July 21, 2016 · 11:51 am
You have not the making of your own cross, your cross is prepared and appointed for you by divine love, and you are cheerfully to accept it.
This day Jesus bids you submit your shoulder to His easy yoke. Jesus was a cross-bearer; He leads the way in the path of sorrow.
Surely you could not desire a better guide! And if He carries a cross, what nobler burden would you desire? The Via Cruets is the way of safety; fear not to tread its thorny paths. It is a wooden cross, and a man can carry it, for the Man of Sorrows tried the load.
Take up your cross, and by the power of the Spirit of God you will soon love it. – Spurgeon
“Only one life, ’twill soon be past. Only what’s done for Christ will last.” – CT Studd
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.
I have found a desire within myself that no experience in this world can satisfy; the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.
A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell.
Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought I was the only one.
True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.
Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.
And I will follow up with:
There are occasions when God’s servants shrink from duty.
But what is the consequence?
They lose the presence and comfortable enjoyment of God ‘s love.
When we obey our Lord Jesus as believers should, our God is with us; and though we have the whole world against us, if we have God with us, what does it matter?
But the moment we start back, and seek our own inventions, we are at sea without a pilot.
Then may we bitterly lament and groan out, “O my God, where hast thou gone?
How could I have been so foolish as to lose all the bright shinings of thy face?
This is a price too high. Let me return to my allegiance, that I may rejoice in thy presence.” – Spurgeon
That my Brothers and Sisters in Christ is the Price of the Cross!