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Let nothing be said about anyone unless it passes through the three sieves: Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary?
When I consider the cross of Christ, how can anything that I do be called sacrifice?
We have all eternity to celebrate the victories but only a few hours before sunset to win them.
It is great to be faced with the impossible, for nothing is impossible if one is meant to do it. Wisdom will be given, and strength. When the Lord leads, He always strengthens.
If you would live in victory . . . you must refuse to be dominated by the seen and the felt.
He said "Love...as I have loved you." We cannot love too much.
If you have never been hurt by a word from God, it is probably that you have never heard God speak.
Faith does not eliminate questions. But faith knows where to take them.
All along, let us remember we are not asked to understand, but simply to obey.
It is a safe thing to trust Him to fulfill the desires which He creates
Cruelty and wrong are not the greatest forces in the world. There is nothing eternal in them. Only love is eternal.
Joy is not gush. Joy is not mere jolliness. Joy is perfect acquiescence ~ acceptance, rest ~ in God’s will, whatever comes.
Our enemy is more aware than we are of the spiritual possibilities that depend upon obedience.
Satan is so much more in earnest than we are--he buys up the opportunity while we are wondering how much it will cost.
Thank God, He doesn't measure out grace in teaspoons.
The word comfort is from two Latin words meaning “with” and “strong” – He is with us to make us strong. Comfort is not soft, weakening commiseration; it is true, strengthening love.
Our loving Lord is not just present, but nearer than the thought can imagine - so near that a whisper can reach Him.
The saddest thing one meets is a nominal Christian.
I would rather burn out than rust out.
Prayer is the core of the day. Take prayer out, and the day would collapse.
It is not the place where we are, or the work that we do or cannot do that matters, it is something else. It is the fire within that burns and shines, whatever be our circumstances.
If you are ever inclined to pray for a missionary, do it at once, where ever you are. Perhaps he may be in great peril at that moment.
There have been times of late when I have had to hold on to one text with all my might: "It is required in stewards that a man may be found faithful." Praise God, it does not say "sucessful.
It is a solemn thing to find oneself drawn out in prayer which knows no relief till the soul it is burdened with is born. It is no less solemn afterwards, until Christ is formed in them.
Give me the Love that leads the way The Faith that nothing can dismay The Hope no disappointments tire The Passion that'll burn like fire Let me not sink to be a clod Make me Thy fuel, Flame of God
If I take offence easily; if I am content to continue in cold unfriendliness, though friendship be possible, then I know nothing of Calvary love.
Even though we must walk in the land of fear, there is no need to fear. The power of His resurrection comes before the fellowship of His sufferings.
Those who think too much of themselves don't think enough.
Missionary life is simply a chance to die.
God Hold us to that which drew us first, when the Cross was the attraction, and we wanted nothing else.
God bless you and utterly satisfy your heart...with Himself.
If my attitude be on of fear, not faith, about the one who has disappointed me; if I say “Just what I expected,” if a fall occurs, then I know nothing of Calvary Love.
A cup brimful of sweetness cannot spill even one drop of bitter water, no matter how suddenly jarred.
If I can enjoy a joke at the expense of another; if I can in any way slight another in conversation, or even in thought, then I know nothing of Calvary love.
Does it not stir up our hearts, to go forth and help them, does it not make us long to leave our luxury, our exceeding abundant light, and go to them that sit in darkness?
The night I sailed for China, March 3, 1893, my life, on the human side, was broken, and it never was mended again. But He has been enough.
If I cannot in honest happiness take the second place (or the twentieth); if I cannot take the first without making a fuss about my unworthiness, then I know nothing of Calvary love.
There is always something to be happy about if we look for it: ‘Two men looked through prison bars, The one saw mud, the other stars.'
Have you given your child unreservedly to the Lord for whatever He will? ...O may He strengthen you to say YES to Him if He asks something which costs.
Thank God, He does not measure grace out in teaspoons.
If I do not give a friend "The benefit of the doubt," but put the worst construction instead of the best on what is said or done, then I know nothing of Calvary love.
If I myself dominate myself, if my thoughts revolve round myself, if I am so occupied with myself I rarely have "a heart at leisure from itself," then I know nothing of Calvary love.
All life's training is just exactly what is needed for the true Life-work, still out of view but far away from none of us. Don't grudge me the learning of a new lesson.
Nothing is worth doing at all, nothing is worth writing, which does not do something which will last.
If souls can suffer alongside, and I hardly know it, because the spirit of discernment is not in me, then I know nothing of Calvary love.
If I fear to hold another to the highest goal because it is so much easier to avoid doing so, then I know nothing of Calvary love.
If our children were to grow up truthful they much be taught by those who had a regard for truth; and not just a casual regard, a delicate regard. On this point we were adamant.
If the ultimate, the hardest, cannot be asked of me; if my fellows hesitate to ask it and turn to someone else, then I know nothing of Calvary love.
Bare heights of loneliness...a wilderness whose burning winds sweep over glowing sands, what are they to HIM? Even there He can refresh us, even there He can renew us.
There is only one way of victory over the bitterness and rage that comes naturally to us--To will what God wills brings peace.