Self: The Greatest Burden The troubles of my heart are enlarged: Oh, bring Thou me out of my distresses.
Low at His feet lay thy burden of carefulness,
High on His heart He will bear it for thee,
Comfort thy sorrows, and answer thy prayerfulness,
Guiding thy steps as may best for thee be.
--J. S. B. MONSELL
THE greatest burden we have to car ...read
Selfish Conversation Thou shalt speak all these words unto them; but they will not hearken to thee.
HIS eyes were bright with intelligence and trained powers of observation; and they were beautiful with kindliness, and with the well-bred habit of giving com.plete attention to other people and their affairs when he talked with them.
--JULIANA H ...read
Serenity in Christ Make me to go in the path of Thy commandments, for therein do I delight.
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
THEN may Thy glorious, perfect will
Be evermore fulfilled in me,
And make my life ...read
Serve His Will And, whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men.
IF you love Him as I want you to do, you will offer Him the whole use of your day, as you open your eyes to the light of each morning, to be spent in active service or silent suffering, according to His good pleasure. You will not select the most agreeabl ...read
Short Time for God It is good for me to draw near to God.
AND the sea of care grows still
In the shining of Thy smile;
And Thy love's all-quickening ray
Chases night and pain away,
That my heart grows light the while.
WOLFGANG CHRISTOPH DESSLER
IF we believe that God is always at hand, always ready to hear, surely we should take deli ...read
Singleness of Heart He that in these things serveth Christ is accept.able to God, and approved of men.
Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all Thy commandments.
TRUE fidelity consists in obeying God in all things, and in following the light that points out our duty, and the grace which guides us; taking a ...read
Small Things Give Anxiety The Lord of peace Himself give you peace at all times in all ways.
2 THESSALONIANS 3:16 (R. V.)
Thou shalt hide them in the secret of Thy presence.
LET my life be hid in Thee,
Life of life and Light of light!
Love's illimitable sea,,br> Depth of peace, of power the height!
Let my life be hid in Thee
From vexati ...read
Source of Peace Blessed is every one that feareth the Lord; that walketh in His ways . . . Happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.
WE think it a gallant thing, to be fluttering up to heaven with our wings of knowledge and speculation; whereas the highest mystery of a divine life here, and of perfect happiness hereafter, consists i ...read
Spirit's Leading If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
He that followeth me shall not walk in darkness.
NO, my dear Lord, in following Thee,
Not in the dark, uncertainly,
This foot obedient moves;
'Tis with a Brother and a King,
Who many to His yoke will bring;
Who ever lives and ever loves.
JOHN G ...read
Spring of Life Thou openest Thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.
THERE'S not a craving in the mind
Thou dost not meet and still;
There's not a wish the heart can have
Which Thou dost not fulfil.
FMERICK W. FABER
YOU will see the truth about the eternal life soon; I don't think it is possible to live up to the ...read
Stay Close to God According to your faith be it unto you.
Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?
FIND that while faith is steady nothing can disquiet me, and when faith totters nothing can establish me. If I ramble out among means and creatures, I am presently lost, and can come ...read
Staying By the Way That they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He might be glori-fied.
ISAIAH 61:3 For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
2 PETER 1:11
HAST thou a sense of the way to the Father? Then be careful that thy spirit daily bow ...read
Staying Near the Power Nevertheless, I am continually with Thee: Thou hast holden me by my right hand.
FAITH is a grasping of Almighty power;
The hand of man laid on the arm of God;
The grand and blessed hour
In which the things, impossible to me,
Become the possible, O Lord, through Thee.
--ANNA E. HAMILTON
NOTHING is necessary for you i ...read
Steady Prayer Continuing steadfastly in prayer. ROMANS 12:12 (R. V.)
PRAYER is a preparation for danger, it is the armor for battle. Go not into the dangerous world without it. You kneel down at night to pray and drowsiness weighs down your eyelids. A hard day's work is a kind of excuse, and you shorten your prayer, and resign yourself softly to repose. The ...read
Stones God is Shaping Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone; in whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: in whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
WHEN God afflicts thee, think He hews a rugged stone,
Which must be shaped, or else aside as useless t ...read
Strength For the Weary Heart
Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord.
Lord, all my desire is before Thee.
THINK not again the wells of Life to fill,
By any conscious act of your own will;
Retire within the silence of your soul,
And let God's Spirit enter, and control.
The sprin ...read
Strength For What Comes Most gladly, therefore, will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
2 CORINTHIANS 12:9
The Lord stood with me, and strengthened me.
2 TIMOTHY 4:17
TO His own the Saviour giveth
To each troubled soul that liveth,
Peace at length.
KARL RUDOLPH HAGENBACH
REMEMBER that your work ...read
Strength in Christ
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Let him take hold of my strength.
THOU canst o'ercome this heart of mine,
Thou wilt victorious prove;
For everlasting strength is Thine,
And everlasting love.
WE are conscious of our own weakness and of the strength of ...read
Strength to Walk Blessed are all they that wait for Him.
I WILL trust again His love, His power,
Though I cannot feel His hand to-day; To His help anew I will betake me,
Though His countenance seems turned away!
Though without one smile, one gracious token,
Through the flames and floods my path must go,
When the fires subside, the waves pass ...read
Strengthen or Remove According as His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue.
--2 PETER 1:3
WE often try in vain to cut up our errors by the roots, to fight evil hand to hand on its own ground, where it has us at a disadvantage, whereas our most sure wa ...read