Category: Daily Living

Funds For Your Journey

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

In 1869, James Gordon Bennett, the rich publisher of the New York Herald, sent his British correspondent, Henry Stanley, on an expedition to find Dr. David Livingston. Livingston had vanished in Africa in search of the Nile. Bennett reportedly told Stanley, Draw on me for a thousand pounds today to provide for your equipment. When that’s exhausted, draw on me for another thousand, and when that’s done draw another, but find Livingston.

Now, our God who is richer and more generous, calls you to a greater journey. He calls you to finish the course knowing that in and of yourself, you’re weak and may get discouraged. But He doesn’t call you to complete the journey in your own strength or your own resources. And likewise, He says to you, Whatever you need, draw on Me. You’ll never exhaust My love, mercy, or cleansing, or use up My strength, righteousness, and grace. You’ll receive everything you need to complete your journey with victory, but don’t forget draw on Me.

TODAY’S MISSION – Today, draw on the strength of God, the life of God, the love of God, the forgiveness of God, and the joy of God.

by Jonathan Cahn

Take out the trash!

George Whittenby George Whitten

2 Corinthians 7:1 Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

As my father-in-law was leaving for Jerusalem yesterday, my wife made one of her frequent requests of me – “Honey! Could you take down the trash?” Well, I don’t know about you– but this is not one of my favorite tasks. Why does it always seem like we guys always get pinned with the dirty work?! (My wife — and probably many of you ladies out there would probably have a good laugh at that question!) But really, though — I was sure I had just emptied that trash can two seconds ago! I mean, I turn around and it’s full again!

It amazes me how much garbage our little family makes. But it got me thinking about spiritual garbage. Let’s face it. We live in a world running rampant with spiritual trash. It’s everywhere — and though we as believers try and avoid it, we step out our front doors and there it is to greet us. As a matter of fact, we don’t even have to step out our doors anymore! The trash has inundated our television, our music, our computers. It’s in our schools and even in our congregations! We’re probably so chock full of trash by now, we’re overflowing! I think it’s time we empty our spiritual trash cans.

We have a responsibility to make sure we empty our spiritual trash – and empty it often. Let’s ask the Lord to help us take out this yucky mess and clean us up from head to toe — that we might be able to do greater things for Him!

Your family in the Lord with much agape love

by George Whitten