No secular and Sacred

A spiritually vigorous saint never believes that his circumstances simply happen at random, nor does he ever think of his life as being divided into the secular and the sacred. He sees every situation in which he finds himself as the means of obtaining a greater knowledge of Jesus Christ, and he has an attitude of unrestrained abandon and total surrender about him.

– Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest

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Published in: on January 23, 2017 at 9:13 pm  Leave a Comment  
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God’s Way

But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.  – Phillipians 4:19

“God’s work, done God’s way, will not lack God’s supply.”

– Hudson Taylor, 1832-1905

Published in: on January 16, 2017 at 2:20 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Providence

In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will. – Ephesians 1:11

It is most important for us to learn that the smallest trifles are as much arranged by the God of Providence–as the most momentous events!

He who counts the stars–has also numbered the hairs of our heads!

Our lives and deaths are predestined–but so, also, are our sitting down and our rising up.

I believe that every particle of dust that dances in the sunbeam, does not move an atom more or less than God wishes.

I believe that every particle of spray that dashes against the steamboat has its ordained orbit, as well as the sun in the heavens.

I believe that the chaff from the hand of the winnower–is as much steered by God, as the stars in their course.

The creeping of an aphid over the rosebush–is as much fixed as the march of the devastating pestilence.

The fall of a leaf from a poplar tree–is as fully ordained as the tumbling of an avalanche!

– Charles Spurgeon, 1834-1892

Published in: on January 15, 2017 at 1:50 pm  Leave a Comment  
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What the Church needs today!

“They all joined together constantly in prayer” Acts 1:14

“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” Acts 2:42

The church is looking for better methods–God is looking for holier men.

What the Church needs today is not more or better machinery, not new organizations or more and novel methods–but men mighty in prayer.

The Holy Spirit does not flow through methods–but through men.
He does not come on machinery–but on men.
He does not anoint plans–but men, men of prayer.

Prayer is our most formidable weapon, the thing which makes all else we do efficient.

E.M. Bounds – 1835-1913