Rejoice Always

From The Blazing Center: Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.  1 Thess 5.16-18 The Bible calls us to rejoice always and give thanks in all circumstances, in afflictions as well as times of blessing. To rejoice in all things…

The Uphill Climb to a New Perspective

When you start to climb a mountain, it looms in majestic grandeur ahead. As you walk, pain fills your joints and muscles. The trees are tall; the path continues to wind upward. Yet, reaching the summit and experiencing the feeling of “being on top of the world” is always worth the pain. Gaining a new…

Preach the Gospel

“Preaching the gospel to ourselves every day addresses both the self-righteous Pharisee and the guilt-laden sinner that dwell in our hearts. Since the gospel is only for sinners, preaching it to ourselves every day reminds us that we are indeed sinners in need of God’s grace. It causes us to say to God, in the…

Contentment

He is much happier that is always content, though he has ever so little, than he that is always coveting, though he has ever so much. —Matthew Henry RT: Challies

Increase my Faith

This is such a great reminder! I picked up my car last night after it has been in the shop for over five weeks with a seemingly unsolvable stalling problem (not operator error!). Before I got ten miles down the road, the same issue reappeared, unchanged, after $2000 of work on the car. As a…

Putting my Heart on Trial

Think not to say within yourself, “No one can know what his heart is. We must hope the best. No one can find out with any certainty the state of his own soul.” Beware, I say again—beware of such thoughts. The thing can be known. The thing can be found out. Deal honestly and fairly…

Missions

“Missions is about the worship of Jesus. The goal of missions is the global worship of Jesus by his redeemed people from every tribe, tongue, and nation. The outcome of missions is all peoples delighting to praise jesus. And the motivation for missions is the enjoyment that his people have in him. Missions aims at,…