The greatest tragedy of life is not unanswered prayer, buy unoffered prayer.— F.B. Meyer
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God is down in front. He is in the tomorrows. It is tomorrow that fills men with dread. God is there already. All the tomorrows of our life have to pass Him before they can get to us.
The love of God toward you is like the Amazon River flowing down to water a single daisy.
If you're not willing to give up everything for Christ, are you willing to be made willing?
When we want to know God's will, there are three things which always concur: the inward impulse, the Word of God and the trend of circumstances. Never act until these three things agree.
Fall on your knees and grow there. There is no burden of the spirit but is lighter by kneeling under it. Prayer means not always talking to Him, but waiting before Him till the dust settles and the stream runs clear.
Ah, afflicted one, your disabilities were meant to unite with God's enablings, your weakness to mate His power. God's grace is at hand -sufficent-- and at its best when human weakness is most profound. Appropriate it and learn that those who wait on God are stronger in their weakness than the sons of men in their stoutest health and vigor.
There is nothing, indeed, which God will not do for a man who dares to step out upon what seems to be the mist; though as he puts his foot down he finds a rock beneath him.
He is the richest man in the esteem of the world who has gotten the most.
He is the richest man in the esteem of Heaven who has given the most.
The certainty of our salvation rests on the character of God.
I believe that if there is one thing which pierces the Master's heart with unutterable grief, it is not the world's iniquity, but the Church's indifferences.
Our God is Jehovah of hosts, who can summon unexpected reinforcements at any moment to aid His people. Believe that He is there between you and your difficulty, and what baffles you will flee before Him, as clouds before the gale.
There is no burden of the spirit but is lighter by kneeling under it.
Christ's work needs no repetition. It is final because it is perfect.
Joy is peace dancing and peace is joy at rest.
Prayer is an exchange. We leave our burdens, worries and sin in the hands of God. We come away with oil of joy and the garment of praise.
There is nothing the Church of today needs so much as Spiritual Power;
and there is nothing which we can have so easily, if only we are prepared to pay the price.
There is no sin so profound, no despondency so low, no misery so abject, but the love of Christ is deeper.
Purity of heart means the control of the imagination and the rigorous care of the affections.
God is love; to do his will is to scatter love in handfuls of blessing on a weary world.
We must be still before God.
The man who prays grows, and the muscles of the soul swell from this whipcord to iron bands.
When the Bible itself becomes irksome, inquire whether you have not been spoiling your appetite by sweetmeats and renounce them; and believe that the Word is the wire along which the voice of God will certainly come to you if the heart is hushed and the attention fixed.
God does not fill with His Holy Spirit those who believe in the fullness of the Spirit, or those who desire Him, but those who obey Him.
Habits of prayer need careful cultivation.
How often God takes away our consolations, that we may only love Him for Himself; and reveals our sinfulness, that we may better appreciate the completeness of his salvation!
To be strong, to steer straight onward, to dare to praise God, to sit alone and keep silence because He has laid it upon us, to put our mouths in the dust, if so be there may be hope -- here is fortitude indeed.
The flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh.
The quiet life is by no means the greatest life.
Some characters can only reach the highest standard of spirituality by the disturbings or displacings in the order of God's providence.
The passing of the years awakens in our hearts the cry for permanence.
Temptation may even be a blessing to a man when it reveals to him his weakness and drives him to the almighty Savior. Do not be surprised, then, dear child of God, if you are tempted at every step of your earthly journey, and almost beyond endurance; but you will not be tempted beyond what you are able to bear, and with every temptation there will be a way of escape.
Consecration is only possible when we give up our will about EVERYTHING.
God incarnate is the end of fear; and the heart that realizes that, realizes that he is in the midst, that takes heed to the assurance of his loving presence, will be quiet in the midst of alarm.
Consecration is not the act of our feelings but of our WILL.
Go on day by day fulfilling the task of the day, and leaving the results with God.
If I had my ministry over again, I would devote far more time to the ministry of comfort and encouragement.
I can't say I'm willing, Lord, but I'm willing to be made willing.
God has a purpose in every life, and when the soul is completely yielded and acquiescent, He will certainly realize it. Blessed is he who has never thwarted the working of the divine ideal.
If you are not willing to be used by God, ask God to make you willing to be willing.
Jesus Christ has bought us with His blood, but, alas, He has not had His money's worth! He paid for ALL, and He has had but a fragment of our energy, time and earnings. By an act of consecration, let us ask Him to forgive the robbery of the past, and let us profess our desire to be henceforth utterly and only for Him- His slaves, owning no master other than Himself.
As we pour out our bitterness, God pours in his peace.
Watch the morning watch. Do not see the face of man until you have seen the face of God. Before you enter on the day with its temptations, look up into His face and hide His Word in your heart.
The church which is not a missionary church will be a missing church when Jesus comes.
We never get so near God as when we plead for others.
Yours will be the wings of an eagle's flight, the soaring of a lark, sunward, heavenward, Godward! But you must take time to be holy - in meditation, in prayer, and especially in the use of the Bible.
Unbelief puts our circumstance between us and God, but faith puts God between us and our circumstances.
When a man is right with God, God will freely use him.
I used to think that God's gifts were on shelves one above the other and that the taller we grew in Christian character, the more easily we should reach them. I find now that God's gifts are on shelves one beneath the other and that is not a question of growing taller, but of stooping lower and that we have to go down, always down to get His best ones.
Though justification costs us nothing but the sacrifice of our pride, it has cost Christ His blood.
The spirit of the gospel is in absolute disagreement with the spirit of the world.