For His Glory

Monday, March 20, 2006


Thoughts on Evangelism from Charles Spurgeon:

"The Holy Spirit will move them by first moving you. If you can rest without their being saved, they will rest too. But if you are filled with an agony for them, if you cannot bear that they should be lost, you will soon find that they are uneasy too. I hope you will get into such a state that you will dream about your child or your hearer perishing for lack of Christ, and start up at once and begin to cry, 'God, give me converts or I die.' Then you will have converts."

Friday, March 10, 2006

Clash Radio

We had Doug Giles as a guest this morning on The Right Balance, which one of the shows I produce. Anyway, I was really impressed with Doug and his outlooks on things. He was on to talk about his new book but he also mentioned his radio show, Clash Radio. The reason I am writing this is to encourage you to listen to his show. He is also the pastor of Clash Church in Miami, FL.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Hearts Consumed

For our God is a consuming fire. (Heb 12:29)

Fire is a interesting element. Fire burns, melts, and destroys objects. Fire is fueled by oxygen. It always burns up and not down. The smoke that is a by-product of fire will smother someone that is caught in it.

God is a consuming fire. When i read this, I think about what fire does to an object. A fire can melt away things, it will burn flesh, and it destroys pretty much anything in the way. So since fire is mainly used to destroy things, how does it fit in with God being a fire?

God, when He saved me, melt my heart. The sin that was there, has been melted away, it has been destroyed. Now that I know God and walk with Him, when sin creeps in, God turns up the fire through His word. (Jer 23:29) It consumes my heart in a way that the sin that dwells cannot survive.

We use the phrases, "I'm on fire for God" or "My fire has gone out." Well, what causes us to be "on fire" for God? Just like fire needs oxygen to burn, so the word of God is needed to be "on fire" for God. Of course it all starts with God. He is the one that starts the fire in hearts in the first place.

Another way we use the word fire is to describe passion. When God lights a consuming fire in our hearts, it is amazing how it transforms into a fire of passion for Him. I desire to live with the fire of correction that is followed by a fire of passion for Christ today.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Of First Importance

1Co 15:3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures,
1Co 15:4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures,

The Bible is a large book, with alot content and we are blessed that in this passage Paul singles out the center of it all. Of course, nothing in Scripture is unimportant, but nothing else is "of first importance" like the death, burial and resurrection of Christ.

As with the Bible, nothing in my life should be "of first importance" than this. May the Lord help me to meditate on His word by always going back to that "of first importance".