Friday, September 28, 2012

Christians Often Have Little Faith In Prayer - Austin Phelps

Christians often have little faith in prayer as a power in real life. They do not embrace cordially, in feeling as well as in theory, the truth which underlies the entire scriptural conception and illustration of prayer, that it is literally, actually, positively, effectually, a means of power.


Taken from the book The Still Hour: Communion with God in Prayer by Austen Phelps 1859

Thursday, September 27, 2012

We Must Earnestly Ask God - William Perkins

... and most important of all, we must earnestly ask God in prayer to open our blind eyes to the meaning of the Scriptures; 'Open my eyes, that I may see wondrous things from Your law' (Psalm 119:18); 'I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire... and anoint your eyes with eye-salve, that you may see' (Rev. 3:18).


Taken from the book The Art of Prophesying by William Bridge 1592

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Law Is Meant To - Charles Spurgeon

The law is meant to lead the sinner to faith in Christ, by showing the impossibility of any other way. It is the black dog to fetch the sheep to the shepherd, the burning heat which drives the traveler to the shadow of the great rock in a weary land.


Taken from the book Christ's Glorious Achievements

by Charles Spurgeon 1834-1892

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Ask Not Deliverance from Your Pains - Brother Lawrence

God sometimes permits bodily diseases to cure the distempers of the soul. Have courage, then; make a virtue of necessity. Ask of God, not deliverance from your pains, but strength to bear resolutely, for the love of Him, all that He should please, and as long as He shall please.


Taken from the book The Practice of the Presence of God

by Brother Lawrence 1614-1691

Monday, September 24, 2012

I want to Devote My Life To - Andrew Murray

I want to devote my life to the prayer that can bring down God's blessing.


Taken from the book

199 Treasures of Wisdom on Talking with God: Compiled from the Writings of Andrew Murray

Andrew Murray 1828-1917

Number 102

Friday, September 21, 2012

Let us get to the Work - Charles Spurgeon

For God's sake, let us know how men are to be saved, and get to the work: to be forever deliberating as to the proper mode of making bread while a nation dies of famine is detestable trifling.


Taken from the book Lectures To My Students  by Charles Spurgeon 1834-1892

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Beware of a Vague and Indefinite Christianity - J.C. Ryle

Beware of a vague and indefinite Christianity.  Vague, and indefinite, and indistinct religion may do very well in time of health. It will never do in the day of sickness. A mere formal, casual church membership may carry a person through the sunshine of youth and prosperity. It will break down entirely when death is in sight.


 Nothing will do then but real heart-union with Christ. Christ interceding for us at God's right hand; Christ known and believed as our Priest, our Physician, our Friend. Christ alone can rob death of its sting and enable us to face sickness without fear. He alone can deliver those who through fear of death are in bondage. I say to everyone who wants advice; be acquainted with Christ. If ever you would have hope and comfort on the bed of sickness, be acquainted with Christ. Seek Christ. Apply to Christ.


Taken from the book Sickness by JC Ryle 1816-1900

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Only the Spirit Can Break This Box Open - Thomas Watson

The Spirit comforts by giving us some ravishing apprehensions of God's love: 'the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost' (Rom. 5:5). God's love is a box of precious ointment, and it is only the Spirit who can break this box open, and fill us with its sweet perfume.


Taken from the book The Godly Man's Picture by Thomas Watson 1666

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

O Blessed Providence - John Flavel

It is said: "And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian" (Luke 4:27). So there were many poor, unconverted souls beside you under the Word that day, and it may be, to none of them was salvation sent that day but to you. O blessed Providence that set you in the way of mercy at that time!


 Taken from the book The Mystery of Providence by John Flavel 1678



Monday, September 17, 2012

Grace Does Not Alter the Nature of Sin - Samuel Bolton

It is clear, therefore, that the law still retains this use; it discovers sin in us. 'I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet' (Rom. 7:7); and similarly with all sins. This it does, after grace has come, as well as before grace; that which was sin before is sin now; grace does not alter the nature of sin, though it does set the believer free from the fruits and condemnation of it.


Taken from the book The True Bounds of Christian Freedom by Samuel Bolton 1645

Friday, September 14, 2012

The Glory of a Christian - Jeremiah Burroughs

When a Christian can walk in the midst of fiery trials, without his garments being singed, and has comfort and joy in the midst of everything (when like Paul in the stocks he can sing, which wrought upon the jailor) it will convince men, when they see the power of grace in the midst of afflictions. When they can behave themselves in a gracious and holy manner in such afflictions as would make others roar: Oh, this is the glory of a Christian.


Taken from the book The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment

By Jeremiah Burroughs 1648     

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Sufferers are our Tutors - CH Spurgeon

Sufferers are our tutors; they educate us for the skies.


Taken from the sermon The Trial of Your Faith By CH Spurgeon Dec. 2,1888

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Truly Prayer - Robert Candlish

When my sin finds me out; when the cock crows; when I hear the voice "Thou art the man;" the shock of the sudden discovery to me of my guilt, under the eye of Jesus, "turning and looking on me;" moves me to tears and prayer. It is prayer; perhaps for the first time truly prayer. It is the abrupt cry, - "Lord save me; I perish." Blessed be God even that is enough.


Taken from the book The Prayer of a Broken Heart: Expository Discourses on Psalm 51

by Robert Candlish 1873

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Glory to God! The Anchor Holds - DL Moody

It is the work of the shepherd to look after them and take care of those who trust Him. He has promised to do it. I once heard that when a sea captain was dying he said, "Glory to God! The anchor holds." He trusted in Christ. His anchor had taken hold of the solid Rock.


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

Friday, September 7, 2012

The Devil Tempts Men - Oswald Chambers

Sorry there were no quotes this week. I was on vacation and did not have Internet access. It was very restfull!
The old Puritan idea that the devil tempts men had this remarkable effect: it produced the man of iron who fought; the modern idea of blaming heredity or his circumstances produces the man who succumbs at once.

Taken from the book The Quotable Oswald Chambers

Oswald Chambers 1874-1917