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Taken from the book Smooth Stones taken from Ancient Brooks: Selections from the Writings of Thomas Brooks
Thursday, March 20, 2014
A child always admires anyone with skill, and the teacher who says, "Do this and that has no influence over a child compared with the one who says, "Come and do this with me." When a child has seen his teacher do a thing and is asked to do it, instantly the instinct of emulation is at work.
Oswald Chambers 1874-1917
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
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Scripture says, "Those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God" (Romans 8:14). The childlike privilege of asking for anything is inseparable from the childlike life under the leading of the Spirit. The one who yields himself to be led by the Spirit in his everyday life will be led by Him also in his prayers. He will find that father-like giving is the divine response to childlike living.
Taken from the book Teach Me to Pray by Andrew Murray 1828-1917
Friday, March 14, 2014
Thursday, March 13, 2014
If two angels were to receive at the same moment a commission from God, one to go down and rule earth's grandest empire, the other to go and sweep the streets of its meanest village, it would be a matter of entire indifference to each which service fell to his lot, the post of ruler or the post of scavenger; for the joy of angels lies in obedience to God's will.
John Newton 1725-1807
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
If his trials were clouds upon his heavens, his contentment was the deep sun-light in which they bathed; and, just like the clouds of an evening sky, they made the heavens more beautiful than if no clouds were there.
Taken from the book Practical Sermons by Ichabod Spencer 1798-1854
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Prayer, like the root of a tree, seeks for and finds nutriment; praise, like the fruit, renders a revenue to the owner of the vineyard. Prayer is for ourselves; praise is for God. Let us never be so selfish as to abound in the one and fail in the other.
Taken from the book Spurgeon on Praise Charles Spurgeon 1834-1892
Monday, March 10, 2014
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Wednesday, March 5, 2014
The Godly have a portion promised them upon their marriage to Christ, but the portion is not paid till the day of their death. The saints are promoted at death to communion with God; they have what they so long hoped for, and prayed for.
Taken from the book The Godly Man's Picture by Thomas Watson 1666
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
The more the soul is conformed to Christ, the more confident it will be of its interest in Christ.
Taken from the book Smooth Stones taken from Ancient Brooks: Selections from the Writings of Thomas Brooks - Thomas Brooks 1608-1680