Understanding Our Destiny

Pharaoh’s daughter drew Moses out of the river and adopted him as her own. However, while he was very young, she had him stay with his own family. Daily, at his mother’s knee, he must have heard the story of God’s Divine intervention in saving him from death. At a very early age he must have been fully persuaded that …

Have You Heard About…?

Being a busybody (better known as a gossip) and prying into other people’s affairs are listed along with the sins of murder, stealing, and making trouble (see I Peter 4:15 TLB). Christians sometimes fall into the sin of prying into other people’s affairs and then gossiping about them. Apparently, God considers this as serious a sin as stealing or murder! …

Storms

By Mary Carothers Luke 8 tells us about Jesus and His disciples crossing the lake in their boat. While Jesus slept, a storm swept down on them so violently that the boat was being swamped. Verse 23 tells us…they were in great danger. When they woke Jesus, pleading with Him to save them, they were not overreacting. Their fear was …

We Just Can’t Lose

Recently I heard the testimony of a man, a new convert, who was striving to live a godly life, but was wrestling with his ungodly past. He had spent much of his fifty-five years in drinking, swearing and in immorality. Although God had forgiven him, he wrestled with his past. Old profane words kept shoving their way into his mind, …

Eternity

A man traveled thousands of miles to see me and said, “Merlin, I want to tell you how thankful I am that God used you to help me know Jesus as my Savior.” As he shared his heart with me, he broke down in tears of joy. I was greatly blessed by his visit. His visit caused me to meditate …

Little by Little

By Mary Carothers Lot had lived for many years in close relationship with Abraham. Doubtless he had known about Abraham’s relationship with God. Free from the stress of today’s hurried pace, they probably spent many hours talking about God. The New Testament speaks of Lot as a righteous man (see II Peter 2:7,8). We can therefore assume that he instructed …

Lose Your Life and Save It

From the cradle to the grave we hear, “Eat drink and be merry, for tomorrow you may die.”  Young people feel oppressed by advancing age. They believe they must enjoy life quickly or they will soon be too old.    Middle-aged people often feel their life is “nearly over” and they need to hurry to enjoy themselves. Senior citizens often …

Spiritual Principles

God has attempted to teach us His spiritual principles. We, on the other hand, keep asking for easy rules to follow. For example, Peter’s question, Lord, how many times should I forgive my brother? Seven times? Jesus’ answer was, No, seventy times seven. Now, did Jesus really mean for Peter to forgive his brother 490 times? No, of course not. …

Six Readers Per Book

There is nothing more exciting or inspiring to me than to see a person who has recently been transformed by our Lord Jesus. We receive letters every day from people who say they have just read Prison to Praise and have experienced new life from Christ. We enjoy their words, but we do not have the joy of seeing them …

He is Holy – But What Are We?

By Mary Carothers In recent weeks I have been continually impressed in my spirit with how very holy God is and His command for us to also be holy. In Isaiah 6:3 and Revelation 4:8 God is surrounded by angels crying, holy, holy, holy is the Lord.  But how is this relevant to us?  We’re here on Earth, not in …