~ Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things ~ 2 Timothy 2:7, KJV Whether it is listening to a favorite Christian broadcast, sermon, or a daily devotion – immersion into the word of God is not merely a chore to be accomplished. It requires sincere time of meditation in … More Consider the teachings
Through the power of the Holy Spirit, we become enlightened to this simple and yet wonderful truth. It is where we receive sustenance from the Lord. This is because, through the Spirit of Christ, we are affected in a manner in which our lives are completely transformed. … More Our chiefest endeavor
This is from the Spurgeon Archives and focuses on evening meditations. “All the days of his separation shall he eat nothing that is made of the vine tree, from the kernels even to the husk.”—Numbers 6:4. AZARITES had taken, among other vows, one which debarred them from the use of wine. In order that they … More C. H. Spurgeon This Evenings Meditation
Our Heavenly Father, and his Son, Jesus Christ, are divinely invested in the lives of humanity. From a Mormon perspective, God’s sovereign will is to bring to pass the eternal life and immortality of all mankind (Moses 1:39). From a Christian perspective, the call to preach the Gospel of Christ is to go unto all the world, calling … More Failing Christ’s great commission
I want to share a few sections from the text that we read: A CONVERSATION OF ST. SERAPHIM OF SAROV WITH NICHOLAS MOTOVILOV CONCERNING THE AIM OF THE CHRISTIAN LIFE ((Treasury of Russian Spirituality, ed. George P. Fedotov (New York: Sheed & Ward, 1948), 266-79, 496-97)). There are some very insightful teachings in this that I think LDS … More St. Seraphim and the Fruits of the Holy Spirit | Heavenly Ascents
The following devotion comes from Stand a Little Taller: Counseling and Inspiration for each day of the year by Gordon B. Hinkley. A short commentary follows to expound on the thought and principle truths of each devotion. July 15, 2015 A Believing Heart Believe in God; believe that he is, and that he created all things, … More A Believing Heart
To love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength is all-consuming and all-encompasing. It is no lukewarm endeavor. It is total commitment of our very being – physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually – to love of the Lord. What is the greatest commandment? When the Sadduccee’s challenged Christ on the doctrine of … More The greatest commandment – the need to love God
Want to know the four secret ingredients to a happy and sustaining authentic Christian life? Sure you do, especially if one is struggling with a crisis of faith, doubt, or moderately curious as to what the Christian life has to offer them. These four secret ingredients are simple and practical. Want to boost your faith … More How four secret ingredients is able to ignite and sustain an authentic Christian life
Could a man (or woman) have same-sex attraction and still remain faithfully married, raising a family and be a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or a Christian? The answer is not as simple as a yes or no. However, and regardless of the complexities such an individual would face, … More In their own words: Same-Gender Attraction and the Christian Faith
When we set our foot on the path of righteousness, when we set our eyes on the Savior and redeemer – Jesus the Christ – and when we comply in fulfilling our priesthood duties, we inevitably strive to become a righteous man. Not a man that meets the standards of the world today, but a … More What manner of men ought ye to be?
The story of David and Goliath is a very profound story of facing one’s greatest enemy. The courage to stand alone with only a simple weapon at hand. With faith in Israel’s God, David stood face to face with the giant warrior of the Philistines. A shepherd with only a stone and a sling against … More Slaying your Goliath – A spiritual defense for recovery
Earlier this month, I happened across an article at Crosswalk.com by Dena Johnson – How wrestling with God will change you forever. In her article/devotional, she recounts the story of Jacob and how Jacob wrestled with a person throughout the evening. His name was changed from Jacob to Israel and became the father of the … More Wrestling with God and how it forever changes your faith and life
Note to the reader: These devotionals are from Evenings with Jesus – A series of devotional readings for the closet and the family. Taken from the late Reverend William Jay. Speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward… Exodus 14:15 We may consider this command three ways: 1. In reference to the journey of the Israelites. Now, … More Going Forward in Christ
Gospel – what does it mean? For the Christian, it means the Good News. It is the summation of Salvation. Yet, is there more to this understanding of the Gospel? Pastor Rob Stewart of Ballard Church explores the Gospel and what it means through the lenses of the Epistle Paul wrote to the Christians in … More What is the Gospel?
If one were asked, “What does it mean to be a Christian?” What will the answer be? Each one of us may offer a different response. This may range from, “It means to follow Christ” to “Having acknowledged and received Christ as one’s personal savior.” Yet, how many of us actually considered the question in our … More On being “poor in spirit” to inherit the kingdom of Heaven