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Don’t Lose Jesus – Vance Havner

Don’t Lose Jesus – Vance Havner

It is one of the ironies of the ministry that the very man who works in God’s name is often hardest put to find time for God. The parents of Jesus lost Him at church, and they were not the last ones to lose Him there.

– Vance Havner –

Apart From Christ – Tim Gogerty

Apart From Christ – Tim Gogerty

We all have to come to the realization that, as Jesus said “Apart from me, YOU CAN DO NOTHING”. We cannot preach with any effect upon the souls of men at anytime or at any place. But it is like falling off a log to Him. For Christ to win souls is a daily occurrence.

– Tim Gogerty –

Solitude with God – Gordon Cove

Solitude with God – Gordon Cove

We must deliberately seek to meet with God absolutely alone, and to secure such aloneness with God we are bidden to “enter into thy closet.” God absolutely insists on this “closet”-communion with Himself. One reason, no doubt, that He demands it, is to test our sincerity. There is no test for the soul like solitude. Do you shrink from solitude? Perhaps the cause for your neglect of the “closet” is a guilty conscience? You are afraid to enter into the solitude. You know that however cheerful you appear to be you are not really happy. You surround yourself with company lest, being alone, truth should invade your delusion…

– Gordon Cove –

A mighty longing after God – AW Tozer

I want deliberately to encourage this mighty longing after God. The lack of it has brought us to our present low estate. The stiff and wooden quality about our religious lives is a result of our lack of holy desire. Complacency is a deadly foe of all spiritual growth. Acute desire must be present or there will be no manifestation of Christ to His people. He waits to be wanted. Too bad that with many of us He waits so long, so very long, in vain.

– AW Tozer –


The Hardest Thing in Your Life – Lilias Trotter

Take the very hardest thing in your life – the place of difficulty, outward or inward, and expect God to triumph gloriously in that very spot. Just there He can bring your soul into blossom.

– Lilias Trotter –


The Benefit of Waiting – Charles Spurgeon

If the Lord Jehovah makes us wait, let us do so with our whole hearts; for blessed are all they that wait for Him. He is worth waiting for. The waiting itself is beneficial to us: it tries faith, exercises patience, trains submission, and endears the blessing when it comes. The Lord’s people have always been a waiting people.

– Charles Spurgeon –


Waiting on God – G. Campbell Morgan

Waiting for God is not laziness. Waiting for God is not going to sleep. Waiting for God is not the abandonment of effort. Waiting for God means, first, activity under command; second, readiness for any new command that may come; third, the ability to do nothing until the command is given.

– G. Campbell Morgan –


Union and Dependence Upon the Spirit – William Law

Read whatever chapter of scripture you will, and be ever so delighted with it – yet it will leave you as poor, as empty and unchanged as it found you unless it has turned you wholly and solely to the Spirit of God, and brought you into full union with and dependence upon him.

– William Law –