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February 21: Have You Ever Been Carried Away For Him?

February 21 Have You Ever Been Carried Away For Him? “She hath wrought a good work on Me.” Mark 14:6

If human love does not carry a man beyond himself, it is not love. If love is always discreet, always wise, always sensible and calculating, never carried beyond itself, it is not love at all. […]

February 20: The Initiative Against Dreaming

February 20 The Initiative Against Dreaming “Arise, let us go hence.” John 14:31

Dreaming about a thing in order to do it properly is right; but dreaming about it when we should be doing it is wrong. After Our Lord had said those wonderful things to His disciples, we might have expected that He would […]

February 19: The Initiative Against Drudgery

February 19 The Initiative Against Drudgery “Arise, shine.” Isaiah 60:1

We have to take the first step as though there were no God. It is no use to wait for God to help us, He will not; but immediately we arise we find He is there. Whenever God inspires, the initiative is a moral one. […]

February 18: The Initiative Against Despair

February 18 The Initiative Against Despair “Rise, let us be going.” Matthew 26:46

The disciples went to sleep when they should have kept awake, and when they realized what they had done it produced despair. The sense of the irreparable is apt to make us despair, and we say – “It is all up now, […]

February 17: The Initiative Against Depression

February 17 The Initiative Against Depression “Arise and eat.” 1 Kings 19:5

The angel did not give Elijah a vision, or explain the Scriptures to him, or do anything remarkable; he told Elijah to do the most ordinary thing, viz., to get up and eat. If we were never depressed we should not be alive; […]