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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Band Aid 30 - Do They Know Its Christmas?

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Truth Will Always Win





I know it’s hard to always do
What we know is right

We look around at other folks
And how they live their lives

But just because they may do
What we know is wrong
We must stay true to our God
And keep our spirits strong

Our eyes must always be fixed on
Our Lord and saviour Christ
Don’t worry what the others do
In His word we must abide

They may laugh at our stand
For righteousness and truth
Just know the one that matters most
Is smiling down on you

He alone is whom we please
Not anyone else down here
For He alone is so worthy
Nobody else compares

No matter what they say and do
Stand your ground for Him

They may try to ridicule
But truth will always win


© By M.S.Lowndes

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

You Mustn't Quit

- Anonymous

Paul writes: 

Philippians 3:13-15(NIV)

13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press ontoward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

Following Paul’s Example

15 All of us, then, who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you.

Paul was driven by his vision of reaching the world for Christ (Romans 10:1).

Romans 10:1(NIV)

10 Brothers and sisters, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they may be saved.

It was his yardstick for daily living and his motivation for every effort. It made him relentless.

An unknown poet wrote:

'When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
and the road you're trudging seems all uphill.
When funds are low and the debts are high,
and you want to smile but you have to sigh.
When things are pressing you down a bit,
rest if you must, but don't you quit!
Life is strange with its twists and turns,
as every one of us sometimes learns.
And many a failure turns about,
when he might have won if he'd stuck it out.
Don't give up, though the pace seems slow -
you might succeed with another blow.
Often the goal is nearer than it seems,
to a faint and faltering man.
Often the struggler has given up,
when he might have captured the victor's cup.
And he learned too late, when the night slipped down,
how close he was to the golden crown.
Success is failure turned inside out -
the silver tint of the clouds of doubt.
You never can tell how close you are,
it may be near when it seems afar.
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit -
it's when things seem worst that you mustn't quit.'

Thursday, November 6, 2014

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

A Tiny Rosebud

- Anonymous





A young preacher was walking with an older more seasoned preacher in the garden one day and the younger preacher, feeling a bit insecure about what GOD had for him to do, he was inquiring of the older preacher.

The older preacher walked up to a rosebush and handed the young preacher a rosebud and told him to open it without tearing off any petals. The young preacher looked in disbelief at the older preacher and was trying to figure out what a rosebud could possibly have to do with his wanting to know the Will of GOD for his life and for his ministry.

Because of his high respect for the older preacher, he proceeded to try to unfold the rose, while keeping every petal intact it wasn't long before he realized how impossible it was to do so. Noticing the younger preacher's inability to unfold the rosebud while keeping it intact, the older preacher began to recite the following poem.

"It is only a tiny rosebud, a flower of GOD's design; but I cannot unfold the petals with these clumsy hands of mine. The secret of unfolding flowers is not known to such as I. GOD opens this flower so sweetly. When in my hands they die. If I cannot unfold a rosebud this flower of GOD's design. Then how can I have the wisdom to unfold this life of mine” ?


So I'll trust in HIM for leading each moment of my day. I will look to HIM for HIS guidance each step of the pilgrim way. The pathway that lies before me, only my HEAVENLY FATHER knows. I'll trust HIM to unfold the moments, just as HE unfolds the rose"

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A.W. Tozer

- Samuel Machado



Aiden Wilson (A. W.) Tozer was born in a small farming community in Western Pennsylvania on April 21, 115 years ago.
His spiritual path opened up when, as a 15-year-old, Tozer responded to a street evangelist.

Five years later, with no theological training, he began pastoring his first church.

Tozer spent the rest of his life as a pastor, rising to national prominence during his tenure at Southside Alliance Church, Chicago, IL (1928–1959). Tozer wrote the spiritual classic The Pursuit of God during his time in Chicago, and over his lifetime authored more than 40 books.

His steadfast call to repentance and faith earned him the nickname “the 20th-century prophet.”
On May 12, 1963, he went to be with his Lord after suffering a heart attack.

The epitaph on his tombstone simply reads:
“A. W. Tozer—A Man of God.”

To celebrate this remarkable man of faith, I put together 10 of my favorite Tozer quotes:



1.“I want the presence of God Himself, or I don’t want anything at all to do with religion. You would never get me interested in the old maids’ social club with a little bit of Christianity thrown in to give it respectability. I want all that God has, or I don’t want any.”

- from The Counselor

2.“I wonder also how many Christians in our day have truly and completely abandoned themselves to Jesus Christ as their Lord. We are very busy telling people to “accept Christ” - and that seems to be the only word we are using. We arrange a painless acceptance.”

- from Who Put Jesus on the Cross?

3.“The world lives in such a time of crisis. Christians alone are in a position to rescue the perishing. We dare not settle down to try to live as if things were normal.”

- from Born After Midnight


4.“But a lot of people have gone too far and have written books and poetry that gets everybody believing that God is so kind and loving and gentle.
God is so kind that infinity won’t measure it. And God is so loving that He is immeasurably loving. But God is also holy and just.”

- from The Attributes of God, Volume One

5.“I can only say, let us be tolerant wherever we can be, and let us be charitable toward all those we cannot tolerate. But let us not imagine for a minute that we are called upon to take a top-of-the-fence stand, never knowing exactly what we believe.”

- from Faith Beyond Reason



6.“It is a high Christian privilege to pray for one another within each local church body and then for other believers throughout the world. As a Christian minister, I have no right to preach to people I have not prayed for. That is my strong conviction.”

- from Tragedy in the Church: The Missing Gifts

7.“In some circles, God has been abridged, reduced, modified, edited, changed and amended until He is no longer the God whom Isaiah saw, high and lifted up.”—from Whatever Happened to Worship?


8.“No matter what the circumstances, we Christians should keep our heads. God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, of love and of a sound mind. It is a dismal thing to see a son of heaven cringe in terror before the sons of earth.”

- from The Warfare of the Spirit

9.“Rightly understood, faith is not a substitute for moral conduct but a means toward it. The tree does not serve in lieu of fruit but as an agent by which fruit is secured. Fruit, not trees, is the end God has in mind in yonder orchard; so Christ-like conduct is the end of Christian faith.”

- from Size of the Soul

10.“The only fear I have is to fear to get out of the will of God. Outside of the will of God, there’s nothing I want, and in the will of God there’s nothing I fear, for God has sworn to keep me in His will.”

- from Success and the Christian: The Cost of Spiritual Maturity


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Prayer Quotes

"Prayer is where the action is"
John Wesley

"No learning can make up for the failure to pray.
No earnestness, no diligence, no study, no gifts will supply its lack."
E.M. Bounds

"If the church wants a better pastor, it only needs to pray for the one it has."

"We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties."
Oswald Chambers

"Prayer breaks all bars, dissolves all chains, opens all prisons, and widens all straits by which God's saints have been held."
E. M. Bounds

"If you want that splendid power in prayer, you must remain in loving, living, lasting, conscious, practical, abiding union with the Lord Jesus Christ."
C. H. Spurgeon


"If the Christian does not allow prayer to drive sin out of his life, sin will drive prayer out of his life"
M.E. Andross

"Prayer does not fit us for the greater work; prayer is the greater work"
Oswald Chambers

“Those persons who know the deep peace of God, the unfathomable peace that passeth all understanding, are always men and women of much prayer.”
R. A. Torrey

"Prayer is the secret of power."
Evan Roberts

"There has never been a spiritual awakening in any country or locality that did not begin in united prayer."
A.T. Pierson

"Heaven is full of answers to prayer for which no one bothered to ask"
Billy Graham

"The fruit of silence is prayer. The fruit of prayer is faith. The fruit of faith is love. The fruit of love is service. The fruit of service is peace."
Mother Teresa