The March Of Time
The great cog of nature does not run in reverse. Everything in existence continues toward eternity. From the birth of time, a spontaneous, impulsive flow has borne all humanity toward the ceaseless abyss. Everything that through grace has been created and made beautiful will become nothing. Therefore, as Christians, make sure that we are attracted to heaven by enriching ourselves in what is...
People today have forgotten the power and the necessity of the word “no.” It is a word which must be spoken with courage and resolution, otherwise it becomes meaningless. This is a difficult task sometimes. There is a power in the word “no” which not only prevents wrong, but also turn wrong into right. ”No” is a good word. ”No” is a necessary...
Nothing In Return
It is said that the truest and purist form of giving expects nothing in return — it is unconditional. God has given us His Son. Without conditions, God has brought salvation into the world. What this means for the Christian is: God does not expect obedience — but we are bound to give it; He does not expect honor and praise — but we are drawn to do nothing less. God comes to...
Nourish Those Close By
Life is long and arduous, filled with rewards and disappointments, laughter and sorrow, vitality and sickness. Each soul needs to be nourished as he or she goes through life. Therefore, it becomes the responsibility of each Christian to everyday touch the souls of those who are close at hand. The Christian is to let others know that they are loved, thus nourishing the spirit within them. ...
To read about the life and death of Christ is to see a life at peace. Christ was at peace with who He was, what He did, and even with His own death. How was such a life of peace obtained? It resulted from doing the Father’s will. Such is the case for any Christian. Peace in life, and in death, can only be had from following the Father’s will.
Dear readers and followers, thank you for the messages which express what these devotionals mean to you and how they speak to you. I am humbled at how God chooses to use us. I am taking a 2 week vacation and will return to daily posting on Monday, March 26. I hope that you will return with me and continue to read. There are more of you than there are in my church on Sunday’s…I am...
Obliged To Influence
We as Christians say that we believe ourselves to be under obligation to shape and influence the world’s institutions so that they more closely conform to God’s will and purposes. This means not accepting the world as it is, and not bowing to the world’s pressures for approval. It means shaping and bending the world as we find it so the it more closely resembles God’s...
To read about the life and death of Christ is to see a life at peace. Christ was at peace with who He was, what He did, and even His death. How was such a life of peace obtained? It resulted from doing the Father’s will. Such is the case for the Christian. Peace in life and in death can only be had by following the Father’s will.
The Only Way Home
How can one end a journey if it is never begun? How can one come to the House of God if faith is never ventured into? For the Christian, every journey begins with Christ, ends with Christ, and contains Christ as their Master, Guide, and Friend. No soul has ever found a way home without Him. “No one comes to the Father, but by me.” —John 14:6
Sadness is a sin that surely brings us low. For the Christian, this a avoidable, because of Christ. Christ has placed his joy within us; He has justified our relationship with God; He has shown us what it takes to live loving, successful lives. Christ has revealed to us the Father, and He has placed eternity into our minds. All of this, and much more, should call forth from us nothing less...
Our Chief Conviction
There are four great convictions by which our faith is governed: first, that there is a God; second, that we are created a living soul by Him; third, that there is life to come — everlasting; and fourth, that there is judgment. To say that there is no judgment is to assert that there is no life everlasting, and ultimately, there is no God.
The best of our faith is nothing more than a small cup of what we need — that is all of the depths which we can possess. Therefore, we must go to God daily. Should we fail to come into His presence, and the world continue to tax and siphon what little faith we have, then far too soon the reservoir becomes dry and we have no defenses against the world’s alluring calls. Only by quiet,...
Our Great End
We hear a lot today about giving to the poor, feeding the hungry, and sheltering the homeless. Ministry as benevolence and charity are continually emphasized as necessary responses to what God has done for us. We clothe the body. We educate the mind. We seek out equality for the downtrodden and the forgotten among us. All of this is indeed necessary and good and expected, but often neglected...