Continue the Struggle by God's Grace
Perplexed, but not in despair; cast down, but not destroyed.
2 CORINTHIANS 4:8,9
Faint, yet pursuing.
I, even I, am He that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.
I do ... read more
Count Your Blessings
Thou shalt remember all the way which the Lord thy God led thee.
NOT mindless of the growing years
Of care and loss and pain,
My eyes are wet with thankful tears
For blessings that remain.
--J. G. WHITTIER
THE years of ... read more
Crying Unto God
0 Lord my God, I cried unto Thee, and Thou hast healed me.
IT is sometimes a small matter that hindereth and hideth grace from us; at least if anything can be called small, and not rather a weighty matter, which obstructeth so great a go ... read more
Though I walk in the midst of trouble, Thou wilt revive me.
IT is very helpful to make a habit of offering, morning by morning, the troubles of the day just beginning to our dear Lord, accepting His will in all things, expecially in all ... read more
Dealing With Those Dark Thoughts
Though I walk in the midst of trouble, Thou wilt revive me; Thou shalt stretch forth Thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and Thy right hand shall save me.
HOLY Spirit, Joy divine,
Cheer this saddened heart of mine;
B ... read more
Death is Christ's Minister
The Master is come, and calleth for thee.
STIR in us the might of faith,
Light in us the fire of love!
Then will smile Thine angel Death,
Opener of the gate above;
Sweet Thy summons then will come;
Gladsome then shall we go home. ... read more
Decide to Rest
This day is salvation come to this house.
From this day will I bless you.
EVERY day is a fresh beginning;
Listen, my soul, to the glad refrain,
And spite of old sorrow and older sinning,
And puzzles forecasted and poss ... read more
Sing unto the Lord, 0 ye saints of His, and give thanks at the remembrance of His holiness.
GLAD with Thy light, and glowing with Thy love,
So let me ever speak and think and move
As fits a soul new-touched with life from heaven;
T ... read more
All things are yours; whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours; and ye are Christ's; and Christ is God's.
1 CORINTHIANS 3:21-23
FOR those who worship Thee there is no ... read more
Discipline of Our Time
I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air; but I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection.
1 CORINTHIANS 9:26,27
THE slack, indolent temperament, disposed to self indulgence and delay, will find a ve ... read more
Divine Nature in Me
God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of His Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
1 CORINTHIANS 1:9
GIVE me a new, a perfect heart,
From doubt, and fear, and sorrow free;
The mind which was in Christ impart,
And let my spirit cleave ... read more
Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
1 CORINTHIANS 10:31
THY glory alone, 0 God, be the end of all that I say;
Let it shine in every deed, let it kindle the prayers that I pray;
Let it burn in my ... read more
Do All Things For Jesus' Sake
Whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him.
YEA, through life, death, through sorrow and through sinning,
He shall suffice me, for He hath sufficed:
Christ ... read more
Do Not Despair
Why art thou cast down, 0 my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God; for I shall yet praise Him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.
PSALMS 43: 5
IN prayer we own Thee, Father, at our side,
Not always feel or taste Th ... read more
Doing God's Work...or God's Will?
Then said I, Lo, I came... to do Thy will, 0 God.
Commit thy works unto the Lord.
OH, let Thy wisdom be my guide,
Nor take Thy light from me away;
Thy grace be over at my side,
That from Thy path I may no ... read more
Doing His Will
He saith unto them, Follow me . . . and they straightway left their nets, and followed Him.
JESUS calls us; o'er the tumult
Of our life's wild, restless sea,
Day by day His sweet voice soundeth,
Saying, "Christian, follow me." ... read more
Doing the Small Things as They Come in Life
With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men.
YET take the tiny stones which I have wrought,
Just one by one, as they were given by Thee,
Not knowing what came next in Thy wise thought.
Set each stone by Thy Master ... read more
Doing What Christ Demands
They loved not their lives unto the death.
Our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him.
1 THESSALONIANS 5:9,10
Be ours the faith that sees Thee stand
Beside the thr ... read more
Draws All Men
And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto Me.
We know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is.
1 JOHN 3:2
FOR if Christ be born within, Which the soul had lost through si ... read more
Duty to All
Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.
Abide ye here, and watch with me.
MATTHEW 26: 38 (R. V.)
IF to-day thou turn'st aside
In thy luxury and pride,
Wrapped within thyself, and blind
To ... read more
Dying to Self
The cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink?
Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.
WE are often greatly hindered ... read more
Earth and Heaven
If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
2 CORINTHIANS 5:17
HIS perfect peace has swept from sight
The narrow bounds of time and space,
And, looking up with still delight,
We ... read more
Effort in Prayer
Continue in prayer, and watch in the same.
BUT if distractions manifold prevail,
And if in this we must confess we fail,
Grant us to keep at least a prompt desire,
Continual readiness for prayer and praise,
An altar heaped and ... read more
Established in His Will
Fear thou not; for I am with thee; be not dismayed; for I am thy God; I will strengthen thee, yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
DO like a child and lean and rest
Upon thy Father's ... read more
Your life is hid with Christ in God.
Put on therefore a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, longsuffering; forbearing one another, and forgiving each other; even as the Lord forgave you so also do ye.
--COLOSSIANS 3:12-13 ( ... read more
Exercising Simple Faith
In quietness and in confidence shall be your strength.
BE Still, MY soul--for just as thou art still,
Can God reveal Himself to thee; until
Through thee His love, and light, and life can freely flow.
In stillness God can work thr ... read more
Expecting Great Things
Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abun.dantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
ALL t ... read more
Experience His Rest
The Lord bless thee, and keep thee; the Lord make His face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee; the Lord lift up His countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.
The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting ... read more
Faithful in Ordinary Things
Thus shall ye do in the fear of the Lord, faithfully,and with a perfect heart.
2 CHRONICLES 19:9
IN little things of common life,
There lies the Christian's noblest strife,
When he does conscience make
Of every thought and throb within;
And wo ... read more
Fear not; I am the first and the last, and the Living One; and I was dead, and behold, I am alive for evermore, and I have the keys of death and of Hades.
REVELATION 1:18 (R. V.)
LET all things seen and unseen,
Their notes of gladness blend,
For ... read more
Fear of Trying
Ye shall observe to do therefore as the Lord your God hath commanded you: ye shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.
NO duty, however hard and perilous, should be feared one-half so much as failure in the duty. Peopl ... read more
Fighting Our Battles
Ye shall not fear them; for the Lord your God He shall fight for you.
And behold God Himself is with us for our captain.
--2 CHRONICLES 13:12
OH, for trust that brings the triumph
When defeat seems strangely near!
Oh, fo ... read more
Filling Our Souls With God
There was no room for them in the inn.
GOD often would enrich, but finds not where to place His treasurer,--nor in hand nor heart a vacant space.
RICHARD CHENEVIX TRENCH
THE soul, in its highest sense, is a vast capacity for God. It ... read more
Trust in Him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.
FROM tedious toil, from anxious care,
Dear Lord, I turn again to Thee;
Thy presence and Thy smile to share
Makes every burden light to me.
R ... read more
Therefore, brethren, we were comforted over you in all our affliction and distress by your faith.
1 THESSALONIANS 3:7
JUST as God leads I am content:
I rest me calmly in His hands;
That which He has decreed and sent--
That which His will for me co ... read more
Following God in the Ordinary Things
Walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto His kingdom and glory.
1 THESSALONIANS 2:12
AMID our most trivial duties, on days which are passing in the usual round of uneventful routine, He may speak to us as never before. A quiet word may be drop ... read more
Forgetfulness of Self
I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day.
2 TIMOTHY 1:12
LET me Thy power, Thy beauty see;
So shall the hopeless labor cease,
And my free heart shall follow Thee
T ... read more
We pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of His goodness, and the work of faith with power.
2 THESSALONIANS 1:11
THOU settest us each task divine,
We bless that helping hand of Th ... read more
Freedom by Grace
I will walk at liberty: for I seek Thy precepts.
To be made with Thee one spirit,
Is the boon that I lingering ask,
To have no bar 'twixt my soul and Thine;
My thoughts to echo Thy will divine,
Myself Thy servant for any task. ... read more
Gain or Loss
That ye may be counted worthy of the Kingdom of God.
2 THESSALONIANS 1:5
FEAR not, for He hath sworn;
Faithful and true His name;
The glorious hours are onward borne;
'Tis lit, th'immortal flame;
It glows around thee; kneel, and strive, and wi ... read more
Getting What You Look For
With Thee is the fountain of life; in Thy light shall we see light.
How beautiful our lives may be; how bright
In privilege; how fruitful of delight!
And lo! all round us His bright servants stand;
Events, His duteous ministers and ... read more
Give Him All Things
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
AS soon as I woke in the morning I threw myself into the arms of Divine Love as a child does into its father's arms. I rose to serve ... read more
Give Ourselves Up
Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind.
--1 PETER 4:1
TAKE thy whole portion with thy Master's mind--
Toil, hindrance, hardness, with His virtue take--
And think how short a time th ... read more
Give What You Have
To do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
Freely ye have received, freely give.
SURELY Thou hast some work for me to do!
Oh, open Thou mine eyes,
To see how Thou woulds ... read more
Go and Do What is Good
We are laborers together with God.
1 CORINTHIANS 3:9
THEN bear a joy where joy is not,
Go, speak a kindly word in love,
Less bitter make some loveless lot,
Now earth is linked to heaven above.
FREDERICK G. LEE
DO what you can--give what ... read more
God Has Good Plans For You
I girded thee, though thou hast not known me.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord; thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
THOU knowest,--oh, the precious truth
... read more
God has Something for You Today
I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called.
KNOWING Thou needest this form, as I Thy divine inspiration,
Knowing Thou shapest the clay with a vision and purpose di ... read more
God is Good
Be ye therefore followers of God as dear children; and walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given Himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God.
O JOY supreme! I know the Voice,
Like none beside on earth or sea ... read more
God is Love!
Mercy unto you, and peace, and love be multiplied.
He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
1 JOHN 4:8
HE rests in God and He in him,
Who still abides in love;
In love the saints and seraphim
Obey and praise above; ... read more
God is on Our Side
Be strong and courageous, be not afraid nor dismayed; with us is the Lord our God, to help us, and to fight our battles.
2 CHRONICLES 32:7,8
WE fling aside the weight and sin,
Resolved the victory to win;
No shrinking from the desperate fight, ... read more