Saturday, December 30, 2006

A New Mercedes Benz from God!

Faith means saying “Amen” when God has said something to you. Faith is always based on the word of God. “Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God’ (Rom.10:17). You can’t have faith, if you don’t listen to God. Abraham heard God first. Then he said “Amen”. Nowadays, I find many believers saying that they have faith for things about which God has said nothing. They say: “I have faith that God will give me a Mercedez-Benz car. And I believe it’s going to be black in colour.” That’s not faith. That is presumption. It is tempting God. Faith can be born only after hearing God speaking to us first. Only then can we say, “Amen. It shall be so.” If you remember this, you will be saved from presumption and from “counterfeit faith”.

-Zac Poonen

Monday, December 25, 2006

Blessed Are the Pure in Heart...

Thursday, December 21, 2006

In A Hurry?

Seems we're always in a hurry,
In our age and speed today.
Everything must be kept moving,
Till there's little time to pray.
Not much time to worship Jesus,
Not much time our hearts to search–
Not much time to read the Bible–
Little time for God and church.

We must learn the art of waiting,
Slow our pace, take time for prayer–
Ask the Lord to give us patience
In our home and everywhere.
There are peace and quiet living
Which only come through grace divine.
Please don't forget, God never hurries,
And He's always there on time.

—F.W. Davis

Monday, December 18, 2006

Jeremiah 10

“Hear ye the word which the LORD speaketh unto you, O house of Israel: Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not. They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good. Forasmuch as there is none like unto thee, O LORD; thou art great, and thy name is great in might. Who would not fear thee, O King of nations? for to thee doth it appertain: forasmuch as among all the wise men of the nations, and in all their kingdoms, there is none like unto thee. But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock is a doctrine of vanities.” —Jeremiah 10:1-8