereignty Our God is in the heavens, he does all that he pleases(Psalm 115:3) Confidence in God’s sovereignty in all that affects us is crucial to our trust Him. If there’s a single event in all the universe that can occur outside God’s control, then we cannot trust Him. His love may be infinite, but if His power is limited and His purpose can be…

A Line, Not a Circle

A Line, Not a Circle I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. (Philippians 3:2) The Christian life is not futile. It does not follow the pattern of the circle. The image of the Christian life is a line. It has a beginning, a middle, and an end. There is an end goal of glory. The God who started all things in the beginning had a goal for his…

What God Has Done

What God Has Done The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.(1 Timothy 1:15) In His great mercy, Gos sent forth His Son, Jesus Christ, to save sinners by dying in their place on the cross and rising bodily from the dead. Over against the terrifying news that we have fallen under the condemnation of…

Coming In Confidence

Coming in Confidence For you, O Lord, are my hope, my trust, O Lord, from my youth.(Psalm 71:5) Above everything, when you wait on God, do so in the spirit of abounding hopefulness. It is God-in His glory, in His power, in His love longing to bless you- that you are waiting on. If you say you are afraid of deceiving yourself with vain hope, because you do not see of feel…

The Blessedness of Possessing Nothing

The Blessedness of Possessing Nothing Then Abraham reached out his hand and took the knife to slaughter his son. (Genesis 22:10) God let Abraham go through with it up to the point where He knew there would be no retreat, than forbade him lay a hand on the boy. The old man lifted his head to respond to the Voice and stood there on the mount strong and pure and grand, a man…

The Surrender Tested

The Surrender Tested For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.(Matthew 16:25) “Blessed are the poor in spirit; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”(Matthew 5:3) Let me exhort you to take seriously this surrendering, this freedom from all sense of possessing. It is not to be understood as mere Bible teaching to be…

More Than Doing

More Than Doing Behold, my servants shall sing for gladness of heart.(Isaiah 65:14) Generally speaking, we are in God’s will whenever we are leading the kind of life He wants for us. And that leaves a lot of room for initiative on our part, which is essential: our individual initiatives are central to His will for us. Of course, we cannot fail to do what He wants us to do…

A Glorious Duty

  A Glorious Duty Whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.(1 Corinthians 10:31) It is the duty of every person to live for the glory of God. If God made us for His glory, it is clear that we should live for His glory. Our duty comes from God’s design. What does it mean to glorify God? It does not mean to make Him more glorious. It means to acknowledge His glory,…

Strength and Courage

Strength and Courage Be strong, and let your heart take courage, wait for the Lord! (Psalm 27:14) The psalmist had just said, “I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.”(Psalm 27:14) If it had not been for his faith in God, his heart had fainted. But in confident assurance in God which faith gives, he urges himself and…

Everything You Need

Everything You Need Blessed are the people…..who walk, O Lord, in the light of your face, who exalt in your name all the day.(Psalm 89:15,16) When Moses encountered God in a burning bush, he asked, “If I go to the Israelites and say to them: The God of your fathers has sent me to you, and they ask me, ‘What is His name?’ what shall I tell them?”(Exodus 3:13) “God…