Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Mind of Christ

Do you ever sit down and wonder what is wrong with the world? Do you ever ask yourself why it is that Christians seem to have so little influence, why they seem to achieve so little, for all their numbers, in putting the world right? To each of those two questions there is ultimately but one answer. It is this: we lack the mind of Christ.

~ J. Arthur Lewis

HIS Grave is Empty

There are but two essential requirements: First: has anyone cheated death and proved it? Second: Is it available to me? Here is the complete record: Confucius' tomb - occupied. Buddha's tomb - occupied. Mohammed's tomb - occupied. Jesus' tomb - empty. Argue as you will.

~ G. B. Hardy

Friday, January 30, 2009

One Foundational Truth

As Christians we accept one foundational truth - God - and everything else makes sense. An atheist denies God and has to accept incredible explanations for everything else. It takes more faith to deny God than to believe in Him.

~ John MacArthur

Thursday, January 29, 2009


"We must be ready to allow ourselves to be interrupted by God. God will be constantly crossing our paths and cancelling our plans by sending us people with claims and petitions. We may pass them by, preoccupied with our more important tasks, as the priest passed by the man who had fallen among thieves, perhaps - reading the Bible..... it is part of the discipline of humility that we must not spare our hand where it can perform a service and we do not assume that our schedule is our own to manage, but allow it to be arranged by God."

~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

One Secret

“How do you approach the thirst of Jesus? Only one secret - the closer you come to Jesus, the better you will know His thirst. Jesus thirsts even now, in your heart and in the poor - He knows your weakness, He wants only your love, wants only the chance to love you.”

~ Mother Teresa

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Christian Life Is Impossible!

"The Christian life isn't difficult - it is impossible. If we don't know that, we will try to do things ourselves. Faith is not necessary when we think we can do it ourselves. Faith comes along when we realize that we cannot do it on our own."

~ Joseph Garlingen

Monday, January 26, 2009

Spiritual Narcissism

The gentlest form of spiritual narcissism is the idea that one can accomplish one's own spiritual growth... The belief that 'I can do it' is intimately associated with the assumption that 'it is my idea, my desire, to do it.' spiritual narcissism works to deny the realization that our spirituality comes from God.

~ Gerald May

Spiritual Narcissism

"The gentlest form of spiritual narcissism is the idea that one can accomplish one's own spiritual growth... The belief that 'I can do it' is intimately associated with the assumption that 'it is my idea, my desire, to do it.' spiritual narcissism works to deny the realization that our spirituality comes from God."

~ Gerald May

Sunday, January 25, 2009

You Can Do Nothing!

"Every now and again, Our Lord lets us see what we would be like if it were not for Himself; it is a justification of what He said - "Without Me you can do nothing." That is why the bedrock of Christianity is personal, passionate devotion to the Lord Jesus."

~ Oswald Chambers

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Bible Study

Isn't is amazing that almost everyone has an opinion to offer about the Bible, and yet so few have studied it?

~ R. C. Sproul

Friday, January 23, 2009

What is the Bible?

The Bible is one of the greatest blessings bestowed by God on the children of men. It has God for its Author, salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture for its matter. It is all pure, all sincere; nothing too much; nothing wanting!

~ Locke

Thursday, January 22, 2009

What are you interested in?

If we are not interested in the Word of God, can we really be interested in God?

~ Robert Godfrey

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Don't worry about...

Don't worry about what you do not understand... Worry about what you do understand in the Bible but do not live by.

~ Corrie Ten Boom

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

What is the source of your power?

I went to hear Mr. Moody with no other idea than to have something to laugh at. I knew he was no scholar, and I felt sure I could find many flaws in his argument. But I found I could not get at the man. He stood there hiding behind the Bible and just fired one Bible text after another at me till they went home to my heart straight as bullets from a rifle. I tell you, Moody's power is in the way he has his Bible at the tip of his tongue.

~ Anonymous Convert

Monday, January 19, 2009

Are you educated?

No man is uneducated who knows the Bible, and no one is wise who is ignorant of its teachings.

~ Samuel Chadwick

Sunday, January 18, 2009

God's Love

Those who are readiest to trust God without other evidence than His Word always receive the greatest number of visible evidences of His love.

~ Charles C. G. Trumbull

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Pliant in His Hands

What God asks is a will which will no longer be divided between Him and any creature, a will pliant in His hands, which neither desires anything nor refuses anything, which wants without reservation everything which He wants, and which never, under any pretext, wants anything which He does not want.

~ Francois Fenelon

Friday, January 16, 2009

The Pearl

I exhort you and beseech you in the bowels of Christ, faint not, weary not. There is a great necessity of heaven; you must have it. All other things, as houses, lands, children, husband, friends, country, credit, health, wealth, honour, may be let go; but heaven is your one thing necessary, the good part that shall not be taken from you. See that you buy the field where the pearl is. Sell all, and make a purchase of salvation. Think it not easy; for it is a steep ascent to eternal glory; many are lying dead by the way, that were slain with security.

~ Samuel Rutherford

Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Spirit of the Times

If the church marries herself to the spirit of the times, she will find herself a widow in the next generation.

~ Charles Stanley

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

What Kind of Example?

It does not matter whether you are a good or bad example of a Christian, to the unsaved your life may be their only example.

~ Anonymous

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

85 Percent Faithful

A wife who is 85% faithful to her husband is not faithful at all. There is no such thing as part-time loyalty to Jesus Christ.

~ Vance Havner

Monday, January 12, 2009

What Are You?

You are either a Christian or you are not a Christian; you cannot be partly a Christian. You are either "dead" or "alive"; you are either "born" or "not born".

~ Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Sunday, January 11, 2009


My basic principle is that you don't make decisions because they are easy; you don't make them because they are cheap; you don't make them because they're popular; you make them because they're right.

~ Theodore Hesburgh

Saturday, January 10, 2009

You ARE a Missionary

Every man is a missionary, now and forever, for good or for evil, whether he intends or designs it or not. He may be a blot radiating his dark influence outward to the very circumference of society, or he may be a blessing spreading benediction over the length and breadth of the world. But a blank he cannot be: there are no moral blanks; there are no neutral characters.

~ Thomas Chalmers

Friday, January 9, 2009

Changed Lives

Many times we are content with sitting on the sidelines, always hearing about other's lives being changed in huge ways and God being so important in their life. We go to church and hear people talk about what God has been doing in their life. We go to events and conferences that we hope will microwave our Christian maturity to well done. We read books on how other's lives were changed. And that is good enough for us, but deep down inside, we wish we could have that happen in our own life. So we make promises to try harder. We recommit our lives to Jesus. We might begin having devotions more often. But, after a while, the desire dies off and the excitement has turned into duty and we give up. Obedience makes the difference in a life that is sold out for God. It is seeing what God does with our attitude of following what He has in the Bible that brings about change in our hearts and a Christian walk that is on fire.

~ Zach Conrad

Thursday, January 8, 2009

God's Word Changes...

The income of God's Word is the outcome of a changed life.

~ Ed Cole

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


For you who wonder if you've played too long to change, take courage from Jacob's legacy. No man is too bad for God. To transform a riverboat gambler into a man of faith would be no easy task. But for God, it was all in a night's work.

~ Max Lucado

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

God's Word is...

God's word is-
1. Supernatural in origin;
2. Eternal in duration;
3. Inexpressible in valour;
4. Infinite in scope;
5. Regenerative in power;
6. Infallible in authority;
7. Universal in application;
8. Inspired in totality.
Read it through, write it down; pray it in; work it out; pass it on.
The word of God changes a man until he becomes an Epistle of God.

~ Smith Wigglesworth

Monday, January 5, 2009

If you are stuck...

If you feel stuck, bring your whole self to Christ, not just the problem, but you. Ask God to change your heart. Commit yourself to pray to that end. It's God's heart to give good gifts to His children.

~ Sheila Walsh

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Say, "Yes, Lord, Yes!"

"What you need to do, is to put your will over completely into the hands of your Lord, surrendering to Him the entire control of it. Say, "Yes, Lord, YES!" to everything, and trust Him to work in you to will, as to bring your whole wishes and affections into conformity with His own sweet, and lovable, and most lovely will. It is wonderful what miracles God works in wills that are utterly surrendered to Him. He turns hard things into easy, and bitter things into sweet. It is not that He puts easy things in the place of the hard, but He actually changes the hard thing into an easy one."

~ Hannah Whitall Smith

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Choose to...

When we choose to forgive the victory is attainable. When bad things happen, good CAN come out of it! Romans 8:28 declares it is so! My life declares it is so and I am not alone in that statement. So many people have looked evil in the face and said, "I will find good in this." Some times the evil and bad things are changed or converted or whatever and sometimes it is US that is changed. But ALL things work for good and can bring about change for the good.

~ Elizabeth Fabiani

Friday, January 2, 2009

Promise of Change

"Everyone wants to change, but change demands desire and discipline before it becomes delightful. There is always the agony of choice before the promise of change."

Larry Lea

Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Year's Resolution

A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.

~Author Unknown

First Day of January

Every man should be born again on the first day of January. Start with a fresh page. Take up one hole more in the buckle if necessary, or let down one, according to circumstances; but on the first of January let every man gird himself once more, with his face to the front, and take no interest in the things that were and are past.

~Henry Ward Beecher

2009 - A New Year

"A new year – a book of blank pages waiting to be filled. It is easy to fall prey to doubts and questions about unknown days before me. But maybe God’s will for my life is far greater than knowing what path my life will take, what career choice I will make or what job change will occur. Maybe God’s will is simply for me to serve Him and love Him and share His love with others. So simple, yet so complete. There is no need for lofty resolutions, no need for fear – I will begin my days with prayer; I will listen, and God and I will walk together. He will help me through the rest, one day at a time."

~ Author Unknown