God’s measure of success

Success in God’s eyes is being totally fulfilled in ministering to him. Such servants aren’t striving to “make it” or seeking earthly security. They only want to know their Lord and to minister to him. Think about the 100 prophets hidden by Obadiah (1 Kings 18:4). They lived an isolated existence in caves for at…

Days of excitement

God, in his love and mercy, is allowing disasters to strike the earth to warn all who hear that Jesus is coming back, and that it’s time to get ready. He loves his children too much to bring his new kingdom to pass without warning. He knows that mankind is hard of hearing and that…

When you dont know what to do

Three enemy armies were closing in on Judah, and King Jehoshaphat called the nation together at Jerusalem to formulate a war plan. He needed plans, a decisive declaration of action. Something had to be done immediately. Instead Jehoshaphat stood before his people and poured his heart out to God in confession. “Behold, I say, how…

Jonah gave thanks and was delivered

Listen to the words of Jonah: “Thou hadst cast me into the deep…the floods compassed me about: all thy billows and thy waves passed over me…the depth closed me round about…I went down to the bottoms…the earth with her bars was about me for ever” (Jonah 2:3–6). Jonah had hit rock bottom, entombed in the…

I AM

I asked the Holy Spirit to give me a one-paragraph description of faith so that the boys in our Teen Challenge drug center could understand it. I have a book in my library that uses over three hundred pages to define faith, and I never understood it. (I don’t think the man who wrote it…