"My husband changed after we married. He would not look at me, talk to me or even say my name... As time went on and four children later, I thought of suicide... ...I began to search the Word for a way out of my marriage commitment...
"And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen." 1 Peter 5:10-11 Jesus lived and died believing God, and so should we. Jesus lived... Continue Reading →
“If you are not firm in faith, you will not be firm at all." Isaiah 7:9 "We must endure in our faith; in our belief and our trust in God. For the Scripture says, “…My righteous one shall live by faith, and if he shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in Him” (Hebrews 10:38).... Continue Reading →
Totally where I am at today. Found the hymn by a "providential-accident" (that is an intentional oxymoron). I haven't heard this hymn for a while, but I needed to hear it today. I needed to be reminded that coming to grips with the wickedness and treachery of my own heart (at deeper and deeper levels)... Continue Reading →
From The Depths of Woe - Indelible Grace The Words of this piece are from Martin Luther's "Aus Tiefer Not Schrei ich zu Dir"-or in English "From The Depths Of Woe I Cry" (And no, I do not know German- that was a cut and paste). The hymn is based on Psalm 130. This rendition... Continue Reading →
"When we live in denial, we create another world in our minds, a world that does not exist. A world that God chose not to create. It is a way to pretend that the world that does exist - never came to be. Denial is a form of idolatry. It is a way that we... Continue Reading →
Dr. Jason Meyer just preached this sermon on August 16th. After listening to it, I thought I have to post this sermon to this blog. It just seems to encompass so many of the ideals of Boasting in Weakness. For example, in this sermon he addresses experiencing providentially ordained afflictions, receiving the comforting (strengthening) grace... Continue Reading →
Candid and generous and just. Boys care but little whom they trust. An error soon corrected - for who but learns in riper years. That man, when smoothest he appears, is most to be suspected?
Submission to God is focused in its obedience and it is intentional in its faith. Christians must not be aimless in their obedience to God, or vague in their faith in Him. Aimlessness is not a Christ-like quality. Biblically speaking, aimlessness is condemnable; not commendable. We should think about where we have come from, where... Continue Reading →
"Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen." Jude 1:24-25 Page CXVI does... Continue Reading →