Blog (Page 12)

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Easy Patience

Easy Patience In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.(Isaiah 30:15) It is resting in the Lord, in His will, His promise, His faithful, and His love that makes patience easy. And the resting in Him is nothing but being silent unto Him, still before Him. Having our thoughts and wishes, our fears and hopes, hushed into calm…

Waiting To Show Himself

Waiting to Show Himself That they should seek God, in hope that they might feel their way toward him, and find him.(Acts 17:27) In the tabernacle’s Holy of Holies, the Flame of the Presence was the beating heart of the Levitical order. Without it all the appointments of the tabernacle were characters of some unknown language; they had no meaning for Israel or for us. The…

A New Taste

A New Taste Without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.(Hebrews 11:6) The faith that pleases God is a confidence that God will reward us when we come to Him. The reward we long for is the glory of God Himself and the perfected companionship of Christ. We will sell…

Waiting Patiently On God

Waiting Patiently on God Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him. (Psalm 37:7) “In your patience possess ye your souls.”(Luke 21:19) “Ye have need of patience.”(Hebrews 10:36) “Let patience have her perfect work, that ye May be perfect and entire.” (James 1:4) Such words of the Holy Spirit show us what an important element in the Christian life and character…

What is God Doing

What is God Doing. My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to accomplish his work.(John 4:34) Jesus considered God’s will to be His highest priority (John 4:32-34). Following God’s will is also important for you. Often when people want to know God’s will, they will ask, “What is God’s will for my life?” As one of my seminary professors used to say, “If you ask…

Expecting To Hear God

Expecting to Hear God This is God, our God forever and ever. He will guide us forever.(Psalm 48:14) People are meant to live in an ongoing conversation with God, speaking and being spoken to. Rightly understood, this can be abundantly verified in experience. God’s visits to Adam and Eve in the Garden, Enoch’s walks with God, and the face to face conversations between…

What God Wants To Tell Us

What God Wants to Tell Us There is no faithfulness or steadfast love, and no knowledge of God in the land.(Hosea 4:1) While man has never had so much knowledge about the world as he possesses today, perhaps he has never had so little knowledge of God. That is why our times are marked by a singular lack of understanding, appreciation, and genuine insight into the need of…

The First Step Home

The First Step Home We have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus.(Hebrews 10:19) God formed us for His pleasure, and so formed us that we as well as He can in divine communion enjoy the sweet and mysterious mingling of kindred personalities. He meant us to see Him and live withHim and draw our life from His smile. But we have been guilty of that “foul…

Every Detail Under His Control

Every Detail Under His Control Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.( Proverbs 19:21) Not only are the willful malevolent acts of other people under God’s sovereign control, so also are the mistakes and failures of other people. Did another driver go through a red light, strike your car and send you to the hospital…

Our Testing Time

Our Testing Time God tested Abraham and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here am I.”(Genesis 22:1) Let us never forget that the truth of “the blessedness of possessing nothing,” and all such truths, cannot be learned by rote as one would learn the facts of physical science. They must.be experienced before we can really know them. We must in our hearts live through…