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Melt

“The law breaks the hard heart, but the gospel melts it. A stone duly broken, may be still a hard stone; but the gospel melts.”

RALPH ERSKINE

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I heard the voice…

I heard the voice of Jesus say, “Come unto me and rest; lay down, thy weary one, lay down thy head upon my breast.” I came to Jesus as I was, weary worn and sad; I found him in a resting place and He has made me glad.” — Horatius Bonar 1846

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Unload Your Heart

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. – Phil 4:6

Tell God all that is in your heart, as one unloads one’s heart, it’s pleasures and its pains, to a dear friend. Tell Him your troubles, that He may comfort you; tell Him your joys, that He may sober them; tell Him your longings, that He may purify them; tell Him your dislikes, that He may help you conquer them; talk to Him of your temptations, that He may shield you from them; show Him the wounds of your heart, that He may heal them; lay bare your indifference to good, your depraved tastes for evil, your instability. Tell Him how self-love makes you unjust to others, how vanity tempts you to be insincere, how pride disguises you to yourself and others.

If you thus pour out all your weaknesses, needs, troubles, there will be no lack of what to say….talk out of the abundance of your heart..

Fenelon

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Christ IN you.

To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope and the glory. Col. 1:27

Oh, the riches of the grace of God which it has pleased the Father to impart unto us in Christ Jesus! Christ is the ‘mystery,’ the ‘riches,’ and the ‘glory.’ He is all this . . . He is all this among us poor Gentiles . . . and we are made heirs of God. . . . All things are ours in Christ Jesus our Lord.” — Spurgeon

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Knowing Him

Let us therefore, as many as be perfect (mature), be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you. Phil 3:15

Knowing the will of God comes through a day-by-day walk with Him and a willingness to be led by Him. This will keep you on the right route through life, and it will be a great joy to your heart.

J. Vernon McGee

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Man a Nothing

O Lord

I am a shell full of dust
but animated with an invisible rational soul
and made anew by an unseen power of grace,
Yet I am no rare object of valuable price,
but one that has nothing and is nothing,
although chosen of thee from eternity,
given to Christ, and born again; . . .

From The Valley of Vision Puritan Prayers & Devotions

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God. — Ephesians 2:8

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Truth

A man may be an heretic in the truth, and if he believe things only because his pastor says so, or the assembly so determines, without knowing other reason, though his belief be true, yet the very truth he holds becomes his heresy. F.W. Farrar

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