While reading inspirational books, going to church events, attending Bible studies or meandering from church to church in search of truth has its place in our journey it can most often bring the Christian sojourner to utter confusion, and thusly to the paralysis of analysis. For it is not in our head that we find Christ, but rather our hearts. The personal journey is not about figuring God out, but rather discovering an intimacy with Christ through a personal relationship that nothing in this world can teach us. No one in this world has all the answers, and no one or nothing can bring complete serenity in our lives than God.
A remnant of the faithful is rising in the midst of Iran. Gary Lane reports on how they are surviving in the Middle East.
We honor and salute the heroes who have fought in defense of our nation’s liberty and freedom past, present and future. May God bless your service and the sacrifice of your families.
I despair of men in the degree in which I have never realized that God has done anything for me. Is my experience such a wonderful realization of God’s power and might that I can never despair of anyone I see? Have I had any spiritual work done in me at all? The degree of panic is the degree of the lack of personal spiritual experience.
If I put my trust in human beings first, I will end in despairing of everyone; I will become bitter, because I have insisted on man being what no man ever can be – absolutely right. Never trust anything but the grace of God in yourself or in anyone else.
At the bar of common sense Jesus Christ’s statements may seem mad; but bring them to the bar of faith, and you begin to find with awestruck spirit that they are the words of God…
Our Lord does not mean that life will be free from external perplexities, but that just as He knew the Father’s heart and mind, so by the baptism of the Holy Ghost He can lift us into the heavenly places where He can reveal the counsels of God to us.
While we may look like a Christian on the outside by all the current exterior measures, are we really Christian on the inside?
If anything is a mystery to you and it is coming in between you and God, never look for the explanation in your intellect, look for it in your disposition, it is that which is wrong. When once your disposition is willing to submit to the life of Jesus, the understanding will be perfectly clear…