Friday, June 28, 2013

A Saint Is To - Vavasor Powell

A saint is to put forth his faith in prayer,

and afterwards follow his prayer with faith.


Vavasor Powell 1617-1670

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Time is short - Charles Spurgeon

Time is short. Eternity is long. It is only reasonable that this short life be lived in the light of eternity.
Charles Spurgeon 1834-1892

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Prayer is not meant to - Oswald Chambers

Prayer is not meant to develop us, but to develop the life of God in us after the new birth.
Taken from the book The Quotable Oswald Chambers
Oswald Chambers 1874-1917

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Use Duty - Thomas Watson

Use duty, but trust to Christ and free grace for acceptance. Be like Noah's dove: she made use of her wings to fly, but trusted to the ark for safety.

Taken from the book The Lords Supper by Thomas Watson 1665

Friday, June 21, 2013

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Measure Your Growth in Grace - Oswald Chambers

Measure your growth in grace by your sensitivity to sin.

Taken from the book The Quotable Oswald Chambers

Oswald Chambers 1874-1917

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Souls at Their First Conversion - Thomas Brooks

Souls at their first conversion are but roughcast, but God by visiting them and manifesting himself to them in his ways, more and more fits them as vessels of mercy for glory.

Taken from the book Smooth Stones taken from Ancient Brooks: Selections from the Writings of Thomas Brooks   - Thomas Brooks 1608-1680

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Their Mercies Were But Bitter-Sweets - Thomas Brooks

It is true, Abimelech was rich as well as Abraham, and so was Laban rich as well as Jacob, and Saul was a king as well as David, and Julian was an emperor as well as Constantine; but it was only Abraham, Jacob, David and Constantine, who had their blessings blessed unto them; all the rest had their blessings cursed unto them (Prov. 3:33; Mal. 2:12) They had many good things, but they had not 'the good will of him that dwelt in the bush' with what they had; and therefore all their mercies were but bitter-sweets unto them.

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

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

There Is Always Some Obscurity and Darkness - Richard Sibbes

Yet while we live here, there is always some obscurity and darkness, for the veil of the Scriptures is not completely taken away; neither is the veil of ignorance and infidelity. There remain some ignorance, infidelity, and hardness of heart. Yet the veils are taken away here in great measure, and shall little by little be further taken away, till we see God face to face in heaven.

Taken from the book Glorious Freedom by Richard Sibbes 1639

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Time Is Nothing to God - Oswald Chambers

Time is nothing to God.

Taken from the book The Quotable Oswald Chambers

Oswald Chambers 1874-1917

Monday, June 10, 2013

The Only Support and Comfort for Your Affliction - Brother Lawrence

Continue , then, always with God; it is the only support and comfort for your affliction.


Taken from the book The Practice of the Presence of God

by Brother Lawrence 1614-1691

Friday, June 7, 2013

The Dews and Drops of His Grace - Thomas Watson

 "Of his fullness have all we received" (John 1:16). Put a glass under a still and it receives water out of the still, drop by drop. So those who are united to Christ have the dews and drops of his grace distilling on them.

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


Thursday, June 6, 2013

I Must Pray At All Times - Andrew Murray

 As long as I live and love and hear and work, I must pray at all times.

Taken from the book 199 Treasures of Wisdom on Talking with God: Compiled from the Writings of Andrew Murray -Andrew Murray 1828-1917


Wednesday, June 5, 2013

God Never Bids Us Seek Him In Vain - Thomas Watson

"They shall be filled." God never bids us seek Him in vain. "He hath filled the hungry with good things" (Luke 1:53). "He satisfieth the longing soul" (Psalm 107:9). God will not let us lose our longing.

Taken from the book Extracts from the Writings of Thomas Watson

Thomas Watson 1620-1686


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

We See This Love by the Fruits of It - John Bunyan

Though the love that is in Him is essential to His nature, and can vary no more than God himself: yet we see not this love but by the fruits of it, nor can it otherwise be discerned. 'Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us' (1 John 3:16). We must then betake ourselves to the discoveries of this love.

Taken from the book All Loves Excelling by John Bunyan 1692


Monday, June 3, 2013

Behold, he Prayeth - C.H. Spurgeon

And the Lord said to him, "Rise and go to the street called Straight, and at the house of Judas look for a man of Tarsus named Saul, for behold, he is praying, Acts 9:11 ESV

The Holy Ghost's evidence by which he convinced Ananias of Paul's conversion was not, "Behold, he talks loudly of his joys and feelings," but, "Behold, he prayeth," and that prayer was earnest, heart-broken confession and supplication. Oh to see this sure evidence in all who profess to be our converts!

Taken from the book The Soul Winner By Charles Spurgeon 1834-1892