To Pray without Ceasing

Brother Lawrence once wrote: “There is not in the world a kind of life more sweet and delightful than that of a continual conversation with God.” That’s easy for a monk to say. What did Brother Lawrence have to do all day but be in “continual conversation with God.” But how does one do thatContinue reading “To Pray without Ceasing”

Is He Your Friend, or a Doctrine?

  “A rule I have had for years is: to treat the Lord Jesus Christ as a personal friend. His is not a creed, a mere doctrine, but it is He Himself we have.”   ~D.L. Moody Friendship with God can be a liberating secret. It releases us from the terrible bondage of religion and ritualContinue reading “Is He Your Friend, or a Doctrine?”

The Smiles of God

“Heaven is where the unveiled glories of the Deity shall beat full upon us, and we forever sun ourselves in the smiles of God.” Ezekiel Hopkins, “A Puritan Golden Treasury” Jesus said to them, “The wedding guests cannot fast while the groom is with them, can they? As long as they have the groom with them, theyContinue reading “The Smiles of God”

Are We Standing in the Gap?

“I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. 2 Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. 3 This is good and pleases God ourContinue reading “Are We Standing in the Gap?”