The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.— George Muller
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In order to enjoy the Word, we ought to continue to read it, and the way to obtain a spirit of prayer, is, to continue praying; for the less we read the Word of God, the less we desire to read it, and the less we pray, the less we desire to pray.
I live in the spirit of prayer. I pray as I walk about, when I lie down and when I rise up. And the answers are always coming.
The only way to learn strong faith is to endure great trials.
There was a day when I died; died to self, my opinions, preferences, tastes and will; died to the world, its approval or censure; died to the approval or blame even of my brethren or friends; and since then I have studied only to show myself approved unto God.
God not only orders our steps, He orders our stops.
Intimate knowledge of God is possible if we habitually search His Holy Scriptures & translate what we find into obedience.
The Christian should never worry about tomorrow or give sparingly because of a possible future need. Only the present moment is ours to serve the Lord, and tomorrow may never come...Life is worth as much as it is spent for the Lord's service.
In the greatest difficulties, in the heaviest trials, in the deepest poverty and necessities, He has never failed me; but because I was enabled by His grace to trust Him He has always appeared for my help. I delight in speaking well of His name.
The word of God is our only standard, and the Holy Spirit our only teacher.
Only a life of prayer and meditation will render a vessel ready for the Master's use.
My business is, with all my might to serve my own generation;
in doing so I shall best serve the next generation, should the Lord Jesus tarry... The longer I live, the more I am enabled to realize that I have but one life to live on earth, and that this one life is but a brief life, for sowing, in comparison with eternity, for reaping.
If honest of heart and uprightness before God were lacking or if I did not patiently wait on God for instruction, or if I preferred the counsel of my fellow-men to the declarations of the Word of God, I made great mistakes.
Now what is food for the inner man? Not prayer, but the Word of God;
and here again, not the simple reading of the Word of God, so that it only passes through our minds, just as water passes through a pipe, but considering what we read, pondering it over and applying it to our hearts.
The Spirit and the Word must be combined.
If I look to the Spirit alone without the Word, I lay myself open to great delusions also. If the Holy Ghost guides us at all, He will do it according to the Scriptures and never contrary to them.
I believe God has heard my prayers. He will make it manifest in His own good time that He has heard me. I have recorded my petitions that when God has answered them, His name will be glorified.
The greater the difficulty to be overcome, the more will it be seen to the glory of God how much can be done by prayer and faith.
When God overcomes our difficulties for us, we have the assurance that we are engaged in His work and not our own
Every instance of obedience, from right motives, strengthens us spiritually, whilst every act of disobedience weakens us.
When the day of recompense comes, our only regret will be that we have done so little for Him, not that we have done too much.
There were few people, perhaps, more passionately fond of travelling, and seeing fresh places, and new scenes, than myself; but now, since, by the grace of God, I have seen beauty in the Lord Jesus, I have lost my taste for these things.
A servant of God has but one Master. It ill becomes the servant to seek to be rich, and great, and honored in that world where his Lord was poor, and mean, and despised.
At last I saw Christ as my Saviour. I believed in Him and gave myself to Him. The burden rolled from off me, and a great love for Christ filled my soul. That was more than fifty years ago. I loved Jesus Christ then, but I loved Him more the year after, and more the year after that, and more every year since.
I desire many things concerning myself;
but I desire nothing so much, as to have a heart filled with love to the Lord. I long for a warm personal attachment to Him.
if we hold fast our confidence in Him, but our faith is also, by the exercise, strengthened: and so it comes, that, if we walk with God in any measure of uprightness of heart, the trials of faith will be greater and greater.
Laying up treasures in heaven will draw the heart heavenward.
The joy which answers to prayer give, cannot be described;
and the impetus which they afford to the spiritual life is exceedingly great.
Often the work of the Lord itself may be a temptation to keep us from that communion with Him which is so essential to the benefit of our own souls.
If we say we trust in Him, but in reality do not, then God, taking us at our word, lets us see that we do not really confide in Him, and hence failure arises.
Oh this is reality, not a fable, that the Lord Jesus Christ is our friend.
And we should not be satisfied until we are brought to this.
God delights to increase the faith of His children.
We ought, instead of wanting no trials before victory, no exercise for patience, to be willing to take them from God's hands as a means. Trials, obstacles, difficulties and sometimes defeats, are the very food of faith.
If we desire our faith to be strengthened, we should not shrink from opportunities where our faith may be tried, and therefore, through trial, be strengthened.
The greater the trial, the sweeter the victory.
There is an intimate connection between the life of the Christian here and the enjoyment and the glory in the day of Christ's appearing.
The vigor of our spiritual life will be in exact proportion to the place held by the Bible in our life and thoughts.
Our heavenly Father never takes anything from his children unless he means to give them something better.
The less we read the Word of God, the less we desire to read it, and the less we pray, the less we desire to pray.
It is not enough to begin to pray, nor to pray aright;
nor is it enough to continue for a time to pray; but we must patiently, believingly, continue in prayer until we obtain an answer; and further we have not only to continue in prayer unto the end, but we have also to believe that God does hear us, and will answer our prayers. Most frequently we fail in not continuing in prayer until the blessing is obtained, and in not expecting the blessing.
It is true that the faith, which I am enabled to exercise, is altogether God's own gift; it is true that He alone supports it, and that He alone can increase it; it is true that, moment by moment, I depend upon Him for it, and that, if I were only one moment left to myself, my faith would utterly fail.
God is pleased continually to vary His mode of dealing with us, in order that we may not be tempted to trust in donors, or in circumstances, but in Him alone, and to keep our eye fixed upon Him.
Never give up praying until the answer comes.
Faith does not operate in the realm of the possible.
There is no glory for God in that which is humanly possible. Faith begins where man's power ends.
The first great and primary business to which I ought to attend every day is to have my soul happy in the Lord.
Trials, obstacles, difficulties and sometimes defeats, are the very food of faith.
When sight ceases, it is the time for faith to work.
The greater the difficulties, the easier it is for faith. As long as human possibilities for success remain, faith does not accomplish things as easily as when all natural prospects fail.
A brother with small earnings may ask,''Should I also give? My earning are already so small that my family can barely make ends meet.'' My reply is, ''Have you ever considered that the very reason your earnings remain so small may be because you spend everything on yourself? If God gave you more, you would only use it to increase your own comfort instead of looking to see who is sick or who has no work at all that you might help them.
Where faith begins, anxiety ends; where anxiety begins, faith end.
The Lord Jesus, everything. In himself worse than nothing. By grace, in Christ, the son of the King.
The province of faith begins where probabilities cease and sight and sense fail.
If the Holy Spirit guides us, He will do it according to the Scriptures and never contrary to them.