Friday, January 31, 2014

Raise Up Disciples for Jesus

“The greatest gift a church can receive is to have a group of families who take their responsibilities with such Christian seriousness that they are willing to completely alter their lifestyle to raise up disciples for Jesus Christ.” Abraham Kuyper

Disciple Makers

"Each of us, wherever we are in the world, can do our part to be disciple makers. In doing so, we reflect the nature of Christ—Christlikeness—with people desperately in need of his love." ~ Frank M. Moore

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Is HE Enough?

"Radical obedience to Christ is not easy... It's not comfort, not health, not wealth, and not prosperity in this world. Radical obedience to Christ risks losing all these things. But in the end, such risk finds its reward in Christ. And he is more than enough for us." ~ David Platt

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Service to Others

"We are no longer ruled by sinful self-serving habits and desires, but by this generous love that originates with God and flows through us into loving service to others." ~ Sam Vassel

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Who Do You Fear?

"We fear men so much, because we fear God so little." ~ William Gurnall

Monday, January 27, 2014

Find the Error

"A sum can be put right: but only by going back till you find the error and working it afresh from that point, never by simply going on.” ~ C.S. Lewis

You Must Decide

"Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness." ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

God's Megaphone

"God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world." ~ C. S. Lewis

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Disobedience Voids Joy & Hope

"The Christian living in disobedience also lives devoid of joy and hope. But when he begins to understand that Christ has delivered him from the reign of sin, when he begins to see that he is united to Him who has all power and authority and that it is possible to walk in obedience, he begins to have hope, and as he hopes in Christ, he begins to have joy. In the strength of this joy, he begins to overcome the sins that have so easily entangle him. He then finds that the joy of a holy walk is infinitely more satisfying than the fleeting pleasures of sin. But to experience this joy, we must make some choices. We must choose to forsake sin, not only because it is defeating to us but because it grieves the heart of God.”  ~ Jerry Bridges

Friday, January 24, 2014

Being Holy

“Being holy . . . does not mean being perfect but being whole; it does not mean being exceptionally religious or being religious at all; it means being liberated from religiosity and religious pietism of any sort; it does not mean being morally better, it meas being exemplary; it does not mean being godly, but rather being truly human.”  ~ William Stringfellow

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Spiritual Dryness

"It is precisely in times of spiritual dryness that we must hold on to our spiritual discipline so that we can grow into new intimacy with God." ~ Henri J. M. Nouwen

Heroes of Faith

“The heroes of faith in Hebrews 11 ... obeyed by faith ... obedience is the pathway to holiness ... no one will become holy apart from a life of faith. Faith enables us to claim the promises of God, but it also enables us to obey the commands of God.” ~ Jerry Bridges (Holiness Day by Day)

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Stop the Insanity

"Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for - in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it." ~ Ellen Goodman

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Always Be Faithful

"Be faithful when no one is looking. It's toughest to be faithful when we seem

 to be overlooked."  ~ Wesley Martin

Monday, January 20, 2014

Forgiveness Is...

"Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Cause for Regret

"Life should not be estimated exclusively by the standard of dollars and cents. I am not disposed to complain that I have planted and others have gathered the fruits. A man has cause for regret only when he sows and no one reaps." ~ Charles Goodyear

Wisdom of God

"The wisdom of God devised a way for the love of God to deliver sinners from the wrath of God while not compromising the righteousness of God." ~ John Piper

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Venue for Generosity

“Money is but one venue for generosity. Kindness is an even more valuable currency.” ~ Alan Cohen

A Positive Push

“Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push…A smile. A word of optimism and hope. And knowing you can do it when things are tough.” ~ Richard M. DeVos

Friday, January 17, 2014

Be a Gift

Be a gift to everyone who enters your life, and to everyone whose life you enter. Be careful not to enter another’s life if you cannot be a gift. (You can always be a gift, because you always are the gift — yet sometimes you don’t let yourself know that.)” ~ Neale Donald Walsch (Conversations With God: An Uncommon Dialogue, Vol.2)

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Ask God to Purify Us...

"If Matthew is correct that our words flow from our hearts, then the only way to get a hold of our words is to get a hold of our hearts and ask God to purify us so our speech will be more representative of how Christ would want us to conduct our lives." ~ Craig


"A mother's encouragement takes away the fear of failure - confirming you have nothing to lose. A father's encouragement takes away the fear of victory - confirming you have everything to win." ~ Jay K. Payleitner

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Pray for the Blessing of God

"Even when we pray for the blessing of God’s own glory to rest upon us, we find the fulfillment not by thinking about ourselves but by looking to Jesus. Likeness to God’s beauty comes by reflection. We are conformed to his image as we look at the original. It is the Spirit-given vision of the beauty of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ that transforms us to share in that beauty." ~ Edmund P. Clowney

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Holy Through and Through

“We are women, and my plea is Let me be a woman, holy through and through, asking for nothing but what God wants to give me, receiving with both hands and with all my heart whatever that is.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot

Monday, January 13, 2014

Holiness Is...

“Holiness does not consist in doing extraordinary things. It consists in accepting, with a smile, what Jesus sends us. It consists in accepting and following the will of God.” ~ Mother Teresa (In My Own Words)

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Greater Opportunities

“If you are all the Lord’s, He has you now where at this time you can best glorify Him. . . . He cannot give you greater opportunities and possibilities unless you exhaust those He has given you.” ~ Phineas F. Bresee

Pursue Holiness

“Nothing cuts the nerve of the desire to pursue holiness as much as a sense of guilt. On the contrary, nothing so motivates us to deal with sin in our lives as does the understanding and application of the two truth that our sins are forgiven and the dominion of sin is broken because of our union with Christ.” ~ Jerry Bridges 

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Social Holiness

“Holy solitaries' is a phrase no more consistent with the Gospel than holy adulterers. The Gospel of Christ knows no religion but social; no holiness, but social holiness.”  ~ John Wesley

Friday, January 10, 2014

Fame or Glory

“Why would we want fame, when God promises us glory? Why would we be seeking the wealth of the world when the wealth of heaven is ours? Why would we run for a crown that will perish with time, when we're called to win a crown that is imperishable?” ~ Paul Washer

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Holiness Is Simple

“Holiness consists simply in doing God's will, and being just what God wants us to be.” ~ Thérèse de Lisieux

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

As You Start This New Year

"As You Start This New Year... is one of your resolutions to start reading your Bible every day? Is this an area where you’ve been on-again, off-again, and you’d like to become consistent and regular in reading God’s Word every day this year? If you’ll allow the Holy Spirit to help you this year, you can win this victory in your life. And if you lapse and unintentionally skip a few days, don’t let the devil condemn you. Ask for forgiveness and get back on schedule." ~ Rick Renner

Saved by the Blood

"All that Christ did and suffered would have been necessary had only one human soul been the object of redemption; and nothing different and nothing more would have been required had every child of Adam been saved through his blood." ~ Charles Hodge

Binds Us Together

"What binds us together is not common education, common race, common income levels, common politics, common nationality, common accents, common jobs, or anything else of that sort. Christians come together because they have all been loved by Jesus himself. They are a band of natural enemies who love one another for Jesus’ sake." ~ D. A. Carson  (Love in Hard Places)

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Confront Lies

"When lies are not confronted, callings are not fulfilled." ~ Steven Furtick

Monday, January 6, 2014

Partnering with God

"God doesn’t call us to laziness. We’re not here to sit back and do nothing. Rather, faith is about us partnering with God to do his will in impacting the world for his purpose." ~ M.E. Anderson

Paradox of Prayer

"The paradox of prayer is that it asks for a serious effort while it can only be received as a gift.  We cannot plan, organize or manipulate God; but without a careful discipline, we cannot receive Him either. ~ Henri Nouwen (from Philip Yancey's book ~ Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference)

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Difference Between Believing and Praying

"There is a huge difference between believing what God has promised and praying for things you'd like to be true." ~ Francis Chan (Forgotten God)

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Prayer Is Not...

"Prayer is not something we do to avoid the hard choices we have to make, but a way of discovering the wisest choice and finding the strength to make it." ~ Boyd

Friday, January 3, 2014

Fill My Cup, Lord

"Our hearts have been made to cry out for a love that can come only from our Creator. The cup of our soul will never be filled apart from the love of God." ~ Angela Thomas

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Life ~ The First Requisite

"One hundred religious persons knit into a unity by careful organization do not constitute a church any more than eleven dead men make a football team. The first requisite is life, always." ~ A. W. Tozer

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Rules for Self Discovery

1. What we want most;
2. What we think about most;
3. How we use our money;
4. What we do with our leisure time;
5. The company we enjoy;
6. Who and what we admire;
7. What we laugh at.

~A.W. Tozer

Get Even

“The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.” ~ John E. Southard

Also we can pay it forward to help someone else on their journey too!

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