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Don’t pray when you feel like it. Have an appointment with the Lord and keep it. A man is powerful on his knees.

Don’t pray when you feel like it. Have an appointment with the Lord and keep it. A man is powerful on his knees.


Author: Corrie Ten Boom
Topics: Prayer-Time
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When we dig up the gold of the past, it must be beaten into useful coins for today. Past, present, and future belong together. The most joyful knowledge is that we are citizens of heaven. Our outlook goes beyond this world, and we are in training for eternity… [In getting older] one discovers something of the plan behind the happenings of the past. When we look back we realize that behind many events, which were not important in themselves, there is a design, an order, a continuity.

When we dig up the gold of the past, it must be beaten into useful coins for today. Past, present, and future belong together. The most joyful knowledge is that we are citizens of heaven. Our outlook goes beyond this world, and we are in training for eternity... [In getting older] one discovers something of the plan behind the happenings of the past. When we look back we realize that behind many events, which were not important in themselves, there is a design, an order, a continuity.

Reference:   Father ten Boom, God’s Man, Revell, 1971, p. 16.


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When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don’t throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer

When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don't throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer


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Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable, and receives the impossible. 

Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable, and receives the impossible. 


Author: Corrie Ten Boom
Topics: Faith-Defined
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Who can add to Christmas? The perfect motive is that God so loved the world. The perfect gift is that He gave His only Son. The only requirement is to believe in Him. The reward of faith is that you shall have everlasting life.

Who can add to Christmas? The perfect motive is that God so loved the world. The perfect gift is that He gave His only Son. The only requirement is to believe in Him. The reward of faith is that you shall have everlasting life.


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Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?

Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?


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Trying to do the Lord’s work in your own strength is the most confusing, exhausting, and tedious of all work. But when you are filled with the Holy Spirit, then the ministry of Jesus just flows out of you.

Trying to do the Lord's work in your own strength is the most confusing, exhausting, and tedious of all work. But when you are filled with the Holy Spirit, then the ministry of Jesus just flows out of you.


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Gather the riches of God’s promises. Nobody can take away from you those texts from the Bible which you have learned by heart.

Gather the riches of God's promises. Nobody can take away from you those texts from the Bible which you have learned by heart.


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When a Christian shuns fellowship with other Christians, the devil smiles. When he stops studying the Bible, the devil laughs. When he stops praying, the devil shouts for joy.

When a Christian shuns fellowship with other Christians, the devil smiles. When he stops studying the Bible, the devil laughs. When he stops praying, the devil shouts for joy.


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Be united with other Christians. A wall with loose bricks is not good. The bricks must be cemented together.

Be united with other Christians. A wall with loose bricks is not good. The bricks must be cemented together.

Reference:   Quoted by Curtis C. Thomas, Practical Wisdom for Pastors, Crossway Books, 2001, p. 131. Used by Permission.


Author: Corrie Ten Boom
Topics: Unity
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It hurts when God has to PRY things out of our hand! 

It hurts when God has to PRY things out of our hand! 


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The best learning I had came from teaching.

The best learning I had came from teaching.


Author: Corrie Ten Boom
Topics: Teaching