Monday, February 20, 2017

Faith Quotes

Faith takes God without any ifs.
[D.L. Moody]




Faith is the silver thread upon which the pearls of the graces are to be hung. Break that, and you have broken the string — the pearls lie scattered on the ground.
[Charles  H. Spurgeon]






Cleverness is cheap. It is faith that He praises.
[George Macdonald]






A string of opinions no more constitutes faith, than a string of beads constitutes holiness.
[John Wesley]






Talk what we will of faith, if we do not trust and rely upon Him, we do not believe in Him.
[Anthony Farringdon]






The only way to learn strong faith is to endure great trials.
[George Muller]






I do not want merely to possess a faith, I want a faith that possesses me.
[Charles Kingsley]




When I cannot enjoy the faith of assurance, I live by the faith of adherence.
[Matthew Henry]




I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.  [C. S. Lewis]




Temptation exercises our faith and teaches us to pray.
[A. B. Simpson]




We need a quickening of faith; faith in the power of the God of Pentecost to convict and convert three thousand in a day. Faith, not in a process of culture by which we hope to train children into a state of salvation, but faith in the mighty God who can quicken a dead soul into life in a moment; faith in moral and spiritual revolution rather than evolution.
[A. C. Dixon]




The Bible recognizes no faith that does not lead to obedience, nor does it recognize any obedience that does not spring from faith. The two are at opposite sides of the same coin.
[A. W. Tozer]


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Sunday, February 19, 2017

The Crosses We Make

A cross is composed of two pieces of wood. The shorter piece represents your will and the longer piece represents God's will. Lay the two pieces side by side and there is no cross; but lay the shorter piece across the longer one and you have a cross.


Just so, whenever our will falls across God's will there is a cross in our life. We make a cross for ourselves every time we do not accept Christ's way, every time we murmur at anything He sends, every time we will not do what He commands.


But when we quietly accept what He gives, when we yield in sweet acquiescence to His will, though it shatters our fairest hopes, when we let our will lie alongside His there are no crosses in our life, and we have found the peace of Christ.




[J. R. Miller]


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Luke 22:42 ... Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.


Matthew 26:42 ... He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.


Psalm 40:8 ... I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.❤

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Asher





And Leah said, Happy am I, for the daughters will call me blessed: and she called his name Asher.  Genesis 30:13


Asher [Hebrew] ~ Happy, Blessed.



Friday, February 17, 2017

He Redeemed Me!

The tears of a slave girl just going to be put up for sale, drew the notice of a gentleman as he passed through the auction mart of a southern slave state. The other slaves of the same group, standing in a line, for sale like herself, did not seem to care about it while each knock of the hammer made her shiver.


The gentleman stopped to ask why she wept, and was told that the others were used to such things, and might even be glad for a change from a hard, harsh master but that she had been brought up with much kindness by a good owner, and she was terrified to think who might buy her.


"What is her price?" the stranger asked. He stood a moment in deep thought when he heard the greatness of the ransom, but paid it nevertheless.


But no joy came to the poor slave girl's face when he told her that she was free. She had been born a slave, and knew not what freedom meant. Her tears fell fast on the signed parchment which her deliverer brought to prove it to her. She only looked at him with fear. At last he prepared to go on his way, and as he told her what she must do when he was gone, it began to dawn on her what freedom was.


With sudden joy, she cried out, "I will follow him! I will serve him all my days!" And to every reason urged against it, she only cried, "He redeemed me! He redeemed me! He redeemed me!"


When strangers afterwards visited that master's house, and noticed, as all did, the loving, constant service of the glad-hearted girl, and asked why she was so eager with unbidden service night and day she had but one answer, and she loved to give it: "He redeemed me! He redeemed me!"


So may it be with us. When any note the joy in our looks, the love in our voice, the freedom of our service, we have but one answer, "He redeemed me!"

[The Preachers Book]


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Psalm 71:23 ... My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee; and my soul, which thou hast redeemed.


Galatians 3:13 ... Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

Revelation 5:9 ... And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;❤

Thursday, February 16, 2017

How The Days Are Passing

A Jewish man was asked how it was that his countrymen were so successful in acquiring wealth. “Ah,” said he, “we do not make more money than other people, but we keep more.” Beloved, let us be on guard this day against spiritual pickpockets and spiritual leakage. Let us lose not those things which we have wrought. Let us be sure we receive a full reward. As each day comes and goes, let us deposit in the savings bank of eternity its treasures of grace and victory, being conscious that something real and everlasting is being added daily to our eternal fortune.

It may be but a little, but if we can save all that God gives us and pass it on to His keeping, when the end of all things comes, we shall be amazed to see how much the accumulated treasures of a well-spent life have laid up on high. We shall see how much more God has added to them by His glorious investment of the life committed to His keeping.

How the days are passing! How precious these golden hours will seem sometime! God help us to make the most of them now.


[A. B. Simpson]



2 John 8 ... Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.


Matthew 6:34 ... Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.


Jude 21 ... Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.❤

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Quality Service

The great weight of exhortation these days is in the direction of zeal and activity. “Let’s get going” is the favorite watchword for gospel workers, with the result that everyone feels ashamed to sit down and think. But it will pay to do it, nevertheless. It would be a shock to most of us to learn just what God thinks of our breathless activity, and a greater shock to many to find out the true quality of our service as God sees it.  For not all religious activity is accepted of God, not even when it appears to produce results and get things done. The Lord seeth not as man seeth.

Christian service, to be accepted of God, must be fresh and sincere. Whatever is done out of habit is not approved; anything done in a perfunctory manner is below the level of quality expected of us. The careless song, the sermon preached for no higher reason than because it is Sunday again, the tithe tossed into the plate, the testimony given because it seems the thing to do–not one of these will stand up under the searching eyes of God. In Christian service motive is everything, for it is motive that gives to every moral act its final quality.


[A.W. Tozer]


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Colossians 3:17 ... And 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.


Hebrews 6:10 ...  For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.


1 John 3:18 ... My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.❤

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Perfect Knowledge

Oh, brethren, earthly kings and princes do not know all their subjects; nay, they know very few. Alas! they do not know a quarter of them! They are not acquainted with all the troubles, and needs, and miseries that their poor subjects lie under.


The Lord Jesus infinitely excels all other kings in that He has a perfect knowledge of all His subjects! He knows them all by name. He knows all their thoughts, all their needs, all their ways, all their conditions.


So say I to you, brethren, Your King knows all your necessities, all your sufferings, all your troubles,  all your fears!


Oh, poor souls, Christ knows everything about you! This is our great happiness, that we have a King who knows us so well. Oh, here is the excellency of our King!


[William Dyer]


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Psalm 23:1 ... The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.



Philippians 4:19 ... But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.




1 Peter 5:6-7 ... Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.❤

Monday, February 13, 2017

A Comfortable Nest

God has never meant this world to be a comfortable nest for us. If we try to make it such for ourselves,  He will plant thorns in it so that we may be compelled to mount and find our soul's true home somewhere else, in a higher and nobler sphere than this poor world can give!




[Charles H. Spurgeon]











Job 29:18 ... Then I said, I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply my days as the sand.




Micah 2:10 ... Arise ye, and depart; for this is not your rest: because it is polluted, it shall destroy you, even with a sore destruction.


Colossians 3:2 ... Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Spurgeon Quotes

If Christ has died for me then I cannot trifle with the sin which killed my best Friend!



An ounce of heart knowledge is worth more than a ton of head learning!



Amusement should be used to do us good 'like a medicine." It must never be used as the food of the man. Many have had all holy thoughts and gracious resolutions stamped out by perpetual trifling. Pleasure, so called, is the murderer of thought. This is the age of excessive amusement everybody craves for it, like a babe for its rattle!



Long ago I ceased to count heads. Truth is usually in the minority in this evil world!


Look to the cross, and hate your sin for sin nailed your Well-Beloved to the tree!


It is better to preach five words of God's Word than five million words of man's wisdom!

  

   To be almost saved is to be altogether lost! There are many in Hell who once were almost saved but who are now altogether damned! Think of that, you who are not far from the Kingdom. It is being in the Kingdom that saves the soul not being near the Kingdom.

  

   The world does not read the
Bible the world reads Christians!     

  

   A golden coffin will be a poor compensation for a damned soul!

  

   If you have
lived like the wicked then you will die like the wicked, and be damned like the wicked!



[Charles H. Spurgeon]



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Saturday, February 11, 2017

At The Right Time

The truth of these words is full of deep and unspeakable comfort, and ought to be daily remembered by all true Christians.

Let us remember it as we look back over the days past of our lives, from the hour of our conversion. In the first bringing us out of darkness into marvelous light in humbling us and teaching us our weakness, guilt, and folly in stripping us of our idols, and choosing all our portions in placing us where we are, and giving us what we have how well everything has been done! How great is the mercy that we have not had our own way! "He has done all things well!"

Let us remember it as we look forward to the days yet to come. We know not what they may be bright or dark, many or few. But we know that we are in the hands of Him who does all things well. He will not err in any of His dealings with us. He will take away and give. He will afflict and bereave, He will move and He will settle with perfect wisdom, at the right time, in the right way! The great Shepherd of the sheep makes no mistakes! He leads every lamb of His flock by the right way to the city of habitation. "He has done all things well!"

We shall never see the full beauty of these words until the resurrection morning. We shall then look back over our lives, and know the meaning of everything that happened from first to last. We shall remember all the way by which we were led, and confess that all was "well done." The why and the wherefore, the causes and the reasons of everything which now perplexes us will then be as clear and plain as the sun at noon-day. We shall wonder at our own past blindness, and marvel that we could ever have doubted our Lord's love. Truly, "He has done all things well!"


[J. C. Ryle]


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1 Peter 2:9 ... But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;




1 Corinthians 13:12 ... For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.





Mark 7:37 ...  And were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well: he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.❤

Friday, February 10, 2017

Lord, Let Me Be a Pure Stream

Jordan, that famous river, no doubt runs through many a pleasant meadow, by many a shady grove and flowery bank; and yet at last empties itself into the Dead Sea.


So it is with a wicked man! Here on earth he walks through meadows of worldly pleasures, and rests under the shades of earthly comforts, and sports and wallows among the flowers of worldly delights but at last runs himself down into the Dead Sea of Hell. And not only so, but his earthly delights will fade, his beauty shall be turned into horror, his honor shall be turned into shame, his lusts shall be turned into tormentors, and his pleasures shall be turned into bitterness!


Lord, let me be a pure stream, that I may terminate in Heaven! I care not what difficult channels I pass through here on earth if in Heaven I may exchange my weakness and corruption, for perfection and glory!


[Thomas Sherman]





Matthew 25:45-46 ... Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.  And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.


1 Corinthians 9:24 ... Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.


1 Corinthians 15:54 ... So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.❤