New Leaves

Selah for: Apr 02, 2019

A.B. Simpson

God's rest did not come until His work was finished. Nor will ours. We begin our Christian lives by working, trying and struggling in the energy of the flesh to save ourselves. At last when we are able to cease from our own work, God comes in with His blessed rest and works His own divine will in us.

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Selah for: Apr 01, 2019

Lloyd Ogilvie

Lord, you know the difficulty I have at times finding your guidance in life's decisions. Help me to open up to you completely and live in you so deeply that decisions will flow naturally out of that relationship. Help me to move out in faith, and know that you can use even my mistakes. Amen.

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Selah for: Mar 29, 2019

Cyprian of Carthage

What a gnawing worm of the soul it is to be jealous of another person, whether in regard to his virtue or his happiness. To envy his virtue is actually to hate what is admirable in him; to envy his happiness is to hate the blessings God has given him. Either way we're turning the advantages of someone else into our own injury.

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Selah for: Mar 28, 2019

Charles Epperson

Not everyone can claim Romans 8:28. It is to those who are the "called according to his purpose." Here is His purpose for us: "to be conformed to the image of His Son."

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Selah for: Mar 27, 2019

Chuck Lloyd

God is looking for men and women who are faithful to him in the little things!

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Selah for: Mar 26, 2019

Thomas Cranmer

Lord, we pray that your grace may always precede and follow us, and make us continually to be given to all good works, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Selah for: Mar 25, 2019

Charles Swindoll

I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let's face it, friends make life a lot more fun.

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Selah for: Mar 22, 2019

Theodore Epp

If we cannot do what we plan to do for the glory of God, if we cannot give thanks for it, if we cannot do it in His name, if we would not feel right in praying about it, then we should not do it.

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Selah for: Mar 21, 2019

Hudson Taylor

I myself, for instance, am not especially gifted, and am shy by nature, but my gracious and merciful God and Father inclined Himself to me, and when I was weak in faith He strengthened me while I was still young. He taught me in my helplessness to rest on Him, and to pray even about little things in which another might have felt able to help himself.

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Selah for: Mar 20, 2019

Edward B. Pusey

True peace is when the soul revolves around its center, Almighty God, craving for nothing but what God continually supplies. Since the soul is large enough to contain the infinite God, nothing less than Himself can satisfy or fill it.

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Selah for: Mar 19, 2019

Theodore Epp

There is too much today of the big showy things. Let us remember that God does not overlook the ministry of the little things.

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Selah for: Mar 18, 2019

A.B. Simpson

Troubles teach us trust. There is no way of learning faith except by trial. It is God's school of faith, and it is far better for us to learn to trust God than to escape trials. The lesson of faith, once learned, is an everlasting acquisition and an eternal fortune made. Without trust even riches will leave us poor.

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Selah for: Mar 15, 2019

Arthur Joyce

Walking by faith involves actually believing the truth that God says about us: namely, that He so loved us that He gave His only son to die for our sins so that we won't perish but have everlasting life. We are far too inclined to believe the lies whispered in our ears by the devil who actually hates us.

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Selah for: Mar 14, 2019

Arthur Joyce

If Jesus is to be at the center of our being, and our relationship with the Father is the most important thing in all the world, then why is it that we have such a hard time getting quiet before Him and listening for His voice?

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Selah for: Mar 13, 2019

Arthur Joyce

Sometimes it seems that life keeps throwing us "curve balls." We make our plans and prepare the best we can for what may come in the future, but then get stopped dead in our tracks. Have we forgotten? "But I trust in you, O Lord; I say, 'You are my God.' My times are in your hand;" (Psalm 31:14-15a ESV)

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