Encouraging Words

Battle Smart

 David Wilkerson (1931-2011)  Whenever opposition arises, God’s grace thrives in us. Think about what happens to a tree when a great storm beats violently against it. The wind threatens to uproot the tree and carry it away. It breaks off branches and blows away its leaves. It loosens its roots and blows off its buds….

Show Me Thy Face

      Author Anonymous (c. 1880)       Show me Thy face—one transient gleamOf loveliness divine,And I shall never think or dreamOf other love save Thine;All lesser light will darken quite,All lower glories wane,The beautiful of earth will scarceSeem beautiful again. Show me Thy face—my faith and loveShall henceforth fixed be,And nothing here…

Not Troubled with Doubts

by . D.L. Moody  (from ‘Moody’s Stories: Anecdotes, Incidents and Illustrations’) One of the happiest men I ever knew was a man in Dundee, Scotland, who had fallen and broken his back when he was a boy of fifteen. He had lain on his bed for about forty years, and could not be moved without…

Fearless of All Consequences, You Must do the Right

  by Charles Spurgeon  (from ‘Morning and Evening — The Classic Daily Devotional’, December 28th Evening reading)   “I came not to send peace on earth, but a sword” (Matthew 10:34). The Christian will be sure to make enemies. It will be one of his objects to make none; but if to do the right,…

Power through Unconditional Surrender

by Zac Poonen (from ‘The Supreme Priorities‘, Chapter 5) Many are confused regarding the fullness of the Spirit. They have the idea that God is very reluctant to give His Spirit to us. But the words of Jesus in Luke 11:11-13 should for ever dispel such doubts from our minds. “How much more shall your heavenly Father…

Fanny Crosby: In Her Own Words

When I was a little baby, six weeks old, in April 1820, my eyes became sore and red. A stranger who claimed to be a doctor put hot cloths on my eyes and, although the infection went away, white scars formed over my eyes. Afterward, I couldn’t see. Poor Mother. 1820 turned out to be…

Seven Important Warnings

by John Wesley (1703-1791 A.D.) Watch and pray continually against pride. You can easily slide back into pride without even realizing it, if you think you have no danger of pride, or if you think you have more knowledge of God than you really have, or if you think you are so well taught by…

Should We Follow Godly Men or Only Follow Jesus?

by Zac Poonen Under the old covenant, the Israelites could only follow the written Word that God gave them through Moses and the prophets. No-one could say,”Follow me” – not even the greatest prophets like Moses or Elijah or John the Baptist. God’s Word alone was the light for their path (Psa. 119:105). But Jesus…

Christians Who Think They Have Understood The New Covenant

by Zac Poonen The Jews gloried in the fact that they had God’s Word unlike the rest of the world. But they did not live according to that Word; and they finally rejected the One about Whom God’s Word had prophesied, when He came into their midst. It is possible for those of us who…

A Tender Heart

by G.D. Watson Without tenderness of spirit the most intensely righteous, religious life is like the image of God without His beauty and attractiveness. It is possible to be very religious, and stanch, and persevering in all Christian duties, even to be sanctified, and be a brave defender and preacher of holiness, to be mathematically…