Peer Pressure Ye shall walk after the Lord your God, and fear Him and keep His commandments, and obey His voice, and ye shall serve Him, and cleave unto Him.
GOD visits a soul when He brings before it a new vision of truth or duty, a new range of opportunities, a new endowment of force as well as insight, at some time to which all that ...read
Please the Lord Now For to-day the Lord will appear unto you.M
Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.
2 CORINTHIANS 6:2
DO not let your growth in holiness depend upon surrounding circumstances, but rather constrain those circumstances to minister to your growth. Beware of looking onward, or out of the present i ...read
Possibilities in Love My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen Thou me according unto Thy word.
That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love.
WHEN I am with Thee as Thou art with me,
Life will be self-forgetting power;
Love, ever conscious, buoyant, clear, and free
Will flame in darkest hour.
Power Without Will Being confident of this very thing that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.
PHILIPPIANS 1:6 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world.
1 JOHN 4:4
WHY is it that we, in the very kingdom of grace, surrounded b ...read
Praise and Thanksgiving to God
Now therefore, our God, we thank Thee, and praise Thy glorious name.
1 CHRONICLES 29:13
Rejoice in the Lord, ye righteous; and give thanks at the remembrance of His holiness.
AND now the wants are told, that brought
Thy children to Thy knee;
Here, lingering still, we ask for nought,
But simply worship Thee.
The h ...read
Praise in All Things Bless the Lord, all His works in all places of His dominion--bless the Lord, O my soul.
O MOST high, almighty, good Lord God, to Thee belong praise, glory, honor, and all blessing.
Praised be my Lord God with all His creatures, and specially our brother the sun, who brings us the day; fair is he and shines with a very gre ...read
Pray Without Ceasing Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
1 THESSALONIANS 5:17,18
AS Thou, Lord, an immortal soul
Hast breathed into me,
So let my soul be breathing forth
Immortal thanks to Thee.
LET us not be content to pray morning and evening, but let us live in prayer ...read
Praying in Spite of Yourself Ye said also, Behold, what a weariness is it.
My soul cleaveth unto the dust; quicken Thou me according to Thy word.
Awake, thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
THERE are some who give up their prayers because they have so little feeling in ...read
Preeminent Love This commandment have we from Him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.
--1 JOHN 4:21
HE who loves God all else above,
His own shall also clasp
In circles ampler far of love
Than weaker arms can grasp;
And farther down through space and time
His sympathies descend and climb.
--SIR AUBREY DE VERE
THE true proficiency of t ...read
Prepared for Great Sacrifice By love serve one another. For all the law is ful-filled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
A MAN who habitually pleases himself will be-come continually more selfish and sordid, even among the most noble and beautiful conditions which nature, history, or art can furnish; and, on the other han ...read
Pressing On Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended; but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark.
TILL, as each moment wafts us higher,
By every gush of pure desire,
And high-breathed hopes of joys above,
By every sacr ...read
Pressing Soul In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.
1 JOHN 4:9
THY love to me, O God,
Not mine, O Lord, to Thee,
Can rid me of this dark unrest,
And set my spirit free.
THE spirit of prayer is a pressing forth of the soul out of th ...read
Promise of Peace Our heart shall rejoice in Him, because we have trusted in His holy name.
TAKE anxious care for nought,
To God your wants make known;
And soar on wings of heavenly thought
Toward His eternal throne;
So, though our path is steep,
And many a tempest lowers,
Shall His own peace our spirits keep,
And Christ's dear love be ...read
Purified in God's Love I will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried.
AS the purifying process is carried on, "the refiner watches the operation, with the greatest earnestness, until the metal has the appearance of a highly polished mirror, reflecting every object around it: even the refiner, as he looks upon the mass of ...read
Questions for the Soldier of Christ Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and, having done all, to stand. EPHESIANS 6:13 That he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.
2 TIMOTHY 2:4
SOLDIERS of Christ, arise,
And put your armor on,
Strong in the strength which God supplies
Through His eternal Son.
Questions to Put to Your Heart Search me, 0 God, and know my heart; try me, and know my thoughts; and see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
"AM I really what I ought to be? Am I what, in the bottom of my heart, I honestly wish to be? Am I living a life at all like what I myself approve? My secret nature, the true comple ...read
Quieting the Mind and Heart It is good that a man quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord.
IN to Thy silent place of prayer The anxious, wandering mind recall
Dwell 'mid Thy own creation there,
Restoring, claiming, hallowing all.
Then the calm spirit, won from sin,
Thy perfect sacrifice shall be,
And all the ransomed powers therein
Shall go ...read
Ready to do His Will Lord, Thou wilt ordain peace for us: for Thou hast also wrought all our works for us.
ISAIAH 26:12 (R. V.)
WITH that deep hush subduing all
Our words and works that drown
The tender whisper of Thy call,
As noiseless let Thy blessing fall
As fell the manna down.
JOHN G. WHITTIER
PRAY to be calm and quiet and hushed, and that He will v ...read
Receiving From God's Hand
In Thine hand is power and might; and in Thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.
WHEN I have nothing in my hand
Wherewith to serve my King,
When Thy commandment finds me weak
And wanting everything,
My soul, upon Thy greatness cast,
Shall rise divinely free;
Then will I serve with ...read
Receiving Suffering Take heed, and be quiet; fear not, neither be faint.hearted.
THOUGH everything without fall into confusion, and though thy body be in pain and suffering, and thy soul in desolation and distress, yet let thy spirit be unmoved by it all, placid and serene, delighted in and with its God inwardly, and with His good pleas.ure outw ...read