Excerpts from "Heart Breathings"
Strings for Your Harp
Part II. The Christian
B. Spiritual Maturity (continued from Heart Breathing excerpt 13)
The self-centered suffer when others
Better to have a hard will and a soft heart,
We do not learn a thing merely by committing
Christ has not conquered my affections if He
Cleverness will enable a man
The Christian who has the smile of God needs
Who we are, whom we know, and what we
Children are afraid to walk in the dark.
A statement does not have to be profound to be
"To obey is better than sacrifice,"
The infant Christian prays, "Bless me."
It seems that we have substituted contributions
What possessions a man has are not too
One way to live the Christian life is to be sure
The pursuit of holiness must outreach all our
I refuse to let men flatter me
It is God who worketh in us so that we may
The world is unimpressed with a man who has
"Tears" are a ministry untaught, unsought
"Think twice before you speak once."
The Christian must say "no" to the whole world
The Christian life is more than emotion,
There is a cost in discipleship--
You cannot draw a straight line with a crooked
Truth fears no exposure.
God asks the best we have
We can give God much: our problems, our
May we grow old slowly.
The man God uses is the man the world, and
The Christian life is not always exciting,
Meekness is often anger
I don't mind being "the least of all saints,"
If a million people smiled on me while I knew
I cannot live on excitement--
Our problem is stewardship, not leadership.
"Is this vile world a friend to Grace?" asks a
When folk seek my advice, I am a counselor.
If Christ is not worth everything you have,
He who gave all He had for me
I would rather be disappointed
A contentious spirit is a sign of immaturity.
Happiness is the goal of the sinner.
If we are seated with him in the Heavenlies,
When Jesus laid aside His glory and took our
The sparrow hath found a house,
Excerpts taken from "Heart Breathings"
by Leonard Ravenhill.
Used by permission.
Copyright 1995 by
Harvey Christian Publishers, L.L.P.
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