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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. --DEUTERONOMY 13:4 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 LEVITICUS 9:4 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. --PSALMS 119:28 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love. --COLOSSIANS 2:2 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. - ...read

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. PSALMS 97:12 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. --PSALMS 102:22 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. JOHN MASON 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. --MALACHI 1:13 My soul cleaveth unto the dust; quicken Thou me according to Thy word. --PSALMS 119:25 Awake, thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. --EPHESIANS 5:14 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. GALATIANS 5:13,14 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. --PHILIPPIANS 3:13,14 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. HORATIUS BONAR 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. --PSALMS 33:21 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. ZECHARIAH 13:9 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. ...read

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. PSALMS 139:23,24 "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. LAMENTATIONS 3:26 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. CHRONICLES 29:12 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. --ISAIAH 7:4 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

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