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God s Prayer is Sometimes a Still, Small Voice By shutting out noisy acclamations and unspeakable unrest, he began to hear deep within himself a small voice that spoke with :an inexpressible tenderness, power and comfort. As I listened, it became to me the voice of prayer, and the voice of wisdom, and the voice of duty. I did not need to think so hard, or pray so hard, or trust so hard, but that still, small voice of the Holy Spirit in my heart was God s prayer in my secret soul, was God s answer to all my questions, was God s life and strength for soul and body, and became the substance of all knowledge, and all prayer, and all blessing; for it was the living God himself as my life and my all. A. B. Simpson – The Life of Prayer – circa 1890, © 2007 Bridge-Logos
Your God is a Jealous God If in the world you love one person more than the Lord, you are not able to be His disciple. To be a disciple of Christ you must love the Lord wholly. This is the condition for being His disciple. It is quite impossible for you to love the Lord and another person equally at the same time. Watchman Nee – The Salvation of the Soul, © 1978 Christian Fellowship Publishers, Inc.
The Shame of Christian Cowardice Oh, my Lord! When I think in how many ways Thou didst suffer, and in all of them undeservedly, I know not what to say for myself, or what I can have been thinking about when I desired not to suffer, or what I am doing when I make excuses for myself. Teresa of Avila – The Way Of Perfection, circa 1575
Getting Directly at the Root of the Problem I have no doubt that God treats you as one of His friends by giving you the cross. God s way accomplishes His purpose quicker than anything you could think of. God is able to seek out and destroy the roots of self-love. You, on your own, could never find those hidden roots. God can see the entire path of self-love within your heart. Let Him attack self-love at its strongest point. Fenelon – The Seeking Heart, circa 1690, copyright Christian Books Publishing House
You Can t Lose This Bet True religion is betting one s life there is a God. Donald Hankey Oswald Chambers – The Complete Works of Oswald Chambers
You Must Agree With God Many say that they want to know God’s will but they do not — they deceive themselves. 

If you do not know God’s will it is because you do not love Him. You do not love Him because you do not know Him. You do not know Him because you do not seek Him. You do not seek Him because your heart is evil and He is Holy. Confess your sin that you may receive forgiveness by the blood and cleansing that you may enter His Presence where there is Love and Light. Therefore walk in the Light as He is in the Light.

Tom Van Hoogen
Peace With God Brings the Peace of God If the gospel of peace is our message, the peace of God should adorn our face with a holy calm, breathe through our lips like a benediction, and diffuse itself like the dew of the Lord over the places of human rivalry and hatred. Ours should be the blessedness of the peacemakers. Our tread should be only in the paths of peace, except when the trumpet of God clearly calls us to war against the sins and injustices. As the apostle Paul admonished, “If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men” (Romans 12:18). So then, let us follow after things that promote harmony and thus lead by example for all who desire peace. F. B. Meyer – The Best of F. B. Meyer, circa 1910, © 2006 Cook Communications Ministries
The Thrill of Living Victoriously Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of a readiness to die. “He that will lose his life, the same shall save it,” is not a piece of mysticism for saints and heroes. It is a piece of everyday advice for sailors or mountaineers…. A man cut off by the sea may save his life if he will risk it on the precipice. He can only get away from death by continually stepping within an inch of it. A soldier surrounded by enemies, if he is to cut his way out, needs to combine a strong desire for a living with a strange carelessness about dying…. He must seek his life in a spirit of furious indifference to it; he must desire life like water and yet drink death like wine. No philosopher, I fancy, has ever expressed this romantic riddle with adequate lucidity, and I certainly have not done so. But Christianity has done more: it has marked the limits of it in the awful graves of the suicide and the hero, showing the distance between him who dies for the sake of living and him who dies for the sake of dying. G. K. Chesterton – Orthodoxy, copyright 1908 by Dodd, Mead and Company
Anticipation and Lingering I will spread out my prayer like the victim on the altar, and I will look up and expect to receive the answer by fire from heaven to consume the sacrifice. Do we not miss very much of the sweetness and efficacy of prayer by a want of careful meditation before it and of hopeful expectation after it? Prayer without fervency is like hunting with a dead dog, and prayer without preparation is hawking with the blind falcon. Charles H. Spurgeon – The Treasury of David abridged by David Otis Fuller, circa 1880, © 1968 by David Otis Fuller, Published by Kregel Publications
Love From a Child s Viewpoint When I was just a boy at school and the charm of my companions was a great delight, amidst the habits and vices that usually threatened that age, I gave my whole mind to affection and vowed myself to love, so that nothing seemed more pleasant to me, more delightful, more useful, than to love and be loved. Alfred of Rievaulx, From Spiritual Friendship circa 1150; excerpted from The Essential Writings of Christian Mysticism by Bernard McGuinn copyright 2006 by Random House, Inc.
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