Dare to Be Alone – Streams in the Desert 12/20

“Yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me” (John 16:32).
It need not be said that to carry out conviction into action is a costly sacrifice. It may make necessary renunciations and separations which leave one to… Continue reading

Call Back – Streams in the Desert 12/19

“It shall turn to you for a testimony’ (Luke 21:13).
Life is a steep climb, and it does the heart good to have somebody “call back” and cheerily beckon us on up the high hill. We are all climbers together,… Continue reading

More Than Conquerors – Streams in the Desert 12/18

“In all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us” (Rom. 8:37).
The Gospel is so arranged and the gift of God so great that you may take the very enemies that fight you and the… Continue reading

Full Salvation – Streams in the Desert 12/17

“And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is he that calleth you who also will… Continue reading

Continue in Prayer – Streams in the Desert 12/16

“And there was Anna, a prophetess . . . which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day” (Luke 2:36, 37).
No doubt by praying we learn to pray, and the more we… Continue reading

Trust and Rest – Streams in the Desert 12/15

“Trust also in him” (Ps. 37:3).
The word trust is the heart word of faith. It is the Old Testament word, the word given to the early and infant stage of faith. The word faith expresses more the act of… Continue reading

Christ’s Business is Supreme – Streams in the Desert 12/14

“His disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray . . . and he said unto them, When ye pray, say. . . Thy kingdom come” (Luke 11:1, 2).
When they said, “Teach us to pray,” the Master lifted… Continue reading

When We’re in the Dark – Streams in the Desert 12/13

“I will give thee the treasures of darkness” (Isa. 45:3).
In the famous lace shops of Brussels, there are certain rooms devoted to the spinning of the finest and most delicate patterns. These rooms are altogether darkened, save for a… Continue reading

Fight the Good Fight – Streams in the Desert 12/12

“The last drops of my sacrifice are falling; my time to go has come. I have fought in the good fight; I have kept the faith” (2 Tim. 4:6, 7).
As soldiers show their scars and talk of battles when… Continue reading

Worship in the Night – Streams in the Desert 12/11

“Ye servants of the Lord, which by night stand in the house of the Lord. The Lord that made heaven and earth bless thee out of Zion” (Ps. 134:1, 3).
Strange time for adoration, you say, to stand in God’s… Continue reading

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. — Luke 2:1, 4-5 (KJV)
  • “A broken heart is a reminder of our only source of power.” – Elisabeth Elliot
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