I am a free-lance singer and writer trying to practice "saying what I mean, meaning what I say, and not saying it mean." My goal on this blog is to provoke conversations in which we can be real in sharing with one another -- free to express our points of view, even when we differ. Just today, I posted MY CYBER LINKS under that label (see adjacent list). I am available, and I love it when we get to encourage one another!
Monday, May 5, 2014
Gathering in Christ
Now when they had kindled a fire in the
midst of the courtyard and sat down together, Peter say among them. And a certain
servant girl, seeing him as he sat by the fire, looked at him intently and
said, “This man was also with Him.” But [Peter] denied Him, saying “Woman, I do
not know Him.” And after a little while, another saw him and said, “You also
are of them.” But Peter said, “Man, I am not!”
Then, after about an hour had passed,
another confidentlyt affirmed, saying “Surely this fellow also was with Him,
for he is a Galiiean.” But Peter said, “ Man, I do not know what you are
saying!” Immediately, while he was still speaking, the rooster crowed.
It is only the
loyal soul who believes that God engineers circumstances…. To be faithful in
every circumstance means that we have only one loyalty, and that is to our LORD.
Suddenly God breaks up a particular set of circumstances, the realization comes
that we have been disloyal to Him by not recognizing that He had ordered them;
we never saw what He was after, and that particular thing will never be
repeated all the days of our life. The test of loyalty always comes just there.
If we learn to worship God in the trying circumstances, He will alter them in
two seconds when He chooses… Loyalty to Christ is the thing we ”stick at” today…
Our LORD is dethroned more emphatically by Christian workers than by the world.
God is made a machine for blessing men, and Jesus Christ is made a Worker among
Bible, Reading 125 (5/5)
From My Utmost for His Highest
This photograph is from a Facebook page by Eric Jonas Swensson called Sound Shore Media.