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Meditations of the day

Discussion in 'Prayers and Meditations' started by FineLinen, May 6, 2019.

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    "There is no getting into God without suffering. In school, there is no education without studying. Without discipline, there is no getting into God. Obedience—we never know real obedience unless we know these three: suffering, discipline, obedience. They, as the media by which we enter into God, are interrelated. In our hearts, we feel perfectly sure He is right in permitting the suffering, though we cannot answer the “why” every time. “When I came into the house of the Lord, I understood.” We will have a spiritual consciousness of reality and Truth; it does not come by natural reasoning. Where revelation ceases, speculation begins. I can give as my personal testimony that these deeper revelations of Truth, and clear understanding of the things of God, have come only through suffering.” - John Wright Follette,
     
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    "It is because we have such shallow views of God's love that we have such defective views of God's dealings. We blindly interpret the symbols of His providence, because we so imperfectly read the engravings of His heart." -Octavius Winslow
     
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    "The death of Jesus was the opening and the emptying of the full heart of God; it was the out-gushing of that ocean of infinite mercy that heaved and panted and longed for an outlet; it was God showing how he could love a poor, guilty sinner." - Octavius Winslow
     
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    The prophet who foresees that “He shall deliver the needy, when he cries; the poor also, and him that has no helper” (Psalm 72:12); no less declares that He “loves righteousness and hates iniquity” (Psalm 45:5, 7; Heb. 1:9), and that “He comes to judge the world with equity and the people with His truth” (Psalm 96:13). Some of His elect may think, that, because they are elect, He will not judge them. But because He is the Truth, He must judge all wrong, and judge it even more in those who know and are near Him, than in those who know Him not. For He reveals Him who said of old, “You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore will I punish you for your iniquities. (Amos 3:2) - Andrew Jukes
     
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    The tomb of Christ is famous because of what it DOES NOT CONTAIN.” -Sam Morris
     
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    "Remember Whose you are and Whom you serve. Provoke yourself by recollection, and your affection for God will increase tenfold; your imagination will not be starved any longer, but will be quick and enthusiastic, and your hope will be inexpressibly bright." -Oswald Chambers
     
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    "The way of Jesus cannot be imposed or mapped, it requires an active participation in following Jesus as He leads us through sometimes strange and unfamiliar territory, in circumstances that become clear only in the hesitations and questionings, in the pauses and reflections where we engage in prayerful conversation with one another and with Him." - Eugene H. Peterson
     
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    "Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, But a good word makes it glad." -Proverbs 12:25

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    "I am firmly convinced that there is life after death, not in a primitive sense but as the entry of my completely finite person into God's infinity, as a transition into another reality beyond the dimension of space and time that pure reason can neither affirm nor deny." ~Hans Kung
     
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    "I don't want a God that I understand. I have a God Whom I can trust where I can't understand. He keeps much in the background so that we walk by faith and not by sight. So I won't understand every last thing. If you would understand God perfectly, there would be no place for faith, and He wouldn't be God. - John Wright Follette
     
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    "When we sin and mess up our lives, we find that God doesn't go off and leave us- He enters into our trouble and saves us." -Eugene H. Peterson

    "At-one-ment is the blending of God's vast resources with our great need." -David E. Johnson
     
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