Obey the Call
Choose life, . . . that thou mayest love the Lord thy God, and that thou mayest obey His voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto Him; for He is thy life, and the length of thy days.
GOD gently calls us every day:
Why should ... read more
Obeying the Truth
Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit.
1 PETER 1:22
THY wonderful grand will, my God!
Triumphantly I make it mine;
And faith shall breathe her glad "Amen"
To every dear command of Thine.
JEAN SOPHIA PIGO ... read more
Occupations of Every Day
The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delighteth in his way.
SO her life was full of sunshine, for in toiling for the Lord
She had found the hidden sweetness that in common things lies stored;
He has strewn the earth ... read more
Oh, To Be With Christ
They took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.
O HEARTS of love! O souls that turn
Like sunflowers to the pure and best!
To you the truth is manifest;
For they the mind of Christ discern
Who lean like John upon His breast. ... read more
On Through the Darkness
They are of those that rebel against the light; they know not the ways thereof, nor abide in the paths thereof.
Thy people shall be willing in the day of Thy power.
SEE, in Thy hands I lay them all--
My will that fails, ... read more
Open Your Treasures and Give
And when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto Him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.
GIVE yourselves anew to God and to God's service, and He will give you the desire and the power to open your treasures; to gi ... read more
They that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.
HEBREWS 11:14 For our citizenship is in heaven.
PHILIPPIANS 3:20 (R. V.)
GREEN are the fields of the earth, holy and sweet her joys;
Take, and taste, and be glad--as fruit and bl ... read more
The Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you.
1 THESSALONIANS 3:12
IF we love God, we know what loving is,
For love is God's, He sent it to the earth,
Half-human, half-divine, ... read more
Our Role and God's Role
He is the Rock, His work is perfect; for all His ways are judgment; a God of truth, and without iniquity, just and right is He.
We are His people, and the sheep of His pasture.
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not ... read more
Our Strong Salvation
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
GOD is my strong salvation,
What foe have I to fear?
In darkness and temptation,
My light, my help, is near.
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Overcome by Melancholy
Thou hast been my defense and refuge in the day of my trouble.
COMMIT thy way to God,
The weight which makes thee faint;
Worlds are to Him no load,
To Him breathe thy complaint.
Up! up! the day is breaking,
Say to thy cares, good-n ... read more
And it came to pass, while He blessed them, He was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.
LIFT up our thoughts, lift up our songs,
And let Thy grace be given,
That while we linger here below,
Our hearts may be in heaven.
C. F. ... read more
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
IT may be that recollections of the past hinder you, but you must reject them; anxious thoughts may arise, pu ... read more
Peace from Wearying Labor
Acquaint now thyself with Him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee.
DON'T be unwise enough to think that we are serving God best by constant activity at the cost of headaches and broken rest. I am getting to be of the opini ... read more
Peace in God's Daily Presence
The secret of the Lord is with them that fear Him; and He will show them His covenant.
THEN shall my days be Thine,
And all my heart be love;
And joy and peace be mine,
Such as are known above.
Come, Holy Spirit, quickly come,
An ... read more
Peace in Suffering
Fear not, neither be discouraged.
HAPPY are they that learn, in Thee,
Though patient suffering teach,
The secret of enduring strength,
And praise too deep for speech,--
Peace that no pressure from without,
No strife within, can ... read more
Peace in the Bustle of Life
God is able to make all grace abound toward you: that ye always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.
2 CORINTHIANS 9:8
O LOVE, Thy sovereign aid impart
To save me from low-thoughted care;
Chase this self-will throug ... read more
Peace of Heart
Do Thou unto us whatsoever seemeth good unto Thee.
DEAR Lord, whose mercy veileth all
That may our coming days befall,
Still hide from us the things to be,
But rest our troubled hearts in Thee.
HARRIET MCEWEN KIMBALL
PEACE of ... read more
Peace With Ourselves
Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
DO, I entreat you, drive away all these anxious thoughts which hinder your soul, and try to serve God che ... read more
Rejoice the soul of Thy servant; for unto Thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
AH, dearest Lord! to feel that Thou art near,
Brings deepest peace, and hushes every fear;
To see Thy smile, to hear Thy gracious voice,
Makes soul a ... read more
Ye shall walk after the Lord your God, and fear Him and keep His commandments, and obey His voice, and ye shall serve Him, and cleave unto Him.
GOD visits a soul when He brings before it a new vision of truth or duty, a new range ... read more
Please the Lord Now
For to-day the Lord will appear unto you.M
Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.
2 CORINTHIANS 6:2
DO not let your growth in holiness depend upon surrounding circumstances, but rather constrain th ... read more
Possibilities in Love
My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen Thou me according unto Thy word.
That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love.
WHEN I am with Thee as Thou art with me,
Life will be self-forge ... read more
Power Without Will
Being confident of this very thing that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.
PHILIPPIANS 1:6 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He that is in you, than he that is ... read more
Praise and Thanksgiving to God
Now therefore, our God, we thank Thee, and praise Thy glorious name.
1 CHRONICLES 29:13
Rejoice in the Lord, ye righteous; and give thanks at the remembrance of His holiness.
AND now the wants are told, that brought
Thy childr ... read more
Praise in All Things
Bless the Lord, all His works in all places of His dominion--bless the Lord, O my soul.
O MOST high, almighty, good Lord God, to Thee belong praise, glory, honor, and all blessing.
Praised be my Lord God with all His creatures, ... read more
Pray Without Ceasing
Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
1 THESSALONIANS 5:17,18
AS Thou, Lord, an immortal soul
Hast breathed into me,
So let my soul be breathing forth
Immortal thanks to Thee ... read more
Praying in Spite of Yourself
Ye said also, Behold, what a weariness is it.
My soul cleaveth unto the dust; quicken Thou me according to Thy word.
Awake, thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
--EPHE ... read more
This commandment have we from Him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.
--1 JOHN 4:21
HE who loves God all else above,
His own shall also clasp
In circles ampler far of love
Than weaker arms can grasp;
And farther down through space an ... read more
Prepared for Great Sacrifice
By love serve one another. For all the law is ful-filled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
A MAN who habitually pleases himself will be-come continually more selfish and sordid, even among the most ... read more
Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended; but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark.
TILL, as each moment wafts u ... read more
In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.
1 JOHN 4:9
THY love to me, O God,
Not mine, O Lord, to Thee,
Can rid me of this dark unrest,
And set my ... read more
Promise of Peace
Our heart shall rejoice in Him, because we have trusted in His holy name.
TAKE anxious care for nought,
To God your wants make known;
And soar on wings of heavenly thought
Toward His eternal throne;
So, though our path is steep,
... read more
Purified in God's Love
I will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried.
AS the purifying process is carried on, "the refiner watches the operation, with the greatest earnestness, until the metal has the appearance of a highly pol ... read more
Questions for the Soldier of Christ
Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and, having done all, to stand. EPHESIANS 6:13 That he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.
2 TIMOTHY 2:4
SOLDIERS of Christ, arise,
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Questions to Put to Your Heart
Search me, 0 God, and know my heart; try me, and know my thoughts; and see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
"AM I really what I ought to be? Am I what, in the bottom of my heart, I honestly wish ... read more
Quieting the Mind and Heart
It is good that a man quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord.
IN to Thy silent place of prayer The anxious, wandering mind recall
Dwell 'mid Thy own creation there,
Restoring, claiming, hallowing all.
Then the calm spirit ... read more
Ready to do His Will
Lord, Thou wilt ordain peace for us: for Thou hast also wrought all our works for us.
ISAIAH 26:12 (R. V.)
WITH that deep hush subduing all
Our words and works that drown
The tender whisper of Thy call,
As noiseless let Thy blessing fall
As fell ... read more
Receiving From God's Hand
In Thine hand is power and might; and in Thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.
WHEN I have nothing in my hand
Wherewith to serve my King,
When Thy commandment finds me weak
And wanting everything ... read more
Take heed, and be quiet; fear not, neither be faint.hearted.
THOUGH everything without fall into confusion, and though thy body be in pain and suffering, and thy soul in desolation and distress, yet let thy spirit be unmoved by it a ... read more
Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil-speaking, be put away from you, with all malice.
THE wider vision of the mind;
The spirit bright with sun;
The temper like a fragrant wind,
Chilling and grieving no ... read more
But we all, with open face, beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory.
2 CORINTHIANS 3:18
TRY life in me be shown!
Lord! I would henceforth seek
To think and speak
Thy thoughts, Thy words al ... read more
Rejoice in God
Serve the Lord with gladness. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endureth to all generations.
TEACH me Thy love to know;
That this new light which now I see,
May both the work and workman show
Then by a ... read more
Rejoicing in God's Love
My soul shall be joyful in the Lord; it shall rejoice in His salvation.
The living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy.
1 TIMOTHY 6:17
Behold, My servants shall sing for joy of heart.
GIVE me, O Lord, ... read more
Relationship With the Most High God
There is a spirit in man; and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.
If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children; how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask ... read more
Religion That Changes Us
And above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfectness.
--COLOSSIANS 3:14 (R. V.)
THOU hatest hatred's withering reign;
In souls that discord maketh dark
Dost Thou rekindle love's bright spark,
And make them one again.
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Resisting the Everyday Temptations
Ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.
--1 THESSALONIANS 4:9
If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and His love is perfected in us.
--1 JOHN 4:12
THIS is the great business and meaning of our life on earth: that we should ... read more
Respond to the Call
But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.
We too, in our own way, have often a quite impression that we are keeping all the commandments sufficiently, and inheriting the eternal life ... read more
It is required in stewards that a man be found faithful.
--1 CORINTHIANS 4:2
TOO many people are not faithful in little things. They are not to be absolutely depended upon. They do not always keep their promises. They break en.gagements. They fail ... read more
Resting Our Sorrows in the Love of God
He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still. Then are they glad because they be quiet; so He bringeth them unto their desired haven.
AS thou learnest this lesson, to carry all thy sorrows to God, and lie at thy ... read more