The fruit of silence is prayer,
The fruit of prayer is faith,
The fruit of faith is love,
The fruit of Love is service,
The fruit of service is peace.
“Christ has paid your debts; the receipt is given; you are liberated. God has no claims upon you from His Justice now; they are all discharged. Christ has discharged all your liabilities. ‘By Him all that believe are justifies from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the Law of Moses’.” C. H. Spurgeon – from the sermon, “Footsteps of Mercy”
“We cannot receive the love of Jesus, the lifeblood that circulates through us and keeps us going, unless we are willing to pass it on to others, We need to change our hearts of stone into hearts of flesh.” Francis MacNutt – The prayer that Heals
“Biblical righteousness is more than a private and personal affair; it includes social righteousness as well.” John R. W. Stott – Message of Sermon on the Mount
“If you put up with yourself, why not put up with everyone else?” Guigo I – Meditations
“Don’t be misled. Remember that you can’t ignore God and get away with it. You always reap what you sow”
“What, then is the difference? According to our ancient theologians it is fourfold:
1. Justification works for man; sanctification in man.
2. Justification removes the guilt; sanctification the stain.
3. Justification imputes to us an extraneous righteousness; sanctification works a righteousness inherent as our own.
4. Justification is at once completed; santification increases gradually; hence remains imperfect.” Abraham Kuyper-( Sermon on Sanctification and Justification, translated by Henri De Vries)
“He wakes desires you never may forget;
He shows you stars you never saw before;
He makes you share with Him forevermore
The burden of the world’s divine regret.
—Alfred Lord Tennyson
Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can.
We need only to practice stillness, with our minds turned God-ward, to experience such a calm, such a peace, such a jo, that we recognize it is God’s presence, and wait eagerly for Him to speak. When the ear is opened God-ward it shall hear, for the promise is: “Ask. and it shall be given you; seek and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.”
Frances W. Foulks Effectual Prayer