Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Take Your Troubles Big and Small to God

"We sometimes fear to bring our troubles to God, because they must seem small to Him who sitteth on the circle of the earth. But if they are large enough to vex and endanger our welfare, they are large enough to touch His heart of love." ~ R. A. Torrey

Monday, June 29, 2015

Agape Love

"Agape, however, is a completely different dimension of love. It is a quality of a person rather than a different kind of love. It is a principle by which one orders life—or by which life is ordered." ~ Mildred Wynkoop

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Faith Is...

"Faith, in general, is a divine, supernatural . . . (evidence, or conviction) of things not seen, nor discoverable by our bodily senses, as being either past, future, or spiritual. Justifying faith implies . . . a sure trust and confidence that Christ died for my sins, that he loved me and gave himself for me. And the moment a penitent sinner believes this, God pardons and absolves him." ~ John Wesley

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Open the Floodgates

"Prayer is what opens up the floodgates for God to come down and be 

involved in our everyday circumstances."

~ Priscilla Shirer

Intercession = Love

“If we truly love people, we will desire for them far more than it is within our power to give them, and this will lead us to prayer: Intercession is a way of loving others.”

~ Richard J. Foster

Friday, June 26, 2015

Marriage Is...

"Marriage is a picture of the gospel before it is a vehicle of happiness." ~ Gary Thomas

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Fear Nothing, But God

"When you fear God, you fear nothing else....If you do not fear God, you fear everything else." Oswald Chambers...."When we fear the things that seem to steal our lives away, we are placing them on a higher pedestal than the One who gives us life." ~ Chris Tiegreen

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Let Nothing Dazzle You

"Apart from Him, let nothing dazzle you." St. Ignatius....."We are allowing everything but 'Him' to dazzle us these days." ~ A.W. Tozer

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

...from God's Perspective

"We are not transformed by an act of our will, but by repentance — seeing everything from God’s perspective. What I think determines the way I feel. What I feel determines the way I act." ~ Rick Warren

Monday, June 22, 2015

Truth Is a Journey

"Truth is a journey. A constant cycle of remembering and forgetting. Remember who abides within you." ~ Rachelle Dekker (Choosing) p 381

Sunday, June 21, 2015

God Works...

"Sometimes God works in spite of us, but He always works with us." ~ David A. Busic

Do What Is Necessary

"Don't always get so caught up in doing what you love. Instead, do what is necessary. Do what others need...The point isn't to be above any work or grumble over any task; the point is to do the stuff others need of you and trust it will somehow matter." ~Hannah Breacher

Is Your Heart His Home?

"Does God have your money, your cattle, your toil? He wants you, your conscience to recognize Him, your heart to be His home." ~ Phineas F. Bresee


"Parents are heroes already - all they have to do is start acting like it." ~ Josh McDowell

A Great Need...

"I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection." ~ Sigmund Freud

Saturday, June 20, 2015

If We Are the Body of Christ...

“If we are to be the church, our hearts 

have to have the heartbeat of the Father” 

~ David Graves 

If We Are the Body by Casting Crowns

Go and Make Disciples...

"If people are to be reached, they must be sought outside of religious assemblies. They are at the beaches, at the places of amusement and entertainment, or finding recreation in the mountains, while not a few are in places of dissipation. No doubt many of those are within reach of personal influence and unless reached this way, will never be reached at all." ~ Phineas F. Bresee

19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” ~ Matthew 28:19-20 (NIV)

Friday, June 19, 2015

What Is Your Motto?

How are you living life, work, ministry?  Is your motto, "Keep the Lord on board," with your strength growing steadily weaker?  Or, like Moses, do you stand still and go nowhere until you hear His whisper into your heart, "This is My way.  Walk in it."  ~ Gary O'Shell

Thursday, June 18, 2015

The Truth Is Like...

"The truth is like a lion. You don't have to defend it. Let it loose. It will defend itself." ~ St. Augustine

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

His Directions...Regardless...

"Sometimes what God says may seem illogical in terms of human reasoning. It can be tempting to dismiss a voice that doesn't support our preconceived ideas, but God's children need to align themselves with HIS directions regardless." ~ Charles Stanley

Giving to God

"After giving something to God, you are no longer accountable for it. Your blessing is based on your giving, not on what others do with the gift." ~ Ed Cole

Tuesday, June 16, 2015


"It’s never as good as it seems, and it’s never better.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

Age of Anxiety

"Historians will probably call our era the age of anxiety. Anxiety is the natural result when our hopes are centered in anything short of God and His will for us." ~ Billy Graham

Monday, June 15, 2015

Nervousness = Pride

"When nervousness assaults us, the reason is usually pride. We are trying to make an impression instead of focusing on being a servant." ~ Gary Thomas

Sunday, June 14, 2015

A Half-Christian

"Don’t be a half-Christian. There are too many of such in the world. The world has a profound respect for people who are sincere in their faith." ~ Billy Graham

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Examine the State of Your Soul

"It is good to renew ourselves, from time to time, by closely examining the state of our souls, as if we had never done it before. For nothing tends more to the full assurance of faith then to keep ourselves by this means in humility and the exercise of all good works." ~ John Wesley

Friday, June 12, 2015

Christianity is HOPELESS without the Holy Spirit

"The greatest moments in the history of the church is NOT when new programs came or new computers came or new ministers...the greatest moments in the history of the church is when the HOLY SPIRIT came!" ~ Jim Cymbala

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Opportunity vs.Temptation

"Opportunity may knock once, But temptation bangs on the front door incessantly." ~ Wes Tracy

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

When You Truly Live...

"You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love." ~ Henry Drummond

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

HIS Specific Plan

"God will not permit any troubles to come upon us unless He has a specific plan by which a great blessing can come out of the difficulty." ~ Peter Marshall

Monday, June 8, 2015

Love Says...

"Love says: I've seen the ugly parts of you, and I'm staying." ~ Matt Chandler

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Status in Life

"Do you get discouraged easily about your status in life? Then ask yourself: Who defined that status? God or the world?" ~  Chris Tiegreen

15 Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. 16 For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. 17 The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever. ~ 1 John 2:15-17 (NIV)

Finding Love

“We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.” ~ Sam Keen

Universal Bliss

"This the universal bliss, Bliss for every soul designed, God's original promise this, God's great gift to all mankind: Blest in Christ this moment be! Blest to all eternity!" ~ Charles Wesley

Friday, June 5, 2015

It Must Be Done

"The work which God has called us to do, must be done. Not something else, not something similar..."~ Phineas F. Bresee

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Learning to Love

"Learning to love unselfishly is not an easy task. It runs counter to our self-centered nature." ~ Rick Warren

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Love Is...

"Love is the only fire that is hot enough to melt the iron obstinacy of a creature's will." ~ Alexander MacLaren

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Worth Rescuing

"Love deems this world worth rescuing." ~ Phillip Yancey

Monday, June 1, 2015

Where Man's Power Ends...

"Faith does not operate in the realm of the possible. There is no glory for God in that which is humanly possible. Faith begins where man’s power ends." ~ George Muller