Know-it-all prayers

The knowledge of where people are wrong is a hindrance to prayer, not an assistance. “I want to tell you of the difficulties so that you may pray intelligently.” The more you know the less intelligently you pray because you forget to believe that God can alter the difficulties.

God’s Workmanship


Abandon to God is of more value than personal holiness.… When we are abandoned to God, He works through us all the time.

My Utmost for His Highest

Sin’s root

The essence of sin is the refusal to recognise that we are accountable to God at all.

The Moral Foundations of Life

Beyond me-ism

We are designed with a great capacity for God; and sin and our individuality are the things that keep us from getting at God. God delivers us from sin: we have to deliver ourselves from individuality; i.e., to present our natural life to God and sacrifice it until it is transformed into a spiritual life by obedience.

My Utmost for His Highest

Only God satisfies

The man or woman who does not know God demands an infinite satisfaction from other human beings which they cannot give, and in the case of the man, he becomes tyrannical and cruel. It springs from this one thing, the human heart must have satisfaction, but there is only one Being Who can satisfy the last abyss of the human heart, and that is the Lord Jesus Christ.

Shade of His Hand

Lost in drudgery

Most of us are spiritually inefficient because we cannot do certain things and remain spiritual. We can be spiritual in prayer meetings, in congenial spiritual society, in what is known as Christian work, but we cannot be spiritual in drudgery. We are all capable of being spiritual sluggards; if we live a sequestered life and continually don’t do what we ought to do, we can ...

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