Posts from September 2020

Posts from September 2020

United Waiting

United Waiting Behold, this is our God, we have waited for him, that he might save us. This is the Lord; we have waited for him; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.(Isaiah 25:9) In Isaiah 25:9 we have two precious thoughts. (1) This is the language of a Gods people who have unitedly waiting on Him. (2) The fruit of their waiting o is that God has so revealed…

Waiting On Behalf of His Church

Waiting on the Behalf of His Church I will wait for the Lord, who is hiding his face from the house of Jacob, and I will hope in him. (Isaiah 8:17) In Isaiah 8 we have a servant of God waiting upon Him, not on the behalf of himself, but of his people, from whom God was hiding His face. It suggests to us how our waiting upon God- though it commences with our personal…

His Way Is Always Best

His Way is Always Best My people did not listen to my voice….so I gave them over to their stubborn hearts, to follow their own counsels. (Psalm 81:11-12) To live a God-centered life, you must focus on God’s purposes, not your own plans. Try to see things from God’s perspective rather than from your distorted human view. When God starts to do something in the world,…

More Than Watchmen for the Morning

More Than Watchmen for the Morning My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning. (Psalm 130:6) With what intense longing morning light is often waited for. By marinas in a shipwrecked vessel; by a benighted traveler in a dangerous country; by an army finding itself surrounded by an enemy. Morning light will show what hope of escape there may be. Morning…

Inference or Reality?

Inference or Reality? Oh taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him! (Psalm 34:8) Canon Holmes of India decades ago called attention to the inferential character of the average man’s faith in God. To most people God is an inference, not a reality. He is a deduction from evidence which they consider adequate, but He remains personally…

Accepting The Light

Accepting the Light For the Lord God is a sin and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor.(Psalm 84:11) Our waiting on God can have no higher object than simply having His light shine on us, and through us, all the day. God is Light. God is a Sun. Paul says, “God…..hath shined in our hearts, to give light.” What light? “The light of the…..glory of God in the…

Learning To Trust

Learning to Trust Trust in him at all times, O people, pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us.(Psalm 62:8) It is difficult to believe God is in control when we’re in the midst of heartache or grief. I’ve struggled with this many times myself, including two recent occasions. Each time I’ve had to decide if I would trust Him, even when my heart ached. I…

A Paradox

A Paradox He goes before the , and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice,(John 10:4) It is not an exaggeration to speak of a paradox in the contemporary experience and understood of hearing God. It is a paradox that seriously hinders out practical faith. One one hand we have massive testimony to and widespread faith in God’s personal, guiding communication with…

Worship As Honor

Worship as Honor This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; in vain do they worship me. (Matthew 15:8,9) Worship is essentially a way of honoring God. It means recognizing His honor and ascribing it to Him in all the ways appropriate to His character. Worship is a way of gladly reflecting back to God the radiance of His worth. The reason for…

Waiting To Hear

Waiting to Hear We are all here in the presence of God to hear all that you have been commanded by the Lord.(Acts 10:33) Peter came to the house of Cornelius and preached the good news of Christ. And “while Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word”(Acts10:44). Why? They had testified, “Now….as we are all here present before…