"For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country" (Hebrews 11:13-16)

- all we need to do is to appropriate it.

Mark 16 Verses 1-8

Both Marys were committed to the Lord, even after His death. The day after His crucification they wanted to honour Him by anoinitng His body i.e. I presume to prepare it properly for burrrial. While on their way, their focus was such that they didn't seem to fear the very possible negetive reaction of the religious leaders; rather their greatest concern was for "Who [would] roll away the stone" from the enterance of the tomb for them.

Read more: A completed and victorious work

Yesterday I was listening to a hymn from a CD of hymns sung at one of  Billy Graham's Crusades. The hymn was taken form Psalm 23:6 and  stirred my spirit. 

“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:  and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever." 

Read more: Where is my hope and assurance?

He hath showed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?  (Mic 6:8)

At the end of the day, knowing God is not part of some deep secret that has been hidden from us. In fact God not only clearly demonstrates who He is through the world around us (Ro 1:20), but He also states clearly in His word how we can know Him.

Read more: The complexities of knowing God

Matthew 13:18-23, Mark 4:14-20, Luke 8:11-25

Luke puts it plainly and clearly, “The seed is the word of God.”

The beginning of all things was the God Word (Genesis 1:3; God spoke and it was) and the end of all things will be the same Word; when we each will stand before His throne and hear either, “Come, blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world” or “Depart from Me, you cursed, into everlasting fire prepared for the Devil and his angels” (Matthew 25:34 & 41).

Read more: The Parable of the Sower: the application

Mark 11: 24 says, "Therefore I say to you, All things, whatever you ask, praying, believe that you shall receive them, and it will be to you."

What a great verse which supports the promise that God will supply all our needs according to His richers in Glory" (Philippians 4:14). Since His riches are limitless does this really mean that my desires are His command?

Read more: What am I asking for?