A 60-year-old man has been found on the roof of his floating house nearly 10 miles out at sea, two days after the tsunami that devastated the north-east coast of Japan. Hiromitsu Shinkawa must have resigned himself to his fate when he was swept away by the retreating tsunami that roared ashore in his home town… Continue reading Just Keep Holding On
When God Breaks His Contract
Numbers 14 records the rebellion of the Hebrews against the promise of God. The Lord gave out his punishment. Everyone 20 and older would die in the wilderness with exception of Joshua and Caleb. A statement the Lord said jumped out at me. “and ye shall know my breach of promise” What makes God break… Continue reading When God Breaks His Contract
Quoted: Ernest C. Wilson on Prayer
Prayer is the key that unlocks the stores of abundance and blessing. The secret of effectual prayer is belief. When we pray, we get not necessarily what we ask for but what we expect. If we pray for some good thing, expecting its realization to be deferred, it will be. If we pray for a… Continue reading Quoted: Ernest C. Wilson on Prayer
Quoted: John J. Davis on God’s Willingness
Far too often we pray as if we must overcome God’s reluctance rather than seize upon His willingness. (John J. Davis, Paradise to Prison pg. 199)
I recently heard the story of a man who visited an asylum for the criminally insane. He was a bit surprised to find that there were three guards to take care of a hundred inmates. He said to one of the guards, “Aren’t you afraid that the inmates will unite, overcome you, and escape?” The… Continue reading Unatics, Unite!
Reflecting the Goodness of God
Only happy people can learn. Only happy people can teach. Our religion should put a sparkle in our eyes and a tone in our voice, and a spring in our step that bears witness of our faith and confidence in the goodness of God.
Quoted: Oswald Chambers on the Motive of Service
Whenever success is made the motive of service, infidelity to our Lord is the inevitable result…The only way to keep true to God is by a steady persistent refusal to be interested in Christian work and to be interested alone in Jesus Christ.
Quoted: George Mueller on Faith
I say—and say it deliberately—trials, obstacles, difficulties, and sometimes defeats, are the very food of faith.
God’s Risk Takers
Joshua 1:1-9 “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” T.S. Eliot quotes (American born English Editor, Playwright, Poet and Critic, 1888-1965) In the flesh, Joshua had much to risk. Loss of respect. Ridicule. Defeat. Failure. But in the spirit he truly had nothing to lose.… Continue reading God’s Risk Takers
Quoted: Wayne Huntley on God’s Word
“Some people say, God said it, I believe it, and that settles it.” “No…… God said it. That settles it! and I believe it.”