New Leaves

Selah for: Jan 03, 2020

C.S. Lewis

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.

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Selah for: Jan 02, 2020

Lloyd Ogilvie

Our Christian life eventually becomes what we envision it to be. What if we were to think of ourselves as God's gift to others rather than as being obedient to a set of rules? How would we react to people if we thought of them as God's gift, some strangely wrapped to be sure, but each a unique gift to us as God's specific answer to our needs? When was the last time we thanked people for being a gift to us?

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Selah for: Jan 01, 2020

Oswald Chambers

Whenever you obey God, His seal is always that of peace, the witness of an unfathomable peace, which is not natural, but the peace of Jesus. Whenever peace does not come, tarry till it does or find out the reason why it does not.

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Selah for: Dec 31, 2019

A.B. Simpson

Our own littleness and nothingness sometimes becomes bondage. We are so small in our own eyes we dare not claim God's mighty promises. We say, 'If I could be sure I was in God's will I could trust.' This is all wrong. Self-consciousness is a great barrier to faith. Get your eyes on Him and Him alone.

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Selah for: Dec 30, 2019

Ravi Zacharias

The call to a life reflecting the person of Christ is the ultimate calling upon the [one seeking to bring the light of Christ to those lost in darkness]. The skeptic is not slow to notice when there is a disparity, and because of that, may question the whole gospel in its supernatural claim. Yet when they are met with gentleness and respect, we will help meet the deepest longings of the heart and mind, and they will find where true discovery lies. Let us live so accordingly.

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Selah for: Dec 27, 2019

Horatius Bonar

The Spirit has come, in His love, to build up His own. He seeks to fill, with His holy presence, the soul into which He has come. He wants, not a part of the man, but the whole - body, soul, and spirit - the entire being, that it may be altogether conformed to Himself.

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Selah for: Dec 26, 2019

Greg Laurie

We serve a God who has all power. Psalm 62:11 tells us that power belongs to God. And Jesus said He had been given "all authority in heaven and on earth" (Matthew 28:18). All the power we need to live the Christian life is available to us through Jesus Christ.

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Selah for: Dec 25, 2019

Arthur Joyce

God has given the greatest gift of all the gifts ever given since the beginning of time. He gave to us a Redeemer – His only begotten Son – to seek out and save those who were dead in their sins. And we celebrate this Christmas season, that by His coming to earth and giving His life as a sacrifice to atone for our sins, we have real eternal life in Heaven with Him. Give thanks and praise to God the Father for His wonderful gift of love to us.

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Selah for: Dec 24, 2019

Mary Southerland

[Lord, this week] I celebrate the reality of Your presence in my life. I celebrate Your birth, Your life, Your death and Your resurrection. And as I celebrate, Lord, help me to be “God with skin on” to those in need around me. Open my eyes and let me see them as You see them! I love You Jesus!

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Selah for: Dec 23, 2019

C.H. Spurgeon

The greatest and most momentous fact which the history of the world records is the fact of Christ’s birth.

Editor's Note: I challenge you to think of a more momentous event that has completely changed and shaped the world in which we now live. Pause and reflect on the impact Christ's birth has made upon your life?

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Selah for: Dec 20, 2019

Mark Zimmerman

This Advent we look to the Wise Men to teach us where to focus our attention. We set our sights on things above, where God is. We draw closer to Jesus... When our Advent journey ends, and we reach the place where Jesus resides in Bethlehem, may we, like the Wise Men, fall on our knees and adore him as our true and only King.

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Selah for: Dec 19, 2019

David Jeremiah

Don’t think of what you’ll get out of Christmas this year. Think of others, and think of Him! Share His love. When the shepherds received the angelic message that the Messiah had been born just a mile or so from where they were, they went with haste and found the Babe lying in a manger; and when they had seen Him, they spread the news. Luke 2:18 says: 'And all who heard it wondered at the things which were told them by the shepherds'

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Selah for: Dec 18, 2019

Larry Vaughan

We don't have the power, or experience the power, we once had because we have removed the supernatural from our churches and our lives. We have become accustomed to explaining the unexplainable. God is, and always will be, a miracle working God.

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Selah for: Dec 17, 2019

Tim Gustafson, Jr.

When we permit our past to crush us, in effect we're telling God His grace isn't enough.

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Selah for: Dec 16, 2019

William Wilberforce

May God enable me to have a single eye and a simple heart, desiring to please God, to do good to my fellow creatures, and testify my gratitude to my adorable Redeemer.

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