Total found: 161
A.J. Jacobs
Unconditional love is an illogical notion, but such a great and powerful one.
Amy Carmichael
O Thou who art my quietness, my deep repose,My rest from strife of tongues, my holy hill,Fair is Thy pavilion, where I hold me still.Back let them fall from me, my clamorous foes,Confusions multiplied;From crowding things of sense I flee, and Thee I hide.Until this tyranny be overpast,Thy hand will hold me fast;What though the tumult of the storm increase,Grant to Thy servant strength, O Lord, and bless with peace.
Amy Carmichael
All life's training is just exactly what is needed for the true Life-work, still out of view but far away from none of us. Don't grudge me the learning of a new lesson.
Amy Layne Litzelman
Your heart of devotion and obedience is not in vain. Who knows but God how many people have come near to you and were forever changed simply by the fragrance of his love in you? Who knows but God if he will put you before kings and leaders to speak the truth, redirecting the future of nations? Who knows when that small crack in the dam of our enemy's plans will give way and God's glory will truly cover the earth as the sea? Do not become distracted or discouraged by the death around you. Death must always give way when the life of Christ enters the picture.
April Cassidy
If... I focus only on what God commands for us as wives to do, it detracts nothing from God's commands for our men. His Word for them still stands.
April Cassidy
I decided to throw out everything I thought I knew about following Christ, being a woman, being a godly wife, masculinity, and marriage.
April Cassidy
Becoming a godly wife is not about following a bunch of rules... If I am feeling overwhelmed and overburdened, I am probably trying to do this in my power, apart from the Spirit's strength.
April Cofield Essix
We may have done what the devil said we did, but we are NOT who the devil says we are!
Bangambiki Habyarimana
There is no difference between ancient and modern paganism. Christianity has five gods: three that band together against one who apparently has managed to stand his ground for millennia, and a mother of god who is worshiped at the same level as the other members of the quadrinity
Bernard Branson
Rejection is an opportunity for your selection.
Bidemi Mark-Mordi
Stop praying that God should make you a leader if you are not ready to do hard work.
Brian Reynolds
Persecution happens when we stand in the face of our enemy. Friendship with the world is to conspire with that same enemy.
C.S. Lewis
The vice I am talking of is Pride or Self-Conceit: and the virtue opposite to it, in Christian morals, is called Humility...According to Christian teachers, the essential vice, the utmost evil, is Pride. Unchastity, anger, greed, drunkenness, and all that, are mere flea bites in comparison: it was through Pride that the devil became the devil: Pride leads to every other vice: it is the complete anti-God state of mind.
C.S. Lewis
The Christians are right: it is Pride which has been the chief cause of misery in every nation and every family since the world began.
C.S. Lewis
But the great thing to remember is that, though our feelings come and go, His love for us does not. It is not wearied by our sins, or our indifference; and, therefore, it is quite relentless in its determination that we shall be cured of those sins, at whatever cost to us, at whatever cost to Him.
Chari Twitty-Hawkins
If it isn't one blessing, it's another!
Christian Hunt
Start a revolution. Love thy neighbor.
Christian Hunt
How blind is the delusion that the greatness of a man is measured by his living; rather, it's always by his giving.
D.A. McBride
Sometimes you must stand still in order to get moving to where GOD wants you to go.
David Platt
Radical obedience to Christ is not easy... It's not comfort, not health, not wealth, and not prosperity in this world. Radical obedience to Christ risks losing all these things. But in the end, such risk finds its reward in Christ. And he is more than enough for us.
David Platt
The purpose of God's Word is to transform people in every country and every century into the image of God.
Deborah Brodie
When you make the dream of your heart a treasure of heaven, it holds an eternal value.
DeWayne Owens
I believe in what you see is what you get, but I also believe in what you see is getting better!
DeWayne Owens
There can never be someone greater at being you than you.
DeWayne Owens
A crisp, clean $100 bill that is crumbled up, thrown to the ground, stepped on and rubbed in the dirt still maintains its value.Life may crumble you, throw you to the ground, step on you and rub you in the dirt, but you still maintain your value.Just as a crumbled up $100 bill still has purchasing power, your life still has purposeful power; and nothing or no one can ever take that away from you.
DeWayne Owens
I believe in what you see is what you get, but I also believe in what you see is getting better.
Ed Galisewski
On the concept of unity- Thatʼs right-Jesusʼ most pressing concern beforeleaving the earth was our unity. He was looking ahead, to every generation ofbeliever. And as he prayed, he made it clear that our witness as his body in thisfractured , messed-up, chaotic world would depend on our love for another.
Elisabeth Elliot
We are not asked to SEE, said Amy. Why need we when we KNOW? We know--not the answer to the inevitable Why, but the incontestable fact that it is for the best. It is an irreparable loss, but is it faith at all if it is 'hard to trust' when things are entirely bewildering?
Elisabeth Elliot
Faith does not eliminate questions. But faith knows where to take them.
Elizabeth George
Do you want to be safe from the influence, ways, and lusts of the world and the flesh (I John 2:16)? From the sins which so easily entangles us (Hebrews 12:1)? Then delight in yourself in the Lord, in His provision, in His Word. Faithfully feed on the things that possess true substance and real meaning. When you remember that all Scripture is given by inspiration by God and is profitable (2 Timothy 3:16) and partake of such divine substance, then you are fed, you are led and you are safe!
Elizabeth George
By prolonged and continued fellowship, the sheep who follow nearby enjoy the shepherd's presence and become his familiar companions. To those closest to him, he shares the choicest portions of the food he's gathered. These happy and content sheep are never in danger. Why? Because they are near the shepherd!
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Do the small things with a great and a clean heart, even out of your least, and you never did a small thing at all, for the heart defines it all!
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
In sorrow and in pain, still do remember your Master Jehovah; He can make things that do not matter, matter.
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
if you really want to understand the real fear of God, ponder over Joseph with Potiphar's wife in the secret place; think about Abraham on his arduous errand to sacrifice Isaac without the knowledge of Sarah ; understand the urgency Jesus Christ attached to His work and His eagerness to do His Fathers will; appreciate the courage with which Shadrach Meshach and Abednego stood against all odds and also remember Daniel in the Lions Den.
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
So many people concentrate on knowing who a good preacher or a bad preacher is and so many people concentrate on knowing what the word of God is! The former is good but the latter is noble. The latter is the best answer to the former. The real duty of man is never to know man but to know God through Christ Jesus! Knowing the word of God is the true way to knowing God!
Francis Chan
More than any other attribute of Jesus, his humility is the key to a healthy marriage. If two people make it their goal to imitate the humility of Christ, everything else will take care of itself.
Francis Chan
Arguments escalate when we want to be right more than we want to be CHRIST. It's easy to get blinded in the heat of disagreement. Soon, all we want is to win. Even if victory requires sin. The one who wins the argument is usually the one who acts LESS like Christ.
Germany Kent
So much can change from one day to the next, but the one thing that always remains the same is God. Stay focused on Him. In God We Trust.
Germany Kent
With God, you are stronger than your struggles and more fierce than your fears. God provides comfort and strength to those who trust in Him. Be encouraged, keep standing, and know that everything's going to be alright.
Germany Kent
The point at which things happen is a decision. In stead of focusing on yourself, focus on how you can help someone else.
Hans Urs von Balthasar
What you are is God's gift to you, what you become is your gift to God.
Henrietta Newton Martin ,Legal Consultant & Author
You may reach the tree top,and seem to touch the sky , but know that the tree your resting on, is grounded and rooted in the soil ,deep in the earth.
Henryk Sienkiewicz
If we repay evil with good, then how do we repay the good?
Ikechukwu Joseph
Every leadership role has a character driving force that will fulfill or decimate the ultimate purpose of the role. Jesus our role model
Ikechukwu Joseph
Where there is knowledge, the rooms arefurnished with valuable, beautiful things.(GNB)
Ikechukwu Joseph
when u have concepts(revelation) the way u live changes
Ikechukwu Joseph
Great leaders never sought followers but follower seek them
Ikechukwu Joseph
leaders don't watch but make things happen-initiate change
James D. Maxon
Who should we be trying to make the most proud? Our family? Our friends? Our teachers or bosses? What about the one who molded us out of the earth itself, who formed us like clay, and instilled within us the very breath of life that shaped the universe?
Jarrid Wilson
When it comes to loving people, let's not allow it to be something we do on the side. Let's make it a lifestyle. Whether we are at the gas station, picking up groceries, even waiting to get our car repaired, there is always an open opportunity to love someone in need.
Jerry Bridges
The sinner does not need more grace than the saint, nor does the immature and undisciplined believer need more than the godly, zealous missionary. We all need the same amount of grace because the currency of our good works is debased and worthless before God.
John Piper
God created me
John Piper
God created me
John Piper
The logic of the Bible says: Act according to God's will of command, not according to his will of decree. God's will of decree is whatever comes to pass. If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that (James 4:15). God's will of decree ordained that his Son be betrayed (Luke 22:22), ridiculed (Isaiah 53:3), mocked (Luke 18:32), flogged (Matthew 20:19), forsaken (Matthew 26:31), pierced (John 19:37), and killed (Mark 9:31). But the Bible teaches us plainly that we should not betray, ridicule, mock, flog, forsake, pierce, or kill innocent people. That is God's will of command. We do not look at the death of Jesus, clearly willed by God, and conclude that killing Jesus is good and that we should join the mockers.
John Piper
It was becoming clearer and clearer that if I wanted to come to the end of my life and not say, I've wasted it! then I would need to press all the way in, and all the way up, to the ultimate purpose of God and join him in it. If my life was to have a single, all-satisfying, unifying passion, it would have to be God's passion.
John Shelton Jones
A delirious person would think there's only one way, and that way is simple, but the truth is no way of living is simple, and there are many ways like there are many roads, but one must think above the system, and the individual must work strong to avail enough to be satisfied.
John Wesley
Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.
Kingsley Opuwari Manuel
Prayer is like breathing....how long can you hold your breath?
Lailah Gifty Akita
In the pages of a book, we are in paradise.
Lailah Gifty Akita
You ought to forgive others. Sometimes, the dark deed of others is due to inner struggles and fears. With your shining light and kind deeds, you will help them to turn to the light.
Lailah Gifty Akita
The Gospel of God is glad tidings of good things.
Lailah Gifty Akita
To repent is to return to God.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Lord keep us from all evil so that our lives will be free of pain.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Sacred service is sacrifice.
Lailah Gifty Akita
I look to you, O GOD.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Christianity is a sacred path to pursue the Knowledge of Son of God, Jesus Christ.
Lailah Gifty Akita
You can never please people enough. But you can only be yourself.
Lailah Gifty Akita
We ought to live heaven on earth, clean environment, the beauty of blissful realms.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Sometimes, we must travel on the longest path to our sacred-destination.
Lailah Gifty Akita
May every soul reconnect to the Creator.
Lailah Gifty Akita
God is the heavenly father.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Only hardship softens the hardness of the human heart.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Life is story, until I realized life as sacred.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Enjoy the beauty, love and peace of a sacred Christmas.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Do not live life without a spark of love.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Holy fear of God is to depart from evil.
Lailah Gifty Akita
One thing is needful; to know and abide in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Never wait until the end of your life to realize you have not live to fully love.
Lailah Gifty Akita
May God give you much grace for every great work.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Husband and wife, must complement each other.
Lailah Gifty Akita
The vision is always for the appointed time. Though it tarry, it will not fail. It shall surely come to pass in perfect moment.
Lailah Gifty Akita
God loves you and created you in His own image.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Many sacred souls but same Spirit.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Love is the key that opens every heart.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Never complain, proclaim positive-words.Then, you will possess the divine grace for a change situation.
Lailah Gifty Akita
My love, you are always on my mind and heart.
Lailah Gifty Akita
With faith in God, we can walk through the fires unharmed.
Lailah Gifty Akita
The sacred time will define the sacred event.
Lailah Gifty Akita
The Holy Spirit sanctifies the soul.
Lailah Gifty Akita
We were despised and trampled upon but the Lord lifted us.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Fill your mind Holy Scripture, that speak life into your life.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Grace is a good gift of God.
Lailah Gifty Akita
What a privilege to pray?
Leo Tolstoy
As a house can be only be built satisfactorily and durably when there is a foundation, and a picture can be painted only when there is something prepared to paint it on, so carnal love is only legitimate, reasonable, and lasting when it is based on the respect and love of one human being for another.
Leslie Ludy
When we are passionately in love with our Prince, we put Him above all else--not just in theory, but also practically, in every moment of our day-to-day lives. We do not live for the applause of heaven. Our longings are not for people's approval but only for more and more of Him. We are marked by an effortless, unshakable strength that is found in the presence of our perfect Lover.
Lisa Bevere
We do not fight to tear down but to build up.
Marilyn Vancil
This invitation [to deny oneself] is less about depriving the self, and more about disowning, or renouncing a relationship with the part of ourself that is not what God created us to be.
Martin Luther
The Christian shoemaker does his duty not by putting little crosses on the shoes, but by making good shoes, because God is interested in good craftsmanship.
Max Lucado
We may speak about a place where there are no tears, no death, no fear, no night; but those are just the benefits of heaven. The beauty of heaven is seeing God.
Max Lucado
Jesus tends to his people individually. He personally sees to our needs. We all receive Jesus' touch. We experience his care.
Melanie Dickerson
Why could he not have chosen some other woman? Why Avelina? But he knew why. It was because she had seemed good and kind and had expressed her thoughts without any false pride or pretense. He had admired her forthrightness and her compassion. And although he had never thought of a wife with strong opinions was a good thing, he actually found he liked her opinions-or at least admired her for having them. He wanted to get to know her, to know everything that was in her heart. He wanted to marry her and, surprising even himself, to love her.
Michele Woolley
you won't ever get ahead if you keep feeling sorry for yourself. You must stop all the negative talk and start thinking positive. You have a lot of potential but your life won't change until you change how you think.
Nadia Bolz-Weber
So often in the church, being a pastor or a spiritual leader means being the example of  godly living. A pastor is supposed to be the person who is really good at this Christianity stuff 
Natalie Brenner
...hope is never wasted. Even if what I hoped for did not come to fruition as I had imagined, as I had hoped. Hope is placing the beautifully vulnerable parts of ourselves, our raw selves, into His hands. I believe hope moves His heart; but hope also moves our hearts into His hands. Hope builds trust.
Natalie Brenner
I wasn't there yet, I wasn't finding joy and gladness in my barrenness, but I believed I would. I believed He would make my barren soul as beautiful as His perfect garden.
Natalie Brenner
I began realizing it was okay to just sit with Him instead of always reading and journaling prayers or hustling off to the next bible study. It was okay to just be still. It was possible to find Him in the immense stillness, the hidden parts of my heart. He was always there in my hiddenness.
Ngina Otiende
It's all right to have expectations in marriage. Just remember to keep them at the feet of Jesus, not at the feet of your spouse
Ngina Otiende
If you want a happy Christ-centered marriage, you must be centered in Christ!
Okisha Jackson
To have sinned and wake up the next day is truly a miracle, repent.
Omoakhuana Anthonia
Forgiveness brings us closer to those who have hurt us and helps them to experience the forgiveness and love of Jesus through us who forgives them.
Omoakhuana Anthonia
Be like Jesus. Live love, speak love, think love…..do all things in love.
Oscar A. Romero
When we struggle for human rights, for freedom, for dignity, when we feel that it is a ministry of the church to concern itself for those who are hungry, for those who have no schools, for those who are deprived, we are not departing from God's promise. He comes to free us from sin, and the church knows that sin's consequences are all such injustices and abuses. The church knows it is saving the world when it undertakes to speak also of such things.
Oscar A. Romero
For the church, the many abuses of human life, liberty, and dignity are a heartfelt suffering. The church, entrusted with the earth's glory, believes that in each person is the Creator's image and that everyone who tramples it offends God. As holy defender of God's rights and of his images, the church must cry out. It takes as spittle in its face, as lashes on its back, as the cross in its passion, all that human beings suffer, even though they be unbelievers. They suffer as God's images. There is no dichotomy between man and God's image. Whoever tortures a human being, whoever abuses a human being, whoever outrages a human being abuses God's image, and the church takes as its own that cross, that martyrdom.
Oscar A. Romero
Let us be today's Christians. Let us not take fright at the boldness of today's church. With Christ's light let us illuminate even the most hideous caverns of the human person: torture, jail, plunder, want, chronic illness. The oppressed must be saved, not with a revolutionary salvation, in mere human fashion, but with the holy revolution of the Son of Man, who dies on the cross to cleanse God's image, which is soiled in today's humanity, a humanity so enslaved, so selfish, so sinful.
Patty Houser
When we love God with our hearts in disproportion to our minds, our faith is out of kilter with the kind of faith God wants us to have.
Paul David Washer
Avoid trivial pursuits. You are a child of God, destined for glory, and called to do great things in His Name. Do not waste your life on hobbies, sports, and other recreational pursuits. Do not throw away the precious moments of your life on entertainment, movies, and video games. Though some of these things can properly have a 'small place' in the Christian's life, we must be careful not to give undue attention to temporal and fruitless activities. Do not waste your life. Employ the time of your youth in developing the character and skills necessary to be a useful servant of God.
Priscilla Shirer
Ministry is when the people who hear you, don't want more of you; they want more of Him because of what you've said. When you point them to God's fire instead of trying to get attention for yourself-that's ministry.
R.C. Sproul
The redeemed of God who are snatched from the flames by the hand of the Lord are still covered with ashes. We remain streaked with charcoal and blemished with soot. We are redeemed, but not sinless. Satan is quick to call attention to the dirt. He wants us to be more conscious of our sin than of God's mercy.
R.C. Sproul
Satan's chief device of temptation is to attack the truth of God.
R.C. Sproul
How we understand the person and character of God the Father affects every aspect of our lives. It affects far more than what we normally call the religious aspect of our lives. If God is the Creator of the entire universe, then it must follow that He is Lord of the whole universe. No part of the world is outside of His lordship. His Holy character has something to say about economics, politics, athletics, romance - everything with which we are involved.
Reid A. Ashbaucher
Faith is then a choice we make, making faith an attitude that leads to action.
Reid A. Ashbaucher
The purpose of my faith is to bring me hope without fear. This is not only beneficial for the life to come, but also in this present life as well.
Reid A. Ashbaucher
To live without faith is to live without hope.
Reid A. Ashbaucher
The moral of the story is, faith does not always bring you happiness, wealth or a comfortable lifestyle filled with fun things to do. What faith does bring us is hope while living out God's attitudes of: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control, all for the glory of God and the establishment of his kingdom.
Rev. Kellen Roggenbuck
It's helpful to remember that God doesn't belong to Christians, Jews, Muslims or anyone. We belong to God, not the other way around.
Rev. Kellen Roggenbuck
Faith is about the connection of people as much as it is about God. We are called to be in community and treat others with divine love.
Rick Warren
As long as you do things for God, you are a Hall of Famer in heaven's list.
Robert J. Morgan
We don't want to live in the dark moods of imponderable mystery, but neither do we want to miss them altogether. they allow us to emerge from the tender sadness of the manger to sing with the angels in the skies above...
Robin Bertram
Godly character is what you are when you've been tried and proven. It is not what you say you are, or what people think you are but, instead, it is what shines through after you have suffered and have endured. It is the proof of your genuineness.
Robin M. Bertram
Sometimes the right thing to do will cost us our greatest sacrifices, but the rewards will always outweigh our losses
Ron Sanders
CONCERNED BUT NOT CONSUMED!
Sara Dormon
In order for us to learn to love, first ourselves and the others, we must accept Jesus' love for us in the deepest parts of our hearts.
Sara Dormon
The act of extending forgiveness and asking for forgiveness must come from our heart.
Sheila Wray Gregoire
Sex is not about genitalia. It's about relationship. When God said 'the two shall become one flesh,' he didn't mean it only physically.
Tara Leigh Cobble
The distance between your knowledge of truth and your obedience is called lack of integrity. And the amount of negative behavior--or lack of integrity--a person exhibits is directly proportional to their amount of pain. - Tara Leigh's therapist (p.118)
Tara Leigh Cobble
Two natures beat within my breastThe one is foul, the one is blessedThe one I love, the one I hate.The one I feed will dominate.-Anonymous
Tara Leigh Cobble
The darker side of the City tried to emphasize the selfish parts of me by encouraging my sense of entitlement and my desire for personal space. But God seemed to whisper that the alternative existed: to let Him grow humility and concern for others in a way I had never experienced, to live out His peace amid whirling chaos. (p.67)
Todd Stocker
The problem Christians have isn't our belief in what God could do, but on what God should do.
Tom Patton
It is ignorance or at least lack of consideration of heavenly things that make the temporal things of this world, whether good or evil, greater than they really are.
Ugochi Oritsejolomisan
The motive for marriage must be eternal not just temporal.
Victor Manuel Rivera
Nuestra expectativa debe de ser mayor en nosotros mismos que en las demás personas.
Victor Manuel Rivera
Freedom is not doing what we want, but what we should.
Victor Manuel Rivera
Our expectation in ourselves must be higher than our expectation in others.
Victor Manuel Rivera
¡Mientras más sucia esté tu Biblia, más limpio estará tu corazón!
Victor Manuel Rivera
El error más grande al caer es quedarnos en el piso.
Victor Manuel Rivera
The more the level of insecurity is reduced, the more the level of faith will grow.
Victor Manuel Rivera
Mientras más mengüe tu nivel de inseguridad, más crecerá tu nivel de fe.
Victor Manuel Rivera
It is not about knowing, but about living.
Victor Manuel Rivera
Más importante que empezar bien nuestro caminar con Dios es terminar bien la obra.
Victor Manuel Rivera
Freedom keeps us soaring, but quarreling destroys our ability to fly.
Victor Manuel Rivera
La libertad nos mantiene volando alto, pero la contienda destruye nuestra habilidad de volar.
Victor Manuel Rivera
The greatest mistake we can make is to stay on the ground after falling.
Victor Manuel Rivera
No es saber sino vivir.
Victor Manuel Rivera
The love of Christ always helps us see beyond the faults of others.
Victor Manuel Rivera
El amor de Cristo nos ayuda a mirar más allá del amor de otros.
Victor Manuel Rivera
The dirtier your Bible, the cleaner your heart!
Victor Manuel Rivera
More important than starting well in our walk with God is to finish well.
Victor Manuel Rivera
Libertad no es hacer lo que queremos hacer sino hacer lo que debemos hacer.
Wanda E. Brunstetter
Worry is the darkroom in which negatives can develop.
Wanda E. Brunstetter
If you are too busy to pray, you are busier than God wants you to be.
William Gurnall
We fear men so much, because we fear God so little.