It was just a bean field. A small patch of land that yielded a paltry crop of insignificant tiny vegetables. The Philistines had gathered together into a troop that day, determined to take the field of beans… Lentiles. Just a bunch of beans. Not worth the struggle. Never really liked them beans anyway. Just let… Continue reading Don’t give up the field
Random, timely words of inspiration, encouragement and faith. “A word fitly spoken…”
Purity from the eyes of a schoolgirl
As a schoolgirl, I had the opportunity of touring a steel treating plant near Detriot, MI. A tour guide was assigned to our class group and we followed her around the plant, over cat-walks, through tunnels and in and out of observation decks. I was fascinated by it all. At one point she stopped to… Continue reading Purity from the eyes of a schoolgirl
The effect of the harvest
Stalks of wheat move in unison under the power of the wind. Forming an ebbing sea of grain, it beckons; enticing the laborer to embark on the most incredible journey of a lifetime. The challenge unfolds and the whiteness of the harvest completes its call to the willing recruit. If he’s fortunate, the young minister… Continue reading The effect of the harvest
Fishermen Catch Fish
Everything they had labored 3-1/2 years for was stripped away by a rugged cross just two weeks earlier. Destitute and near defeat, Peter’s mind momentarily took him away from his calling to a previous, familiar vocation. “I go a fishing.” When one is losing faith, they begin to revert back into the comfort of familiarity…… Continue reading Fishermen Catch Fish
When I was about 6 years old, I distinctly remember being fascinated by the red glow a spiral-shaped coil of metal on the top of our stove. My mother turned it on to heat up while she filled a pot with water. In a moment of curiosity, I quickly reached out and touched the surface… Continue reading Despising youth…
What is Deliverance?
I have found that ”Deliverance” is an overused and misunderstood concept. For most people, it’s the “magic pill” they never seem to find. They expect that “deliverance” should include a complete releasing of any tie or connection to the thing that had them bound, erase any and every mental, physical or spiritual desire for that… Continue reading What is Deliverance?
The Vigor of Prayer
The early church was born in a prayer meeting, and as they continued in prayer, miracles, signs and wonders took place. They experienced the vigor of prayer, great revival, and tremendous church growth. Vigor is defined as energy; force; drive; vitality; strength; spirit; dynamism; enthusiasm; gusto; intensity, etc. God desires that we activate the power… Continue reading The Vigor of Prayer
The Fierce Urgency of Now
A check in your wallet does you very little good. It represents opportunity, for certain, but not action. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke about spoiled potential We are now faced with the fact, my friends, that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and… Continue reading The Fierce Urgency of Now
How is Your Bible?
Professor Grant Horner was flown to 3-day interview/grilling process at Master’s College. At the end of the interview he was ushered in to Dr. MacArthur’s private study, where he was asked one question: “Can I see your Bible?” Horner thought he would be horrified, because it looked like it had been through a typhoon —… Continue reading How is Your Bible?
A few years ago while I was working in the offices of General Motors, I was shocked at an inter-office memo I had received. The note was to explain about a new “noise filtering system” that was to be installed in the 1,000-plus employee complex within the coming weeks. It wasn’t the system alone that… Continue reading White Noise