New Leaves

Selah for: Mar 19, 2021

Ryan Hoselton

If you treat the church like a grocery store or a buffet—getting what you need, leaving as quickly as possible, and only returning when you need more—than you’re missing out on one of God’s greatest gifts to his people.

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Selah for: Mar 18, 2021

Thomas Sherman

My life is sweet—but Christ must be sweeter to me than my life! My soul is precious—but Christ must be dearer to me than my soul! My salvation is great—but Christ must be more to me than my salvation. Christ must be loved above all.

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Selah for: Mar 17, 2021

Thomas Merton

We cannot be at peace with others because we are not at peace with ourselves, and we cannot be at peace with ourselves because we are not at peace with God.

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Selah for: Mar 16, 2021

Stephen Charnock

Without the heart it is no worship. It is a stage play. It is an acting of a part without being that person, really. It is playing the hypocrite.

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Selah for: Mar 15, 2021

William Law

Would you know who is the greatest saint in the world? It is not he who prays most or fasts most; it is not he who gives most alms, or is most eminent for temperance, chastity, or justice, but it is he who is always thankful to God, who wills everything that God wills, who received everything as an instance of God's goodness, and has a heart always ready to praise God for it.

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Selah for: Mar 12, 2021

Rich Mullins

We're not saved because we're good. We're good because we're saved. Never forget what Jesus did for you. Never take lightly what it cost him. And never assume that if it cost him his very life that it won't cost you yours.

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Selah for: Mar 11, 2021

Thomas Sherman

He is a genuine Christian, who can part with all for Christ, and live by faith. But when we are called upon to lose what we possess, in hope of finding it again in heaven, the mere professor stops, and goes back sorrowful.

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Selah for: Mar 10, 2021

Ray Stedman

You don't obtain anything from God by working for it. You never deserve anything but judgment at His hand. If He gave us what we deserve, we would all end up in hell. No, we receive His grace, His mercy, His love. But these result in good works. That is the point. They are designed to produce good works. It is a marvelous manifestation of God's ability (Read Ephesians 2:10).

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Selah for: Mar 09, 2021

A.W. Tozer

The reason why many are still troubled, still seeking, still making little forward progress is because they haven't yet come to the end of themselves. We're still trying to give orders, and interfering with God's work within us.

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Selah for: Mar 08, 2021

Ryan Hoselton

The church exists ...to give glory to God and declare His salvation to the nations. By participating in the church’s grander mission, we find deeper and more lasting satisfaction because we rest our joy in the eternal and unchanging God rather than our fickle feelings.

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Selah for: Mar 05, 2021

Michael Youssef

Jesus' people need to humble themselves and pray, aligning their will with the will of God.…When Moses aligned his will with God's will, God brought water out of the rock. When Joshua aligned his will with the will of God, the sun stood still in its orbit. When David aligned his will with the will of God, Goliath fell. When Elijah aligned his will with the will of God, fire came from heaven on Mount Carmel and licked up everything, including the water. And when Daniel aligned his will with the will of God, mouths of lions were zipped. That's what happens when we align our will with the will of God and intercede.

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Selah for: Mar 04, 2021

Greg Laurie

We all have ideas of what we want to do and who we want to be. These are not evil or wrong. Still, I must be willing to give them up if asked to do so by the Lord. And in the place of those flawed plans, I will have God's perfect plan for my life.

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Selah for: Mar 03, 2021

Unknown

We are to give to our partner in marriage—without weighing it against what’s being offered on the other side, with humble thanks for each other, with sincere appreciation for each other, with gratitude for the opportunity to meet each other’s needs without being asked. Then our giving will be an off-the-scale fragrant offering to each other, an acceptable sacrifice that is pleasing to God. [ed: give a fragrant offering to your husband or wife today… an offering that will be pleasing to God]

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Selah for: Mar 02, 2021

Richard Sibbs

Measure not God’s love and favour by your own feeling. The sun shines as clearly in the darkest day as it does in the brightest. The difference is not in the sun, but in some clouds which hinder the manifestation of the light thereof.

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Selah for: Mar 01, 2021

Anonymous

It is through the death of Jesus that we have a living hope in this world. Jesus did not just die, he was raised from the dead and ascended to His Father in heaven, which gives proof for the true hope that is placed within us by the Spirit of God. It is that hope that we need to share with others who are attempting to live daily in a godless society that offers only a false hope that ends in an eternal death.

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