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Prayer does not equip us for greater works - prayer is the greater work.

    Topics: Prayer

Prayer is the vital breath of the Christian; not the thing that makes him alive, but the evidence that he is alive.

    Topics: Prayer, Life

Some prayers are followed by silence (from God) because they are wrong, others because they are bigger than one can understand. It will be a wonderful moment for some of us when we stand before God and find that the prayers we clamored for in early days and imagined were never answered, have been answered in the most amazing way, and that God's silence has been the sign of the answer.

    Topics: Prayer
    Source: Daily Thoughts for Disciples, Christian Literature Crusade, 1976, p. 75.

The battle of prayer is against two things in the earthlies: wandering thoughts and lack of intimacy with God's character as revealed in His word. Neither can be cured at once, but they can be cured by discipline.

    Topics: Prayer, Discipline

The prayer of the feeblest saint who lives in the Spirit and keeps right with God is a terror to Satan. The very powers of darkness are paralyzed by prayer; no spiritualistic seance can succeed in the presence of a humble praying saint. No wonder Satan tries to keep our minds fussy in active work till we cannot think in prayer.

    Topics: Prayer

There is nothing to be valued more highly than to have people praying for us; God links up His power in answer to their prayers.

    Topics: Prayer

Beware of reasoning about God's Word - obey it.

    Topics: Reasoning, Scripture

Have you ever realized that you can give things to God that are of value to Him? Or are you just sitting around daydreaming about the greatness of His redemption, while neglecting all the things you could be doing for Him? I'm not referring to works which could be regarded as divine and miraculous, but ordinary, simple human things - things which would be evidence to God that you are totally surrendered to Him.

    Topics: Redemption, Service, Surrender

If in preaching the gospel you substitute your knowledge of the way of salvation for confidence in the power of the gospel, you hinder people from getting to reality.

    Topics: Salvation, The Gospel

The one marvelous secret of a holy life lies not in imitating Jesus, but in letting the perfections of Jesus manifest themselves in my mortal flesh. Sanctification is "Christ in you."... Sanctification is not drawing from Jesus the power to be holy; it is drawing from Jesus the holiness that was manifested in Him, and He manifests it in me.

    Topics: Sanctification
    Source: My Utmost for His Highest, July 23.

We look upon the enemy of our souls as a conquered foe, so he is, but only to God, not to us.

    Topics: Satan

God does not have to come and tell me what I must do for Him, He brings me into a relationship with Himself where I hear His call and understand what He wants me to do, and I do it out of sheer love to Him. When people say they have had a call to foreign service, or to any particular sphere of work, they mean that their relationship to God has enabled them to realize what they can do for God.

    Topics: Service

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