Posts tagged ‘endurance’

Troubles to Test Our Faith

“So he [Moses] asked, ‘Lord, why have you brought me this trouble? How have I displeased you that you put the burden of all these people on me?’ ” (Numbers 11:11 God’s Word ©). Read more…

Happy Suffering

Okay, somehow it has been neither easy nor hard for me to seek justice for God’s children. It just is the way God leads. But that is not enough, if you can imagine. Read more…

O That I Could…

O that I might find every defeat an occasion to rejoice in God my Saviour with Whom there is no defeat. Read more…

Sleepwalking

Somnambulism
Do you thrill to these big words people have coined? A somnambulist walks in their sleep. Read more…

The Push-Pull of Holiness

Is it not fascinating that John’s murderer was both afraid of him and attracted to him? Read more…

Challenge The Construct

I just had to share this with anyone who will stop to read it. This is the First Commandment in radical terms! Thanks JS Park! Read more…

There Is No Condemnation

“So those who are believers in Christ Jesus can no longer be condemned” (Romans 8:1 God’s Word).

I heard a praise chorus as I drove home last night from work that repeated this verse over and over. While that kind of music does not rate in my top five of preferred styles, a thought crossed my mind. Read more…

Lukewarm

lukewarmpic“How lukewarm and negligent we are! We lose our original fervor very quickly and we even become weary of life from laziness! [Don’t] you, who have seen so many examples of the devout, fall asleep in the pursuit of virtue!” (“The Imitation of Christ”, Thomas a Kempis, translated by Aloysius Croft and Harold Bolton, Book One, Chapter 18).

“I know what you have done, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were cold or hot. But since you are lukewarm and not hot or cold, I’m going to spit you out of my mouth” (Revelation 3:15-16 God’s Word).

A Piece of Peace in Persecution

Some people teach that if you follow Jesus and get sick or suffer poverty your faith is too small. Of course, this half-truth has some Biblical support. The whole story, however, has hard elements to swallow. Read more…

Point Others Where?

“We can reject the opportunity to be used of God, or we can seize opportunities to impact others as a testimony to Him…find a way to use your uncomfortable situation to point others to Him” (“Nearing Home: Life, Faith, and Finishing Well”, Billy Graham, 2011, pages 38, 40). Read more…