New Leaves

Selah for: Sep 14, 2018

Isaiah the Prophet

…I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; It is I who say to you, 'Fear not, I am the one who helps you." (ESV Isaiah 41:13)

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Selah for: Sep 13, 2018

Isaiah the Prophet

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand! (ESV Isaiah 41:10)

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Selah for: Sep 12, 2018

Thomas Sherman

Solomon tried many experiments to find happiness—but adopted only the last: the Fear of God (Ecc. 12:13). O my soul! you may tire yourself with different objects—but none can satisfy you but God—He alone is the efficient and sufficient fullness!

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Selah for: Sep 11, 2018

Ray Stedman

People say, "Let your conscience be your guide." That is a recipe for unhappiness. If that is all you have, it is a certain way of plunging into a life that alternates between fear and momentary peace.

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Selah for: Sep 10, 2018

Arthur Joyce

It's not what you say nor even what you do that proves whether you are a true and sincere follower of Christ. The Lord looks at the heart and He knows what is there. It is my prayer that when others look into my life that they see Jesus! What's your prayer?

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Selah for: Sep 07, 2018

C.J. Mahaney

When you're tempted to doubt God's love for you, stand before the cross and look at the wounded, dying, disfigured Savior, and realize why He is there. I believe His Father would whisper to us, 'Isn't that sufficient? I haven't spared My own Son: I deformed and disfigured and crushed Him - for you. What more could I do to persuade you that I love you?'

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Selah for: Sep 06, 2018

A.B. Simpson

We are the only light the world has. The Lord could come down Himself and give light to the world, but He has chosen differently. He wants to send it through us, and if we do not give it the world will not have it. God does not put a meteor in the sky to tell us when to shine. We are to be giving light continually wherever we are: at home; among friends; or in church. We should have the attitude that we may never have another opportunity, and so we should always be shining for Him.

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Selah for: Sep 05, 2018

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

It is not necessary that we should discover new ideas in our meditation. It is sufficient, and far more important, if the Word, as we read and understand it, penetrates and dwells within us.

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Selah for: Sep 04, 2018

Arthur Joyce

Never think that God can't use you to accomplish His plan. God chooses His people who are imperfect people - flawed people - people from different backgrounds - to bring praise to Himself and to get his work accomplished! He can do that because it is not by our might or by our power but by God's Spirit that God accomplishes His will.

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Selah for: Sep 03, 2018

John MacArthur

There is no legitimate way to adjust the message in order to make it sound appealing to people who admire Jesus but aren't prepared to serve Him. Jesus didn't seek admirers; He was calling followers—not casual followers, but slaves. Remove that spirit of submission, and the most profound kind of "admiration" for Christ is a spiritual fraud that has nothing to do with true faith.

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Selah for: Aug 31, 2018

Steve Rabey

God said to Joshua, 'Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord you God will be with you wherever you go.' ...The power of God's presence turns even the darkest moments into opportunities to trust him with our very lives. Whether we tremble in the dark or are moving into new and unknown territory, God goes with us, replacing our terror with trust.

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Selah for: Aug 30, 2018

Brother Andrew

The only way we in the church will be able to stand firm is to wake up, listen for the calling of God — wherever we are — and then take that call seriously. It is useless to think we can make a difference for Christ in some remote corner of the world if we can't minister in our own neighborhoods, schools, and workplaces.

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Selah for: Aug 29, 2018

Arthur Joyce

It doesn't really matter what the need is, Jesus can meet that need with His touch on your life. In almost every instance in the ministry of Jesus, while He was here on earth, the one in need came to Jesus. He touched them and they were made whole. We, however, seem to run everywhere trying to find a way to have our need met and all we really need to do is to come to Jesus!

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Selah for: Aug 28, 2018

Arthur Joyce

None of us will ever exert influence upon other people by our words if what we say is not backed up by what we are. It is the influence of our character that will help to bring about changes in others.

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Selah for: Aug 27, 2018

Thomas a Kempis

What we focus upon will soon find itself attached to our innermost being. It will become the most important thing in our lives and will eventually consume us and possess us totally.
What do you see yourself becoming? "But we all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit." (2 Cor. 3:18)

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