21 May 2017

Shining

I enjoy making candles, so this devotion I read a few days ago  caught my attention.

Shining is always costly. Light comes only at the cost of that which produces it. An unlit candle does no shining. Burning must come before shining. We cannot be of great use to others without cost to ourselves. Burning suggests suffering. We shrink from pain.
We are apt to feel that we are doing the greatest good in the world when we are strong, and able for active duty, and when the heart and hands are full of kindly service.
When we are called aside and can only suffer; when we are sick; when we are consumed with pain; when all our activities have been dropped, we feel that we are no longer of use, that we are not doing anything.
But, if we are patient and submissive, it is almost certain that we are a greater blessing to the world in our time of suffering and pain than we were in the days when we thought we were doing the most of our work. We are burning now, and shining because we are burning.---Evening Thoughts



The glory of tomorrow is rooted in the drudgery of today.

Many want the glory without the cross, the shining without the burning, but crucifixion comes before coronation.

16 April 2017

For God so loved the world, that he gave...

If Jesus had never died on the cross, there would be no hope for us! Because of the sacrifice Jesus made, we are able to have peace with God. He lived a perfect life and died on the cross to pay the penalty of sin for all those who will believe in Him. He rose again to give us new life.
Do you believe in Him as your personal Saviour?
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

6 April 2017

God is...