New Leaves

Selah for: Aug 21, 2019

Alan Wright

You might have an important decision right now that you are trying to make. Some of us go through times in which we simply feel confused. But God is not the author of confusion. The Spirit does not always tell us everything that we want to know, but He will tell us everything we need to know.

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Selah for: Aug 20, 2019

C.H. Spurgeon

Some Christians, by a continual introspection, are always raising the point, "Am I a Christian?" Brother be a Christian. "Am I a child of God?" Brother, be a child of God and enjoy it; and do not spend a lifetime in searching for the family register.

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Selah for: Aug 19, 2019

A.B. Simpson

Always take grace as something you do not deserve, something that is freely bestowed. The long, deep, boundless river is free—as free at the mouth as it is at the little feeder stream. It is free all along its course; anybody can come and drink, and anybody can come and bathe in its refreshing waters.

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Selah for: Aug 16, 2019

Brother Lawrence

God is not so impressed with the dimensions of our work as with the love in which it is done.…The final goal of our Christian life is to be entirely lost in the love of God. We should desire to love Him as perfectly as we can, in this life as well as in Eternity.

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Selah for: Aug 15, 2019

Charles Swindoll

We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.

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Selah for: Aug 14, 2019

Billy Graham

I know where I've come from, I know why I'm here, and I know where I'm going... and I have personal peace in my heart. His peace overwhelms my soul! In Christ we are at peace even in the midst of problems and pain. The storm may rage, but our hearts are at rest.

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Selah for: Aug 13, 2019

Howard Baker

We gladly drink up praises, adulation, and admiration—seeking to be exalted rather than to be humble before the Lord. We would do well to follow David's example of deflecting praise and devotion from himself to the Lord, who alone is worthy to receive it (2 Samuel 23:13-17).

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Selah for: Aug 12, 2019

The apostle Paul

Philippians 3:13-14 (NLT): "No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us."

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Selah for: Aug 09, 2019

Jeff Jernigan

Practicing listening to God during calm times prepared me to hear Him during the storms. The major lessons I learned came in the context of trusting God to provide what we could not, applying biblical solutions to human problems, and growing through the circumstances—not avoiding them.

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Selah for: Aug 08, 2019

Oswald Chambers

Sacrifice is not giving up things, but giving to God with joy the best we have. We have dragged down the idea of surrender and sacrifice; we have taken the life out of the words and made them mean something sad and weary.

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Selah for: Aug 07, 2019

A.B. Simpson

Many of us desire to pluck our fruit in June rather than wait until October, and so, of course, the fruit is sour and immature. But God's purposes ripen slowly and fully, and faith waits while it tarries knowing it will surely come and will not tarry too long

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Selah for: Aug 06, 2019

Jesus, our Savior and Lord, King of kings and Lord of lords

Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? (ESV- Matthew 6:26)

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Selah for: Aug 05, 2019

Greg Laurie

When the people were griping and complaining about Moses, the Bible tells us that Moses cried out to the Lord. When Hezekiah received an intimidating letter from a king who was threatening to destroy him, he spread the letter out before the Lord. When Mary and Martha saw that their beloved brother Lazarus was sick, they sent word to the Lord. …When trouble comes your way, cast it on Him. Spread it out before Him. Call on Him.

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Selah for: Aug 02, 2019

Leonard Ravenhill

Samson's size was not the secret of his strength. The fact that he was the same size after he backslid negates the idea that he was a giant. His only external peculiarity was his long locks, uncut because he was a Nazarite. Nor had his long hair in itself any abnormal power. Samson's secret was obedience. As long as Samson trod the straight and narrow path of obedience, he was invincible.

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Selah for: Aug 01, 2019

Arthur Joyce

Jeremiah wrote to the exiles [Jeremiah 29:11] that God's revealed plan for them was "for welfare and not for evil, to give them a future and a hope." I understand that Jeremiah was specifically writing to the Israelites in exile regarding their return to the promise land. And some would say that those plans have nothing to do with Christians today. However, I believe that those plans reveal God's character to us and His character is the same today as it was then. He still has a plan for His people's welfare and not for evil to give us a future and a hope. I may not know how those plans will materialize but I refuse to believe that God would do anything less because it would violate who He is!

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