Reflections on Relationships

Victoria Elliot

READ : Isaiah 40:31, Psalm 91:1-16   Relationships come in many forms. I have just finished reading Under Fire* by Oliver North, where I noted at least eight different relationships in which he stood. For example: husband to wife, father to children, lieutenant to marines, instructor to students, defendant to attorney, author to reader, head of a secret government group to Congress, and believer to God. Relationships can be pictured by drawing a wheel. The vertical spoke represents our relationship …

Reflections on Prayer

Victoria Elliot

READ : James 5:13-18, Daniel 6:10-12   S. D. Gordon comments: “The greatest thing anyone can do for God and man is pray. It is not the only thing; but it is the chief thing. The greatest people of the earth today are the people who pray. I do not mean those who talk about prayer; nor those who say they believe in prayer; nor those who can explain about prayer; but those who take time to pray.” The following …

Reflections on Rest

Victoria Elliot

READ : Matthew 11:20-30   One of the most blessed invitations we read in the Bible says, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest . . . . For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” We live in a weary world! The soldier is tired of war; the rulers are weighed down with complex problems; the laborer is weary. Where can real, satisfying rest be found? What should …

Reflections on the Sea of Galilee

Victoria Elliot

READ : Matthew 4:18-22, Mark 4:1, 35-41   The Sea of Galilee was another important place in Jesus’ earthly life – and the highlight of my trip to Israel. Our Sunday church service was held on a small boat in the middle of the sea. The boat’s engine was stopped; the water was calm; the minister spoke. He read Mark 4 and talked about Christ walking on the water and calming the boisterous sea. He compared us as being in …

Reflections on Evangelism

Victoria Elliot

READ : Ephesians 6:10-13, Matthew 9:35-38   Have you heard of the “10-40 window”? It is featured in the a.d. 2000 movement, a ministry mobilizing people to pray for evangelizing the world by the year 2000. The Lord’s last command was to go into all the world. But there are two difficulties – plenty of harvest, but few laborers! The Lord accompanies His command with the words, “You Pray.” The “10-40 window” is an area between the 10th and 40th latitude …