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Music is powerful in many lives – in fact, there’ll be souls in hell who wouldn’t give up “Wally-wally-Bing-bang” (“musi-noise”). With some it was jazz. With others ‘twas show tunes. With some country/bluegrass, with still others it was dance/mood music. Believe it or not, some were so wrapped-up in “christian music” that God was not first place. Do you control your music or does your music control you?

– eab, 1/17/18

 

A PRAYER

Grant Lord that the lines I write

Alone, up, in the middle of the night

May find their way in your fine hour

To a needy soul snared in sin’s power

Let them see what satan tries to block

That Christ is the way, their defense, their rock

And hope is not gone, help is not lost

Redemption is free; Christ paid the huge cost.

– eab, Jan. 2016

 

 

If ever the holiness church needed discernment it’s now. If you have a degree of discernment, thank God. If you think you have none, ask God to give enough to protect you & those of church (if you’re a pastor), of family (if you’re a parent). Having suspicions about everybody isn’t discernment; taking everybody at face value isn’t either. When you have a “gut feeling” X isn’t “true blue” listen to that feeling. “But everybody thinks X is the greatest.” Do not broadcast the reservation you feel, be kind to them, but keep a distance.

– eab, 1/16/18

 

 

“…get rid of the idea that faith is a matter of spiritual heroism…There are heroes of faith but faith is not for heroes. It is a matter of spiritual manhood. It is a matter of maturity.”

– P T Forsyth, quoted by Leonard Ravenhill

 

 

Parents, when you attend a convention, revival, camp, tell your children Who is scheduled to speak, give a brief bio & if possible have them shake hands with him before service. I probably heard T M Anderson, one of the greats of 20th century holiness speak – but, sadly, I can’t prove it. My parents drove to Circleville Camp, year after year. I found later that Bro. Anderson was a “fixture” there, summer after summer; I may have heard him – wish I knew. Parents, let your child know this is someone they’ll want to remember.

– eab, 1/18/18

 

 

Luk 18. 8

“…When the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?”

 

Ordinary collectors (antiques, books, cars, etc.) leave their collections this side the grave. You can do better – Collect Truth. Admittedly some earthly “truths” may remain here, but the Prime Truths will go with you to heaven, where He who is Truth (Joh 14.6), welcomes Truth, & where all lies are forever excluded.

– eab, 1/12/18

 

 

“The simplest way to live more than an average life

is to add an hour to the fresh end of the day.”

– Bruce Fairchild Barton, fr his /The Man Nobody Knows/

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A PRAYER

You’ve known me Lord, since before my birth,

You know every step taken on smooth or rough earth,

You know God, my true assessed worth,

You know my dryness, my soul’s dearth.

I plead, do with me as You will.

2

Search, O Savior, this heart of mine,

From all evil it un-entwine,

Make my heart now wholly, always Thine.

Allow me to fully with Divinity combine,

With holiness and pure fire my soul fill.

3

Keep me forever from the counterfeit,

Let my path be eternally lit,

Till at last I, in heaven humbly sit,

All by your mercy – every whit!

Help me to take from You Your strong pill.

– eab, Nov. 2008

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You’ve known me Lord, since before my birth,

You know every step taken on smooth or rough earth,

You know God my true assessed worth,

You know my dryness, my souls dearth.

I plead, do with me as You will.

 

Search, O Savior this heart of mine,

From all evil it un-entwine,

Make my heart now wholly, always Thine.

Allow me to fully with Divinity combine,

With holiness and pure fire my soul fill.

 

Keep me forever from the counterfeit,

Let my path be eternally lit,

Till at last I, in heaven humbly sit,

All by your mercy – every whit!

Help me take from You every strong pill.

                – eab, 11/19/08

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