Prayer

I came across this quote this morning from C.S. Lewis

“Do our prayers sometimes go wrong because we insist on trying to talk to God when He wants to talk to us?”

Peace and Victory

Francis Frangipane

“Satan’s arsenal consists of such things as fear, worry, doubt, and self-pity.

Every one of these weapons robs us of peace and leaves us troubled inside.

Do you want to discern where the enemy is coming against you?

In the network of your relationships, wherever you do not have peace, you have war. Conversely, wherever you have victory, you have peace.

When Satan hurls his darts against you, the more peace you have during adversity, the more truly you are walking in Christ’s victory.”

Guard what you Say

“Guard what you say, especially today. Yes, guard your tongue. Blessings await you but so also are self-induced troubles. Remember: Life and death are in the power of your tongue. Indeed, James warns, that the tongue sets on fire “the course of our life, and is set on fire by hell (Jams 3:6). Don’t destroy your life by speaking loveless words containing seeds of death. Speak life/reap life.”

Francis Frangipane

 

God is always Good

“We must make the choice to rejoice. Too many of us are cynics. Cynicism, contrary to popular opinion, is not a gift of the Holy Spirit. A cynic is a habitual doubter. He is nearly always negative, expecting the worst, and probing for the worst when there is nothing negative visible on the surface. Ultimately, a cynic will always discover something that confirms their expectations. I am saying that God is good, and even when things are not good, He works them for our good. If you believe this is true, your faith in God will relieve you from a host of dark and dangerous attitudes. God is Who He says He is. Even if we don’t know all the details along the way, we trust that He is good.”

Francis Frangipane

Every Spiritual Blessing is Ours!

blessings“In the everlasting settlements of the Fathers’ wisdom and omnipotent decree, the eye of the Lord Jesus was ever fixed on us; and we may rest assured that in the whole roll of destiny there is not a line which militates against the interests of His redeemed. The great betrothal of the Prince of Glory is ours, for it is to us that He is affianced, as the sacred nuptials shall ere long declare to an assembled universe. The marvelous incarnation of the God of heaven, with all the amazing condescension and humiliation which attended it, is ours. The bloody sweat, the scourge, the cross, are ours forever. Whatever blissful consequences flow from perfect obedience, finished atonement, resurrection, ascension, or intercession, all are ours by His own gift. Upon His breastplate He is now bearing our names; and in His authoritative pleadings at the throne He remembers our persons and pleads our cause. His dominion over principalities and powers, and His absolute majesty in heaven, He employs for the benefit of them who trust in Him. His high estate is as much at our service as was His condition of abasement. He who gave Himself for us in the depths of woe and death, doth not withdraw the grant now that He is enthroned in the highest heavens.”

Spurgeon, C. H.

Jesus loves you