Prayer, the Supreme Expression of Our Faith

Martyn Lloyd-Jones – Prayer, the Supreme Expression of Our Faith « The Old Guys. Prayer, in many ways, is the supreme expression of our faith in God and our faith and confidence in the promises of God. There is nothing that a man ever does which so proclaims his faith as when he gets down…

The Unknown

Last week, I copied a quote from a friend’s Facebook page about trusting God. The quote first caught my attention not just because it was by Oswald Chambers, or because I thought it was about solid biblical truth, but because I often struggle to trust God. When I’m faced with the unknown, I stress out,…

Daily Trusting (Oswald Chambers)

A friend posted this on his Facebook page and I found it both encouraging and challenging: —–The Knowledge of the Holy pg.63—– We must by the exercise of faith and by prayer bring it [God’s infinite wisdom] into the practical world of our day-by-day experience. To believe actively that our Heavenly Father constantly spreads around…

Rejoice

My pastor is leading our church through a study of the commands of Christ and yesterday he discussed “Rejoice.” He made many challenging points, leading me to question my own heart and actions. How fitting, then, that I read the following quote from J.C. Ryle Quotes this morning: Is your heart right? Then be thankful….

Application 2012

Every year there is another application to be filled out for something or other. This year, I am filling out the application for the New Tribes Mission Associate position. Acceptance means that I would serve as a NTM missionary, teaching at a school for missionary students in Papua New Guinea or elsewhere. Those of you…

Resolved

The lyrics to one of my favorite hymns begin with “I am resolved no longer to linger, charmed by the world’s delights…” Each new year, the majority of the American population engages in a frenzy of resoulution-making. Every February, the majority of those resolutions are forgotten. I started off this year rather apathetic towards resolutions….

Don’t Die to Beauty

RT: Desiring God John Piper read G. K. Chesterton at the advice of Clyde Kilby, one of his professors of English Literature at Wheaton College back in the day. And this book recommendation from Kilby didn’t come in a vacuum. Piper writes about how Kilby himself was amazed at the world, and that, with a pastoral heart…

Resolutions for a New Year

RT: JC Ryle Quotes Walk more closely with God, get nearer to Christ and seek to exchange hope for assurance. Seek to feel the witness of the Spirit more closely and distinctly every year. Lay aside every weight, and the sin that so easily besets you. Press towards the mark more earnestly. Fight a better…