Sometimes we make the mistake of thinking God uses only ‘special’ people the strong, the intelligent, the beautiful. We don’t think He has a place for the rest of us. We are so wrong!
I pray that the Holy Spirit will burn into all our hearts that the Lord Jesus Christ has the supreme claim uon the life of each one of us. May you make your prayer as you read these messages, Lord, what wilt Thou have me to do, and how wilt Thou have me to do it?
To do any service for God without regard for what may be the will of God, without understanding the real principles of Christian service, is not only foolishness but sinful. Why? Because to do that asserts the right to choose your own task, your own sphere of service, your own life, and ignores the claims of the Saviour, which should take first place.
God will allow us to follow self-help, self-improvement programs until we have tried them all, until we finally come to the honest confession, ‘I can’t do it. I can’t be righteous in my own strength!’ It is then, when we admit our utter powerlessness, that we find hope. For it is then when the Lord intervenes to do a work that we could not do for ourselves.
There are more battles won through prayer than by any other means.
Paul points out that some say, ‘I’m of Paul,’ while others say, ‘I’m of Apollos.’ He asked, ‘Isn’t that carnal?’ But what’s the difference between saying that or saying, ‘I’m a Baptist,’ ‘I’m a Presbyterian,’ ‘I’m a Methodist,’ ‘I’m a Catholic’? I have found that the more spiritual a person becomes, the less denominational he is. We should realize that we’re all part of the Body of Christ and that there aren’t any real divisions in the Body. We’re all one.
The purpose is not that you might get more of the Holy Spirit, but that the Holy Spirit might get more of you.
Look, don’t judge Christianity by the imperfect examples that we have seen in history. Judge it by Jesus Christ.
You have only one life and it will soon be past, and only what’s done for Christ will last.
Prayer is the most important activity a born-again Christian can perform. It should head your list of priorities, for certainly the world around us desperately needs prayer. Prayer will open the door for God to do a glorious work in these last days. Prayer will stem the tide of evil.
God often goes to the gutter to find the recipient for His grace. He lifts him out, washes him and transforms him – making him into a child of God fit for His kingdom. That is God’s grace.
Some people think God does not like to be troubled with our constant coming and asking. The way to trouble God is not to come at all.