Quiet Time

Do not be anxious about anything. Instead, in every situation, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, tell your requests to God.

[Phil 4:6 NET]

The natural temptation with every difficulty is to plan for it, to put it out of the way yourself; but stop short with all your planning, your thinking, your worry, and talk to Him! “Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee.” You may not always be able to do this in a moment or two. Then keep on with supplication until you know He has it, and prayer becomes praise. Rest, trust, and wait, and see how He does that which you wanted to do, and had so much care about. “Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord.”

~ A. E. Funk ~

Quiet Time

For last night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve came to me and said, ‘Do not be afraid, Paul! You must stand before Caesar, and God has graciously granted you the safety of all who are sailing with you.’ Therefore keep up your courage, men, for I have faith in God that it will be just as I have been told.

[Acts 27:23-25 NET]

An active faith can give thanks for a promise, though it be not yet performed; knowing that God’s bonds are as good as ready money.

~ Matthew Henry ~

Quiet Time

teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

[Matt 28:20 NET]

“All the days” in winter days, when joys are fled; in sunless days, when the clouds return again and again after rain; in days of sickness and pain; in days of temptation and perplexity, as much as in days when the heart is as full of joy as the woodlands in spring are full of song. That day never comes when the Lord Jesus is not at the side of His saints. Lover and friend may stand afar, but He walks with them through the fires; He fords with them the rivers; He stands by them when face to face with the lion. We can never be alone. We must always add His resources to our own when making our calculations.

~ F. B. Meyer ~

Quiet Time

for the one bringing forth in you both the desire and the effort – for the sake of his good pleasure – is God.

[Phil 2:13 NET]

Full salvation is to realize that everything we see in Christ, our Example, may be ours, not by imitation, but by reproduction.

~ Selected ~

Quiet Time

Then he came to the disciples and found them sleeping. He said to Peter, “So, couldn’t you stay awake with me for one hour?

[Matt 26:40 NET]

Oh! ye who sigh and languish, and mourn your lack of power, Heed ye this gentle whisper, “Could ye not watch one hour?” To fruitfulness and blessing, there is no “royal road”; The power for holy service is intercourse with God.

~ Selected ~

Quiet Time

For God, who said “Let light shine out of darkness,” is the one who shined in our hearts to give us the light of the glorious knowledge of God in the face of Christ.

[2 Cor 4:6 NET]

Christian! rest not until thou knowest the full, the unbroken shining of God in thy heart. To this end, yield to every stirring of it that shows thee some unconquered and perhaps unconquerable evil. Just bring it to the light; let the light shine upon it, and shine it out. Wait upon the Lord more than watchers for the morning, for “the path of the just is as the shining light, shining more and more unto the perfect day.” Count upon it that God wants to fill thee with the light of His glory: wait on Him more than watchers for the morning. “Wait, I say, on the Lord.”

~ Andrew Murray ~

Quiet Time

So then, my dear friends, just as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence but even more in my absence, continue working out your salvation with awe and reverence, for the one bringing forth in you both the desire and the effort – for the sake of his good pleasure – is God.

[Phil 2:12-13 NET]

It is not your business and mine to study whether we shall get to heaven, or even to study whether we shall be good men; it is our business to study how we shall come into the midst of the purposes of God and have the unspeakable privilege in these few years of doing something of His work.

~ Phillips Brooks ~