Sunday, January 31, 2016

Beautiful People

"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen." ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Saturday, January 30, 2016

In His Hands

"When we put something or someone into His hands and then doubt and worry, He asks, 'Would you like to place them somewhere else?' " ~ James Robison

Friday, January 29, 2016

Deepest Desire

"What is our deepest desire and what is it we feel we lack and that having would make us complete? It is here we are most vulnerable to the enemy." ~ Beth Moore

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Satisfaction...

"May we remember that ultimate satisfaction can only be found in God, the gracious giver of all good things. We were made for Him and we will never be satisfied with less." 

~ Randy Alcorn

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Fairest of Them All

"Find a woman who cares about nothing but loving, serving, honoring, and glorifying Jesus Christ, and  you will truly see who is the fairest of them all." 

~ Leslie Ludy

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

What If?

"What could happen if we made it our goal to understand others before seeking to be understand?" ~ David Busic

Monday, January 25, 2016

Work Is...

Work is an expression of who we are as creatures in Christ. 
~ Star Parker

When the Law Is Not Enforced...

When the law is not enforced... the strong take advantage of the weak. ~ Sean Litton

Never Compare with Others

“One of the marks of excellent people is that they never compare themselves with others. They only compare themselves with themselves and with their past accomplishments and future potential.” ~ Brian Tracy

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Jesus Came...

"Jesus did not come into the world to make bad men good. He came into the world to make dead men live!" ~ Leonard Ravenhill

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Giving and Loving

"You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving." ~ Amy Carmichael

Friday, January 22, 2016

Prayer Is...

 "Prayer is a spiritual law which cooperates with the mind of God. It has more in it than merely petition. It clothes itself in reality and power, with the force of God Himself. It is an attitude of spirit and mind. Language is secondary in true prayer." ~ Gossner.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Deep Peace of God

“Those persons who know the deep peace of God, the unfathomable peace that passeth all understanding, are always men and women of much prayer.” ~ R. A. Torrey 

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Prayer

“Prayer can never be in excess.” ~ C. H. Spurgeon

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Trouble with Prayer

“The trouble with nearly everybody who prays is that he says ‘Amen’ and runs away before God has a chance to reply. Listening to God is far more important than giving Him our ideas.” ~ Frank Laubach

Monday, January 18, 2016

How to Heal

The government can take care of the law and order part of the equation, but other people have to step in to help that person heal. ~ Sean Litton

Don't Be Silent

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." ~ Edmund Burke

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Time in Prayer

"Time spent in prayer will yield more than that given to work. Prayer alone gives work its worth and its success. Prayer opens the way for God Himself to do His work in us and through us. Let our chief work as God's messengers be intercession; in it we secure the presence and power of God to go with us." ~ Andrew Murray

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Worship

“Yes, worship of the loving God is man’s whole reason for existence.” ~ A.W. Tozer

Friday, January 15, 2016

Delight in His Presence

“The Bible is not an end in itself, but a means to bring men to an intimate and satisfying knowledge of God, that they may enter into Him, that they may delight in His Presence, may taste and know the inner sweetness of the very God Himself in the core and center of their hearts.” ~ A.W. Tozer

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Too Busy to Pray?

"We are too busy to pray, and so we are too busy to have power. We have a great deal of activity, but we accomplish little; many services but few conversions; much machinery but few results." ~ R. A. Torrey

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Prayer Closet

 "Prayer is not learned in a classroom but in the closet." ~ E. M. Bounds 

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Prayers...

"Our prayers lay the track down which God’s power can come. Like a mighty locomotive, his power is irresistible, but it cannot reach us without rails." ~ Watchman Nee

Monday, January 11, 2016

Justice Is More than Law

Justice is more than just the law. It's more than just the enforcement of the law. ...Justice infers a right relationship between human beings. There has to be mercy... love... caring for one another. ~ Sean Litton

Dependability

"Dependability is more than ability alone." ~ John C. Maxwell

For others...

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ’What are we doing for others?’” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Pray First

 "I ought to pray before seeing any one…Christ arose before day and went into a solitary place. David says: ‘Early will I seek thee’…I feel it is far better to begin with God-to see His face first, to get my soul near Him before it is near another." ~ Robert Murray M'Cheyne

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Prevailing Prayer

"There is no power like that of prevailing prayer, of Abraham pleading for Sodom, Jacob wrestling in the stillness of the night, Moses standing in the breach, Hannah intoxicated with sorrow, David heartbroken with remorse and grief, Jesus in sweat of blood. Add to this list from the records of the church your personal observation and experience, and always there is the cost of passion unto blood. Such prayer prevails. It turns ordinary mortals into men of power. It brings power. It brings fire. It brings rain. It brings life. It brings God." ~ Samuel Chadwick

Friday, January 8, 2016

Secret Power

"Prayer is the secret of power." ~ Evan Roberts

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Pray for the Lost

 "Where there is no vision of eternity, there is no prayer for the perishing." ~ David Smithers

Two Hours a Day in Prayer

 "Ministers who do not spend two hours a day in prayer are not worth a dime a dozen - degrees or no degrees." ~ Leonard Ravenhill

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Prayer Is... Fasting Is...

 "Prayer is reaching out after the unseen; fasting is letting go of all that is seen and temporal. Fasting helps express, deepen, confirm the resolution that we are ready to sacrifice anything, even ourselves to attain what we seek for the kingdom of God." ~ Andrew Murray

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Persevering, Prevailing, Knee-Work...

 "All great soul-winners have been men of much and mighty prayer, and all great revivals have been preceded and carried out by persevering, prevailing knee-work in the closet." ~ Samuel Logan Brengle

Monday, January 4, 2016

Government's Good Role...

This is not a discussion of government versus no government, but it's understanding government's good role in creating the conditions to let all the other mediating institutions do what they do best. ~ Anthony Bradley

How to be Rich

“No man becomes rich unless he enriches others.” ~ Andrew Carnegie

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Preach the Gospel to the Poor

"The first miracle after the baptism of the Holy Ghost was wroughtly upon a beggar. It means that the first service of a Holy Ghost-baptized church is to the poor; that its ministry is to those who are lowest down; that its gifts are for those who need them the most. As the Spirit was upon Jesus to preach the gospel to the poor, so His Spirit is upon His servants for the same purpose." ~ Phineas F. Bresee

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Secret, Fervent, Believing Prayer

"Prayer - secret, fervent, believing prayer - lies at the root of all personal godliness." ~ William Carey

Friday, January 1, 2016

Only God

Only God can turn...

a Mess into a Message
a Test into a Testimony
a Trial into a Triumph
a Victim into a Victory.

Only God

~ Unknown

One Day at a Time

"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