It’s impossible to even estimate the impact godly women have had on this world! For instance: Godly mothers have affected the destiny of countless millions by their influence in the home. George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, D.L. Moody (evangelist), Hudson Taylor (missionary), Charles Spurgeon (pastor), R.A. Torrey (pastor, evangelist, Bible teacher), Chuck Smith (pastor/Bible teacher), Jack Hayford (pastor/Bible teacher), and James Dobson (psychologist/author) all testify to the shaping influence of their mothers.
Believers are called to an uncompromising surrender of the will — period! All true followers of Christ eventually come to points of what might be called a crisis of the faith — an encounter with the Lord where we face a decision that must be made: “My will or His will be done.”
Should we choose a path other than the one the Lord has for us the result will be “an unsatisfied life” — a life that lacks the confidence that we are safely abiding in the will of God; that we are in the center of His will, directed and protected by His very Presence.
How little have we lived in the likeness of the Son, and in sympathy with Him--for God and His glory alone. Let us take time, until the Holy Spirit discover it to us, and we see how wanting we have been in this. True knowledge and confession of sin are the sure path to deliverance. (Adapted from Andrew Murray, With Christ in the School of Prayer)
Although David was a great warrior and king, he knew that all good things come from the hand of God – including victory over the enemies of Israel. David’s life is a model of God’s faithfulness, even during times when our sinful natures separate us from His holy will.
David’s prayer recognizes the unchangeableness of God. He is the same God today as the One who delivered Israel from Egypt, who delivered David from Saul, who delivered Daniel from the den of lions, and who delivers us from sin and death. And, like David, all we need do is call upon His name.
James Hudson Taylor (1832-1905) was born in Yorkshire, England. He went to China in 1854, after studying medicine and theology, to become a missionary with the China Evangelization Society.