The Lord is Our Portion

"The Lord is my portion," says my soul, "therefore I will hope in him." - Lamentations 3:24 Is the Lord enough for us? The secret of joy, contentment, hope and victory over temptation is resting in and knowing that the Lord is enough. We ultimately don't need all the other things of this world. Thomas … Continue reading The Lord is Our Portion

The Calling of a Soldier of Jesus Christ

“Remember your high calling, you are a minister and ambassador of Christ, you are entrusted with the most honorable and important employment that can engage and animate the heart of man. Filled and fired with a constraining sense of the love of Jesus and the worth of souls; impressed with an ardor to carry war … Continue reading The Calling of a Soldier of Jesus Christ

A Simple Prayer through Psalm 23

Gracious Father, at birth we are all launched into a world that is ringed with terror – conflicts, accidents, assaults, disease, violence and death. How easy it is to allow fear to dominate our lives: The fear of rejection, failure, condemnation, pain and death. Thank You that Your sword was awakened against our Good Shepherd … Continue reading A Simple Prayer through Psalm 23

Two Alternate Paths to Take in Life

Henry David Thoreau, in his classic Walden, sets forth two alternate paths that lie before each of us: One is broad, common and natural. The other is narrow, uncommon and supernatural:   " The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them. What is … Continue reading Two Alternate Paths to Take in Life

A Psalm Prayer for an Election Year

Psalm 2 teaches believers how to counter the bullying world that intimidates them to retreat and hide.  We learn that the LORD's Anointed One (Messiah) is personally and powerfully involved in this world, rescuing and ruling it for His glory and His people’s good. How is Jesus Christ the LORD’s King? He is the Son … Continue reading A Psalm Prayer for an Election Year

When You Face a Desperate Situation

Psalm 11 teaches us to find our refuge in the Lord. God of Refuge, how easy it is to pursue safety, security, and deliverance in our own ways and methods as we “flee to the mountains.” However, you are the only refuge. As you look down from heaven and see the foundations of our society … Continue reading When You Face a Desperate Situation

How to face temptation – Sage Counsel from Thomas Brooks

Thomas Brooks, a Puritan pastor, counsels believers to confront all temptations (the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, or the boastful pride of life) with the words of the Psalmist: “The LORD is my portion” (16:5; 73:26; 119:57; 142:5). He exhorts: Luther counsels every Christian to answer all temptations with the short … Continue reading How to face temptation – Sage Counsel from Thomas Brooks