Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Deal with Sin...

"Sometimes it is easier to hide behind self rejection and loathing rather than deal with specific areas of sin that the Lord points out to us. But what is easier often becomes a snare, never allowing us to truly take personal responsibility for our actions. For example, it can be easier to say, "I am a horrible person and utterly hopeless, so why even try?" than to say. "I repent of my selfish anger and with God's grace, choose to work with Him so I no longer live in this anger any longer" ~ Katherine Walden

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Balance for Woman who is a Wife and Mother?

A woman seeking to balance family and work values has expressed her sense of personal mission
differently:

 I will seek to balance career and family as best I can since both are important to me.
 My home will be a place where I and my family, friends, and guests find joy, comfort, peace, and
happiness. Still I will seek to create a clean and orderly environment, yet livable and comfortable. I
will exercise wisdom in what we choose to eat, read, see, and do at home. I especially want to teach
my children to love, to learn, and to laugh -- and to work and develop their unique talents.

I value the rights, freedoms, and responsibilities of our democratic society. I will be a concerned
and informed citizen, involved in the political process to ensure my voice is heard and my vote is
counted.

I will be a self-starting individual who exercises initiative in accomplishing my life's goals. I will
act on situations and opportunities, rather than to be acted upon.

I will always try to keep myself free from addictive and destructive habits. I will develop habits
that free me from old labels and limits and expand my capabilities and choices.

My money will be my servant, not my master. I will seek financial independence over time. My
wants will be subject to my needs and my means. Except for long-term home and car loans, I will seek to keep myself free from consumer debt. I will spend less than I earn and regularly save or invest part of my income.

Moreover, I will use what money and talents I have to make life more enjoyable for others through
service and charitable giving.

~Unknown

New Testament Church?

A church fed on excitement is no new testament church at all. The desire for surface stimulation is a sure mark of the fallen nature, the very think Christ died to deliver us from. ~ A.W. Tozer

Monday, August 29, 2016

I Surrender All



"The righteousness God seeks is a persistent righteousness, a commitment to continue making the right decision even when, perhaps hourly, you feel pulled in the opposite direction. Holiness is far more than an inclination toward occasional acts of kindness and charity. It is a commitment to persistent surrender before God." ~ Gary Thomas

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Business of Every Day



It ought to be the business of every day to prepare for our last day.

~ Matthew Henry

Saturday, August 27, 2016

How Should You Live?



“One moment after men die, they know exactly how they should have lived. But then it is too late to go back and live their lives over again. Too late for the unbeliever, in the jaws of hell. But also too late for the believer, who cannot relive his life, remake his choices, this time following his King more faithfully.” 

~ Randy Alcorn (Safely Home)

Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Secret Place

When we live in the secret place it becomes impossible for us to doubt God, we become more sure of Him than anything else. ~ Oswald Chambers

Only What HE Has Revealed...


Sunday, August 21, 2016

Loss of Victory

"The spiritual battle, the loss of victory, is always in the thought world." ~ Francis Schaeffer

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Sanctification

This is “sanctification;” which is, indeed, in some degree, the immediate fruit of justification, but, nevertheless, is a distinct gift of God, and of a totally different nature. The one implies what God does for us through his Son; the other, what he works in us by his Spirit. ~ John Wesley

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Our Worship

May our worship help people reinterpret their individual life story through the meta-narrative of the Gospel of our Risen Christ as we enter into a collective consciousness in the presence of a holy God that is unapologetically loving and merciful. ~ John Comstock

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Trust...

Trust is a dire need in our lives. Trusting God's love is needed by the soul in the way water is soaked up by the dry terrain of the desert. Trust is a posture of relaxing in the arms of God rather than a posture of work that looks like convincing God why we deserve to be held in His arms. ~ John Comstock

Monday, August 15, 2016

satan's plan...

If Satan can't distract you with worldliness, he will seek to drain you with weariness. ~ Francis Frangipane

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Nonetheless...

Jesus Christ knows the worst about you. Nonetheless, He is the one who loves you most. ~ A.W. Tozer

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Faith of Our Fathers

Churches cannot deny they are too comfortable, too rich, too contented. We hold the faith of our fathers, but it does not hold us. ~ A.W. Tozer

Friday, August 12, 2016

A Friendly Voice...

The voice of God is a friendly voice. No one need fear to listen to it unless he has already made up his mind to resist it. ~  A.W. Tozer

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Baptized Sinners

Repentance is almost a lost note in our preaching and experience and the lack of it is filling churches with baptized sinners who have never felt the guilt of sin or the need of a Savior. ~ Vance Havner

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Perpetual Fellowship...

If you think you can walk in holiness without keeping up perpetual fellowship with Christ, you have made a great mistake. If you would be holy, you must live close to Jesus. ~ C. H. Spurgeon

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Walk Out?

The Gospel usually makes men mad, sad, or glad, but today we walk out of our churches neither sad, mad nor glad - we just walk out. ~ Vance Havner

Monday, August 8, 2016

Saved by Grace...

If we are not changed by grace, then we are not saved by grace. ~ A. W. Tozer

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Worshiping Worship or Worshiping God?

I fear that for the most part, people are worshiping worship, rather than worshiping God and communing with Him. ~ A. W. Tozer

Cool Down...Warm Up?

This much is sure: It is far easier to cool down a fanatic than to warm up a corpse. ~ Leonard Ravenhill

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Small Strength...

Small strength allows room for God's power. ~ Chris Tiegreen

Friday, August 5, 2016

He Must Become Greater...

He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less. ~ John 3:30 (NLT)

Thursday, August 4, 2016

All Things...

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me, said Paul, and the things he referred to were mostly humiliating things. ~ A.W. Tozer

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Purify Your Heart

The closer you get to Holy God the more obvious even your smallest sins become. The more you know of God's character, the more you will realize the need to wash your hands and purify your heart before you can get close to Him. ~ Henry Blackaby

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Bitterness...

Bitterness is easy to justify. You can get so used to a bitter heart that you are even comfortable with it, but it will destroy you. ~ Henry Blackaby

Monday, August 1, 2016

Slogan of the Church

The slogan of the Church must be, 'We will give ourselves continually to prayer and the ministry of the Word.'  ~ Leonard Ravenhill