Showing posts from July, 2009

Whose Desire Is It Anyway?

While I was at work today, I was thinking about this lovely lady who attended one of the churches I pastored. She was going through a really hard time in finding employment as a full time Christian worker. I remember her saying “I pray and pray and it seems nothing is happening...” and I remember her quoting this portion of scripture to me “Delight yourself also in the LORD, and He shall give you the desires of your heart” Ps 37:4. She said that this was her desire, her passion; to be a Christian School teacher was all she could think about. So she said to me, why hasn’t the Lord allowed this to happen in my life? That’s a tough question to answer because only God knows why He allows certain disappointments in our lives. But I also can relate to this lady’s pleading heart, as I wait upon the Lord for that church to shepherd. As I was thinking about this lady’s situation and her burden a year and a half ago, that portion of scripture stood out to me again today! I can remember what I sa

Mainstay - Story

Only By His Grace

Andrews Clan and Friends

What's in Your Grocery Cart?

Holiness (means) In the highest sense belongs to God (Isa 6:3), and to Christians as consecrated to God's service, and in so far as they are conformed in all things to the will of God. Personal holiness is a work of gradual development. It is carried on under many hindrances, hence the frequent admonitions to watchfulness, prayer, and perseverance. Charles Spurgeon said "Christ will be master of the heart, and sin must be mortified. If your life is unholy, then your heart is unchanged, and you are an unsaved person. The Savior will sanctify His people, renew them, give them a hatred of sin, and a love of holiness. The grace that does not make a man better than others is a worthless counterfeit. Christ saves His people, not IN their sins, but FROM their sins. Without holiness, no man shall see the Lord." See we have allowed the world to cloud our better judgment at home, work, and in the church. How? Through the T.V, media, radio, magazines, books and I think most of all

A Call to Wonder - Paul Washer

To Him be the Glory! Won't you come to Him, and worship Him in all His glory?

Who Will Deliver Me from this Body of Death?

Every day I find it harder and harder to do what is right in the eyes of God. Don’t you? I find it especially hard, when you work every day in a world that is broken and lost without hope in Christ Jesus, even in a small community of Woodstock, New Brunswick. You go to work every day in a place that uses His name [Jesus Christ] frequently but in a way that dishonours Him and all His glory [use it as a curse word], and makes Him out to be some kind of a fool. People deceive one another and tell lies. You hear the garbage and profanity, the vulgar conversations, and it begins to sink into your conscience, it begins to affect your behaviour. You try not to listen! But you can't help yourself but to listen to what they're saying. Again it begins to affect your personal walk with the Lord, your personal devotion time, your prayer life begins to diminish. A good brother in Christ said to me once “you hang out with manure; you begin to smell like manure" . He is absolutely right

Who Will Save The Little Ones

We must pray that the messge gets out for the voices that cannot be heard!

The Wonder of it All! Pastor Jeff Noblit

A Christian Prayer

A Puritan Prayer (Unknown Author) BLESSED GOD, Ten thousand snares are mine without and within, defend thou me; When sloth and indolence seize me, give me views of heaven; When sinners entice me, give me disrelish of their ways; When sensual pleasures tempt me, purify and refine me; When I desire worldly possessions, help me to be rich toward thee; When the vanities of the world ensnare me, let me not plunge into new guilt and ruin. May I remember the dignity of my spiritual release, never be too busy to attend to my soul, never be so engrossed with time that I neglect the things of eternity; thus may I not only live, but grow towards thee. Form my mind to right notions of religion, that I may not judge of grace by wrong conceptions, nor measure my spiritual advances by the efforts of my natural being. May I seek after an increase of divine love to thee, after unreserved resignation to thy will, after extensive benevolence to my fellow creatures, after patience and fortitude of soul, a

James MacDonald "Gripped by the Worship of God"

Words We Take for Granted (Part 4)

“Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation”. 2 Cor 5:18-19 What does it mean to be rejected? Worse yet, what does it feel like when you have been rejected by someone? It hurts doesn’t it? We all want to be accepted, but that’s not always the case. You see, the God of all creation has been offended, and He requires - He demands justice for our sinful disobedience against Him. King David said “Against You, You only have I sinned and done this evil in Your sight” this was his plea of repentance when he sinned against God with Bathsheba (Ps 51-4). These past weeks, we have been looking at important words that sometimes fly under the radar among Christians. We need to understand that Jesus dying on the cross is not only the perfect sacrifice that God