Friday, February 28, 2014

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Pray to God for Patience - Thomas Watson

Pray to God for patience. Patience is a flower of God's planting. Pray that it may grow in your heart, and send forth its sweet perfume.

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

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Faith Is the Key That - Thomas Brooks

Faith is the key that unlocks Paradise and lets a flood of joy into the soul. Faith appropriates all to itself.

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

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

When a worker guards his life with God - Oswlad Chambers

When a worker jealously guards his secret life with God the public life will take care of itself.
Oswlad Chambers 1874-1917

Friday, February 21, 2014

Without Submission of Heart - Brother Lawrence

Without submission of heart and spirit to the will of God, devotion and perfection cannot subsist.

by Brother Lawrence 1614-1691




Thursday, February 20, 2014

Our Sufferings May Be - Thomas Watson

"After ye have suffered a while" (1 Peter 5:10), or as it is in the Greek, "a little". Our sufferings may be lasting, not everlasting.

Thomas Watson 1620-1686

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

I Seek Not A Long Life, But A - Jim Elliot

Consume my life, my God, for it is Thine. I seek not a long life, but a full one, like You, Lord Jesus.

Jim Elliot 1927-1956

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Be United With Other Christians - Corrie Ten Boom

Be united with other Christians. A wall with loose bricks is not good. The bricks must be cemented together. 

Corrie ten Boom 1892-1983

Monday, February 17, 2014

I Value All Things By - John Wesley

I value all things only by the price they shall gain in eternity.

John Wesley 1703-1791

Saturday, February 15, 2014

God Eclipses One Joy And - Thomas Watson

The Lord never takes away any comfort from his people without giving them something better. The disciples parted with Christ's corporal presence and he sent them the Holy Ghost. God eclipses one joy and augments another. He simply makes an exchange; he takes away a flower and gives a diamond.

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



Friday, February 14, 2014

Good Prayers Never - Austen Phelps

"Good prayers," says an old English divine, "never come weeping home. I am sure I shall receive either what I ask or what I should ask"

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

by Austen Phelps 1859



Thursday, February 13, 2014

There Is True Pleasure in True Religion - Matthew Henry

 There is true pleasure in true religion. …You startle at it, and start from it as a hard saying, like Nathaniel, when he said, 'Can any good thing come out of Nazareth?' (John 1.46). So you are ready to say, can there be any pleasure in religion? Believe it, sirs, there can be, there cannot but be pleasure in it.

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



Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Prayer Prepares My Heart For - Andrew Murray

Prayer prepares my heart for receiving the Word of God from God Himself.

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




Monday, February 10, 2014

God’s Supplies Are Never Superfluous - Charles Spurgeon

The treasures laid up in Christ Jesus assure us that we are in need of them. God's supplies are never superfluous, but are meant to meet real needs.

Taken from the book God Loves You by Charles Spurgeon 1834-1892



Friday, February 7, 2014

A Great Part of Wisdom Lies In Consideration - Thomas Watson

The fear of God is wisdom in that it makes us consider: 'I considered my ways' {Psa. 119.59). A great part of wisdom lies in consideration. He who fears God considers how vain the world is, and therefore dares not love it; how short time is, and therefore dares not lose it; how precious salvation is, and therefore dares not neglect it.

Taken from the book The Great Gain of Godliness by Thomas Watson 1682



Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Most Blessed Instruments - John Flavel

Have we not with joy observed how those very things that sense and reason tell us are opposite to our happiness have been the most blessed instruments to promote it! How has God blessed crosses to mortify corruption, wants to kill our wantonness, disappointments to wean us from the world! O we little think how comfortable those things will be in the review, which are so burdensome to present sense!

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

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Prayer Requires - Hudson Taylor

Do not work so hard for Christ that you have no strength to pray, for prayer requires strength.

Hudson Taylor 1832-1905