What I Believe


Compare yourself with those who on the Lord’s Day hear nothing except the dismal sound of the world. What a privilege it is for you to hear the proclamation of the gospel!
Bakker, Frans.


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Compare yourself with those who on the Lord’s Day hear nothing except the dismal sound of the world. What a privilege it is for you to hear the proclamation of the gospel! Bakker, Frans.

It is difficult to define Hiraeth, but to me it means the consciousness of man being out of his home area and that which is dear to him. That is why it can be felt even among a host of peoples amidst nature's beauty. D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

. . like a Christian yearning for Heaven. . .

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God's Minute

February 1

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual widkedness in high places.--Ephesians 6:10-12

OUR Heavenly Father, we thank Thee for the rest of the night, and the light of this new day. We also thank Thee for food and raiment and for every other blessing which inThy goodness and wisdom Thou hast provided for our need and comfort.

We beseech Thee, grant us grace for the temptations of the day, and strength for every duty that may lie in our pathway. Help us truly to represent Thee today, and to this end may we hide "The Word" in our hearts, that we may not sin against Thee or our fellow men. Grant us the guidance and help of Thy good Spirit. Do Thou protect and defend us from all harm and danger, and when the day's work is done, bing us all again in safety to this, our home.

These things we ask in the Name of and for the sake of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.


James. M. S. Isenburg, D.D.,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


God's Minute

January 16

The Lord shall guide thee continually.--Isaiah 58:11

O GOD, we pray for the grace which we need for the labors and duties of the day. Our hearts are open; our spirits wait upon Thee. The sensitive conscience which leads to right decisions is Thy gift. The loyalty and fidelity which we desire in living as worthy children of our Heavenly Father, Thou alone canst make possible. The patience we so much need to endure the buffetings of life is born of the Divine patience, and must come from Thee. The forbearance which we must have in dealing with others, we derive fromThee. The tenderness and love which lead us to seek out the needy and minister to them, Thou canst supply out of Thine unwasting fulness. We confess our sins, and ask that Thou wilt forgive us as we forgive those who trespass against us. Enlarge our hearts that we may have a great vision of personal holiness, of civic righteousness, of business integrity, of social service, and of missionary conquest. Give us as the ruling passion of our lives, the desire to bring in Thy Kingdom. To this end make us liberal with our gifts, responsive to the call to cervice. Above all, give us constant fellowship with Thyself, through Thy Holy Spirit. May the truth as it is in Jesus make us free and joyous as Thy children. May our daily lives be filled with thanksgiving to Thee, for Thy manifold mercies, and chiefly for the gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ, our Lord.


President Edgar Y. Mullins, D.D., LL.D.,
Louisville, Kentucky


God's Minute

January 4

Keep yourselves in the love of God.--Jude 21

O THOU Eternal Love, Whom Jesus has taught us to call our Father, and in Whom we are learning to trust as our Brother, our Comrade, our Closest Friend, we are not seeking Thee, for we know that Thou art nearer to us every moment than we are to ourselves; we are only wishing and hoping that often, through this day, the thought of Thy nearness to us, of Thy presence with us, may spring into our consciousness, that we may see what Thou art showing us, and know what Thou art telling us, and be ready to take what Thou art giving us, and to do what Thou art bidding us. Help us to feel more than once today that the good thoughts and the good wishes which we find in our hearts are signs of Thy presence there; and may we learn to look for Thee thus, within our own lives, and to rejoice when we find Thee there, and so to become aware, more and more, of what we mean when we speak of the fellowship and communion of the Holy Spirit! We know that Thou art working in us to will and to do of Thy good pleasure; and we know that Thou findest Thy good pleasure in lives made fruitful and beautiful in Thy service. So help us to work with Thee, this day and every day, though Jesus Christ, our Lord.


Washington Gladden, D.D., LL.D.,
Columbus, Ohio