Friday, March 28, 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Live Near To God And - Robert Murray M'Cheyne

Live near to God, and all things will appear little to you in comparison with eternal realities.


Robert Murray M'Cheyne 1813-1843

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Delay of Your Mercies - John Flavel

The delay of your mercies is really to your advantage…  The foolish child would pluck the apple whilst it is green, but when it is ripe, it drops of its own accord, and is more pleasant and wholesome.

John Flavel 1627–1691


Friday, March 21, 2014

The Very Soul of Prayer - Thomas Brooks

 The very soul of prayer lies in the pouring out of a man's soul before the Lord, though it be but in sighs, groans, and tears. One sigh and groan from a broken heart is better pleasing to God than all human eloquence.
Thomas Brooks 1608-1680

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





Thursday, March 20, 2014

Come and Do This with Me - Oswald Chambers

A child always admires anyone with skill, and the teacher who says, "Do this and that has no influence over a child compared with the one who says, "Come and do this with me." When a child has seen his teacher do a thing and is asked to do it, instantly the instinct of emulation is at work.

Oswald Chambers 1874-1917




Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Wherever You Are - Jim Elliot

Wherever you are, be all there. Live to the hilt every situation you believe to be the will of God.

Jim Elliot 1927-1956

Monday, March 17, 2014

The Childlike Privilege of Asking Is Inseparable From - Andrew Murray

Scripture says, "Those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God" (Romans 8:14). The childlike privilege of asking for anything is inseparable from the childlike life under the leading of the Spirit. The one who yields himself to be led by the Spirit in his everyday life will be led by Him also in his prayers. He will find that father-like giving is the divine response to childlike living.

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

Friday, March 14, 2014

A Soul That Is Capable Of God - Jeremiah Burroughs

 A soul that is capable of God can be filled with nothing else but God.


Jeremiah Burroughs 1600-1646



Thursday, March 13, 2014

The Joy of Angels Lies In - John Newton

If two angels were to receive at the same moment a commission from God, one to go down and rule earth's grandest empire, the other to go and sweep the streets of its meanest village, it would be a matter of entire indifference to each which service fell to his lot, the post of ruler or the post of scavenger; for the joy of angels lies in obedience to God's will.

John Newton 1725-1807


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Just Like the Clouds of an Evening Sky - Ichabod Spencer

If his trials were clouds upon his heavens, his contentment was the deep sun-light in which they bathed; and, just like the clouds of an evening sky, they made the heavens more beautiful than if no clouds were there.

Taken from the book Practical Sermons by Ichabod Spencer 1798-1854

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Let Us Never Be So Selfish As To - Charles Spurgeon

Prayer, like the root of a tree, seeks for and finds nutriment; praise, like the fruit, renders a revenue to the owner of the vineyard.   Prayer is for ourselves; praise is for God. Let us never be so selfish as to abound in the one and fail in the other.

Taken from the book Spurgeon on Praise Charles Spurgeon 1834-1892

Monday, March 10, 2014

The Most Important Thing about Us - A.W. Tozer

What comes to our minds when we think of God is the most important thing about us.

A.W. Tozer 1918–1963

Friday, March 7, 2014

We Fear Men So Much, Because -William Gurnall

We fear men so much, because we fear God so little. One fear cures another.

William Gurnall 1617-1679

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Above All Let Us Humbly Pray For - J.C. Ryle

Above all let us humbly pray for the teaching of the Holy Spirit. He alone can apply truth to our hearts, and make us profit by what we read.

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

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The Saints Are Promoted At Death - Thomas Watson

The Godly have a portion promised them upon their marriage to Christ, but the portion is not paid till the day of their death.             The saints are promoted at death to communion with God; they have what they so long hoped for, and prayed for.

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


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The More the Soul Is Conformed To Christ - Thomas Brooks

The more the soul is conformed to Christ, the more confident it will be of its interest in Christ.

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