The first thing to be learned by all who would become workers together with God is the lesson of self-distrust; then they are prepared to have imparted to them the character of Christ. This is not to be gained through education in the most scientific schools. It is the fruit of wisdom that is obtained from the divine Teacher alone. Desire of Ages, p. 250
It is not the highest work of education to communicate knowledge merely, but to impart that vitalizing energy which is received through the contact of mind with mind, and soul with soul. It is only life that can beget life. Desire of Ages, p. 250
He who loves Christ the most will do the greatest amount of good. There is no limit to the usefulness of one who, by putting self aside, makes room for the working of the Holy Spirit upon his heart, and lives a life wholly consecrated to God. Desire of Ages, pp. 250, 251.
Ellen G. White's regular contact with Seventh-day Adventist church members during much of her ministry was through the articles she wrote for the various church journals. Woven throughout every message was her earnest desire to lead searching hearts and minds to Jesus and to prepare each believer for His soon return. Drawn exclusively from those thousands of articles, her words of enouragement, guidance, and caution will inspire you to an ever closer walk with God.
Throughout her life Ellen G. White continually pointed to Jesus as our hope and salvation. Whether she was offering messages of reproof for errant believers or providing instruction for the faithful, her recurring theme was Christ—and Christ alone. In these excerpts from her letters and manuscripts, our thoughts are lifted heavenward as we are encouraged to “follow on step by step, with our eyes fixed upon our Leader.” Truly, we are capable of being genuine Christians only when our attention is focused on Christ.
Many of these unpublished items are from personal heart-to-heart messages sent to individuals–messages that come to us today with the same earnest appeal, the same tender admonition and encouragement, as when they were written. Of special interest are several pages which contain extracts from early morning entries in Ellen White's diary, and give the reader significant glimpses into her personal prayer life.
Reflecting Christ — is the 14th daily devotional book to come from the pen of Ellen G. White. Her writings are so Christ-centered, so practical, that they continue to provide an almost endless source of materials that are well suited for one’s devotional life.
Reflecting Christ — is a theme that recurs throughout the writings of Ellen White. Mrs. White loved the Lord deeply and she earnestly endeavored to walk in his footsteps. She always encouraged others to look to Christ as their shining example. Highlighting this theme, she wrote: “As images and objects are reflected from the face of the mirror, when revealed by the sunlight, so these themes will be mirrored in the mind when illumined by the love of Christ.”
Reflecting Christ — should be every Christian’s highest goal. The pursuit of this objective, under the impetus of the indwelling spirit of God and the grace of Christ, can bring with it only peace and true happiness.
Daily readings— drawn from letters, manuscripts, and other Ellen White sources— pull together to illustrate the background, purpose, and enormity of the great controversy battle. And, as the title suggests, each reading declares the power of God to overcome in the fierce conflict, despite the foreboding circumstances.
Prophets and priests, kings and apostles, parade though the inspired pages of this daily devotional. Arranged roughly in chronological order, each reading focuses on some decisive moment in salvation history, and shows how the lessons of the past illuminate our future. In the exploits and failures of saints and sinners we find counsel, comfort and hope for today a passing of the torch so that the same faith that blazed in God's servants of old might burn anew in us.
May you find the serenity that comes from knowing the One whose Spirit inspired these pages.
This daily devotional book has been compiled largely from unpublished and out-of-print Spirit of Prophecy materials. Each day's reading is designed to bring you into a closer connection with our Lord and give you a deeper understanding of His character. Sections include insight on Christ's condescension for humanity, the work of the angels, how to maintain a wholly-devoted heart, and the special relationship God has with His church on Earth.
These daily readings each focus on the life and character of the Saviour, Jesus Christ. They lift Him up as our Teacher, Healer, King, and Redeemer. Each devotional entry is designed to bring the reader to a deeper, more complete understanding of and relationship with Him who bore our sins. For we know that “by beholding Jesus we become changed into His likeness.”
Key statements from Ellen G. White books, as well from many articles in the journals of the church are included. Numerous statements from unpublished manuscripts enrich the presentation.
A daily devotional book drawn from Mrs. White's writings, this volume touches every part of the Christian's life.
Ellen White states that "Christ's favorite theme was the paternal character and abundant love of God" (Testimonies, Vol. 6, p. 55). This also seems to be Ellen White's favorite theme.
The Father's love for humanity provides an endless theme for contemplation and study. This vital topic unfolds on every page of Our Father Cares. From the great sacrifice of giving His Son, to the calling we have as His children on earth, the study of His love for us personally will encourage and guide us on our upward journey.
We can have Christ as our constant companion.”
The Shepherd knows His sheep. When we stumble, He lifts us up, binds our wounds, and leads us on to victory. By daily surrender to His will we can enjoy sweet communion with God. Our trembling hand in His, we walk side by side through trial and tempest into a future bright with promise.
“E'en though the path I may not see, Yet, Jesus, let me walk with Thee.”
Ellen White knew the Shepherd. She has nourished the Spirit of Millions with her deeply spiritual messages. Empasizing a different theme each month, this fresh compilation from her pen calls us into a deeper fellowship with God and equips us for the journey. Each devotional is a moment with the Master—another step in an ever—sweeter journey with Jesus.
This devotional book is devoted exclusively to the subject of Bible doctrines. Providing both inspiration and information, each month focuses on a different topic. The daily readings are selections from Ellen White's previously published and unpublished writings that relate to the basic truths of Scripture. The book is extensively indexed with Scripture, topical, and outline indexes.
What is the relationship between faith and feeling? When does temptation become sin? What is God's part and what is my part in salvation? How does the Christian relate to wealth, unfair criticism, or pain?
Ellen White warns against the pitfalls of the Christian path, explains how to overcome doubt, guilt, and selfishness, and motivates the reader with a golden chain of encouragement and assurance. Most of the material is taken from the unpublished letters and manuscript of the author. Your life will be changed by this inspired summons to a deeper commitment to Jesus Christ.
Radiant Religion was the first daily devotional book drawn from Ellen G. White’s writings. It was compiled by the Missionary Volunteer (Youth) Department of the General Conference and eventually allowed to go out of print because all the readings were selected from other available E. G. White published sources.
Each reading holds forth the highest possible standard of spiritual attainment, offering to every son and daughter of God “an outlay of heaven's treasures, an excellency of power” that will place the redeemed “higher than the angels who had not fallen.”
In every paragraph is heard the Spirit's call to lift the cross—and ”those who lift the cross will find that . . . the cross lifts them.”
They are drawn largely from unpublished letters and manuscripts, and each reading provides the name and position of the individual to whom the message was originally addressed. This collection includes advice to church administrators, counsel to Ellen White's newlywed son Edson, cautions for the bold, and hope for the discouraged.
Always the author's purpose is to encourage the reader to aim for the highest standard of Christian discipleship.
With God at Dawn is a daily devotional book that was compiled from Ellen G. White’s writings by the Missionary Volunteer (Youth) Department of the General Conference. It was not reprinted in hard copy form because all the readings were selected from other available E. G. White published sources.
The promise of the Holy Spirit has been cherished by all generations of God's people since the time of the apostles. In this daily devotional, Ellen White expounds on the importance of this “most essential gift,” the effects of His presence in our lives, and what we can do to co-work together with Him.