God Knows What He is Doing To Us
Ye shall know that I have not done without cause all that I have done, saith the Lord God.
JOY is the lesson set for some,
For others pain best teacher is;
We know not which for us shall come,
But both are Heaven's high ministries.
THE outward features of our life may not be all that we should choo ...read
God So Loved God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
LET your love be wide as His,
With the whole world around His knees;
Gather into your warm heart
All His creatures,--not a part;
So your love shall be like His.
KATHARINE TYNAN HINKSON
God Will Be Acknowledged Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord.
LET us begin from this moment to acknowledge Him in all our ways, and do everything, whatsoever we do, as service to Him and for His glory, depending upon Him alone for wisdom, and strength, and sweetness, and patience, and everything else that is necessary for the ri ...read
God Will Take Care Of You Great peace have they which love Thy law; and they have none occasion of stumbling.
--PSALMS 119:165 (R. V.)
IN Thy might all things I bear,
In Thy love find bitter sweet,
And with all my grief and care,
Sit in patience at Thy feet.
--A. H. FRANCKE
WHAT you need to do, is to put your will over completely into the hands of your Lo ...read
God's Commands are Not a Burden For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not grievous.
1 JOHN 5:3
His commandments grievous are not,
Longer than men think them so;
Though He send me forth, I care not,
Whilst He gives me strength to go.
FOR nothing is grievous or burdensome to him who loves. They are no ...read
God's Own Work Done By Us In the shadow of His hand hath He hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in His quiver hath He hid me; and said unto me, Thou art my servant, 0 Israel, in whom I will be glorified.
THE glory is not in the task, but in The doing it for Him.
IT is wholly impossible to live according to Divine order, and to make a ...read
God's Peace for Our Anxieties
In nothing be anxious; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus.
PHILIPPIANS 4:6,7 (RV)
JUST think of having His wonderful peace guarding one's heart and one's tho ...read
God's Purpose Revealed That the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.
2 CORINTHIANS 4:11
THE fretting friction of our daily life,
Heart-weariness with loving patience borne,
The meek endurance of the inward strife,
The painful crown of thorn,
Prepare the heart for God's own dwelling-place,
Adorn with sacred loveliness His shrine,
Good Cheer And now I exhort you to be of good cheer.
I will be glad and rejoice in Thee; I will sing praise to Thy name, 0 Thou most High.
IF you have a murmuring spirit, you cannot have true cheerfulness; it will generally show in your countenance and your voice. Some little fretfulness or restlessness of tone will betray it ...read
Good is His Will Let all those that seek Thee rejoice and be glad in Thee.
LORD! along this earthly way
Thou Thy pilgrim greetest;
To Thy thankful child each day
Thou Thy love repeatest;
Thou dost bid me weep no more,
Thou dost teach this song to soar,
Thou dost all the sweetness pour
When my life is sweetest.
THOMAS H. GILL
I AM t ...read
Growing Without Willing Behold the fowls of the air ... consider the lilies of the field.
WAS in the act of kneeling down before the Lord my God, when a little bird came and perched near my window, and thus preached to me: "O thou grave man, look on me, and learn something, if not the deepest lesson, then a true one. Thy God made me, and the like of ...read
Growth in Holiness Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ.
--2 CORINTHIANS 2:14
FIGHT the good fight
With all thy might;
Christ is thy Strength, and Christ thy Right;
Lay hold on life,
And it shall be
Thy joy and crown eternally.
--J. B. S. MONSELL
LET the first act on waking be to place yourself, your heart, mind, ...read
Happiness of God Art Thou not from everlasting, O Lord my God, mine Holy One? we shall not die.
My meditation of Him shall be sweet; I will be glad in the Lord.
THE more our ideas about God are multiplied, the more various our thoughts, and images, and recollections of things which have to do with Him, of course the more our mi ...read
He Awaits An Invitation Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me.
0 LOVE Divine!--whose constant beam
Shines on the eyes that will not see,
And waits to bless us, while we dream
Thou leavest us because we turn from Thee.
J. G. WHITTIER
He Knows More He knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with Him.
TAKE it on trust a little while;
Soon shalt thou read the mystery right
In the full sunshine of His smile.
GOD is too wise not to know all about us, and what is really best for us to be, and to have. And He is too good, not to desire our highe ...read
He Longs for Our Love Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.
MY song is love unknown;
My Saviour's love to me;
Love to the loveless shown,
That they might lovely be.
HE so governs and shapes all the circumstances of life, that if we use them aright we may draw ne ...read
He Loves the Effort But God, who is rich in mercy, for His great love wherewith He loved us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ.
LORD, to Thy call of me I bow,
Obey like Abraham;
Thou lov'st me becaase Thou art Thou,
And I am what I am.
Doubt whispers, "thou art such a blot
He cannot love poor thee. ...read
He Will Give Light The Lord will lighten my darkness.
2 SAMUEL 22:29
Upon whom doth not His light arise?
HOPE, then, though woes be doubled,
Hope, and be undismayed;
Let not thy heart be troubled,
Nor let it be afraid.
This prison where thou art,
Thy God will break it soon,
And flood with light thy heart
In His own blessed noon.
PAUL GERHA ...read
He Will Hear We know not what we should pray for as we ought.
ROMANS 8:26 O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, hearken and do.
GRANT us not the ill
We blindly ask; in very love refuse
Whate'er Thou know'st our weakness would abuse.
WE know not precisely what is best for us. We know not what will make us truly happy ...read
He Will Help You! Let not your hearts faint; fear not, and do not tremble.
THOU wilt be near me, Father, when I fail,
For Thou hast called me now to be Thy son,
And when the foe within me may assail,
Help me to say in Christ, "Thy will be done;"
This ever calms, this ever gives me rest;
There is no fight in which I may not stand,