August 1, 2007
|After I Believed | Mark P. Spinks||Experience|
I... was not completely satisfied that everything inside where I couldn't see it was just as God wanted it to be. I knew I had not done anything to displease my Lord, but I was also fairly certain that somehow He wanted something about me to be different than it was.
December 1, 2010
|Greasy the Robber | Anonymous/Unknown, 1940||Experience|
Greasy shut the book and lay it under his pillow. Rolling himself in his covers, he tried to sleep, but sleep would not come.... Over and over again rose the picture of how the two travelers on their knees had pled to be spared.
June 1, 2013
|How to Find the Christian Life | Charles E. Orr, 2013||Experience|
Our getting to heaven depends upon the life we live here. If I owned the whole world I would rather lose it all than to miss heaven. But, except we live the true Christian life, this beautiful happy, eternal heaven will never be ours.
July 1, 2007
|How Two Little Boys Stopped Fighting | Mark P. Spinks, 1999||Experience|
My brother arrived, and I faltered between being fascinated and being enraged. At one point, disgusted by the lack of ability to "play"... and irritated by his crying, I earnestly and sincerely suggested to my parents, "Let's take that baby and throw him in the river!"
January 1, 2014
|Into the Deep | George D. Watson, 1896||Experience|
The depth into which we launch will depend upon how perfectly we have given up the shore, and the greatness of our need, and the vision of our possibilities. The fish were to be found in the deep.... So with us; our needs are to be met in the deep things of God.
February 1, 2018
|“Look unto Me, and Be Saved” | Charles H. Spurgeon, 1897||Experience|
I sometimes think I might have been in darkness and despair until now had it not been for the goodness of God in sending a snowstorm, one Sunday morning, while I was going to a certain place of worship. When I could go no further, I turned down a side street....
July 5, 2003
|More Abundant Life | Charles E. Orr, 2014||Experience|
The abiding soul is a praying soul. In all abiding in Jesus there is a constant action of the soul, and this action is prayer.... The soul that prays, really prays, abides in a state of quietness, reposing on the bosom of God, and knows no fear, save the fear of God.
May 1, 2017
|One with Christ | J. Hudson Taylor, 1869||Experience|
When my agony of soul was at its height, a sentence in a letter from dear McCarthy was used to remove the scales from my eyes, and the Spirit of God revealed the truth of our oneness with Jesus as I had never known it before.
November 22, 2004
|Riches of Grace | Enoch E. Byrum, 1918||Experience|
My heart cries out, "What a mighty God! What a great and loving Father!" Counting my blessings, I find they so far outnumber my trials that it brings me real courage to press on, knowing that, as I do, grace will be given me to meet whatever may yet lie in my pathway.
February 15, 2005
|The Hidden Life | Charles E. Orr, 1908||Experience|
A walk with God is a satisfactory walk. He who walks with God is delighted all the way.... In God's ways there are no disappointments. When our wills are submitted to Him and we humbly and submissively walk where He leads us, we meet with no disappointments.
January 1, 2005
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 33 (December 2004) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2004||Experience|
"They must be real heroes," said Edward. Grandpa chuckled. "Heroes? I should say that they were ordinary people that found an extraordinary source of power. But God has that same power to overcome your enemies, if you will put your faith in Him."
April 1, 2010
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 51 (Spring 2010) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2010||Experience|
Dad sat on the bed and pulled Ted and Beth near to him. "Moving will bring a lot of changes for us all," he said.... "I'm counting on you two to be my big helpers. Let's pray that you can get along and think about others before yourselves."
June 1, 2011
|Why I Rest All the Time | Richard J. Erickson, 2011||Experience|
"So then there remains a rest to the people of God. For he who has entered into his rest, he also has ceased from his own works, as God did from His. Therefore let us labor to enter into that rest, lest anyone fall after the same example of unbelief."