Saturday, 3 August 2013

Some Encouraging thoughts from Johny (Late John George Samuel)

Right Response
  • Have you ever been waiting upon God, dear troubled one, during long nights and weary days, and have feared that you were forgotten? Nay, lift up your head, and begin to praise Him now for the deliverance which is on its way to you. (Ps. 34:1; 61:1; Is. 57:10)
  • Passive faith accepts the word as true- but never moves. Active faith begins the work to do, and thereby proves. (Luke. 17:5; Acts. 14:22; 1 Tim. 4:1)
  • Passive faith praises in the light, when the sun shines Active faith will praise in the darkest night. Which faith is yours? (Is. 38:5; Ps. 42:8; Dan. 6:6)

God’s Sufficiency
  • “Human need is the key that unlocks the storehouses of God’s provision for the children of men”. (Ps. 62:8; 66:20; 68:19-20)
  • When God says, “Ask anything”, He does not expect us to be selfish, but to be grateful. (gen. 18;25; 1 Cor. 3:8; Rom. 14:10)
  • If nothing is too hard for the Lord and if we, His children, are controlled by Him, then nothing is too hard to believe. So trust Him. (Prov. 20:24; Ps. 31:14; Is. 49:6)

Character Improvement
  • Trials, when very heavy, kill little people. But they make great ones. (2 Tim. 2:3; Gen. 22:1; Deut. 8:2)
  • Do not be afraid of His Prisons. Get into His purpose for you, and you will grow stronger and more patient there. (Ps. 142:3; Gen. 31:12; Rev. 2:11)
  • Delayed answers to prayer are not only trials of faith, but they give us opportunities to honor God by keeping our steadfast confidence in Him under apparent repulses. (Mark. 4:40; John. 20:14; Luke. 24:17) 

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