Everything is Yours

Take, Lord, receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, and my entire will - all that I have and call my own. You have given it all to me. To you, Lord, I return it. Everything is yours; do... Weiterlesen

Holy Spirit

The Spirit-filled life is not a special deluxe edition of Christianity. It is part and parcel of the total plan of God for His people. ~A.W. Tozer *** We must have the Holy Spirit's power and presence, otherwise our religion... Weiterlesen

Discipleship

HOW CAN DISCIPLESHIP HELP THOSE OF US WHO ARE ALWAYS IN A HURRY? We can learn how to act quickly without hurrying. Quickness is an attribute of action. Hurry is an attribute of the spirit. First, we need to recognize... Weiterlesen

Forgiveness

To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable, because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you. This is hard; ... how can we do it? Only, I think, by remembering were we stand, by meaning our words when we... Weiterlesen

Obedience

God is God. Because he is God, He is worthy of my trust and obedience. I will find rest nowhere but in His holy will, a will that is unspeakably beyond my largest notions of what He is up to.... Weiterlesen

Holiness

Holiness is a most beautiful and lovely thing. We drink in strange notions of holiness from our childhood, as if it were a melancholy, morose, sour and unpleasant thing; but there is nothing in it but what is sweet and... Weiterlesen

Grace

Grace is a dynamic force that does more than affect our standing with God by crediting us with righteousness, Grace affects our experience as well ... Grace is a way of life. ~Larry Richards * Your worst days are never... Weiterlesen

Pride

The essential vice, the utmost evil, is Pride. Unchastity, greed, drunkenness and all that, are mere flea-bites in comparison: it was through Pride that the devil became the devil. Pride leads to every other vice: it is the complete anti-God... Weiterlesen

Self-Awareness

A truly humble person is sensible of his natural distance from God; of his dependence on Him; of the insufficiency of his own power and wisdom. ~Jonathan Edwards

Standing under the Cross

Standing Under the Cross Standing erect, holding our heads high, is the attitude of spiritually mature people in face of the calamities of our world. The facts of everyday life are a rich source for doomsday thinking and feeling. But... Weiterlesen

An enabler asks for help

An Enabler Asks for Help Someone I love is buried beneath fear and paralysis. She has forgotten how gloriously You made her. And I seem to have forgotten that Your love for her far exceeds my limited version. Forgive me... Weiterlesen

Giving In

You must picture me alone in that room in Magdalen, night after night, feeling, whenever my mind lifted even for a second from my work, the steady, unrelenting approach of Him whom I so earnestly desired not to meet. That... Weiterlesen

Choosing Life

Choosing Life God says, "I am offering you life or death, blessing or curse. Choose life, then, so that you and your descendants may live" (Deuteronomy 30:19). "Choose life." That's God's call for us, and there is not a moment... Weiterlesen

Justification, Atonement, and Salvation

Justification, Atonement, and Salvation (excerpt from an interview with Dallas Willard, interviewed by Gary W. Moon): GWM: Before we leave this, I have a follow-up question. I forget the age of your granddaughter. DW: She is eleven. GWM: Dallas, by... Weiterlesen

God, Speak to Me

God, Speak to Me The man whispered "God, speak to me" and a meadowlark sang. But the man did not hear. So the man yelled "God speak to me!" And the thunder rolled across the sky, But the man did... Weiterlesen