The heart was shallow

(Alexander Smellie, “The Secret Place” 1907)  LISTEN to audio!  Download audio “Some fell on stony ground, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. But when the sun came up, the plants were … Continued

A new heart and a new life

(Hannah More, “Practical Piety“) LISTEN to audio!  Download audio In salvation, the Holy Spirit operates on the human character to produce a new heart and a new life. Because by this operation the affections and faculties of the man receive … Continued

the heart draws the whole life

(J.R. Miller, “Young People’s Problems” 1898) LISTEN to audio!  Download audio You must receive Christ as your Master and Lord. A Christian is one who follows Christ. This means the surrender of the whole life to Him. The heart must … Continued

our words should impart grace

(J.R. Miller, “Christian Conversation” 1898) LISTEN to audio!  Download audio “Out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks.” Matthew 12:34 Hence we must get our heart right if we would speak words that are Christlike. A bitter heart … Continued

Make a home for Him

(J.R. Miller, “The Glory of the Commonplace”) LISTEN to audio!  Download audio “He said to them: Come with Me by yourselves to a quiet place” Mark 6:31 G. Campbell Morgan tells of a friend of his who had a little … Continued

A cheerful heart

(J.R. Miller) LISTEN to audio!  Download audio “A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit.” Proverbs 15:13 “All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but a cheerful heart has a continual feast!” Proverbs 15:15 “A … Continued

Nestle into the heart of Christ

(J.R. Miller, “Intimate Letters on Personal Problems” 1914) “Whoever humbles himself like this child, is the greatest in the kingdom of Heaven.” Matthew 18:4 It is very sweet just to nestle down into the heart of Christ–to be as a little child with Him. Those … Continued

You are always on His heart!

(Frank Hall) “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.” Luke 23:34 Jesus of Nazareth, the sinless Son of God, was hated without cause, arrested, beaten, mocked, laughed at, reviled, ridiculed, spat upon, shamed, stripped naked, crowned with … Continued

our portion of manna…

(Arthur Pink) Our portion of manna The Bible is a book which calls for the exercise of our affections, conscience and will. God has given His Word to us for our education–to make known what He requires from us. It is to be . . . the traveler’s … Continued