Today's world is like yesterday's - corrupt and filled with the chorus of "Every person to his/her own god, own choice, own life-style." That's why we who know the Lord will not be popular and must be prepared to suffer when we declare: "There is only one God, one Savior and one way. The answer is not in Buddha, Confucius, Mohammed or any other man or supposed deity. Thus saith the Lord!"
We all have burdens we carry for loved ones - sometimes so excruciating that we feel our hearts will break. This is especially true of Christian parents trying their best to live lives pleasing to the Savior even while one or more of their children decide they'd rather have "sin country."
We were on a hike in the desert along the Colorado River. Most of the days, there was not a soul in sight. Now desert sun and hefty backpacks can combine to create lots of sweat and a longing for something cool to the taste.
Look back and see what your Heavenly Father has already brought you through. Then face each of your "todays" knowing that your deepest waters and most intense flames will not be allowed to drown or consume you...
The size of the universe is unknown. Yet Dr. Wernher Von Braun, the rocket scientist, says; "The idea of an orderly universe is inconceivable without God - the grandeur of the cosmos confirms the certainty of creation. One can't be exposed to the law and order of the universe without becoming aware of a divine intent."
It is up to you and me to want to know the living God more than anything in life. It is up to the Lord to make Himself known. It is up to us to want to both hear and obey Him. It is up to the Holy Spirit to make His voice real. Any deep relationship is built through quality time spent together.
How is your spiritual growth proceeding? Are you learning fresh truths in daily devotions that you put into practice in daily living? Is the Holy Spirit taking you into deeper levels of personal repentance as you view yourself in light of what Jesus did for you? Are you gaining a general knowledge of the major truths and doctrines of the faith so that no false teaching can pull you from God's path?
We must catch God's heart for the Jews and Israel if we are to understand His incredible love for us...The Jews have suffered Inquisitions, pogroms and the Holocaust. Yet only three years after Hitler's suicide - he who had hoped to kill all Jews - Israel had a physical rebirth in 1948 that defies human reasoning.