20 I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death. 21 For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. (Phil. 1:20-21) To reach that level ofContinue reading “The Surrendered Life”
It is time to press on to a new level of prayer.
For the month of January I have challenged myself with the YouVersion devotional plan reading Oswald Chambers to begin the year. Nearly every day I have been challenged in some way by a simple sentence or two. Today was this: When you have no vision from God, no enthusiasm left in your life, and notContinue reading “Walking in spiritual freedom”
The reason some of us are such poor examples of Christianity is that we have failed to recognize that Christ is almighty. We have Christian attributes and experiences, but there is no abandonment or surrender to Jesus Christ. When we get into difficult circumstances, we impoverish His ministry by saying, “Of course, He can’t doContinue reading “Needed: Abandonment to Christ”
Trusting God for TODAY, for the MOMENT, is monumental. Trusting him for provision… with my time… my plans… A prayer of Oswald Chambers: Detach me, O Lord, from the things of sense and time, and usher me into the presence of the King. Keep the precincts of my mind and heart entirely Yours. Help meContinue reading “The challenge of trust”
O Lord, enchain me to Yourself with great bonds of adoring love; encircle me around with Your Providence for Your purposes; enlarge me until I am more and more capable of being of use to You.
Whenever God gives a vision to a Christian, it is as if He puts him in “the shadow of His hand” (Isaiah 49:2). The saint’s duty is to be still and listen. There is a “darkness” that comes from too much light—that is the time to listen. The story of Abram and Hagar in GenesisContinue reading “Though the darkness hide Thee”
Are we more devoted to service than we are to Jesus Christ Himself?