thoughts after posting about hope…

I was reminded, after posting about God’s promise of my secure inheritance, of a verse in the New Testament. And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6 More proof! I love knowing my God will not fail me, even if I fail Him. He alone began the work of salvation in me and He alone can complete it. When I became a follower of Christ, He saved me from the penalty of sin. Currently, I am being saved from the … Continue reading thoughts after posting about hope…

confidence & promise

Hope Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune–without the words, And never stops at all, And sweetest in the gale is heard; And sore must be the storm That could abash the little bird That kept so many warm. I’ve heard it in the chillest land, And on the strangest sea; Yet, never, in extremity, It asked a crumb of me. – Emily Dickinson As  intriguing as Dickinson may be, nothing quite captures my hope better than the inspired writings of Peter: Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus … Continue reading confidence & promise

bringing back the focus

Crucified With Christ (by Phillips, Craig & Dean) As I look back on what I thought was living I’m amazed at the price I chose to pay And to think I ignored what really mattered ‘Cause I thought the sacrifice would be too great But when I finally reached the point of giving in I found the cross was calling even then And even though it took dying to survive I’ve never felt so much alive For I am crucified with Christ and yet I live Not I but Christ that lives within me His Cross will never ask for … Continue reading bringing back the focus

Christian Music Review: Yours, by Steven Curtis Chapman

Yours 1 Chronicles 29:11, Psalm 24:1, Psalm 89:11, Acts 17:24-26 ~~~ I walk the streets of London And notice in the faces passing by Something that makes me stop and listen My heart grows heavy with the cry Where is the hope for London? You whisper and my heart begins to soar As I’m reminded every street in London is Yours I walk the dirt roads of Uganda I see the scars that war has left behind Hope like the sun is fading And they’re waiting for a cure no one can find And I hear children’s voices singing Of … Continue reading Christian Music Review: Yours, by Steven Curtis Chapman

Recent post from safeguard4u…

Here is a recent post I made on a blog I contribute to – it is titled, “Self-Reliance: A Catastrophic Deception.” The other day I was perusing through a book of Puritan prayers & devotions, called The Valley of Vision. I would highly recommend the owning of this book. The prayers are so deep and the language used is incomparable! I came across the following prayer, dealing with penitence and deprecation: Reliance, p. 176 “My Father, When thou art angry towards me for my wrongs I try to pacify thee by abstaining from future sin; But teach me that I … Continue reading Recent post from safeguard4u…