Clarksville, TN – When your eyes are examined, the doctor holds a card in front of you and says, “Keep your eyes here, but tell me when you see my other hand.” Then he brings his hand from behind your head and pretty soon, out of the corner of your eye you see that hand.
That is the capacity God has given our physical eyes, and also our spiritual vision. We can be looking at Christ, and at the same time, out the corner of our eyes, there is something else trying to catch our attention. «Read the rest of this article»
Here is a letter I got from a friend this week. I thought I would share it in hopes it might help others.
Since we go way back, I feel I have earned the right to say this. You probably won’t like everything I write, but I feel you need to hear it, and since no one else will give it to you straight, I will.
Today is a great day. Today you can trust God to do His job. Of course you can trust Him everyday but some reason, you lay down your concerns and pick them back up before giving God a chance to reveal His plan. You can’t solve everything; you can’t fix everything. You are not a miracle worker. You are not a super hero. You are a person, with human expectations, human impatience and an inherent lack of the ability to see the big picture (even though you pride yourself on just that.) «Read the rest of this article»
The tongue has put people in trouble since the beginning of time. “…the tongue is a small thing, but what enormous change it can do… And the tongue is set on fire by hell itself, and can turn our whole lives into a blazing flame of destruction and disaster… but no man can tame the tongue. It is always ready to pour out its deadly poison. (James 3:5,6,8) «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – In the winter of 2006–7, while in the middle of a divorce, I plummeted into a mental state unlike anything I’ve experienced before or since. This was not simply a case of the blues. I lost all interest in the activities that constituted life: people, writing, my job, food, recreation, and daily rituals like grocery shopping.
The moment I woke, I longed for bedtime—for escape—and yet I couldn’t sleep. Nausea, confusion, and exhaustion plagued me. Smiling was impossible in the face of intolerable sadness. Pulling myself out of bed each morning was torment. «Read the rest of this article»
Praise is meant to be the focal point of our relationship with God. Praise isn’t just a surface thing. It isn’t just saying “Praise the Lord” all day long. The secret of praise is something that flows from the center of what is really us. It is something that brings an immediate response from the heart of God. «Read the rest of this article»
Written by Brother Shepherd
Thanksgiving is just a few days away and I thought it would be good if we could read some verses that talk about giving thanks. The 136th Psalms is a giving thanks Psalms.
It reads in the KJV, “16 To him which led his people through the wilderness: for his mercy endureth for ever.
17 To him which smote great kings: for his mercy endureth for ever: «Read the rest of this article»
Written by Brother Shepherd
I’ve been reading in the Psalms here lately and I wanted to share a few verses from some of them today. In the 120th Psalms verse 1 it reads in the KJV, “A Song of degrees. In my distress I cried unto the LORD, and he heard me.”
Here we find King David in deep distress, but when he prayed he knew God heard him. I find comfort in that verse knowing that when I pray God hears me and when you pray God hears it. «Read the rest of this article»
16 To him which led his people through the wilderness: for his mercy endureth for ever.
17 To him which smote great kings: for his mercy endureth for ever:
18 And slew famous kings: for his mercy endureth for ever:
19 Sihon king of the Amorites: for his mercy endureth for ever: «Read the rest of this article»
A Devotional By Brother Shepherd
Psalms 18:1, 2, and 3 read in the KJV, “1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, the servant of the Lord, who spake unto the Lord the words of this song in the day that the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul: And he said, I will love thee, O LORD, my strength.
2 The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.
3 I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.” Verse 2 tells me of the security that we have in God through Jesus Christ. «Read the rest of this article»
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