No sin which we are capable of committing has ever taken God by surprise for He knew we were just like that.
The condition of an enlightened mind is a surrendered heart.
I have something which enables me to take it in the face of all the buffeting that comes my way, for I can always find resources that are adequate to take the knocks.
Return to the battle again, no longer trusting in the false and insufficient human resources which so foolishly we had taken into the battle, but now trusting in the limitless resources of our risen Lord.
The conversion of a soul is the miracle of a moment, but the manufacture of a saint is the task of a lifetime.
God’s mercy with a sinner is only equalled and perhaps outmatched by His patience with the saints, with you and me.
When GOD wants to do an impossible task He takes an impossible man and crushes him.
The best place any Christian can ever be in is to be totally destitute and totally dependant upon God, and know it.
The Bible NEVER flatters its heroes. It tells us the truth about each one of them in order that against the background of human breakdown and failure we may magnify the grace of God and recognize that it is the delight of the Spirit of God to work upon the platform of human impossibilities.
For every discouragement has been allowed to come to us in order that through it we may be cast in utter helplessness at the Saviour’s feet.
Alan Redpath is no different as a man from what he was as a youngster. And the sins that beset him then beset him now, were it not for a constant, continual dependence upon the blood of Jesus, and the grace of God, and the power of the Holy Spirit to keep me.
David knew that all the question marks of his life were in the hand of God. He knew it was impossible to be in God’s hand and in the enemy’s hand at the same time. The gloom begins to disappear and fear departs as faith emerges in glorious triumph. This man is rising out of his testing and adversity to learn to put his utter dependence on the Lord.
We need, men so possessed by the Spirit of God that God can think His thoughts through our minds, that He can plan His will through our actions, that He can direct His strategy of world evangelization through His Church.
If you look up into His face and say, “Yes, Lord, whatever it costs,” at that moment He’ll flood your Life with His presence and power.
We are fit for the work of God only when we have wept over it, prayed about it, and then we are enabled by Him to tackle the job that needs to be done.
We are not saved in order to be a blessing to other people–you will be that inevitably–but primarily we are saved in order to be conformed to the likeness of Jesus Christ, God’s Son.
You are never used of God to bring blessing until God has opened your eyes and made you see things as they are.
Obey God in all things today ! Drive out the enemy ! Lay the ax to the root of the tree, and the capacity for Jesus Christ will be increased tomorrow.