We cannot pray honestly, “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done” and still live like “my kingdom come, my will be done.”
It’s a little hard for the world to hear the church preach “love your enemies” when we can’t even love our own brothers and sisters just a little different from us.
Success that costs you your marriage is failure.
Christ is all (Colossians 3:11). These three words are the essence and substance of Christianity.
“How beautiful, then, the marriage of two Christians, two who are one in home, one in desire, one in the way of life they follow, one in the religion they practice . . . Nothing divides them either in flesh or in spirit . . . They pray together, they worship together, they fast together; instructing one another, encouraging one another, strengthening one another. Side by side they visit God’s church and partake God’s banquet, side by side they face difficulties and persecution, share their consolations. They have no secrets from one another; they never shun each other’s company; they never bring sorrow to each other’s hearts . . . Seeing this Christ rejoices. To such as these He gives His peace. Where there are two together, there also He is present.”
Marriage and the family unit are spiritual sign posts of God’s eternal purpose, and satan comes to steal, kill, and destroy that. Be ever diligent in the power of the Spirit to build, maintain, and show the world the light of the heavenly realms through your marriage and family.
An ounce of love is worth a pound of knowledge.
Patience is more than endurance. A saint’s life is in the hands of God like a bow and arrow in the hands of an archer. God is aiming at something the saint cannot see, and He stretches and strains, and every now and again the saint says–‘I cannot stand anymore.’
God does not heed, He goes on stretching till His purpose is in sight, then He lets fly. Trust yourself in God’s hands. Maintain your relationship to Jesus Christ by the patience of faith. ‘Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him.
No one can violently attack something without taking it seriously in some way. No one attacks belief in Zeus anymore. No one gets emotional over the Flat Earth Society. Yet Christianity calls forth the deepest emotions — even and especially in the ones who most reject it.