Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Live to Give

"Do not think me mad. It is not to make money that I believe a Christian should live. The noblest thing a man can do it, just humbly to receive, and then go amongst others and give." ~  David Livingstone

Monday, January 26, 2015

Each New Day

"We are not traveling toward the night but are facing the rising sun. The possibility of each new day to every soul is greater than any proceeding day." ~ Phineas F. Bresee

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Do the Right Thing

"God can use those who are willing to do the right thing no matter what." ~ David Busic

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Act of Obedience

"Giving is more than a responsibility—it is a privilege; more than an act of obedience—it is evidence of our faith." ~ William Arthur Ward

Friday, January 23, 2015

Dependence

"A Christian . . . has a continual sense of his dependence on the Parent of good for his being, and all the blessings that attend it. To Him he refers every natural and every moral endowment; with all that is commonly ascribed either to fortune, or to the wisdom, courage, or merit of the possessor." ~ John Wesley

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Worship Is...

"Worship is giving God the best that He has given you. Be careful what you do with the best you have. Whenever you get a blessing from God, give it back to Him as a love gift. Take time to meditate before God and offer the blessing back to Him in a deliberate act of worship. If you hoard a thing for yourself, it will turn into spiritual dry rot, as the manna did when it was hoarded. ~ Oswald Chambers

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Seeking Our Heavenly Father

"When we approach the Bible as history and biography, we approach the Bible in the wrong spirit. We must read the Bible, not primarily as historians seeking information, but as men and women seeking God." ~ Billy Graham

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

On Fire!

"Nothing short of being red hot for God can keep the glow of heaven in our hearts during these chilly days. The early Methodists had no heating in their churches. They said that the flame in the pew and the fire in the pulpit must be sufficient to keep them warm." ~ E. M. Bounds (The Necessity of Prayer, p. 46; 1984)

Monday, January 19, 2015

Measure of a Man

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. The true neighbor will risk his position, his prestige and even his life for the welfare of others." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Live As Brothers

“We must all learn to live together as brothers or we will all perish together as fools. We are tied together in the single garment of destiny, caught in an inescapable network of mutuality. And whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly. For some strange reason I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. And you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be. This is the way God’s universe is made.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

The Newborn Church

"The newborn Church, as vulnerable as any human child, having neither money, influence nor power in the ordinary sense, is setting forth joyfully and courageously to win the world for God through Christ. The young Church, like all young creatures, is appealing in its simplicity and single-heartedness. Here we see the Church in its first youth, valiant and unspoiled—a body of ordinary men and women joined in an unconquerable fellowship never before seen on this earth. This surely is the Church as it was meant to be. It is vigorous and flexible, for these are the days before it ever became fat and short of breath through prosperity, or muscle-bound by over-organization…. But if they were uncomplicated and na├»ve by modern standards, we have ruefully to admit that they were open on the God-ward side in a way that is almost unknown today." ~ J. B. Phillips

Saturday, January 17, 2015

How to Love God

"I do not know how to love God except by loving the poor. I do not know how to serve God except by serving the poor…. Here, within this great city of nine million people, we must, in this neighborhood, on this street, in this parish, regain a sense of community which is the basis for peace in the world." ~ Dorothy Day

Friday, January 16, 2015

Transformation Is Dependent On...

"Deep in us we know that the transformation of a city is dependent on transformed people and that finally a commitment to the building of the city has to involve a commitment to change in us." ~ Elizabeth O'Connor

Thursday, January 15, 2015

An Abundantly Rewarding Day

"Lose yourself in generous service and every day can be a most unusual day, a triumphant day, an abundantly rewarding day!" ~ William Arthur Ward