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The Very Essance Of Anxious Care

Charels Spurgeon The very essence of anxious care is the imagining that we are wiser than God, and the thrusting ourselves into his place to do for him that which he has undertaken to do for us. We attempt to think of that which we fancy he will forget; we labour to take upon ourselves…

Preach To Yourself

John Piper Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God. (Psalm 42:11) We must learn to fight despondency — the downcast spirit. The fight is a fight of faith in future grace. It…

Papa, Clean Me!

Ken Sande When he was two-and-half-years-old, my grandson, Andrew, came across a fresh pile of dog poo in the yard. Having been told repeatedly to stay away from dog piles, he of course felt an irresistible desire to step on it and squish it around. Not liking the odor, he walked across the lawn trying…

Gain by Losing

Joni Eareckson Tada Whoever tries to keep their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life will preserve it. Luke 17:33 A number of years ago, media mogul Ted Turner called Christianity “a religion for losers.” He later retracted his comments. But when you think about it, wasn’t he right? To follow Jesus means…

True and Lasting Freedom

Scotty Scotty Smith It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Gal. 5:1 Lord Jesus, it’s another 4th of July in the USA. As broken, divided, and conflicted as America is, we remain grateful for the privileges…

Fathered By Abba

Scotty Smith Behold what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! 1 Jn. 3:1 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in…

It’s Counterintuitive

Joni Eareckson Tada Then he (Jesus) said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it.” Luke 9:23-24 Counterintuitive means something is counter…