New Leaves

Selah for: Jul 07, 2021

A.B. Simpson

It is not our success in service that counts, but our fidelity. Caleb and Joshua were faithful and God remembered their faithfulness when the day of visitation came. For them it was a very difficult and unpopular position. For us, too. We are called in the crises of our lives to stand alone. In the very matter of trusting God for victory over sin and our full inheritance in Christ we all have to be tested as they.

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Selah for: Jul 06, 2021

Jane Marczewski (AKA: NightBirde)

You can't wait for life to stop being hard before you decide to be happy!

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Selah for: Jul 05, 2021

Michael Youssef

Everything valuable comes with a price – and freedom is no exception. Whether it is our freedom to choose our place of worship, to travel across borders, or to pursue the career of our choosing, our freedoms are costly. We have untold debt to those who fought and sacrificed for the political and social liberties we enjoy today.

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Selah for: Jul 02, 2021

Michael Youssef

Whatever blessings of political freedom we experience in this world cannot be compared to the freedom that Jesus gives. The daily liberties we treasure on this earth are fleeting, but our spiritual freedom will last for eternity.

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Selah for: Jul 01, 2021

Adrian Rogers

Christ says we are to "let" our lights shine. In other words, when you get right with God and are filled with the Holy Spirit, He will simply shine through you. You can't help it; light just pours forth. Are you willing to burn brightly for the Lord?

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Selah for: Jun 30, 2021

James Dobson

Establish your foundation ...on the authority of the written Word.

He promised never to leave us (Matthew 28:20).

He said, "For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them" (Matthew 18:20).

He is "a friend who sticks closer than a brother" (Proverbs 18:24).

We're assured that "the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer" (1 Peter 3:12).

David said: "Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast" (Psalm 139:7-10)

These promises and proclamations remain true [always]. Cling to the truth with the tenacity of a bulldog!

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Selah for: Jun 29, 2021

Arthur Joyce

There is no more satisfying place on earth than the center of God's good and acceptable and perfect will. The will of God is good because it is profitable. It's acceptable because it's pleasurable. And, it's perfect because it's purposeful.

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Selah for: Jun 28, 2021

Charles Epperson

If you are born of the Spirit, you have the Holy Spirit. True, but there's a difference in having the Holy Spirit and being filled with the Holy Spirit. Being filled with the Holy Spirit begins with the crisis of full surrender and it continues the remainder of your yielded life – continually inflowing, continually outflowing, continually upgoing.

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Selah for: Jun 25, 2021

William P. Farley

God loved me when I could give Him nothing in return. God is self-sufficient and complete. Since God was infinitely happy before He created us, He had nothing to gain from our redemption. He willed our happiness simply because 'God is love.'

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Selah for: Jun 24, 2021

Peter Wallace

Reaping a harvest takes time. In our fast-paced culture that's hard to accept. Sometimes we never see or know about the harvest that results from seed we've planted. But that should not keep us from sowing.

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Selah for: Jun 23, 2021

David Jackman

When we see the grace of God in the face of Jesus Christ, the only thing we can do is fall at His feet and say, 'Lord, here I am, take me. Make me what you want me to be. Take my life. Use it in Your service just as You want to. And, Lord, help me to serve You not on the basis of duty but on the basis of love, because You are a God who has been gracious even to a sinner like me.'

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Selah for: Jun 22, 2021

A.B. Simpson

If we would abide in Christ, we must stop trying to have God help us, and fall into God's way and let Him lead. The believer must rid himself of the idea that he has chosen to serve Christ and Christ must help him. Rather, he has come into Christ's way and He is carrying him because He cannot go any other way. If one gets on the bosom of the river, one has to go down the river; if one is in the bosom of God, one has to go with Him. When the life is surrendered to God, it will be as strong as omnipotence and as sweet as heaven.

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Selah for: Jun 21, 2021

Brother Lawrence

We ought not to be weary of doing little things for the love of God, who regards not the greatness of the work, but the love with which it is performed.

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Selah for: Jun 18, 2021

Tim Downs

"When a person comes to Christ, he becomes a laborer in God's fields. Sometimes we're called to reap, and sometimes we're called to sow. Our role may change from day to day and from person to person.… The critical point is that we don't get to choose the role we prefer."

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Selah for: Jun 17, 2021

Gary L. Thomas

Learning to love mercy means more than merely being thankful for the mercy we've received. It means we're eager to show mercy to others too. Like the Father who's forgiven us, we choose to let go of our grievances and demonstrate grace to those who don't deserve it just as we don't deserve it. Our thoughts turn from revenge to reconciliation as mercy permeates our souls and becomes our way of life.

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