New Leaves

Selah for: Oct 26, 2018

Max Lucado

Our prayers may be awkward. Our attempts may be feeble. But since the power of prayer is in the One who hears it and not the one who says it, our prayers do make a difference.

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Selah for: Oct 25, 2018

C.H. Spurgeon

Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.

(Philippians 4:6, "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.")

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Selah for: Oct 24, 2018

Ron Moore

Wherever you are today, God is with you. Discouraged, depressed, devastated by life’s event? God is with you. Broken-body, broken-hearted, broken-spirit? God is with you. Moving too fast, moving too slow, on hold? God matches your pace. At a crossroad wondering which way to go? Let His hand guide you. Living with fear, dread, anxiety? Let His hand of peace hold you fast. Even if you want to run from God, there is no use trying. You will always run right into His presence.

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Selah for: Oct 23, 2018

Unknown

An average person's anxiety is focused on:

40% -- things that will never happen

30% -- things about the past that can't be changed

12% -- things about criticism by others, mostly untrue

10% -- about health, which gets worse with stress

8% -- about real problems that will be faced


1 Peter 5:7 says, 'Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.'

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Selah for: Oct 22, 2018

Arthur Joyce

We often get quite disturbed when little details do not go as previously planned. And while we say that we believe God has our best interests at heart, our actions often betray that belief as we become depressed, disillusioned, or disheartened.

Are we able to fully trust God for every detail of our lives? Can we exhibit peace when disruptions come our way? Are we children of a loving Heavenly Father or are we orphaned without help and support?

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Selah for: Oct 19, 2018

Ralph Waldo Emerson

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us!

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Selah for: Oct 18, 2018

Ray Stedman

If the church is to fulfill its calling, Christians must live in union together. We can't change the world as long as we are fragmented and divided. In our disunity, we really have nothing to say to the world. Our disunity makes us weak, and causes us to be a laughingstock in our society. There is power in numbers, and if we can unite all of our different factions into a single Christian force, we can influence society as we were intended to do.

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Selah for: Oct 17, 2018

Ray Stedman

The authentic Christian life is essentially and radically different from the natural life lived by a man or woman. Outwardly, it can be very much the same, but inwardly the basis of living is dramatically different. Christ is a part of every wholesome action, the corrector of every wrong deed or thought, the giver of joy and the healer of hurt.

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Selah for: Oct 16, 2018

Martin Luther

It is pleasing to God whenever thou rejoicest or laughest from the bottom of thy heart.

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Selah for: Oct 15, 2018

Charles Swindoll

In his book I Surrender, Patrick Morley writes that the church's integrity problem is in the misconception "that we can add Christ to our lives, but not subtract sin. It is a change in belief without a change in behavior." He goes on to say, "It is revival without reformation, without repentance."

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Selah for: Oct 12, 2018

Unknown

Make us choose the harder right instead of the easier wrong, and never to be contented with half truth when whole truth can be won. Endow us with courage that is born of loyalty to all that is noble and worthy, that scorns to compromise with vice and injustice and knows no fear when right and truth are in jeopardy. (Prayer said at West Point during chapel services).

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Selah for: Oct 11, 2018

C.H. Spurgeon

If you are true and faithful to the Most High, people will resent your unflinching devotion because it is a testimony against their iniquity.

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Selah for: Oct 10, 2018

Unknown

Understanding can wait but obedience can't. Obedience in the Christian life is evidence of a right relationship with God. Obedience is the first rule of discipleship.

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Selah for: Oct 09, 2018

John Snyder

A proud man offers God the worthless things of life as a substitute for obedience, while keeping the best for himself. He feels he has the right to adjust God's commands, giving God gifts in the place of obedience (see 1 Samuel 15:17).

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Selah for: Oct 08, 2018

Arthur Joyce

In our society people talk about "moving on," ...getting past certain events in their lives and moving forward to whatever life holds for them. I don't think you ever move on from the cross. You can't get beyond the cross. As a Christian you have peace, comfort, joy, and many other things that sustain you and nourish you in the good and bad times that come. Why? Because of the cross!

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