New Leaves

Selah for: Dec 13, 2019

Thomas B. Macaulay

The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out!

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Selah for: Dec 12, 2019

Oswald Chambers

Any problem, and there are many, that is alongside me while I obey God, increases my ecstatic delight, because I know that my Father knows, and I am going to watch and see how He unravels this thing.

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Selah for: Dec 11, 2019

Thomas Sherman

Heavenly love, operating in the heart of a Christian, causes him to enjoy sweet communion with Christ. It brings him into his banqueting house—and his banner over him is love. He esteems Christ as the chief among ten thousand, and the altogether lovely One; and he would part with all his possessions, rather than with him who is the pearl of great price!

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Selah for: Dec 10, 2019

Thomas Sherman

Solomon tried many experiments to find happiness—but adopted only the last: the Fear of God. O my soul! you may tire yourself with different objects—but none can satisfy you but God—He alone is the efficient and sufficient fullness!

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Selah for: Dec 09, 2019

Oswald Chambers

The last time you were on the mount with God, you saw that all power in heaven and in earth belonged to Jesus - will you be sceptical now in the valley of humiliation?

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Selah for: Dec 06, 2019

Bob Fobes

Our little decisions now determine whether, in the end, we are delighted or dejected, delivered or defeated. God is asking us to make the choice ourselves. He isn't glorified by robots, but by having his highest form of creation submit willingly to him, to do his will. We've been given that independence. He isn't forcing us to obey.

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Selah for: Dec 05, 2019

William P. Farley

There are no formulas to growing in joy, no easy shortcuts, because joy is always the fruit of a living, growing relationship with God. I am tempted every day to find joy in something other than God.… [But nothing can]… compete with the joy of loving and being loved by God.

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Selah for: Dec 04, 2019

Matt T. Friedeman

Those who have placed the reins of their lives in the guiding hand of the Master may give up control. But in its stead they will receive the guidance and protection of One whose vision is far higher than theirs.

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Selah for: Dec 03, 2019

Raymond L. Hayes

" …the church should not lose its perspective, lest it lose its relevancy in the modern world. 'The primary function of the church is the worship of God. Democracy, the arts, education and reform are but the by-products of the church.'” (Taken from the Orlando Sentinel Nov. 6 1967)

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Selah for: Dec 02, 2019

Gary L. Thomas

God is worthy of unceasing celebration. Jesus said at one point that if the crowds had not broken forth in praise, the rocks would have cried out (Lk. 19:40). God forbid that we get shown up by a bunch of rocks!

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Selah for: Nov 29, 2019

A.W. Tozer

Resurrection is not an improvement, not elevation; it is a new supernatural life lifting us from nothingness into God and making us partakers of the divine nature. It is a new creation. It is an infinite elevation above the highest plane. Let us refuse anything less than resurrection life.

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Selah for: Nov 28, 2019

The apostle Paul

'Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.' — I Thessalonians 5:16-18

Editor: Count your many blessings, name them one by one and see what God has done, you will definitely be surprised at His many blessings… in your life!

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Selah for: Nov 27, 2019

C.H. Spurgeon

I think that a better thing than thanksgiving is: thanks-living. How is this to be done? By a general cheerfulness of manner, by an obedience to the command of Him by whose mercy we live, by a perpetual, constant delighting of ourselves in the Lord, and by a submission of our desires to His will.

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Selah for: Nov 26, 2019

A.B. Simpson

We have not a great many things to do, but just one. And that one thing is to love, for all these manifestations of the [fruit of the Spirit] are but various forms of love. Joy is love exulting; peace is love reposing; patience is love enduring; kindness is love with bowed head; goodness is love in action; faithfulness is love confiding; gentleness is love refined; and self- control is true self-love, so that the whole sum of Christian living is just loving.

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Selah for: Nov 25, 2019

Howard Baker

In Mk. 10:51 Jesus demonstrates the humble demeanor of the servant when He asks blind Bartimaeus, "What do you want me to do for you?" Unlike Jesus, I frequently presume to know what people need and base my serving on the agenda I set for them.… "How can I help you?" is the constant question of the humble servant. Imagine the impact this simple question would have on our children, our employers, our neighbors, and our friends. They may even begin to see Jesus, as Bartimaeus did.

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