Illustrations

Help from Heaven

Help from Heaven

Hearing from the Lord in prophecy can make a difference in almost any situation. Without the Lord, you might get it right part of the time or most of the time, but He can get it right every time. Prop... Read More »

What are You Listening For?

What are You Listening For?

A nature lover, walking with a friend along a busy city street, stopped suddenly and asked his friend, “Do you hear a cricket?” “Of course not,” his friend said with a laugh. &... Read More »

The Oil Lamp

The Oil Lamp

We need to learn to save the first place in our hearts and lives and time for Jesus. We belong to Him first of all, and the first place must belong to Him–for rest and prayer and fellowship with... Read More »

Go By the Book

Go By the Book

Any thinking person thoroughly studies the instructions to a valuable new machine before they attempt to operate it, and as a result, they save themselves a lot of time and trouble and possible perman... Read More »

Mountain Men

Mountain Men

When Jesus climbed the mountain, He left the multitude behind. “And seeing the multitudes, He [Jesus] went up on a mountain, and when He was seated His disciples came to Him” (Matthew 5:1) Mountain pe... Read More »

The Gas Pedal and the Brake

The Gas Pedal and the Brake

By Tom Hack I haven’t always been the easiest person to work with. In fact, in the past some people have wanted to work with me about as much as they wanted a pet porcupine. Part of the problem was my... Read More »

Fuel for Growth

Fuel for Growth

By Bonita Hele The first Bible verse that I remember committing to memory was 1 Peter 2:2: “As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby.” I was a little over three ye... Read More »

Streams That Never Run Dry

Streams That Never Run Dry

I can never forget the day when it dawned upon my consciousness as a reality, a fact, that the promises of the Bible were practical, that they could actually be applied to my everyday needs. It was a ... Read More »

How Faith Works

How Faith Works

If faith no larger than a mustard seed can move a mountain (Matthew 17:20), you figure that your faith must be small indeed, because your prayers seem to go unanswered. That can be disheartening, I kn... Read More »

Prayer Power

Prayer Power

The Lord leaves a lot up to us and our concern and prayer. If we only pray halfheartedly, we only get half an answer. But if we pray with our whole heart, we get a wholehearted, strong answer. Like a ... Read More »

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