When God Promotes You

“Extraordinary afflictions are not always the punishment of extraordinary sins, but sometimes the trial of extraordinary graces. Sanctified afflictions are spiritual promotions.”  —Matthew Henry “God’s way of answering the Christian’s prayer for more patience, experience, hope and love often is to put him into the furnace of affliction.”  –Richard Cecil “Therefore I am well content withContinue reading “When God Promotes You”

Meandering Intensely Through Grace

“For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.” Romans 8:29, NLT “Just as we are now like the earthly man, we will someday be like the heavenly man.” 1 Corinthians 15:49 Much speculation has been madeContinue reading “Meandering Intensely Through Grace”

Release the Perfume!

“And behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she learned that he was reclining at table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of ointment.” Luke 7:37, ESV “Your love delights me, my treasure, my bride. Your love is better than wine, your perfume more fragrant than spices.” Song of Solomon 4:10Continue reading “Release the Perfume!”

The Furnace of Affliction

“The furnace of affliction is a good place for you, Christian; it benefits you; it helps you to become more like Christ, and it is fitting you for heaven.” –Charles Spurgeon “You rejoice in this, even though now for a short time, if necessary, you suffer grief in various trials 7 so that the proven character of yourContinue reading “The Furnace of Affliction”