We can learn a lot from the students of God’s Word who lived in the yesteryears. Two great preachers of old were C.S. Lewis and A.W. Tozer; certainly, they were students of God’s Word.
A sweet friend in the Tennessee Mountains, Edye Flora, sent me this quote by C.S. Lewis that I truly love because of its clarity. He spoke it in 1942; and, yet it sounds like it was written in the here and now.
Satan: “I will cause anxiety, fear, and panic. I will shut down businesses, schools, places of worship, and sports events. I will cause economic turmoil.”
JESUS: “I will bring together neighbors, restore the family unit. I will bring dinner back to the kitchen table. I will help people slow down their lives and appreciate what really matters. I will teach my children to rely on Me and not the world. I will teach My children to trust Me and not their money and material resources.”
When you need to get some clarity, some understanding, some truth, call Heaven’s telephone (PRAY). “Prayer is the key to Heaven and faith unlocks the door”; check Heaven’s best-selling book for answers (Read the BIBLE). “The B-I-B-L-E, yes that’s the book for me. I stand alone on the WORD of GOD. The B-I-B-L-E.”
Recently, A.W.Tozer's words spoke to me. Here they are.
“Anything God has ever done, He can do NOW! Anything God has ever done anywhere, He can do HERE! Anything God has ever done for anyone, He can do for YOU!”
Let’s function in God’s power. What He has done in the past, He is still able (powerful enough) to do today. Our God has lost no power in His miracles of the past. He is all-powerful today. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Remember these songs…
”He Giveth More Grace” and “It Is No Secret What God Can Do.”
Cheer up! You’re on the winning team…if you know JESUS. And… Jesus knows where you are. He knows your hard place. He really cares for you. Look to JESUS and live!