Short Devotions

Driven

Driven “We are not driven from Behind, but lured from Before! Not pushed, but Pulled! Magnetized from Beyond!” By Lloyd C. Douglas

What God Hath Promised

What God Hath Promised God hath not promised Skies always blue, Flower strewn pathways All our lives through; God hath not promised Sun without rain, Joy without sorrow, Peace without pain. But God hath promised Strength for the day, Rest for the labor, Light for the way, Grace for the trials, Help from above, Unfailing sympathy, Undying love. ~ANNIE JOHNSON…

Choice

CHOICE Our lives are songs; God writes the words And we set them to the music at pleasure; And the song grows glad, or sweet or sad, As we choose to fashion the measure. ELLA WHEELER WILCOX

Influence

INFLUENCE Drop a pebble in the water, And its ripples reach out far; And the sunbeams dancing on them May reflect them to a star. Give a smile to someone passing, Thereby making his morning glad; It may greet you in the evening When your own heart may be sad. Do a deed of simple kindness; Though its end you…

Real Beauty

A Quaker lady was once asked the secret of her beautiful complexion. She said, ” I use truth for my lips; for my voice, prayer; for my eyes, pity; for my hands, charity; for my figure, uprightness; and for my heart, love.” –Reginald Wallis

When Little Boys Pray

WHEN LITTLE BOYS PRAY When little boys kneel by their beds And fold their hands and bow their heads And shut their eyes and start to pray I don’t think God is far away. I think He listens with intent To any message that is sent By little boys who kneel at night; I think God tries with all His…

Far- Sighted

A farmer was walking over his farm with a friend, exhibiting his crops, herds of cattle, and flocks of sheep. His friend was greatly impressed and highly pleased, especially with the splendid sheep. He had seen the same breed frequently before, but never had seen such fine specimens. With great earnestness he asked how he had succeeded in rearing such…

The Teacher’s Prayer

THE TEACHER’s PRAYER My scholars all for Jesus- This be my earnest prayer, For they are souls immortal, Entrusted to my care; For each the Master careth, I long so much for each, Grant, Lord, the Heavenly wisdom These wayward hearts to reach. My girls, light-headed, thoughtless, On trifling things intent, These cost a priceless ransom, On these my care…


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