“It is imperative that we know the voice of the shepherd and learn to follow Him when He speaks. We must be obedient, no matter what He says to us; it may even mean our life.” ~Darlene Deibler Rose, Evidence Not Seen
To one who asked him the secret of service, Mr. George Mueller replied: “There was a day when I died, utterly died to George Mueller”–and, as he spoke, he bent lower and lower until he almost touched the floor–“to his opinions, preferences, tastes and will; died to the world, its approval or censure; died to the approval or blame of even my brethren and friends. Since then I have studied to show myself approved only unto God.” ~from Springs in the Valley
“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.” ~Jim Elliot
“Do your kids get the impression from you that serving God is something you really enjoy or merely endure?” ~Donald S. Whitney
“He who communes with God is always at home.” ~Spurgeon
“Patience is the only practical way to demonstrate your faith.” ~Dr. John Vaughn
“The greatest sorrow and burden you can lay of the Father, the greatest unkindness you can do to Him is not to believe that He loves you.” ~John Owen
“Every time we give up a part of our faith to try to fit into the ways of the world we lose it forever. We lose a precious part of God’s promise – sacrificed to the world and the world will never give it back. And someday when the world tells us we can no longer have our religion except where they say and God is driven from our schools and our government and our homes, then God’s people can look back and know that our religion was not taken from us. It was given up, handed over bit by bit until there was nothing left.” ~from the movie Sheffey, produced by BJU.