Union with Christ

Dear Ones:

Francis Ridley Havergal wrote in the sixth stanza of the hymn “Jesus, Thy Life is Mine“:

“Jesus, my life is Thine,
And evermore shalt be,
Hidden in Thee, 
For nothing can untwine, 
Thy life from mine.”

Let us today, by faith, lay hold of the wonderful truth of our inseparable union with Christ. (Colossians 1:27; Ephesians 2:5-6) The Apostle Paul said, “For me to live IS Christ, and to die is gain.” (Philippians 1:21)  Paul lived in the reality of his union with Christ. Continue reading

Christ, The Power Of The Resurrection

Dear Ones:

“That I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection…” (Philippians 3:10)

It is one thing to know ABOUT the power of His resurrection. It is quite another to KNOW that power in the life, where we live. We are apt to think that we do not need such power in the ordinary things of life but consider how Jesus lived. He lived a life of complete dependence upon His Father in all the details of daily life. (John 8:28, John 5:19, 30) Continue reading

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

This visitor came at an inopportune time.  It was late and he was hungry. The host Continue reading

God’s Mercy and Goodness

Dear Ones:

The Gulf Stream is a strong ocean current off the east coast of the United States. It is powerful. Such is the force of its current that is it literally a path in the sea.

The 23rd Psalm is one of the most loved. There is within it a powerful current that draws us to God. Consider two important truths found in this passage: Continue reading

God’s Ways…

Dear Ones:

In Psalm 77, we find the psalmist declaring, “…Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God?”  When Jesus answered Satan at one point of being tempted, He declared, “Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and Him only shalt thou serve.”  The primary theme here is the same, the worship of God is not only the first thing, it is the most Continue reading