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The church is a place for prayer but it is the world in which we live and work that is our place of divine Service.
When we serve our neighbour we serve God.
Let the Fingers of the Divine Potter mould us as they will.
Hypocrisy is the desire to make ourselves better than we are.
Shame will only shame those who want to 'appear' and not those who want to 'be'.
God gave us the power to thwart His will, that, by means of that same power we might come to do His will in a righteous way.
Let us not accept the words "Be not conformed to the world" until admitting that the society in which we dwell and bow down to is the world and nothing else.
Let us do right and not trouble ourselves about worthless, contrary opinion.
The Christian hope is that, when in the Kingdom, we shall be changed from our present sinfulness to a future form that is an all embracing, 'sinlessness'
When someone seeks Jesus de facto, and not simply out of curiosity but with a humble readiness to believe: then, and only then, will they find Him.
Never, ever be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.
Those who have come to know Christ without first seeing Him with their eyes or hearing Him with their ears are truly blessed.
God would come and dwell in us if only we would open our hearts to Him.
It is through our humanity that we must climb up to the Divine.
When God created us He awoke in us a hunger and thirst for righteousness and then sent Christ with food to satisfy our hunger and drink to slake our thirst.
Without Christ's food and drink that nourishes our souls and leads us to eternal life with the Father we will eternally starve.
The elevation of self over God is humankind's most persistent temptation.
We must always speak the truth that is in us and let the light of our love for God shine before others.
Christ's Himalayan heights are not easily visible from the world's lowlands and for us to be good climbers in those airless heights requires the oxygen of duties that are borne of love.
The desire to look better than we really are means we hide things because we are ashamed that we have known them and have done them.
The name written on the white stone is the key to the gates of Heaven.
Our forgiveness of those who offend us becomes easier as the presence of God gains ascendancy in our lives.
Colossians 3, 12: "Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, gentleness, and patience." A word spoke pleasantly to a sad heart will be to it like a ray of sunshine to a fading flower.
Jesus also washed the feet of Judas during supper, thereby treading underfoot the universal tendency towards pride. (Luke. 14: 16)
The nearer we grow to God the clearer we see the dirt still left in us.
Everything is free in God's kingdom, nothing can be bought.
Obedience is the only way to become one with God.
The most saintly of folk when they come face to face with God will see just how bad they really are.
Jeremiah 23: 20. "Do I not fill Heaven and earth." It is impossible to avoid God.
To the wise, to those who are not simple, simple words are inexplicable and that is why God is easily revealed to the childlike but less so to the keenest intellects.
That it troubles us is sufficient for God, for nothing is too small for Him.
God's giving is not limited by our expectations.
Revenge is a kind of wild justice that is easily satisfied.
The task of the Bible is to make us see Jesus that through Him we might come to know His Father, our Father, His God, our God.
Those who seek the Truth will be gladdened by revelation.
In prayer many ask for things of which they have no real need; they should pray more like a little child.
A beast knows not that it is a beast and the nearer someone gets to being a beast the less they realize the change taking place in them.
Each and every morning we must break the crust of 'self' that has gathered about us overnight, and that can only be done with Prayer.
We enter the narrow gate only by the forging together of our Faith in Christ with deeds born of Love towards our neighbour.
A continuous desire to be loved by any but God can result in a ruinous selfishness.
If we come to love the world then that is our punishment.
By obeying we learn how to obey, but we must always ensure that our obedience is to God.
A conscience might be doing its job so well that it makes many surrounding it uncomfortable.
It is the heart that in not yet sure of God that is afraid to laugh in His presence. God loves a joyous laughter for He made it.
Let us not turn away from the torrential, heavenly Fountain of Life in order that we might reside in the more stagnant, earthly cistern.
St Augustine assures us that the rapture of the saved soul will flow over into the glorified body. Then we will be able to stand in the presence of God and to see His face.
Alexander Pope penned some very perceptive words when he wrote, "The greatest magnifying glasses in the world are a man's own eyes when they look upon his own person.'
Whilst we must understand the poverty of our earthly existence, it is not easy: we are important but only to God and we therefore must come to acknowledge the true worth of our mortal lives. For us to have the understanding and humility to acknowledge our true worth in this world and the wisdom to understand our true value in God's world is to be truly blessed.
Pride and self regard both mean that we have a desire for the approval of ourselves and others and such feelings are nowhere to be found in God's Kingdom for they are spawned in hell.
The choice made by every lost soul is that it is better to reign in hell than to serve in Heaven.
Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.
We cannot see God in our present state (Exodus 33:20) "you cannot see my face, for no one may see me and live", and this is not because He hides Himself but because we are not yet such that He can reveal Himself. To look on the face of God whilst still in our present, earthly state would mean our destruction.
Christians must cheerfully bear the blows of the heavenly Sculpture's mallet.