Saturday, August 14, 2010

him who has an ear

"To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God's creation. I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth. You say, 'I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.' But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see. Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest, and repent. Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me. To him who overcomes, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I overcame and sat down with my Father on his throne. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches."

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


"Prayer is the breath of the soul. It is the secret of spiritual power. No other means of grace can be substituted and the health of the soul be preserved."E.G.W. ~ Pr 12.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Renewed Consecration

I heard Mark Finleys sermon for ASI 2010 this afternoon, and I am so glad I did. He gave a similar message last november here at SAU, and I needed the reminder.
I'm saddened to say that since that sermon in november to hearing it again today, not much has changed in my life... At least not as much as I would like. And I guess in some areas I have even taken some steps back.
I have a lot of head-knowledge it seems, but so little heart-knowledge...
And how commited, how consecrated and dedicated and sold-out am I for Christ? If I was 100% sold out for Christ, would I even struggle with the world and its allurements? With self and it's demands?
I am grateful to God for another merciful reminder of the kind of Christian I should be, the kind I want to be.
I was tremendously blessed by hearing a man share about his conversion experience during the 2 o'clock afternoon meeting for ASI that was airing on 3ABN. He now works for Laymen Ministries. I can't remember his name, but I do know that I was deeply touched and encouraged by it.
This Sabbath has been a special day for me, and I am glad for the internet that enabled me to hear/watch what I did.
I renew my consecration to my King this night.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

A Wonderful Thing

"It is a wonderful thing that we can pray effectually; that unworthy, erring mortals possess the power of offering their requests to God… We may utter words that reach the throne of the Monarch of the universe. We may speak with Jesus as we walk by the way, and He says, I am at thy right hand." E.G.W.[Prayer (Pr) Page 7]