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When we are such as He can love without impediment, we shall in fact be happy.
The glory of God, and, as our only means to glorifying Him, the salvation of human souls, is the real business of life.
Domesticity is no passport to heaven on earth but an arduous vocation—a sea full of hidden rocks and perilous ice shores only to be navigated by one who uses a celestial chart.
The terrible thing, the almost impossible thing, is to hand over your whole self—all your wishes and precautions—to Christ. Until you have given up your self to Him you will not have a real self.
It is in the process of being worshipped that God communicates His presence to men.
Every setback is simply a setup for a comeback. God not only wants to bring you out, He also wants to bring you out better off than you were before.
Fear creates a form of spiritual amnesia. It dulls our miracle memory. It makes us forget what Jesus has done and how good God is.
You'll get through this. It won't be painless. It won't be quick. But God will use this mess for good. In the meantime don't be foolish or naive. But don't despair either. With God's help you will get through this.
Does God guarantee the absence of struggle and the abundance of strength? Not in this life. But he does pledge to reweave your pain for a higher purpose.
This season in which you find yourself may puzzle you, but it does not bewilder God. He can and will use it for his purpose.
If you see your troubles as nothing more than isolated hassles and hurts, you'll grow bitter and angry. Yet if you see your troubles as tests used by God for his glory and your maturity, then even the smallest incidents take on significance.
For when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be strong in character and ready for anything (James 1: 3 – 4 NLT).
To wait, biblically speaking, is not to assume the worst, worry, fret, make demands, or take control. Nor is waiting inactivity. Waiting is a sustained effort to stay focused on God through prayer and belief. To wait is to "rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him;... not fret".
When God gives an assignment, he also gives the skill. Study your skills, then, to reveal your assignment.
Use your uniqueness (what you do) to make a big deal out of God (why you do it) every day of your life (where you do it).
You cannot be anything you want to be. But you can be everything God wants you to be.
Gratitude always leaves us looking at God and away from dread. It does to anxiety what the morning sun does to valley mist. It burns it up.
When pain is to be borne, a little courage helps more than much knowledge, a little human sympathy more than much courage, and the least tincture of the love of God more than all.
If God is Love, He is, by definition, something more than mere kindness. And it appears, from all the records, that though He has often rebuked us and condemned us, He has never regarded us with contempt. He has paid us the intolerable compliment of loving us, in the deepest, most tragic, most inexorable sense.
When we want to be something other than the thing God wants us to be, we must be wanting what, in fact, will not make us happy.
God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pain: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.
Hope will accompany us through our uncertain tomorrows if we will receive, by faith, the God of hope.
Humanity's fundamental weakness is to think we can save ourselves by getting aboard our own design with controls in hand.
The soul — the spirit of man — never dies. The Bible says, "For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal" (2 Corinthians 4: 18).
Sin is the transgression of the law of God (1 John 3:4). The Bible says that whoever breaks one law is guilty of breaking all of them (James 2:10). Sin is an intrusion into a forbidden area — an overstepping of the divine boundary between good and evil. The Bible classifies us all as sinners and says that all are under sin (Galatians 3:22)
We trespass against God when we depend on self-sufficiency instead of practicing faith in God, self-will instead of submission to God, and self-seeking instead of serving God.
Sin is unbelief, an insult to the truthfulness of God. It is unbelief that shuts the door to Heaven and opens the door to Hell. It is unbelief that rejects the Word of God and refuses Christ as Savior. It is unbelief that causes people to turn a deaf ear to the Gospel and to reject the miracles of Christ. And it is unbelief that causes us to turn a blind eye to our own sin: "If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us" (1 John 1:8)
Repentance is more than just being sorry for our sin; it is a complete turning away from our total depravity.
True Christianity is not religion. True Christianity is faith in Christ alone.
The point is this: as an old man Barzillai couldn't do everything he once did — but he did what he could, and God used his efforts. The same can be true of us as we grow older.
Old age may have its limitations and challenges, but in spite of them our latter years can be some of the most rewarding and fulfilling of our lives. It was for them, and it can be for us.
I often wonder if God, in His sovereignty, allows the eyesight of the aged to cast a dim view of the here and now so that we may focus our spiritual eyes on the ever after.
What testimony are you passing on to others following you? Remembering what God has done for you will invigorate you in old age. Others are watching your actions and attitudes. Don't diminish the impact you can make; pass on foundational truths of God's Word so that younger generations will be as Joshua, "filled with the spirit of wisdom."
In God's eyes every legitimate work has dignity and importance, which means we should do our work with pride and diligence and integrity. But our work was never meant to become the center of our lives. That place belongs only to God, and when we allow our work to dominate and control us, then it has become an idol to us — and that is wrong.
Look for the Lord's purpose in every circumstance and in every face or voice you encounter daily, for the time He has given you is not without purpose.
You will never understand who you are until you understand who God is.
God never removes something from our lives without replacing it with something far better.
The hardness of God is kinder than the softness of men, and His compulsion is our liberation.
I still believe that standing up for the truth of God is the greatest thing in the world. This is the end of life. The end of life is not to be happy. The end of life is not to achieve pleasure and avoid pain. The end of life is to do the will of God, come what may.
Your anxiety decreases as your understanding of your father [God] increases.
In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.
A man's most glorious actions will at last be found to be but glorious sins, if he hath made himself, and not the glory of God, the end of those actions.
Grant me the treasure of sublime poverty: permit the distinctive sign of our order to be that it does not possess anything of its own beneath the sun, for the glory of your name, and that it have no other patrimony than begging.