A blog of quotes from Godly Dead Guys like Charles Spurgeon, JC Ryle, William Wilberforce, Jeremiah Burroughs, John Owen, Matthew Henry, Ichabod Spencer and many others - as long as they were Godly and are now dead.
O God, I have tasted Thy goodness, and it has both satisfied me and made me hunger for more. I am painfully conscience of my need of further grace. I am ashamed of my lack of desire. O God, the triune God, I want to want Thee, I long to be filled with longing; I thirst to made more thirsty still. Show me Thy glory, I pray Thee, that so I may know Thee indeed. Begin in mercy a new work of love in me. Say to my soul, "Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away."(SoS 2:10) Then give me grace to rise and follow Thee up from this misty lowland where I have wandered so long. In Jesus' name, Amen.
Taken from the book The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer 1897-1963
Whatever you learn from the word, labor to put it in practice. For to him that has shall be given. No wonder they get little insight into the Bible who make no conscience of practicing what they know. But while the stream runs into a holy life, the fountain will be the more free.
The first and great work of a Christian is about his heart. There it is that God dwells by his Spirit, in his saints; and there it is that sin and Satan reign, in the ungodly. The great duties and the great sins are those of the heart. There is the root of good and evil: the tongue and life are but the fruits and expressions of that which dwells within.
If people would but read their Bibles more, and study what there is to be found there about heaven, they would not be as worldly-minded as they are. They would not have their hearts set upon things down here, but would seek the imperishable things above.
D. L. Moody, Heaven: Where It Is, Its Inhabitants, and How to Get There (Chicago: Fleming H. Revell, 1884), 10.
Some think that all who have a true interest in Him are above the prevailing power of every sin; but this is contrary to that of Psalms 65:3, "Iniquities prevail against me; as for our transgressions, Thou shalt purge them away;" where we find that holy man laying just claim to pardon, in the case of prevailing iniquity; and that of Romans 7:23-25, where Paul thanketh God through Christ, as freed from the condemnation of the law, even whilst a law in his members leadeth captive unto sin.
Let us give ourselves to be intercessors. Let us cry with importunity to God when we see people who need help, when the spirit of compassion stirs within us, when we feel our own powerlessness to help, or when we see obstacles in the way of our getting an answer. God alone can help. And in answer to our prayers, He will help.
Taken from the book The Ministry of Intercession by Andrew Murray 1828-1917