ARE YOU NEAR OR AFAR

The saints are a people near to God. Salvation is far from the wicked; but God is a help at hand to his people; and this is by the blood of Christ, by the merit of his sufferings and death. Every believing sinner owes his nearness to God, and his interest in his favour, to […]

I STAND IN AWE OF YOU

Who is like you, O Lord, among the gods? Who is like you, majestic in holiness, awesome in glorious deeds, doing wonders? – Exodus 15:11 Let all the earth fear the Lord; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him! – Psalm 33:8 God Colossians 3:22-25 – Bondservants, obey in everything […]

THE RIPPLE EFFECTS OF SMALL THINGS

“Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.” Oscar Wilde It is so difficult on where to start this morning as this is not only much to say, but more importantly much to perceive, give great attention of thought to, and especially meditate on. I must apologize ahead of time for my […]

Be Still!

Prayer is when you talk to God; meditation is when you listen to God. Author Unknown I have touched on the subject in past writings and think I am going to go back to it and this time go a lot deeper. The problem that has been proposed to new Christians and even those who […]

WRITE THEM!

History is a story written by the finger of God. C.S. Lewis Recently I turned a year older and with that more mature age also comes more opportunities to become more forgetful or absentminded. One of the things we can learn to do to help overcome being forgetful, is to write things down. Even throughout […]

CHRISTIANS ACTING OUT – PART 2

If men’s religion prevails not to conquer and cure the wickedness of their hearts, it shall not always serve for a cloak. The day is coming when hypocrites will be stripped of their fig-leaves. Mathew Henry The first part of this is taken directly verbatim from the Merriam-Webster Website The word hypocrite ultimately came into […]

CHRISTIANS ACTING OUT – PART 1

For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. 3 Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? 4 Or how can you say to your […]

MENDING FENCES

Good fences make good neighbors. Robert Frost The quote above is most famously given credit to Robert Frost, but it actually comes from an old 17th century proverb. And what is the purpose of a proverb, to teach wisdom! This weekend I watched my human daddy go it alone wrestling with my new kennel and […]

DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE

Be careful little eyes what you see It’s the second glance that ties your hands As darkness pulls the strings From the song Slow Fade by Casting Crowns I am going to warn you ahead of time, there is going to be an attempt at A LOT of terminology this morning to hopefully giving us […]

WHAT DO YOU SEE?

I will take my stand at my watchpost and station myself on the tower, and look out to see what he will say to me, and what I will answer concerning my complaint.2 And the Lord answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it. 3 For […]