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Streams in the Desert – January 18

Streams in the Desert – January 18

Thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ. (2 Corinthians 2: 14) God wins His greatest victories through apparent defeats. Very often the enemy seems to triumph for a season, and God allows it. But then He comes in and upsets the work of...

Streams in the Desert – January 17

Streams in the Desert – January 17

Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to rescue you? (Daniel 6: 20) We find the expression “the living God” many times in the Scriptures, and yet it is the very thing we are so prone to forget. We know it is written...

Streams in the Desert – January 16

Streams in the Desert – January 16

A furious squall came up. (Mark 4: 37) Some of life’s storms— a great sorrow, a bitter disappointment, a crushing defeat— suddenly come upon us. Others may come slowly, appearing on the uneven edge of the horizon no larger than a person’s hand. But trouble that seems...

Streams in the Desert – January 15

Streams in the Desert – January 15

That night the Lord appeared to [Isaac]. (Genesis 26: 24) It was the same night Isaac went to Beersheba. Do you think this revelation from God was an accident? Do you think the time of it was an accident? Do you believe it could have happened any other night as well...

Streams in the Desert – January 14

Streams in the Desert – January 14

When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them. (John 10: 4) This is intensely difficult work for Him and us— it is difficult for us to go, but equally difficult for Him to cause us pain. Yet it must be done. It would not be in our best interest to...

Streams in the Desert – January 13

Streams in the Desert – January 13

In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. (Romans 8: 37) This is more than victory. This is a triumph so complete that we not only have escaped defeat and destruction but also have destroyed our enemies and won plunder so rich and...

Streams in the Desert – January 12

Streams in the Desert – January 12

Reckon it nothing but joy . . . whenever you find yourself hedged in by the various trials, be assured that the testing of your faith leads to power of endurance. (James 1: 2– 3 WEYMOUTH) God hedges in His own in order to protect them. Yet often they only see the...

Streams in the Desert – January 11

Streams in the Desert – January 11

Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. (Isaiah 40: 1) Store up comfort. This was the prophet Isaiah’s mission. The world is full of hurting and comfortless hearts. But before you will be competent for this lofty ministry, you must be trained. And your training is...

Streams in the Desert – January 10

Streams in the Desert – January 10

Paul and his companions . . . [were] kept by the Holy Spirit from preaching the word in the province of Asia. (Acts 16: 6) It is interesting to study the way God extended His guidance to these early messengers of the Cross. It consisted mainly in prohibiting their...

Streams in the Desert – January 9

Streams in the Desert – January 9

I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. (Romans 8: 18) I once kept a bottle-shaped cocoon of an emperor moth for nearly one year. The cocoon was very strange in its construction. The neck of the...