New Leaves

Selah for: Apr 08, 2020

The apostle Paul

…Do I make my plans according to the flesh, ready to say “Yes, yes” and “No, no” at the same time? As surely as God is faithful, our word to you has not been Yes and No. For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, whom we proclaimed among you, Silvanus and Timothy and I, was not Yes and No, but in him it is always Yes. For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. (2 Corinthians 17b-20)

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Selah for: Apr 07, 2020

Oswald Chambers

Never discard a conviction. If it is important enough for the Spirit of God to have brought it to your mind, it is that thing He is detecting. You were looking for a great thing to give up. God is telling you of some tiny thing; but at the back of it there lies the central citadel of obstinacy: I will not give up my right to myself - the thing God intends you to give up if ever you are going to be a disciple of Jesus Christ.

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Selah for: Apr 06, 2020

Donald S. Whitney

The Holy Spirit frequently brings thoughts of God and the things of God spontaneously to a Christian's mind. Growing Christians find spiritual pleasure in seizing and dwelling upon these thoughts. The Spirit prompts them to see God everywhere….

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Selah for: Apr 03, 2020

A.B. Simpson

By faith Daniel shut the mouths of lions and was delivered, we are expressly told, because he believed in his God. It was not his uprightness of life or courageous fidelity that saved him, but his confidence in Jehovah.

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Selah for: Apr 02, 2020

Alan Nelson

When we're broken in the right place we experience a sense of growth and fruitfulness in the Spirit only available post- pruning. While we are being broken, there is a strong sense of loss and death.

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Selah for: Apr 01, 2020

A.B. Simpson

It is not necessary for actual sin to be present in our lives to hinder prayer; it may simply be plain disobedience to the Spirit's voice in some definite leading to service or testimony.

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Selah for: Mar 31, 2020

David (the Psalmist)

"He [God] will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor the destruction that wastes at noonday." (Psalm 91:4-6 ESV)

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Selah for: Mar 30, 2020

Bill Sterns

We're walking through the middle of a wonderful, terrifying, exciting, challenging, ripe harvest field of diverse cultures. And that perspective is crucial to see how our walk with Him [Jesus] fits in with His great, worldwide plan.

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Selah for: Mar 27, 2020

Dede Martin

'Although I learned that ultimately my strength to combat temptation comes from the Lord, I also learned that my will affects the outcome. Obedience and trust is a moment-by-moment process.'

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Selah for: Mar 26, 2020

Richard Sibbs

Whatsoever is good for God's children they shall have it; for all is theirs to help them towards heaven; therefore if poverty be good they shall have it; if disgrace or crosses be good they shall have them; for all is ours to promote our greatest prosperity.

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Selah for: Mar 25, 2020

Bill Hammer

To have wisdom is to fear the Lord, to receive spiritual understanding from him, to exercise in a holy way the knowledge and abilities we have, and to keep growing in all these areas-so that our lives are constantly being conformed to God's character and standards.

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Selah for: Mar 24, 2020

David (the Psalmist)

"He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, 'My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.'" (Psalm 91:1-2 ESV)

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Selah for: Mar 23, 2020

A.B. Simpson

The glory of the grace of God is that it raises us above circumstances and conditions and enables us to say with the apostle, "I have learned in whatsoever state I am therewith to be content."

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Selah for: Mar 20, 2020

John Piper

Grace does not prevent pain, but orders and arranges and measures out our pain, and then in the darkness is there to sustain.

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Selah for: Mar 19, 2020

Alan Nelson

Brokenness is not intended as a way of life. The pruning process has a beginning and an end. While you are in the midst of it, it may seem like an eternity. But hope is around the corner. In fact, you are apt to speed up the process by surrendering readily to what God wants to do in your life.

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