The simplicity which is in Christ is rarely found among us.
In its stead are programs, methods, organizations, and a world of nervous activities which occupy time and attention but can never satisfy the longing of the heart.
(A.W. Tozer in The Pursuit of God, found in Flowers Along The Path by Esther Carls Dodgen, p. 198)
27 November 2015
Trust in the Lord with all you heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.
(God's Promise and Answers For Your Life, Proverbs 3: 5,6, p. 78)
19 November 2015
Do not look forward to what may happen tomorrow; the same everlasting Father who cares for you today will take care of you tomorrow, and every day ... Be at peace, then, and put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginations.
(St. Francis de Sales, in Especially For You, by Heartland Samplers, 14 November)
14 November 2015
We thank you Lord for your willingness to forgive our foolish acts and decisions. May we find ways to follow your example and lead more honest lives deserving of your love, Amen.
(Moravian Daily Texts - 2013, 8 November)
11 November 2015
Silence is listening with all our might to God. This is prayer at its best. We must learn to be still and listen. We get away from scandals and rumors and judgments and through the practice of silent communion we begin to know the power of prayer. In silence we can close our minds to what the world thinks is desirable. The babble of the world is drowned out so we can hear the voice of the Spirit. We must be faithful to the practice of silence and we will reap rich rewards.
(C.M.M. in Flowers Along The Path, by Esther Carls Dodgen, p. 177)
7 November 2015
Forgiving God, often our good intentions do not become what we want them to be, and the good we want to do, we don't. It is sometimes difficult to face up to the wrongs in our lives. Help us to feel your forgiving presence and strengthen us to forgive those who have wronged us. Amen.
(Moravian Daily Texts - 2013, 6 November)
6 November 2015
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