Search me O God

(J.R. Miller, 1912)  LISTEN to audio!  Download audio “Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the everlasting way!” Psalm 139:23-24 It … Continued

No cares but all prayer!

C.H. Spurgeon Prayer,Thanksgiving,Praise! “Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through … Continued

The weary are at rest

(William Nicholson, “HEAVEN!” 1855)   LISTEN to audio!  Download audio “There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary are at rest!” Job 3:17 In Heaven, the Righteous will enjoy an uninterrupted repose. “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord … Continued

Meditation the mother of prayer

(William Bridge, 1600-1670, “The Sweetness and Profitableness of Divine Meditation”) “My meditation of Him shall be sweet!” Psalm 104:34 By meditation . . . your knowledge is raised; your memory is strengthened; your hearts are warmed; you will be freed from sinful thoughts; your hearts will … Continued

A rest for people of God

(adapted from Octavius Winslow’s “Morning Thoughts”) “There remains, then, a rest for the people of God.” Hebrews 4:9.   Not yet come to the heavenly rest, we still are approaching it, and, oh ecstatic thought! We shall reach it at … Continued

Draw near to God!

 C.H. Spurgeon “Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.” James 4:8 The nearer we come to God, the more graciously will he reveal himself to us. When the prodigal comes to his father, his father runs … Continued

God’s hand stretched out

(J.R. Miller)  LISTEN to audio!  Download audio “Now the Jordan is at flood stage all during harvest. Yet as soon as the priests who carried the ark reached the Jordan and their feet touched the water’s edge, the water from upstream stopped … Continued

Lord God omnipotent reigns!

(Edward Payson, 1783-1827) The Lord God omnipotent reigns! Only to be permitted to contemplate such a being as Jehovah . . .   to ponder goodness, holiness, justice, mercy, patience and sovereignty–personified and condensed; to ponder them united with eternity, infinite … Continued

the arms of God

(J.R. Miller, “Evening Thoughts” 1907) “The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms!” Deuteronomy 33:27 Of course God has no arms; but He reveals Himself to us in human language — the only language we could understand… But the … Continued

The Bible the Word of God

Things to ponder J.C. Ryle: “Is the Bible the Word of God? Then be sure you never read it without fervent prayer for the help and teaching of the Holy Spirit. Here is the rock on which many make shipwreck. … Continued