God’s Love

Spirit-filled souls ablaze for God – Samuel Chadwick

Spirit-filled souls ablaze for God – Samuel Chadwick

Spirit-filled souls are ablaze for God. They love with a love that glows. They serve with a faith that kindles. They serve with a devotion that consumes. They hate sin with fierceness that burns. They rejoice with a joy that radiates. Love is perfected in the fire of God.

– Samuel Chadwick –

Movement in Your Love – Richard Rolle

Movement in Your Love – Richard Rolle

Lord Jesus, I ask Thee, give unto me movement in Thy love without measure; desire without limit; longing without order; burning without discretion. Truly the better the love of Thee is, the greedier it is; for neither by reason is it restrained, nor be dread thronged, nor by doom tempted.

– Richard Rolle –

Love is a Work of the Spirit – John Preston

The love of God is peculiarly the work of the Holy Ghost … Therefore the way to get it is earnestly to pray. … We are no more able to love the Lord than cold water is able heat itself … so the Holy Ghost must breed that fire of love in us, it must be kindled from heaven, or else we shall never have it.

– John Preston –
1587-1628


The Love of God – John Preston

The love of God is peculiarly the work of the Holy Ghost … Therefore the way to get it is earnestly to pray. … We are no more able to love the Lord than cold water is able to heat itself … so the Holy Ghost must breed that fire of love in us, it must be kindled from heaven, or else we shall never have it.

– John Preston –
1587-1628


Gratitude – Ravi Zacharias

“Gratitude” comes from the same word as freedom (gratis = free). Gratitude is the freeing expression of a free heart toward one who freely gave.

– Ravi Zacharias –


The Tapestry Poem

My life is but a weaving
Between my God and me.
I cannot choose the colors
He weaveth steadily.

Oft’ times He weaveth sorrow;
And I in foolish pride
Forget He sees the upper
And I the underside.

Not ’til the loom is silent
And the shuttles cease to fly
Will God unroll the canvas
And reveal the reason why.

The dark threads are as needful
In the weaver’s skillful hand
As the threads of gold and silver
In the pattern He has planned

He knows, He loves, He cares;
Nothing this truth can dim.
He gives the very best to those
Who leave the choice to Him.

– Author Unknown –
often quoted by Corrie ten Boom


Fearfully and Wonderfully – John Flavel

Fearfully and wonderfully … am I made, and designed for nobler ends and uses than for a few days to eat, and drink, and sleep, and talk, and die. My soul is of more value than ten thousand worlds.

– John Flavel –
(1627–1691)
see Scriptures: Psalm 139:14; Matthew 10:31; Luke 12:7