Monthly Archives: October 2022

Today’s Poem: Oh, To Discover God

to GOD be the GLORY ~ Oh, To Discover God ~ By Deborah Ann Belka Oh, to discover,the riches of wisdomis to have a lifewith God in rhythm. To seek and to find,the meaning of graceis to have your soulHis mercy embrace. Oh, to be a searcher,of God’s counselis to have a heartquiet and peaceful. To find the direction,in which you… (more…)

Today’s Bible Verse 10.24.22

Proverbs 9:10 The fear of the Lordis the beginning of wisdom:and the knowledge of theholy is understanding. King James Version by Public Domain Thank You For Visiting 239

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 10.24.22

“The trees of the Lord are full of sap.” ~ Psalm 104:16 ~ Without sap the tree cannot flourish or even exist. Vitality is essential to a Christian. There must be life”a vital principle infused into us by God the Holy Ghost, or we cannot be trees of the Lord. The mere name of being a Christian is but a… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 10.23.22

“Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter into temptation.” ~ Luke 22:46 ~ When is the Christian most liable to sleep? Is it not when his temporal circumstances are prosperous? Have you not found it so? When you had daily troubles to take to the throne of grace, were you not more wakeful than you are now? Easy… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 10.23.22

Harvest of Light, Gladness “Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.” ~ Psalm 97:11 ~ Righteousness is often costly to the man who keeps to it at all hazards, but in the end it will bear its own expenses and return an infinite profit. A holy life is like sowing seed: much is going… (more…)

Today’s Bible Verse 10.23.22

Galatians 6:2 Bear ye one another’s burdens,and so fulfil the law of Christ. King James Version by Public Domain Thank You For Visiting 132

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 10.23.22

  “Will ye also go away?” ~ John 6:67 ~ Many have forsaken Christ, and have walked no more with Him; but what reason have YOU to make a change? Has there been any reason for it in the past? Has not Jesus proved Himself all-sufficient? He appeals to you this morning Have I been a wilderness unto you?” When… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 10.22.22

“He shall take of Mine, and shall show it unto you.” ~ John 16:15 ~ There are times when all the promises and a doctrines of the Bible are of no avail, unless a gracious hand shall apply them to us. We are thirsty, but too faint to crawl to the water-brook. When a soldier is wounded in battle it… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 10.22.22

Plead His Own Promise “Thou, O Lord God, hast spoken it: and with thy blessing let the house of thy servant be blessed for ever.” ~ 2 Samuel 7:29 ~ This is a promise pleaded, and so it yields double instruction to us. Anything which the Lord God has spoken we should receive as surely true and then plead it… (more…)

Today’s Poem: Jesus Is My Shepherd

to GOD be the GLORY ~ Jesus Is My Shepherd ~ By Deborah Ann Belka Jesus is my Shepherd,His voice I do hear . . .I follow It so to HimI can stay close and near. I listen for Him to tell me,where He wants me to gothen with confidenceI let Him the way show. I take my cues from Him,not… (more…)

Today’s Bible Verse 10.22.22

Proverbs 15:23 A man hath joy by the answerof his mouth: and a word spokenin due season, how good is it! King James Version by Public Domain Thank You For Visiting 344

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 10.22.22

“I will love them freely.” ~ Hosea 14:4 ~ This sentence is a body of divinity in miniature. He who understands its meaning is a theologian, and he who can dive into its fulness is a true master in Israel. It is a condensation of the glorious message of salvation which was delivered to us in Christ Jesus our Redeemer.… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 10.21.22

“Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts?” ~ Luke 24:38 ~ Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest O Israel, My way is hid from the Lord, and my judgment is passed over from my God?” The Lord cares for all things, and the meanest creatures share in His universal providence, but His particular providence… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 10.21.22

God’s Multiplication Table “A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation: I the Lord will hasten it in his time.” ~ Isaiah 60:22 ~ Works for the Lord often begin on a small scale, and they are none the worse for this. Feebleness educates faith, brings God near, and wins glory for His name.… (more…)

Today’s Poem: My Shepherd Speaks 

to GOD be the GLORY ~ My Shepherd Speaks ~ By Deborah Ann Belka My Shepherd speaks,unto my weary heartso His love into itHe can impart. He beckons me,to rest and knownot to worrybut, to just let go. He says my name,so I can hearthe words I long“I’m always here.” He reassures,my every doubtto trust in Himto work things out. My… (more…)

Today’s Bible Verse 10.21.22

Psalm 40:8 I delight to do thy will,O my God: yea, thy lawis within my heart. King James Version by Public Domain Thank You For Visiting 146

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 10.21.22

“The love of Christ constraineth us.” ~ 2 Corinthians 5:14 ~ How much owest thou unto my Lord? Has He ever done anything for thee? Has He forgiven thy sins? Has He covered thee with a robe of righteousness? Has He set thy feet upon a rock? Has He established thy goings? Has He prepared heaven for thee? Has He… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 10.20.22

“Keep not back.” ~Isaiah 43:6 ~ Although this message was sent to the south, and referred to the seed of Israel, it may profitably be a summons to ourselves. Backward we are naturally to all good things, and it is a lesson of grace to learn to go forward in the ways of God. Reader, are you unconverted, but do… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 10.20.22

From Every Sin “He shall save his people from their sins.” ~ Matthew 1:21 ~ Lord, save me from my sins. By the name of Jesus I am encouraged thus to pray. Save me from my past sins, that the habit of them may not hold me captive. Save me from my constitutional sins, that I may not be the… (more…)

Today’s Poem: Put God Before You 

to GOD be the GLORY ~ Put God Before You ~ By Deborah Ann Belka Make God first in your life,put Him before you . . .open up your heart to Himthen watch what He can do. He’ll guide you into valleys,ripe and lush and greenwhere you’ll find His peaceto gather, reap and glean. Put God ahead of you,let Him guide… (more…)

Today’s Bible Verse 10.20.22

Psalm 51:12 Restore unto me the joyof thy salvation; anduphold me with thyfree spirit. King James Version by Public Domain Thank You For Visiting 195

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 10.20.22

“Grow up into Him in all things.” ~ Ephesians 4:15 ~ Many Christians remain stunted and dwarfed in spiritual things, so as to present the same appearance year after year. No up-springing of advanced and refined feeling is manifest in them. They exist but do not “grow up into Him in all things.” But should we rest content with being… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 10.19.22

“God, my Maker, who giveth songs in the night.” ~ Job 35:10 ~ Any man can sing in the day. When the cup is full, man draws inspiration from it. When wealth rolls in abundance around him, any man can praise the God who gives a plenteous harvest or sends home a loaded argosy. It is easy enough for an… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 10.19.22

Regulated Chastisement “I will correct thee in measure.” ~ Jeremiah 30:11 ~ To be left uncorrected would be a fatal sign: it would prove that the Lord had said, “He is given unto idols, let him alone.” God grant that such may never be our portion! Uninterrupted prosperity is a thing to cause fear and trembling. As many as God… (more…)

Today’s Poem: Let Jesus Lead 

to GOD be the GLORY ~ Let Jesus Lead ~ By Deborah Ann Belka Jesus leads me,when I ask Him tooHe shows me what . . .He would have me do. He is my guiding hand,the lifter of my feetwhenever I promisewith Him I will meet. Jesus directs me,when I seek Him outHe guides me throughmy fear and doubt. He is… (more…)

Today’s Bible Verse 10.19.22

Psalm 37:4 Delight thyself also in the Lord:and he shall give thee the desiresof thine heart. King James Version by Public Domain Thank You For Visiting 215

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 10.19.22

“Babes in Christ.” ~ 1 Corinthians 3:1 ~ Are you mourning, believer, because you are so weak in the divine life: because your faith is so little, your love so feeble? Cheer up, for you have cause for gratitude. Remember that in some things you are equal to the greatest and most full-grown Christian. You are as much bought with… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 10.18.22

“Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice.” ~ 1 Samuel 15:22 ~ Saul  had been commanded to slay utterly all the Amalekites and their cattle. Instead of doing so, he preserved the king, and suffered his people to take the best of the oxen and of the sheep. When called to account for this, he declared that he did it… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 10.18.22

Tears, Then Joyful Harvest “They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.” ~ Psalm 126:5 ~ Weeping times are suitable for sowing: we do not want the ground to be too dry. Seed steeped in the tears of earnest anxiety will come up all the sooner. The salt of prayerful tears will give the good seed a flavor which… (more…)

Today’s Bible Verse 10.18.22

Psalm 27:14 Wait on the Lord:be of good courage,and he shall strengthenthine heart: wait,I say, on the Lord. King James Version by Public Domain Thank You For Visiting 152

Morning’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 10.18.22

“Thy paths drop fatness.” ~ Psalm 65:11 ~ Many are “the paths of the Lord” which “drop fatness,” but an especial one is the path of prayer. No believer, who is much in the closet, will have need to cry, “My leanness, my leanness; woe unto me.” Starving souls live at a distance from the mercy-seat, and become like the… (more…)

Evening’s With Charles Spurgeon ~ 10.17.22

“He shall gather the lambs with His arm.” ~ Isaiah 40:11 ~ Our good Shepherd has in His flock a variety of experiences, some are strong in the Lord, and others are weak in faith, but He is impartial in His care for all His sheep, and the weakest lamb is as dear to Him as the most advanced of… (more…)

Faith’s Check Book ~ C.H. Spurgeon 10.17.22

Holy Fear “He that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.” ~ Proverbs 13:13 ~ Holy awe of God’s Word is at a great discount. Men think themselves wiser than the Word of the Lord and sit in judgment upon it. “So did not I, because of the fear of God.” We accept the inspired Book as infallible and prove our… (more…)

Today’s Poem: Stubborn To The Bone

to GOD be the GLORY ~ Stubborn To The Bone ~ By Deborah Ann Belka We’re all like sheep,stubborn to the boneto our waywardnesswe are severely prone. But our Good Shepherd,finds us when we roamand with His rodbrings us back home. We’re all like sheep,overly obstinatewe all have strayedno matter the continent. But our Good Shepherd,will find each of usand with… (more…)

Today’s Bible Verse 10.17.22

Psalm 25:14-15 The secret of the Lord is with themthat fear him; and he will shew themhis covenant.Mine eyes are ever toward the Lord; for he shall pluck my feet out of the net. King James Version by Public Domain Thank You For Visiting 190

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