Watch and Pray
Prayer and watching thereunto are necessary for advancement in the divine life. . . . Your only safety is to live like a watchman. Watch and pray always. Oh, what a preventive against yielding to temptation and falling into the snares of the world! “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.” Ephesians 6:18. “Take ye heed, watch and pray.” Mark 13:13.
First, you are to watch. Watch, lest you should speak hastily, fretfully, and impatiently. Watch, lest pride should find a… Continue reading
Quote; “Cultivate the habit of speaking well of others. Dwell upon the good qualities of those with whom you associate, and see as little as possible of their errors and failings. When tempted to complain of what someone has said or done, praise something in that person’s life or character. Cultivate thankfulness. Praise God for His wonderful love in giving Christ to die for us. It never pays to think of our grievances. God calls upon us to think of His mercy and His matchless love, that we may be inspired with praise. Earnest workers have no… Continue reading
The Squeaky Wheel
There it was, his new lawn mower, it was very different from what he had previously owned in the past, so as the years rolled by, and each time he mowed, he just adapted to its quirks and differences, but then came the day when he had to use another person’s mower, and then he found the difference, his was so very hard to push, so stiff and resisting, and the other persons just floated along so easily. He had just gotten so used to pushing his stiff mower, and that was just normal to him,… Continue reading
Truth about Temptation
Here is a summary from a Sermon that I was pointed to, and it is well worth a viewing, it is on “YouTube” – The Truth about Temptation by Daniel Pel. Open your Bible to, James 1:12-16 “Blessed [is] the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: But every man… Continue reading
Here is a true story that I came across and I wish to share it here. Elizabeth Smart is often referred to as “The girl that was kidnapped.” You see when she was 14 years old a man from the back woods broke into her home, kidnapped her, and raced straight out the back door and disappeared with her, way back into the mountains. When they arrived at his cabin, his wife washed her down, and then he declared the girl to be his new wife and then proceeded to act as her new husband.… Continue reading
This title poses a very interesting point for contemplation. What is Value? You see, in my Bible, I have a certain “Book Mark,” and it is an Official “Bank Note,” and it is for 10,000,000 Turkish Lira, now as one Turkish Lira often buys about $0.50 Kiwi, therefore it is situated at loosely about $5,000,000 Kiwi, which should make me a “millionaire,” or so it seems. The only problem is, its only value is for a couple of dollars as a “piece of paper,” as it is of “No value,” it is “completely worthless.” … Continue reading
Just south of Sydney and inland from the Blue Mountains lies a lovely picturesque expansive bowl shaped valley, and right in the middle of the valley is a conical hill, with a quaint wee town nestled right up against its base, you are now in Bathurst, New South Wales. There is only one way up and down this mountain, and over the decades, many a brave knight has mounted his trusty fire breathing steed, and has gone into battle with the mountain. It is an interesting place to drive to, you head out right behind the town,… Continue reading
Forgiven as We Forgive
Quote; “We can receive forgiveness from God only as we forgive others. It is the love of God that draws us unto Him, and that love cannot touch our hearts without creating love for our brethren. “For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.” Matthew 7:2. After completing the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus added: “If ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: but if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father… Continue reading
Act of God
There is an interesting statement that is often thrown up, or even worse, thrown directly into God’s Face, and that is, “it is all your fault God,” and even Insurance Companies have a clause to cover unforeseen disasters as “Acts of God.” I object to this unfair and un-truth. From childhood we heard stories of the good angel/good guy sits on your right shoulder to tell you to do things that are right, and the Devil/Evil Angel sits on your left shoulder begging you to do evil and wrong.
Some societies even encouraged you to… Continue reading
Don’t go There!
We can all relate to this, some to a much greater extent than others; and the very lucky ones, to a very minor extent, as we all have things in our past that are not nice, some are even excessively horrid, we all, just do not ever go there anymore. Some of these situations in our past were inflicted upon us by others, outside from us, not by our choice, and some were situations that we inadvisably placed ourselves into, and in “Hind-sight” should not have ever gone that way, and then we have on-goingly suffered… Continue reading