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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Lord Will Provide


(Genesis, xxii.14)

 The saints should never be dismay'd,
Nor sink in hopeless fear; 
For when they least expect His aid, 
The Saviour will appear.
This Abraham found: he raised the knife; 
God saw, and said, "Forbear! 
Yon ram shall yield his meaner life; 
Behold the victim there." 
Once David seem'd Saul's certain prey;
 But hark! the foe's at hand; 
Saul turns his arms another way, 
To save the invaded land. 
When Jonah sunk beneath the wave, 
He thought to rise no more;
 But God prepared a fish to save, 
And bear him to the shore. 
Blest proofs of power and grace divine, 
That meet us in His word! 
May every deep-felt care of mine 
Be trusted with the Lord. 
Wait for His seasonable aid, 
And though it tarry, wait: 
The promise may be long delay'd, 
But cannot come too late. 

William Cowper, Olney Hymns

Sunday, November 18, 2012

I'm Thankful for...... [DAY1]

The bravest battle that ever was fought!
Shall I tell you where and when?
On the maps of the world you will find it not;
'Twas fought by the mothers of men.
Nay not with the cannon of battle-shot,
With a sword or noble pen;
Nay, not with eloquent words or thought
From mouth of wonderful men!

But deep in a walled-up woman's heart --
Of a woman that would not yield,
But bravely, silently bore her part --
Lo, there is the battlefield!

No marshaling troops, no bivouac song,
No banner to gleam and wave;
But oh! those battles, they last so long --
From babyhood to the grave.
Yet, faithful still as a bridge of stars,
She fights in her walled-up town --
Fights on and on in her endless wars,
Then silent, unseen, goes down.

Oh, ye with banners and battle-shot,
And soldiers to shout and praise!
I tell you the kingliest victories fought
Were fought in those silent ways.
-- Joaquin Miller (1839-1913) 

She fought upon her knees for me,
Then carefully chose each word she'd say.
My mother, girded, stood to fight-- 
My war against my flesh today. 

When conquered, seeking to do wrong, 
her wandering child she found--  
She drew her sword and in my place--
She stood upon my battle ground. 

As she fought she also taught, 
And slowly, I too learned to stand-- 
And face the enemy of my soul, 
My Sword held in my hand.

Glory to God for mothers who--
Sound forth their faithful battle cry,
Rallied 'round the cross of Christ--
Pray'n "save my child or let me die."
--Bethmarie 2012

Thank you God for Mothers!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

[Guest Speaker] Darlene Diebler tells her story

A month or so ago, I mentioned an ordinary girl named Darlene Diebler Rose, who handed her life to Christ to use, and received a couple queries as to who she was, and how God used her. I can't post her whole autobiography, but this is a video of her telling 'the short version' of what God did with the life she gave to Him.

She is one of my heroes.

I always finish reading (or listening) wondering:
If I were to be put in her shoes, would I be as ready? 
The shear mass of scripture she has committed to memory has driven me on, over and over.
Would I be as faithful?

Saturday, November 3, 2012

The Pineapple Story

Take a few minutes to listen to this missionary.
As you listen and laugh through the story, don't forget to listen to the heart call;
What am I holding back from my Savior?
What am I not willing to give?
What is holding me back from usefulness for my Saviour?

Friday, November 2, 2012

I Am The Lord That Healeth Thee

(Exodus, xv.26) 

Heal us, Emmanuel! here we are, 
Waiting to feel Thy touch: 
Deep-wounded souls to Thee repair 
And, Saviour, we are such. 
Our faith is feeble, we confess, 
We faintly trust Thy Word; 
But wilt Thou pity us the less? 
Be that far from Thee, Lord! 
Remember him who once applied, 
With trembling, for relief; 
"Lord, I believe," with tears he cried, 
"Oh, help my unbelief!" 
She too, who touch'd Thee in the press, 
And healing virtue stole, 
Was answer'd, "Daughter, go in peace, 
Thy faith hath made thee whole." 
Conceal'd amid the gathering throng, 
She would have shunn'd Thy view; 
And if her faith was firm and strong, 
Had strong misgivings too. 
Like her, with hopes and fears we come, 
To touch Thee, if we may; 
Oh! send us not despairing home, 
Send none unheal'd away!

William Cowper, Olney Hymns

Thursday, November 1, 2012

[Guest Speaker] The Secret Place

I am re-posting this again today, because no one watched the video. 
This is not posted lightly. 
Listen hard.
Listen open.

Meet David Gibbs:
An unrelated 'Something' : 
As the year comes to a rapid close, Becca-Ellen and I would like to set a precedent for the up coming year. We want to introduce you to people and places that have changed our thinking and shoved us a couple steps forward in our walk with the Lord. As we introduce these people to you, we want you to research them, their life, their words. Listen to their videos. Read their books. Meet them. Talk to them. Write to them.
These are not just people. These are Christians who are closely following in the steps of the Lord Jesus.

So far, you have met:

Voddie Baucham
Eric Ludy

K.P. Yohannan
Micah Currado
Ray Comfort
Doug Philips

From the Past:
Amy Carmichael
Andrew Murray

Faithful Christian Women:
Anna Sofia and Elisabeth Botkin
Leslie Ludy
Jasmine Baucham
 Lady Lydia
An we can't wait to introduce you to hundreds more from the past and present!

Don't just skim the post as it lands in your inbox!