New Leaves

Selah for: Dec 15, 2017

Charles Epperson

All of us experience, much too frequently, the recurring cycle of spiritual dryness; sometimes for no apparent or discernible reason. This is cause for concern, but concern should become alarm when dryness is for an extended period and becomes drought.

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Selah for: Dec 14, 2017

Oswald Chambers

We have to go the "second mile" with God. Some of us get played out in the first ten yards, because God compels us to go where we cannot see the way, and we say - "I will wait till I get nearer the big crisis." If we do not do the running steadily in the little ways, we shall do nothing in the crisis.

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Selah for: Dec 13, 2017

Fyodor Dostoevsky

I believe there is nothing lovelier, deeper, more sympathetic, and more perfect than the Savior; there is in the world only one figure of absolute beauty: Christ.

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Selah for: Dec 12, 2017

Unknown

All through this day, O Lord, by the power of Thy quickening Spirit, let me touch the lives of others for good, whether through the word I speak, the prayer I pray, or the life I live.

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Selah for: Dec 11, 2017

Jim Cymbala

Happiness is circumstantial and elusive, but joy is not circumstantial. We can have joy even when we’re not happy. Some may hear Christians talking about joy and think that joy is just a religious word for happiness. But joy differs from happiness. …According to Scripture, the Holy Spirit produces joy. [ed: Without the Holy Spirit working in you, you can forget about having true joy!) 

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Selah for: Dec 08, 2017

John W. Peterson

No room, only a manager of hay; No room, He is a stranger today.
No room, here in His world turned away; No room, no room.

No room, here in the hearts of mankind; No room, no cheery welcome could find.
No room, surely the world is blind; No room, no room.

Angels, in heaven up yonder; Watch with amazement and wonder,
To see the Son of the Highest treated so!

[ed: Jesus is slowly being pushed out of our society. As a Christian I welcome Him with open arms into my daily life …as all Christians must do!]

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Selah for: Dec 07, 2017

T.A. McMahon

Who is ever eager… or willing to reconcile when not guilty? All of the things that keep us from reconciling with others can be overcome by simply doing what the Scriptures tell us to do. If we're willing to do things God's way, He'll enable us to obey Him.

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Selah for: Dec 06, 2017

T.A. McMahon

God knows everyone's heart and what needs to be done to effect change, which only He can do. Others, however, cannot know or do anything about our hearts, but they can see how we as Christians handle things.

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Selah for: Dec 05, 2017

T.A. McMahon

Faith alone brings about God's free gift of salvation, and anything added to that is a rejection of Christ's unfathomable gift that brings about reconciliation [with God].

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Selah for: Dec 04, 2017

Unknown

We are not human beings going through a temporary spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings going through a temporary human experience.

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Selah for: Dec 01, 2017

A.B. Simpson

The Christian life is not an imitation of Christ, but a direct new creation in Christ, and the union with Christ is so complete that He imparts His own nature to us and lives His own life in us. ….We live Christlike because we have the Christ-life.

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Selah for: Nov 30, 2017

A.W. Tozer

The great task to which God had called Nehemiah was so important that every other consideration must be waived. Would that we might have such an overpowering sense of being about our Father's business and be so impressed with the grandeur of our task that we would reject every suggestion of the evil one that would bid us take up some lesser pursuit.

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Selah for: Nov 29, 2017

Watchman Nee

If a person has never shed tears before the Lord, if he has never shared his joy or sorrow with the Lord, and if he has never talked with the Lord about his private matters, he has never had any intimate fellowship with the Lord; he has never had any deep acquaintance with Him. One can only be drawn closer to the Lord through telling Him everything.

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Selah for: Nov 28, 2017

Paul the Apostle

Philippians 4:19 - "And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus." (Ed. We acknowledge this as a true Biblical statement, but we sometimes fail to really believe it! But… is it true or isn't it?) 

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Selah for: Nov 27, 2017

Paul the Apostle

"Whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith—that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings…. " (Philippians 3:7-10 ESV)

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