Tuesday, February 20, 2018

February 20 - Quote

This is strength; this is peace; to feel, in entering on every day, that all its duties and trials have been committed to the Lord Jesus – that, come what may, He will use us for His own glory and our real good!”

- John G. Paton (Missionary to the New Hebrides Islands)

Sunday, February 18, 2018

February 19 - Sermon Excerpt

“If men had half as much grit as the women there would be different stories written about a good many homes. Look at her work! It is the greatest in the world; in its far reaching importance it is transcendently above everything in the universe - her task in molding hearts and lives and shaping character. If you want to find greatness, don't go toward the throne; go to the cradle, and the nearer you get to the cradle, the nearer to greatness . . . The work is so important that God will not trust anybody with it but a mother. The launching of a boy or girl to live for Christ is greater work than to launch a battleship . . . Will you promise and covenant with God, and with me, and with one another, that from now on you will try, with God's help, to do better than you ever have done to raise your children for God?”

From Billy Sunday’s Sermon “Motherhood” 

Saturday, February 17, 2018

February 18 - Quote

Circumstances may appear to wreck our lives and God’s plans, but God is not helpless among the ruins.  God’s love is still working.  He comes in and takes the calamity and uses it victoriously, working out His wonderful plan of love.”

- Eric Liddell (Olympic Athlete & Missionary To China)

Friday, February 16, 2018

February 17 - Encouraging Thought

A young lady handed Brandon three one-dollar bills, at a recent church service.  What a sweet encouragement to us!  I smiled when I learned of it, knowing that I was that girl once – eager to meet the missionaries; wanting with all my heart to be doing what they were doing . . . You never know what plans God may have for that teenager’s life, tomorrow, because she said “Yes!” to Him, today.  Are YOU saying “Yes!” to the Savior, this hour?

February 16 - Book Excerpt

“When we focus on what others are doing and we try to do the same or better, we are focusing too much on achievements.  We try to keep up with someone else’s schedule or accomplishments – forgetting that God has given each of us different abilities, talents, and gifts, and forgetting that we may be in different stages of life with 
different demands or pressures.”

- It’s A Wonderful Life, By Terrie Chappell 

Thursday, February 15, 2018

February 15 - Quote

Fear arises when we imagine that everything depends on us.” 
– Elisabeth Elliot (Missionary Wife in Ecuador)

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

February 14 - Quote

"The wonderful thing about praying is that you leave a world of not being able to do something, and enter God's realm where everything is possible.  He specializes in the impossible.  Nothing is too great for His almighty power.  Nothing is too small for His love." - Corrie Ten Boom