all of You is more than enough for all of me

His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire. 2 Peter 1:3-4 My daily sufficiency is found in Christ alone. I “rejoice in hope of the glory of God”! (Romans 5:2) Were it not for grace! “The gospel serves as the … Continue reading all of You is more than enough for all of me

A Prayer for the Afflicted (@ Challies)

original post @ Challies.com Here is a prayer for the sick or for the spiritually-distressed. It is drawn from the Canadian and American Reformed Church website. This is a prayer that comes from the perspective of the one so-afflicted and I don’t think it is necessarily meant as a pastoral prayer. It is worth changing the first person plural (we) to the first person singular (I) since in that way it seems to be a little bit more pointed, a little more personal. What I particularly like about it is that it allows the possibility (though it does not demand … Continue reading A Prayer for the Afflicted (@ Challies)

something to meditate on

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love. We love, because He first loved us. If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen. And this commandment we have from Him, that the one who loves God should love his brother also. Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God; and whoever loves … Continue reading something to meditate on

Resolution No. 1

1. Resolved, That I will do whatsoever I think to be most to the glory of God, and my own good, profit, and pleasure, in the whole of my duration; without any consideration of the time, whether now, or never so many myriads of ages hence. Resolved, to do whatever I think to be my duty, and most for the good and advantage of mankind in general. Resolved, so to do, whatever difficulties I meet with, how many soever, and how great soever. I can’t do this on my own. Period. Thus begins my study of Jonathan Edwards’ Resolutions. As … Continue reading Resolution No. 1

the real reason

HOLY CHILD WHO CHOSE THE HEARTS OF MEN Holy Child who chose the hearts of men To be His favoured home Leaving heaven’s gates for Bethlehem God came to call His own Now to us the highest King is born Behold the Royal Son Glory kneels to mend all that is torn The promised Child has come Joy and pain as man He knew on earth No place to lay His head As a servant He embraced this world And on a cross He bled Having borne the deepest grief of man He rose to heaven’s throne Now I’m sheltered … Continue reading the real reason