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There is nothing so masterly as inactivity in some things, and there is nothing so hurtful as restless working, for God has undertaken to work His sovereign will.

    Topics: God

I would rather play with forked lightning, or take in my hand living wires with their fiery current, than speak a reckless word against any servant of Christ, or idly repeat the slanderous darts which thousands of Christian are hurling on others.

    Topics: Gossip

As long as you want anything very much, especially more than you want God, it is an idol.

    Topics: Greed, Idolatry

We must learn to live on the heavenly side and look at things from above. To contemplate all things as God sees them, as Christ beholds them, overcomes sin, defies Satan, dissolves perplexities, lifts us above trials, separates us from the world and conquers fear of death.

    Topics: Heaven, Trials, Overcoming

Holiness of heart and life. This is not the perfection of the human nature, but the holiness of the divine nature dwelling within.

    Topics: Holiness, The Heart

If we walk in righteousness He will carry us through.

    Topics: Holiness, Righteousness

We may not preach a crucified Saviour without being also crucified men and women. It is not enough to wear an ornamental cross as a pretty decoration. The cross that Paul speaks about was burned into his very flesh, was branded into his being, and only the Holy Spirit can burn the true cross into our innermost life.

    Topics: Holy Spirit, Conversion, The Cross

Let us honor the Holy Ghost.

    Topics: Holy Spirit

May God so fill us today with the heart of Christ that we may glow with the divine fire of holy desire.

    Topics: Holy Spirit, Fire

One of the special marks of the Holy Ghost in the Apostolic Church was the spirit of boldness.

    Topics: Holy Spirit

God is not looking for extraordinary characters as His instruments, but He is looking for humble instruments through whom He can be honored throughout the ages.

    Topics: Humility

Often we want people to pray for us and help us, but we always defeat our object when we look too much to them and lean upon them. The true secret of union is for both to look upon God, and in the act of looking past themselves to Him they are unconsciously united.

    Topics: Humility, Helping, Unity

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