Thursday, August 31, 2017

Overcoming...

The world is full of suffering. It is also full of the overcoming of it. We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world... Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through the experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved. ~ Helen Keller

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

What Are You Busy With...

Many are 'busy' in Christianity and think they are in the Kingdom of God. ~ T. Austin-Sparks

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Sin...

All sin has its being and origin in the fact that man wants to be his own judge. And in wanting to be that, and thinking and acting accordingly, he and his whole world are in conflict with God. It is an unreconciled world, and therefore a suffering world, a world given up to destruction. ~ Karl Barth

The Bible...

The Bible is a book that has been more read, and examined less, than any book that ever existed. 
~ Thomas Paine 

Monday, August 28, 2017

Just Pray...

Things can happen when we don't plan and just pray. 

~ Evelyn Christenson

Sunday, August 27, 2017

God's Will vs. Man's Will...

When the will of God crosses the will of man, somebody has to die. ~Addison Leitch

Saturday, August 26, 2017

The Main Business

Once you become aware that the main business you are here for is to know God most of life's problems fall into place of their own accord. ~ J.I. Packer

Friday, August 25, 2017

Dreamers...

God’s dreamers are always impractical—but in the end, some of their dreams come true. ~ Amy Carmichael

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Secret Thoughts

We need never shout across the spaces to an absent God. He is nearer than our own soul, closer than our most secret thoughts. ~ A.W. Tozer

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Prayer - Priority One...

There is no effort comparable to prayer to God. In fact, whenever you want to pray, hostile demons try to interrupt you. Of course they know that nothing but prayer to God entangles them. Certainly when you undertake any other good work, and persevere in it, you obtain rest. But prayer is a battle all the way to the last breath. 

~ Agathon

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Life's Most Urgent Question...

Life's most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others? ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Without the Sun...

Trying to be happy without a sense of God's presence is like trying to have a bright day without the sun. ~ A.W. Tozer

How to Form Your Character

"Do get on with your studies. Remember you are now forming the character of your future ministry, if God spare you. If you acquire slovenly or sleepy habits of study now, you will never get the better of it. Do everything in earnest. Above all, keep much in the presence of God. Never see the face of man till you have seen His face who is our life, our all." 

~ Robert Murray M'Cheyne

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Dual Citizenship...

Christians have a dual citizenship—on earth and in heaven—

and our citizenship in heaven ought to make us better people

here on earth. ~ Warren W. Wiersbe

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Life Forever...

Man's way leads to death, while God's way leads to...well, death....This world offers us 'life' and then death - forever. God offers us 'death' and then life...forever. ~ Chris Tiegreen

Friday, August 18, 2017

True Life...

Most people never discover true life. Most believers never drink deeply from the well of living water, and as a result, our worship, our community, and our witness are weak. ~ Larry Crabb

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Convictions

You don't have convictions unless you have been tested. 

~ Crawford W. Loritts Jr. 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

In the Furnace...

As sure as God puts His children in the furnace, He will be in the furnace with them. ~ Charles Spurgeon

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Sheepdog...

A Christian should be like a sheepdog. When the shepherd wants the dog to do something, the dog lies down at his master's feet, looks intently into the shepherd's eyes, and listens without budging until he has understood the mind of the master. Then he jumps to his feet and runs to do it. And equally important, at no moment does the dog stop wagging its tail. ~ Maxie Dunnam

Monday, August 14, 2017

Leaders..

Definition of a leaders success: Have you moved people from where they were to where God wanted them to be? 

~ Richard Blackaby

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Holiness...

Too often, “holiness” is equated with stale antiquated legalism rather than thirsting for that which only the Holy Spirit can quench. ~ M.E. Anderson

Saturday, August 12, 2017

HE Keeps Us...

It is not our trust that keeps us, but the God in whom we trust who keeps us. ~ Oswald Chambers

Friday, August 11, 2017

Only Jesus...

Only Jesus can live the Christian life; we can't. We can only have Him live that life in us. 

~ Chris Tiegreen

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Make a Life...

We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give. ~ Winston Churchill 

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Intellectual Argument?

Respected Bible teachers have convinced whole sectors of the church that God no longer operates supernaturally. Christianity has been reduced to an intellectual argument. ~ J. Lee Grady

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Peace in Trouble

The world can create trouble in peace, but God can create peace in trouble.  ~ Thomas Watson

Monday, August 7, 2017

Stuff?

Are we in love with God or just His stuff? ~  Francis Chan

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Deep and Simple

Life is deep and simple, and what our society gives us is shallow and complicated. ~ Fred Rogers

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Pray Without Ceasing...

If God tells us to pray without ceasing, then it means He's willing to communicate with us without ceasing. ~ John Bevere

Friday, August 4, 2017

Clean Hands...



No amount of external safeguards can really protect us, but the love of Christ continually shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit will keep our hearts pure, our lives transparent, and our hands clean from all evil.

~ Hardy C. Powers

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Life...

Without discipline,  there is no life at all. 
~ Katharine Hepburn

Eternity...



When we look back on our life from the perspective of eternity, we are going to see that the power of Satan was so great, that the weakness of our flesh was feeble, and that the hostility of the world was so strong, that every day of our lives—if God had not intervened—we would never have made it through a day.
~ John Calvin

Love and Discipline

Your children need your dual role of love and discipline. 
Love without discipline is sentimentality. Discipline without love is bondage. God’s parent keeps these two actions of love and discipline in their proper balance.

~ Jim George

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Obstacles and Opportunities

What is the difference between an obstacle and an opportunity? Our attitude toward it. Every opportunity has a difficulty, and every difficulty has an opportunity. ~ J. Sidlow Baxter

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Take Your Heart Cry to HIM

Father, grant that when my heart is empty and hope and faith have failed me, I will still bring my heart cry to You. Amen. ~ Charles Ringma