Morning Glory

“And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed.” – Mark 1:35. Corrie ten Boom wrote, “Don’t pray when you feel like it. Rather, have an appointment with the Lord, and keep it!” This is good advice. Sometimes prayer is not…

What Comes First?

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” – Matthew 6:33 The beginning of the year is a good time to make any needed changes in our lives. We need to take inventory, tune-up, tune in and make sure we’re heading in the right…

Created To Worship

“And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but…

Submitting To God

“Submit to God, and you will have peace; then things will go well for you.” – Job 22:21. Submission is not very popular these days. The very sound of the word submission can offend many people today. Every Christian at one time or another will struggle with the concept of submitting themselves to God. Often,…

No Turning Back

“This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it.” – Isaiah 30:15. Repentance has never been a popular topic. It is easy to move this subject to the back of the…