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But it is good for me to draw near to God… Psalm 73:28a

Why Three Years?

author Posted by: Mike on date Aug 19th, 2017 | filed Filed under: Bible Study

Dry, arid conditions has ruined a planted crop.When I first read 2 Samuel 21:1, I wondered, “Why did David wait three years to enquire of the LORD? Why didn’t he seek the LORD immediately?”

Then there was a famine in the days of David three years, year after year; and David enquired of the LORD. And the LORD answered, It is for Saul, and for his bloody house, because he slew the Gibeonites. – 2 Samuel 21:1 (KJV)

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God Remembered

author Posted by: Mike on date Feb 3rd, 2017 | filed Filed under: God, prayer

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Hannah, who was barren, prayed to the LORD and asked: “if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of thine handmaid, and remember me, and not forget thine handmaid” (excerpted from 1 Samuel 1:11 KJV). In verse 19 of the same chapter we are told: “the LORD remembered her”.

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Keep Praying

author Posted by: Mike on date Nov 17th, 2012 | filed Filed under: Faith, God, prayer, Salvation

I read the following, written by John Harder, in a newsletter from Evangelical Tract Distributors.

Most Christians have heard of George Muller and his adventures of faith.  But faith has a co-worker, and that is prayer.  At the age of thirty-eight, he began to pray persistently for the salvation of five individuals.  Every day, come rain or shine, he pleaded for their salvation. Read more »

Did Ye Fast Unto Me?

author Posted by: Mike on date Sep 2nd, 2011 | filed Filed under: Daily Bible Verse

It is amazing to see how many people in the Bible seem to have a religion unto themselves.  It is of man and of their own invention.  Sometimes it as simple as following blind traditions handed down to them from their fathers.

Speak unto all the people of the land, and to the priests, saying, When ye fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh month, even those seventy years, did ye at all fast unto me, even to me? — Zechariah 7:5 (KJV) Read more »

A Small Price to Pay

author Posted by: Mike on date Feb 15th, 2010 | filed Filed under: Books, Faith

A Small Price to Pay, written by Harvey Yoder, is the biography of Mikhail Khorev.  This book is based on interviews that Mr. Yoder had with Mikhail Khorev. It is the story of a young boy who was taught by his father and mother to love God. He grew up to serve God in communist Soviet Union and was imprisoned for his faith.

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Seven Rules for Daily Living

author Posted by: Mike on date Dec 30th, 2009 | filed Filed under: Books, Faith, Holy Spirit

I have just completed reading Goforth of China by Roaslind Goforth. This is the second edition published March, 1938 and it was given to me by one of my children. I have read other books about Jonathan Goforth, but this book has made a deep impression on me.

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Three Men Who Trusted God

author Posted by: Mike on date Jan 15th, 2006 | filed Filed under: Faith

Every year about this time, people all over the world, including Christians, are making resolutions about living a better life. Most people eventually fail, as old habits win out and they lose their resolve. What do some people have, that they are able to purpose their life for the Lord and live in victory? These people are seen as great men and women of God, unique to the human experience. However, I believe that God desires this kind of life from every believer. It is a life given over to the will of God. Read more »

Jesus, Teach Us to Pray – Luke 11:1-13

author Posted by: Mike on date Jul 22nd, 2005 | filed Filed under: prayer

In Luke, Chapter 11, one of Jesus’ disciples asked, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.” Luke 11:1b (KJV)With this simple request, Jesus begins to teach. This is how God works. When you ask according to His will, He answers your prayer. Read more »

Fathers – You are the shepherd of your children’s souls!

author Posted by: Mike on date Nov 29th, 2004 | filed Filed under: Parenting

I have learned through experience that it is in the best interest of parents to carefully and continually observe the spiritual state of their children. We have been given a great responsibility to raise our children for God. Can this really be done if we don’t pay close attention to them?

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