Saturday, December 31, 2016

Captivity of Activity

In our attempt to do a hundred good things, we may not do any of them well. We're not caught in the captivity of activity - hopping frantically in every direction, tongues dragging and lungs panting. We're dog tired. ~ Beth Moore

Friday, December 30, 2016

Post Christmas Prayer

Long after the angels disappear into the heavens, the shepherds return to their flocks, the magi journey home and the great star sets, Jesus remains.

The Child in whom we rediscover God’s great love for humanity becomes the adult Redeemer who challenges us to imitate his selflessness and compassion in order that we might transform our world in love…

May we allow the miracle of Christmas to continue long after the holiday trappings have been packed away;

May we welcome the adult Messiah and his challenging Gospel to recreate our lives, making the peace, justice and hope of this holy season a reality in every season of the new year.

~ Post-Christmas Prayer: CONNECTIONS, Jan.1, ‘95

Preparation Precedes

If we are to receive the powerful presence of God, we must prepare ourselves...Preparation must precede God's presence.....God's instruction for preparation is specific: repentance. 
~ Henry Blackaby

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Walk in Love

God would have us walk in love towards all who hold views contrary to those so dear to us. Nothing so tests the spirituality of a teacher as opposition to his teaching. ~ Watchman Nee.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Help Me to...

Lord, in my walk of faith help me to realize my limitations, acknowledge my wrongdoing, and seek the encouragement of the least of my brothers and sisters. ~ Charles Ringma

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Love and Fear...

Men love everything but righteousness and fear everything but God. ~ Vance Havner

Monday, December 26, 2016

Ask HIM Anything...

A person who will do anything God asks, will have the boldness to ask God anything. ~ Dudley Hall

Sunday, December 25, 2016

What Is Your Treasure?

"The man who has God for his treasure has all things in one." ~ A.W. Tozer

Saturday, December 24, 2016

You are the Reason

Jesus is the Season but we are the Reason. And so if you were important enough for Jesus to be born and die for, then you are important enough for Him to look out for. He is the Great Shepherd. A shepherd doesn't abandon the flock when going gets tough. In fact, it is in those times that the shepherd spends more time with the sheep so that they aren't afraid, that they are comforted in His presence. And so it is with us. He isn't going to leave us when the going gets a little rough. 

~ Martin Jeffrey

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The Battle

It is not a question of giving up sin, but of giving up my right to myself, my natural independence and self-assertiveness, and this is where the battle has to be fought. ~ Oswald Chambers

Monday, December 19, 2016

Devil Tempts...God Tests...

"The devil tempts that he may ruin; God tests that He may crown." ~ St. Ambrose

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Come to the Stable...

What we really hunger for will not be found under the tree on Christmas morning. We hunger for meaning, for joy, for hope in the face of despair. We hunger to know that we can be forgiven and start anew after things we regret. We hunger for a love that will not let us go and for a life and triumph in the face of death. These come through a baby born in a stable, laid to sleep in a feeding trough, visited by night-shift shepherds. He is for us the bread of life. And we must come to the stable to satisfy the deepest desires of our hearts. ~ Adam Hamilton

Saturday, December 17, 2016

What Defines You?

Love and faithfulness define His heart. Do they define ours? ~ Chris Tiegreen

Friday, December 16, 2016

In Christ

Now that I'm in Christ God's moral demands have not altered, but it is no longer I who meets them. Praise God, He who is the Lawgiver on the Throne is now also the Lawkeeper in my heart. ~ Watchman Nee

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Real Issue = Sin

The Church knows what the real issue is; sin, and who and what the solution is, Jesus Christ, but is afraid to say so. ~ Christine Caine

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

He Is Love

He loved us not because we were lovable, but because He is love. ~ C.S. Lewis

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Campaigning Weather

The long, dull, monotonous years of middle-aged prosperity or middle-aged adversity are excellent campaigning weather for the devil.”  ~ C.S. Lewis

Monday, December 12, 2016

Comfort, Prosperity, Adversity?

Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has.”  ~ Billy Graham

Sunday, December 11, 2016

God Is Good...All the Time

Christian, remember the good of God in the frost of adversity.  ~ Charles H. Spurgeon

Saturday, December 10, 2016

His Ways...

God hath divers ways into divers men. Into some he comes at noon, in the sunshine of prosperity; to some in the dark and heavy clouds of adversity. Some he affects with the music of the church; some, with some particular collect or prayer; some, with some passage of a sermon, which takes no hold of him that stands next to him. Watch the ways the Spirit of God into thee. ~ John Donne

Friday, December 9, 2016

Love All...

It takes nothing away from my Christianity to love someone who may be resistant to the gospel. 

~ Larry Bollinger

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Don't Aim too Low

“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.” ~ Michelangelo

Think You Can...

“If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t, you’re right.” ~ Henry Ford

Build Strong Children

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” ~ Frederick Douglass

What Do You Want Most?

The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want right now. 
~ Zig Ziglar 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The great God, who is big enough to fill His mighty universe, is small enough to live within my heart. I am the temple of God. He literally dwells in me. Hallelujah! ~ Adrian Rogers

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Advice Vs. Guidance

Men give advice; God gives guidance. ~ Leonard Ravenhill

Monday, December 5, 2016

He Understand Your Pain...

"A Savior who has looked suffering in the face, who has settled down into death for three days, who has experienced betrayal and loss and undeniable cruelty—this is a Savior who will not shy away from our pain but who can also help make a way through it." ~ D. Shroyer

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Passion to Love

There is something fundamentally wrong with claiming to love God without a passion to love people. ~ Wess Stafford 

Saturday, December 3, 2016

A Child of God...

If you accept Jesus as your Savior, you, too, will become a child of God and be among those who will meet Him in the air. ~ Corrie ten Boom

Friday, December 2, 2016

His Promises...

His promises are not for our personal interests, but for His glory. To bring us a greater measure of the fullness of Christ. ~ T. Austin-Sparks

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Walk in the Light

If we walk in the light as God is in the light," God will give us communion with people for whom we have no natural affinity. ~ Oswald Chambers