Tag: Strength

They sing best in their cages!

Charles Spurgeonby Charles Spurgeon

“In Him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in His holy name!” Psalm 33:21

Christians can rejoice even in the deepest distress. Although trouble may surround them, they still sing. Like many birds–they sing best in their cages!

The waves may roll over them, but their souls soon rise to the surface and see the light of God’s countenance. In times of trouble, the presence of the Son of God in the fiery furnace with him fills his heart with joy.

He is sick and suffering, but Jesus visits him and makes his bed for him. He is dying, but Jesus puts His arms around him and cries, “Fear not, beloved, to die is to be blessed–the waters of death have their fountainhead in Heaven. They are not bitter–they are as sweet as nectar, for they flow from the throne of God.”

As the departing saint wades through the stream and the billows gather around him, the same voice sounds in his ears, “Fear not, I am with you! Be not dismayed, I am your God.” As he nears the borders of the infinite unknown, Jesus says, “Fear not, it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom!”

Thus strengthened and consoled, the believer is not afraid to die. No, he is even willing to depart, for since he has seen Jesus as the morning star, he longs to gaze upon Him as the sun in its strength. “I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far!” Philippians 1:23

Truly the presence of Jesus is all the Heaven we desire!

by Charles Spurgeon

The Holiness Of Will

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. Deuteronomy 6:5

Deuteronomy 6:5 instructs us to love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength. Therefore, does following God mean just going along with the flow? Yes and no. There’s the flow of God’s Spirit, and there’s the flow of the world. In order to serve God, you have to choose the flow of His Spirit and choose against the flow of the world. It requires a choice of your heart, soul, mind, and strength. It requires choice, determination, decision and will – and it’s all of the Spirit.

Many believers spend their whole lives trying to find the will of God. But your life is not just about finding the will of God. It’s about obeying the will of God. In other words, willing the will of God. Do you want the will of God in your life? Then choose the will of God. Be willing to obey. Agree, decide, and will to do the will of God, no matter what the situation. Then the will of God will be done in your life on earth as it is in heaven.

Today’s Mission – Today, choose, obey, agree, and decide to do the will of God no matter what the situation.

by Jonathan Cahn