What Do You Want The Lord to Do for You?-February 29

“What do you want Me to do for you?” He said, “Lord, that I may receive my sight.” —Luke 18:41 Is there something in your life that not only disturbs you, but makes you a disturbance to others? If so, it is always something you cannot handle yourself. “Then those who went before warned him […] Read more

The Piercing Question-March 01  

Do you love Me? —John 21:17 Peter’s response to this piercing question is considerably different from the bold defiance he exhibited only a few days before when he declared, “Even if I have to die with You, I will not deny You!” (Matthew 26:35; also see Matthew 26:33-34). Our natural individuality, or our natural self, boldly […] Read more

Have You Felt the Pain Inflicted by the Lord?-March 2

 He said to him the third time, “…do you love Me?” —John 21:17 Have you ever felt the pain, inflicted by the Lord, at the very center of your being, deep down in the most sensitive area of your life? The devil never inflicts pain there, and neither can sin nor human emotions. Nothing can […] Read more

Is This True of Me?-March 4  

 None of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself… —Acts 20:24 It is easier to serve or work for God without a vision and without a call, because then you are not bothered by what He requires. Common sense, covered with a layer of Christian emotion, becomes your guide. […] Read more

His Commission to Us-March 3

 Feed My sheep. —John 21:17 This is love in the making. The love of God is not created— it is His nature. When we receive the life of Christ through the Holy Spirit, He unites us with God so that His love is demonstrated in us. The goal of the indwelling Holy Spirit is not […] Read more

Is He Really My Lord?-March 5

 …so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus… —Acts 20:24 Joy comes from seeing the complete fulfillment of the specific purpose for which I was created and born again, not from successfully doing something of my own choosing. The joy our Lord experienced came […] Read more

The Source of Abundant Joy-March 7

 In all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. —Romans 8:37 Paul was speaking here of the things that might seem likely to separate a saint from the love of God. But the remarkable thing is that nothing can come between the love of God and a saint. The things […] Read more

Taking the Next Step-March 6  

 …in much patience, in tribulations, in needs, in distresses. —2 Corinthians 6:4 When you have no vision from God, no enthusiasm left in your life, and no one watching and encouraging you, it requires the grace of Almighty God to take the next step in your devotion to Him, in the reading and studying of […] Read more

The Surrendered Life-March 8

 I have been crucified with Christ… —Galatians 2:20 To become one with Jesus Christ, a person must be willing not only to give up sin, but also to surrender his whole way of looking at things. Being born again by the Spirit of God means that we must first be willing to let go before […] Read more

Being an Example of His Message-March 10

 Preach the word! —2 Timothy 4:2 We are not saved only to be instruments for God, but to be His sons and daughters. He does not turn us into spiritual agents but into spiritual messengers, and the message must be a part of us. The Son of God was His own message— “The words that […] Read more