Tuesday, March 9, 2010

All The Way My Savior Leads Me

words by Fanny J. Crosby

All the way my Savior leads me;
What have I to ask beside?
Can I doubt His tender mercy,
Who through life has been my Guide?
Heav’nly peace, divinest comfort,
Here by faith in Him to dwell!
For I know, whate’er befall me,
Jesus doeth all things well;
For I know, whate’er befall me,
Jesus doeth all things well.

All the way my Savior leads me,
Cheers each winding path I tread;
Gives me grace for every trial,
Feeds me with the living Bread.
Though my weary steps may falter,
And my soul athirst may be,
Gushing from the Rock before me,
Lo! A spring of joy I see;
Gushing from the Rock before me,
Lo! A spring of joy I see.

All the way my Savior leads me
O the fullness of His love!
Perfect rest to me is promised
In my Father’s house above.
When my spirit, clothed immortal,
Wings its flight to realms of day
This my song through endless ages—
Jesus led me all the way;
This my song through endless ages—
Jesus led me all the way.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Reasons to Go to Church

Reasons to go to church....
1. God commands it. Hebrews 10:24-25
2. You teach your children that God’s house is important. Deuteronomy 6:4, 9
3. To be more fruitful. Matthew 13:23
4. Jesus went to God’s house weekly. Luke 4:16
5. To grow in obedience. If we are obedient in the small matter of church, we’ll be obedient in bigger things
6. To lay up treasures in heaven. Matthew 6:19
7. The Lord is coming soon. I John 2:28; Romans 14:12
8. To be part of the lighthouse for the truth of Christ to the community.
9. So you can notice and encourage any new or struggling people.
10. So you can get encouragement and advice from Godly Christians regarding problems you may be having.
11. So you can honor the Lord with your tithes and missionaries can be supported and sent out. Malachi 3:7-12

Friday, March 5, 2010

Attitude Determines Attitude


I woke up early today, excited over all I get to do

before the clock strikes midnight.

I have responsibilities to fulfill today.

I am important.

My job is to choose what kind of day I am going to have.

Today I can complain because the weather is rainy

or I can be thankful that the grass is getting watered for free.

Today I can feel sad that I don't have more money

or I can be glad that my finances encourage me

to plan my purchases wisely and guide me away from waste.

Today I can grumble about my health

or I can rejoice that I am alive.

Today I can lament over all that my parents

didn't give me when I was growing up

or I can feel grateful that they allowed me to be born.

Today I can cry because roses have thorns

or I can celebrate that thorns have roses.

Today I can mourn my lack of friends

or I can excitedly embark upon a quest

to discover new relationships.

Today I can whine because I have to go to work

or I can shout for joy because I have a job to do.

Today I can complain because I have to go to school

or eagerly open my mind and fill it with

rich new tidbits of knowledge.

Today I can murmur dejectedly because I have to do housework

or I can feel honored because the Lord has provided

shelter for my mind, body and soul.

Today stretches ahead of me, waiting to be shaped.

And here I am, the sculptor who gets to do the shaping.

What today will be like is up to me.

I get to choose what kind of day I will have!

Have a Great Day...Unless you have other plans?

—Author Unknown

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Titus 2: What does "becometh" mean?

"But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:"
Titus 2:1

From dictionary.com:
–verb (used with object)
3.to be attractive on; befit in appearance; look well on: That gown becomes you.
4.to be suitable or necessary to the dignity, situation, or responsibility of: conduct that becomes an officer.

From the verse and the meaning of the word, I understand that Titus 2 is a discussion of things that are "suitable or necessary to the dignity" of sound doctrine.

I want to be suitable, so I think the chapter deserves my attention.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

All That Night

This originally appeared in Streams in The Desert by Mrs. Charles Cowman. It was a real blessing to me this morning and I wanted to share it.

Author: Mrs. Charles E. Cowman
Source: Streams in the Desert
Scripture Reference: Exodus 14:21

God Works in the Dark

"The Lord caused the sea to go back…all that night"
(Exod. 14:21).

In this verse there is a comforting message showing how God works in the dark. The real work of God for the children of Israel, was not when they awakened and found that they could get over the Red Sea; but it was "all that night."

So there may be a great working in your life when it all seems dark and you cannot see or trace, but yet God is working. Just as truly did He work "all that night," as all the next day. The next day simply manifested what God had done during the night. Is there anyone reading these lines who may have gotten to a place where it seems dark? You believe to see, but you are not seeing. In your life-progress there is not constant victory; the daily, undisturbed communion is not there, and all seems dark.

"The Lord caused the sea to go back…all that night." Do not forget that it was "all that night." God works all the night, until the light comes. You may not see it, but all that "night" in your life, as you believe God, He works. --C. H. P.

"All that night" the Lord was working,
Working in the tempest blast,
Working with the swelling current,
Flooding, flowing, free and fast.

"All that night" God's children waited--
Hearts, perhaps in agony
With the enemy behind them,
And, in front, the cruel sea.

"All that night" seemed blacker darkness
Than they ever saw before,
Though the light of God's own presence
Near them was, and sheltered o'er.

"All that night" that weary vigil
Passed; the day at last did break,
And they saw that God was working
"All that night" a path to make.

"All that night," O child of sorrow,
Canst thou not thy heartbreak stay?
Know thy God in darkest midnight
Works, as well as in the day.

--L. S. P.

Friday, May 8, 2009


Unmerited Favor
The grace of God
Abundant grace
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ
Sufficient grace
Saving grace
Grace with you
Hope through grace


"Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,"

2 Thessalonians 2:16

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Titus 2: Some Questions

1. Who wrote this? (the man, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit)

"Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God’s elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness;"
Titus 1:1

2. Who was it written to?

"To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour."
Titus 1:4

3. What was the purpose?

Instruction for Titus to set things in order and ordain elders.
"For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee:"
Titus 1:5

4. What is the expressed purpose of chapter 2?

It is an explanation of sound doctrine as indicated by the colon at the end of verse 1.
"But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:"
Titus 2:1