New Leaves

Selah for: Jun 11, 2021

Oswald Chambers

The passion of Christianity comes from deliberately signing away my own rights and becoming a bondservant of Jesus Christ. Until I do that, I will not begin to be a saint.

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Selah for: Jun 10, 2021

Marvin J. Rosenthal

"If a man or woman can truly say, 'The Lord is my Shepherd, and I am His sheep,' then, and only then, can it be said, 'I shall not want.' Such a person can rest in the absolute certainty of perfect provision for all of life. There is no promised provision for luxury. There is promised provision for necessities."

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Selah for: Jun 09, 2021

Bob Fobes

"The big decisions in our life don't determine our development or our destiny. The little decisions do. Those little choices set the patterns that determine how we make the big choices. Jesus said, "Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much" (Luke 16:10). How we use dimes and dollar bills establishes how we'll use fifty dollars or ten thousand dollars."

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Selah for: Jun 08, 2021

Oswald Chambers

When God gives you a vision and darkness follows, wait. God will bring the vision He has given you to reality in your life if you will wait on His timing. Never try to help God fulfill His word.

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Selah for: Jun 07, 2021

Arthur Joyce

While some may say we are closed and intolerant of the religions of the world, we must have a clear understanding that without Jesus, people will perish! There is no hope without Christ! God is longsuffering and willing to give people time to make the decision to accept Christ, but He will not leave the guilty unpunished, as we are told in Exodus 34.

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Selah for: Jun 04, 2021

Adrian Rogers

The devil does not have a stronghold that we cannot pull down if we will use God's weapons. But we may be trying to wield those spiritual weapons in our own strength. The Bible is your sword, but Ephesians 6:17 tells us it is the sword of whom? ...the Spirit. It's not your sword. Take it up, but rely fully on Him.

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Selah for: Jun 03, 2021

John MacDuff

"I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you shall go; I will guide you with My eye." — Psalm 32:8. No more precious assurance can I have, than this — that I am under the constant, loving guidance of my heavenly Father — that He appoints the bounds of my habitation, and overrules all events for my good — that my whole life is a plan arranged by Him. Every apparent little contingency, as well as every momentous turn and crisis-hour — forms part of that plan! "God examines every path a man takes." "A man's heart devises his way — but the Lord directs his steps."

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Selah for: Jun 02, 2021

Thomas Sherman

There are many tomorrow Christians who postpone their eternal interests. When they are at a certain age – they will repent, and not before; as if they had the control of time, and the monopoly of grace; whereas time and grace are only at God's disposal.

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Selah for: Jun 01, 2021

Arthur Joyce

We do not serve Jesus because we have to… but because we love Him and our lives are committed to Him. It is therefore a joy and honor to serve Him. And we live our entire lives daily in His service. We are His bondservants!

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Selah for: May 31, 2021

Rich Mullins

God has called us to be lovers and we frequently think that He meant us to be saviors. So we "love" as long as we see "results." We give of ourselves as long as our investments pay off, but if the ones we love do not respond, we tend to despair and blame ourselves and even resent those we pretend to love.

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Selah for: May 28, 2021

Oswald Chambers

Once you are rooted in reality, noting can shake you. If your faith is in experiences, anything that happens is likely to upset that faith. But nothing can ever change God or the reality of redemption.

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Selah for: May 27, 2021

C.S. Lewis

If you examined a hundred people who had lost their faith in Christianity, I wonder how many of them would turn out to have reasoned out of it by honest argument? Do not most people simply drift away?

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Selah for: May 26, 2021

Ray Stedman

In his sufferings, Job has learned that God is greater than his theology. This is a truth we all need to learn. We tend to think we know how God will act in every situation. And the moment we have God neatly confined in our little theological box… He does something surprising!

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Selah for: May 25, 2021

Scripture Reference

Hebrews 13:5-6 “Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.’ So we may boldly say: ‘The LORD is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?’”

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Selah for: May 24, 2021

Phillip Keller

"The Lord is my shepherd…" The staggering fact [is] that Christ the Creator of such an enormous universe of overwhelming magnitude, deigns to call Himself my Shepherd and invites me to consider myself His sheep – His special object of affection and attention. Who better could care for me?

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