A Morning Act of Faith

Dear Ones:

In Handley Moule‘s “A Morning Act of Faith and Devotion,” he begins by writing:

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Handley Moule

“I believe on the Son of God, therefore, I am in Him,
having redemption through His blood, and life by His Spirit.” 

Moule begins his day by taking a stand of faith.  He has understood that this is the principle by which he must live if he is to be in the position to receive all that he needs from Christ.

“He is in me and all fullness is in Him,
To Him I belong by creation, purchase, conquest, and self-surrender:
To me He belongs for all my hourly need.”

Faith in the fact of Christ’s existence and the belief that He is truly what He has declared Himself to be is the beginning point, the foundation upon Continue reading

Fill My Cup

Dear Ones:

The life to which we are called is one from heaven, in Christ, by the Spirit.  It does not have its origin, or essence, in anything of this earth.  It was Hudson Taylor, founder of the China Inland Mission, who said, “Any fruit born while not abiding in Christ, is fruit of the flesh, and is nothing.” The Apostle Paul declares: “For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.” (Galatians 6:15) Paul writes that the great issue in Continue reading

A Parable About Prayer

Dear Ones:

“And He said to them, “Which of you shall have a friend, and go to him at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves; ‘for a friend of mine has come to me on his journey, and I have nothing to set before him’; “and he will answer from within and say, ‘Do not trouble me; the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give to you’? “I say to you, though he will not rise and give to him because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence he will rise and give him as many as he needs.” Luke 11:5-9

This visitor came at an inopportune time.  It was late and he was hungry. The host Continue reading

The Receiver

Dear Ones:

Many years ago a very godly man told me that I needed to learn to be a good receiver.  I was an ardent “striver” and knew little of what it meant to receive.  I was somewhat like Peter who refused to let the Lord Jesus wash his feet.  He was unwilling to receive because he thought he could wash his own feet.  And so he could, but, he certainly could not cleanse himself of his sin.  And if he was not willing, in humility, to let the Lord Jesus wash his feet, Continue reading

A Stone For Bread?

Dear Ones:

Our concepts of good and bad, and thus, of the nature of God and the nature of man, are very limited, very small.  If God’s thoughts and ways are as high as the heavens are above the earth, there must be a good deal that we do not know about the nature, and person of God.  Thank God for the coming of Jesus Christ, and the teaching which He gives us.  How could we begin to see clearly without Him? Continue reading