Call to Jesus in Truth

Psalm 145:18 (NLT2) The LORD is close to all who call on him, yes, to all who call on Him in truth.

God gives us the will wherewith to will, and the power to use it, and the help needed to supplement the power... but we ourselves must will the truth, and for that the Lord is waiting. -- George Macdonald (1824-1905)

Edythe Draper, Draper's Book of Quotations for the Christian World, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 1992), WORDsearch CROSS e-book, 626-627.

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God Cares About You

1 Peter 5:7 (NLT2)  Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.

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Washed by pure water–for the fire of Revival

Hebrews 10:19-22 (NLT2) 19  And so, dear brothers and sisters, we can boldly enter heaven’s Most Holy Place because of the blood of Jesus. 20  By his death, Jesus opened a new and life-giving way through the curtain into the Most Holy Place. 21  And since we have a great High Priest who rules over God’s house, 22  let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts fully trusting him. For our guilty consciences have been sprinkled with Christ’s blood to make us clean, and our bodies have been washed with pure water.

How we have prayed for a Revival - we did not care whether it was old-fashioned or not - what we asked for was that it should be such that would cleanse and revive His children and set them on fire to win others. -- Mary Booth

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Don’t be a leaky Christian–receive God’s Word with Joy

1 Thessalonians 1:6 (NLT2) So you received the message with joy from the Holy Spirit in spite of the severe suffering it brought you. In this way, you imitated both us and the Lord.

"If you have no joy in your religion, there's a leak in your Christianity somewhere." -- Billy Sunday (1862-1935)

Edythe Draper, Draper's Book of Quotations for the Christian World, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 1992), WORDsearch CROSS e-book, 358-359.

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Be Steadfast–Stand up for Christ Like a Mighty Oak

Isaiah 61:3 (NLT2)  To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the LORD has planted for his own glory.

So let it be in God's own might / We gird us for the coming fight, / And, strong in him whose cause is ours, / In conflict with unholy powers, / We grasp the weapons he has given, / The light and truth and love of heaven.

John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892)

Edythe Draper, Draper's Book of Quotations for the Christian World, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 1992), WORDsearch CROSS e-book, 588.

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The Joy of God’s Presence

Psalm 16:11 (TEV) You will show me the path that leads to life; your presence fills me with joy and brings me pleasure forever.

God works continually, a thousand joys he would pour into you at once, if suffer it you could.   Angelus Silesius

Edythe Draper, Draper's Book of Quotations for the Christian World, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 1992), WORDsearch CROSS e-book, 358.

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Pray for National Healing in America

Deuteronomy 4:7 (TEV)   "No other nation, no matter how great, has a god who is so near when they need him as the LORD our God is to us. He answers us whenever we call for help."

With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphan—to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.   Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Edythe Draper, Draper's Book of Quotations for the Christian World, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 1992), WORDsearch CROSS e-book, 438.

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Live with character and integrity

1 Chronicles 29:17 (TEV)  I know that you test everyone's heart and are pleased with people of integrity.  In honesty and sincerity I have willingly given all this to you, and I have seen how your people who are gathered here have been happy to bring offerings to you.

A person who lives right and is right has more power in his silence than another has by words. Character is like bells which ring out sweet notes, and which, when touched—accidentally even—resound with sweet music. -- Phillips Brooks (1835-1893)

Edythe Draper, Draper's Book of Quotations for the Christian World, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 1992), WORDsearch CROSS e-book, 341.

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It is time to believe.

Luke 24:25 (TEV)  Then Jesus said to them, "How foolish you are, how slow you are to believe everything the prophets said!"

"Every man will have to decide for himself whether or not he can afford the terrible luxury of unbelief." -- A. W. Tozer (1897-1963)

Edythe Draper, Draper's Book of Quotations for the Christian World, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 1992), WORDsearch CROSS e-book, 631-630.

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The Terrible Luxury

John 16:9 (NLT2)  The world’s sin is that it refuses to believe in me.

"Every man will have to decide for himself whether or not he can afford the terrible luxury of unbelief." -- A. W. Tozer (1897-1963)

Edythe Draper, Draper's Book of Quotations for the Christian World, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 1992), WORDsearch CROSS e-book, 631.

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