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that as you read these,
you will encounter God in a new way.
Ravens and the Prophet
Have you ever wondered how the Lord trained His servants for their hard and difficult callings? So many of the finest Scriptural characters make their appearance on the pages of history ‘fully-fledged’ in their calling. There are tantalisingly few direct pointers to guide us to the hidden processes by which the Lord prepared men such as Amos, Isaiah and Elijah for their demanding ministry. My desire to learn more about the way God equips His people led me to take a closer look at the life of one of the greatest of all the prophets: Elijah the Tishbite.
The Still Small Voice
Imagine the Bible shorn of all references to the Lord speaking directly. We would be left with no key to understand why the historical episodes relating to Moses, Joshua, David and the like happened. We would be none the wiser as to who had initiated them or what they were pointing to. Our spiritual understanding would be severely impoverished.
One word from heaven is worth a dozen of our own bright ideas. The whole history of the Bible is of the Lord taking hold of people’s lives and directing them to attempt things they could never have achieved by their own efforts. He loves to speak to His children!
The ‘Still Small Voice’ of God births visions, counteracts unbelief, overcomes prejudices, dispels confusion, restores joy and enables us to find fresh direction – even if we have taken wrong ones in the past.
Martin Luther declared that God only speaks ‘baby talk’ to us because that is all we are capable of understanding. With considerable trepidation, I have set out to show that the Lord can take us beyond ‘baby and toddler speak’ to the point where He can share more of His heart with us.
Does that mean we need to be high flying prophets to hear anything of value? By no means! Even those we look up to in Scripture as giants of faith have their flaws – sometimes gaping ones. Deuteronomy 30:14 reassures us, however, that The word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it.
The best way to use this book is to take as much time as you can to turn the teaching, as well as the meditations, into prayer. As you do so, may the Still Small Voice refresh your spirits, enlarge your vision, and make your days more and more a heavenly adventure. The urgency of our times and the Lord’s own longing require no less.
Lord, You love to speak,
even without the need for words.
You listen to our inmost thoughts
You bring us to a place of stillness.
One word from You imparts life
and direction to our souls.
Intimacy and Eternity
Let me describe various conditions, and see if they in any way mirror your own experience. You are hungry for God, yet no longer find the fulfilment you once did in the things you used to enjoy so much. You sense a growing dissatisfaction in your spirit. Even worship times have begun to feel shallow and hollow. You are afraid to voice these thoughts in case you sound negative or judgmental – especially since you feel in some ways as though you are bearing less fruit now than you once were. You are at a loss to know why this should be the case, since your desire to meet with the Lord remains as strong as it has ever been.
Be reassured! This longing to know God better, combined with a certain inner discontent, is a necessary prelude to going deeper with Him.
Intimacy and Eternity aims to meet the needs of Christians who are longing to bridge the gap between their desire to be close to the Lord and the comparatively low level of spiritual life they experience most of the time.
How great is the love the Father has lavished on us,
that we should be called children of God.
And that is what we are! . . .
What we will be has not yet been made known.
But we know that when He appears,
we shall be like Him,
for we shall see Him as He is.
(1 John 3:1-2)
Vale of Tears
Every one of us will suffer grief at times in our lives, whether through the death of a loved one, or as the result of some other loss or bereavement. And every one of us will find ourselves walking alongside someone who is grieving, whether just for a few hours, or for a lifetime.
Vale of Tears offers an overview of grief and loss both from the perspective of the person who is suffering, and by sharing wisdom for those who are seeking to come alongside them. Deeper still, it explores many aspects of the heart of God Himself in relation to loss and mourning, and provides devotional opportunities for drawing close to Him. It embraces many aspects of grief, extending far beyond literal bereavement, and includes strategies to set the soul free from trauma, as well as devotional prayers and reflections for every step of the journey.
Trail-Blazer and Lord of Hope,
by the rising of your Son
You have removed for all time
the veil between Your world and ours.
Friend and Comforter,
Who alone knows every pain
that torments the human soul,
by the power of Your Holy Spirit,
guide us through this Vale of Tears
until we are filled with the fullness of Your presence
in Jesus’ love,