“Thanks be to God for His inexpressible gift!”
2 Corinthians 9:15
Take time to count your blessings today.
“Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.” -Titus 2:10
Are you an ornament of God’s grace? Are you beautifying the teaching of our Lord? Don’t underestimate how God can use your witness even when you’re not speaking.
–excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Sunday Morning Sermon: “Are You an Ornament?“
“Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord…” -Hebrews 12:14
It’s little things you do in everyday life that make up a life of holiness.
–excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Sunday Morning Sermon: “How Young Women Adorn the Doctrine“
“For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.” -Galatians 5:13
Are you free in Christ? Don’t use your freedom to indulge self, but to serve others. -excerpt from Pastor Steve Wainright’s Wednesday Evening Sermon “Abusing Prosperity”
“Jesus answered and said unto her, ‘Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.'” -John 4:13-14
Essential to satisfaction is spilling over. -John Piper via Twitter
“And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the Lord his God.” -1 Samuel 30:6
For many people, worship is something to attend and be done with as quickly as possible so that they can get on with life. For Christians, worship is life. -Burk Parsons via Twitter
We live by virtue of our union with the Son of God. As God-man Mediator, the Lord Jesus lives by the self-existent Father who has sent Him, and in the same manner we live by the Savior who has quickened us. He who is the source of our life is also the sustenance of it. Living is sustained by feeding. We must support the spiritual life by spiritual food, and that spiritual food is the Lord Jesus. Not His life, or death, or offices, or work, or word alone, but Himself, as including all these. On Jesus Himself we feed.
This is set forth to us in the Lord’s Supper, but it is actually enjoyed by us when we meditate upon our Lord, believe in Him with appropriating faith, take Him into ourselves by love, and assimilate Him by the power of the inner life. We know what it is to feed on Jesus, but we cannot speak it or write it. Our wisest course is to practice it and to do so more and more. We are entreated to eat abundantly, and it will be to our infinite profit to do so when Jesus is our meat and our drink.
Lord, I thank Thee that this, which is a necessity of my new life, is also its greatest delight. So, I do at this hour feed on Thee.
[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon]