Tuesday, April 24, 2018

WALKS WITH GOD IN EVERY MATTER

By Octavius Winslow

"But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered." Luke 12:7.

“You know so little of God, my reader, because you live at such a distance from God; you have so little transaction with Him- so little confession of sin, so little searching of your own conscience, so little probing of your own heart, so little dealing with Him in the blood and righteousness of Christ, so little transaction with Him in the little things of life. You deal with God in great matters; you take great trials to God, great perplexities, great needs; but in the minutiae of each day's history, in what are called the little things of life, you have no dealings with God whatever; and consequently you know so little of the love, so little of the wisdom, so little of the glory, of this glorious covenant God and reconciled Father.

I tell you, the man who lives with God in little matters, who walks with God in the minutiae of his life, is the man who becomes the best acquainted with God- with His character, His faithfulness, His love. To meet God in my daily trials, to take to Him the trials of my calling, the trials of my church, the trials of my family, the trials of my own heart- to take to Him that which brings the shade upon my brow, that rends the sigh from my heart- to remember it is not too trivial to take to God- above all, to take to Him the least taint upon the conscience, the slightest pressure of sin upon the heart, the softest conviction of departure from God- to take it to Him, and confess it at the foot of the cross, with the hand of faith upon the bleeding sacrifice- oh! these are the paths in which a man becomes intimately and closely acquainted with God!”

Monday, April 23, 2018

new life is imparted

The new life is not imparted because man perceives the truth, but he perceives the truth because the new life is imparted. A man is not regenerated because he has first believed in Christ, but he believes in Christ because he has been regenerated." - W. T. Shedd

Grace Causes Me to Triumph

The riches of His free grace cause me daily to triumph over all the temptations of the wicked one, who is very vigilant, and seeks all occasions to disturb me.
—George Whitefield

Reading the Bible on my Knees

"I went to my room and locked my door, and putting the Bible on a chair, I went down on my knees at the chair. There I remained for several hours in prayer and meditation over the Word of God; and I can tell you that I learned more in those three hours which I spent in this way, than I had learned for many months previously." George Muller
"Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long!" Psalm 119:97

Scriptures on my Knees

"My mind being now more open and enlarged, I began to read the Holy Scriptures upon my knees, laying aside all other books and praying over, if possible, every line and Word. This proved food indeed and drink indeed to my soul. I daily received fresh life, light and power from above. I got more true knowledge from reading the Book of God in one month--than I could ever have acquired from all the writings of men!"
George Whitefield

Natural Evangelists

We are all natural evangelists for the things and the people we love most. Kevin DeYoung

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Eternal Happiness is your Destiny

Christian, eternal happiness is your destiny. Today’s whisper of joy will turn into a symphony. 

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Higher Purposes in Our Sicknesses

David Platt at #SecretChurch18: “God may accomplish higher purposes in our sickness than in our health.”

Friday, April 20, 2018

Regeneration is the Fountain

"Regeneration is the fountain, sanctification is the river." - J. Sidlow Baxter; Both flow from our union with Christ. JH.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

LONGING TO BE HAPPY

Your longing to be happy is from God. Don’t deny it. Don’t resist it. Direct it to God, and he will satisfy it — forever.

Slander Christ

"I do believe we slander Christ when we think we are to draw the people by some else but the preaching of Christ crucified." - Charles Spurgeon

Thursday, April 5, 2018

FAITH LOOKS TO CHRIST

"We can put it this way: the man who has faith is the man who is no longer looking at himself and no longer looking to himself. He no longer looks at anything he once was. He does not look at what he is now. He does not even look at what he hopes to be as the result of his own efforts. He looks entirely to the Lord Jesus Christ and His finished work, and rests on that alone.
He has ceased to say, "Ah yes, I used to commit terrible sins but I have done this and that." He stops saying that. If he goes on saying that, he has not got faith. Faith speaks in an entirely different manner and makes a man say, "Yes I have sinned grievously, I have lived a life of sin, yet I know that I am a child of God because I am not resting on any righteousness of my own; my righteousness is in Jesus Christ and God has put that to my account." -. Martyn Lloyd-Jones