Day: October 18, 2011

The Eyes of The Lord

God's Word 90x115by Jacob Chacko Kallara

"For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him…" – 2 Chronicles 16:9

"…Do not be afraid, but speak, and do not keep silent; for I am with you, and no one will attack you or hurt you; for I have many people in this city." – Acts 18:9, 10

Do not think the things happening today in our world or the things happening in our lives has surprised God. God is in control.  He knows the beginning and the end, and He knows everything going on in our lives. Do not let Satan deceive you in believing you a lie that God does not care. In fact God does care for everyone. We receive not because we ask not, or if we do ask, we ask it for our pleasures and not for His glory. Seek the will of God and live for His glory. God will show Himself strong when we pray to Him and seek His glory.

"And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work."Jesus Christ

by Jacob Chacko Kallara

“Yet Believing”

Vance Havner 90x115by Vance Havner

Whom having not seen ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory. 1 Peter 1:8

Peter had seen Jesus. His readers had not but they believed anyway. Did not our Lord say a similar thing to Thomas: “Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have seen and yet have believed”? (John 20:29.)

It is not every man’s privilege to see, but it is every man’s privilege to believe. Our love and our faith do not rest upon sight. Neither does our rejoicing. We have “joy and peace in believing” (Romans 15:13).

Do not demand a vision. Only three saw the glory on the transfiguration mount. But all the disciples walked with our Lord in the valley. The others were not disqualified by missing the vision. It is not lack of sight but lack of faith that rules us out. “We walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Cor. 5:7) Yet believing-anyhow!

by Vance Havner