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Posts tagged ‘cross’

If we take courage to expect, we shall have crushing disappointments sometimes, but often we shall find. And we shall tap deep wells. We shall discover a power and abandon of love to our blessed Lord Jesus that overflows our poverty of faith. Not the emotion of a moment, but the passion of a lifetime, […]

Thy Loyalty Is To Follow Me

September 21st, 2010

This week I decided to revive some of my favorite posts from my earlier blogging days. These are thoughts and quotes that have challenged and shaped me and I trust will still be an encouragement to others. Enjoy!   If crushed by mysteries of pain Thou scarce canst face the storm again; If I should count on […]

Fellowship with Jesus But if, impatient, thou let slip thy cross, Thou wilt not find it in this world again, Nor in another; here, and here alone Is given thee to suffer for God’s sake. In other worlds we shall more perfectly Serve Him and love Him, praise Him, work for Him, Grow near and […]

Fragrant Fragments # 10

April 15th, 2010

I haven’t shared links for a while, so I have quite a collection today. Enjoy! 1. Sound Asleep. ”As our nation arises this morning from a sound sleep I would like the opportunity to awaken us all from another type of ‘sound sleep’ that is subtle, dangerous and destroys.” 2. The Message behind the Method. A look […]

We need to remind ourselves of the stern, heroic stuff Jesus Christ always spoke when He talked about discipleship. “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me” (Luke 9:23). Few of us do it though plenty of us talk about it. It means […]

XXXVI. The Life-Plan of Peter and John   “What is that to thee? follow thou Me.”–JOHN xxi. 22.        We are standing on the eastern shore of the Lake of Galilee.  The morning breeze blows fresh in our faces; the tiny wavelets run up with a silvery ripple, and die on the white sand; […]

Where is He? Oh where is He for whom my soul is pining, For whom I yearn, and thirst, and pant, and pray? Around His empty cross my arms I’m twining, What daring hand has borne His form away? He is my soul’s beloved, my heart’s treasure- With Him this weary world could restful be; […]

XXVII. The Trial before Caiaphas “Annas had sent Him bound unto Caiaphas the high priest.”–JOHN xviii. 24.      It was as yet but two or three o’clock in the morning.  Jerusalem was still asleep, and well it was for the foes of Jesus that no suspicion of what was on foot had breathed into the […]

     The one, great, dominant recognition is that my personal self belongs to Jesus Christ. The counterfeit is giving ourselves as devotees to a cause; this is perilously wrong because it is so nearly right. Anything that rouses us to act on the line of principles instead of a relationship to a person fosters our […]

We cannot be held fast in peace and nerved to inner, private discipline – to a soldiership that knows nothing of reserve to love that can plunge into very hell to save a soul, unstained by the foulness, unshrivelled by the heat – unless we live within sight of Calvary. God forgive us for the […]

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