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Prayer
DISTINCTION AND DIFFERENCE
“Ye have wearied the Lord with your words. Yet ye say, Wherein have we wearied him? When ye say, Every one that doeth evil is good in the sight of the Lord, and [He] delighteth in them; or, Where is the God of judgment?”
“Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that [serves] [him] not.”—Mal. 2:17; 3:18.

C. H. Spurgeon, The Pastor in Prayer (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009). 59.
May 7


UNTO THE HILLS AROUND DO I LIFT UP
John D. S. Campbell, 1845–1914
  I will lift up my eyes to the hills—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. (Psalm 121:1, 2)
The more we pursue God’s majesty and greatness, the greater becomes our strength to live victoriously. Each day we need to take time to look away from ourselves and our petty complaints and focus our attention on our Creator God. Someone has observed that it is usually not so much the greatness of our troubles as the littleness of our spirit that makes us disgruntled complainers. A worthy starting point is to find inspiration from some part of God’s creation. For the psalmist, it was looking at the hills all around him, reminders of God’s power and authority. In another portion the psalmist reminds us that in time of need we should flee like a bird to our mountain and there find rest and security (Psalm 11:1). Yet the instruction is clear that though we receive inspirati…
This Little Light of Mine

Is your idea of camping staying in Motel 6 instead of the Holiday Inn? Not us, the Wilson’s are campers. We love to pitch a tent or crawl into our camper and spend the night or the week in the wilderness.

Campers are a special breed. We love the challenges of nature and the adventures of “roughing it.” Over the years I’ve developed a few survival skills. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying I could rival Davy Crockett or actually live off the land.

My survival skills consist of things like: using less than 2 gallons of water to shower, or catching a fish with hundreds of dollars of equipment, or recharging my laptop battery with a power inverter while driving to town. We’re pretty fond of leaving our mountain retreat to drive to town to get an A&W Root Beer Hamburger. Do you get the picture?

I do claim one legitimate survival skill—holding a flashlight steady while someone else fixes something. I came by this skill honestly while just a boy. When Dad n…