Patrick Day

Blog archives for January, 2016

Archive for January, 2016

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

COME NEAR TO GOD Come near to God and He will come near to you.   – James 4:8 The idea of asking Jesus to follow along after you is not theologically sound. He is always within you, above you, beside you, behind and before – if you are a believer. The question is not whether […]

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

WHAT WOULD JESUS HAVE ME DO HERE? I think it no accident that Judas betrays Jesus in the twenty-sixth chapter of Matthew and Peter disowns Him ten verses later. Judas knew who Jesus was and conspired to rid the earth of Him for monetary gain. Peter only wanted to distance himself from Jesus so he […]

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

ON HUMILITY “For each of us the Baptist’s words are true: ‘He must increase and I decrease.’ He will be infinitely merciful to our repeated failures; I know no promise that He will accept a deliberate compromise. For He has, in the last resort, nothing to give us but Himself; and He can give that […]

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

THE END OF OUR SELF SUFFICIENCY The secret of knowing God’s complete sufficiency is in coming to an end of everything in ourselves and our circumstances…stop seeking sympathy for our difficult situations…it is a necessary condition for blessings…then we will turn from our circumstance to God. – Streams in the Desert, April 8 I copied […]

Friday, January 15th, 2016

BEING A CREDIBLE CHRISTIAN In the world of getting a book published, one’s platform is a critical ingredient; that is, what credentials do you have to offer your readers? For example, John Grisham is a lawyer who writes fiction about lawyers and has published more than thirty books. That gives him superb credibility. The main […]

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

PRAYING FOR LIFE AND DEATH There are a number of people I pray for whose lives are hanging somewhere in the balance between life and death; a few are tipping precariously toward  the death side. Then there’s Uncle Marvin. He’s not my real uncle but became the model for a fictional uncle in a mystery […]

Friday, January 8th, 2016

A GENTLE CORRECTION In my last Blog, I stated that we have nothing to offer God that He needs. My brother Bill, a practicing psychotherapist in Raleigh with a Christian inner-healing ministry, sent me a quick email to the effect that I was not quite correct. It reads: “I enjoyed your blog today and agree […]

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

WHAT DO WE HAVE TO OFFER CHRIST? Marylou was visiting with her pastor about some nasty turns her life had taken, including a major health issue. “I’ve been active in this church and am a volunteer in a nursing home. I give my time and money freely to the Lord’s work and pray daily. But […]