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Complete Devotion
      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

Completely Guided
      Cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto Thee. PSALMS 143:8 I will guide thee with mine eye. PSALMS 32:8 TEACH me to do the thing that pleaseth Thee; Thou art my God, in Thee I live and move; Oh, let Thy loving Spirit lead me forth Into the land of righteousness and love. J. B. S. MONSELL THE ...read

Conformed for a Purpose
      A vessel unto honor, sanctified, and meet for the Master's use, and prepared unto every good work. 2 TIMOTHY 2:21 I AM an instrument for His use; perhaps to bear burdens, as of pain, sorrow, or shame; perhaps to convey messages, writing, speaking, conversing; perhaps simply to reflect light, showing His mind in the commonest of all daily roun ...read

Conforming to God
      Behold, the Lord's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither His ear heavy, that it cannot bear: but your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid His face from You. --ISAIAH 59:1,2 ONE thing alone, dear Lord! I dread;-- To have a secret spot That separates my soul from Thee, And yet to know i ...read

Conforming to His Will
      The Lord do that which seemeth Him good. 2 SAMUEL 10:12 THE best will is our Father's will, And we may rest there calm and still; Oh! make it hour by hour thine own, And wish for nought but that alone Which pleases God. PAUL GERHARDT "THY will be done." For instance, when you wish, and by every means endeavor, to be well, and y ...read

Conquering by Faith
       When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him. ISAIAH 59:19 STILL more and more do Thou my soul redeem, From every bondage set me wholly free; Though Evil oft the mightest power may seem, Still make me more than conqueror, Lord, in Thee. C. J. P. SPITTA WAIT on the Lord in h ...read

Consecrated by Christ
      For their sakes I consecrate Myself, JOHN 17:19 (R. V. MARGIN) THE thought may help us in regard to all the temptations of our life, even the most hidden and solitary. It may help us to do battle with our despondency and sadness, with our restlessness and resentment, with the perverting and corrupting misery of ambition. We must be watchful a ...read

Consider Others
      And as thy servant was busy here and there, he was gone. 1 KINGS 20:40 Blessed is he that considereth the weak; Jehovah will deliver him in the day of evil. PSALMS 41:1 (R. V. MARGIN) Encourage the faint-hearted, support the weak, be long-suffering toward all. 1 THESSALONIANS 5:14 (R.V.) IT is decreed in the providence of God that ...read

Consider That He is God
      Bless the Lord, 0 my soul: and all that is within me, bless His holy name: Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies. PSALMS 103:1,4 I DESIRE that thou shouldst consider with firm faith that I, thy most glorious God, who have created thee for eternal blessedness, am eternal, sovereign, o ...read

Constancy
      Be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. EPHESIANS 4:23,24 BE constant, O happy soul, be constant, and of good courage; for, however intolerable thou art to thyself, yet thou wilt be protected, enriched, and beloved by that greatest Good, as if He had nothing ...read

Continue the Struggle by God's Grace
       Perplexed, but not in despair; cast down, but not destroyed. 2 CORINTHIANS 4:8,9 Faint, yet pursuing. JUDGES 8:4 I, even I, am He that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins. ISAIAH 43:25 I don't think it is possible to overrate the hardness of the first close struggle with any natural ...read

Count Your Blessings
      Thou shalt remember all the way which the Lord thy God led thee. --DEUTERONOMY 8:2 NOT mindless of the growing years Of care and loss and pain, My eyes are wet with thankful tears For blessings that remain. --J. G. WHITTIER THE years of available and happy life which have been already enjoyed ought to be the cause of thankfulness, ...read

Crying Unto God
      0 Lord my God, I cried unto Thee, and Thou hast healed me. PSALMS 30:2 IT is sometimes a small matter that hindereth and hideth grace from us; at least if anything can be called small, and not rather a weighty matter, which obstructeth so great a good. And, if thou remove this, be it great or small, and perfectly overcome it, thou wilt ha ...read

Daily Check
      Though I walk in the midst of trouble, Thou wilt revive me. PSALMS 138:7 IT is very helpful to make a habit of offering, morning by morning, the troubles of the day just beginning to our dear Lord, accepting His will in all things, expecially in all little personal trials and vexations. Some persons have found great benefit from making, when ...read

Dealing With Those Dark Thoughts
       Though I walk in the midst of trouble, Thou wilt revive me; Thou shalt stretch forth Thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and Thy right hand shall save me. PSALMS 138:7 HOLY Spirit, Joy divine, Cheer this saddened heart of mine; Bid my troubled thoughts be still; With Thy peace my spirit fill. ANDREW REED THEREFOR ...read

Death is Christ's Minister
       The Master is come, and calleth for thee. JOHN 11:28 STIR in us the might of faith, Light in us the fire of love! Then will smile Thine angel Death, Opener of the gate above; Sweet Thy summons then will come; Gladsome then shall we go home. THOMAS H. GILL BEYOND all secondary causes, deeper than disease or accident, lies the lovi ...read

Decide to Rest
      This day is salvation come to this house. LUKE 19:9 From this day will I bless you. HAGGAI 2:19 EVERY day is a fresh beginning; Listen, my soul, to the glad refrain, And spite of old sorrow and older sinning, And puzzles forecasted and possible pain, Take heart with the day, and begin again. SUSAN COOLIDGE EVERY temptation to e ...read

Deep Joy
      Sing unto the Lord, 0 ye saints of His, and give thanks at the remembrance of His holiness. --PSALMS 30:4 GLAD with Thy light, and glowing with Thy love, So let me ever speak and think and move As fits a soul new-touched with life from heaven; That seeks but so to order all her course As most to show the glory of that Source By whom alo ...read

Delight Fully
      All things are yours; whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours; and ye are Christ's; and Christ is God's. 1 CORINTHIANS 3:21-23 FOR those who worship Thee there is no death, For all they do is but with Thee to dwell; Now while I take from Thee this passing ...read

Discipline of Our Time
      I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air; but I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection. 1 CORINTHIANS 9:26,27 THE slack, indolent temperament, disposed to self indulgence and delay, will find a very practical and helpful discipline in strict punctuality, a fixed habit of rising to the minut ...read

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