Apples of Gold, Pictures of Silver
Love sees through a telescope, not a microscope.
Who draws near to God through doubtings dim...God will advance a mile in blazing light to him.
Prayer is not overcoming God’s reluctance; it is laying hold of God’s willingness.
God’s requirements are met by God’s enablings.
The Christian on his knees sees more than the philosopher on tiptoe.
Prayer is not a substitute for work. It is a desperate effort to work further and to be effective beyond the rage of one’s own power.
The best evidence of the Bible being the Word of God is to be found between its covers.
Satan trembles when he sees the weakest saint on his knees.
Instead of waiting on the Lord, some people want the Lord to wait on them.
Don’t tell me that worrying doesn’t do any good. I know better. The things I worry about don’t happen.
One on God’s side is a majority.
Are your troubles causing you to lose your religion or use your religion?
Wit’s end need not be the end, but the beginning. The end of man’s contriving often is the beginning of God’s arriving.
The Bible is a guidebook; the way to master it is to let it master us.
If there is no way out, there is a way up.
Death is not extinguishing the light; it is putting out the lamp because dawn has come.
He says not, “At the end of the way you find me.” He says “I AM the way: I am the road under your feet, the road that begins just as low as you happen to be.”
Does your faith move mountains, or do mountains move your faith?
Prayer should be the key of the day and the lock of the night.
A traveler crossed a frozen stream in trembling fear one day;
Later a teamster drove across, and whistled all the way.
Great faith and little faith alike were granted safe convoy;
One had the pangs of needless fear, the other all the joy.
It is not the greatness of my faith that moves mountains, but my faith in the greatness of God.
Prayer changes things. Prayer changes you!
When we see the lilies spinning in distress,
Taking thought to manufacture loveliness-
When we see the birds all building barns for store,
‘Twill be time for us to worry, not before.
Swallowing your pride will never give you indigestion.
A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
They that know God will be humble;
They that know themselves cannot be proud.
The greatest of faults is to be conscious of none.
People who fly into a rage always make a bad landing.
I’ve found a little remedy, to ease the life we live,
And make each day a happier one- it is the word “forgive.”
So often little things come up, that leave a pain and sting,
That covered up at once would not amount to anything.
‘Tis when we hold them up to view and brood and sulk and fret,
They grow greater before our eyes; ‘twere better to forget.
(Proverbs 10:12 ... love covereth all sin.)
True happiness depends upon close alliance with God.
No man ever injured his eyesight by looking on the bright side of things.
You can’t keep trouble from coming, but you needn’t give it a chair to sit on.
Fear God and all other fears will disappear.
Peace is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to cope with it.
The light that shows us our sins is the light that heals us.
Pray or be a prey – a prey to fears, to futilities, to ineffectiveness.
Before you flare up at anyone’s faults, take time to count to ten—ten of your own.
God never makes us conscious of our weakness except to give us His strength.
The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is the way a man uses them.
The Lord sometimes takes us into troubled waters NOT to drown us, but to cleanse us.
Be to his virtues very kind.
Be to his faults (a little) blind.
You are writing a gospel,
A chapter each day,
By deeds that you do,
By words that you say.
Men read what you write,
Whether faithless or true,
So, what is the gospel according to you?
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