September 1, 2015
|Learning Spiritual Lessons | George D. Watson, 1898||Discipline|
We acquire physical knowledge through our senses.... We obtain intellectual knowledge by the exercise of reason.... We gain spiritual knowledge through the operation of revealed truth and the agency of the inner spiritual being.
June 1, 2019
|Apprehending God | Aiden W. Tozer, 1948||Vision|
We apprehend the physical world by exercising the faculties given us for the purpose, and we possess spiritual faculties by means of which we can know God and the spiritual world if we will obey the Spirit's urge and begin to use them.
June 1, 2020
|The Blessing of Cheerfulness | James R. Miller, 1895||Encouragement|
We cannot put too great emphasis upon the duty of giving happiness and cheer to others. But it is no less a duty that we should be happy and cheerful ourselves. All our efforts to lighten another's load will be limited unless they spring from a source of joy within.
July 1, 2008
|Five Reasons Why I Do Not Seek the Gift of Tongues | Elmer E. Shelhamer||Warning|
We do not for one moment deny that there is a gift of tongues.... I would not dare do as many brethren, who denounce the entire Tongues movement as of the devil. I have found some of these people nearer heaven than some who oppose them.
March 1, 2018
|Finding the Way | James R. Miller, 1904||Guidance|
We have the privilege to pray, "Show me the way I should go," and expect to be answered. There will be a Hand extended to guide us, to open the path for us, and to help us over the hard pinches of the road.
March 1, 2011
|How I Learned to Pray for the Lost | Anonymous/Unknown||Prayer|
We may say that each one is actually God's purchased possession, although still held by the enemy. We must through the prayer of faith, claim and take for God, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, that which is rightfully His.
September 18, 2004
|Subdued | George D. Watson, 1924||Humility|
We must be subdued, not merely in our own opinion, not merely think ourselves subdued... but subdued so perfectly that the all-seeing eye of God can look us through, and the omniscient One knows that we are subdued.
March 22, 2003
|The Extraordinarily Appropriate Gift | Mark P. Spinks, 2002||Jesus/Savior|
We needed someone like this—oh, how we needed and do need Him! He has exactly what we need. He is not too high and beyond our reach, and He is not too low. We needed someone holy who could make us holy and keep us holy.
October 1, 2018
|Having the Mind of Christ | James R. Miller, 1903||Consecration|
We say we want to be like Christ.... But what do we mean by being like Christ? Are we not in danger of getting into our vision of it, merely an easy kind of life, a gentle piety, a dainty charity, a fashionable holiness, a pleasing service?
August 22, 2010
|Sorry I Got Caught | Mark P. Spinks, 2010||Repentance|
"What do you have, Mark?... Did you get that in that store?" "No." I was concentrating fiercely on outwitting my watchful, determined Mom—too focused to realize that I was now not only a thief, but a liar, too.
October 1, 2010
|Remember Now Thy Creator | Ostis B. Wilson, Jr., 2010||Youth|
Whatever it takes for you to save your soul, whatever sacrifices you may have to make, whatever the cost may be, whatever you may have to deny yourself.... This life is just a little while. Eternity is a long time.
April 1, 2014
|The Daily Cross | George D. Watson, 1896||Trials|
What is our daily cross? It is those things in our lives that produce suffering of body, mind, or heart. It is those things which in our poor judgment seem to hinder the easy flow of our religious life.... Were there no suffering at all, then there would be no cross at all.
July 1, 2019
|When the Song Begins | James R. Miller, 1905||Joy|
What is the secret? When does the song begin? What is it that gives to the believer in God this quenchless joy? In the record of the opening of the temple by Hezekiah we find a sentence which suggests the answer.
June 1, 2017
|In Our Father’s Hands | James R. Miller, 1903||Assurance|
When Jesus said, "My Father is the husbandman," He was communicating to His disciples that the care of their lives is in the hands of God, whose name is Love.... There is no "chance"—all things are under control of God's infinite wisdom and love.
May 1, 2017
|One with Christ | J. Hudson Taylor, 1869||Communion|
When my agony of soul was at its height, a sentence in a letter from dear McCarthy was used to remove the scales from my eyes, and the Spirit of God revealed the truth of our oneness with Jesus as I had never known it before.
January 16, 2005
|Divorce and Marriage | James B. Graham, Jr.||Marriage|
When we viewed the blighting effects of divorce... and became convicted that we and others had spoken all too glibly about "Scriptural grounds for divorce" without any very careful study... we set ourselves to discover the truth.
September 1, 2009
|Yield Not to Discouragement | Fred Pruitt||Encouragement|
When you yield to discouragement, by that act you are saying that you do not believe God's Word, and you have listened to Satan's lying vanities and put yourself out of the reach of God's mercy until you confess and repent from the heart.
March 25, 2020
|Would Our Way Be Better? | James R. Miller, 1903||Submission|
Would it be better if we could direct all our own affairs?... If we could do so, no doubt many of our circumstances would be quite different.... We would have only prosperities, with no adversities; only joys, with no sorrows. We would exclude all pain and trouble from our life.