My Favorite Quotes

  • There is no such thing as convenient Christianity!  (Wanda original :))
  • There is something going on in time and space, and beyond time and space, 
    which, whether we like it or not, spells duty.  –  Winston Churchill.
  • God has cut a pattern for my earth life and my celestial garment in the world to come will be shaped from it.  Mama’s Way – Thyra Ferre Bjorn p.173
  • WE GO THROUGH VALLEYS because GOD’S INTERESTED IN our DEVELOPMENT! – Jack Yost, evangelist
  • All the money in the world cannot buy another minute.
  • On earth penitence and praise must always sing together. Just as in some of our tunes there are two or three parts, we shall always need repentance to take the bass notes while we are here, while faith in praise can mount up to the very highest notes of the divine gamut of gratitude. Spurgeon’s sermon: Ebeneezer
  • Mediocre Christianity was never intended to work for anyone.Jim Berg
  • No bodily or physical problem forces you to make wrong choices. If you are thinking hopeless thoughts, they do not come from your body, but from your heart. your body does not make wrong conclusions, your heart does. Jim Berg
  • Despair always  begins with an expectation, a hope of some kind. Jim Berg
  • Observed duties maintain our credit; secret duties maintain our life. 17th century clergyman. Elizabeth Elliot
  • Those that have so much power over others as to be able to oppress them have seldom so much power over themselves as not to oppress; great might is a very great snare to many. This degenerate race slighted the honour their ancestors had obtained by virtue and religion and made themselves a great name by that which was the perpetual ruin of their good name. Matthew Henry (Genesis 6)
  • “Satan trembles when he sees the weakest saint upon his knees.” – William Cowper
  • Are you living a life of meaning? If it should happen that you don’t wake up tomorrow, will this have been a life that meant something?
  • Doorways are where the truth is told.
  • Deadly combination: ignorance and arrogance. Steve Johns
  • We are more consumed with looking like we love Jesus than actually loving Him! We wear hypocritical masks and pretend that we are more spiritual than we are…because we are approval junkies. (can’t remember who said this!)
  • I don’t need fig leaves anymore, I have the Robes of the Prince.
  • God had begun to work his fear in his heart, but had not yet brought him to the knowledge which is also required of the godly: that is, to profess his Name openly

3 thoughts on “My Favorite Quotes

  1. Here are some more good quotes:

    “Be reckless immediately, fling it all out on Him. You do not know when His voice will come, but whenever the realization of God comes in the faintest way imaginable, recklessly abandon. It is only by abandon that you recognize Him. You will only realize His voice more clearly by recklessness.”

    –Oswald Chambers

    “I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for the day.”

    –Abraham Lincoln

    “I shall not live ’till I see God; and when I have seen him, I shall never die.”

    –John Donne

    “The most important thought I ever had was that of my individual responsibility to God.”

    –Daniel Webster

    “The tests of life are to make, not break us. Trouble may demolish a man’s business but build his character. The blow at the outward man may be the greatest blessing to the inner man. If God, then, puts or permits anything hard in our lives, be sure that the real peril, the real trouble, is what we shall lose if we flinch or rebel.”

    –Maltbie D. Babcock

    “To the quiet mind all things are possible. What is a quiet mind? A quiet mind is one which nothing weighs on, nothing worries, which, free from ties and from all self-seeking, is wholly merged into the will of God and dead as to its own. Such an one can do no deed however small but it is clothed with something of God’s power and authority.”

    –Meister Eckhart

    “Many men owe the grandeur of their lives to their tremendous difficulties.”

    –Charles H. Spurgeon

    “The wisdom of this world is precious in the eye of the world; and the wisdom of God in His poor, weak, despised earthen vessels is still foolishness with them; but the Lord so orders it, that He still justifies his despised wisdom in his despised vessels, and makes the wisdom of the world appear foolish to all the single and uprighthearted, who thirst after and wait for the revelation of His truth.”

    –Isaac Penington

    “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.”

    –William Shedd

    “Men return again and again to the few who have mastered the spiritual secret, whose life has been hid with Christ in God. These are of the old time religion, hung to the nails of the Cross.”

    –Robert Murray McCheyne

    “Have you noticed how much praying for revival has been going on of late and how little revival has resulted? I believe the problem is that we have been trying to substitute praying for obedience, and it simply will not work. To pray for revival while ignoring the plain precept laid down in Scriptures is to waste a lot of words and get nothing for our trouble. Prayer will become effective when we stop using it as a substitute for obedience.”

    –A.W. Tozer

    “All God’s revelations are sealed until they are opened to us by obedience. You will never get them open by philosophy or thinking. Immediately you obey, a flash of light comes. Let God’s truth work in you by soaking in it, not by worrying into it. The only way you can get to know is to stop trying to find out and being born again. Obey God in the thing He shows you, and instantly the next thing is opened up. One reads tomes on the Holy Spirit, when one five minutes of drastic obedience would make things as clear as a sunbeam. ‘I suppose I shall understand these things some day!’ You can understand them now. It is not study that does it, but obedience. The tiniest fragment of obedience, and heaven opens and the profoundest truths of God are yours straight away. God will never reveal more truth about Himself until you have obeyed what you know already. Beware of becoming ‘wise and prudent.'”

    –Oswald Chambers

    “Christianity is not a theory or speculation, but a life; not a philosophy of life, but a living presence.”

    –Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    “God loves you and has a difficult plan for your life.”

    “. . . Suffering is our preparation for ministry in a world of suffering–all manner of suffering: from the trivial irritations of daily life to paralyzing accidents, from family squabbles to church splits, from the ravages of sexual slavery to the countless deaths of innocents at the hands of cruel dictators. This is not a world for shallow people with soft character. It needs tested, toughened disciples who are prepared, like their Lord, to descend into hell to redeem the lost.

    “This is part of what it means to become holy, to be refined by fire. Difficulties and sufferings are God’s form of hazing. Sometimes it gets so hard, we think Him cruel. But He’s only looking for men and women who will keep their cool when things go horribly wrong, a people prepared to dash into burning rooms to rescue those about to be engulfed in flames.”

    –Mark Galli

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