Candles of the Soul!
There exists no spiritual terminal for the thirsts of the soul.
There exists no spiritual terminal for the thirsts of the soul.
Hannah Whitall Smith (1832-1911), converted to Jesus in 1858 through the influence of the Plymouth Brethren.
Most of us are awkward at times in doing even our most loving deeds. We must learn to be patient, therefore, with people's awkwardness and clumsiness towards us.
There is no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus. (Romans 8:1) Legendary Chinese evangelist, church planter and author Watchman Nee endured.
By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another (John 13:35) The strength of Christians is the honor of the church.
A premature death crept silently forward until it could be quiet no more.
The great boulders which lie along the valley of Storo in the Tyrol are of a granite unknown in that region; they must have come from a great distance.
Holy aspiration is to be watered. Plead with our Lord to birth and nurture this as we cross daily the fiery stones of earth, until we meet with Him.
Where can I go? What can I seek? For Jesus must first increase in me and I must decrease to me.
Show me Your ways, O Lord, teach me Your paths. . .
AN INTRODUCTION: The Puritan Movement was a Christian religious phenomenon of the 16th and 17th centuries. The Puritans are associated with a rigorous moral and spiritual Christianity.
As faith continues to speak, God continues to give. - A. B. Simpson God has spoken and in harmony with our faith it shall be done.
The year was 1741, with a striking absence of emotion the guest preacher - Pastor Jonathon Edwards rattled the hearts of those seated before him. The results were profound.
Nails and the crown of thorns are a clear reality that screams G. R. A. C. E. They are best held close to the trusting heart.
'To laugh often and much: to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false...
The insecurities of life rattle all hearts, wrinkle all brows and pound all souls.
How often does a man discover troubling self-truths only while he is sinking in a stormy sea? Then as the sea calms he pens his lessons.
Fear is F. E. A. R – False Evidence Appearing Real. Fear is the negative future that has not happened yet.
"Thy LORD maketh poor, and maketh rich: He bringeth low, and lifteth up. " (1 Samuel 2:7)All my changes come from Him who never changes.
There maybe pearly gates to heaven, but does the contemporary church truly live behind rose colored glasses? Brennan Manning was buried in 2013 as an elderly man.
Tozer always remained strident upon the subjects of virtue and honor. Here he too explained how George Washington lived as a purifying 'yeast'.
The cross of Jesus is the foundation of the glory of the saints. Calvary is the birth-place for saints in heaven. Salvation was born in Bethlehem's manger.
The China Inland Mission (CIM) to this day notably stands out within Christian mission's history.
Men can be orphaned in the spirit as much as in the body. Impulsiveness does not lie within the settled soul, but an orphaned spirit.
The year was 1925, the setting was the Belgian Congo.
Greed and wisdom are the strangest of soul-mates. In fact greed is a thief to wisdom, it is a sickness of the heart.
'The storms of life no more indicate the absence of God than clouds indicate the absence of the sun.
How much of the weekly Sunday processional is massaging a conscience rather than a lifting up of holy hands in prayer? Religious habits can deceive the possessor as few things can...
To be living at our faith's best is a difficult task. Many a christian may faint at this.
Jesus and His story has never considered compromise. There was no laziness in Gethsemane, and so no fleeing Golgotha.
To read the title 'Count' conjures images of the Muppets Count Dracula. Yet, Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf (1700-1760) does not fit such a caricature.
James Outram Fraser (1886-1938) was a man of sure and deep prayer. He joined Hudson Taylor's China Inland Mission.
Charles Thomas Studd (1860-1931) joined the China Inland Mission as part of a remarkable band of recruits, called The Cambridge Seven.
Was Hudson Taylor (1832-1905) truly a man after Jesus' own heart, seeking only His Lord's interests first? At 21 sailed from England on a slow boat to China.
Rev. Charles Spurgeon (1834 - 1892) taught this brief tale: Be not like the foolish drunkard who, staggering home one night, saw his candle lit for him.
Men who live on the edge of spiritual cliffs have long stirred this soul.
Lancashire born Samuel Chadwick (1860-1932) had a fire in his belly to light many souls.
Saint Ignatius of Loyola formed the religious society commonly called The Jesuits (The Society of Jesus).
The strong and weak alike know that life's long journey requires the best food. Two Christian giants from yesterday also knew this.
It is impossible to omit mention from the pages of SoulSupply the passing of a man so willingly and powerfully used by God, maybe even above all men (except Jesus)? To my...
With a frank pen Arthur W.
Is not the greatest witness against prayer a continued and persistent heavenly silence? Charles Spurgeon understood full well those times when God tarries at our pleas for mercy: In the days of...
John Charles Ryle (1816-1900) enjoyed a stellar education at first Eton, and then Oxford University.
Aiden Tozer aptly sub-titled his biography of A. B. Simpson - A STUDY IN SPIRITUAL ALTITUDE. Tozer painted Alexander Benjamin Simpson as a weakling become mighty.
My choices write my tomorrows. Life always meets intersections. Intersections cause actions, they demand response.
Yesterdays can hold far more peace than todays and draw the eyes of the heart backwards, especially when tomorrows wave fingers and threaten.
The Scriptures are clear about the potency of prayer. "The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man", wrote the inspired James,"availeth much".
Aiden Wilson Tozer was a larger than life twentieth century prophet, who wore the mantle and knew the sackcloth and ashes.
Paradoxically, it is upon the knees where it is best to get lost. . . I come to you Lord to fetch strength.
What surges in your heart also runs deep. But this is of no mystery to our Lord.
With a faithfulness only rivalled by a puppy you have set forth your propositions before God, but they have faltered or been unheard.
"Our hearts of stone become hearts of flesh when we learn where others weep".
Three surprising characters of a very sharp mind are each etched in history. They heralded Christian truth to their world yesterday, and ours still today.
Two favorite giants of the Christian faith hold their ideals high: I am no longer anxious about anything, as I realize the Lord is able to carry out His will, and...
It is so easy wonder why life has 'panned out as it has. . .
All prayer is molded by the shape of the heart, and promoted by the depth of the faith.
Aiden Wilson Tozer (1897-1963) was not a man backward in coming forward. He would retire to the Lord's presence but never retire from a challenge to the church.
A Christian's soul battles his heart. His soul suggests righteousness while his heart stresses indulgence. Hudson Taylor held tightly to his soul's suggestions.
The wrestle with ambition. . . the visible inadequacy of supplies. . . or the fears of absent skills have long hindered the divine call landing upon human ears.
I had never noticed that all enjoyment spontaneously overflows into praise unless shyness or the fear of boring others is deliberately brought in to check it.
Various Christian writers stand tall at the test of time. Brennan Manning is one I suspect shall survive as well as Aiden Wilson Tozer who already has.
Tozer knew well the loneliness of a man who would return to Jesus what Jesus had given to him.
"He that watereth shall be watered also himself.
"His presence was as fatal to dullness as to immorality. . .
Don't drag the flag of God in the earth! Put it up and don't bring shame upon it! Set your face like a soldier to overcome.
As C. T.
Our extremities are the Lord’s opportunities.
The stirring of faith is the mixing of my soul with those more earnest and faithfully stubborn than I. British born Leonard Ravenhill (1907-1994) was such a man.
Heroes of faith ROCK! As regular readers know, my enduring (YEP - until I hand my knife and fork in) super-hero remains Hudson Taylor of China Inland Mission fame.
In a very personal letter last century C. S Lewis reflected: During my afternoon meditations I have found out ludicrous and terrible things about my own character.
You are retired for your private devotions; you have opened the Bible, and you begin to read. Now, do not be satisfied with merely reading through a chapter.
A. W. Tozer (1887-1963) lived for a supernatural Lord with the warm candles of intimacy lit by enduring devotion.
Christians and the world alike are in the hunt for heroes. It is the outward expression of God's implanted nature within each soul to worship.
Then came the conflict of thoughts for the morrow, with its duties and cares, But God said, 'Be Still'.
Albert Benjamin Simpson (1843-1919) is silent within Christendom today, but this has not always been his way.
People flow across our lives. Some cleanse us in kindness, others bathe us in criticism.
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Soul Snack 157/14 . . . There is no field more unexplored in Christian experience and possibility than this limitless field of prayer. Prayer means care for souls.
Soul Snack 135/14 . . . Charles Spurgeon entered glory on January 31st, 1892. He still sings beyond the grave, and preaches past his headstone.
Soul Snack 46/14 . . . Who is the faith imposter? What a fearsome thought! Rattling through my brain are two real faith samples, I just can't shake off.
Soul Snack 4/14 . . . Kaizen Christians I am advised (by those far more learned than I) that the Japanese esteem an axiom named ~ kaizen.
Soul Snack 167/13 . . . A Eulogy to Brennan Manning ~ BBrennan Manning, April 27th 1934 ~ April 12th 2013 . . .
Soul Snack 166/13 . . . A Eulogy to Brennan Manning ~ A Brennan Manning*, April 27th 1934 ~ April 12th 2013 . . .
Soul Snack 109/13 . . . Spurgeon on Closets. “There are times when solitude is better than society, and silence is wiser than speech.
Soul Snack 44/13 . . . Silent Construction.
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Soul Snack 217/12 . . . Understanding Heaven's Hands "Thy LORD maketh poor, and maketh rich: He bringeth low, and lifteth up.
Soul Snack 196/12 . . . Solid Gold Spurgeon "I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness. " (Is 41:10) Fear of falling is wholesome.
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