Divine Nature in Me God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of His Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
1 CORINTHIANS 1:9
GIVE me a new, a perfect heart,
From doubt, and fear, and sorrow free;
The mind which was in Christ impart,
And let my spirit cleave to Thee.
SINCE I attained to a clear consciousness, by inward experience, ...read
Do All Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
1 CORINTHIANS 10:31
THY glory alone, 0 God, be the end of all that I say;
Let it shine in every deed, let it kindle the prayers that I pray;
Let it burn in my innermost soul, till the shadow of self pass away,
And the light of Thy glory, 0 God, be unvei ...read
Do All Things For Jesus' Sake
Whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him.
YEA, through life, death, through sorrow and through sinning,
He shall suffice me, for He hath sufficed:
Christ is the end, for Christ was the beginning;
Christ the beginning for the end is Christ.
Do Not Despair Why art thou cast down, 0 my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God; for I shall yet praise Him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.
PSALMS 43: 5
IN prayer we own Thee, Father, at our side,
Not always feel or taste Thee; and, 't is well,
So, hour by hour, courageous faith is tried,
So, gladlier will the morn ...read
Doing God's Work...or God's Will?
Then said I, Lo, I came... to do Thy will, 0 God.
Commit thy works unto the Lord.
OH, let Thy wisdom be my guide,
Nor take Thy light from me away;
Thy grace be over at my side,
That from Thy path I may not stray;
But, feeling that Thy hand is o'er me,
In steadfast faith my course fulfil, ...read
Doing His Will He saith unto them, Follow me . . . and they straightway left their nets, and followed Him.
JESUS calls us; o'er the tumult
Of our life's wild, restless sea,
Day by day His sweet voice soundeth,
Saying, "Christian, follow me."
As of old St. Andrew heard it
By the Galilean lake,
Turned from home, and toil, and kindred, ...read
Doing the Small Things as They Come in Life
With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men.
YET take the tiny stones which I have wrought,
Just one by one, as they were given by Thee,
Not knowing what came next in Thy wise thought.
Set each stone by Thy Master-hand of grace;
Form the mosaic as Thou wilt for me,
And in Thy temple pavement give it place ...read
Doing What Christ Demands They loved not their lives unto the death.
Our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him.
1 THESSALONIANS 5:9,10
Be ours the faith that sees Thee stand
Beside the throne of God on high,
To succor with Thy strong right hand
Thy soldiers when to Thee they cry. ...read
Draws All Men And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto Me.
We know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is.
1 JOHN 3:2
FOR if Christ be born within, Which the soul had lost through sin,
God's own image fair and clear,
And the soul serene and bright
Mirror back His heavenly ...read
Duty to All Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.
Abide ye here, and watch with me.
MATTHEW 26: 38 (R. V.)
IF to-day thou turn'st aside
In thy luxury and pride,
Wrapped within thyself, and blind
To the sorrows of thy kind,
Thou a faithless watch dost keep,
Thou art one of those who sleep ...read
Dying to Self The cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink?
Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.
WE are often greatly hindered in the fulfilment of our duties by an unconscious clinging to self, which holds us back from Go ...read
Earth and Heaven If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
2 CORINTHIANS 5:17
HIS perfect peace has swept from sight
The narrow bounds of time and space,
And, looking up with still delight,
We catch the glory of His face.
IN every moment of our days, when once our hea ...read
Effort in Prayer Continue in prayer, and watch in the same.
BUT if distractions manifold prevail,
And if in this we must confess we fail,
Grant us to keep at least a prompt desire,
Continual readiness for prayer and praise,
An altar heaped and waiting to take fire
With the least spark, and leap into a blaze.
RICHARD CHENEVIX TRENCH ...read
Established in His Will Fear thou not; for I am with thee; be not dismayed; for I am thy God; I will strengthen thee, yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
DO like a child and lean and rest
Upon thy Father's arm;
Pour out thy troubles on His breast,
And thou shalt know no harm; Then shalt thou by ...read
Everyone's Responsibility Your life is hid with Christ in God.
Put on therefore a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, longsuffering; forbearing one another, and forgiving each other; even as the Lord forgave you so also do ye.
--COLOSSIANS 3:12-13 (R. V.)
IT is not the deed we do,
Though the deed be never so fair,
But the love that the ...read
Exercising Simple Faith In quietness and in confidence shall be your strength.
BE Still, MY soul--for just as thou art still,
Can God reveal Himself to thee; until
Through thee His love, and light, and life can freely flow.
In stillness God can work through thee and reach
The souls around thee. He then through thee can teach
His lessons--and Hi ...read
Expecting Great Things Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abun.dantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
ALL the simplest, most living, and most genuine Christians of our own time are such as rest their so ...read
Experience His Rest The Lord bless thee, and keep thee; the Lord make His face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee; the Lord lift up His countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.
The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.
THOU wilt in time experience that thou dost belong not only to t ...read
Faithful in Ordinary Things Thus shall ye do in the fear of the Lord, faithfully,and with a perfect heart.
2 CHRONICLES 19:9
IN little things of common life,
There lies the Christian's noblest strife,
When he does conscience make
Of every thought and throb within;
And words and looks of self and sin
Crushes for Jesus' sake.
J. B. S. MONSELL
WHERESOEVER w ...read
Fear Not! Fear not; I am the first and the last, and the Living One; and I was dead, and behold, I am alive for evermore, and I have the keys of death and of Hades.
REVELATION 1:18 (R. V.)
LET all things seen and unseen,
Their notes of gladness blend,
For Christ the Lord is risen,
Our Joy that hath no end.
ST. JOHN OF DAMASCUS A.D. 760