An attitude of the heart

(Don Fortner) “I served the Lord with great humility and with tears” Acts 20:19 Without humility there is no salvation (Psalm 34:18; 51:17; Isaiah 66:2; Matthew 5:3-5; 18:34; Philippians 3:3). No man can serve or glorify God in this world … Continued

The road is narrow

(adapted from Mary Winslow’s, “Life in Jesus“) Life is a journey, often a short one, and always uncertain. But there is another journey. The believer is traveling through a waste howling wilderness, to another and a glorious region, where ineffable … Continued

God our Portion

(William Nicholson, “God the Portion of His People!” 1862) “The Lord is the portion of my inheritance!” Psalm 16:5 This passage describes the wealth and happiness of believers. God has given Himself to be their Portion forever. God, as the … Continued

Trust your Father’s Word

(James Smith, “Daily Bible Readings”) “I will arise and go to my Father!” Luke 15:18 This is a child’s cry! It is full of meaning. And is full of love. It is full of comfort. Because it is a title … Continued

Lord increase my faith

(Letters of John Newton) LISTEN to audio!  Download audio When I speak of walking with Jesus, my idea is helped by considering how it was with His first disciples–they lived in His presence! While He stayed in a place, they … Continued

Bring God into everything

(George Everard, “God’s Mindfulness of His Redeemed People” 1885) “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. And even the very hairs of … Continued

Carry your concerns to God

(James Smith, “The Pastor’s Morning Visit”) “Casting all your care upon Him — because He cares for you!” 1 Peter 5:7 The Lord knows all His people — all their needs, and all their trials. Because He thinks upon them … Continued

He is all-wise

(J.R. Miller, “Evening Thoughts” 1907) “And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose!” Romans 8:28 Our Christian faith may always say … Continued

A God of infinite glory

(Archibald Brown, “This God Is Our God!” 1896) “The LORD’s portion is His people!” Deuteronomy 32:9 “The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I hope in Him!” Lamentations 3:24 The above two passages of Scripture ought never to … Continued

Refuge and safety

(J.R. Miller, “Intimate Letters on Personal Problems” 1914) “Whoever humbles himself like this child, is the greatest in the kingdom of Heaven.” Matthew 18:4 It is very sweet just to nestle down in the bosom of Christ — to be … Continued