Random Quotes

“With God’s calling comes God’s enabling”

“Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.” -Leo Buscaglia

“Doest thou love life? Then do no squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.” – Ben Franklin

“God understands our prayers even when we can’t find the words to express them.” -Unknown

“Just remember that God has written His own story for you and it’s not the feelings of your heart that it should be based upon, but rather the thoughts of your heart that you need to hear. That inner voice that tells you that this man will care for you no matter what, that he’ll still want to kiss you when you’re old and gray. Tend to you when you’re sick. Honor you.” -Marty Davis (Love’s Enduring Promise)

“Pray to God, but row away from the rocks” – Native American proverb

“When you suffer and lose, that does not mean you are being disobedient. In fact, it might mean you’re right in the center of His will. The path of obedience is often marked by times of suffering and loss.” -Charles Swindoll

“I have but one candle of life to burn, and I would rather burn it out in a land filled with darkness than in a land flooded with light.” -John Keith Falconer

“God isn’t looking for people of great faith, He’s looking for individuals to follow Him.” -Hudson Taylor

“He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.” -Jim Elliot

“No one can ever make you feel inferior without your consent. Never give it.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

“God the Father grant to me all my daily needs. Why should I not unto Him flee, when all the birds he feeds?” -Claudius

“Whether we see beneficial results in this life or not, we are still called upon to trust God that in His love, He wills what is best for us and in His wisdom, He knows how to bring it about.” -Jerry Bridges

“To laugh often and love much…to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to give one’s self….. to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

“You pierce my soul, I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone forever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight and a half years ago. Dare not say that a man forgets sooner than a woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you. Unjust I may have been, weak and resentful I have been, bun never inconstant!” -Captian Wentworth (Persuasion)

“God shapes the world by prayers. Prayers are deathless. They outlive the lives of those who utter them.” -E. M. Bounds

“God is more eager to bestow his blessings on us than we are to receive them.” -Augustine

“Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees.”

“He who has learned to pray has learned the greatest secret of a hold and happy life.”

“To flee unto god is the only stay which can support us in our afflictions.” -John Calvin

“What you will be tomorrow depends on the choices you make today.”

“And he transformed the situation by giving a new definition of greatness. He said,’Now brethren, I can’t give you greatness. and really, I can’t make you first.’ This is what Jesus said to James and John…’True greatness comes not by favoritism but by fairness…’ And so Jesus gave us a new norm of greatness. If you want to be important, wonderful. If you want to be recognized, wonderful. If you want to be great, wonderful. But recognize that he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. That’s a new definition of greatness.” -Martin Luther King Jr.

“Never underestimate the ability of a small group of committed individuals to change the world. Indeed they are the only ones who ever have.” -Margaret Mead

“The task of education today is not cutting through jungles but irrigating deserts.” -C.S. Lewis

“Sometimes in life there really are bonds formed that can never be broken. Sometimes you really can find that one person who will stand by you no matter what. Maybe you will find it in a spouse and celebrate it with your dream wedding. But there’s also the chance that the one person you can count on for a lifetime, the one person who knows you sometimes better than you know yourself, is the same person who’s been standing beside you all along.” -Bride Wars

“Where others see but the dawn coming over the hill, I see the soul of God shouting for joy.” -William Blake

“Joy is prayer- Joy is strength-Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. God loves a cheerful giver. She gives most who gives with joy. The best way to show our gratitude to God and the people is to accept everything with joy. A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love. Never let anything so fill you with sorrow as to make you forget the joy of the Christ risen.” -Mother Theresa

“Happiness depends on happenings, Joy depends on Christ.”

“Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; for the Lord upholdeth Him with his hand.” -Psalm 37:24

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” -Martin Luther King Jr.

“True spiritual joy shines brightest against the darkness of trials, tragedy, and testing. God sets in pain the jewel of His joy.”

“We may not necessarily feel like loving them, but when we allow God to fill us up with His life- giving love, we then carry out His love to others and pour it out into their lives.”

“God’s peace comes to us and endures regardless of life’s circumstances.”

“Our peace has to do with knowing that our times are in God’s hands. Our peace has to do with the knowing that God is all-sufficient. Our peace is an inward response and serenity of soul that indicates a heart at rest admist our circumstances as we place complete confidence in God minute by minute.”

“I am a spiritual being. After this body is dead, my spirit will soar. I refuse to let what will rot rule the eternal. I choose self-control. I will be impassioned only by my faith. I will be influenced only by God. I will be taught only by Christ. I choose self-control!.” -Max Lucado

“God in His love always wills what is best for us. In His wisdom He always knows what is best, and in His sovereignty He has the power to bring it about.” -Jerry Bridges

“That God is indeed both good and powerful is one of the basic tenets of Christian belief. We admit that we are often unable to reconcile God’s sovereignty and goodness in the face of widespread tragedy or personal adversity, but we believe that, although we often do not understand God’s ways, He is sovereignty at work in all of our circumstances.” -Jerry Bridges

“It seems we will allow God to be anywhere except upon His throne ruling His universe according to His good pleasure and His sovereign will.” -Jerry Bridges

“He permits, for reasons known only to Himself, people to act contrary to and in defiance of His revealed will. He never permits them to act contrary to His sovereign will.” -Jerry Bridges

“The will of God will never lead you where the grace of God cannot keep you.”

“Everything you do, every decision you make, every relationship you have, will be affected by your ability to apply wisdom to your experiences.”

“Prayer is so simple; It is like quietly opening a door and slipping into the very presence of God, there is the stillness to listen to His voice; Perhaps to petition, or only to listen: it matters not. Just to be there in His presence is prayer.”

“If for one whole day, quietly and determinedly we were to give ourselves up the ownership of Jesus and to obey His orders, we should be amazed at its close to realize all that he had packed into that one day.” -Oswald Chambers

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