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

God’s Only Law Is Love!

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In the beginning, God created us to freely choose to love and obey Him as His grateful children. He preferred that our obedience to Him be out of love, and thus there were very few rules. Everything was to be done voluntarily, because we loved and respected Him and appreciated His love and care. That was God’s original plan.

But as people became more and more disobedient and evil, God had to give them more and more stringent laws and regulations, which are found in the Old Testament, . . .  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

Forgive One Another

A compilation

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Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

—Colossians 3:13 NIV

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What is true love if not to forgive the one who you feel has done you great harm? What is a true manifestation of the Lord’s Spirit if not to love your enemies, to do good to them that do you harm, to turn the other cheek? This is love. This . . .  read more

The Day of Miracles Is Not Past!

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God is still alive, well and working just as powerfully as ever among those who trust in Him! “I am the Lord, I do not change” and “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever” (Malachi 3:6; Hebrews 13:8).

Jesus promised, “He who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. And . . .  read more