Oswald Chambers Quote

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We must build our faith, not on the fading light, but on the light that never fails.

From 2 Corinthians 3:18:  “And all of us, with unveiled faces, seeing the glory of the Lord as though reflected in a mirror, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another, for this comes from the Lord, the Spirit.”

Oswald Chambers (1874-1917) was a Scottish evangelist and Christian teacher.  Following his death from an illness while in Egypt during World War I, his wife took on the task of transcribing the detailed notes she had written from his lectures and sermons.  Gertrude Hobbs Chambers’ efforts resulted in the publication in 1924 of MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST.  I frequently read from this devotional, and it has greatly deepened my faith and understanding of God’s Word.

Shall Never Rest

From Psalm 23:1-3:  “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.  He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside still waters; He restores my soul.  He leads me in right paths for His name’s sake.”

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Through life’s foggy mist

God’s mercy filled

With eternal peace

Feeling trust build

 

Darkness to light

God’s spirit flowing

Faith’s quiet brook

Leading and knowing

 

Greenest meadow calls

God’s deepest love

Creation’s wings stir

Flying above

 

No greater warmth

God’s grace melts away

Life’s icy outlook

Kneeling now, let’s pray

 

One heart transformed

God shall never rest

New day’s promise

Seeking another quest

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From 1 Chronicles 29:12-13:  “Riches and honor come from You, and You rule over all. In Your hand are power and might, and it is in Your hand to make great and to give strength to all.  And now, our God, we give thanks to You and praise Your glorious name.”

Joyce Meyer Quote

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Don’t be addicted to approval.  Follow your heart.  Do what you believe God is telling you to do, and stand firm in Him and Him alone.  

From 2 Corinthians 5:9:  “So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to be pleasing to Him.”

Joyce Meyer (born 1943) is an American Christian author and speaker.  

Accepting His Challenge

From Micah 6:1-2:  “Hear what the Lord says:  Rise, plead your case before the mountains, and let the hills hear your voice.  Hear, you mountains, the case of the Lord, and you enduring foundations of the earth, for the Lord has a case against His people, and He will contend with Israel.”

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Speaking to His wayward flock

God issues new covenant

Echoing across valleys

Scaling each lofty mountain

 

Hearing God’s divine message

Called, accepting His challenge

Following with trust, grace speaks

Stepping from darkness to light

 

Watching from heaven above

God’s righteousness brings justice

Sowing seeds of repentance

Turning man away from sin

 

Praying for God’s forgiveness

His Rock, man shall climb in faith

Seeing empty tomb’s mercy

Walking every day with Christ

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From Micah 6:8:  “He has told you, O mortal, what is good, and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice and to love kindness and to walk humbly with your God?”

Charles Stanley Quote

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When we view life from God’s perspective, every hardship becomes an opportunity to trust His good purpose, fully depend on Him, and respond in a manner that glorifies and exalts Christ.

From Philippians 1:27-28:  “Only, live your life in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that, whether I come and see you or am absent and hear about you, I will know that you are standing firm in one spirit, striving side by side with one mind for the faith of the gospel and in no way frightened by those opposing you.  For them, this is evidence of their destruction but of your salvation.  And this is God’s doing.”

Encountering His Wisdom (Elfchen Series #137)

Listening

Questions

Seeking help

Father never forsakes

Faith carries us through

Answers

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Nourishing

Waking

Each morning

Day’s agenda reset

Grace sustains another soul

Living

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Encouraging

Hearing

Daily prayers

Mercy brings patience

Father’s glory shall shine

Believing

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This series of poems (written in the German-inspired style of Elfchen or Elevenie) shares a total of eleven words in each poem, with a sequence by line of one, two, three, four, and one words.

Martha Williamson Quote

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Never forget, when you have lost your faith, when God is no longer real to you–go back.  Go back to the last place you saw Him.  He will be waiting for you there.

From Isaiah 30:18:  “Therefore the Lord waits to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show mercy to you.  For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him.”

Martha Williamson is a television producer, who is best known for her contributions as the head writer and executive producer of the award-winning television series, “Touched by an Angel.”

Confidence Through Courage

From Ephesians 6:10-12:  Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His power; put on the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil, for our struggle is not against blood and flesh but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”

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Evil waits in shadows

Always ready to pounce

Bending each tender rose

Courage fills every ounce

 

Darkness plays upon fears

Adversary arrives

Filling each heart with tears

Courage always survives

 

God’s armor shall protect

Against wicked’s arrows

Standing tall and erect

Courage never narrows

 

Bold light shines from above

God harbors faith’s stronghold

Sending grace, filled with love

Confidence grows and holds

 

Oh, God of Salvation

High upon solid rock

Blessing life’s narration

Confidence grasps bedrock

 

Shouts of joy, praising God

Hope now breathes, without fear

Walking on mercy’s sod

Confidence always near

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From Psalm 27:1-2:  “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?  The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?  When evildoers assail me to devour my flesh—my adversaries and foes—they shall stumble and fall.”

Faith’s Infinite Song

From Psalm 147:5-6:  “Great is our Lord and abundant in power; His understanding is beyond measure.  The Lord lifts up the downtrodden; He casts the wicked to the ground.”

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Flowing Creator’s river

Filling faith’s infinite song

Catching every sweetest verse

Walking with Christ, always strong

 

Knowing heartache and despair

Finding deepest love-filled joy

Praising grace with every song

Crushing darkness, Christ deploys

 

Enriching life’s peace journey

Echoing lyrics shall sing

Leading from night to morning

Replacing evil’s harsh sting

 

Witnessing hope every day

Revealing Savior’s true love

Composing each blessed song

Praying to Father above

 

Transforming another soul

Singing with angels up high

Renewing faith’s guiding light

Looking to heavens’ blue sky

 

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American preacher and renowned hymn writer, Robert Lowry (1826-1899), wrote over 500 hymns.  One inspired this poem, “My Life Flows On in Endless Song.”

Uplifting Mercy (Elfchen Series #136)

Conversation

Daily

Blessed dialogue

God and self

Listening to His love

Prayer

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Direction

Trusting

Christ’s light

Leading one’s journey

Along His chosen path

Faith

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Transition

Creator’s

Lasting insight

Through free-flowing grace

Timing of life’s seasons

Fulfillment

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