New Leaves

Selah for: Sep 30, 2022

David McGee

It's so easy to find something wrong with someone else. Often it's so easy that people see it as a spiritual gift. Friend, this is not one of the gifts of the Spirit. ...The reality is that whenever humans get together, you are going to have some conflict, but when we look at each other in light of God's saving grace, things change.

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Selah for: Sep 29, 2022

Arthur Joyce

The older you get the more you see how brief life really is! In my younger days I never thought much about "priorities." I just took each day as it came and figured the important would simply drop into place when needed. But now that I've reached the ripe age of 77, I'm able to realize with more clarity that the important things really must take priority! Charles Hummel published a little booklet back in 1967 called "The Tyranny of the Urgent" (it's still in print and it's worth getting). The urgent can certainly become a tyranny when it crowds out the "important." The hymn writer, George Stebbins, wrote "Take Time to Be Holy," (read the lyrics). Mr. Stebbins knew the importance of ...the important over the urgent!

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Selah for: Sep 28, 2022

David McGee

Lord, I thank you that You know everything about me and still love me. I also Thank You that Your love for me desires to lead me along the paths of everlasting and abundant life that You have planned for me. Please forgive me when I deviate from allowing Your love to pour into my life. May You always have priority in me and over me in all things. In Jesus' name. Amen.

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Selah for: Sep 27, 2022

Stephen Davey

If there is no resurrection, there is no Gospel; if there is no Gospel, there is no forgiveness of sin; if there is no forgiveness of sin, there is no present joy; if there is no present joy, there is no future hope. We may sit silently during part of this life; we may shed abundant tears of sadness as we watch and wait. But just remember that Christ is preparing a place for us in His Father's house!

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Selah for: Sep 26, 2022

Greg Laurie

I think all the things we see happening around us are signs of the times, reminding us that we are living in the last days. Jesus, speaking of His imminent return and the signs that would come, said, "But when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” (Luke 21:28 NASB 2020). We need divine intervention. We need the Lord to hear our prayers and help us. What we need is another Jesus Movement, another spiritual awakening.

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Selah for: Sep 23, 2022

Bill Freeman

The church is not something we can perform. It is not something we can organize, set up, or even agree about. It cannot happen apart from people participating in ... the Christ, the Son of the living God.

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Selah for: Sep 22, 2022

C.H. Spurgeon

If we are found faithful, it will be because God is faithful. On the faithfulness of our covenant God the whole burden of our salvation must rest. On this glorious attribute of God the matter hinges. We are variable as the wind, frail as a spider's web, weak as water. No dependence can be placed upon our natural qualities, or our spiritual attainments; but God abides faithful.

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Selah for: Sep 21, 2022

The apostle Paul

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all people, instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously, and in a godly manner in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, eager for good deeds. (Titus 2:11-14 NASB 2020)

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Selah for: Sep 20, 2022

C.H. Spurgeon

The only reasons for hoping that we shall be confirmed to the end, and be found blameless at the last, are found in our God; but in Him these reasons are exceedingly abundant.

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Selah for: Sep 19, 2022

Michael Youssef

Waiting on God can be difficult. In our anxiousness to see Him move, we have a tendency to try and prod God along. We want to see His glory here and now. Yet, God is at work preparing the people and circumstances we will encounter along the way. His grace sustains us as we wait and it prepares the way.

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Selah for: Sep 16, 2022

A.W. Tozer

It is delightful to worship God, but it is also a humbling thing; and the man who has not been humbled in the presence of God will never be a worshiper of God at all. He may be a church member who keeps the rules and obeys the discipline, and who tithes and goes to conference, but he'll never be a worshiper unless he is deeply humbled.

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Selah for: Sep 15, 2022

Greg Laurie

The devil wants to stop us from reaching our world. He might whisper, "Well, God would never use you! You are just a sinner! You are a failure!" So the next time the devil reminds you of your past, just remind him of his future. He will get his due and will face judgment from God–and he knows it.

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Selah for: Sep 14, 2022

Arthur Joyce

There are many events in life that can cause us to question whether God is really hearing our prayers or if He even cares about what is going on in our lives. Often we tend to think that way, when something doesn't go the way we think it should. Never forget that God has His plan in place and it's moving forward through time. He has never lost control and never will! God does hear and God does care! His plan involves our drawing so near to Him that we lose ourselves in Jesus and will quickly say to Him, "Not my will, but Yours be done!"

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Selah for: Sep 13, 2022

David (the Psalmist)

How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings. They feast on the abundance of your house, and you give them drink from the river of your delights. For with you is the fountain of life; in your light do we see light. (Psalm 36:7-9 esv)

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Selah for: Sep 12, 2022

Ray Stedman

The one great lesson which ought to be taught in every home, above all, is to love God, to be responsive to him, to delight in him, to appreciate his wisdom and power, and to trust him, so that the result is trustful obedience.

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