Sunday, September 30, 2012

His Cleansing Power

"God has commanded us to be holy, to open ourselves up to his cleansing redeeming power." ~ Middendorf

Breathe Life or Kill Which Will it Be?

"We women, as influencers, can either breathe life into our men or we can kill them. Woe to us for quenching the life out of our men." ~ Mary Kassian(True Woman '12)

Devote Yourself to His Word

‎"Jesus has revealed Himself in the Scripture. If we want to know Him, if we want to know the Truth, we must devote ourselves to the reading, study, and meditation of His Word" ~ Nancy Leigh DeMoss

Covenant Keeping Marriage

"Most foundationally, marriage is the doing of God. And ultimately, marriage is the display of God. It displays the covenant-keeping love between Christ and his people to the world in a way that no other event or institution does. Marriage, therefore, is not mainly about being in love. It’s mainly about telling the truth with our lives. And staying married is not about staying in love. It is about keeping covenant and putting the glory of Christ’s covenant-keeping love on display." ~ John Piper

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Duties and Evil Habits

"Let me leave no height of duty behind me unattempted, nor any evil habit unassaulted." ~ John Baillie (as quoted in Gary Thomas's book "Every Body Matters")

Friday, September 28, 2012

New Riches

"Every time we read this Word there are new riches to be found." ~ Janet Parshall (at True Woman '12)

Are You too Comfortable

"We have become dangerously comfortable. Believers ooze with wealth & let their addictions to comfort & security numb the radical urgency of the Gospel." ~ Francis Chan (Erasing Hell)

Thursday, September 27, 2012

True Fulfillment & Joy

‎"True fulfillment and joy are found through discovering why God made us and then embracing that created purpose and design." ~ Nancy Leigh DeMoss

Survival or Revival?

"When the rhythm of my soul is survival instead of revival, I come unglued." ~ Lysa TerKeurst

Can't Control...

"I can’t control the things that happen to me each day, but I can control how I think about them." ~ Lysa TerKeurst (Unglued page 23)

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Pray Because

"I pray because I can't help myself. I pray because I'm helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time, waking and sleeping. It doesn't change God ~ it changes me." ~ C.S. Lewis

Stand on the Truth of the Word of God

‎"Dear LORD, I’ll admit, sometimes I feel far from You. But today, I am not going to be a woman who is lead by her feelings. I am going to be a woman who stands on the truth of Your Word. I am in Jesus. He is in me. And we are both in You. Hallelujah." ~ Sharon Jaynes

Jesus Was Tired and Thirsty

"I take comfort knowing Jesus got tired, because I get tired. Jesus knows when you get tired. And He certainly knows when you get thirsty." ~ Janet Parshall (at True Woman '12)

For the Next Generation

‎"All of us—not just those with physical offspring—share in the responsibility of giving birth to and preserving a heritage of godliness to hand to the next generation." ~ Nancy Leigh DeMoss (from Singled Out for Him)

Say: "Yes, Lord, Yes!"

"Whatever the particular call is, the particular sacrifice God asks you to make, the particular cross He wishes you to embrace, whatever the particular path He wants you to tread, will you rise up, and say in your heart, "Yes, Lord, I accept it; I submit, I yield, I pledge myself to walk in that path, and to follow that Voice, and to trust Thee with the consequences"? Oh! but you say, "I don't know what He will want next." No, we none of us know that, but we know we shall be safe in His hands." ~ Catherine Booth

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Count the Cost

It costs something to be a true Christian. Let that never be forgotten. To be a mere nominal Christian, and go to church, is cheap and easy work. But to hear Christ’s voice, follow Christ, believe in Christ, and confess Christ, requires much self-denial. It will cost us our sins, our self-righteousness, our ease, and our worldliness. All- all must be given up. We must fight an enemy who comes against us with thousands of followers. We must build a tower in troubled times. Our Lord Jesus Christ would have us thoroughly understand this. He bids us “count the cost.” ~ J. C. Ryle

Prayer Is...

"Prayer is not a way of making use of God; prayer is a way of offering ourselves to God in order that He should be able to make use of us." ~ Barclay

Love & Respect

‎"When he honors her as first in importance and she respects him as first among equals, their marriage works." ~ Dr. Emerson Eggerichs (from "Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs")

Conflict's Role

"To enjoy your marriage, you have to learn not to be afraid of conflict and even to appreciate its necessary role in building a relationship." ~ Gary Thomas

Monday, September 24, 2012

Your Attitude

‎"My cross is not my wheelchair. My cross, that I take up and die to daily, is my Attitude about that wheelchair." ~ Joni Eareckson Tada (at True Woman '12)

Praise & Adore Him

"In worship we praise and adore the One who forgives, loves, and equips." ~C. Hosher

Obedience Is a Choice

"Obedience is an important part of our relationship with our children; it’s not the most important quality. Without the freedom to reject God, we are powerless to choose Him. Obedience is a choice. To fear our children’s poor choices is to teach them to be afraid of freedom. Honor brings power to relationships and the individuals in those relationships. In order to cast out anxiety in our children, we must first cast it out in ourselves. Loving on purpose means that we learn to let perfect love cast out our fear, let perfect love bring out the best in us, and make perfect love the bottom line in our homes, as it is in Heaven." ~ Danny Lee Silk

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Lives & Marriages in the Christian Community

"Too many lives and marriages are in shambles within the “Christian” community because we think we can dabble with sin and no one will ever know. Guard your minds, your eyes, and your actions." ~ M.E. Anderson

Getting Even...

“Getting even” is not the response of the surrendered heart. ~ Middendorf

Affliction is a Bitter Root, But...

‎"When God lays men upon their backs, then they look up to heaven. God’s smiting His people is like the musician’s striking upon the violin, which makes it put forth melodious sound. How much good comes to the saints by affliction! When they are pounded they send forth their sweetest smell. Affliction is a bitter root, but it bears sweet fruit." ~ Thomas Watson

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Be Used by Jesus!

‎"If Satan can't have our souls, he is perfectly content at keeping us useless." ~ Dr. Juli Slattery (at True Woman '12)

The Question is...

‎"The question isn't the spiritual state of the union. The real issue is the spiritual state of the church." ~ Janet Parshall (from True Woman '12)

Entertainment Vs. Preaching

"I believe it is unbiblical to elevate entertainment over preaching and to put public relations ahead of worship in our church services." ~ John MacArthur

Friday, September 21, 2012

Earnest Intercession

‎"Earnest intercession will be sure to bring love with it. I do not believe you can hate a man for whom you habitually pray. If you dislike any brother Christian, pray for him doubly, not only for his sake, but for your own, that you may be cured of prejudice and saved from all unkind feeling." ~ C.H. Spurgeon

Where Is Your Mission Field?

‎"The mission field is the ground beneath our own two feet." ~ Janet Parshall (from True Woman '12)

Do You Love People?

"If we truly love people, we won’t deny their sin but help them find the remedy. We will stand next to them as fellow-sinners, and tell them Jesus died for us all. It’s the old description of true evangelism: one beggar telling another beggar where to find food. They may or may not respond to Jesus. That’s not up to us. But we can pray that one day they will embrace the One they long for." ~ Randy Alcorn

A Big World

"Pay attention to life outside of your local sphere—there's a big world out there beyond your community, country, family, church, and comfort zone." ~ M. Ellen

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Christian Stewardship

"As Christians we are stewards of the resources God gives us for serving the human community. Our vocations are one avenue for doing God’s work in the world. Stewardship is the cultivation of resources for God. The Bible tells us that one of the most important resources God has given us is our gifts, aptitudes, talents, and abilities." ~ Tim Keller

Holiness is...

"Holiness in the home isn’t a stale doctrine about solemn living, but rather a practical lifestyle that conforms to a heart committed to loving God in everything." ~ Stan Toler

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

See As He Sees...Then It's NOT Trivial

"If we could ever see our sin as God sees it, surely we would weep and mourn. But we’re so good at looking at our sin in comparison with everything and everyone else that it doesn’t bother us that much. We trivialize sin, but sin is no trivial matter." ~ Nancy Leigh DeMoss

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Give Him Your Obedience, Not Your Excuses...

"God does not tells to do things we cannot accomplish. The Lord wants our obedience, not our excuses. The Lord accomplishes great things through weak people. The important thing to remember is that it is God's power, not our own, that accomplishes His plan." ~ John MacArthur

Monday, September 17, 2012

Strength for Now

"God never gives strength for tomorrow, or for the next hour, but only for the strain of the minute." ~ Oswald Chambers

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Are You at Home With Your Identity in Christ?

"When a woman is at home with who she is in God, she can see her physical home as a life-giving source of ministry to her family and to everyone that God brings through her front door." ~ Phyllis Stanley

Commonplace Religion

“Let me beg you, not to rest contented with the commonplace religion that is now so prevalent.” ~ Adoniram Judson

Reach Out Regardless...

"Regardless of how we feel, we can choose to give thanks, to obey God, and to reach out to others." ~ Nancy Leigh DeMoss (Lies Women Believe and the Truth That Sets Them Free)

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Which Kingdom Are You Building?

"Abundance isn’t God’s provision for me to live in luxury. It’s His provision for me to help others live. God entrusts me with this money not to build my kingdom on earth, but to build His kingdom in heaven." ~ Randy Alcorn (The Treasure Principle Page 77)

My Greatest Contribution

“I realized early on that raising my children was going to be my greatest contribution to a time that I would not see.” ~ Dennis Rainey

Do Your Best

"Make it a point to do something everyday that you find challenging and apply yourself to be the best." ~ David Brannon

Pray, Grow Serve, Give

‎"...when pastors and church leaders develop Spirit-led cultures that connect people to Christ, community and their calling, pastor and church staff burnout becomes obsolete as vibrant members of the body of Christ actively pray, grow, serve and give." ~ Jason Pankau and Michael Lee Stallard

Lack of Physical Discipline...

"The lack of physical discipline can assault spiritual vibrancy. A constantly full stomach can foster a chronically depleted soul." ~ Gary Thomas (Every Body Matters) http://tinyurl.com/9vtvm5q

Friday, September 14, 2012

The Love of Money

“Money never stays with me. It would burn me if it did. I throw it out of my hands as soon as possible, lest it should find its way into my heart.” ~ John Wesley

Peace

"We are not a peace with others because we are not at peace with ourselves, and we are not at peace with ourselves because we are not at peace with God." ~ Thomas Merton

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Manage His Assets Wisely

“A Steward manages assets for the owner’s benefit. The steward carried no sense of entitlement to the assets he manages. It’s his job to find out what the owner wants done with his assets, then carry out his will.” ~ Randy Alcorn (The Treasure Principle p. 25)

When God Closes A Door

‎"Don't let failure or disappointment cut you off from God or make you think that the future is hopeless. When God closes one door, He often opens another door - if we seek it." ~ Billy Graham

Prove It

"Sometimes we don't need another chance to express how we feel or to ask someone to understand our situation. Sometimes we just need a firm kick in the pants. An unsmiling expectation that if we mean all these wonderful things we talk about and sing about, then lets see something to prove it." ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Walk Your talk

"Walking your talk is a great way to motivate yourself. No one likes to live a lie. Be honest with yourself, and you will find the motivation to do what you advise others to do." ~ Vince Poscente

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Thankful for Pain, Sorrow & Affliction

"By affliction God teaches us many precious lessons, which without it, we would never learn. By affliction He shows us our emptiness and weakness, draws us to the throne of grace, purifies our affections, weans us from the world, and makes us long for heaven." ~ J.C. Ryle

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Need A Clean Heart

"Every soul that has felt the pardoning love of the heavenly Father will sooner or later feel the need of a clean heart." ~ L.D. Sharp, September 7, 1942

Discipline

"The surest test of discipline is its absence." ~ Clara Barton

Monday, September 10, 2012

Success Requires

"The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty." ~ Zig Ziglar

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Integrity

"Integrity is not a given factor in everyone's life. It is a result of self-discipline, inner trust, and a decision to be relentlessly honest in all situations in our lives." ~ John Maxwell

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Go to Extremes...

"I believe God wants us to love others so much that we go to extremes to help them." ~ Francis Chan

Sparkle and Shine

"People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within." ~ Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Friday, September 7, 2012

What He Is Up to...

"God is God. Because He is God, He is worthy of my trust and obedience. I will find rest nowhere but in His holy will, a will that is unspeakably beyond my largest notions of what He is up to." ~ Elisabeth Elliot

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Prayer of the Heart

"We must pray literally without ceasing - without ceasing; in every occurrence and employment of our lives. I mean that prayer of the heart which is independent of place or situation, or which is, rather, a habit of lifting up the heart to God, as in a constant communication with Him." ~ Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Lead with Honor

"In a culture of honor, leaders lead with honor by courageously treating people according to the names God gives them and not according to the aliases they receive from people." ~ Danny Lee Silk

Wait on God

"I think Christians fail so often to get answers to their prayers because they do not wait long enough on God. They just drop down and say a few words, and then jump up and forget it and expect God to answer them. Such praying always reminds me of the small boy ringing his neighbor's door-bell, and then running away as fast as he can go." ~ E. M. Bounds

Purpose of Prayer

"The purpose of all prayer is to find God's will and to make that will our prayer." ~ Catherine Marshall

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A Worthy Education

"A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education." ~ Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919)

Education is Preparation

"At their best, Christian colleges, universities, and seminaries seek to prepare their students to care deeply, think biblically, work competently, witness faithfully, lead strategically, relate ethically, live gratefully, and study continually." ~E. Lebron Fairbanks

There is a great need...

"But there is a very great need everywhere of this church - not narrow, not partisan, nor sectarian, but in a spirit of love as broad as the gospel - to preach holiness and organize the results of our ministry for aggressive and continuous work. No mission field at this time is so essential for the redemption of the world from sin as the preaching and establishing of holiness in America." ~ P. F. Bresee

Attitude

"God often comforts us, not by changing the circumstances of our lives, but by changing our attitude toward them." ~ S.H.B. Masterman

Monday, September 3, 2012

What Really Matters?

"Our greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at things in life that don't really matter." ~ Francis Chan

Your Prayer List

"Let your prayer-list bear the names of those for whom you pray....Thus the Inner chamber will really become a wonder of God's goodness and a fountain of great joy. It will become the most blessed place on earth." ~ Andrew Murray

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Revival Requires...

"If revival depended on you -- your prayers, your faith, your obedience -- would your church ever experience revival?" ~ Del Fehsenfeld Jr.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Changed Men

"They become changed men themselves before they went out to change others." ~ William Penn

16 So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! 18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: ~ 2 Corinthians 5:16-18 (NIV 1984)

2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. ~ Romans 12:2 (NIV 1984)