“You Lord Quicken Me” ( Psalm 119:93, WYC ) by Carley Evans


  “[Into] Without end I shall not forget thy justifyings; for in those thou hast quickened me. (I shall never forget thy precepts; for through them thou hast given me life.)” Wonderful, isn’t it? – that word “justifyings.” And who is the justifier? Well, God of course. Who quickens whom? Well God of course quickens…

“A High Calling” ( Philippians 3:14, KJV ) by Carley Evans


“I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” What’s my prize? I used to buy Crackerjacks and open the box primarily for the little plastic prize sealed in cellophane – a small compass, a tiny magnifying glass, a delicate necklace. What’s my mark? I used to…

“In Mildness” ( James 1:20-22, WYC ) by Carley Evans


My anger at injustice, at the evil [in myself and in others] isn’t going to result in the righteousness that God demands. Turning away from injustice and evil is, however, a necessary consequence of receiving [in humility] the Word of God, which is joined to me. Listening to the Word is not enough, says James….

“Calculated Cost” ( Philippians 1:6, KJV ) by Carley Evans


Remember when Jesus asks what builder puts his hand to a construction project without first calculating the cost? Remember when He strongly suggests you [the builder] make sure you have the resources to finish the task before you start the work? Well, God does the same thing. Even before He creates the universe: the galaxies,…

“By His Virtue” ( Ephesians 3:20-21, WYC ) by Carley Evans


“And to Him that is mighty to do all things more plenteously than we ask or understand, by the virtue that worketh in us [after the virtue that worketh in us], to Him be glory in the church, and in Christ Jesus, into all the generations of the world of worlds [into all the generations…


Originally posted on khamneithang:
Some church members are as stubborn as a mule about doing church work, but as sly as a fox in their own business deals. Some are as busy as a bee in spreading the latest gossip, but as quiet as a mouse to spreading the gospel of Christ. Many are as…


Originally posted on obsecrations:
The lights were out in my room; the dogs were settling down when I heard that little ding from my iPhone [which functions as my alarm clock.] I don’t know why I checked it; I was relatively certain it was a notification from WP and not a text message from my…

“Permanence” ( Matthew 24:35, WYC ) by Carley Evans


Jesus says, “heaven and earth shall pass, but My Words shall not pass.” What’s permanent in the universe? Jesus says that God’s Word is everlasting, unchanging, permanent just as He is everlasting, unchanging, permanent. Although parts of God’s Word are difficult to understand; nevertheless, they are not going to disappear. These Words of God can…