We must not conceive of prayer as overcoming God’s reluctance but as...– Richard Trench (via T. Challies)
We are too big in ourselves when we do well, and too little in Christ in our...– Samuel Bolton
Persevere in Love
Practice love diligently. It is one of those graces, above all, which grow by constant exercise. Strive more and more to carry it into every little detail of daily life. Watch over your own tongue and temper throughout every hour of the day,–and especially in your dealing with children and near relatives. Remember the character of the excellent woman: “She speaks with wisdom, and faithful...
Daddy (reading the story of Jacob and Esau): Who's the hairiest of our family?
Everyone collectively: Sarah!
...and apparently Dave is the smoothest.
Our devos have such great personal application.
A disciplined mind is a mind that avoids the intoxicating elements and...– John MacArthur whew.
Those who teach by their doctrine must teach by their life, or else they pull...– Matthew Henry
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not...– 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
Is your heart right? Then be thankful. Praise the Lord for His distinguishing...– J.C. Ryle
A man by his sin may waste himself, which is to waste that which on earth is...– A.W. Tozer let’s not waste ourselves.
Perfect love is a kind of self-dereliction, a wandering out of ourselves; it is...– Henry Scougal
It's Not Always Easy
It’s not always easy to smile and be nice, When we are called to sacrifice. It’s not always easy to put others first, Especially when tired and feeling our worst. It’s not always easy to do the Father’s will. It wasn’t so easy to climb Calvary’s hill. But we as His children, should learn to obey; Not seeking our own but seeking His way. It’s not always easy to fight the good fight. But it is...
The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything because he himself gives all men life and breath and everything else. From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact...
We must run with patience, or we shall never obtain. There may be many things we...– -J.C. Ryle Tomorrow is eternity.
Most Americans believe that their major problem is something that has happened...– Al Mohler
Tear me to pieces and rip my soul from my body, but you will never force that...– Michael Nakashima- tortured and had boiling water poured on his head and body until he died. Japan. Christmas Day, 1628.
Your faith will not fail while God sustains it; you are not strong enough to...– Packer
Quite a wonderful Phil Wickham medley. (:
Christ not only died for us, but is alive for us.– J.C. Ryle
Think of what you know of God through the gospel, says Paul, and apply it. Think...– J.I. Packer, Knowing God
In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding...– Hebrews 12:4 truth.
Would I learn how to be contented and cheerful under all the cares and anxieties of life? What school shall I go to? How shall I attain this state of mind most easily? Shall I look at the sovereignty of God, the wisdom of God, the providence of God, the love of God? It is well to do so; but I have a better argument still. I will look at Calvary and the crucifixion. I feel that He who spared not...
But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and...– James 1:25 look, listen, do.
Faith is simply the bringing of our minds into accord with the truth. It is...– Tozer Thank God that He is faithful in my unfaithfulness.
I want your Christianity to be unmistakable. I want you all to really grow, and...– Ryle Another week, another fight. Let us aim at the highest and best things.
“The knowledge of Christ is profound and large; all other sciences are but shadows; this is a boundless, bottomless ocean. Though something of Christ be unfolded in one age, and something in another, yet eternity itself cannot fully unfold him. There be many excellent things in Christ, that the most eagle-eyed believer has not yet seen. It is in the studying of Christ, as in the planting of...
Somehow it’s easy to understand the principle of control and denial and...– Elisabeth Elliot, On Asking God Why Remember what matters most, Sarah.
In Times Like These
It’s in times like these When the strange mystery of time seems so abstract and distant, Yet so tangible I can feel it pressing, Pushing against my skin. On the brink of a new person, a new present, a new page… The two halves of my life pull me in opposite directions. My Past is like an old friend- Warm, comfortable, established. It defines me. It tells the story of the girl of...
If my life is broken when given to Jesus, it is because pieces will feed a...– Ruth Stull (Passion & Purity, E. Elliot)
I remember my affliction and my wandering, the bitterness and the gall. I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me. Yet this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself,“The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” The...
The true Christian is not justified because of any goodness of his own. His...– J.C. Ryle Peace that passes all understanding. (reference Sophia’s Sharpies devo)
The Adventures of Kate, Rah, and Ham (pt.5):...
Mahmah: You all are sooooo beautiful...
Mahmah: ...since you got your teeth fixed!
Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come and has redeemed...– Luke 1:68-69 what an incredible gift!