Assurance: Defeating Fear Daily

Assurance: Defeating Fear Daily: Bible Verses Fear interweaves and creates the original infection of most negative emotions and reactions. For assurance, defeating fear daily, I read over these passages three or four times each, out loud at least once, when I feel down. Before beginning, I pray, “Lord, I am discouraged and down. Lift me up in your time. Help …

Answered Prayer: How to Get There

I near the final goal, answered prayer and how to get there. So I’ve discussed: concept of God, believing is seeing, what to pray for, how to pray, and how often should I pray. If I have been reading and starting to apply previous posts, I will start to grasp what Oswald Chambers writes in yesterdays reading in My Utmost …

Not a God of Wishful Thinking or Religious Sentimentality: Devotion, Matthew 2

God is not a god of wishful thinking based on my expectations or sentiments. Religious sentimentality and religious wishful thinking may feel good but give little value or substance to face the difficulties of life. Although I like to feel good, and the holiday season is very pleasant, I must go beyond this if I am to have a relationship …

Miracles, Part of the Journey, Not the End: June 3, Devotional Readings

This post and the previous two are an experiment to make the blog more relevant and useful to readers. Starting with tomorrow’s post, I will narrow the discussion to one chapter from the New Testament. The purpose of miracles was always to attract people to Jesus and to announce his divinity. Miracles were never intended as an end in themselves. …

The Portability of God’s Provision

I just posted on Twitter, ‘I love the portability of God’s provision.’ I mentioned it as a random thought of gratitude, but as I thought about it a little more, the idea expanded and deepened for me. I travel a lot, and I backpack. The thing I dislike about both, the packing. Packing for normal trips comes almost as second nature. I don’t …