– Give as much attention to enlarging the depth of your ballast as you do to the height of your sails.
– False prophets come in sheep’s clothing, but don’t bear fruit. The beauty of fleece and the beauty of fruit are not the same.
– God, turn ten thousand women from Oprah to Esther with five magnificent words: “If I perish I perish.” (Esther 4:16)
– The mark of truth is God-exaltation, not self-exaltation. “The one who seeks the glory of him who sent him is true.” (John 7:18)
We’re living in a culture now that is virtually obsessed with self-help pop-psychology remedies to make us happy. (R.C. Sproul)
D. A. Carson:
Just as knowledge of God and his Word serves as an incentive to Christian love, so love is necessary for a deepening knowledge of God.
– Rivers that need crossing? History tells us that the presence of God is the answer we need – though not always what we want. (Joshua 3)
– Prayer: God’s breath in man returning to his birth Heaven in ordinary, man well dressed. (George Herbert).
Judgement that condemns is reserved for God alone. Judgement that edifies is for the saints as His tools. Analyze your motives before you speak.
– We must show our Christian colors if we are to be true to Jesus Christ. We cannot remain silent or concede everything away. (C. S. Lewis )
– The virtue of courage is a prerequisite for the practice of all other virtues otherwise one is virtuous only when virtue has no cost. (C. S. Lewis)
– The greatest danger to our future is apathy. (Jane Goodall)
– Women who strive to be equal to men lack ambition. (Anonymous)
– Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more. (Mother Teresa)
– Next time you hear a baby laugh or see an ocean wave, take note.Pause and listen as his Majesty whipsers ever so gently,’I’m here.’
– Jesus washes feet. Incredible. He cleanses the dirtiest n grimiest parts of our lives. Need time in His basin? I do.
John C Maxwell:
It’s amazing what you can do when you don’t seek all the credit. I find nothing is really one person’s idea. (Dan Tully)
The Bible is alive; it speaks to me. It has feet; it runs after me. It has hands; it lays hold of me! (Martin Luther)
Spiritual exhaustion is never the result of sin, but of service.
– Let our goal every day be to simply maintain eye contact with Jesus, not to memorize more facts about Him
– We’re building a Kingdom, but not the kind where we need to put archers on the walls. Ready, aim, love well
– We try to treat our pain with power, pleasure, or possessions. They won’t cure us. Nothing under the sun satisfies.
– Pain and brokeness are symptoms of a deeper disease. Don’t try and treat the symptoms. God holds the cure.
– When we grow careless of keeping our souls, then God recovers our taste of good things again by sharp crosses. (Richard Sibbes)
– Poverty and affliction take away the fuel that feeds pride. (Richard Sibbes)