Showing posts from December, 2003

Have you got ON the Cross today?

Spirituality that saves men from hell and keeps men from vulgar sins is wonderful, but I believe, elementary. When Paul went to the cross, the miracle of conversion and regeneration took place; but later, when Paul got on the Cross, the greater miracle of identification took place. Leonard Ravenhill -Why Revival Tarries Why does it seem like I am not making a difference for the Kingdom? Because I am simply coming to the cross. I am receiving forgiveness, and regeneration, and being cleansed. But it is the identification with Chrsit on the cross that is the true glory of the gospel. That is when the world takes note, and realizes there is something different about that person. Father, crucify me, count me worthy to suffer for your names sake. I count the things of the world as rubbish. Help me to climb on the cross daily.

Called Up

One of my best friends, currently living in Idaho with his wife, is about to celebrate his one year anniversary. Then he gets a call. He is being shipped out to overseas (he's in the reserves) and will be gone for about 18 months. This is obviously very distressing. He can't be in my wedding in March, he can't be with his wife, he will be in great danger. He told me this about two weeks ago and has been preparing himself to go. How do you prepare yourself to leave the only one you have ever loved for a year and a half? What can you do? Cry alot, was his response. There is nothing you can do about it. You have no choice. Then early this past Saturday morning, two days before leaving, they called and told him he wasn't going after all. His orders had been cancelled. I cannot begin to imagine his sigh of relief. Or of his wife. I would like to be the person that gets to call people and tell them that they get to stay. That they are not being shipped out