Monday, October 5, 2015


David Livingstone, pioneer missionary to Africa, received a letter saying, “Have you found a good road to where you are? If so, we want to know is how to send other men to join you.”

Livingstone replied, “If you have men who will come only if there is a good road, I do not want them. I want those who will come if there is no road at all.”

-  Roy B. Zuck (

"A test of a Christian's character is what he does after he comes to the blockade in the road and what his attitude is after everything has left him except Jesus."  - Lester Roloff.

Jesus said: "Those who do not carry their own cross and come after me cannot be my disciples." (Luke 14:27 GNB)

Sunday, October 4, 2015


A young attorney started his first practice. He was ambitious and excited about how great his firm would soon be.

His phones had not yet been hooked up, but he quickly picked up the phone when he heard footsteps toward his office.

Looking as dignified as possible, the new attorney said, “Yes, this is Attorney Jones. I need to do depositions tomorrow.” Then a man walked into his office.

“Can I help you?” asked the young attorney.

“Yes, I’m here to turn on your phone service.”

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Luke 14:11 (GNB): "For those who make themselves great will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be made great."

"A humble person is more likely to be self confident... a person with real humility knows how much they are loved."  - Cornelius Plantinga.

Friday, October 2, 2015


Ask God for deliverance when danger is near.

In the flood at Pueblo, Colorado, a few years ago, a woman was trapped in an overturned railroad car. Unable to get out & the water rising until it was up to her neck & holding a child in her arms, her case seemed hopeless.

The frightened child said, "Mother, what shall we do?"

Mother said, "Pray, dear."

While Mother cried unto God in her heart, the child prayed, "Jesus, I trust You; Jesus, I trust You." She said this many times.

From that moment the waters began to recede.

- Gospel Herald (

Psalms 50:15 (CEV): "Pray to me in time of trouble. I will rescue you, and you will honor me."

"Prayer is the link that connects us with God."  -  A.B. Simpson.

Thursday, October 1, 2015


Charles Inglis, the well-known evangelist, tells the following story of George Muller & it is worthy of a place under the heading of `Answered Prayers'.

When I first came to America, 31 yrs ago, I crossed the Atlantic with the Captain of a steamer who was one of the most devoted men I ever knew & when we were off the banks of Newfoundland he said to me:

`Mr. Inglis, the last time I crossed here, 5 weeks ago, one of the most extraordinary things happened that has completely revolutionized the whole of my Christian life.

Up to that time I was one of your ordinary Christians. We had a man of God on board, George Muller of Bristol. I had been on that bridge for 22 hrs & never left it. I was startled by someone tapping me on the shoulder. It was George Muller.

"Captain," he said, "I have come to tell you that I must be in Quebec on Saturday afternoon." (This was Wednesday).

'It is impossible,' I said. `Very well if your ship can't take me but I have never broken an engagement in 50 yrs.'

'I would willingly help you. How can I? I am helpless,' said the Captain.

`Let us go down to the chart room & pray,' said George Muller.

I looked at the man of God & I thought to myself, what lunatic asylum could the man have come from? I never heard of such a thing.

`Mr. Muller,' I said, `do you know how dense the fog is?'

`No,' he replied, 'my eye is not on the density of the fog, but on the living God Who controls every circumstance of my life.'

He got down on his knees & prayed one of the simplest prayers. I muttered to myself, 'That would suit a children's class where the children were not more than 8 yrs old.'

The burden of his prayer was something like this: 'O Lord, if it is consistent with Thy will, please remove this fog in 5 min. Thou knowest the engagement Thou didst make for me in Quebec for Saturday. I believe it is Thy will.'

When he finished I was going to pray, but he put his hand on my shoulder & told me not to pray. 'First, you do not believe He will; second, I believe He has & there is no need to pray.'
And, as George Muller said, the fog had lifted.

- (

Jesus said: "If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you." (John 15:7 KJV)

Wednesday, September 30, 2015


Vance Havner told a story about an elderly lady who was greatly disturbed by her many troubles - both real and imaginary.

Finally, someone in her family tactfully told her, “Grandma, we’ve done all we can for you. You’ll just have to trust God for the rest.”

A look of absolute despair spread over her face as she replied, “Oh dear, has it come to that?”

Havner commented, “It always comes to that, so we might as well begin with that!”

"If you're missing joy and peace, you're not trusting God."  -  Joyce Meyer.

Psa 62:8 (ISV): "People, in every situation put your trust in God; pour out your heart before him; for God is a refuge for us."

Tuesday, September 29, 2015


You don't have to meet a man face to face to know what kind of a father he is. Just listen to the way his children refer to him.

The respect that children have for their parents can be a good indicator of how much respect they deserve.

One of the Ten Commandments is to honor our father & mother (Ex. 20:12). But how many parents live in a way that is worthy of honor?

I cannot think of a greater tragedy in life than to lose the respect of my children. I would be the most humiliated man if my children were ashamed of me.

But nothing would make my heart beat faster than if my child pointed me out in a crowd & said proudly, "That's my dad!"

A good test of whether you are a father who is respected by his children is to ask yourself, "Do I want my son to be what I am, to do what I do, to go where I go?"

Fathers, remember that never before in all history have your children needed the undivided interest & attention of loving parents as in these days of a polluted moral & spiritual atmosphere.

With the help of God's strength & wisdom, determine to be the kind of parent whose child is proud to say, "That's my dad!"

 - M. R. De Haan, M.D. (

Eph 6:4 (CEV): "Parents, don't be hard on your children. Raise them properly. Teach them and instruct them about the Lord."

"I say to all fathers - be as good as you can be - because your sons and daughters will follow in your footsteps." -  Duane Chapman.

Monday, September 28, 2015


A life insurance leaflet contains the following:

A father & a girl of ten years, both good swimmers, entered the waters of the Atlantic at a New Jersey seashore resort a few summers ago.

When some distance from shore they became separated & the father realized they were being carried out to sea by the tide.

He called out to his daughter: "Mary, I am going to shore for help. If you get tired, turn on your back; you can float all day on your back. I'll come back for you."

Before long many searchers in boats were scurrying over the face of the water hunting for one small girl, while hundreds of people to whom the news had spread waited anxiously on shore. It was four hours before they found her, far from land. She was calmly floating on her back & not at all frightened.

Cheers & tears of joy & relief greeted the rescuers with their precious burden as they came to land. The child took it calmly. She said, "He said he would come for me & that I could float all day, so I swam & floated, because I knew he would come."

May such faith in our Heavenly Father sustain us in those hours in which we must swim & float while we wait.

- Gospel Chimes. (

Heb 9:28 (CEV): "So Christ died only once to take away the sins of many people. But when he comes again, it will not be to take away sin. He will come to save everyone who is waiting for him."