Friday, November 29, 2013

You Might As Well Try To - Dwight L. Moody

You might as well try to hear without ears, or breathe without lungs, as try to live a Christian life without the Spirit of God in your heart.
Dwight L. Moody 1837-1899


Thursday, November 28, 2013

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Christ Hath Told Us He Will Come - William Gurnall

Christ hath told us He will come, but not when, that we might never put off our clothes, or put out the candle.
William Gurnall 1617-1679


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

A Godly Man Spiritualizes Duty - Thomas Watson

A godly man spiritualizes duty; he is not only for the doing of holy things but for the holy doing of things.

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


Monday, November 25, 2013

No Wonder Satan Tries To - Oswald Chambers

The very powers of darkness are paralyzed by prayer. No wonder Satan tries to keep our minds fussy in active work till we cannot think to pray.
Oswald Chambers 1874-1917

Monday, November 18, 2013

Let Us Hold to Christ More Closely- JC Ryle

Let us hold to Christ more closely, love him more heartily, live for him more thoroughly, copy him more exactly, confess him more boldly, follow him more fully. Religion like this will always bring its own reward. Worldly people may laugh at it. Weak brethren may think it extreme. But it will wear well. In sickness it will bring peace. In the world to come it will give us a crown of glory that fades not away.

Taken from the book Sickness by JC Ryle 1816-1900

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Thus the Food of Faith is Lost - George Muller

Do but stand still in the hour of trial, and you will see the help of God, if you trust in Him. But there is so often a forsaking the ways of the Lord in the hour of trial, and thus the food of faith, the means whereby our faith may be increased, is lost.

Taken from the book Answers to Prayer by George Muller 1805-1898

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

When thou prayest - John Bunyan

When thou prayest, rather let thy heart be without words, than thy words without a heart.
John Bunyan

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Matter of Conversation - Oswald Chambers

When Paul mentions the matter of conversation, he says, "See that your speech is edifying"— good building-up stuff, not sanctimonious talk, but real solid stuff that makes people stronger in the Word of God, stronger in character, stronger in practical life.

Taken from the book The Quotable Oswald Chambers

Oswald Chambers 1874-1917

Monday, November 11, 2013

We Must Pray Daily For - J.C. Ryle

We must pray daily for the teaching of the Holy Ghost, if we would make progress in the knowledge of divine things. Without Him, the mightiest intellect and the strongest reasoning powers will carry us but a little way.        

Taken from the book Expository Thoughts on the Gospels by J.C. Ryle 1856

Friday, November 8, 2013

Never Leave Your Meditations of God Until - Thomas Watson

I will conclude with that excellent saying of Bernard: "Lord, I will never come away from Thee without Thee." Let this be a Christian's resolution, not to leave off his meditations of God till he find something of God in him.

Thomas Watson 1620-1686


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Hope Fills the Afflicted Soul With - William Gurnall

Hope fills the afflicted soul with such inward joy and consolation, that it can laugh while tears are in the eye, sigh and sing all in a breath; it is called "the rejoicing of hope" (Hebrews 3:6).

William Gurnall 1617 -1679

Monday, November 4, 2013

Neither Will He Cast Us Off - John Cotton

It may be that we are sinful; but God did not love us for our goodness, neither will He cast us off for our wickedness. Yet this is no encouragement to licentiousness, for God knows how to put us to anguishes and straits and crosses, and yet to reserve everlasting life for us.

John Cotton 1585 – 1652

Friday, November 1, 2013

Sanctification Is Always - JC Ryle

Sanctification is always a progressive work. Some men's graces are in the blade, some in the ear, and some are like full corn in the ear. All must have a beginning. We must never despise "the day of small things".

Taken from the book Faithfulness and Holiness, The Witness of JC Ryle

by JI Packer 2002  JC Ryle 1816-1900