Thursday, March 18, 2010

Our Defender

We have the Lord
our God to help us
and to fight our
battles for us.

II Chronicles 32:8

Oh, how often we thwart God's intervention
on our behalf by taking up our own cause
or by striking a blow in our own defense.

There is a place of stillness that allows
God the opportunity to work for us and gives
us peace. It is a stillness that ceases our
scheming, self-vindication, and the search
for a temporary means to an end through our
own wisdom and judgement. Instead, it lets
God provide an answer, through His unfailing
and faithful love, to the cruel blow we have

May God grant each of us this silent power
and submissive spirit.

~L. B. Cowman~
from: Streams in the Desert

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Behold, I am the Lord,
the God of all flesh;
is there anything too
hard for Me?

Jeremiah 32:27

God encourages us to ask freely
for the impossible as well as
the possible...since to Him
all difficulties are the same
size...less than Himself.

~J. Oswald Sanders~

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

In Control

May I ask if you truly believe that God is
in control of your every circumstance? Are
you willing to let Him take care of you?

If God is not in charge--totally and completely--
then whose hands are we in? If He were unaware
of what was going to happen to us, then how
could He work all things together for our good
and our Christlikeness?

God is sovereign. One of His primary attributes
is love. God loves us, not matter what we are
like, no matter what we do. God is love and it
is His love that draws us to Him.

~Kay Arthur~
from: Lord, I Give You This Day