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Streams in the Desert – October 16

Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. (Hebrews 12: 1) There are certain things that are not sins themselves but that tend to weigh us down or become distractions and...

Streams in the Desert – October 15

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise. (Psalm 51: 17) Those people God uses most to bring glory to Himself are those who are completely broken, for the sacrifice He accepts is a “broken and contrite heart.”...

Streams in the Desert – October 14

Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared and a light shone in the cell. He struck Peter on the side and woke him up. “Quick, get up!” he said, and the chains fell off Peter’s wrists. (Acts 12: 7) About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God. . . ....

Streams in the Desert – October 13

Do not be anxious about anything. (Philippians 4: 6) Anxiety should never be found in a believer. In spite of the magnitude, quantity, and diversity of our trials, afflictions, and difficulties, anxiety should not exist under any circumstances. This is because we have...

Streams in the Desert – October 12

Joseph’s master took him and put him in prison. . . . But . . . the Lord was with him . . . and gave him success in whatever he did. (Genesis 39: 20– 21, 23) When God allows us to go to prison because of our service to Him, it is nearly the most blessed place in the...

Streams in the Desert – October 11

. . . dying, and yet we live on. (2 Corinthians 6: 9) Last summer I had a flower bed of asters that nearly covered my garden in the country. They were planted late in the season, but how beautiful they were! While the outer portion of the plants were still producing...