Quiet Time

for it is written, “You shall be holy, because I am holy.”

[1 Pet 1:16 NET]

The highway of holiness is along the commonest road of life along your very way. In wind and rain, no matter how it beats it is only going hand in hand with Him.

~ Mark Guy Pearse ~

Quiet Time

But whenever you pray, go into your room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret. And your Father, who sees in secret, will reward you.

[Matt 6:6 NET]

This is faith’s stronghold; here she weapons herself for the daily conflict. Silence in that closet of prayer bespeaks death throughout all the house. When that door is suffered to rust on its hinges, and that chamber is deserted, then the heart–house is soon retaken by Satan, and evil spirits come in and dwell there.

~ Theodore Cuyler ~

Quiet Time

Worship the Lord with joy! Enter his presence with joyful singing!

[Ps 100:2 NET]

God wants our life to be a song. He has written the music for us in His Word and in the duties that come to us in our places and relations in life. The things we ought to do are the notes set upon the staff. To make our life beautiful music we must be obedient and submissive. Any disobedience is the singing of a false note, and yields discord.

~ J. R. Miller ~

Quiet Time

God chose what is low and despised in the world, what is regarded as nothing, to set aside what is regarded as something,

[1 Cor 1:28 NET]

In some of the great halls of Europe may be seen pictures not painted with the brush, but mosaics, which are made up of small pieces of stone, glass, or other material. The artist takes these little pieces, and, polishing and arranging them, he forms them into the grand and beautiful picture. Each individual part of the picture may be a little worthless piece of glass or marble or shell; but, with each in its place, the whole constitutes the masterpiece of art.

So I think it will be with humanity in the hands of the great Artist. God is picking up the little worthless pieces of stone and brass that might be trodden under foot unnoticed, and is making of them His great masterpiece.

~ Bishop Simpson ~

Quiet Time

Look, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have purified you in the furnace of misery.

[Isa 48:10 NET]

Does not the word come like a soft shower, assuaging the fury of the flame? Yea, is it not an asbestos armor, against which the heat hath no power? Let affliction come God has chosen me. Poverty, thou mayest stride in at my door but God is in the house already, and He has chosen me. Sickness, thou mayest intrude, but I have a balsam ready God has chosen me. Whatever befalls me in this vale of tears I know that He has “chosen” me. Fear not, Christian; Jesus is with thee. In all thy fiery trials His presence is both thy comfort and safety. He will never leave one whom He has chosen for His own. “Fear not, for I am with thee,” is His sure word of promise to His chosen ones in the “furnace of affliction.”

~ Spurgeon ~

Quiet Time

Then Solomon said, “The Lord has said that he lives in thick darkness. O Lord, truly I have built a lofty temple for you, a place where you can live permanently.”

[1 Kgs 8:12-13 NET]

Solomon, the prince of peace, alone could build the temple. If we would be soul–winners and build up the church, which is God’s temple, let us note this; not by discussion nor by argument, but by lifting up Christ shall we draw men unto Him.

~ J. Hudson Taylor ~