New Leaves

Selah for: Sep 17, 2021

A.W. Tozer

The sons of God and the sons of men are morally and spiritually separated, and between them there is a great gulf fixed. When religious persons try to bridge that gulf by compromise they violate the very principles of the kingdom of God.

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Selah for: Sep 16, 2021

Rich Mullins

God calls us to "be strong" and we mistake that for a call to omnipotence. We confuse strength to endure trials with an ability to walk unfrustrated through life. We convince ourselves that if we were strong we would never fail, never tire, never hurt, never need. We begin to measure strength in terms of ease of progress, equate power with success, endurability with invincibility and inevitably, when our illusions of omnipotence is shattered, we condemn ourselves for being weak.

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Selah for: Sep 15, 2021

C.H. Spurgeon

If there be any one point in which the Christian church ought to keep its fervor at a white heat, it is concerning missions. If there be anything about which we cannot tolerate lukewarmness, it is in the matter of sending the gospel to a dying world.

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Selah for: Sep 14, 2021

Stephen Davey

Paul says in 2 Corinthians that the very reason for some of our afflictions is that we may be able to comfort others who are afflicted. Therefore the question we should ask during times of suffering is not, "Lord, will You please get me out of this?" but, "Lord, will You show me who I can help through this?"

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Selah for: Sep 13, 2021

Stephen Davey

The question of whether or not someone else is performing his part in the body isn't yours to answer. The key question for you is, "Am I doing my part in building up the body in love?" When every part of the body does its job, the body is not disabled, but coordinated. This is true for the physical body, and is also true for the body of Christ, known as the Church.

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Selah for: Sep 10, 2021

Charles Swindoll

Each morning as you get up to face the day, tell the Lord, 'Today, my desire is to seek Your will, Lord …Your righteousness. Whatever happens, whatever I encounter, may I be sensitive to Your presence and depend on Your strength. May Your kingdom agenda be my top priority, the most significant thought in my mind. This day is Yours, Lord.'

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Selah for: Sep 09, 2021

Stephen Davey

Unity is not achieved by everyone thinking alike, having the same preference in music, or reading from the same translation of the Bible. Neither is it based on personality, appearance, or social standing. Our unity is built upon the Church's body of truth: the Scriptures. And the Scriptures tell us that we are not to live independently of one another, but dependently, as members of a body.

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Selah for: Sep 08, 2021

A.B. Simpson

Christ's resurrection energizes faith and encourages the believer to claim answers to prayer, and ask difficult things from God. What can be too difficult or impossible after the open grave and the stone rolled away?

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Selah for: Sep 07, 2021

Thomas Sherman

However others may think of it–yet I consider it a mercy, that occasionally some clouds interpose my sun, and often so that my troubles eclipse my comforts. For I perceive that if I should find too much friendship in my inn, or in my pilgrimage–that I would soon forget my Father's house and my glorious eternal inheritance.

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Selah for: Sep 06, 2021

Arthur Joyce

When J. Hudson Taylor was asked what he considered to be the three greatest qualities for a missionary, he replied, "The first is patience, the second is patience, and the third is patience." This not only applies to missionaries, it applies to each of us as well!

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Selah for: Sep 03, 2021

Oswald Chambers

The Holy Spirit reveals to me that God loved me not because I was lovable, but because it was His nature to do so. Now He commands me to show the same love to others by saying '. . .love one another as I have loved you' (John 15:12).

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Selah for: Sep 02, 2021

Charles Swindoll

Faith is not a long series of religious performances. It is not doing a pile of pious things either to keep God from being angry or to impress others with how dedicated you are. The sooner we believe that and start living like that, the quicker we will understand the true meaning of the Christian life as God planned it–and the more contented we will be.

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Selah for: Sep 01, 2021

A.W. Tozer

God waits to be invited to display His power in behalf of His people. The world situation is such that nothing less than God can straighten it out. Let us not fail the world and disappoint God by failing to pray.

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Selah for: Aug 31, 2021

Oswald Chambers

We don't consciously and deliberately disobey God–we simply don't listen to Him. God has given His commands to us, but we pay no attention to them–not because of willful disobedience, but because we do not truly love and respect Him, 'If you love Me, keep My commandments' (John 14:15).

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Selah for: Aug 30, 2021

Thomas Sherman

The man who enjoys the Lord, though he may not have the sun to shine in creature comforts, or worldly delights to solace him–yet he needs them not, for the glory of God enlightens his soul, and the Lamb is the light thereof! God irradiates it with the brightness of his beauty, and Christ fills it with joy unspeakable, and full of glory.

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