New Leaves

Selah for: Oct 17, 2017

A.W. Tozer

Christians have every right to be the happiest people in the world! We do not have to look to other sources—for we look to the Word of God and discover how we can know the faithful God above and draw from His resources.

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Selah for: Oct 16, 2017

Jon Mohr

If the struggle you're facing is slowly replacing your hope with despair, of if the process is long and your losing your song in the night, you can be sure that the Lord has His hand on you. Safe and secure, He will never abandon you. You are His treasure and He finds His pleasure in you.

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Selah for: Oct 13, 2017

Russ Johnson

Why don't we step out in faith and believe God? Why don't we trust him and take actions that demonstrate our faith? A lot of us are afraid of making mistakes. There is nothing sinful about making mistakes, however. We learn far more from our mistakes than from our successes. The only way mistakes hurt us is to hurt our pride, and pride is no great virtue to cultivate anyway.

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Selah for: Oct 12, 2017

A.B. Simpson

God wants us here on earth for some higher purpose than mere existence. That purpose is to represent Him to the world, to be the messengers of His gospel and His will to men and women, and by our lives to exhibit to them the true life and teach them how to live it.

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Selah for: Oct 11, 2017

Vernon C. Grounds

Let us cry out to our Father to so fill us with His Spirit that our lives brim over, spilling His life and joy like refreshing rains on a tired and cynical planet.

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Selah for: Oct 10, 2017

Charles Wesley

I know that my Redeemer lives and ever prays for me; a token of His love He gives, a pledge of liberty.

I find Him lifting up my head; He brings salvation near; His presence makes me free indeed, and He will soon appear.

He wills that I should holy be: what can withstand His will? The counsel of His grace in me He surely shall fulfill.

Jesus, I hang upon Thy word: I steadfastly believe Thou wilt return, and claim me, Lord, and to Thyself receive.

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Selah for: Oct 09, 2017

Timothy J. Keller

Just like Paul (Read 1 Corinthians 4:3-4), I can say, "I don't care what you think. I don't even care what I think. I only care about what the Lord thinks." And he has said to me, "Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus," and when I put my trust in Him, he said to me, "You are my beloved child in whom I am well pleased." Quit thinking that your daily performance determines the ultimate verdict on your life. The ultimate verdict can give you the daily performance, but it's not the other way around. "By grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing, it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast!"

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Selah for: Oct 06, 2017

C.S. Lewis

If we were to meet a truly humble person, we would never come away from meeting them thinking they were humble.They wouldn't be always telling us they were a nobody (because a person who keeps saying that, is actually a self-obsessed person). The thing we would remember from meeting a truly gospel-humble person is how much they seemed to be totally interested in us. Because the essence of gospel-humility is not thinking more of myself or thinking less of myself, it is thinking of myself less.

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Selah for: Oct 05, 2017

Timothy J. Keller

People sometimes say their feelings are hurt. But our feelings can't be hurt! It is the ego that hurts — my sense of self, my identity. Our feelings are fine! It is my ego that hurts.

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Selah for: Oct 04, 2017

Timothy J. Keller

Spiritual pride is the illusion that we are competent to run our own lives, achieve our own sense of self-worth and find a purpose big enough to give us meaning in life without God.

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Selah for: Oct 02, 2017

Habakkuk

"Though the fig tree should not blossom, and there be no fruit on the vines. Though the yield of the olive should fail, and the fields produce no food. Though the flock should be cut off from the fold, and there be no cattle in the stalls. Yet I will exult in the Lord. I will rejoice in the God of my salvation. The Lord God is my strength, and He has made my feet like hinds' feet, and makes me walk on my high places." (Habakkuk 3:17-19)

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Selah for: Sep 29, 2017

The Apostle John

"…God is light, and in Him there is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; but if we walk in the light as He Himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin." (1 John 1:5-7)

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Selah for: Sep 28, 2017

The Apostle Peter

"Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority, or to governors as sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and the praise of those who do right. For such is the will of God that by doing right you may silence the ignorance of foolish men." (1 Peter 2:13-15)

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Selah for: Sep 27, 2017

James

"Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing." (James 1:2-4)

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Selah for: Sep 26, 2017

Paul the Apostle

"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 4:13-14)

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