Devotion from Courage and Confidence by Walter Moore
Only two letters, but the hardest word of all!
…be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods,
nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up. (Daniel 3:18)
Edward W. Bok reminisced: “I remember when as a boy I asked my father once which , to his mind, was the hardest word in the English language. Without a moment’s hesitation he answered, “No!” “No?” I echoed in surprised. “Exactly,” he answered, “not in spelling, as I suppose you mean. But you will find as you go along that it is the hardest word in the English language” I did. And difficult to say it was at time, as my father had predicted.”
Give us wisdom and courage, O God, always to say “No” to every tempting evil, however winsome, and “Yes” to Thee, however great the cost. Amen.
This is dedicated to our dear brother Pastor Rob Barkman who has entered the Gates of Glory on May 3, 2017.
It takes but a glance of your majesty that surrounds us and we are quickly reminded of what a Sovereign God you are. Let me be found in the Love of Christ; as these beautiful lyrics proclaim, no guilt in life and no fear in death. Jesus does command our destiny. Because of your Great Love…we can stand in Christ Alone until He comes or call us home. Let the heavens sing to Christ Alone. Amen.
Let your Love go on and on through out the generations in the promises of your word. amen
Happy Mother’s Day
I found my mama’s bible
in the things of hers
I went through today.
The bookmarked pages hold
the place where
God had touched her
heart as she
read His word that day.
And in my heart I can hear
Mama telling me:
“Keep God’s words close,
pray for His guidance,
don’t lose faith,
He will always
keep you in His care.”
There is no stronger force
than a mama’s prayers to
the throne of God.
And I believe,
No foe can conquer
No trial defeat
No evil befall against
His children- big or small.
“For Thy will be done,
as in Heaven”,
my heart does
hear my mama pray,
as she marked
another page in her bible
where God touched
her heart that day.
Grow Strong in the Light of My Presence. Your weakness does not repel Me.
On the contrary, it attracts My Power, which is always available to flow into a yielded heart.
Do not condemn yourself for your constant need of help.
Instead, come to Me with your gaping neediness; let the Light of My Love fill you.
A yielded heart does not whine or rebel when the going gets rough.
It musters the courage to thank Me even during hard times.
Yielding yourself to My will is ultimately an act of trust.
In quietness and trust is your strength.
Psalm 116:5-7 Ephesians 5:20 Isaiah 30:15
Jesus Calling by Sara Young
“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.”