Daily Quiet Time

As thy days, so shall thy strength be.
~ Deut 33:25

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

~ Phil 4:13

He will not impose upon you one needless burden. He will not exact more than He knows your strength will bear. He will ask no Peter to come to Him on the water, unless He impart at the same time strength and support on the unstable waves. He will not ask you to draw water if the well is too deep, or to withdraw the stone if too heavy. But neither at the same time will He admit as an impossibility that which, as a free and responsible agent, it is in your power to avert. He will not regard as your misfortune what is your crime.

~ Macduff

Daily Quiet Time

What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter.
~ John 13:7

God keeps a school for His children here on earth and one of His best teachers is Disappointment. My friend, when you and I reach our Father’s house, we shall look back and see that the sharp voiced, rough; visaged teacher, Disappointment, was one of the best guides to train us for it. He gave us hard lessons; he often used the rod; he often led us into thorny paths; he sometimes stripped off a load of luxuries; but that only made us travel the freer and the faster on our heavenward way. He sometimes led us down into the valley of the death shadow; but never did the promises read so sweetly as when spelled out by the eye of faith in that very valley. Nowhere did he lead us so often, or teach us such sacred lessons, as at the cross of Christ. Dear, old, rough handed teacher! We will build a monument to thee yet, and crown it with garlands, and inscribe on it: Blessed be the memory of Disappointment!

~ Theodore Cuyler

Daily Quiet Time

Wait for the promise of the Father.
~ Acts 1:4

When the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place … and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost.

~ Acts 2:1,4

Obedience to a divine prompting transforms it into a permanent acquisition.

~  F. B. Meyer

Daily Quiet Time

Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee.
~ Ps 55:22

He that taketh his own cares upon himself loads himself with an uneasy burden. The fear of what may come, expectation of what will come, desire of what will not come, and the inability to redress all these, must needs bring him continual torment. I will cast my cares upon God: He hath bidden me. They cannot hurt Him: He can redress them.

~ Hall

Daily Quiet Time

Thou shalt never wash my feet.
~ John 13:8

Whatever hinders us from receiving a blessing that God is willing to bestow upon us is not humility, but the mockery of it. A genuine humility will ever feel the need of the largest measures of grace, and will be perfected just in the degree in which that grace is bestowed. The truly humble man will seek to be filled with all the fulness of God, knowing that when so filled there is not the slightest place for pride or for self. 

~ George Bowen

Daily Quiet Time

Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord … I know that … whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee. Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again. Martha saith unto Him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.
~ John 11:21-24

Beware, in your prayer, above everything, of limiting God, not only by unbelief, but by fancying that you know what He can do. Expect unexpected things, above all that we ask or think. Each time you intercede, be quiet first and worship God in His glory. Think of what He can do, of how He delights to hear Christ, of your place in Christ; and expect great things.

~ Andrew Murray

Daily Quiet Time

A certain man … who never had walked … heard Paul speak: who … perceiving that he had faith to be healed, said … Stand upright on thy feet. And he leaped and walked.
~ Acts 14:8-10

Where true faith is, it will induce obedience and where it does induce obedience, it will always, in one form or another, bring a blessing.

~ W. Hay Aitken

Daily Quiet Time

His kingdom ruleth over all.
~ Ps 103:19

His kingdom ruleth over all therefore thou canst find nothing which is not matter for praise, since there is nothing which is not the matter of thy Lord’s gracious permission, or planning, or control. Over all nowhere canst thou step outside His realm, nor in anything get beyond His care and government. Over all therefore take all as from God; hold all as from God; and by thy gratitude give all back to God again, and thus complete the circle, making Him the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the Ending of all things.

~ Mark Guy Pearse

Daily Quiet Time

Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.
~ Matt 6:33

We need have only one care, that we put the first thing first faithfulness to God. Then all else we need for both worlds will be supplied. God will never fail us; but we forget, sometimes, in our rejoicing over such an assurance, that we must fulfil our part if we would claim the divine promise.

It will not always be easy. Tomorrow it may mean a distasteful task, a disagreeable duty, a costly sacrifice for one who does not seem worthy. Life is full of sore testings of our willingness to follow the Good Shepherd. We have not the slightest right to claim this assurance unless we have taken Christ as the guide of our life.

~ J. R. Miller