Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Incandescent for God’s Glory

“The Holy Spirit’s work of grace is not finished in one’s soul until that soul has had a personal Pentecost. God’s work is not done, as He came to do it, until you have been filled by God’s Spirit. When a Christian is filled with the Spirit, the Spirit comes to dwell within and the indwelling Holy Spirit will make you incandescent for the glory of God. You cannot do God’s work unless the Holy Spirit infills you completely. Allow God to complete His work in you?”
— Oswald Chambers 

How?
1. Ask God for the infilling/indwelling of His Spirit.
2. Believe He knows how/wants to give you His Spirit.
3. Receive this work of God’s grace by simple faith.
4. Become truly incandescent for God’s glory! 

Yes, Be Light! Go Shine! 




Jesus lamp, Nazareth Village

Maranatha — “Come, Lord Jesus!” Rev. 22:20

Grateful  

Monday, January 15, 2018

Keep Moving Forward



Maranatha — “Come, Lord Jesus!” Rev. 22:20 

Grateful 

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Personal, Passionate Devotion to Jesus

“No one can ever destroy the individual whose heart is in personal, passionate, devotion to Jesus. Beware of your own inward intentions to make sure you have this dominant note of fervent love for the Lord.” 
— Oswald Chambers paraphrased 



Maranatha — “Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!”

Grateful 

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Believing Without Seeing

A few years ago, I watched a television mini-series on the life of Jesus. While there were many touching scenes, no scene touched me more tenderly than the one portraying the words of Jesus recorded in John 20:29. It brought me to tears in fact. Why? Because I knew the blessed ones Jesus spoke of in His words, included me...

Here’s the scene:


Here are the words:



Maranatha — “Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!” Rev. 22:20

Grateful 




Friday, January 12, 2018

“Craig”

A dear brother sent me this country song my way today. Read the lyrics then click the link to hear the story in music... 












Maranatha — “Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!”

Grateful 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

The Holiness Road

At a funeral today, I thought these words from the opening hymn make for a marvelous prayer... 


This was one verse in the opening Scripture reading...



Maranatha — “Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!” Rev. 22:20

Grateful 

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Sheep That Went Astray

I have a special friend that I visit about once a month who is in jail. And whenever I go to see him, I always feel as if I am going to see Jesus. 

Today, was about my fourth visit to the jail to see my new friend. We always have meaningful conversation and I always walk away humbled and grateful for the opportunity.

Today he told me, “I am just a sheep who went astray”. Nevertheless, he has now turned his back on the darkness and is walking in the light with The Good Shepherd again. Though he still has possibly 3 1/2 years of prison time to complete, I can see the light of hope in his eyes when we have conversations.

At the conclusion of our half-hour conversation today, I surprised my new friend somewhat by asking him to pray for me. He was hesitant at first but with my encouraging he began to pray aloud. With his head bowed he prayed for about five minutes. I have never heard a more beautiful prayer prayed over me and I truly felt as if Jesus Himself had in some way prayed for me. As I left the corridor, I felt blessed and humbled and grateful.

Remember what Jesus said:



A Holy Land Shepherd with his sheep. If you turn the photograph upside down you will notice in the reflection that it appears the shepherd is tending to just one sheep in his flock. Could this be the sheep that went astray but turned back toward the good shepherd?

My Tweet after leave by the prison:



Maranatha — “Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!” Rev. 22:20

Grateful