“…in these days whoever will do even a little good, in accordance with his powers, will please God and be called great in the heavenly kingdom: for the small good deed done willingly, of one’s own accord, is accepted by the Lord like a great good.”
– Martyr George the Victory-Bearer
“And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.”
A.W. Tozer – The Life of the Church
“The church that is not jealously protected by mighty intercession and sacrificial labors will before long become the abode of every evil bird and the hiding place for unsuspected corruption. The creeping wilderness will soon take over that church that trusts in its own strength and forgets to watch and pray”
“But ye, beloved,
building up yourselves on your most holy faith,
praying in the Holy Ghost”
John Wesley’s Covenant with God
“I am no longer my own, but thine.
Put me to what thou wilt, rank me with whom thou wilt.
Put me to doing, put me to suffering.
Let me be employed for thee or laid aside for thee,
exalted for thee or brought low for thee.
Let me be full, let me be empty.
Let me have all things, let me have nothing.
I freely and heartily yield all things to thy pleasure and disposal.
And now, O glorious and blessed God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
thou art mine, and I am thine.
So be it.
And the covenant which I have made on earth,
let it be ratified in heaven. Amen.”
– John Wesley
“More than that, I now regard all things as liabilities compared to the far greater value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things– indeed, I regard them as dung! – that I may gain Christ” Philippians 3:8
Andrew Murray – Humility
“Humility is nothing but the disappearance of self
in the vision that God is all”
“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
He humbled Himself and became obedient unto death,
even the death of the cross”
Man of Sorrows
Man of Sorrows
“He is despised and rejected of men;
a man of sorrows…”
“To identify with our plight, He came to see the darkness of this world, to touch our infirmities, to know our sorrows, and to reveal to us the heart of His heavenly Father. He was the Holy One walking amid depravity, the pure One feeling the oppression of religion and politics and the darkness and sin of fallen man. He was power wrapped in humility. He was the shining forth of the Light and Life of God Himself into a lost world. As God incarnate, He could fully realize the weakness of the human heart into which He breathed the power of the Love and Mercy of God.”
– Brian Troxel – The Paths of the Lord