New Leaves

Selah for: Nov 22, 2017

A.B. Simpson

A thankful disposition will always find some cause for cheer and a gloomy one will find a cloud in the brightest sky and a fly in the sweetest ointment. Let us cultivate a spirit of cheerfulness, and we shall find so much in God and in our lives to encourage us that we shall have no room for doubt or fear.

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Selah for: Nov 21, 2017

Oswald Chambers

The test of a man's religious life and character is not what he does in the exceptional moments of life, but what he does in the ordinary times, when there is nothing tremendous or exciting on. The worth of a man is revealed in his attitude to ordinary things when he is not before the footlights.

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Selah for: Nov 20, 2017

C.S. Lewis

The real problem of the Christian life comes the very moment you wake up each morning. All your wishes and hopes for the day rush at you like wild animals. And the first job each morning consists simply in shoving them all back; in listening to that other voice, taking that other view. letting that other, larger, stronger, quieter life come flowing in. And so on, all day. Standing back from all your natural fussings and frettings; coming in out of the wind.

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Selah for: Nov 17, 2017

Barry Adams

God promises in Jeremiah 32:40, to never stop doing good to you. Never. His promise is true because He is faithful to keep His word. God's word is His bond. Whenever you feel that everybody and everything is against you, be reminded that your Father in heaven is always on your side.

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Selah for: Nov 16, 2017

Unknown

Everything we will ever need is provided for in Christ. It's been said that 'when you have nothing left but God, you become aware that He is enough.

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Selah for: Nov 15, 2017

Unknown

Kenneth R. Hendren wrote: "Security is found in our nearness to God, not our distance from danger." When the things surrounding us threaten to upset us and tear us from our moorings in Christ, let Jesus pull you closer to himself and feel the security of His arms around you.

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Selah for: Nov 14, 2017

Lloyd Ogilvie

I have come to believe that one of the authentic tests of a man in Christ is his inclusiveness. The deeper he grows in Christ, the broader is his reach to enfold others who may express their faith and action differently. There is a tender lack of judgmentalism in a person who has suffered and experienced the forgiveness and new beginning of life in Christ.

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Selah for: Nov 13, 2017

A.W. Tozer

The what and the how of Christian service can only originate in the sovereign will of our Lord, but the busy beavers among us ignore this fact and think up their own schemes. The result is an army of men who run without being sent and speak without being commanded.

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Selah for: Nov 10, 2017

Samuel Francis Smith

(Ed: As we think of Veteran's Day today, we offer this prayer)

Our father's God, to Thee,
Author of liberty, 
To Thee we sing.
Long may our land be bright
With freedom's holy light;
Protect us by Thy might,
Great God, our King!

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Selah for: Nov 09, 2017

William Buel Stevens

Tempted and tried, we're oft made to wonder Why it should be thus all the day long. While there are others living about us Never molested, though in the wrong!

Farther along we'll know all about it. Farther along we'll understand why. Cheer up, my brother, live in the sunshine, We'll understand it all by and by.

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Selah for: Nov 08, 2017

James Wells

Living by faith in Jesus above
Trusting, confiding in His great love
From all harm safe in His sheltering arm
I'm living by faith and feel no alarm

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Selah for: Nov 07, 2017

Mildred Leightner Dillon

Safe am I …safe am I in the hollow of His hand!
Shelter o'er, shelter o'er, with His love forevermore!
No ill can harm me, no foe alarm me for He keeps both day and night!
Safe am I …safe am I in the hollow of His hand!

(click on the author's name to read an interesting story of her life and this song!)

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Selah for: Nov 06, 2017

Oswald Chambers

Always keep your life measured by the standards of Jesus. Bow your neck to His yoke alone, and to no other yoke whatever; and be careful to see that you never bind a yoke on others that is not placed by Jesus Christ.

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Selah for: Nov 03, 2017

A.B. Simpson

Some of us are starving and wondering why the Holy Spirit does not fill us. We have plenty coming in, but we do not give it out. Give out the blessing you have, start larger plans for service and blessing and you will soon find that the Holy Spirit is before you. He will... give you all that He can trust you to give away to others.

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Selah for: Nov 02, 2017

Matt T. Friedeman

Most High, glorious God, enlighten the darkness of my heart and give me true faith, certain hope, and perfect charity, sense and knowledge, Lord, that I may carry out Your holy and true command. Amen.

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