The Delightful Way

Delightful Way Has Moved!!
June 4, 2007, 2:11 pm
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Amazing Grace…
June 4, 2007, 8:14 am
Filed under: Spiritual Life

This morning, I stand amazed at God’s grace.

I woke to the glorious strains of “Were It Not For Grace” the title track of a wonderful CD by Tara and Nicole Riddell.

“Were it not for grace
I can tell you where Id be
Wandering down some pointless road to nowhere
With my salvation up to me
I know how that would go
The battles I would face
Forever running but losing this race
Were it not for grace.”

During my morning devotions, God was gracious and granted me rich insight into some personal struggles. Then I read a prayer, “The Mover”, in the book “The Valley of Vision”:

O Lord, I am astonished at the difference

   between my receivings and my deservings,

   between the state I am now in and my past


   between the heaven I am bound for and

      the hell I merit.

And later in the prayer:

Let wrath deserved be written on the door of hell,

But the free gift of grace on the gate of heaven.

Grant me to attain this haven and be done

   with sailing,

and may the gales of thy mercy blow me safely

   into harbour.

Let thy love draw me nearer to thyself,

   wean me from sin, mortify me to this world,

   and make me ready for my departure hence.

Secure me by thy grace as I sail across this

   Stormy sea.

Ah, the Puritans were so insightful.

Were it not for grace, I would be hell-bound, a miserable wretch receiving the just due of my sins. But, God be praised, thanks to grace I can look forward to a Rest I have no earthly right to, I can defeat Sin that was once my master, and I can live in victory through Christ.

All because of grace.

Spiritual Awakening or National Disaster?
June 1, 2007, 8:48 am
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“History fails to record a single precedent in which nations subject to moral decay have not passed into political and economic decline. There has been either a spiritual awakening to overcome the moral lapse, or a progressive deterioration leading to ultimate national disaster.”

–Douglas MacArthur

America has been on this track for 50+ years. At this point, we must be reaching critical mass. Ultimately, each of us individually is responsible to make a collective difference. What will you choose?

Our responsibility, as I see it, is two-fold:

A) Pursue a spiritual awakening aggressively, starting with our own hearts and minds. We need to be in fellowship with God and immersed in His Scriptures. I would also suggest getting acquainted with the writings of great men of the faith from past spiritual awakenings—starting with Jonathan Edwards, who I believe to be very relevant for this generation.

B) Prepare for a national disaster. Should one occur during our lifetimes, it will provide a wonderful opportunity to minister to the needs of others. Obviously, organizations like the Red Cross and the Salvation Army are wonderful tools for this, but you should also consider getting advanced training in survival, emergency medicine, self-defense, disaster counseling, and so forth. I would consider this a priority for every young man.