Simon says, “Pat your head”. We pat our heads. Jesus says, “Go therefore and...– Francis Chan (via withonefootinafairytale)
I am no longer anxious about anything as I realize that He is able to carry out...– Hudson Taylor
I have confidence
Not in myself. Not in anything I accomplish. Not in whatever good I do. Not in the things I possess. I have confidence in the cross and the one who gave his life so that I could live mine.
The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it.– 1 Thessalonians 5:24
If the praise of others elates me, or if the blame of others depresses me, then...– Amy Carmichael
corycopeland: We Christians would have a better reputation if we actually acted like Jesus when facing criticism or condemnation.
Hide and Seek
I was never good at playing hide and seek as a kid. I think it was my least favorite game in the entire universe…probably because I was so bad at it. I would choose tag over hide and seek any day…and I hated running. Still do, in fact. But that is beside the point. The point is, I was never any good at hiding. I would either get bored with the idea and opt for a position behind a tree,...
Day 1 of Psalm 91
I must dwell in Him. I must rest in Him. I must trust in Him. I must love Him. He is my refuge. He is my fortress. He will save me. He will guard me. He will rescue me. He will protect me. He will deliver me. He will satisfy me. He will show me His salvation.
Last year I had a goal to memorize scripture. When I was younger I had no problem with this - probably because I attended AWANA and Sunday School where I was encouraged and rewarded for memorizing passages in scripture. But as I’ve grown older, I’m no longer “forced” (for lack of a better word) to hide God’s word in my heart. In 2011 I achieved some success in this...
So Great A Salvation
We have death. We need life. Darkness exchanged for light. Burdens lifted. Temporal replaced with eternal. Freedom. Initiated by God. Inherited. I am saved from the wrath of God. I am saved by the grace of God. I am saved to bring glory to God. This is salvation. It is indeed great. May I glorify my Father in heaven. Currently listening to: Jesus Saves by Tim Hughes
I struggle with fear. I constantly worry about the future - if or when things will ever happen. I know this is wrong. When I am fearful I succumb to a lack of confidence in God. I am not trusting His power or His timing. Satan wins. I must be untouchable. I must take refuge in Christ - His Word, His power, His promise. If I take refuge in anything else, I am leaving the door wide open for Satan...