The Lord gave me this poem as I was meditating on the condition of the unbelieving world and our responsibility to reach them with the Glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ. I pray it will minister to your heart.
Multitudes lost and hopeless,
I can hear their cry.
Though their lives be godless,
I can’t just let them die.
A New year is a perfect time to reevaluate your life and make important changes. What if you had the power to make lasting personal changes that would benefit you and your family for generations? It is easier than you think!
There are things that need to change in your life. You know it. I know it. There are things that need to change in my life too. One of the constants of human experience is the need to grow; to improve; to better oneself.
The age old question is “Can people change?” There are those who state emphatically that people cannot change. Their experiences in life have painfully proven it time and time again. The truth is people don’t change on their own. We tend to rise or fall to the level of our character and morality. But notice the important phrase “on their own”.
People don’t change, but God changes people. Yes, God can change people! (more…)
The Lord gave me this poem around Christmas a few years ago. I have thought of it often, but have never shared it until today. I pray that it brings joy to your heart and praise to God.
O the chasm That grace did span
when our great God became a man!
Angels did herald the glorious birth
That gave my soul salvation’s mirth.
True joy and peace dwelt within (more…)
O Thou whose bounty fills my cup,
With every blessing meet!
I give Thee thanks for every drop—
The bitter and the sweet.
I praise Thee for the desert road,
And for the riverside;
For all Thy goodness hath bestowed,
And all Thy grace denied.
I thank Thee for both smile and frown,
And for the gain and loss;
I praise Thee for the future crown
And for the present cross.
I thank Thee for both wings of love
Which stirred my worldly nest;
And for the stormy clouds which drove
Me, trembling, to Thy breast.
I bless Thee for the glad increase,
And for the waning joy;
And for this strange, this settled peace
Which nothing can destroy.
– Christian Victory
I love Thanksgiving. The good food, time with family, and football are enjoyable. I even love the name – Thanksgiving. It boldly declares the purpose of the day. Let’s give God thanks today!
We are to be thankful all the time, but it is human nature to look at what we lack instead of what we have. This creates a feeling of loss and dissatisfaction. Furthermore, we have a short memory when it comes to God’s blessings and people’s sacrifices for us. Add that to a sense of entitlement and we have a recipe for ingratitude!
There is a simple recipe for gratitude. Realize that you deserve nothing and that every good thing in your life is a gift from God. Consider that things could always be worse if God was not caring for you. Compare your life now to how terrible it could be. Things could always be worse. This awareness creates a profound sense of thanksgiving.
Let’s look at 3 areas of gratitude we can be thankful for today.