Do not be lazy. Run each day’s race with all your might, so that at the end you will receive the victory wreath from God. Keep on running even when you have had a fall. The victory wreath is won by him who does not stay down, but always gets up again, grasps the banner of faith and keeps on running in the assurance that Jesus is Victor.
Let God use your life for ministering to others so that people come to Him and glorify Him, not come to you and glorify your name.
Start your ministry by treating others as very important people who are more important than you. Enter each house with a humble heart and God will come to the house.
If you want the glory of God to be manifested in your ministry, you must willingly let God prepare you to enter the darkness of the night.
Everything God does is love — even when we do not understand Him.
Prayer means rushing to the Father as His child. It means asking and receiving, loving and thanking Him.
Prayer means talking over with Jesus everything that happens from morning until night.
Whether or not God will speak to and through you, and how often, depends largely on how regular you are in making time for personal communion with God and on how faithful you are in submitting yourself to Him and waiting for Him.
It takes spiritual authority to bless others. Many Christians say, “God bless you,” but one clearly senses that although the words express a kind wish, they lack real spiritual authority.
How different the world would look, how different the state of our nation would be, if there were more sanctified priestly souls! These are souls who have the power to bless, for they intercede with sanctified hearts. They never begin their daily time of intercessory prayer without having first brought to the cross all that is unholy in their lives, so that their old self can be crucified there with Jesus, the sacrificial Lamb.
Only good things come from God’s hands. He never gives you more than you can bear. Every burden prepares you for eternity.
The world of demons, fallen Angels, is very real – a fact we need to know. We have to face up to this terrible reality, so that we do not fall unsuspectingly into their hands and come under their tyranny.
When human reason has exhausted every possibility, the children can go to their Father and receive all they need. … For only when you have become utterly dependent upon prayer and faith, only when all human possibilities have been exhausted, can you begin to reckon that God will intervene and work His miracles.
We are told, “Come near to God, and He will come near to you.” (James 4:8), this is God’s word, it is a promise. It does not depend on our feelings, but on our unchangeable, loving, trustworthy promise-keeping God. He is calling us even in these times of anguish and pain, to draw near, perhaps only able to cry out from the depths of our being with one word – ‘HELP’ – but that one word, cried out in faith, summons all Heaven to our aid.