• Prayer's Hardest Challenge

    22 November, 2017

    Is not the greatest witness against prayer a continued and persistent heavenly silence? Charles Spurgeon understood full well those times when God tarries at our pleas for mercy: In the days of flint, steel and brimstone matches we had to strike and strike again, dozens of times, before we could…...[read more]

  • The Crafting of God

    15 October, 2017

    John Charles Ryle (1816-1900) enjoyed a stellar education at first Eton, and then Oxford University. This eldest son of private banker John Ryle fully intended to enter parliament on leaving university, until his father fell bankrupt. He then chose the Anglican priesthood. God mightily used John…...[read more]

  • A Man of Spiritual Altitude

    20 September, 2017

    Aiden Tozer aptly sub-titled his biography of A. B. Simpson - A STUDY IN SPIRITUAL ALTITUDE. Tozer painted Alexander Benjamin Simpson as a weakling become mighty. Simpson sought the face of God. In so doing he died to himself in the summer 1881. On this tear-filled day he knelt on a carpet of soft…...[read more]

  • Heaven's Princes#

    18 September, 2017

    "I am the Good Shepherd. I know My own sheep--and they know Me!" (John 10:14) The Jewish shepherds had certain marks by which they knew their own sheep. To this day farmers brand their sheep with their own initial, or an "ear-mark," or some other particular sign by which they…...[read more]

  • Slam Dunk Tomorrow

    24 August, 2017

    My choices write my tomorrows. Life always meets intersections. Intersections cause actions, they demand response. It is the wise who know the quality of the destination is not defined by the hardships of the path. A Jesuit priest, Thomas Sherman (1856-1933) did not choose the path of least…...[read more]

  • Light from Watchman Nee

    23 August, 2017

    There is truth and then health in all correct understanding. Getting me right is life's fight for my soul. This is my only light forward. Legendary Chinese evangelist, church planter and author Watchman Nee (1903 -1972) successfully understood Himself. His final two decades did not dull his…...[read more]

  • When Yesterday Demands Too Much#

    14 August, 2017

    Yesterdays can hold far more peace than todays and draw the eyes of the heart backwards, especially when tomorrows wave fingers and threaten. Oswald Chambers explained when a Christian's yesterday is no longer helpful. The voice of the Spirit of God is as gentle as a summer breeze— so…...[read more]

  • They Did Not Know They Were Heroes

    20 July, 2017

    I suspect a very young Tozer could not have reasoned he would become a spiritual hero any more than John Newton could know that Amazing Grace would be sung three centuries after the shipwreck that inspired it at Buncrana, Ireland. As a 23 year old Tozer prayed - I am Thy servant to do Thy will, and…...[read more]

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