New Leaves

Selah for: Jul 13, 2018

V. Raymond Edmond

Abiding [in Christ] is unreserved compliance because of a complete capitulation to the Lord Jesus Christ. It is a full appropriation of the fruit of the Spirit because of full allegiance to the Savior. It is the devotion to do His bidding at all times because of His indwelling within our hearts.


Selah for: Jul 12, 2018

Mark S. Wheeler

Part of the difficulty in becoming a servant comes from the fact that someone else may get the credit that we feel we deserve. We want to be recognized and considered important. We need to remember the sign that read, 'There is no limit to the good that a man can do, if he doesn't care who gets the credit'


Selah for: Jul 11, 2018

Arthur Joyce

When we accept one another, just as Christ also accepted us (Romans 15:7), we are able to become blessings to others and instruments of God whereby He uses us to develop not only the image of Christ in another person through us, but He develops that image of Christ in us as well! How many people might be a little more Christlike, if we had only been faithfully extending God's acceptance to them? Think about it! We are the vessels God has chosen to reach others for Him!


Selah for: Jul 10, 2018

Thomas Acquinas

God gives us many things out of sheer generosity, without being asked. The reason why He wants to give us some things in response to our petition is that it is profitable for us to acquire . . . confidence in running to Him and to recognize that He is the source of all that is good for us.


Selah for: Jul 09, 2018

Chuck Kelley

If our delight is in the Lord then He will transform our desires so that they will actually reflect His desires. He will enable us to want what He wants. He will then satisfy those wants. The Lord has no intention of fulfilling our former desires, but if we're experiencing Christian contentment it won't matter to us. How wonderful!


Selah for: Jul 06, 2018

Bernard Thompson

Caring is a quality we can all learn. Get close enough to others to see their needs. Be observant, and be a good listener. And be willing to do what you can to help.

Begin where you are. Do what you can. Then trust God to lead you on and to enable you to do a little more.


Selah for: Jul 05, 2018

Dona Kintner

Perhaps you are currently experiencing a loud, dark storm in your life and you see no way to escape the deluge. Perhaps your somber spirit is cringing with foreboding of what you think will come and you're haunted with fear, drenched with discouragement, and waterlogged with worry.

Don't lose heart! …You are being sheltered by the Most High, in the shadow of the Almighty. "He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler" (Ps. 91:4). No one can snatch you out of your Father's Hand (John 10:28). Nor will He leave you destitute and defenseless for, "My God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus" (Phil. 4:19).

Don't fear the storms in your life. Embrace them. And thank God for the opportunity they give you to experience His amazing grace.


Selah for: Jul 04, 2018

Arthur Joyce

I am very grateful to our God for allowing me to live in the USA. But I thank God with all my heart that my hope and freedoms are not governed by earthly powers. Give thanks to God today for our Country and for those who have fought to keep our freedoms intact. But, give thanks to God today most of all for the new life that is in us now through Jesus' abiding presence within His people and for the life that is yet to come in the Kingdom of which Jesus shall reign and rule!


Selah for: Jul 03, 2018

Paul the Apostle

(Galatians 5:13-14) For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”


Selah for: Jul 02, 2018


Whenever you are faced with a decision, you have three choices: do what you please, do what others do, or do what is right!


Selah for: Jun 29, 2018

John MacArthur

The passions of a person's heart will come out in his prayers. If you examine what you pray for and find you are praying only for your needs, problems, questions, and struggles, that is an indication of where your heart is. If you pray infrequently, briefly, and in a shallow manner, you have a cold heart because prayer is not an inner desire. The call to the duty of prayer will not overcome a cold heart because prayer is an internal compulsion not fulfilled by conformity to an external standard. Lack of prayer doesn't mean that a person is merely disobedient; it indicates selfishness because of a cold heart.


Selah for: Jun 28, 2018

A.B. Simpson

Someone has said that the most spiritual people are the easiest to get along with. When one has a little of the Holy Spirit, it is like a little learning: a dangerous thing. But a full baptism of the Holy Spirit and a really disciplined established and tested spiritual life makes one simple, tender, tolerant, considerate and childlike.


Selah for: Jun 27, 2018

Arthur Joyce

When you know what you should do or should not do, (i.e. you have the knowledge) but instead of acting on the knowledge you choose to ignore it, (i.e. you're being foolish). But, if you act on what you know you should do or should not do, (i.e. you're acting wisely), which would you prefer: to play the fool or to be wise?


Selah for: Jun 26, 2018

John Piper

My joy, peace, and confidence are rooted in the granite, Gibraltar-like reality of God's allegiance to God. His love for me in Christ is as sure as His commitment to being God. This is the greatest news in the world for a fragile sinner like me.


Selah for: Jun 25, 2018

Theodore Epp

If we cannot do what we plan to do for the glory of God, if we cannot give thanks for it, if we cannot do it in His name, if we would not feel right in praying about it, then we should not do it. ("Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God." - 1 Cor. 10:31.)