I LOVE the following from Levi Lusko's amazing book, "Through the Eyes of a Lion!"
Lusko is talking about how all of us human critters are "hardwired for Heaven."
God, he says, has inwardly wired us to feel a continual "homesickness" for a place we've never been; and that homesickness is "the ache we can't shake," though we try, try, try to fill the void with addictions and all kinds of diversions that have absolutely no hope of ever really satisfying.
I've been quoting a
We're thrilled to announce that God has given the opportunity to hold a conference on "Our PRESENT Heavenly Residence," April 6-8, at Cresco Community Chapel in Iowa.
They've been going through my book, "Growing in Grace" in the Sunday School class there, and Pastor Mike Simiele has invited me to present four sessions on this amazing Bible theme: the first on Friday evening, April 6, followed by three more on Sunday.
The Saturday in between will be a day of prayer and rest
We so love to have our heroes!
Even among Christians, I see a great tendency to want to take certain men and put them on pedestals. We love to talk about and quote our Robert Chapmans and our Charles Spurgeons and our Hudson Taylors and George Mullers. And I haven't always been much of an exception to that.
But it occurs to me, the men we most tend to adulate did not, as a rule, talk about other men.
They talked about the Lord.
(Isaiah 2:22; Hebrews 12:2)
I've been wanting to share some of the poignant cries of desperation from my fellow sufferers of Spasmodic Dysphonia taken from today's s.d. Facebook page.
I think you'll be as shocked as I am to see the depths of anguish this condition tends to produce.
Let me be very clear that, though I have a pronounced case of s.d., and can understand the feelings these quotes express -- THEY DO NOT, BY ANY MEANS, REFLECT WHERE I AM AT.
I share them to underscore the difference it makes
Here I go, sharing yet another post on grieving.
However, I'd like our friends to know I am very sincere when I say I do so, not merely to indulge my own grief or plead for more sympathy (though I know many of our lovely friends would be more than fine with it, even if I were!).
In just the past two to three months, no less than three families we know have been struck by the suicide of a child or sibling!
I think PART of the ministry the Lord may have for us in these latter
"I walk about with the comfort continually in my heart that I am the Father's favorite child (Matthew 3:17; John 17:23) Am I anything in particular? No.
But I walk about knowing His special care over me in a way that I know it for no other person, and I can allow my soul to rest in no other place.
Knowing this love, I am not surprised by any bereavement, any loss. I am going through the world in company with one who says to me, I am teaching you the love that my Father had f
This is probably what you'd call, "preaching to the choir."
Because most of the people who read this are going to be the ones who have NOT turned away from our pain, though they've already wept with us and listened to us vent time after time. They know it's never-ending for us and they're okay with sticking around through the messy parts to the bitter end.
This post, while not about you, I share as a tribute to you.
But also for that sister in Christ (who will likely never r
"He has brought us inside. He has made us "meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light" (Colossians 1:3). There is not a saint on earth who is not fit for Heaven; but there is not one who is perfectly fit for earth.
The only one who was fit for Earth was the Lord Jesus Christ, who was the Son of Man who is IN Heaven.
You are left here HEAVENLY men upon the earth; there is no provision made for your being EARTHLY ones. That is the marvelous position you are
"Most people are judging and praising God by the way He deals with them in the circumstances of this life. They will tell you, God did this for me, and that for me. But if I were to sit down to have a talk with them, and were to ask them to tell me something of what God has done for them, the only thing they would talk to me about would be the mercies they had received from Him here. Not a word as to what He has given them IN CHRIST -- nothing but temporal things."
-- J. B. S
"Trusting God when the miracle does NOT come, when the urgent prayer gets no answer, when there is only darkness -- this is the kind of faith God values perhaps most of all. This is the kind of faith that cannot be shaken because it is the result of having BEEN shaken."
-- Nancy Guthrie, "Holding On to Hope"
"When I heard my belly trembled; my lips quivered at the voice; rottenness entered into my bones, and I trembled in myself, THAT I MIGHT REST IN THE DAY OF TROUBLE . . .