Many words vs. Silence

Sometimes the Holy Spirit silences us. When that happens there is actually a lot being said. Head the warning and be still. Know that HE IS GOD and HE will fight for you.

**Job 13:5**

O that ye would altogether hold your peace! and it should be your wisdom.

**Psalm 46:10**

10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

**Deuteronomy 3:22**

22 Ye shall not fear them: for the Lord your God he shall fight for you.


God is good like this, too. ❤

Luther on Bible Study

Spalatin was a friend of Luther. One day he addressed a Latin letter to Luther, asking him for the best method of Bible study. Luther answered, “Above all things it is positively certain that one cannot search into the Holy Scriptures by means of study, nor by means of the intellect. Therefore begin with prayer, that the Lord grant unto you the true understanding of His Word. There is no interpreter of the Word of God, except the author of the Word, God Himself.” Though this great man of God had written scores of comments, yea hundreds of them, on portions of the Bible, yet he said, “Scripture without any commentary is the sun from which all teachers receive light.”

We suppose one of the reasons of Bible criticism and Bible rejection is because the critics go to the Word of God without prayer. They come with their little knowledge of Greek or Hebrew, with their rules of logic and the findings of different schools of philosophy, and add a little psychology to it, to sit in judgment upon the infallible, inerrant Word of God. We are sure no destructive critic, no modern writer on “The Modern Meaning of the Bible,” ever prayed earnestly and perseveringly; “Open mine eyes that I may behold wonderful things out of Thy law.”

Man, created in the image of God, could hear, understand and converse with God. But fallen man cannot. His eyes are blind, his ears deaf, his spirit paralyzed concerning higher things. He has not only by nature become incapable of perceiving and understanding divine revelation, but the god of this world continually blinds his eyes and conceals him from the truth, juggles him into falsehood and error by the delusion that he is “like God” and can discern good and evil. As a judgement for such deceit God has hidden His truth from “the wise and the prudent.”

Christian, take your Bible and before you read and study its blessed pages, pray much; dependent on the great Author, the Holy Spirit. Tell the Lord Jesus of His promise, “He shall guide you into all truth;” then read, study, digest, do what the clean animals do — “chew the cud,” and your spiritual life will be continually enriched.

~Taken from Our Hope Magazine, 1936.

~Pray to the Lord for guidance. The Holy Spirit wrote the Bible and He will
lead you into all truth. He will help you to understand the Scriptures.


“The Bible differs from all other books in that it never wears out. Other books
are read and laid aside, but the Bible is a constant companion. No matter how
often we read it or how familiar we become with it, some new truth is likely to
spring out at us from its pages whenever we open it, or some old truth will
impress us as it never did before. Every Christian can give illustrations
of this.” ~William Jennings Bryan

One eye.

“The body has two eyes,
but the soul must
have but one.”
(*See Matthew 6:22)

~William Secker

*Matthew 6:22King James Version (KJV)

22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.



Stay strong in The Lord…

…knowing the joy of The Lord is your strength~ *being blessed enduring temptations~ **for His strength is made perfect in weakness.

…***knowing the trying of your faith worketh patience.


*James 1:12

12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.


**2 Corinthians 12:9

And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.


***James 1:2-3

My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;

Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.


Ephesians 6:10-11

10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.


The devil is a liar and likes to TRY to convince us of his lies against The Lord. Remember the devil has already been defeated! he has NO power! JESUS LIVES!

“So I’ll trust Him for His leading…”


It is only a tiny rosebud,
A flower of God’s design,
But I cannot unfold the petals
With these clumsy hands of mine.

The secret of unfolding flowers
Is not known to such as I,
The flower God opens so sweetly,
In my hands would fade and die.

I cannot unfold a rosebud,
This flower of God’s design,
Then how can I have wisdom
To unfold this life of mine?

So I’ll trust Him for His leading
Each moment of every day
And I’ll look to Him for His guidance
Each step of the pilgrim way.

For the pathway that lies before me
My heavenly Father knows
I’ll trust Him to unfold the moments
Just as He unfolds the rose.

~By Author Unknown~


I have shared this poem before wanted to share it again.

How awesome is HE to unfold a flower so perfectly~ because HE can do that so intricately~ then HE is WHO I need, want and trust to unfold mine.


“Blessed is the man…”

Jeremiah 17:7-8

Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is.

For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.