The International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety), a non-profit based out of Nigeria, has released a new report detailing the mass violence against Christians in Nigeria over the past 12 years. The report states that 43,000 Christians have been killed by Nigerian Islamic radicals in the last 12 years, 18,500 […]NIGERIA: 43K Christians Killed, 18.5K Abducted, 17.5K Churches Attacked in 12 Years — Deep calls to deep
Wisdom of the Ages
“True joy is never dependent on our circumstances”
Christ Himself our treasure, our hope and our Joy.
Are You Waiting To Be Called
Back when the telegraph was the fastest method of long-distance communication, a young man applied for a job as a Morse Code operator. Answering an ad in the newspaper, he went to the office address that was listed.
When he arrived, he entered a large, busy office filled with noise and clatter, including the sound of the telegraph in the background. A sign on the receptionist’s counter instructed job applicants to fill out a form and wait until they were summoned to enter the inner office. The young man filled out his form and sat down with the seven other applicants in the waiting area.
After a few minutes, the young man stood up, crossed the room to the door of the inner office, and walked right in. Naturally, the other applicants perked up, wondering what was going on. They muttered among themselves that they hadn’t heard any summons yet. They assumed that the young man who went into the office made a mistake and would be disqualified.
Within a few minutes, however, the employer escorted the young man out of the office and said to the other applicants, “Gentlemen, thank you very much for coming, but the job has just been filled.”
The other applicants began grumbling to each other, and one spoke up saying, “Wait a minute, I don’t understand. He was the last to come in, and we never even got a chance to be interviewed. Yet he got the job. That’s not fair!”
The employer said, “I’m sorry, but the last several minutes while you’ve been sitting here, the telegraph has been ticking out the following message in Morse Code: ‘If you understand this message, then come right in. The job is yours.’ None of you heard it or understood it. This young man did. The job is his.”
We are so busy living in a world that is full of noise and clatter, like that office. People are distracted and unable to hear the still, small voice of God calling as He speaks in creation, in the Scriptures, and in the life and work of Jesus Christ. The question is, “Are you listening to what the LORD is saying, or are you waiting to be called? Do you hear the LORD when he speaks to you or you are too occupied with the clatter all around you?”
— Author Unknown
Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send, And who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” – Isaiah 6:8
“People who are submissive to God will obey Him. When you walk in obedience, you walk in synchronicity. When you are synchronized, the devil will flee from you”
is the path to Power”
“In the twilight of life, God will not judge us on our earthly possession and human success, but rather on how much we have loved”
St. John of the Cross