Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Sunday, May 26, 2013
This is something I’ve been pondering on lately. It’s something that is so important for every Christian to have, and the second in the list of the “Fruits of the Spirit”, in Galatians 5:22-23. Joy is something that all of us long to have, and something that people can never experience to the full until after they have accepted Jesus as their personal Saviour and Friend. Below are a few thoughts about joy.
Joy is an amazing gift. What has made you joyful today?
Monday, May 20, 2013
Sunday, May 12, 2013
There is no love, like a mother's love,
no stronger bond on earth...
like the precious bond that comes from God,
to a mother, when she gives birth.
A mother's love is forever strong,
never changing for all time...
and when her children need her most,
a mother's love will shine.
God bless these special mothers,
God bless them every one...
for all the tears and heartache,
and for the special work they've done.
When her days on earth are over,
a mother's love lives on...
through many generations,
with God's blessings on each one.
Be thankful for our mothers,~Anonymous
for they love with a higher love...
from the power God has given,
and the strength from up above.
(To all the Mothers! =D )
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Monday, May 6, 2013
|Hudson Taylor about 1885|
Hudson Taylor was the founder of the China Inland Mission and did a great work for God in China. This experience took place when he was journeying to China for the first time. George Muller had a very similar experience when he was once crossing the ocean from England to Canada, when he asked God to clear the fog in five minutes. There are links to more resources from and about Hudson Taylor at the bottom of this page.
I have had all sorts of experiences in all sorts of circumstances, and when I have come to God and pleaded His own promises in His own Word, I have never been disappointed. I have been in circumstances of great difficulty, and have been led to ask Him for remarkable help.
I was nearly wrecked when I was going out to China the first time. Our vessel was becalmed, and gradually drifting upon the coast of New Guinea. We could see the savages on the shore. They had kindled a fire, and were evidently expecting a good supper that night. When I was a medical student some of the other students used to jeer at me because I was going among the heathen, and they would talk about “cold missionary.” Well, it did look that night as if somebody was going to have a piece of hot missionary.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Philippians 4:6, “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”
Colossians 4:2, “Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving.”
1 Thessalonians 5:17, “Pray without ceasing.”
1 Timothy 2:8, “I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.”
1 Timothy 4:5, “For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.”
James 5:16-18, “Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.”
God punishes us mildly by ignoring our prayers and severely by answering them. ~Richard J. Needham
Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays. ~Søren Kierkegaard
No one is a firmer believer in the power of prayer than the devil; not that he practices it, but he suffers from it. ~Guy H. King
The value of consistent prayer is not that He will hear us, but that we will hear Him. ~William McGill
Prayer may not change things for you, but it for sure changes you for things. ~Samuel M. Shoemaker
We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties. ~Oswald Chambers
When you pray, rather let your heart be without words than your words without heart. ~John Bunyan
If God answers your prayers, He is increasing your faith. If He delays, He is increasing your patience. If He doesn’t answer, He knows that you can handle it perfectly”. ~Unknown