Tuesday, September 29, 2015

He is - George Whitefield

He is a prayer-hearing God.
Taken from the book The Evangelistic Zeal of George Whitefield by Stephen J Lawson - George Whitefield 1714-1770

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Satisfied and Thirsty – AW Tozer

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

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Put the Word into Practice - Thomas Boston

1 John 2:4–6; 2 Timothy 3:14–16
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.
Thomas Boston 1676-1732

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

A Christian’s Greatest Work Is in the Heart – Richard Baxter

Matthew 12:34–35; 15:18; Luke 6:45
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.
Richard Baxter 1615-1691

Monday, September 21, 2015

They Would Seek Heaven – DL Moody

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.
DL Moody 1837-1899

Saturday, September 19, 2015

All Our Worry - Oswald Chambers

All our fret and worry is caused by calculating without God.
Taken from the book The Quotable Oswald Chambers Oswald Chambers 1874-1917

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Jesus can understand you

Fear not because your prayer is stammering, your words feeble, and your language poor. Jesus can understand you.
JC Ryle  1816-1900

Monday, September 14, 2015

The Case of Prevailing Sin - William Guthrie

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.
Taken from the book The Christians Great Interest
by William Guthrie 1658

Friday, September 11, 2015

That Excites us to Praise - Thomas Manton

Self-love may lead us to prayers, but love to God excites us to praises.
Thomas Manton - 1620-1677

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The Nearer We Get to Heaven - JC Ryle

I am persuaded the more light we have, the more we see our own sinfulness: the nearer we get to heaven, the more we are clothed with humility.
JC Ryle 1816-1900

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Let Us Give Ourselves to Be Intercessors - Andrew Murray

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                                       

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The More You Will Love Him - George Whitefield

Study to know Him more and more, for the more you know, the more you will love Him.
George Whitefield 1714-1770
Taken from the book The Evangelistic Zeal of George Whitefield
by Stephen J Lawson