Our Great Opportunities – Streams in the Desert 07/29

“Hast thou seen the treasures of the hail, which I have reserved against the day of trouble?” (Job 38:22-23).
Our trials are great opportunities. Too often we look on them as great obstacles. It would be a haven of rest… Continue reading

The Fruit Comes Afterward – Streams in the Desert 07/28

“The Lord hath His way in the whirlwind and storm” (Nahum 1:3).
I recollect, when a lad, and while attending a classical institute in the vicinity of Mount Pleasant, sitting on an elevation of that mountain, and watching a storm… Continue reading

My Father’s Giving – Streams in the Desert 07/27

“Prove me now” (Mal. 3:10).
What is God saying here but this: “My child, I still have windows in Heaven. They are yet in service. The bolts slide as easily as of old. The hinges have not grown rusty. I… Continue reading

Waiting For Hope – Streams in the Desert 07/26

“For we through the Spirit by faith wait for the hope of righteousness” (Gal. 5:5, RV).
There are times when things look very dark to me–so dark that I have to wait even for hope. It is bad enough to… Continue reading

Like the Cedars of Lebanon – Streams in the Desert 07/25

“What I do thou knowest not now, but thou shalt know hereafter” (John 13:7).
We have only a partial view here of God’s dealings, His half-completed, halfdeveloped plan; but all will stand out in fair and graceful proportions in the… Continue reading

Believe in Order to See – Streams in the Desert 07/24

“Then believed they his words; they sang his praise. They soon forgot his works; they waited not for his counsel; but lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted God in the desert. And he gave them their request; but sent… Continue reading

We Need Minor Keys Too – Streams in the Desert 07/23

“Giving thanks always for all things unto God” (Eph. 5:20).
No matter what the source of the evil, if you are in God and surrounded by Him as by an atmosphere, all evil has to pass through Him before it… Continue reading

God is Waiting Upon Us – Streams in the Desert 07/22

“And therefore will the Lord wait, that he may be gracious unto you…blessed are all they that wait f or him” (Isa. 30:18).
We must not only think of our waiting upon God, but also of what is more wonderful… Continue reading

Degrees of Faith – Streams in the Desert 07/21

“Let me prove, I pray thee, but this once with the fleece” (Judges 6:39).
There are degrees to faith. At one stage of Christian experience we cannot believe unless we have some sign or some great manifestation of feeling. We… Continue reading

Our Helper in Prayer – Streams in the Desert 07/20

“Seeing then that we have a great high Priest, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. Let us come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help
in… Continue reading

Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. — Matthew 5:14,16 (KJV)
  • “Faith’s most severe tests come not when we see nothing, but when we see a stunning array of evidence that seems to prove our faith vain.” — Elisabeth Elliot (These Strange Ashes)

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