Learning to Fly

But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. – Isaiah 41:31. When I was a boy a neighbor gave me a baby crow. After the...

Some Terrible Thing

Have you ever wondered if you were capable of doing some terrible thing? The truth is that every person is capable of doing evil. I know that it is only the restraining power of God that has kept me from doing some terrible thing. None of us want to...

Our Map and Guide

In the mid 1800s wagon trains began to make their way across what is now the United States to that far away land of California. The Stevens wagon train made a safe crossing of the frontier in 1844. They had a great leader in Elisha Stevens. They faced uncharted...

Keep On

In Mark chapter 4 (vs. 35-41) the Bible tells us of the disciples and Jesus being caught in a storm at sea. The disciples are terrified but Jesus is sound asleep. In their terror the disciples cry out to Jesus, “Master, carest thou not that we perish?” Jesus “…arose, and rebuked the wind, and...

Call upon God

Before Dawson Trotman became the founder of the Navigators he was a truck driver. During that time he and a friend prayed early in the morning over a map of the world for each nation prior to work. They did this for a several week period. Little did Dawson...

Weighed

The Bible in 1 Samuel 2:3 tells us, “…for the Lord is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.” Our lives are filled with actions. Believing upon Jesus as our Savior is an action. Following Jesus in baptism is an action. Praying is an action, and so is reading...

Move Forward

Once when I was learning to drive my Dad gave me some driving advice, “never go backward, when you can go forward.” I was having trouble backing the car. He only said it once, but it is a profound piece of advice for life, at least for the Christian life. In Ephesians 6, we...

Free in Christ

A man in prison once wrote to me sharing what his life had been like before he had met Christ as his Savior. He confessed that he had been a serial killer. He was a trucker driving cross country and had killed several people in different states. However, his...

God’s Marvelous Creation

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. – 2 Corinthians 5:17. Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. – Lamentations 3:22-23. This...

Following Jesus

God says this about Abraham in Genesis 18:19, “For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and judgment; that the Lord may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of...