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Donít go to scripture looking for your own idea; go searching for Godís.
Tell me in the light of the cross, isnít it a scandal that you and I live
today as we do!
"I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty"
[David, before he killed Goliath. When you encounter a giant in your life, use this phrase.]
Thereís a God we want and thereís a God who is and they are not the same God. The turning point comes when we stop seeking the God we want and start seeking the God who is.
[Patrick M. Morely]
No one is so much alone in this world as a denier of God. With an orphaned heart, which has lost the greatest of fathers, he stands mourning by the immeasurable corpse of the universe.
[Jean Paul Richter]
What we are afraid to do before men, we should be afraid to think before God.
Trying to understand God is like trying to teach Calculus to a worm.
Preach without ceasing, and when necessary, use words.
[Saint Francis of Assisi]
God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks to us in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.
When Satan reminds you of your past, remind him of his future.
[God desires to be] so close that when others sense the storm and worry, you hear his voice and smile.
God loves you just the way you are, but he refuses to leave you that way. He wants you to be just like Jesus.
If this is Godís world, there are no unimportant people.
God never puts anybody in a place too small to grow in.
I really only love God as much as the person I love the least.
I know of only two alternatives to hypocrisy: perfection or honesty. Since I have never met a person who loves the Lord our God with all her heart, mind, and soul, and loves her neighbor as herself, I do not view perfection as a realistic alternative.
Donít lose sight of Godís vision and create your own.
If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.
You will never be more than a conqueror until you allow the overcomer to conquer you.
Satan can use against us only the weapons we give him.
Satan doesnít care if you believe in God. He does, however, care how much you love, trust and obey him. And whether or not you have a relationship with Christ.
[Satan] laughs at our toil, mocks our wisdom but trembles when we pray.
I do not feel that I am a product of chance, a speck of dust in the universe, but someone who was expected, prepared, prefigured. In short a being who only a creator could put here; and this idea of a creating hand refers to God.
[Man] will not (naturally) desire a God who is holy, omniscient, and sovereign.
The problem with Christianity is not that it has been tried and found wanting, but that it has been found hard and left untried.
When we know the why of the universe, we shall know the mind of God.
"Oh God, I am thinking thy thoughts after thee"
Time did not invent personality journalism. The Bible did.
[Henry Luce- a founder of Time magazine]
Since the attempt to understand religion on the basis of philosophy has failed, we ought to try the reverse and read philosophy in the light of religion.
If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly donít recommend Christianity.
We are inconsistent and confused because we fail to understand where Christianity ends and paganism begins.
What we believe about God is the most important thing about us.
All that is not eternal is eternally out of date.
[Repentance is] the most positive, liberating word in the English language.
In science we have been reading only notes to a poem; in Christianity we read the poem itself.
When we ask God for help, he doesnít take away lifeís waves, he teaches us to ride!
How long has it been since you let God love you?
Faith is a desperate dive out of the sinking boat of human effort and a prayer that God will be there to pull us out of the water.
The proof of spiritual maturity is not how "pure" you are but awareness of your impurity.
Teachability is key in becoming a man of God.
God is not a cosmic bell-boy for whom we can press a button to get things.
[Harry Emerson Fosdick]
Ad majorem Dei gloriam- to the greater glory of God.
[Motto of the Society of Jesus]
Twas a thief that said the last kind words to Christ: Christ took the kindness, and forgave the theft.
Godís peace is joy resting. His joy is peace dancing.
There is a deep longing in every heart that only God can satisfy. When he is placed on the throne of your life his brilliance shines forth and you see the world in a completely new light.
A sign is not the same thing as proof; a sign is merely a marker for someone who is looking in the right direction.
The crucifixion did not become common in art until all who had seen a real one died off.
Nothing gives one a more spuriously good conscience than keeping rules, even if there has been a total absence of all real charity and faith.
Godís hardness is kinder than manís softness.
Sometimes prayers are answered not by changing our circumstance but by changing our heart, our very outlook on life.