Daily Thoughts Blog

Illusions of Grandeur

We don’t often express to God our secret motives of desiring greatness, grandeur, positions of influence and power, popularity and having greater rewards than others. People can often desires those things, but who among us has the courage or fool-hardiness to actually request in prayer something selfishly big for ourselves? But that is exactly what […]

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Abraham’s Faith and Lot’s “Free Will”

The reading of Genesis is always a refreshing venture again, and I have come back to it in my daily readings; have been enjoying 2-3 chapters each morning and today came to chapters 18-22, which include Abraham’s faith and Lot’s lingering in Sodom as judgment is coming soon. What strikes you, as you begin surveying […]

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The Journey of Vance Havner, Pt. 2

So many calls came for ministry that I left Charleston and took to the road in 1940. I was in a low state physically, for I had been suffering from nervous exhaustion for two years and a traveling ministry seemed the last thing a preacher in my condition should undertake. It meant getting adjusted and […]

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The Journey of Vance Havner, Pt. 1

[This is the testimony of Vance Havner, 20th century prophet/preacher] The Journey of Vance Havner, Pt. 1 When Abraham’s servant started out to look for a wife for Isaac, he prayed for divine guidance. He needed it. A man looking for a wife for himself needs all the light he can get. But that man […]

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By Faith, Caleb — A Call to Older Christians

There have always been a few saints, like Caleb, who have not been satisfied with less that all that God has for his own children. We read in the Bible that he had “another spirit”. In our churches today, our need is not another building or program, but another spirit. We were excited about going […]

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Teach Us to Pray

Often Jesus prayed aloud. There are numerous examples of this in the gospels, so many that we have come to think that He invariably prayed aloud, not only when the Greeks came to meet Him, or in the Upper Room, or in the Garden, or on the Cross. This is one of the reasons He […]

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Sinners aren’t Naturally Able to Respond to God

When you see dead men raising themselves from their graves, when you see them unwinding their own grave clothes and opening their own coffin lids, then perhaps you can believe that souls that are dead in sin may be able to turn to God. – C. H. Spurgeon

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God’s Purpose for Us

It is good to have something to look at when thinking about holiness. Or better yet someone. It might be a fellow Christian whom you know or someone from the past who, by grace, loved a very holy life. Best of all is Jesus. For in Him we have perfect holiness. And we have it […]

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As He Said unto You

He goes before you into Galilee; there shall ye see Him, as He said unto you. (Mark 16:7) Where Christ appointed to meet His disciples, there He would be in due time. Jesus keeps His trust. If He promises to meet us at the mercy seat or in public worship, or in the ordinances, we […]

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Without the Holy Spirit

Let it be distinctly understood that the person who does not have the Spirit of God does not have Christ. They who do not have Christ have no pardon of their sins, no peace with God, no title to heaven, and no well-grounded hope of being saved. Their religion is like the house built on […]

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