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Fear of Trying
      Ye shall observe to do therefore as the Lord your God hath commanded you: ye shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left. DEUTERONOMY 5:32 NO duty, however hard and perilous, should be feared one-half so much as failure in the duty. People sometimes shrink from responsibility, saying they dare not accept it because it is so great. ...read

Fighting Our Battles
      Ye shall not fear them; for the Lord your God He shall fight for you. --DEUTERONOMY 3:22 And behold God Himself is with us for our captain. --2 CHRONICLES 13:12 OH, for trust that brings the triumph When defeat seems strangely near! Oh, for faith that changes fighting Into victory's ringing cheer; Faith triumphant, knowing not de ...read

Filling Our Souls With God
       There was no room for them in the inn. LUKE 2:7 GOD often would enrich, but finds not where to place His treasurer,--nor in hand nor heart a vacant space. RICHARD CHENEVIX TRENCH THE soul, in its highest sense, is a vast capacity for God. It is like a curious chamber added on to being, and somehow involving being, a chamber with elast ...read

Fixed Seasons
      Trust in Him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. PSALMS 62:8 FROM tedious toil, from anxious care, Dear Lord, I turn again to Thee; Thy presence and Thy smile to share Makes every burden light to me. RAY PALMER IT is a good thing to have fixed seasons for lifting up the heart to God, not mer ...read

Follow Quietly
      Therefore, brethren, we were comforted over you in all our affliction and distress by your faith. 1 THESSALONIANS 3:7 JUST as God leads I am content: I rest me calmly in His hands; That which He has decreed and sent-- That which His will for me commands-- I would that He should all fulfil; That I should do His gracious will In living or ...read

Following God in the Ordinary Things
      Walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto His kingdom and glory. 1 THESSALONIANS 2:12 AMID our most trivial duties, on days which are passing in the usual round of uneventful routine, He may speak to us as never before. A quiet word may be dropped by a friend,--a sentence read in a book,--a thought lodged, we know not how or why, in the ...read

Forgetfulness of Self
      I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day. 2 TIMOTHY 1:12 LET me Thy power, Thy beauty see; So shall the hopeless labor cease, And my free heart shall follow Thee Through paths of everlasting peace. My strength Thy gift--my life Thy care,-- I shall forget t ...read

Found Worthy
      We pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of His goodness, and the work of faith with power. 2 THESSALONIANS 1:11 THOU settest us each task divine, We bless that helping hand of Thine, That strength by Thee bestowed. Thou minglest in the glorious fight; Thine own the caus ...read

Freedom by Grace
      I will walk at liberty: for I seek Thy precepts. --PSALMS 119:45 To be made with Thee one spirit, Is the boon that I lingering ask, To have no bar 'twixt my soul and Thine; My thoughts to echo Thy will divine, Myself Thy servant for any task. --LUCY LARCOM THERE is more effort, more steadfastness, involved in a diligent attention ...read

Gain or Loss
      That ye may be counted worthy of the Kingdom of God. 2 THESSALONIANS 1:5 FEAR not, for He hath sworn; Faithful and true His name; The glorious hours are onward borne; 'Tis lit, th'immortal flame; It glows around thee; kneel, and strive, and win Daily one living ray--'twill brighter glow within. JOHN KEBLE COUNT that day lost (th ...read

Getting What You Look For
      With Thee is the fountain of life; in Thy light shall we see light. --PSALMS 36:9 How beautiful our lives may be; how bright In privilege; how fruitful of delight! And lo! all round us His bright servants stand; Events, His duteous ministers and wise, With frowning brows, perhaps, for their disguise, But with such wells of love in their ...read

Give Him All Things
      He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. --PSALMS 91:1 AS soon as I woke in the morning I threw myself into the arms of Divine Love as a child does into its father's arms. I rose to serve Him, and to perform my daily labor simply that I might please Him. If I had time for prayer, I ...read

Give Ourselves Up
      Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind. --1 PETER 4:1 TAKE thy whole portion with thy Master's mind-- Toil, hindrance, hardness, with His virtue take-- And think how short a time thy heart may find To labor or to suffer for His sake. --ANNA L. WARING YOUR portion is ...read

Give What You Have
      To do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased. HEBREWS 13:16 Freely ye have received, freely give. MATTHEW 10:8 SURELY Thou hast some work for me to do! Oh, open Thou mine eyes, To see how Thou wouldst choose to have it done, And where it lies ELIZABETH PRENTISS THEN saw I that each kind ...read

Go and Do What is Good
       We are laborers together with God. 1 CORINTHIANS 3:9 THEN bear a joy where joy is not, Go, speak a kindly word in love, Less bitter make some loveless lot, Now earth is linked to heaven above. FREDERICK G. LEE DO what you can--give what you have. Only stop not with feelings; carry your charity into deeds; do and give what costs yo ...read

God Has Good Plans For You
       I girded thee, though thou hast not known me. ISAIAH 14:5 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord; thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you an expected end. JEREMIAH 29:11 THOU knowest,--oh, the precious truth That bids my soul be strong! The care, the never-weary care That cannot lead me wrong! There ...read

God has Something for You Today
      I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called. EPHESIANS 4:1 KNOWING Thou needest this form, as I Thy divine inspiration, Knowing Thou shapest the clay with a vision and purpose divine, So would I answer each touch of Thy hand in its loving creation, That in my conscious ...read

God is Good
       Be ye therefore followers of God as dear children; and walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given Himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God. EPHESIANS 5:1,2 O JOY supreme! I know the Voice, Like none beside on earth or sea; Yea, more, 0 soul of mine, rejoice, By all that He requires of me, I know what God Himself ...read

God is Love!
      Mercy unto you, and peace, and love be multiplied. JUDE 2 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. 1 JOHN 4:8 HE rests in God and He in him, Who still abides in love; In love the saints and seraphim Obey and praise above; For God is love; the loveless heart Hath in His life and joy no part. C.F. GELLERT DI ...read

God is on Our Side
      Be strong and courageous, be not afraid nor dismayed; with us is the Lord our God, to help us, and to fight our battles. 2 CHRONICLES 32:7,8 WE fling aside the weight and sin, Resolved the victory to win; No shrinking from the desperate fight, No thought of yielding or of flight; With the brave heart and steady eye, We onward march ...read

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