EM Bounds

“Pray then that the Lord of the harvest
may send out workers into His harvest”
Matthew 9:38

“God can work wonders if He has a suitable man. People can work wonders if they let God lead them. The full gift of the Spirit which turned the world upside-down would be useful in these days.

People who can stir things mightily for God, whose spiritual revolutions change the whole aspect of things, are the universal need of the church.

The church has never been without these people. They are the standing miracles of the divinity of the church. Their example and history are an unfailing inspiration and blessing. We should pray that such people would increase in number and power.”
– E.M. Bounds

Quote for Today – E.M. Bounds

Quote for Today

“Those who know your name will trust in You,
for You, have never forsaken those who seek you”
Psalm 9:10

“Persistent prayer in the earnest, inward movement of the heart toward God. Isaiah lamented that no one stirred himself to take hold of God. There was much praying in Isaiah’s time, but it was indifferent and self-righteous.

There were no mighty moves of souls toward God. There was no array of sanctified energies bent on reaching God. There was no energy to draw the treasures of His grace from Him.

Forceless prayers have no power to overcome difficulties, get results, or gain complete victories. We must win God before we can win our plea.”
E.M. Bounds

“And there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee: for thou hast hid thy face from us, and hast consumed us, because of our iniquities”
Isaiah 64:7

“Turn us oh Lord…”

Brian Troxel

Passion and Prayer – E.M. Bounds

Passion and Prayer

“Love is kindled in a flame, and zeal is its fuel. Flame is the air that true Christian experience breathes. It feeds on fire. It can withstand anything except a weak flame.

A lack of passion in prayer is a sure sign of the lack of depth and intensity of desire. To reduce fervor is to retire from God. He can and will pardon sin when the repentant one prays. Fire is the motivating power in prayer.

Religious principles that do not come out of the fire have neither force nor effect. Passion is the soul of prayer.”
– E.M. Bounds

Wanting All of God – E.M. Bounds

Wanting All of God

“Praying people want all that God has in store for them. They are not satisfied with a low religious life; superficial, vague and indefinite.
     Praying people constantly strive for more. They are not after being saved from some sin, but being saved from all sin, both inward and outward.
     They are not only after deliverance from sinning, but from sin itself, from its being, its power and its pollution. They are after holiness of heart and life.”
– E.M. Bounds

Quote for Today – E.M. Bounds

Quote for Today

“If we want to pray well and get the most of our praying, we must look at our obedience. This brings us closer to God. Disobedient living produces extremely poor praying. No man can pray – really pray – who does not obey.
Our will must be surrendered to God as a primary condition to all successful praying. Everything about us receives its coloring from our innermost character. Our will determines our character and controls our conduct.”
E.M. Bounds

Quote for Today – EM Bounds

Quote for Today

“Trust always operates in the present tense. Hope looks toward the future. Trust looks to the present. Hope expects. Trust possesses. Trust receives what prayer acquires. So, what prayer needs, at all times, is abiding and abundant trust”
– E.M. Bounds