Monthly Archives: February 2015

Missing God to Gain the World — A Quote by Sadhu Sundar Singh in “At the Master’s Feet”

“[This] is the attitude and method of many with regard to prayer and religious meditation. Seated by the shore of the boundless ocean of God, they give no thought to His majesty and love, or to His divine nature that cleanses from sin and satisfies the hungry soul, but are wrapped up in the thought of acquiring some specially desired object, by means of which they may more fully indulge in the delights of this fleeting world. Thus they turn away from the fountain of true peace, and, immersing themselves in the fading joys of this world, with them also die and pass away.”

— Sadhu Sundar Singh, “At the Master’s Feet”, Kindle location 442

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Faithfully Persist in Prayer Even When the Wait is Long — My Verses of the Day (Psalms 130:1-2,5-6)

“Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord! O Lord, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my pleas for mercy…! I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope; my soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning.” Psalms 130:1-2,5-6 (ESV)

Grasp Your True Identity to Walk in Freedom — A Quote by Neil T. Anderson in “Victory Over the Darkness”

“The reason so many Christians are not enjoying the maturity and freedom which is their inheritance in Christ is because they hold wrong self-perceptions. They don’t see themselves as they really are in Christ. They don’t understand the dramatic change which occurred in them the moment they trusted in Him. They don’t see themselves the way God sees them, and to that degree they suffer from a poor self-image. They don’t grasp their true identity.”

— Neil T. Anderson, “Victory Over the Darkness”, p. 39

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Don’t Let Experiences Trump God’s Word — A Quote by Steve and Wendy Backlund in “Igniting Faith in 40 Days”

“When we fail or have experiences that do not line up with the promises of God… we have a choice. Do we keep our identity (and God’s identity) in His promises, or do we use experience to empower a negative identity for us and for God? We must remember that negative strongholds are created and strengthened when we put our experiences above God’s Word. When failure happens, we must think like this: ‘I may have sinned, but I am not a sinner. I may have had an accident, but I have a covenant of protection. I may be in lack, but I am a prosperous person. Healing may not have manifested, but I am healed and bring healing to others.'”

— Steve and Wendy Backlund, “Igniting Faith in 40 Days”, Kindle location 556

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To be Muslim and Follow Jesus — A Quote by Carl Medearis in “Muslims, Christians, and Jesus”

“‘I am a Muslim who follows Jesus.’ ‘How does that work?’ I asked him. ‘What does your family think?’ He looked at me strangely and said, ‘They think nothing of it. I am a Muslim. What should they think?’ I had to ponder that for a minute, and then it hit me: Accepting Jesus as his teacher had taught Ali to make Jesus his leader, and in turn, had taken him to the revelation of who Jesus really is — Savior and Master. At no point had Jesus ever said to my friend, ‘You must change your name, go to a Western-style church, and give up your family and tribe…’ There is a growing number of Muslims around the world who maintain their cultural identity as ‘Muslim’ but choose to align themselves with the spiritual and moral teachings of Jesus, becoming his disciples while becoming what ‘Muslim’ truly means: submitted to God.”

— Carl Medearis, “Muslims, Christians, and Jesus”, Kindle location 964

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