For God so loved the world . . .

. . . that He gave his only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16).

O Lord, I am astonished at the difference
between my receivings and my deservings,
between the heaven I am bound for and the hell I merit.
Who made me to differ, but You?*

*adapted from The Valley of Vision, p.8, edited by Arthur Bennett.

Pray Day and Night

I’ll never forget my Mom’s Bible club lessons. She taught us to whisper a prayer in the morning, at noon, and in the evening.

Isaiah 62:6-7 also encourages constant prayer: Pray day and night, continually. Take no rest, all you who pray to the Lord. Give the Lord no rest until he completes his work.

Thanks, Mom, for teaching us to pray. Happy Birthday!!





God is here. He listens.

As I walk through my day, I try to remember that the Lord, though unseen, hears every conversation.

I will answer them before they even call to me. While they are still talking about their needs, I will go ahead and answer their prayers (Isaiah 65:24).

Those who feared the Lord talked with each other, and the Lord listened and heard. A scroll of remembrance was written in his presence concerning those who feared the Lord and honored his name (Malachi 3:16).

Include God in every conversation.