A Parable About Prayer

Dear Ones:

“And He said to them, “Which of you shall have a friend, and go to him at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves; ‘for a friend of mine has come to me on his journey, and I have nothing to set before him’; “and he will answer from within and say, ‘Do not trouble me; the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give to you’? “I say to you, though he will not rise and give to him because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence he will rise and give him as many as he needs.” Luke 11:5-9

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Taught of Lions

Dear Ones:

There are a good many lions mentioned in the Bible.  And as we study the situations, and the context, in which these animals are mentioned, we find that God has used them to accomplish many of His purposes.  Sometimes the lessons from lions were aimed at demonstrating to the world that He was/is God.  This was the case with Daniel, mentioned in Daniel 6, where he was thrown into a den of lions, his enemies anticipating that he would be torn to pieces.  Continue reading

God Speaking, Revealing

Dear Ones:

Is God real to you?  Are you conscious of living in His presence?  Is He, like the Psalmist describes Him in Psalm 46:1, “…a very present help in time of trouble?”
If there is one thing that we find is true of those who truly have known, and walked with the Lord, it is this…God is a reality to them.  He speaks to the heart, and reveals Himself to the soul.  Indeed, there is that aspect of such a life Continue reading