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He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.
Rest in this - it is His business to lead, command, impel, send, call... It is your business to obey, follow, move, respond.
The will of God is always a bigger thing than we bargain for, but we must believe that whatever it involves, it is good, acceptable and perfect.
God always gives His best to those who leave the choice with him.
God, I pray Thee, light these idle sticks of my life and may I burn for Thee. Consume my life, my God, for it is Thine. I seek not a long life, but a full one, like you, Lord Jesus.
Lord, give me firmness without hardness, steadfastness without dogmatism, love without weakness.
Forgive me for being so ordinary while claiming to know so extraordinary a God.
Lord, make my way prosperous not that I achieve high station, but that my life be an exhibit to the value of knowing God.
Father, make of me a crisis man. Bring those I contact to decision. Let me not be a milepost on a single road; make me a fork, that men must turn one way or another on facing Christ in me.
Always seek peace between your heart and God, but in this world, always be careful to remain ever-restless, never satisfied, and always abounding in the work of the Lord.
Wherever you are - be all there.
Feast of Stephen, Deacon, First Martyr, the man who will not act until he knows all will never act at all.
Children are arrows in a quiver, and they are to be trained as missionaries and shot at the Devil.
We are so utterly ordinary, so commonplace, while we profess to know a Power the Twentieth Century does not reckon with.... Oh that God would make us dangerous!
The will of God is always a bigger thing than we bargain for.
It's hard to steer a parked car.
When it comes time to die, make sure that all you have to do is die.
That saint who advances on his knees never retreats.
Ps 119:89-91: The settled Word in Heaven makes for a solid foundation on earth and a safe path for today.
Why do you need a voice when you have a verse?
If we are the sheep of His pasture, remember that sheep are headed for the altar.
Eternity shall be at once a great eye-opener and a great mouth-shutter.
Wherever you are, be all there! Live to the hilt every situation you believe to be the will of God.
He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.
I have felt the impact of your prayer in these past weeks. I am certain now that nothing has had a more powerful infl uence on this life of mine than your prayers.
I seek not a long life, but a full one, like you Lord Jesus.
What good are Greek, commentaries, insight, gift, and all the rest, if there is no heart for Christ?
It is true that a fellow cannot ignore women - but he can think of them as he ought - as sisters, not as sparring partners.
Oh, the fullness, pleasure, sheer excitement of knowing God on earth!
The sound of 'gentle stillness' after all the thunder and wind have passed will the ultimate Word from God.
Ninety-five percent of our wool is going to China.
The devil has made it his business to monopolize on three elements: noise, hurry, crowds. He will not allow quietness.
Let not our longing slay the appetite of our living.
I couldn’t have asked for more than God in deliberate grace has surprised me with!
As your life is in His hands, so are the days of your life. But don’t let the sands of time get into the eye of your vision to reach those who sit in darkness. They simply must hear.
Unwillingness to accept God's 'way of escape' from temptation frightens me - what a rebel yet resides within.
He is no fool who parts with that which he cannot keep, when he is sure to be recompensed with that which he cannot lose.
God is still on His throne, we're still on His 'footstool,' and there's only a knee's distance between!
Grieve not, then, if your sons seem to desert you, but rejoice, rather, seeing the will of God done gladly.
Surely those who know the great passionate heart of Jehovah must deny their own loves to share in the expression of His.
Most laws condemn the soul and pronounce sentence. The result of the law of my God is perfect. It condemns but forgives. It restores - more than abundantly - what it takes away.
I many no longer depend on pleasant impulses to bring me before the Lord. I must rather response to principles I know to be right, whether I feel them to be enjoyable or not.
I do not know how to make a man think seriously about sin and judgment, and must look to the work of the Holy Spirit for any hint of such a working.
Cold prayers, like cold suitors, are seldom effective in their aims.
Failure means nothing now, only that it taught me life.
Eagles are very tolerant and very adaptable, but they have to get established first. When birds are setting up their breeding territory, they are the most susceptible to being discouraged.
Singleness, simplicity, is required of me. One treasure, a single eye, and a sole Master!
So many missionaries, intent on doing something, forget that His main work is to make something of them.
Be on guard, my soul, of complicating your environment so that you have neither time nor room for growth!
God, I pray light these idle sticks of my life and may I burn up for thee.