Filed under Misc. Quotes

How Often Do You Pray…

I read this quote today. My first thought…how often do I beseech the throne of grace for my pastors? Do I encourage more than I critique? Are they aware of the ways they serve my soul? Let the thought sink deep into the heart of every church, that their minister will be such a minister … Continue reading

Timeless Perspective of the Universe

In seventy years we can develop a host of ideas about how indifferent God appears to be about suffering. But is it reasonable to judge God and his plan for the universe by the swatch of time we spend on earth? Have we missed the perspective of the timelessness of the universe? Who would complain … Continue reading

Quotes To Ponder

Here’s a couple of good quotes I came across today… “No one can keep close to Jesus–who does not daily, seriously, and prayerfully read His Word.” -J. Smith Any teaching that in any way detracts from Christ’s exclusive role is by definition both wrong and ineffective. – Douglas Moo In him, and in him alone, … Continue reading

Have You Abandoned Grace?

To adhere to legalism is to believe that the Cross was either unnecessary or insufficient (Gal 2:21, 5:2). That is an accurate interpretation of your motive and actions, even if you still ascribe mentally to the necessity of Christ’s sacrifice. In our legitimate pursuit of obedience and maturity legalism slowly and subtly overtakes us, and … Continue reading

My Portion, My LORD, and My All

What think you of Christ? is the test To try both your state and your scheme; You cannot be right in the rest, Unless you think rightly of him. As Jesus appears in your view, As he is beloved or not; So God is disposed to you, And mercy or wrath are your lot. Some … Continue reading

Conformed To The Image Of His Savior

Indeed, the more sanctified the person is, the more conformed he is to the image of his Savior, the more he must recoil against every lack of conformity to the holiness of God. The deeper his apprehension of the majesty of God, the greater the intensity of his love to God, the more persistent his … Continue reading

Joseph: (Un)Planned Detours

“The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps” (Proverbs 16:9). As Jesus’ earthly father, Joseph, discovered in Matthew 1-2, that’s just another way of saying that when your plans are detoured and redirected, you find out who’s really charting the course. ***** Nazareth. It felt good to Joseph to be … Continue reading

Worry

Worry imagines a future where God doesn’t act like himself. – Craig Cabaniss

Joy In Everything

Despair does not lie in being weary of suffering but in being weary of joy.  -G. K. Chesterton When ours are interrupted, his are not. His plans are proceeding exactly as scheduled, moving us always (including those minutes or hours or years which seem most useless or wasted or unendurable) "toward the goal of true … Continue reading

God Is NOT A God Of Waste

God is not a God of waste. He uses even the things we miss Him on to teach us and bring us closer to Himself. We’re not just mice in a maze trying to find cheese for God’s enjoyment. We’re not just batters swinging at the air, hoping to miraculously hit the ball once. He … Continue reading

Answers

“Rather than answers, I believe God wants you to see Jesus as the Answer. He’s the One who holds all the reasons in His hand. And having His hand to hold onto through this difficult time is enough!” Joni Erickson Tada

Anxiety

“Anxiety is living out the future before it gets there…it betrays a lack of trust in the One who holds the future.” – Kevin DeYoung   Source: Just Do Something Kevin DeYoung

Sinkings of Heart

“If we duly examine our own hearts about it, we shall find that…sinkings of heart are the immediate effects of unbelief. We do not depend and rely upon the Word with that full trust and confidence that is due to the infallible Word of a faithful and unchangeable God…” “Our judging and measuring things by … Continue reading

He is Lord

If you are God-centered, you will adjust your circumstances to what God wants to do. God has a right to interrupt your life. He is Lord. Whey you surrendered to Him as Lord, you gave Him the right to help Himself to your life anytime He wants. – Henry Blackaby, Claude King