Do I Desire to Love God? "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind."
"...the soul that loves God flutters not about for worldly vanities..."
Brother Don Currin has been a blessing to me the last few years since coming to know and follow him. His posts and preaching are always so edifying and encouraging me unto Christ. This message below is so timely.
Up to this point, everything I did was for my own narcissism and all attempts to easy my hopeless, dark, hell-bent state were a failure. No matter how I tried to numb the pain and bring light into my life, I was unable. My prison chains were real, forged of a damning, deceitful, and disturbing kind of steel. These binding serrated bars and chain-links of death were unable to be lifted and left me most inescapable. I was powerless, and none of my works, even my very best ones, nor any of my uses of self-help, could rescue.
There is no other title I really desire to take other than, Christian, along with my persecuted brothers and sisters from the days of the early church [Acts 11:26]. I must say, I do seem quite at home with many of the reformers. And although I have been called a Calvinist many times over...
What various hindrances we meet In coming to the mercy-seat! Yet who, that knows the worth of prayer, But wishes to be often there! Prayer makes the darkened cloud withdraw, Prayer climbs the ladder Jacob saw, Gives exercise to faith and love, Brings every blessing from above. Restraining prayer, we cease to fight; Prayer makes…
In mid-January of this year Pastor Carter Conlon gave a very important, and quite serious, message for those who live in America to heed.
“In all the history of the world Jesus emerges as the only ‘expected’ person. No one was looking for such a person as..."
"...they have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed out cisterns for themselves, broken cisterns that can hold no water."
Everyone wants to talk; talk about events and other people. Everyone wants to do something; about the doing other than the present. Everyone wants to go somewhere; go somewhere other than where they are at. Everyone wants to boast in themselves, their works, their church; boast in everything other than knowing and being. What would…