Monday, August 3, 2015

The Subtle Influence of Being Light

"Now you are light in The Lord; walk as children of light..."  -- Eph. 5:8b

"We do not realize the importance of the unconscious part of our life ministry. It goes on continually. In every greeting we give to another on the street, in every moment's conversation, in every letter we write, in every contact with other lives, there is the subtle influence that goes from us that often reaches further, and leaves a deeper impression than the things themselves that we are doing at the time. It is not so much 'what we do' in this world as 'what we are' that tells in spiritual results and impressions."
-- J.R. Miller

Give away your life... As His light in the lives of others.


Sunday, August 2, 2015

"Sit Down & Shut Up!"

"As Christians, unless we tell our feelings to sit down and shut up, we won't make it in this life of living in God's Truth by faith." 
-- James Spruill 

Give away your life... Not to your own feelings but to The One called The Truth. 


Saturday, August 1, 2015

Drink Rest Deep

After reading Mrs. Cowman's writing for today from her volume titled "Springs in The Valley", I prayed this prayer over a loved one who came immediately to my mind. I now pray it over all of us:

May we drink rest deep in our beings, today, and may it prove to be holy tonic for renewed strength.  

May we know afresh a new capacity, even a new permission to simply stop. 

May we recline on the chest of Christ and hear Him softly say ""Be still my child." 

May He sanctify our rest for our good and His glory. 

May we, as a result, see the paths before us as passageways to new-found "springs" of purity, power, peace and presence. 

In Jesus' Name. Amen. 

Give away your life... Being Still and Knowing God.


Thursday, July 30, 2015

Our God Primarily Weighs Motives

While the world primarily measures the visible results of our efforts, our God primarily weighs the invisible motives of our hearts. 

So, let us take heart because to seemingly fail in our outward labors isn't automatically linked to some inward fault in our motives. 

Give away your life... To The One Who weighs out motives.


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Do You Love The Church?

Do you love the Church? Do I love the Church? Do we love the Church? If we love Jesus, we do. 

Give away your life... To the Bridegroom, Jesus, and to His Bride, The Church.


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Worship God....

Worship God because of Who He is.

Give away your life... Worshipping God for Who He is. 


Monday, July 27, 2015

"Home Where I Belong" (Mondays)

Mondays are particularly predictable for one specific feeling in my deep spiritual soul; homesickness. 

Today, The Lord led me in the morning hours to an old song sung by The Imperials. Really, the lyrics are a perfect expression of my own heart always, but especially on Mondays. 

Give away your life... To The Home Boy, Jesus of Nazareth and of Heaven.