“He has done it!”

Last year after seeing a clear answer to prayer, I paused, amazed.  Who am I that the Holy God should listen to me and allow Himself to be persuaded by my thoughts and desires?  And then I seemed to hear the echoes of His response:  “Who are you? ...

Room

In Psalm 10:4 we read, “In his pride the wicked man does not seek Him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God.”  Doesn’t this sound like the here-and-now?  We live in a world that values busy-ness and convenience; we can shop, bank, be entertained, and...

Commitment Vs Surrender

In a sermon I heard recently, preacher Tony Evans said that he thinks we should exchange the word ‘commitment’ (good though it sounds) with the word ‘surrender’ – because when we are committed we are usually still in control, whereas when we surrender, someone...

Indwelling

I’ve started reading John Owen’s book, Indwelling Sin in Believers*.  The first chapter is called “The Enemy Within” and it’s based on Romans 7:21: “I find then, a law; that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.”  I’m fascinated by this – I need to...

We Need Help

I have a friend who reads a lot of self-help books.  It’s quite handy because she usually shares the best bits with me and they often contain profound insights and practical ideas for better living.   The problem is, no matter how many she reads, no...