Sunday, May 18, 2014

Highlights Week #3

This week's top ten:
From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint;
lead me to the rock that is higher than I. (Psalm 61:2) (NIV)
Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens. (Psalm 68:19) (NIV)
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28) (NIV)
When you lie down, you will not be afraid;
when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet. (Proverbs 3:24) (NIV)
I lie down and sleep;
I wake again, because the Lord sustains me. (Psalm 3:5) (NIV)
In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety. (Psalm 4:8) (NIV)
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13) (NIV)
Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you. (2 Thessalonians 3:16) (NIV)
God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. (1 Corinthians 1:9)
What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us. (1 Corinthians 2:12) (NIV)
God knows how to make the story end just right — in the way that’s best for us. ~ E. Nesbit, The Railway Children
We are not naturally capable of loving God for Himself; indeed, we hate Him. But in discovering this about ourselves, and in learning of the Lord's supernatural love for us, love for the Father was born. Forgiven much, we loved much (Luke 7:47). We rejoiced in the hope of glory, in suffering, even in God Himself (Rom. 5:2, 3, 11). This new affection seemed first to overtake our worldliness, then to master it. Spiritual realities-Christ, grace, Scripture, prayer, fellowship, service, living for the glory of God-filled our vision and seemed so large, so desirable, that other things by comparison seemed to shrink in size and become bland to the taste. ~ Sinclair Ferguson, In Christ Alone
You would never have come to Him if He had not turned to you. Do not ever get up, stick your chest out and say, “I sought the Lord.” You sought the Lord after He made it tough for you and pushed you and urged you. He is the aggressor, not you. You did not do anything but respond, and the Lord had to get behind you and push. That is the way all God’s people came to Him, so do not feel bad about it. And He chose you before the foundation of the world. God knew your name and my name before there was a sea or a mountain, before there was a star or a planet. ~ A.W. Tozer, Reclaiming Christianity
Reading is a good preparative for prayer, as prayer is an excellent means to render reading effectual. ~ George Whitfield, "The Great Duty of Family Religion"
Nothing is more destructive than feelings of uselessness and worthlessness. That's precisely why the enemy seeks every avenue to fuel and perpetuate them. Beloved, each of us has a God-given need to matter. You are not self-centered and vain because you have that need; you are human. ~ Beth Moore, The Beloved Disciple
The Lord’s people should not go along with the rest in their worldliness. Their characters should be visibly different. ~ Charles Spurgeon, "The Character of Christ's People"

© Becky Laney of Operation Actually Read Bible

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