Sometimes your clearest view of God will be in the fire and trials of life. - SermonQuotes
Sometimes your clearest view of God will be in the fire and trials of life. – Steven Furtick
3 Truths for Life this Side of Heaven
“...pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” C.S. Lewis in The Problem with Pain Anyone who has walked through pain understands the rousing it brings. God’s lessons come hard and fast in suffering. It brings into sharp relief the things that matter in this life and the things that don’t. But it's not just this life that has been clarified. I also understand more…
Meet the New You
In Meet the New You, Elisa Pulliam empowers women to take charge of their own life transformation by engaging in a meaningful relationship with God and His Word. Each chapter gives practical and in…
The Refiner's Fire - a lesson from the process of refining fire in our lives
The Refiner's Fire - a lesson from the process of refining fire in our lives. Silver has a beautiful process of refining. The refiner's fire has purpose.
Why God Permits Temptations
Contemplation on St Isaac the Syrian’s 61st Homily As the sun continues to rise on the just and the unjust alike, so too do various trials and temptations face each of us. These unwelcome attacks a…
NIV Verse of the Day: James 1:12
12 Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.
Weekend A La Carte (February 27) - Tim Challies
Making the Most of Prayer Meeting Here are some worthwhile tips on enjoying your church’s prayer meeting. You do go to your church’s prayer meeting, right? The Word Made Flesh Yesterday, here at the Ligonier Ministries National Conference, Ligonier released The Ligonier Statement on Christology. It is well worth reading and pondering and perhaps even reciting as a church. Six Things Submission Is Not John Piper provides six things that the Bible does not mean when it talks about …
Read this quote, and thought it was pretty inspiring, Adoniram Judson was the first American missionary. He served in Burma for 40 years. Hope you enjoy!
The Comforter of the Afflicted
"Through her martyrdom, Mary has become in a special way the comforter of the afflicted. It was by her own experience of sorrow that she was taught the sympathy which enables her to comfort her children in all their afflictions. God have her a mighty and sympathetic heart for this great task." "For all God's children, the way to Heaven leads across the mount of Calvary - the way of trail and suffering. In the company of our Sorrowful Mother, we walk more easily, fight more courageously, and…
Worthy Wednesday: FIRE
Hot. Smoke. Don’t Touch. Destruction. My first thoughts of fire run toward its negative aspects. BUT… Warmth. Cooking. Family Fun. Survival. 1 Peter 1:7 compares our life trials as…FIRE. trial the act of trying, testing, or putting to the proof. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/trial Hardships. Struggles. Losses. Life Happens. But WHEN we remain strong (because God will provide strength) we will be refined… like gold. You see, the costly metal doesn’t come out of the ground in a…