3/27/16

Our 'Triumphant Holy Day'

"Lives again our glorious king, Alleluia!
Where, O death, is now thy sting? Alleluia!
Once He died our souls to save, Alleluia!
Where thy victory, O grave? Alleluia!"

~ Charles Wesley hymn, "Christ the Lord Is Risen Today"

"The Resurrection" by Carl H. Bloch (1834-1890)

"Concerning His Son  . .. the Son of God in power 
according to the Spirit of holiness by His resurrection from the dead,
Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 1:3-4).

Thank you, Lord Jesus, for your redeeming work. 
We are triumphant in You. 

"Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia!
Our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!

3/7/16

Prize Wisdom!


As a young girl, in a little corner church in Chicago, I heard the story of Solomon. How the king prayed for wisdom and God not only gave him extraordinary wisdom, He blessed him with wealth and fame. (1 Kings 3:1-12)

I'm so glad I prayed for wisdom that day. And through the years, I found true Wisdom in the Word of God.

Proverbs 4:5-9 says (ESV):

"Get wisdom; get insight;
do not forget, and do not turn away from the words of my mouth.
Do not forsake her, and she will keep you;
love her, and she will guard you.
The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom,
and whatever you get, get insight.
Prize her highly, and she will exalt you;
she will honor you if you embrace her.
She will place on your head a graceful garland;
she will bestow on you a beautiful crown."

Just as Jesus is the Living Word, the scriptures teach Jesus is wisdom for us:

"... Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. . . . Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption...." (1 Corinthians 1:24, 30).

I am grateful today for the Word of God and the Lord Jesus. Are you?

-Graphic from Morguefile

3/5/16

Cry Out to God for America


I have long respected Alistair Begg's determination to preach and teach truth. As I read a post by him today (written 3-2-16), I am thankful someone is calling out for us to remember God in this whole election process.

It is God, in wisdom and might, who "removes kings and sets up kings," 

Perhaps He will allow fools to lead us 
because that is what we deserve 
for turning our backs on Him and His Word.

Or perhaps He will grant great mercy
in response to His people's cries.

One Cry is one ministry praying for a nationwide call for Spiritual Awakening.

I have been convicted all this week that I am not praying consistently for the Lord to move in our country.

That is changing today.

Check out some of the prayers going up from God's people who are calling out for revival. I have not added a request there yet, but I prayed in the car for a long time yesterday, weeping to the point that I almost couldn't see to drive.
We are to easily drawn to cursing the darkness, when we should be lighting "candles" of prayer.
Are you praying:
  • About the upcoming elections? 
  • About the candidates? 
  • About Christians' need for revival? 
  • About your own heart?
I encourage you to check out One Cry. Sign the "Declaration of National Spiritual Emergency." 

And pray. 

Remember Alistair's clarion call:
"If ever there was a time to pray
 for the overruling hand of providence
to save us from ourselves, 
it is surely now."