Developing Biblical Self-Control

A compilation

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O blessed Jesus, give me stillness of soul in Thee.
Let Thy mighty calmness reign in me;
Rule me, O King of gentleness,
King of peace.
Give me control, great power of self-control,
Control over my words, thoughts and actions.
From all irritability, want of meekness, want of gentleness, dear Lord, deliver me.
By Thine own deep patience, give me patience.
Make me in this and all things more and more like Thee.
—St. John of the Cross (1542–1591)

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We are never going to enjoy stability, . . .  read more

You Can Work Miracles!

What God has done for others, He can do for you!

By David Brandt Berg

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Jesus left His followers with an amazing promise of power—supernatural, superhuman, miraculous power. “Anyone believing in Me shall do the same miracles I have done, and even greater ones, because I am going to be with the Father” (John 14:12 TLB).

That promise has stood for two thousand years, and multitudes of other Christians . . .  read more

Christ in You

By Virginia Brandt Berg

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Let the beauty of Jesus be seen in me,
All His wonderful passion and purity.
Oh, Thy Spirit divine, all my nature refine,
Till the beauty of Jesus be seen in me.

I was traveling over a very rough road, oh so bumpy, and we began to talk about the roads as they were many years ago when we traveled cross-country and there weren’t the fine highways there are today. Such bumpy roads! We just went from one rut to another in those days.

At this particular time we were [traveling] . . .  read more

Christ in Us: Our Hope of Glory

By David Brandt Berg

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You cannot hide a happy, useful, helpful, shining spirit; it radiates on everybody the same light, the same joy. People see it and say, “You have such a light on your face; you seem so happy, you just shine. You’re always smiling!” It just radiates.

Happiness is what you make it. It’s a law of God just like gravity that you don’t get happy by trying to make yourself happy . . .  read more

Christmas Goals

A compilation

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Christmas is an ideal time to rededicate ourselves to Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, the one who gave His life for us, that we might be connected to God. “He longs for that sweet communion, that union of heart with heart.” What a goal for each of us this Christmas—to recommit our lives and hearts to Jesus!

Another good goal would be to share the real meaning of Christmas . . .  read more