Wednesday, June 30, 2010

More Heavenly Springs

"If you are filled with the Spirit God will use everything about you, the tones of your voice, even the putting out of your hand."

"Always follow your work with believing prayer."

"Have we not sometimes prayed for blessings then forgotten all about them? Long afterwards the answer to these prayers came. God did not forget them, though we did."

"God is not ashamed to be called our God, but over and above that He hath prepared for us a city, and we may be a sure this city is worthy of God. It will be a city that will make us say, 'Behold how He loved us!'"

" "God gave His only begotten Son.' He gave up the half of His own joy for a time for us."

"It is natural for us to think if we could do some great exploit, or carry through some great piece of self denial, we should be high in the kingdom. But it is not so. It is doing something that nobody sees but the Master Himself, and no one knows but He."

"We say if we could but know something of what Christ did and said these thirty years in Nazareth! Why did He keep silence? To teach us the real nature of obedience. Is it not doing everything under His eye and for Him? He was teaching us not to mind the honor that cometh from man, to be content with the Father's approval. Do we seek to please the Lord thus, not asking, 'What does man think?' but, 'What does my Father in Heaven think?' Is His approval enough for you, though all men should ignore you, or even despise you?"

"If God sends us to do anything for Him we have power, whether we know it or not."

"The Lord never asks us to go where He Himself is not going."

"I think there might be written over every Bible, 'With joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.' "

"When Israel reached the other side of the Red sea how surprised must they have been. No river like the Nile flowing through the land, no palm trees laden with dates, no gardens of cucumbers and melons! What was to become of them? They were to learn that God could take other ways and use other means to lead them onward. He took from them all visible means of support, and then He stepped in with the wondrous manna from the skies. When the Lord takes away from His people anything that they used to have, He does not mean to make them unhappy. He wants to make them happy in some other way. He gives them manna instead of bread. Corn is never called, 'The bread of the mighty,' but manna is."

"Sometimes in prayer we are vexed because we have forgotten something. But God allowed us to forget. He wanted us perhaps to attend to something else."

" A believer is not very holy if he is not very kind."

"I think it is a very poor kind of holiness that does not make us care for others."

"Never be perplexed as to the next step; that is the Lord's work."

~ Andrew Bonar

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"Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it."
Isaiah 55:6,8-1