Spiritual Hunger For Bible Memory Missing? Here’s Why!
There is an important reason why you don't "feel" hunger for spiritual matters such as Scripture memory. Spiritual hunger works exactly the opposite from natural hunger. Our bodies are designed to signal us when we need food. Every newborn baby demonstrates this by crying out for milk. Meanwhile, our spiritual being is equally famished, longing for spiritual food. But most people, through a lack of Bible teaching, do not realize their condition. If they feed their spirit anything, it's the equivalent of a few crumbs! Read more...
Is It Right?
I read this recently in Dr. Norman Campbell's Blog. Too good not to pass along: George Washington said, "Few men have enough virtue to withstand the highest bidder." Yet that's what we must do to develop the kind of character that will sustain us. It's not easy to do the right thing when: (a) It
Contentment: How Much Is Enough?
Contentment is not natural, but it can be learned One writer had this to say: We spend more… but we have less We buy more… but we enjoy it less We have bigger houses… and smaller families We have more conveniences… but less time We have multiplied our posessions… but reduced our values We have
Benefits of Scripture Memory
This is all about the BENEFITS of Scripture memory. And let me tell you, God is no cheapskate when it comes to lavishing His benefits upon those who obey Him. There are for too many to list here, so here's my "Top Ten" list of biblical principles that, if you live by these, you will benefit from: Truth that sets you fee, freedom from fear, joy in the LORD, perfect peace, protection from the devil, contentment and daily renewal!. Read more...
Why Learn Bible Verses
You can't think God's Thoughts until you internalize His Word into your heart. You can read, so I know you can do it! Daily reading of selected Scriptures ls an easy way to learn Bible verses. Here's how I know you can do it: You can remember your phone number, your address, the birthdays of people you know, details of how to do your job, etc., right? Then you can learn bible verses. Here's how I do it: Read More
How To Live “In Perfect Peace” ”” Part 3
Today is Monday, November 14, 2011. On this same Monday in 1988, exactly 23 years ago, I was fired from my job. In my previous post I described how, for many months that followed, I was tormented by fear and by panic attacks. All of that took place before I know about the spiritual basis
How To Live “In Perfect Peace” – Part 1
Have you ever noticed how a seemingly ordinary day can suddenly become memorable? Often you don't recognize those days until after they've happened. You look back and think, "Because that happened, this is a day I'll always remember." When I became aware of that "after-the-fact" aspect years ago, I decided to try to recognize "in
You Must Be Born Again
How I despised that phrase: "born-again"! Like squeaky blackboard chalk, it grated on my sensibilities. I knew people who said they were born again. As far as I could tell, most were pompous, holier-than-thou people claiming some sort of spiritual superiority. I was making a mistake a lot of people make: dismissing the message because
I came to send fire on the earth
Jan Smith - 01/20/2008 Jesus said, "I came to send fire on the earth..." (Luke 12:49). That verse came to my mind this morning. I begin each day with my Bible. Sometimes I lose track of time and discover that an hour or more has gone by. When I was working every day, I'd get