Albert Benjamin Simpson (December 15, 1843 – October 29, 1919), also known as A. B. Simpson, was a Canadian preacher, theologian, author, and founder of the Christian and Missionary Alliance. He has already been dead almost 100 years now but his writings are still relevant. How on earth? Because he wrote about eternal things that last.
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. (2. Cor. 4:18, NIV)
Here are my ten favorite A.B. Simpson quotes:
Christ is not a reservoir but a spring. His life is continual, active and ever passing on with an outflow as necessary as its inflow. If we do not perpetually draw the fresh supply from the living Fountain, we shall either grow stagnant or empty, It is, therefore, not so much a perpetual fullness as a perpetual filling.
It is His joy that remains in us that makes our joy full.
Difficulties and obstacles are God’s challenges to faith. When hindrances confront us in the path of duty, we are to recognize them as vessels for faith to fill with the fullness and all-sufficiency of Jesus.
When you cannot rejoice in feelings, circumstances or conditions, rejoice in the Lord.
Begin to rejoice in the Lord, and your bones will flourish like an herb, and your cheeks will glow with the bloom of health and freshness. Worry, fear, distrust, care-all are poisonous! Joy is balm and healing, and if you will but rejoice, God will give power.
Prayer is the link that connects us with God.
There is not a thing that God expects of a person but that God will give him or her the power to do. There is not a command God gives to His children for which He does not provide the enablement for obedience.
Our God has boundless resources. The only limit is in us. Our asking, our thinking, our praying are too small. Our expectations are too limited.
God is not looking for extraordinary characters as His instruments, but He is looking for humble instruments through whom He can be honored throughout the ages.
God is preparing his heroes; and when the opportunity comes, he can fit them into their places in a moment, and the world will wonder where they came from.
Thank you for the saints gone before us.
Thank you sending encouragement for us.
Enable us to embrace more and more of you.
Inspire us to serve you with everything we’ve got.
Help us to share your love and grace with the world.
In Jesus’ name,
Q4U: Which one of these A. B. Simpson quotes is your favorite?
Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim. With the words of A.B. Simpson “May God so fill us today with the heart of Christ that we may glow with the divine fire of holy desire.” Amen.