Daily Devotions (Page 78)

Daily Devotions (Page 78)

A Love We Can Trust

A Love We Can Trust By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us. (1 John 3:16) According to 1 John 4:16, “God is love.” This does not say God loves, though He does love perfectly and unconditionally. The Scripture says that God’s essential nature is love. God will never act contrary to His nature. You will never experience God expressing His will except in a…

Giving Up Things

Giving Up Things For who sees anything different in you? What do you have that you did not receive? (1 Corinthians 4:7) We are often hindered from giving up our treasures to the Lord out of fear for their safety; this is especially true when those treasures ale loved relatives and friends. But we need have no such fears. Our Lord came not to destroy but to save.…

The Heart’s Waiting

The Heart’s Waiting Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who for the Lord. (Psalm 31:24) It is with the heart we must wait on God. “Let your heart take courage!” All our waiting depends on the state of the heart. As a man’s heart is, so is he before God. We can advance no further or deeper into the holy place of God’s presence to wait on Him there, than our…

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…