Sunday, July 24, 2016

Thank HIM

Thank God every morning when you get up that you have something to do which must be done, whether you like it or not. Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance, self-control, diligence, strength of will, content, and a hundred other virtues which the idle never know. ~ Charles Kingsley

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Sow a Thought...

Sow a thought, reap an act; sow an act, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny. ~ Author Unknown

Friday, July 22, 2016

For You It Is Sin

Whatever weakens your reason, impairs the tenderness of your conscience, obscures your sense of God, or takes off the relish for spiritual things then it is sin for you, however innocent it may be in itself. ~ Susanna Wesley

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Jesus Loves All People

Jesus loves all people regardless of their social standing, economic circumstances, religious identity, gender, race or background. Jesus came looking for those seeking God and recognizing their need for God's work in their lives. ~ Phil Ware

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Enemy of the Best

'The great enemy of the life of faith in God is not sin but the good which is not good enough. The good is always the enemy of the best." ~ Oswald Chambers

Monday, July 18, 2016

Prayer

"My Lord God,
I have no idea where I am going.
I do not see the road ahead of me.
I cannot know for certain where it will end.
nor do I really know myself,
and the fact that I think I am following your will
does not mean that I am actually doing so.
But I believe that the desire to please you
does in fact please you.
And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing.
I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire.
And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road,
though I may know nothing about it.
Therefore will I trust you always though
I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death.
I will not fear, for you are ever with me,
and you will never leave me to face my perils alone."
~ Thomas Merton

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Self Efforts?

Lord, help us not to be content with tiny self-efforts when you have given us the same Holy Spirit power that filled those who turned the world upside down. Amen. ~ Stan Toler

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Marriage...

"In the ultimate sense, your marriage has nothing to do with your spouse. It has everything to do with your relationship to Jesus Christ." ~ Emerson Eggerichs

Friday, July 15, 2016

Wickedness...



Worrying always results in sin. We tend to think that a little anxiety and worry are simply an indication of how wise we really are, yet it is actually a much better indication of just how wicked we are. Fretting rises from our determination to have our own way. Our Lord never worried and was never anxious, because His purpose was never to accomplish His own plans but to fulfill God’s plans. Fretting is wickedness for a child of God. ~ Oswald Chambers

Thursday, July 14, 2016

The Life Boat

Social reform without the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is like trying to bail water out of a sinking boat with a teaspoon which is trying to stay afloat on the raging sea of sin. Rearranging chairs on the Titanic does not offer life to anyone. Giving people a life boat is what will save them and Jesus Christ is that life boat. He does more than help us survive. He is the Lighthouse by which all ships align so they can arrive safely to the shore as they enjoy life abundantly in the care of His embrace. ~ John Comstock

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Waiting for Life

"For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin - real life. But there are always some obstacles in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life." ~ Alfred D. Souza.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Fed on Excitement

A church fed on excitement is no new testament church at all. The desire for surface stimulation is a sure mark of the fallen nature, the very thing Christ died to deliver us from.
~ A.W. Tozer

Monday, July 11, 2016

Nothing I Fear

Outside the will of God, there's nothing I want. Inside the will of God there's nothing I fear. ~ A.W. Tozer

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Don't Grow too Big

"The Christ we manifest is too small because we ourselves have grown too big," ~ Watchman Nee