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The God Who Governs

The God who Governs You alone, whose name is the Lord, are the most high over all the earth. (Psalm 83:18) The God we,re invited to trust is the One who governs the universe- including all actions of all creatures, both men and animals. Jesus tells us He is the One apart from whose will the sparrow cannot fall to the ground(Matthew 10:29). Paul calls Him “the blessed and…

Best Boast Greatest Treasure

Best Boast Greatest Treasure In God we have boasted continually, and we will give thanks to your name forever Psalm 44:8 The knowledge of God is our greatest privilege. Hear Jeremiah: “Thus says the Lord: ‘Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this,…

The Battle Within

The Battle Within Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. (John 8:34) “Sinner” is not some theological term contrived to explain away the presence of evil in this world; nor is it a cliche conceived by colonial hymn writers or backwoods Preachers to frighten recalcitrant congregations. R.C. Sproul often says,” We are not sinners because we…

God Pursues Relationships With You

God Pursues Relationships With You Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.(John 14:21) God has created you for intimate fellowship with Him. A life spent walking closely with the Lord is both exciting and rewarding. God does not want you to miss out…

Waiting For His Counsel

Waiting For His Counsel But they soon forgot his works, they did not wait for his counsel.(Psalm 106:13) God wonderful You redeemed His people Israel, and was prepared as wonderfully to supply their every need. But when the time of need came, “ they waited not for his counsel”(Psalm 106:13). The Almighty God was their leader and Provider; but they asked not what His plans…

No Contingencies

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11) Jeremiah 29:11 is a passage that has been meaningful to me for several years. Although it’s words were directed to the nation of Judah, in its captivity, they express a principle about God, a principle affirmed elsewhere throughout…

For A New Song

For a New Song May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy. (Colossians 1:11) Yes we need to be strengthened with all God might- according to the measure of His glorious power- if we are to wait on God in all patience. It is God revealing Himself in us as our life and strength that will enable us with…

A New Passion For His Presence

A New Passion For His Presence The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all he has and buys that field. (Matthew 13:44) We may speak of the “joy of faith” at three levels. First, there is the new spiritual taste created by the Spirit of God for the glory of God. This new taste is the seed…

True Patience

I waited patiently for the Lord, he inclined to me and heard my cry.(Psalm 40:1) The word patience is derived from the Latin word for suffering. It suggests the thought of being under the constraint of some power from which we wish to be free. At first we submit against our wall; experience teaches us that when it is vain to resist, patient endurance is our wisest course.…

The Privilege Open To All

The Privilege Open to All I will give them a heart to know that I am the Lord…They shall return to me with their whole heart.(Jeremiah 24:7) God is so vastly wonderful, so utterly and completely delightful that He can, without anything other than Himself, meet and overflow the deepest demands of our total nature, mysterious and deep as that nature is. Hearts that…