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We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties.
Holiness, not happiness, is the chief end of man.
We must continually maintain an adventurous attitude toward Him, despite any potential personal risk.
You will never cease to be the most amazed person on earth at what God has done for you on the inside.
The deadliest Pharisaism today is not hypocrisy, but unconscious unreality.
The call of God is not just for a select few but for everyone. Whether I hear God's call or not depends on the condition of my ears, and exactly what I hear depends upon my spiritual attitude.
We have to take the first step as though there were no God. It is no use to wait for God to help us, He will not: but immediately we arise we find He is there.
Dec. 31… “Let the past rest, but let it rest in the sweet embrace of Christ. Leave the broken, irreversible past in His hands, and step out into the invincible future with Him.
Watch your motive before God have no other motive in prayer than to know Him.
God does not exist to answer our prayers but by our prayers we come to discern the mind of God.
Service is the overflow which pours from a life filled with love and devotion.
...let the past sleep, but let it sleep in the sweet embrace of Christ, and let us go on into the invincible future with Him.
As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead.
It is one thing to follow God's way of service if you are regarded as a hero, but quite another thing if the road marked out for you by God requires becoming a 'doormat' under other people's feet.
Some saints cannot do menial work while maintaining a saintly attitude because they feel such service is beneath their dignity.
When it is a question of God's almighty Spirit, never say, 'I can't.'
Narrow all your interests until your mind, heart, and body are focused on Jesus Christ.
The Christian who is truly intimate with Jesus will never draw attention to himself but will only show the evidence of a life where Jesus is completely in control.
Beware of surrender that is motivated by personal benefits that may result.
Our ordinary and reasonable service to God may actually compete against our total surrender to Him.
Gaining heaven, being delivered from sin, and being made useful to God are things that should never even be a consideration in real surrender.
We look upon prayer as a means of getting things for ourselves The Bible idea of prayer is that we may get to know God Himself.
To be surrendered to God is of more value than our personal holiness.
He is not concerned about making you blessed and happy right now, but He’s continually working out His ultimate perfection for you...
We act like pagans in a crisis--only one out of an entire crowd is daring enough to invest his faith in the character of God.
The whole meaning of prayer is that we may know God.
The best measure of a spiritual life is not its ecstasies but its obedience.
The purpose of prayer is to reveal the presence of God equally present all the time in every condition.
The Lord's questions always reveal the true me to myself.
Whenever we put other things first, there is confusion.
Every time we pray our horizon is altered our attitude to things is altered not sometimes but every time and the amazing thing is that we don't pray more.
Never look for justice in this world, but never cease to give it.
I am blind to the very things that make for our own peace.
The grace you had yesterday will not be sufficient for today.
I have never met the man I could despair of after discerning what lies in me apart from the grace of God.
The Bible attitude is not that God sends sickness or that sickness is of the devil, but that sickness is a fact usable by both God and the devil.
We become side-tracked if we make physical health our aim and imagine that because we are children of God we shall always be perfectly well.
If you open your mouth in the dark, you will speak while in the wrong mood--darkness is the time to listen.
We have to pray with our eyes on God not on the difficulties.
Discouragement is disillusioned self-love, and self-love may be love for my devotion to Jesus— not love for Jesus Himself.
The love of God pays no attention to my prejudices caused by my natural individuality.
Remember whose you are and whom you serve.
Whenever the insistence is on the point that God answers prayer we are off the track. The meaning of prayer is that we get hold of God not of the answer.
Our understanding of God is the answer to prayer getting things from God is God's indulgence of us. When God stops giving us things He brings us into the place where we can begin to understand Him.
It is impossible to conduct your life as a disciple without definite times of secret prayer.
You say "But He has not answered." He has He is so near to you that His silence is the answer. His silence is big with terrific meaning that you cannot understand yet but presently you will.
When we pray "in the Name of Jesus" the answers are in accordance with His nature and if we think our prayers are unanswered it is because we are not interpreting the answer along this line.
God's silences are His answers. If we only take as answers those that are visible to our senses we are in a very elementary condition of grace.
When you are in the dark, listen, and God will give you a very precious message for someone else once you are back in the light.
Don't forget to pray today because God did not forget to wake you up this morning.