New Discovery

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

I recently discovered this website. If you click on the link, you'll find a website that is devoted to J.C. Ryle quotes. All though I am not very familiar with the works of this man of God, so far I've greatly enjoyed just about every quote they have posted. 

If you are familiar with Ryle, would you please take a moment to recommend a work of his that you think I should check out? 

If you're not, I encourage you to see what J.C. Ryle Quotes has to offer!

To give you a small taste, I wanted to share today's post with you:

"It does cost something to be a real Christian, according to the standard of the Bible. There are enemies to be overcome, battles to be fought, sacrifices to be made, an Egypt to be forsaken, a wilderness to be passed through, a cross to be carried, a race to be run.”

“Conversion is not putting a man in an arm-chair and taking him easily to heaven. It is the beginning of a mighty conflict, in which it costs much to win the victory.”

~ J.C. Ryle

Faithfulness and Holiness: The Witness of J.C. Ryle, p. 174.

What Do You Like Most

Monday, August 24, 2009

When you read a blog what do you like most? What keeps you interested and coming back for more?

Is it: 

Deep thoughts


Short Posts


Long Posts

Certain Topics on Certain Days

Posting by Series

....I might change, I might not, but I'm just wondering what OTHERS enjoy! So here's your chance to tell me what YOU think!

Bible Reading

Friday, August 14, 2009

This year, I committed to use this plan to read through the Bible in one year. For the first four months I never missed a day. I'm not sure what happened, but during the month of May I got behind. I've been in the Word - just not following "the plan". 

Recently I read this article by John Piper. It's about making resolutions for this autumn by faith in Jesus.

Then, I read this article by Ron Frost. It's about making this the year that you commit to read the least two or three times a year!

So, among my resolutions for this autumn is spending at least one hour each day reading the Word. I've decided to pick up my plan where I left off and whatever I read during that hour (or more) will be checked off. 

If you were to make (or have made) resolutions for this autumn, what are they?

Blown Away

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Today Psalm 112 had a lot to say. It begins with this simple statement:

Blessed is the man who fears the Lord,
who greatly delights in His commandments!

Then, it goes on to describe the life of this man who fears the Lord and greatly delights in His commandments. 

I challenge you to read this Psalm today, but before you do, ask yourself:
Do I fear the Lord and greatly delight in His commandments? 

If I've Said It Once...

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

This article speaks for itself - enjoy. :)

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New Discovery

Friday, August 07, 2009

This morning, I sat down to read James. 

When I came to verse 19 of chapter 1 I said it without even having to look at the Bible 
"be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger....".

Then, I continued reading and for the first time I realized that verse 20 and 21 carry the weight of this verse. 

Yes, being quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger are important. WHY? Well, verse 20 and 21 tell us:

For the anger of man does not produce the righteousness that God requires. Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted Word, which is able to save your souls. 

Are there any familiar passages in your life? Go to them and ask God to show you something new - you just might be surprised at what you've never seen before!

Here and Now

Thursday, August 06, 2009

God is always speaking to His people. 

Yes, we all go through "dry" times, but I truly believe that there is always something He is speaking into our lives. 

Last summer I began to watch for "themes" in the way that God was working in and through me. 

Recently, this verse and the message it brings has been popping up a lot: 

Proverbs 16:9
The heart of a man plans his way,  but the Lord establishes his steps.

What has God been teaching you?


Sunday, August 02, 2009

I saw this today and had to ask myself:

Why do you want those wayward people in your life to be saved? 

So often, we want to place a band-aid on them by fixing or covering up the problems, but what we should really be after is that they would KNOW JESUS. 

Read it from someone who once was wayward here!