Encouraging Words

Reflections and Ambition

This is my first blog of the year and as most people do, I spent a good deal of time for the past month reflecting on my life and my walk with Christ. In the past year, there have been a number of great victories given to me by the grace of God and a…

The Hour of a Man

by Dietrich Bonhoeffer The hour of a man’s death is determined, and it will find him no matter where he may turn. We must be ready for it. But… He knows ten thousand ways To save us from death’s power. He gives us food and meat, A boon in famine’s hour. That’s something we mustn’t…

Knowing Jesus

by Andrew Murray Their eyes were opened, and they knew him – Luke 24:31 It is very possible to have Jesus Himself with you and not to know it. It is very possible to listen to all the truth about Jesus, and even to preach about it, and yet not to know Him. This fact…

The Psychologist Can Never Explain the New Birth

by A.W. Tozer The miracle of the New Birth was foreshadowed in the Old Testament. “Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.” There was at least a hint of miracle within the human breast. Not the reasoning of yourself into a position, but something happening that could…

The Honor of a Saint

by Oswald Chambers Galatians 2:20 Redemption is the basis of things, it is God’s ”bit”; we have to live our actual life on that basis. We are apt to get a conception of the Redemption that enables us to “hang in” to Jesus mentally and do nothing else. This seems the natural outcome of the…

Feelings vs. Spiritual Well-Being

by John Newton We all need, and at the seasons the Lord sees best, we all receive chastisement. I hope you likewise have reason to praise Him, for supporting, sanctifying, and delivering mercy. The Coward flesh presently sinks under the rod, but Faith need not fear it, for it is in the hand of One…

An Intimate Relationship with The Lord

by Zac Poonen The Song of Solomon is a picture of Christ and the church. All believers – both married and unmarried can study the book and deepen their relationship with the Lord. A personal, loving, devoted relationship with Christ is the spring from which all true service for the Lord flows – whether it…

Leaving the Congregation and Entering the Body

Zechariah 12:10 states: And I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplication, so that they will look on Me whom they have pierced; and they will mourn for Him, as one mourns for an only son, and they will weep bitterly…

Focus on Christ

by Andrew Murray What was first a condition that we had to fulfill if we were to follow Jesus, becomes the blessed fruit of following Him. When we hear the call, “Follow me” ( Matt. 4:19 ), we think chiefly of all it implies for us. It is necessary that we do so, but it…

In the Beginning God…

by Watchman Nee The abiding principle of all true Christian work is: “In the beginning God” (Genesis 1:1). Every new spiritual experience begins with an acceptance, by faith, of what God has already done. God is waiting for you to cease doing! And once you have done this, He will begin. The operation of His…