Obey the Call Choose life, . . . that thou mayest love the Lord thy God, and that thou mayest obey His voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto Him; for He is thy life, and the length of thy days.
GOD gently calls us every day:
Why should we then our bliss delay?
He calls to heaven and endless light;
Why should we love the drear ...read
Obeying the Truth Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit.
1 PETER 1:22
THY wonderful grand will, my God!
Triumphantly I make it mine;
And faith shall breathe her glad "Amen"
To every dear command of Thine.
JEAN SOPHIA PIGOTT
YOU little think how much the life of all your graces depends upon your ready and cordia ...read
Occupations of Every Day The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delighteth in his way.
SO her life was full of sunshine, for in toiling for the Lord
She had found the hidden sweetness that in common things lies stored;
He has strewn the earth with flowers, and each eye their brightness sees;
But He filled their cups with honey for His ...read
Oh, To Be With Christ They took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.
O HEARTS of love! O souls that turn
Like sunflowers to the pure and best!
To you the truth is manifest;
For they the mind of Christ discern
Who lean like John upon His breast.
JOHN G. WHITTIER
WILT thou with St. John rest on the loving heart of our Lord Jesus Chris ...read
On Through the Darkness They are of those that rebel against the light; they know not the ways thereof, nor abide in the paths thereof.
Thy people shall be willing in the day of Thy power.
SEE, in Thy hands I lay them all--
My will that fails, my feet that fall;
My heart that wearies everywhere,
Yet finds Thy yoke too hard to bear. ...read
Open Your Treasures and Give
And when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto Him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.
GIVE yourselves anew to God and to God's service, and He will give you the desire and the power to open your treasures; to give to Him, it may be wealth, it may be time, it may be personal service, it may be life itself. ...read
Our Citizenship They that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.
HEBREWS 11:14 For our citizenship is in heaven.
PHILIPPIANS 3:20 (R. V.)
GREEN are the fields of the earth, holy and sweet her joys;
Take, and taste, and be glad--as fruit and blossom and bird,
But still as an exile, Soul; then, hey, with a singing voice,
For the stars ...read
Our Failure The Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you.
1 THESSALONIANS 3:12
IF we love God, we know what loving is,
For love is God's, He sent it to the earth,
Half-human, half-divine, all glorious!--
Half-human, half-divine, but wholly His;
Not loving God, we know not love's ...read
Our Role and God's Role He is the Rock, His work is perfect; for all His ways are judgment; a God of truth, and without iniquity, just and right is He.
We are His people, and the sheep of His pasture.
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for T ...read
Our Strong Salvation The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
GOD is my strong salvation,
What foe have I to fear?
In darkness and temptation,
My light, my help, is near.
Though hosts encamp around me,
Firm to the fight I stand,
What terror can confound me
With G ...read
Overcome by Melancholy Thou hast been my defense and refuge in the day of my trouble.
COMMIT thy way to God,
The weight which makes thee faint;
Worlds are to Him no load,
To Him breathe thy complaint.
Up! up! the day is breaking,
Say to thy cares, good-night!
Thy troubles from thee shaking,
Like dreams in day's fresh light.
Parting Blessing And it came to pass, while He blessed them, He was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.
LIFT up our thoughts, lift up our songs,
And let Thy grace be given,
That while we linger here below,
Our hearts may be in heaven.
C. F. ALEXANDER
THE parting blessing of our Lord was changed in the moment of its utterance into ...read
Past Faults There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
IT may be that recollections of the past hinder you, but you must reject them; anxious thoughts may arise, put them away; your faults seem to raise up a barrier, but no past faults can separate a loving h ...read
Peace from Wearying Labor Acquaint now thyself with Him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee.
DON'T be unwise enough to think that we are serving God best by constant activity at the cost of headaches and broken rest. I am getting to be of the opinion that we may be doing too much. We want at least this is my own want--a higher quality of wor ...read
Peace in God's Daily Presence
The secret of the Lord is with them that fear Him; and He will show them His covenant.
THEN shall my days be Thine,
And all my heart be love;
And joy and peace be mine,
Such as are known above.
Come, Holy Spirit, quickly come,
And make my heart Thy lasting home.
IT is a sign that the soul is living in God, ...read
Peace in Suffering Fear not, neither be discouraged.
HAPPY are they that learn, in Thee,
Though patient suffering teach,
The secret of enduring strength,
And praise too deep for speech,--
Peace that no pressure from without,
No strife within, can reach
ANNA L. WARING
ONE of the greatest trials and miseries of this life seems to me to ...read
Peace in the Bustle of Life God is able to make all grace abound toward you: that ye always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.
2 CORINTHIANS 9:8
O LOVE, Thy sovereign aid impart
To save me from low-thoughted care;
Chase this self-will through all my heart,
Through all its latent mazes there;
Make me Thy duteous child, that I
Peace of Heart Do Thou unto us whatsoever seemeth good unto Thee.
DEAR Lord, whose mercy veileth all
That may our coming days befall,
Still hide from us the things to be,
But rest our troubled hearts in Thee.
HARRIET MCEWEN KIMBALL
PEACE of heart lies in perfect resignation to the will of God. What you need is true simplicity, a certa ...read
Peace With Ourselves Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
DO, I entreat you, drive away all these anxious thoughts which hinder your soul, and try to serve God cheerfully. Be resolute in overcoming self, and in hearing with your mental troubles whatever they ...read
Peaceful Time Rejoice the soul of Thy servant; for unto Thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
AH, dearest Lord! to feel that Thou art near,
Brings deepest peace, and hushes every fear;
To see Thy smile, to hear Thy gracious voice,
Makes soul and body inwardly rejoice
With praise and thanks!
PRAYER is a habit; ...read