The Blessedness of Winter

Posted Jan 19th 2007, 11:06 by More of Him on Christian Living

I see the season of winter as an excellent example of the transforming work of the Lord in a Christian’s life. When winter comes, the vegetable world, it seems to me, reflects the image of the purifying which God does in order to remove imperfections from the life of one of his children.
As cold comes on the wings of a winter storm, the trees gradually begin to lose their leaves. The green is so changed into a funeral brown; soon...

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~Losing Your Place In This World~

Posted Dec 2nd 2005, 07:21 by More of Him on Christian Living

Are you willing to lose your place in this world? Are you willing to be nothing so that Christ can be ALL?
There are so many days when I must make the decision between what I want to do, what appeals to my selfish desires- and what the Lord would want me to do. This sounds easy enough, but there is really so much deceitfulness in our selfish desires, there are so many lies that the world and much of...

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~Back From Katrina~

Posted Sep 7th 2005, 01:00 by More of Him on Christian Living

Thank you, thank you for your prayers!
We made it back at 3:30 am on Sunday night. Almost 18 hours each way! It gives you alot of time to think and pray and ponder. When I got back my mind was so overwhelmed with thoughts that it was hard to put it all into words, so following this post, I'l post my thoughts on the the things I felt I have learned or at least the Lord confirmed even further to...

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~Four Stages Of The Christian Life~

Posted May 30th 2005, 03:41 by More of Him on Christian Living

I've been reading Andrew Murray's "The Secret To Spiritual Strength" and wanted to share some of it. The whole book is about how to live for Christ in HIS strength instead of through our own efforts.
"The Four Stages of the Christian Life:
In the story of the disciples on the way to Emmaus, I recognize four stages of the Christian life. First there is the stage of the sad and troubled heart. Then there is the time where the heart...

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~41 Evidences of Pride~

Posted May 16th 2005, 05:00 by More of Him on Christian Living

41 Evidences of Pride
Humility is the foundation stone, the starting place for experiencing personal revival- coming to see our need for humility.
1. Do you look down on those who are less educated, less affluent, less refined, or less successful than yourself?
2. Do you think of yourself as more spiritual than your mate or others in your church?
3. Do you have a judgemental spirit toward those who don't make the same lifestyle choices as you do... dress standards, how you...

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~Do We Look On The Heart?~

Posted May 4th 2005, 11:13 by More of Him on Christian Living

I recieved this refreshing email today from Sandy Brunson (of Volunteers for Jesus). Thanks for sharing this, Sandy! This is not a call to overlook sin, but to look past the "outside of the cup". We should be able to see people's potential in Christ.
I am warmed by Jesus' ability to readily accept people "where they are" ....and to not be moved by stereotypical ideas concerning them.
There are many stories throughout the Word of God which teach this...

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~Insights from Oswald Chambers' "Workers For God"~

Posted Apr 11th 2005, 12:23 by More of Him on Christian Living

~Insight From Oswald Chambers' "Workers For God"~
Christian service is not our work; loyalty to Jesus is our work.
We constantly ask, "AM I of any use?" If you think you are, it is questionable whether you are being used by the Holy Spirit at all. It is the things that you pay no attention to that the Holy Spirit uses.
Your dead-set determination to be of use never means half so much as the times you have not been thinking of being...

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~Blame Someone Else~

Posted Mar 21st 2005, 08:57 by More of Him on Christian Living

Blame Someone Else
A.W. Tozer
In the earliest day of failure and tragedy in the garden of Eden, Adam came out of hiding, knowing full well his own guilt and shame. Adam confessed: "We ate from the fruit of the tree that was forbidden-but it was the woman who enticed me!"
When God said to Eve, "What did you do?" she said: "It was the serpent that beguiled me!" In that brief time our first parents had learned the art of laying...

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~The Example of The Apostle Paul~

Posted Mar 14th 2005, 08:23 by More of Him on Christian Living

The Example Of The Apostle Paul
We have a very great responsibility to demonstrate to the next generation what Christlikeness really means. People who look at us

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~Difficulties In The Christian Life~

Posted Feb 26th 2005, 11:19 by More of Him on Christian Living

"My Utmost For His Highest" and "Streams In The Desert" are my two favorite devotionals. This passage is from Streams in the Desert (May 13) and I felt compelled to post this:
"We do not know what we ought to pray for." Romans 8:28
Often it is simply the answers to our prayers that cause many of the difficulties in the Christian life. We pray for patience, and our Father sends demanding people our way to test us to the limit; for...

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~Spiritual Mothers and Fathers vs. Teachers~

Posted Feb 23rd 2005, 04:28 by More of Him on Christian Living

This article came to me today at just the right time. I was just thinking yesterday of how many of us would say that it is in our hearts to be spiritual mothers and fathers- instead of just a teacher or evangelist or soul winner, etc....
As for me, I love being a mother, but also long to be a spiritual mother to many if the Lord allows; to help grow believers into fuller maturity- to encourage them farther down that...

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~He Has Overcome The World~

Posted Jan 21st 2005, 09:52 by More of Him on Christian Living

He Has Overcome The World
"None of these things move me" (Acts20:24).
We read in the book of Samuel that the moment that David was crowned at Hebron, "All the Philistines came up to seek David." And the moment we get anything from the Lord worth contending for, then the devil comes to seek us.
When the enemy meets us at the threshold of any great work for God, let us accept it as "a token of salvation," and claim double blessing, victory,...

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Our Life Is A Vapor

Posted Dec 30th 2004, 01:00 by More of Him on Christian Living

Our life is a vapor.
"Certainly every man at his best state is but vapor." Ps.39:5
"Only one life, twill soon be past, only what's done for Christ will last."
My family and I have been very concerned and our hearts have gone out to those who are in Southern India and Asia. My oldest daughter, especially, has been concerned because she has a heart for the asian people. Thailand was one of the places she was wanting to go to be...

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~Christmas Day In The Morning~

Posted Dec 16th 2004, 11:53 by More of Him on Christian Living

Christmas Day in the Morning
"He woke, suddenly and completely. It was four o'clock, the hour at which his father had always called him to get up and help with the milking. Strange how the habits of his youth clung to him still, fifty years ago, and his father had been dead for thirty years. Yet he waked at four o'clock in the morning. He had trained himself to turn over and go to sleep.
But this morning, because it...

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~Trials and Pain: Few Lovers Of His Cross~

Posted Dec 13th 2004, 12:50 by More of Him on Christian Living

Trials and Pain: Few Lovers of His Cross
For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise. --Hebrews 10:36
When God needs a person for His service-a good person, an effective person, a humble person-why does He most often turn to a person in deep trouble? Why does He seek out a person deep in the crucible of suffering, a person who is not the jovial, "happy-happy" kind?...

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