We are not meant to be the heroes of our story, we are not meant to be anything we desire, and we are definitely not meant to be the author of our tale. If, from our culture, we are imbibing stories that tell us we are the hero of our own story—or worse, we are … Continue reading Who’s the Author of your Story?
Nuns fret not at their Convent’s narrow room;And Hermits are contented with their Cells;And Students with their pensive Citadels:Maid at the Wheel, the Weaver at his Loom,Sit blithe and happy; Bees that soar for bloomHigh as the highest Peak of Furness Fells,Will murmur by the hour in Foxglove bells:In truth, the prison unto which we … Continue reading The Weight of too much Liberty
In my experience, Christians are strangely reluctant to take this advice. We tend to be earnest people, always striving for self-improvement, and can be suspicious of mere recreation. But God doesn't just create, he takes delight in His creation, and expects us to delight in it too; and since he has given us the desire … Continue reading Read at Whim!
Love not the world neither the things that are in the world.Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength. With these two Scriptural commands any honest human is faced with his own impotence to obey. For we naturally love the world and its things and resist God’s interference in our … Continue reading Loving Rightly
Learn much of the Lord Jesus. For every look at yourself, take ten looks at Christ. he is altogether lovely. Such infinite majesty, and yet such meekness and grace, and all for sinners, even the chief. Live much in the smiles of God. Bask in His beams. Feel His all-seeing eye settled on you in … Continue reading Consider Christ
Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even … Continue reading Where can I go from His presence?
It is ever the Holy Spirit's work to turn our eyes away from self to Jesus, but Satan's work is just the opposite of this, for he is constantly trying to make us regard ourselves instead of Christ. He insinuates, "Your sins are too great for pardon, you have no faith, you do not repent … Continue reading Look to Christ, Not to Self
Mere morality is not the end of life. You were made for something quite different from that...The people who keep on asking if they can't lead a decent life without Christ, don't know what life is about; if they did they would know that 'a decent life' is mere machinery compared with the thing we men … Continue reading The thing we are really made for!
"And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent." God has made humankind in His image--with ability to reason and to choose our allegiances. He has offered us Life in the knowledge of Him through Christ. And He's seen to the recording of … Continue reading What is God like? How do we know?
It may happen to any of us at any moment. In the twinkling of an eye, in a time too small to be measured, and in any place, all that seems to divide us from God can flee away, vanish, leaving us naked before Him, like the first man, like the only man as if … Continue reading The Business of Life