Monday, June 6, 2016

Begin the Day With - Hudson Taylor

Do not have your concert first, and then tune your instrument afterwards. Begin the day with the Word of God in prayer, and get first of all into harmony with him.
Hudson Taylor 1832-1905

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Without Trials and Temptations

No man without trials and temptations, can attain a true understanding of the Holy Scriptures.
John Bunyan 1628-1688

Monday, May 30, 2016

It is Not My Ability - Corrie Ten Boom

It is not my ability, but my response to God's ability, that counts.
Corrie Ten Boom 1892-1983

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Study the Word of God Diligently - William Gurnall

If you mean your hope of salvation should rise to any strength and solidity, study the word of God diligently. The Christian is bred by the word, and he must be fed by it.
William Gurnall 1617-1679

Friday, April 15, 2016

Our Idle Silences - JR Miller

Thomas Carlyle, that gifted author, when he passed the spot where he had last seen his wife alive, would bare his old head in wind or rain, his features wrung with bitter, unavailing sorrow. "Oh", he would say, "if I could see her but for five minutes, to assure her that I really cared for her throughout all that time! But she never knew it—she never knew it!"
We must give account for our idle silences as well as for our idle words.
Taken from the book Secrets of a Happy Home Life by J.R. Miller 1894

Thursday, April 14, 2016

True Worship - Charles Spurgeon

All places are holy to holy people, and all engagements holy to holy men, if they do them with holy motives, lifting up their hearts to God. Whether a man swings the blacksmith's hammer or lays his hand to the plow, that which is done unto the Lord and not unto men is true worship.
Taken from the book Spurgeon on Praise Charles Spurgeon 1834-1892 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Little Sins Multiplied

Little sins multiplied, become great. There is nothing less than a grain of sand - there is nothing heavier than the sand of the sea multiplied.
Taken from the book Smooth Stones taken from Ancient Brooks: Selections from the Writings of Thomas Brooks - Thomas Brooks 1608-1680

Friday, April 1, 2016

I Should Pray as a Child Asks - Andrew Murray

I should pray as a child asks his father, as simply and trustfully as a child asks for food.
Taken from the book 199 Treasures of Wisdom on Talking with God: Compiled from the Writings of Andrew Murray -Andrew Murray 1828-1917

Friday, March 4, 2016

Ministers Knock - Thomas Watson

Ministers knock at the door of men's hearts, the Spirit comes with a key and opens the door.
Thomas Watson 1620-1686

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Our Own Efforts to Work up the Right Feelings - Andrew Murray

Our own thoughts of divine things, our own efforts to work up the right feelings, must be given up; our own power to worship must be seen for what it is: insufficient. Every approach to God must take place under a very distinct and quiet surrender to the Holy Spirit.

Taken from the book "The Indwelling Spirit" by Andrew Murray 1828-1917

Monday, February 29, 2016

Let Us Live Like - JC Ryle

Let us strive to live like men who believe in a resurrection and a life to come, and desire to be always ready for another world.

JC Ryle 1816-1900

Friday, February 19, 2016

The Disciples of a Patient Savior Charles Spurgeon

The disciples of a patient Savior should be patient themselves.
Taken from the book The Complete John Ploughman by Charles Spurgeon  1834-1892 

Friday, February 12, 2016

Worship Would not be Complete Without - Thomas Goodwin

In public worship all should join. The little strings go to make up a concert, as well as the great. Though you have but little grace, yet God's worship would not be complete without you.
Thomas Goodwin 1600-1680

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Ask Such Questions as These - Andrew Murray

Nothing searches and cleanses the heart like true prayer. It teaches one to ask such questions as these: Do I really desire what I pray for? Am I willing to cast out everything to make room for what God is prepared to give me? Is the prayer of my lips really the prayer of my life?
Taken from the book Experiencing the Holy Spirit by Andrew Murray 1828-1917

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

He Builds On - Charles Spurgeon

He that leans on man will find him a broken reed, but he who builds on Christ has a firm foundation.
Taken from the book The Complete John Ploughman by Charles Spurgeon  1834-1892 

Thursday, February 4, 2016

A Good Fire - Samuel Rutherford

Many coals make a good fire, and that is a part of the communion of saints.
Samuel Rutherford, 1600-1661

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

That Through Us He May – Andrew Murray

The Holy Spirit comes to us, that through us He may reach others.
Taken from the book The Indwelling Spirit by Andrew Murray 1828-1917

Friday, January 29, 2016

To Still Pursue Him – AW Tozer

"My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me." Psalms 63:8
To have found God and still pursue Him is the soul's paradox of love, scorned by the too easily satisfied religionist, but justified in happy experience by the children of the burning heart.
Taken from the book The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer

Thursday, January 28, 2016

They Have Forgotten - Martyn LLoyd Jones

People who think that once they are converted all will be happy, have forgotten Satan.
Martyn LLoyd Jones 1899-1981
Taken from the book 1001 Unforgettable Quotes about God, Faith and the Bible

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Foundation of love to Men – Jonathan Edwards

Love to God is the foundation of gracious love to men.
Taken from the book Charity and its Fruits by Jonathan Edwards 1668–1759

Monday, January 25, 2016

A Wasted Hour – John Bradford

A biographer wrote of John Bradford. "Bradford counted it a wasted hour if he had not been able to do good to some by pen, by word, or by prayer."
John Bradford 1510-155
Taken from the book Singing in the Fire: Christians in Adversity by Faith Cook

Friday, January 22, 2016

The Spiritual Mind Sees - Robert Leighton

The carnal man sees God in nothing, not even in spiritual things. The spiritual mind sees Him in everything, even in natural things.
Robert Leighton 1611-1684
Taken from the book 1001 Unforgettable Quotes about God, Faith and the Bible

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Never Attempt to Worship By – Andrew Murray

But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth. John 4:23-24
Teach us, we pray, never to attempt to worship you by our own will and way, but in spirit and in truth.
Taken from the book The Indwelling Spirit by Andrew Murray 1828-1917

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Spiritual Love - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Human love is directed to the other person for his own sake, spiritual love loves him for Christ's sake.
Taken from the book Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer 1939

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Next to Pride – Andrew Murray

Next to pride, a lack of love was the sin for which the Lord had often rebuked His disciples. These two sins have in truth the same root: the desire for pleasing self.  The new commandment that He gave them, the characteristic whereby all men should know that they were his disciples, was their love for one another.
Taken from the book Experiencing the Holy Spirit by Andrew Murray 1828-1917

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Do Not Deprive The World – Thomas Case

Do not deprive the world of the comfort of your experiences.
From an introductory letter from Thomas Manton to Thomas Case for his book A Treatise of Afflictions 1653
Taken from the book When Christians Suffer ( From A Treatise of Afflictions) by Thomas Case 1653

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

As Your Faith Is So Is Your - John Bunyan

As your faith is, such your hope will be. Hope is never ill when faith is well, nor strong if faith be weak.
John Bunyan
Taken from the book 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Puritans