Entries by David Ball

The Value of God’s Word

If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. John 8:31 Some people like to work out. They enjoy the exercise and seeing the results in their physique. But I dread working out. And I complain while I’m working out. But after I’m done, I’m glad that I did it.That’s what it’s like […]

Our Joy

Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. 3 For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. James 1:2 A wise father who sent his son to college promised to give him a monthly allowance. But […]

Songs in the Night

But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. Acts 16:25 The world watches with great interest when a Christian faces adversity. Every one of us faces hardship. We all lose loved ones. We each face sickness and encounter difficulties and hardships in life. […]

Present and Accounted For

For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you. Hebrews 13:5 I remember once when I was a young believer when I didn’t feel God’s presence. I woke up one morning and just didn’t have the warm fuzzy feeling I had the night before. And being new in the faith and […]

Rejoice

Though the fig tree may not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines; though the labor of the olive may fail, and the fields yield no food; though the flock may be cut off from the fold, and there be no herd in the stalls—yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in […]

Worry into Prayer

Be anxious for nothing but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6 There are so many things today that cause people to worry. There are the worries of the world. There are worries in our country, including the threat of terrorism. Then there are […]

A Good Question

If a man dies, shall he live again? All the days of my hard service I will wait, till my change comes. Job 14:14 The book of Job is one of the oldest books of the Bible. In Job the question is asked, “If a man dies, shall he live again?” That is a great […]

Leaving a Legacy

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. 3 John 1:4 When David was on his deathbed, he called for his son Solomon. Solomon was going to carry on his reign as king, and here is what David said to him, “As for you, my son Solomon, know the […]

Decide Today

Work hard to show the results of your salvation, obeying God with deep reverence and fear. For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him. Philippians 2:12-13 In 1787, on the final day of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, a woman known as Mrs. Powell said […]

Keep Your Eye on the Ball

Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead. Philippians 3:13 When I started learning to play baseball one thing our coach always said was ‘keep your eye on the ball’. Watching the ball is […]