Jesus felt the need of it. How much more does the child of God need it?
An anecdote about a father and a soldier during the Civil War paints a beautiful picture of our reception into God's kingdom through Christ's invitation.
I do not ask for sensational happenings. Commune with me through ordinary work and duty.
The heavy heart is indeed a weight that will surely drag us down in our holiness and usefulness.
God uses most for His glory those people and things which are most perfectly broken.
If it is to be a great miracle, the condition is not difficulty but impossibility.
What is the use of worrying?
Nothing tests the Christian character more than to have some evil thing said about him.
And he took them, and went aside privately into a desert place (Luke 9:10).
I came to learn that the desert place apart is often the most useful spot in the varied life of man.
Waiting upon God is necessary in order to see Him, to have a vision of Him.
"The Lord gave, and the Lord hath, taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord."
The morning is the time fixed for my meeting the Lord. The very word morning is as a cluster of rich grapes.
When God has deepened us, then He can give us His deeper truths, His profoundest secrets, and His mightier trusts.
This is one of the grandest testimonies ever given by man to the moral government of God.
There are some people who say, and many more who believe, that as soon as we meet all the conditions, God will answer our prayers.
What if God could not manage to ripen your life without suffering?
Paul not only stood the tests in Christian activity, but in the solitude of captivity.
There is no way out but God.
I have known my Lord for fifty-seven years, and there has never been a single day that I have failed to get audience with the King.
The sweetest joys in life are the fruits of sorrow.
Nothing that is not God's will can come into the life of one who trusts and obeys God.
Comfort does not come to the light-hearted and merry.
Never turn God's facts into hopes, or prayers, but simply use them as realities.
Where did that terrible storm from yesterday go? The grass said, "Part of it is in me."
The world says "seeing is believing," but God wants us to believe in order to see.
May God make our lives thanksgiving and perpetual praise.
Be assured that if God waits longer than you could wish, it is only to make the blessing doubly precious.
Look up. Your blessed Advocate has already claimed your answer.
Is not this a marvelous conception of God--being still and watching?
'Tis when we miss the music, and the days are dull and drear, That we need a faith triumphant over every doubt and fear.
If you have gotten a word, "a sure word" of promise, take it implicitly, trust it absolutely.
The staunchest tree is not found in the shelter of the forest, but out in the open where the winds from every quarter beat upon it.
No prayer is lost.
The Lord never builds a bridge of faith except under the feet of the faith-filled traveler.
The Lord imparts unto us that primary strength of character which makes everything in life work with intensity and decision.
I think that I can trace every scrap of sorrow in my life to simple unbelief.
When the Lord calls you out upon the waters, step gladly forth. Look not for a moment away from Him.
Often our faith grows tired, languid, and relaxed, and our prayers lose their force and effectiveness.
Do we not sometimes kneel or sit before the Lord and yet feel conscious of a fluttering of our spirits? Not a real stillness in His presence.
Patiently wait for God alone, my soul! For he is the one who gives me confidence (Ps. 62:5). Every prayer of the Christian, made in faith, according to the will of God, for which God has promised, offered up in the name of Jesus Christ, and under the influence of the Spirit, whether for temporal or for spiritual blessings, is, or will be, fully answered.
God may not give us an easy journey to the Promised Land, but He will give us a safe one.
Paul does not say, "some things," or "most things," or "joyous things," but "ALL things."
We must keep on praying and waiting upon the Lord, until the sound of a mighty rain is heard.
Christ becomes more real to the one who persists in the cultivation of His presence.
How did they reach the waters of this well? It was by praise.
The Lord will go through with His covenant engagements.
It is extremely doubtful if a soul can really know the love of God in its richness and completeness until the skies are black and lowering.
God has pledged His Word to us that whatsoever we ask in Christ's name and in faith, shall be done.
Only remember that clouds are always moving and passing before God’s cleansing wind.
The fire did not arrest their motion; they walked in the midst of it.
Why do I run to this neighbor and that when God is so near and will hear my faintest call?
It hurt me indeed that I could ever have murmured against anything wrought by Him who bare such sacred tokens of His love.
Faith, walking in the dark with God, only prays Him to clasp its hand more closely.