He Puts Me Flat Down

He Puts Me Flat Down Now it came to pass at the end of seven days that the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; therefore hear a word from My mouth, and give them warning from Me.” Ezekiel 3:16-17…

Few Lovers of His Cross

Few Lovers of His Cross For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise.—Hebrews 10:36 When God needs a person for His service-a good person, an effective person, a humble person-why does He most often turn to a person in deep trouble? Why…

It Works!

It Works! …Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.—2 Corinthians 12:9-10 Ten thousand enemies cannot stop a…

Faultfinders

Faultfinders But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.—2 Corinthians 4:7-9 Nowhere else in the entire…

This Does Not Come From God

This Does Not Come From God Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.—James 4:7 I have had times in my life and ministry when the burdens and the pressures seemed to be too much. Sometimes physical weariness adds to our problems and our temptation to give in to discouragement…

Piles of Ashes

Piles of Ashes Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby. —Hebrews 12:11 If God has singled you out to be a special object of His grace you may expect Him to honor you with stricter…