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Meditations from the Morning Watch

Lessons From A Broom

We had only been in Sierra Leone for a few months and were still renting a house on the outskirts of the capital city of Freetown.  I so enjoyed the upper veranda built on the roof of that house.  What a vantage point!  There, with a cup of tea, my Bible, and a journal, I would unobtrusively enter into the daily lives of the people without their knowing.

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Joy Cometh in the Morning

. . . I see the light in the eyes of those upon whom understanding is breaking forth.  One day, Father, my heart will cease from its weeping and rejoice when we, together with them, are raised to your glorious harvest home.  The time is short.

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Kept

Time for a heart examination … Am I truly Kept for the Master’s Use?  God is doing his part — am I doing mine? 

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Pleasure or Treasure?

Thank you Lord for the privilege to pray for these young ones just starting out on their own walk with you.  Thank you for the families who have so diligently raised and trained them … And thank you for their desire to be rich in Treasure, not poor in Pleasure.

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Sermon in the Sunrise

A picture of my little life, the sunrise has today reminded me of the brevity. Yet it’s also a sweet reminder that while I walk this dark valley called Life I am to radiantly and joyously reflect the borrowed glory of the Son.

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Beginnings

The beginning of the gospel. Such a simple statement yet this morning it has caused me to think of all the far flung places to which the gospel has traveled and the vastly different people it has touched.

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Not In Vain

But we were being tested by the Lord too. Did we love Him above all else? Would we be willing to take the undeserved abuse that He might be honored thereby? Were we as committed to the work as we thought we were or as we claimed to be? Would we quit?

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Content?

Contentment – there’s more to the word than we think. Read our new post and see how you’re doing. I know I need more work at it.

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The Fourth Watch

Many people believe that once you have Jesus in your life that it’s all smooth sailing – fair winds and following seas, to borrow the nautical term for favorable conditions. But my Bible reading teaches me otherwise.

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