Wednesday, February 29, 2012

I Prayed For Strength to Suffer With - Brother Lawrence

I render thanks to our Lord for having relieved you a little, according to your desire. I have been often near expiring, but I never was so much satisfied as then. Accordingly, I did not pray for any relief, but I prayed for strength to suffer with courage, humility and love. Ah, how sweet it is to suffer with God! However great the sufferings may be, receive them with love.

Taken from the book The Practice of the Presence of God

by Brother Lawrence 1614-1691

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

An Unmortified Lust - John Owen

An unmortified lust will drink up the spirit and all the vigour of the soul, and weaken it for all duties.

Taken from the book The Mortification of Sin by John Owen 1656

Monday, February 27, 2012

We Don't Need Education to Teach Us How to See - DL Moody

We Don't Need Education to Teach Us How to See - DL Moody

Thank God, we don't need education to teach us how to see. A four-year-old child cannot read, but can see. When the father is coming home, the mother says to her child, "Look! look! look! and the little child learns to see even before he is a year old. That is the way to be saved. It is to look at the Lamb of God" who taketh away the sin of the world". There is life this moment for everyone who is willing to see.

Taken from the book The Way to God by DL Moody 1837-1899

Friday, February 24, 2012

The test of sanctification - Oswald Chambers

The test of sanctification is not our talk about holiness and singing pious hymns; but, what are we like where no one sees us? With those who know us best?
Oswald Chambers1874-1917

Thursday, February 23, 2012

To Impart - Joseph Hall

Seldom was ever any knowledge given to keep, but to impart.
Joseph Hall 1574-1656

Friday, February 17, 2012

the wheels of a clock - William Secker

When the wheels of a clock move within, the hands on the dial will move without. When the heart of a man is sound in conversion, then the life will be fair in profession.
William Secker - 1660

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Like A Fisher - Thomas Adams

Satan, like a fisher, baits his hook according to the appetite of the fish.

Thomas Adams 1583-1652

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Never Too Soon - Henry Smith

It is an old saying, Repentance is never too late;

but it is a true saying, Repentance is never too soon.


Henry Smith 1560-1591

Monday, February 13, 2012

The Other 99 - DL Moody

Out of 100 men, one will read the Bible, the other 99 will read the Christian.

DL Moody 1837-1899

Thursday, February 9, 2012

I preached as - Richard Baxter

I preached as never sure to preach again,
And as a dying man to dying men.


Richard Baxter 1615-1691

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

One of The Greatest Rarities In The World - John Flavel

To see a man humble under prosperity is one of the greatest rarities in the world.

John Flavel 1627-1691

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Beware - Thomas Brooks

Beware of secret sins.

Taken from the book The Secret Key To Heaven by Thomas Brooks 1665


Monday, February 6, 2012

As Joseph Sent Chariots - Thomas Brooks

Weak souls, remember this: as Joseph sent chariots to bring his father and brethren to him, (Gen 45) so God would have your weak graces to be as chariots to bring you to himself, who is the cherisher, strengthener, and increaser of grace.

Taken from the book Heaven on Earth: A Treatise on Christian Assurance

by Thomas Brooks 1654

Friday, February 3, 2012

The Christian Needs Another Christian - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The Christian needs another Christian who speaks God's Word to him. He needs him again and again when he becomes uncertain and discouraged, for by himself he cannot help himself without belying the truth. He needs his brother man as a bearer and proclaimer of the divine word of salvation. He needs his brother solely because of Jesus Christ. The Christ in his own heart is weaker than the Christ in the word of his brother, his own heart is uncertain, his brother's is sure.

Taken from the book Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer 1939

Thursday, February 2, 2012

If God is not first in our thoughts in the morning - E. M. Bounds

If God is not first in our thoughts and efforts in the morning,

He will be in the last place the remainder of the day.


E. M. Bounds 1835-1913