Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Ye Who Love God - C.H. Sprugeon

Ye who love God, of every place and every denomination, wrestle for your ministers; pray for them; for why should not God even now pour out his Spirit? What is the reason why we are to be denied Pentecostal seasons? Why not this hour, as one mighty band, fall down before him and entreat him, for his Sons' sake, to revive his drooping church? Then would all men discern that we are verily the disciples of Christ.

Taken from the book Spurgeon's Sermons by Charles Spurgeon 1834-1892

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Cause of Our Joylessness in Prayer - Austin Phelps

Even a doubtful principle of life, harbored in the heart, is perilous to the peacefulness of devotion. May not many of us find the cause of our joylessness in prayer, in the fact that we are living upon some unsettled principles of conduct?

Taken from the book The Still Hour: Communion with God in Prayer

by Austen Phelps 1859

Monday, July 29, 2013

May It Be Always In My Thoughts - Henry Scougal

Oh! that the holy life of the blessed Jesus may be always in my thoughts, and before mine eyes, till I receive a deep sense and impression of those excellent graces that shined so eminently in him; and let me never cease my endeavours, till that new and divine nature prevail in my soul, and Christ be formed within me. 

Taken from the book The Life of God in the Soul of Man

by Henry Scougal 1650-1678

Friday, July 26, 2013

Pray Without Ceasing - EM Bounds

Pray without ceasing.  Thes 5:17

Are you praying in everything without ceasing, in the closet, hidden from men, and praying always and everywhere? That is the personal, pertinent, and all-important question for every person.

Taken from the book The Best of EM Bounds EM Bounds 1835-1913

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Grant That I May - William Law

"Grant that I may worship and pray unto Thee with as much reverence and godly fear, as if I saw the heavens open and all the angels that stand around Thy throne. Amen."


Form the book A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life

by William Law 1686-1761

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Let "Deserved" Be Written On the Door - Richard Baxter

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

(Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV)


Let "deserved" be written on the door of hell, but on the door of heaven and life, - "The free gift".

Richard Baxter 1615-1691

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

As The Sails of a Ship - Augustus Toplady

As the sails of a ship carry it into the harbor, so prayer carries us to the throne and bosom of God.

Augustus Toplady 1740-1778


Monday, July 22, 2013

The Remaining Moments of Life - William Jay

We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work.  (John 9:4 ESV)

As in a letter, if the paper is small, and we have much to write, we write closer, so let us learn to economize and improve the remaining moments of life.

William Jay 1769 -1853

Friday, July 19, 2013

True Piety – Matthew Henry

True piety hath true pleasure in it.

Taken from the book The Pleasantness of a Religious Life by Matthew Henry 1714




Thursday, July 18, 2013

The Stumbling Of Such Persons - Andrew Fuller

In others a departure of heart from God is followed by falling into some gross immorality. - There are instances in which a sudden misconduct of this sort has been overruled for the awakening of the mind from its stupor, and divesting it of its self-confidence. It was manifestly thus with the apostle Peter. The stumbling of such persons is not that they should fall; but rather that they should stand with greater care and firmness.

Taken from the book The Backslider: His Nature, Symptoms, and Recovery by Andrew Fuller 1754-1815

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The great need for the saint - Oswald Chambers

The great need for the saint is to get his brains at work on the Word of God; otherwise he will stagnate, no matter how much he may name the Name of God.
Taken from the book The Quotable Oswald Chambers
Oswald Chambers 1874-1917

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Lord himself was led up into the wilderness - F B Meyer

The Lord himself was led up into the wilderness. And in one form or another, every soul who has done a great work in the world has passed through similar periods of obscurity, suffering, disappointment, or solitude.
F.B. Meyer 1847-1929

Monday, July 15, 2013

Let Prayer Be the First and Last Business - Martin Luther

It is a good thing to let prayer be the first business of the morning and the last at night. Guard yourself carefully against those false, deluding ideas which tell you, "Wait a little while. I will pray in an hour; first I must attend to this or that." Such thoughts get you away from prayer into other affairs which so hold your attention and involve you that nothing comes of prayer that day.

Taken from the book A Simple Way to Pray by Martin Luther 1483 - 1546

Friday, July 12, 2013

How Great Is the Duty of That Child - Rev Legh Richmond

I soon discovered how eager and successful also she had been in her endeavors to bring her father and mother to the knowledge and experience of the truth. This is a lovely circumstance in the character of a young Christian. If it hath pleased God, in the free dispensation of his mercy, to call the child by his grace, while the parents remain still in ignorance and sin, how great is the duty of that child to do what is possible for the conversion of those to whom it owes its birth! Happy is it when the ties of grace sanctify those of nature!

Rev Legh Richmond

Taken from the book The Publications of the American Tract Society

Tracts are from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Is There Any Privilege So Precious As This - Hugh Binning

Is there any privilege so precious as this, to be the sons of God (1 John 3:2)? What are all the relations, or states, or conditions to this one, to be the children of the Highest? It was David's question, "Should I be the king's son-in-law?" Alas! What a petty and poor dignity compared with this, to be the sons of God, partakers of a divine nature!

Taken from the book Christian Love by Hugh Binning 1627-1653

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Ignorant and Feeble As We Are - Andrew Murray

Ignorant and feeble as we are, Lord, teach us to pray.

Taken from the book Teach Me to Pray by Andrew Murray 1828-1917

the testing time is coming - DL Moody

"Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat, but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers." (Luke 22:31-32 ESV)
There is no one beyond the reach of the tempter. Keep that in mind. Life may run smoothly for a while, but the testing time is coming.
Taken from the book Day by Day with DL Moody -  DL Moody  1837-1899

Monday, July 8, 2013

If I Can Hear Christ Praying For Me - Robert Murray M'Cheyne

If I can hear Christ praying for me in the next room, I would not fear a million enemies. Yet the distance makes no difference; He is praying for me.

Robert Murray M'Cheyne 1813-1843

Friday, July 5, 2013

True Repentance Will - George Whitefield

True repentance will entirely change you; the bias of your souls will be changed, then you will delight in God, in Christ, in His law, and in His people.

George Whitefield 1714-1770



Thursday, July 4, 2013

Let Them See - Richard Baxter

Most people judge the counsel they receive by the way they receive the affection of their counselor. See that you feel a tender love for your people, and then let them feel it by your speeches and see it in your dealings with them… Let them see that all you do is for their own sakes and not for your own end.

Richard Baxter 1615-1691




Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Our Greatest Need - D. Martin Lloyd-Jones

 It is our failure as Christian people to understand what our church membership means – the dignity, the privilege, and the responsibility – that causes most of our troubles.  Our greatest need is to recapture the New Testament teaching concerning the church.

D. Martin Lloyd-Jones1899-1981



Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The Decline of the Church – John Calvin

The Decline of the church is more due to laziness than wickedness.

John Calvin 1509-1564




Monday, July 1, 2013

Such is Satan - Samuel Bolton

Such is Satan's way; he is first the tempter to draw us to sin,
and then an accuser to accuse us to God for sinning.

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