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Inspirational Quotes

     This is a list of quotes that I have found from many different sources over the years that have inspired me, encouraged me, given me hope, and strengthened my faith. I pray these will bless you.

*** If I have misquoted someone (possible since I quickly write some down while listening to the radio) or misattributed a quote wrongly, please let me know by clicking in the “comments” below.

A man of God in the will of God is immortal until His work is done. – David Jeremiah

God loves us the way we are, but too much to leave us that way. – Leighton Ford

Abortion is advocated only by persons who have themselves been born. – Ronald Reagan

I have wondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress. – Ronald Reagan

A godly man is only as strong as his allegiance to the Lord. – Today In The Word

Islam is a religion in which God requires you to send your son to die for him. Christianity is a faith in which God sends his son to die for you. – Cal Thomas claiming to quote John Ashcroft

A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd. – Max Lucado

A Bible that’s falling apart usually belongs to someone who isn’t. – Charles Spurgeon

The carnal person fears man, not God. The strong Christian fears God, not man. The weak Christian fears man too much, and God too little. – John Flavel

God has never, in the history of mankind, allowed His name to go long offended. – David Wilkerson

Before any great achievement, some measure of depression is very usual. – Charles Spurgeon

Surely what a man does when he is taken off his guard is the best evidence for what sort of man he is. – C.S. Lewis

Resolution One: I will live for God. Resolution Two: If no one else does, I still will. – Jonathan Edwards

I could take everything I have built up over 35 years in my ministry and destroy it all if I went out tomorrow and committed one act of rebellion. – David Jeremiah (paraphrase)

Right now counts forever. – R.C. Sproul

Let God have your life; He can do more with it than you can. D.L. Moody

Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive. – C.S. Lewis

Jesus Christ did not come into this world to make bad people good; He came into this world to make dead people live. – Lee Strobel

We talk of the Second Coming; half the world has never heard of the first. – Oswald J. Smith

Any place you can take Jesus Christ with you is ok to go. – J. Vernon Mcgee

If say 90% of Christian marriages were intact, people would be writing about it. – Randy Carlson

No one is going to be powerful in their ministry if they are hiding something that they are afraid people will find out at any moment. – David Jeremiah (paraphrase)

Paul, we are going to kill you. That is cool, then I will go to Christ. Ok Paul, we are going to let you live. That is great, then I can witness Christ. Ok, then we will torture you. That is fine, then I will receive a reward in Heaven one day. – Tony Evans (paraphrase)

The devil tempts us to bring out the worst in us, but the Father tests us to bring out the best in us. – Warren Wiersbe

If lips and life do not agree, the testimony will not amount to much. – Harry Ironside

When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don’t throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer. – Corrie Ten Boom

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought I was the only one. – C.S. Lewis

A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God’s truth is attacked and yet would remain silent. – John Calvin

Never make the blunder of trying to forecast the way God is going to answer your prayer. – Oswald Chambers

I have concentrated all my prayers into one, and that prayer is this, that I may die to self, and live wholly to Him. – Charles Spurgeon

If it suddenly became impossible for us to cover up all the junk we normally hide from the rest of humanity, I have a feeling we would all get real motivated to deal with the source of what ails us. – Andy Stanley

They gave our Master a crown of thorns, why do we hope for a crown of roses? – Martin Luther

I have so much to do, that I must spend several hours in prayer before I am able to do it. – John Wesley

Immorality is just as bad now as it was in the past. The difference is that now we flaunt it. It used to be done in secret, but now it is done in the open. – J. Vernon Mcgee (paraphrase)

If you are going to live by faith, then expect your faith to be tested. A faith that can’t be tested can’t be trusted. – Warren Wiersbe

Stop praying that God will change others, and ask God to change you. – Rodney Gage

We rarely get an answer to the question, “Why?” Instead of demanding definitive answers from God, it’s more productive to ask for humility and trust in His goodness. – Rodney Gage

Indeed, your scars may be your greatest ministry. Just as the scars of Jesus convinced Thomas, perhaps your scars will convince someone today. – Adrian Rogers

Worshippers aren’t made when they see the enemy on the run, put to flight. The truth is, worshippers of God are made during dark, stormy nights. And how we respond to our storms determines just what kind of worshippers we are. – David Wilkerson

You can be too big for God to use, but you can never be too small for God to use. – Adrian Rogers

If you take care of yourself and walk with integrity, you may be confident that God will deal with those who sin against you. Above all, don’t give birth to sin yourself, rather, pray for those who persecute you. God will one day turn your persecution into praise. – Warren Wiersbe

Christians are like teabags, you don’t really know what they’re like until you put them in hot water. – Chip Ingram

Discernment is not a matter of telling the difference between right and wrong; rather it is telling the difference between right and almost right. – Charles Spurgeon

When we lose one blessing, another is often most unexpectedly given in its place. – C.S. Lewis

If we ever forget that we are one Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under. – Ronald Reagan

Poverty and affliction take away the fuel that feeds pride. – Richard Sibbes

The first lesson in Christ’s school is self-denial. – Matthew Henry

Give me one hundred preachers who fear nothing but sin and desire nothing but God, and I care not a straw whether they be clergymen or laymen, such alone will shake the gates of hell and set up the Kingdom of God on earth. – John Wesley

Don’t say that a loving God is going to send you to hell- He’s not. The thing that’s going to send you to hell is that you’re a sinner and you don’t want to admit it. – J. Vernon Mcgee

If a sinner comes into your assembly or you otherwise come into contact with him, remember that he is a human being for whom Christ died. He stands at the foot of the cross, just as you stand at the foot of the cross. – J. Vernon Mcgee

If Satan can’t make you bad, he’ll make you busy. – Adrian Rogers

As we pour out our bitterness, God pours in His peace. – F.B. Meyer

If the church marries herself to the spirit of the times, she will find herself a widow in the next generation. – Charles Stanley

Love is unselfishly choosing for another’s good. – C.S. Lewis

If you are not concerned about your neighbor’s salvation, then I am concerned for yours. – Ray Comfort

You say, “If I if I had a little more, I should be very satisfied.” You make a mistake. If you are not content with what you have, you would not be satisfied if it were doubled. – Charles Spurgeon

Is there any pleasure on earth as great as a circle of Christian friends by a fire? – C.S. Lewis

Nothing sets a person so much out of the devil’s reach as humility. – Jonathan Edwards

Every evening I turn my worries over to God. He’s going to be up all night anyway. – Mary C. Crowley

Salvation is a movement from being God’s enemies to being His friends, from a state of war to a state of peace. God loved us even when we were still His enemies (cf. 1 John 4:7-19), and it is through this love, shown especially in the gift of His Son, that we can now be reconciled to Him. – Today In The Word

You can’t really live until you are no longer afraid to die. – Adrian Rogers

Hold material goods and wealth on a flat palm and not in a clinched fist. – Alistair Begg

The greatest tragedy of life is not unanswered prayer, but unoffered prayer. – F.B. Meyer

Are you weak? Weary? Confused? Pressured? How is your relationship with God? Is it held in it’s place of priority? I believe the greater the pressure, the greater the need for time alone with Him. – Kay Arthur

When we look at the ungodly, we are not to hate them – but to pity them, mourn over them, and pray for them. Nor have we any right to boast over them; for, by nature, and of ourselves, we are no better than they. – John Newton

Envy is a spirit of dissatisfaction or opposition to the prosperity or happiness of other people. – Jonathan Edwards

The good man has his enemies. He would not be like His Lord if he had not. If we were without enemies we might fear that we were not the friends of God, for friendship of the world is enmity to God. – Charles Spurgeon

Remember, a small light will do a great deal when it is in a very dark place. Put one little tallow in the middle of a large hall, and it will give a good deal of light. – D.L. Moody

Any part of the human body can only be explained in reference to the whole body. And any part of the Bible can only be properly explained in reference to the whole Bible. – F.F. Bruce

Train up a child in the way he should go- but be sure you go that way yourself. – Charles Spurgeon

There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, Thy will be done,” and those to whom God says, “All right, then, have it your way.” – C.S. Lewis

One would think that [persecution] would be an obstacle to church growth when joining the church meant a death sentence. And yet, the age of persecution was the greatest period of church growth in history. – Gene Edward Veith

I have not suffered a lot for Christ, but I want to tell you that those times that I have suffered and I knew it was for Jesus, have been some of the happiest times of my entire life. – Adrian Rogers

God is interested in developing your character. At times He lets you proceed, but He will never let you go too far without discipline to bring you back. In your relationship with God, He may let you make a wrong decision. Then the Spirit of God causes you to recognize that it is not God’s will. He guides you back to the right path. – Henry Blackaby

We never test the resources of God until we attempt the impossible. – F.B. Meyer

Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength. – Charles Spurgeon

Resolved to live with all my might while I do live, and as I shall wish I had done ten thousand years hence. – Jonathan Edwards

Those who are in the best of circumstances but without God can never find peace, but those in the worst of circumstances but with God need never lack peace. – John McArthur

If you read history you will find that the Christians who did the most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this. – C.S. Lewis

When it seems as if God is far away, remind yourself that He is near. Nearness is not a matter of geography. God is everywhere. Nearness is likeness. The more we become like the Lord, the nearer He is to us. – Warren Wiersbe

We do not want, as the newspapers say, a church that will move with the world. We want a church that will move the world. – G.K. Chesterton

Not until we take God seriously will we ever take sin seriously. – R.C. Sproul

I can fill a church speaking on Revelation and empty it speaking on Romans. – J. Vernon Mcgee

We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won’t need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don’t fire cannons to call attention to their shining- they just shine. – D.L. Moody

Someone has said that the marks of a strong church are wet eyes, bent knees, and a broken heart. We’ll never be powerful until we let God be God and jealously guard His honor. – Erwin Lutzer

You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving. – Amy Carmichael

It is a very solemn delusion when ministers think they are prospering, and yet do not hear of conversions. – Charles Spurgeon

Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face. – Ronald Reagan

Deny your weakness, and you will never realize God’s strength in you. – Joni Eareckson Tada

The way to Heaven is ascending; we must be content to travel uphill, though it may be hard and tiresome, and contrary to the natural bias of our flesh. – Jonathan Edwards

Want to snatch a day from the manacles of boredom? Do overgenerous deeds, acts beyond reimbursement. Kindness without compensation. Do a deed for which you cannot be repaid. – Max Lucado

We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties. – Oswald Chambers

Triumphant prayer is almost impossible where there is neglect of the study of the Word of God. – R.A. Torrey

In thirty-five years of medicine I have never seen one case where abortion was necessary to save a mother’s life. – C. Everett Koop (former Surgeon General)

We are nowhere forbidden to laugh. – John Calvin

It is the mark of a hypocrite to be a Christian everywhere but home. – Robert M’Cheyne

Resolved, never henceforward, till I die, to act as if I were any way my own, but entirely and altogether God’s. – Jonathan Edwards

I would go to the deeps a hundred times to cheer a downcast spirit. It is good for me to have been afflicted, that I might know how to speak a word in season to one that is weary. – Charles Spurgeon

The Bible is the greatest of all books; to study it the noblest of all pursuits; to understand it, the highest of all goals. – Charles C. Ryrie

We are challenged these days, but not changed; convicted, but not converted. We hear, but do not; and thereby we deceive ourselves. – Vance Havner

I discovered an astonishing truth: God is attracted to weakness. He cannot resist those who humbly and honestly admit how desperately they need him. – Jim Cymbala

The best style of prayer is that which cannot be called anything else but a cry. – Charles Spurgeon

He (God) is not looking for smart people, because He is the smart one. All he wants are people simple enough to trust him. – Jim Cymbala

Your future and mine are determined by this one thing: seeking after the Lord. – Jim Cymbala

People who walk by faith don’t see obstacles, they see opportunities. – Warren Wiersbe

The New (Testament) is in the Old (Testament) concealed, the Old is in the New revealed. – Augustine

Every great movement of God can be traced to a kneeling figure. – D.L. Moody

When we come to the end of ourselves, we come to the beginning of God. – Billy Graham

I am sorry for the men who do not read the Bible every day. I wonder why they deprive themselves of the strength and of the pleasure. – Woodrow Wilson

Everybody’s not going to understand where God has called you to go, but that is not an excuse for you not to go there. Then, when He puts you in certain places, it’s a spiritual warfare to stay there. – CeCe Winans

A bruised heart that chooses to beat with a passion for God amid pulsing pain and confusion may just be the most expensive offering placed on the divine altar. – Beth Moore

The more the Gospel progresses and the closer we come to the end of the age, the more aggressive the enemy becomes. Sadly, many Christians are unaware that a battle is raging all around them, and they have not reported for duty. – David Jeremiah

In today’s America He (Jesus) has moved from the central figure of world history to source material for late-night comics and pundits who would not dare treat other religious leaders with such disrespect. – David Jeremiah

Marriage is a partnership between one man and one woman… Nothing could be clearer in the Bible as to what constitutes a marriage in God’s sight. – David Jeremiah

It is, perhaps, one of the hardest struggles of the Christian life to learn this sentence— “Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto Thy name be glory.” – Charles Spurgeon

Every Christian would agree that a man’s spiritual health is exactly proportional to his love for God. – C.S. Lewis

The noblest revenge is to forgive. – Thomas Fuller

If the church would only be the church– if Christians would only be Christians– nothing could halt our onward march. – Vance Havner

If you can’t pray a door open, don’t pry it open. – Lyell Rader

If for no other reason than to keep him humble, every minister needs a wife. – T.S. Mooney

(On being single) I would rather live wanting what I don’t have than having what I don’t want. – T.S. Mooney

Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less. – C.S. Lewis

We’d like to be humble…but what if no one notices? – John Ortberg

The labor of self-love is a heavy one indeed… The heart’s fierce effort to protect itself from every slight, to shield its touchy honor from the bad opinion of friend and enemy, will never let the mind have rest… – A.W. Tozer

Do you wish people to think well of you? Don’t speak well of yourself. – Blaise Pascal

A candle loses nothing of its light by lighting another candle. – Fr. James Keller

Whatever you may be sure of, be sure of this: That you are dreadfully like other people. – James Russell Lowell

A man can counterfeit love, he can counterfeit faith, he can counterfeit hope and all the other graces, but it is very difficult to counterfeit humility. – D.L. Moody

Some people pray just to pray, and some people pray to know God. – Andrew Murray

Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire? – Corrie Ten Boom

A good leader knows the way, shows the way, and goes the way. – John Maxwell

The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness. – William Blake

Anything, and I mean anything, becomes a blessing if it drives us to prayer. – Jim Cymbala

You can do more than pray after you’ve prayed, but you cannot do more than pray until you have prayed. – John Bunyan

Would anyone choose Hell over Heaven? YES! Why? Pride. They don’t want to go in the only way you can go in, on your knees. They don’t want to admit they are a failure, that their life is a mess. – Alistair Begg (paraphrase)

Sin will take you farther than you ever expected to go; it will keep you longer than you ever intended to stay, and it will cost you more than you ever expected to pay. – Kay Arthur.

End of Construction — Thank you for your patience. – Ruth Graham’s tombstone (after seeing that sign while driving)

The Lord blesses people who bless others, and He gives grace to those who focus on the things that please Him. – Billy Graham

Christ understands loneliness; He’s been through it. – Paul S. Rees

The faintest whisper of support or encouragement uttered by a Christian in the ears of his fellow believer is heard in heaven. – John J. Murray

Snuggle in God’s arms. When you are hurting, when you feel lonely, left out… let Him cradle you, comfort you, reassure you of His all-sufficient power and love. – Kay Arthur

Live simply so that others may simply live. – Gandhi (not a Christian, but I like the quote)

God never hurries. There are no deadlines against which He must work. Only to know this is to quiet our spirits and relax our nerves. – A.W. Tozer

You will find, as you look back upon your life, that the moments when you have really lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love. – Henry Drummond

I thank God for my handicaps, for, through them, I have found myself, my work, and my God. – Helen Keller

To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved. – George MacDonald

I have had but one passion, and I have lived for it – the absorbingly arduous yet glorious work of proclaiming the grace and love of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. – John Henry Jewett

We get no deeper into Christ than we allow Him to get into us – John Henry Jewett

God has given us two hands – one for receiving and one for giving. – Billy Graham

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. – Mother Teresa

The secret of my success? It is simple. It is found in the Bible, “In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.” – George Washington Carver

Lord, let me make a difference for you that is utterly disproportionate to who I am. – David Brainerd

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. – Mother Teresa

Those who give much without sacrifice are reckoned as having given little. – Erwin Lutzer

Ministry that costs nothing, accomplishes nothing. – John Henry Jowett

God doesn’t look at just what we give. He also looks at what we keep. – Randy Alcorn

As we search the Scriptures, we must allow them to search us, to sit in judgment upon our character and conduct. – Jerry Bridges

Under every condition, in every circumstance for every burden, in every need, through every sorrow, Christ, the source and sustainer of life, is more than sufficient. – A.L. Faust

The fundamental truth in the matter of stewardship is that everything we touch belongs to God. – John Blanchard

All true theology has an evangelistic thrust, and all true evangelism is theology in action. – J.I. Packer

The future is as bright as the promises of God. – Adoniram Judson

Walking by faith means being prepared to trust where we are not permitted to see. – John Blanchard

Are you afraid? Remember the “fear nots” of the Bible. – Elisabeth Elliot

There is unspeakable joy… for the person who knows release from guilt and the relief of forgiveness. – Stuart Briscoe

If one will not, two cannot quarrel. – Thomas Fuller

Empty me of the selfishness inside, every vain ambition and the poison of my pride, and any foolish thing my heart holds to, Lord empty me of me so I can be filled with you. – Chris Sligh (Empty Me)

Lead me to the cross where Your love poured out, bring me to my knees, Lord I lay me down, rid me of myself I belong to You. – Hillsong United (Lead Me To The Cross)

Everybody falls sometimes, gotta find the strength to rise, from the ashes and make a new beginning. Anyone can feel the ache, you think it’s more than you can take, but you’re stronger, stronger than you know. Don’t you give up now, the sun will soon be shining, you gotta face the clouds, to find the silver lining. – Kutless (What Faith Can Do)

Jesus may ask you to put down your net in an impossible, unreasonable place. – Steve Douglass

All of us have areas of weakness. God wants these character flaws to show us how totally dependent we are upon Him. When we handle them properly, they drive us into a deeper, more intimate relationship with the Lord. But uncontrolled weakness wreaks havoc in a person’s life. – Charles Stanley

You may go days without thinking of God, but there’s never a moment when He’s not thinking of you. – Max Lucado

To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you. – C.S. Lewis

Sometimes God allows what He hates, to accomplish what He loves. – Joni Eareckson Tada

God doesn’t require us to succeed, He only requires that you try. – Mother Teresa

Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God. – Corrie Ten Boom

The great thing to remember is that though our feelings come and go God’s love for us does not. – C.S. Lewis

(Some great quotes from Francis Chan’s book: Crazy Love)

The point of your life is to point to Him. – Francis Chan (Crazy Love)

Lukewarm people give money to charity and to the church… so long as it doesn’t impinge on their standard of living.
Lukewarm people tend to choose what is popular over what is right.
Lukewarm people don’t really want to be saved from their sin; they want to be saved from the penalty of their sin.
Lukewarm people rarely share their faith with their neighbors, coworkers, or friends.
Lukewarm people are thankful for their luxuries and comforts, and rarely consider trying to give as much as possible to the poor. – Francis Chan (Crazy Love)

People who are obsessed with Jesus give freely and openly without censure. Obsessed people love those who hate them and who can never love them back. – Francis Chan (Crazy Love)

People who are obsessed with Jesus aren’t consumed with their personal safety and comfort above all else. Obsessed people care more about God’s kingdom coming to this earth than their own lives being shielded from pain or distress. – Francis Chan (Crazy Love)

People who are obsessed with Jesus live lives that connect them with the poor in some way or another. Obsessed people believe that Jesus talked about money and the poor so often because it was really important to Him. – Francis Chan (Crazy Love)

Obsessed people are more concerned with obeying God than doing what is expected or fulfilling the status quo. A person who is obsessed with Jesus will do things that don’t always make sense in terms of success or wealth on this earth. – Francis Chan (Crazy Love)

A person who is obsessed with Jesus knows that the sin of pride is always a battle. Obsessed people know that you can never be “humble enough,” and so they seek to make themselves less known and Christ more known (Mt 5:16). – Francis Chan (Crazy Love)

People who are obsessed with Jesus do not consider service a burden. Obsessed people take joy in loving God by loving His people (Mt 13:44)(Jn 15:8). – Francis Chan (Crazy Love)

People who are obsessed with God are known as givers, not takers. Obsessed people genuinely think that others matter as much as they do, and they are particularly aware of those who are poor around the world (James 2:14-26). – Francis Chan (Crazy Love)

A person who is obsessed thinks about heaven frequently. Obsessed people orient their lives around eternity; they are not fixed only on what is here in front of them. – Francis Chan (Crazy Love)

A person who is obsessed is characterized by committed, settled, passionate love for God, above and before every other thing and every other being. – Francis Chan (Crazy Love)

People who are obsessed are raw with God; they do not attempt to mask the ugliness of their sins or their failures. Obsessed people don’t put it on for God; He is their safe place, where they can be at peace. – Francis Chan (Crazy Love)

People who are obsessed with God have an intimate relationship with Him. They are nourished by God’s Word throughout the day because they know that forty minutes on Sunday is not enough to sustain them for a whole week, especially when they will encounter so many distractions and alternative messages. – Francis Chan (Crazy Love)

A person who is obsessed with Jesus is more concerned with his or her character than comfort. Obsessed people know that true joy doesn’t depend on circumstances or environment; it is a gift that must be chosen and cultivated, a gift that ultimately comes from God (James 1:2-4). – Francis Chan (Crazy Love)

A person who is obsessed with Jesus knows that the best thing he can do is be faithful to his Savior in every aspect of his life, continually saying “Thank You!” to God. An obsessed person knows there can never be intimacy if he is always trying to pay God back or work hard enough to be worthy. He revels in his role as a child and friend of God. – Francis Chan (Crazy Love)

Christians like to play it safe. We want to put ourselves in situations where we are safe ‘even if there is no God.’ But if we truly desire to please God, we cannot live that way. We have to do things that cost us during our life on earth but will be more than worth it in eternity. – Francis Chan (Crazy Love)

Do you know that nothing you do in this life will ever matter, unless it is about loving God and loving the people he has made? – Francis Chan (Crazy Love)

Many Spirit-filled authors have exhausted the thesaurus in order to describe God with the glory He deserves. His perfect holiness, by definition, assures us that our words can’t contain Him. Isn’t it a comfort to worship a God we cannot exaggerate? – Francis Chan (Crazy Love)

Something is wrong when our lives make sense to unbelievers. – Francis Chan (Crazy Love)

What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us. – A.W. Tozer

When your will is God’s will, you will have your will. – Charles Spurgeon

Anything under God’s control is never out of control. – Charles Swindoll

I can safely say, on the authority of all that is revealed in the Word of God, that any man or woman on this earth who is bored and turned off by worship is not ready for heaven. – A.W. Tozer

For years we’ve been telling God to get out of our schools, to get out of our government and to get out of our lives. And being the gentleman He is, I believe He has calmly backed out. How can we expect God to give us His blessing and His protection if we demand He leave us alone? – Anne Graham

God doesn’t bless us just to make us happy; He blesses us to make us a blessing. – Warren Wiersbe

To love someone is to desire and work toward their becoming the best version of themselves. The one person in all the universe who can do this perfectly for you is God. – John Ortberg Jr.

All God’s giants have been weak men who did great things for God because they reckoned on God being with them. – James Hudson Taylor

An easy, non-self-denying life will never be one of power. – Hudson Taylor

Consider six or eight hours a day sacred to the Lord and His work, and let nothing hinder your giving this time (to language study and practice) till you can preach fluently and intelligibly. – Hudson Taylor

Devotion to God is still a voluntary thing; hence the differences of attainment among Christians. – Hudson Taylor

God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supplies. – Hudson Taylor

I have found that there are three stages in every great work of God: first, it is impossible, then it is difficult, then it is done. – Hudson Taylor

Not infrequently our GOD brings His people into difficulties on purpose that they may come to know Him as they could not otherwise do. – Hudson Taylor

One difficulty follows another very fast – but God reigns, not chance. – Hudson Taylor

Satan may build a hedge about us and fence us in and hinder our movements, but he cannot roof us in and prevent our looking up. – Hudson Taylor

There are three great truths, 1st, That there is a God; 2nd, That He has spoken to us in the Bible; 3rd, That He means what He says. – Hudson Taylor

Wave after wave of trial rolled over us; but at the end of the year some of us were constrained to confess, that we had learned more of the loving-kindness of the Lord than in any previous year of our lives. – Hudson Taylor

When the heart submits, then Jesus reigns. When Jesus reigns, there is rest. – Hudson Taylor

While unbelief sees the difficulties, faith sees God between itself and them. – Hudson Taylor

Let us give up our work, our thoughts, our plans, ourselves, our lives, our loved ones, our influence, our all, right into His hand, and then, when we have given all over to Him, there will be nothing left for us to trouble about, or to make trouble about. – Hudson Taylor

If you are a Christian, you are not a citizen of this world trying to get to heaven; you are a citizen of heaven making your way through this world. – Vance Havner

Not all dreamers are winners, but all winners are dreamers. Your dream is the key to your future. The Bible says that, “without a vision (dream), a people perish.” You need a dream, if you’re going to succeed in anything you do. – Mark Gorman

God leads us. God will do the right thing at the right time. And what a difference that makes. – Max Lucado

If you understood him, it would not be God. – Augustine

Following the crowd is not a winning approach to life. In the end it’s a loser’s game, because we never become who God created us to be by trying to be like everybody else. – Tim Tebow

I should have died when I was sixteen, when I planned to commit suicide. And I was an atheist until then. I was an atheist, and what the heck, if life sucks what do you have to live for? If you’re an atheist, it’s just about living, you know? So at the time, I didn’t want to wake up anymore and then seriously, God chased me down and proved that he was real and that he loved me. – Lacey Mosley

The born-again Christian sees life not as a blurred , confused, meaningless mass, but as something planned and purposeful. – Billy Graham

We must focus on prayer as the main thrust to accomplish God’s will and purpose on earth. The forces against us have never been greater, and this is the only way we can release God’s power to become victorious. – John Maxwell

Have I today done anything to fulfill the purpose for which Thou didst cause me to be born? – John Baillie

Oh Lord, let me not live to be useless. – John Wesley

Life is short and we have scarcely begun to live when we are called to die. – Charles Spurgeon

It ought to be the business of every day to prepare for our last day. – Matthew Henry

We honor God by asking for great things when they are a part of His promise. We dishonor Him and cheat ourselves when we ask for molehills where He has offered mountains. – Vance Havner

Be such a man, and live such a life, that if every man were such as you, and every life a life such as yours, this earth would be God’s paradise. – Phillips Brooks

The life of faith is a daily exploration of the constant and countless ways in which God’s grace and love are experienced. – Eugene Peterson

True prayer is measured by weight, not by length. A single groan before God may have more fullness of prayer in it than a fine oration of great length. – Charles Spurgeon

Leadership requires vision, and whence will vision come except from hours spent in the presence of God in humble and fervent prayer? – A.W. Tozer

Every work of God can be traced to some kneeling form. – D.L. Moody

If you lack knowledge, go to school. If you lack wisdom, get on your knees. – Vance Havner

Prayer shouldn’t be casual or sporadic, dictated only by the needs of the moment. Prayer should be as much a part of our lives as breathing. – Billy Graham

Fear lurks in the shadows of every area of life. The future may look very threatening. Jesus says, “Stop being afraid. Trust me! – Charles Swindoll

The great paralysis of our heart is unbelief. – Oswald Chambers

When God wants to do an impossible task, he takes an impossible man, and he crushes him. – Alan Redpath

The Christian life doesn’t get easier as one gets older. – Alan Redpath

Faith is two empty hands held open to receive all of the Lord Jesus. – Alan Redpath

Only God can move mountains, but faith and prayer can move God. – E.M. Bounds

We know so little about the future that to worry about it would be the height of foolishness. – Charles Spurgeon

Worry and anxiety are sand in the machinery of life; faith is the oil. – E. Stanley Jones

The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.- George Mueller

Teach us, O Lord, the disciplines of patience, for to wait is often harder than to work. – Peter Marshall

Be patient. God is using today’s difficulties to strengthen you for tomorrow. He is equipping you. The God who makes things grow will help you bear fruit. – Max Lucado

It is impossible to worship God and remain unchanged. – Henry Blackaby

Each time, before you intercede, be quiet first and worship God in His glory. Think of what He can do and how He delights to hear the prayers of His redeemed people. Think of your place and privilege in Christ, and expect great things. – Andrew Murray

The fact that we were created to enjoy God and to worship him forever is etched upon our souls. – Jim Cymbala

More often than not, when something looks like it’s the absolute end, it is really the beginning. – Charles Swindoll

God doesn’t always change the circumstances, but He can change us to meet the circumstances. That’s what it means to live by faith. – Warren Wiersbe

After all, a crisis doesn’t make a person; it reveals what a person is made of. – Warren Wiersbe

Sometimes your medicine bottle says, “shake well before using.” That is what God has to do with some of his people. He has to shake them well before they are usable. – Vance Havner

My home is in Heaven. I’m just traveling through this world. – Billy Graham

Many books in my library are now behind and beneath me. They were good in their way once, and so were the clothes I wore when I was ten years old; but I have outgrown them. Nobody ever outgrows Scripture; the book widens and deepens with our years. – Charles Spurgeon

God looketh upon any thing we say, or any thing we do, and if He seeth Christ in it, He accepteth it; but if there be no Christ, He putteth it away as a foul thing. – Charles Spurgeon

Trust in yourself and you are doomed to disappointment; trust in money and you may have it taken from you, but trust in God, and you are never to be confounded in time or eternity. – D.L. Moody

Confidence in the natural world is self-reliance; in the spiritual world, it is God-reliance. – Oswald Chambers

Walk by faith! Stop the plague of worry. Relax! Learn to say, “Lord, this is Your battle.” – Charles Swindoll

Christ alone can bring lasting peace – peace with God – peace among men and nations – and peace within our hearts. – Billy Graham

The peace that Jesus gives is never engineered by circumstances on the outside. – Oswald Chambers

Wherever you are, be all there. Live to the hilt every situation you believe to be the will of God. – Jim Elliot

Don’t expect wisdom to come into your life like great chunks of rock on a conveyor belt. Wisdom comes privately from God as a byproduct of right decisions, godly reactions, and the application of spiritual principles to daily circumstances. – Charles Swindoll

It may not seem obvious at first glance, but the way we make decisions in life tells a lot about the kind of faith we have in Jesus Christ. – Jim Cymbala

I have since learned that the most mature believer is the one who is bent over, leaning most heavily on the Lord, and admitting his total inability to do anything without Christ. – Jim Cymbala

It’s not that your most important work is meaningless; it’s that your most trivial movements are also significant. – David Jeremiah

If you have put your faith in Christ and have spent significant time in the Word of God, the tough times can be like a magnet that draws you to the Lord Jesus. Nothing is going to happen – ever – that will catch Jesus Christ by surprise. He is able to help His children work through anything, and not a single thing is going to happen in the future that can change that fact. – David Jeremiah

You asked the Holy Spirit for a miracle, and now that you’ve got one you’re trying to argue it away. People who don’t believe in miracles shouldn’t pray for them. – David Wilkerson

The day you learn to be publically specific in your prayer, that is the day you will discover power. – David Wilkerson

Drugs, what a devil-inspired poison! It’s death on the installment plan. – David Wilkerson

The backslider likes the preaching that wouldn’t hit the side of a house, while the real disciple is delighted when the truth brings him to his knees. – Billy Sunday

The Bible will always be full of things you cannot understand, as long as you will not live according to those you can understand. – Billy Sunday

How quickly we forget God’s great deliverances in our lives. How easily we take for granted the miracles he performed in our past. – David Wilkerson

If we rationalize our problems when He points them out, we will spend less and less time meditating because we won’t want to face God in that area of our lives. – Charles Stanley

Temptation can be defined as an inducement to do evil. Three powerful forces work together to ruin a believer’s character and witness: Satan, the world system, and our own lustful “flesh” tendencies. – Charles Stanley

When friends abandoned him, Paul asked God not to count their actions against them. He followed the example of Jesus, who prayed for the Father to forgive His persecutors. What’s your response when friends let you down? Forgiveness is the choice that pleases God every time. – Charles Stanley

When you become consumed by God’s call on your life, everything will take on new meaning and significance. You will begin to see every facet of your life – including your pain – as a means through which God can work to bring others to Himself. – Charles Stanley

Concentrate on counting your blessings and you’ll have little time to count anything else. – Woodrow Kroll

Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers; pray for powers equal to your tasks. – Phillips Brooks

Some things don’t need to be cut back, they need to be cut off. – Beth Moore

Better to love God and die unknown than to love the world and be a hero. – Erwin Lutzer

If there is one single reason why good people turn evil, it is because they fail to recognize God’s ownership over their kingdom, their vocation, their resources, their abilities, and above all their lives. – Erwin Lutzer

The work that God does in us when we wait is usually more important than the thing for which we wait! – Erwin Lutzer

There’s no such thing as a bitter person who keeps the bitterness to himself. – Erwin Lutzer

Success is not what you have done compared to what others have done. Success is what you have done compared to what you were supposed to do. – Tony Evans

One of the great uses of Twitter and Facebook will be to prove at the Last Day that prayerlessness was not from lack of time. – John Piper

Death is like my car. It takes me where I want to go. – John Piper

There is no pit so deep that God’s love is not deeper still. – Corrie Ten Boom

Run toward your trials. – Andrew Murray

Beware in your prayers, above everything else, of limiting God, not only by unbelief, but by fancying that you know what He can do. Expect unexpected things ‘above all that we ask or think.’ – Andrew Murray

The abuse of a harmless thing is the essence of sin. – A.W. Tozer

I used to ask God to help me. Then I asked if I might help Him. I ended up by asking Him to do His work through me. – Hudson Taylor

Most of the world’s great souls have been lonely. Loneliness seems to be one price the saint must pay for his saintliness… Always remember: you cannot carry a cross in company. Though a man were surrounded by a vast crowd, his cross is his alone and his carrying of it marks him as a man apart. Society has turned against him; otherwise he would have no cross. No one is a friend to the man with a cross. – A.W. Tozer

Heaven is full of answers to prayers for which no one ever bothered to ask. – Billy Graham

Christ is not valued at all unless He is valued above all. – Augustine

He who cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself. – George Herbert

Anxiety is the natural result when our hopes are centered in anything short of God and His will. – Billy Graham

If you find a path in life with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere. – Frank A. Clark

There’s nothing that can help you understand your beliefs more than trying to explain them to an inquisitive child. – Frank A. Clark

God not only orders our steps, He orders our stops. – George Muller

And for all these people alike, the key to healing turned out to be the same. Each had a hurt he had to forgive. – Corrie Ten Boom

If you look at the world, you’ll be distressed. If you look within, you’ll be depressed. If you look at God you’ll be at rest. – Corrie Ten Boom

The Lord has shown me that I can do anything, but that He has said, apart from Me ye can do nothing. So it comes to this, that everything I have done, and can still do apart from Him is nothing! – Watchman Nee

The real question today is not when human life begins, but, what is the value of human life? The abortionist who reassembles the arms and legs of a tiny baby to make sure all its parts have been torn from its mother’s body can hardly doubt whether it is a human being. The real question for him and for all of us is whether that tiny human life has a God-given right to be protected by the law — the same right we have. – Ronald Reagan

True boldness for Christ transcends all, it is indifference to the displeasure of either friends or foes. Boldness enables Christians to forsake all rather than Christ, and to prefer to offend all rather than to offend Him. – Jonathan Edwards

Nothing paralyzes our lives like the attitude that things can never change. We need to remind ourselves that God can change things…outlook determines outcome. If we see only the problems, we will be defeated; but if we see the possibilities in the problems, we can have victory. – Warren Wiersbe

I go out to preach with two propositions in mind. First, every person ought to give his life to Christ. Second, whether or not anyone else gives him his life, I will give him mine. – Jonathan Edwards

In other days people chose a church on the basis of their doctrinal convictions. Now, lacking doctrinal convictions, they choose for social reasons. – Vance Havner

To a large extent, the American church has become merged with the world. It has adopted so many of the world’s ideals and standards that it has lost its ability to stem the tide of crime, deception and immorality that is sweeping the nation. For millions of church members there is no deep commitment to the cause of Christ, no regularity of attendance at public worship, no sacrificial giving, no personal religious discipline. – Billy Graham

Courage is contagious. When a brave person takes a stand, the spines of others are stiffened. – Billy Graham

Our greatest value is to reproduce ourselves in the lives of others. When you leave behind a vibrant Christian who knows his calling and his commission, you can be buried, but you will live on through all those in whom you have been reproduced. – Jerry Falwell

I believe in the eternal security of the believer and in the insecurity of the make-believer. – J. Vernon McGee

Faith does not operate in the realm of the possible. There is no glory for God in that which is humanly possible. Faith begins where man’s power ends. – George Mueller

The remarkable thing about fearing God is that when you fear God you fear nothing else, whereas if you do not fear God you fear everything else. – Oswald Chambers

God buries our sins in the depths of the sea and then puts up a sign that reads, “No fishing.” – Corrie Ten Boom

If God be your partner, make your plans large. – D.L. Moody

Our evangelical culture tends to take the awesome reality of a transcendent god who is worthy to be feared and downsize Him so He could fit into our “buddy system.” The way we talk about Him, the way we pray, and, more strikingly, the way we live shows that we have somehow lost our sense of being appropriately awestruck in the presence of a holy and all-powerful God. It’s been a long time since we’ve heard a good sermon on the “fear of God.” If God were to show up visibly, many of us think we’d run up to Him and high-five Him for the good things He has done. – Joseph M. Stowell

If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get. – Frank A. Clark

If the Holy Spirit was withdrawn from the church today, 95 percent of what we do would go on and no one would know the difference. If the Holy Spirit had been withdrawn from the New Testament church, 95 percent of what they did would stop, and everybody would know the difference. – A.W. Tozer

I’ve met some people who were very proud of their humility. – Michael Catt

For the Christian, humility is absolutely indispensable. Without it there can be no self-knowledge, no repentance, no faith and no salvation. – A. W. Tozer

Most of the world around you doesn’t read the Bible. So… God gives the world a living epistle– you. – Kay Arthur

Scars are the price which every believer pays for his loyalty to Christ. – William Hendrickson

Worry is an old man with bended head, carrying a load of feathers which he thinks are lead. – Corrie Ten Boom

Nothing is a surprise to God; nothing is a setback to His plans; nothing can thwart His purposes; and nothing is beyond His control. – Joni Eareckson Tada

Only he who can say, “The Lord is the strength of my life” can say, “Of whom shall I be afraid?” – Alexander MacLaren

In the battle of faith, money is usually the last stronghold to fall. – Ronald Dunn

Order my footsteps by Thy Word and make my heart sincere; let sin have no dominion, Lord, but keep my conscience clear. – Isaac Watts

God answers our prayers not because we are good, but because He is good. – A.W. Tozer

When men no longer fear God, they transgress His laws without hesitation. The fear of consequences is no deterrent when the fear of God is gone. – A.W. Tozer

Insisting on living in your past will kill your future. Let it go. – Tony Evans

Sometimes God lets you hit rock bottom so that you will discover He is the Rock at the bottom. – Tony Evans

Every experience God gives us, every person He puts into our lives, is the perfect preparation for a future only He can see. – Corrie Ten Boom

A man who loves his wife will love her letters and her photographs because they speak to him of her. So if we love the Lord Jesus, we shall love the Bible because it speaks to us of him. – John Stott

Christian love draws no distinction between one enemy and another, except that the more bitter our enemy’s hatred, the greater his need of love. – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The true mark of a Christian leader is trying to build up other people. Raise up other leaders! – Chuck Colson

I believe that you measure the health or strength of a church by its sending capacity rather than its seating capacity. – Rick Warren

The problem with Christians today is that no one wants to kill them anymore. – Jamie Buckingham

He is the best preacher, not that tickles the ear, but that breaks the heart. – Thomas Brooks

No man ever yet thought whether he was preaching well without weakening his sermon. – Phillips Brooks

There will be no peace as long as God remains unseated at the conference table. – William M. Peck

Jesus Christ came to send a sword through every peace that is not based on a personal relationship to Himself. – Oswald Chambers

A great many people are trying to make peace, but that has already been done. God has not left it for us to do; all we have to do is to enter into it. – D.L. Moody

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another. – Walter Elliot

It is not great talents or great learning or great preachers that God needs, but men great in holiness, great in faith, great in love, great in fidelity, great for God… – E.M. Bounds

What can God have that gives him greater satisfaction than that a thousand times a day all his creatures should thus pause to withdraw and worship him in the heart. – Brother Lawrence

I am often, I believe, praying for others when I should be doing things for them. It’s so much easier to pray for a bore than to go and see him. – C.S. Lewis

Prayer pulls the rope below and the great bell rings above in the ears of God. Some scarcely stir the bell, for they pray so languidly. Others give but an occasional pluck at the rope. But he who wins with heaven is the man who grasps the rope boldly and pulls continuously, with all his might. – Charles Spurgeon

The devil is in constant conspiracy against a preacher who really prays, for it has been said that what a minister is in his prayer closet is what he is, no more, no less. – Vance Havner

Satan is not fighting churches; he is joining them. He does more harm by sowing tares than by pulling up wheat. He accomplishes more by imitation than by outright opposition. – Vance Havner

The purpose of prayer is not to inform God of our needs, but to invite Him to rule our lives. – Clarence Bauman

I am reminded that one old saint was asked, “Which is the more important: reading God’s Word or praying?” To which he replied, “Which is more important to a bird: the right wing or the left? – A.W. Tozer

The preacher who jests and jokes with his people all week will soon find that he cannot stand in his pulpit on Sunday with power to reprove, rebuke and exhort. He may be the life of the party but it will be the death of the prophet. – Vance Havner

The test of a preacher is that his congregation goes away saying, not “What a lovely sermon!” but “I will do something.” – Francis de Sales

I believe Satan exists for two reasons: first, the Bible says so, and second, I’ve done business with him. – D.L. Moody

You can tell whether you are becoming a servant by how you act when people treat you like one. – Gordon MacDonald

God will open up places of service for you as He sees you are ready. Meanwhile, study the Bible and give yourself a chance to grow. – Warren Wiersbe

It is futile for us to try to serve God without the power of the Holy Spirit. Talent, training, and experience cannot take the place of the power of the Spirit. – Warren Wiersbe

The man who never reads will never be read; he who never quotes will never be quoted. He who will not use the thoughts of other men’s brains, proves that he has no brains of his own. – Charles Spurgeon

Those whom God will employ are first struck with a sense of their unworthiness to be employed. – Matthew Henry

The world’s idea of greatness is to rule, but Christian greatness consists in serving. – J.C. Ryle

To be entirely safe from the devil’s snares the man of God must be completely obedient to the Word of the Lord. The driver on the highway is safe, not when he reads the signs but when he obeys them. – A.W. Tozer

What Matthew Henry prayed after he was robbed: “I thank Thee first because I was never robbed before; second, because although they took my purse they did not take my life; third, although they took my all, it was not much; and fourth, because it was I who was robbed and not I who robbed.”

The life of Jesus is bracketed by two impossibilities: a virgin’s womb and an empty tomb. – Peter Larson

It is the duty of every Christian to be Christ to his neighbor. – Martin Luther

In our prayers, we talk to God, in our Bible study, God talks to us, and we had better let God do most of the talking. – D.L. Moody

Nobody ever outgrows Scriptures; the Book widens and deepens with our years. – Charles Spurgeon

The Bible differs from all other books in that it never wears out. Other books are read and laid aside, but the Bible is a constant companion. No matter how often we read it or how familiar we become with it, some new truth is likely to spring out at us from its pages whenever we open it, or some old truth will impress us as it never did before. Every Christian can give illustrations of this. – William Jennings Bryan

No one ever said at the end of his days; ‘I have read my bible too much, I have thought of God too much, I have prayed too much, I have been too careful with my soul’ – J.C. Ryle

Multitudes of people who expect to go to Heaven will go to a Hell of torment. Thousands of “good” people, “moral” people, church members, even church workers – yes, and, alas, even prophets, priests and preachers – will find themselves lost when they expected to be saved, condemned when they expected approval, cast out of Heaven when they expected to be received into eternal bliss. That is the explicit meaning of the words of our Lord… (see: Matt 7:21-23.] – John R. Rice

Whiskey and beer are all right in their place, but their place is in hell. – Billy Sunday

The test of real character is what a man does when he is tired. – Winston Churchill

If I had my ministry over again, I would devote far more time to the ministry of comfort and encouragement. – F.B. Meyer

The higher a man is in grace, the lower he will be in his own esteem. – Charles Spurgeon

I want to feel my own nothingness, I want to give myself up in absolute resignation to God, to lie prostrate and passive at His feet, with no other disposition in my heart than that of merging my will into His will, and no other language in my mouth than that of prayer for the perfecting of His strength in my weakness. – Thomas Chalmers

He who stays not in his littleness, loses his greatness. – Francis de Sales

I lay it down as a fact that if all men knew what others say of them, there would not be four friends in the world. – Blaise Pascal

The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies — probably because they are generally the same people. – G.K. Chesterton

It is much easier to repent of sins that we have already committed than to repent of those we intend to commit. – Josh Billings

Tolerance gets a lot of credit that belongs to apathy. – Douglas Jacoby

The devil is a better theologian than any of us and is a devil still. – A.W. Tozer

Temptation usually comes in through a door that has deliberately been left open. – Arnold Glasow

To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable, because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you. – C.S. Lewis

We may note in passing that He (Jesus) was never regarded as a mere moral teacher. He did not produce that effect on any of the people who actually met Him. He produced mainly three effects – Hatred – Terror – Adoration. There was no trace of people expressing mild admiration. – C.S. Lewis

No man ever repented of being a Christian on his death bed. – Hannah More

If weak in prayer we are weak everywhere. – Leonard Ravenhill

Could a mariner sit idle if he heard the drowning cry? Could a doctor sit in comfort and just let his patients die? Could a fireman sit idle, let men burn and give no hand? Can you sit at ease in Zion with the world around you damned? – Leonard Ravenhill

Jesus is God spelling Himself out in language that men can understand. – S.D. Gordon

My main ambition in life is to be on the Devil’s most wanted list. – Leonard Ravenhill

When there’s something in the Bible that churches don’t like, they call it ‘legalism.’- Leonard Ravenhill

How can you pull down strongholds of Satan if you don’t even have the strength to turn off your TV? – Leonard Ravenhill

If Jesus had preached the same message that ministers preach today, He would never have been crucified. – Leonard Ravenhill

Many pastors criticize me for taking the Gospel so seriously. But do they really think that on Judgment Day, Christ will chastise me, saying, ‘Leonard, you took Me too seriously’? – Leonard Ravenhill

The Christian on his knees sees more than the philosopher on tiptoe. God sends no one away empty except those who are full of themselves. – D.L. Moody

If a man gets drunk and goes out and breaks his leg so that it must be amputated, God will forgive him if he asks it, but he will have to hop around on one leg all his life. – D.L. Moody

Today Christians spend more money on dog food than missions. – Leonard Ravenhill

The Bible, which ranges over a period of four thousand years, records but one instance of a death-bed conversion (the thief on the cross) – one that none may despair, and but one that none may presume. – Thomas Guthrie

Anyone who takes his faith seriously and speaks in behalf of Christ and His kingdom will be accused of fanaticism at some point. – R.C. Sproul

Through ages, through eternity, what you have done for Christ, that, and only that, you are. – F.W. Robertson

You can do what I cannot do. I can do what you cannot do. Together we can do great things. – Mother Teresa

Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look at what they can do when they stick together. – Vesta Kelly.

If you are not willing to be used by God, ask God to make you willing to be willing. – F.B. Meyer

There is no worse screen to block out the Spirit than confidence in our own intelligence. – John Calvin

It is not the being seen of men that is wrong, but doing these things for the purpose of being seen of men. The problem with the hypocrite is his motivation. – Augustine

The great thing is to be found at one’s post as a child of God, living each day as though it were our last, but planning as though the world might last a hundred years. – C.S. Lewis

The way to grow strong in Christ is to become weak in yourself. – Oswald Chambers

God promises to keep His people, and He will keep His promises. – Charles Spurgeon

Worship seals all prayers at the front and at the back. Always pray with praise beginning and praise ending. – David Jeremiah

Forgiveness is unlocking the door to set someone free and realizing you were the prisoner. – Max Lucado

A man who loves you the most is the man who tells you the most truth about yourself. – Robert Murray M’Cheyne

It’s not my business to try and make God think like me… but to try, in prayer and penitence, to think like God. – A.W. Tozer

Pray; and as you pray, surrender; and as you surrender, believe. – A.W. Tozer

I don’t think it bothers the world so much that we Christians sin. It bothers the world that we act like we don’t. – Casting Crowns (on Facebook)

If you make a great deal of Christ, He will make a great deal of you; but if you make but a little of Christ, Christ will make but a little of you. – R.A. Torrey

If America is to survive, we must elect more God-centered men and women to public office; individuals who will seek Divine guidance in the affairs of state. – Billy Graham

Henry Varley said, “The world has yet to see what God will do with and for and through and in and by the man who is fully and wholly consecrated to Him.” After hearing those words, D.L. Moody decided, “I will try my uttermost to be that man.”

The first thing a man must do if he desires to be used in the Lord’s work, is to make an unconditional surrender of himself to God. – D.L. Moody

Dedication is writing your name on the bottom of a blank sheet of paper and handing it to the Lord for Him to fill in. – Rick Renner

Many blush to confess their faults, who never blush to commit them. – William Secker

The most important part of doctrine is the first two letters. – David C. Egner

Every man needs a blind eye and a deaf ear, so when people applaud, you’ll only hear half of it, and when people salute, you’ll only see part of it. Believe only half the praise and half the criticism. – Charles Spurgeon

He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals. – Benjamin Franklin

A big man is one who makes us feel bigger when we are with him. – John Maxwell

There are high spots in all of our lives and most of them have come through encouragement from someone else. I don’t care how great, how famous or how successful a man or woman may be, each hungers for applause. – George M. Adams

One compliment can keep me going for a whole month. – Mark Twain

I would rather win souls than be the greatest king or emperor on earth; I would rather win souls than be the greatest general that ever commanded an army; I would rather win souls than be the greatest poet, or novelist, or literary man who ever walked the earth. My one ambition in life is to win as many as possible. – R.A. Torrey

Out of one hundred men, one will read the Bible, the other ninety-nine will read the Christian. – D.L. Moody

Let us expect that God is going to use us. Let us have courage and go forward, looking to God to do great things. – D.L. Moody

Faith is only as valid as its object. You could have tremendous faith in very thin ice and drown. . . . You could have very little faith in very thick ice and be perfectly secure. – Stuart Briscoe

Satan does some of his worst work on exhausted Christians when nerves are frayed and the mind is faint. – Vance Havner

The Greeks had a race in their Olympic games that was unique. The winner was not the runner who finished first. It was the runner who finished with his torch still lit. I want to run all the way with the flame of my torch still lit for Him. – Joseph Stowell

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world. – Mother Teresa

Two-thirds of all the strifes, quarrels, and lawsuits in the world arise from one simple cause – money. – J.C. Ryle

One hour in heaven, and we shall be ashamed that we ever grumbled. – Vance Havner

If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world. – C.S. Lewis

God is preparing his heroes; and when the opportunity comes, he can fit them into their places in a moment, and the world will wonder where they came from. – A.B. Simpson

The greatest miracle that God can do today is to take an unholy man out of an unholy world, and make that man holy and put him back into that unholy world and keep him holy in it. – Leonard Ravenhill

Whatever call a man may pretend to have, if he has not been called to holiness, he certainly has not been called to the ministry. – Charles Spurgeon

I believe many a man is praying to God to fill him, when he is full already with something else. Before we pray that God would fill us, I believe we ought to pray Him to empty us. – D.L. Moody

Hell is the place where one has ceased to hope. – A.J. Cronin

There is an eagle in me that wants to soar, and there is a hippopotamus in me that wants to wallow in the mud. – Carl Sandburg (a good analogy for Christians)

Lord, when we are wrong, make us willing to change. And when we are right, make us easy to live with. – Peter Marshall

Moses spent forty years thinking he was somebody; forty years learning he was nobody; and forty years discovering what God can do with a nobody. – D.L. Moody

Often the only thing a child can remember about an adult in later years, when he or she is grown, is whether or not that person was kind. – Billy Graham

Let there be something of benevolence, in all that I speak. – Jonathan Edwards

Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much. – Blaise Pascal

The word ‘listen’ contains the same letters as the word ‘silent.’ – Alfred Brendel

If you can really make a man believe you love him, you have won him; and if I could only make people really believe that God loves them, what a rush we would see for the kingdom of God! – D.L. Moody

Nothing is more sweet than harmony in marriage, and nothing more distressing than dissension. – Martin Luther

Modern man has not only thrown away Christian theology, he has thrown away the possibility of what our forefathers had as a basis for morality and law. – Francis A. Schaeffer

We are faced with great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations. – Chuck Swindoll

So long as there is a human being who does not know Jesus Christ, I am his debtor to serve him until he does. – Oswald Chambers

You do not move ahead by constantly looking in a rear view mirror. The past is a rudder to guide you, not an anchor to drag you. We must learn from the past but not live in the past. – Warren Wiersbe

I remember when the Titanic sank in 1912, it was the ship that was supposed to be unsinkable. The only thing it ever did was sink. When it took off from England, all kinds of passengers were aboard – millionaires, celebrities, people of moderate means, and poor folks down in the steerage. But a few hours later when they put the list in the Cunard office in New York, it carried only two categories – lost and saved. Grim tragedy had leveled all distinctions. – Vance Havner

Prayer is an investment. The time you dedicate to prayer isn’t lost; it will return dividends far greater than what a few moments spent on a task ever could. If we fail to cultivate this discipline, prayer winds up being our last resort rather than our first response. – Charles Swindoll

The man who mobilizes the Christian church to pray will make the greatest contribution to world evangelization in history. – Andrew Murray

Prayer as a relationship is probably your best indicator about the health of your love relationship with God. If your prayer life has been slack, your love relationship has grown cold. – John Piper

A picture of Christ was hung in the back of a pulpit. When the minister rose to speak one Sunday morning, a little boy asked his mother, ‘Mother, who is that man who stands so we can’t see Jesus?’ – Vance Havner

The pattern of the prodigal is: rebellion, ruin, repentance, reconciliation, restoration. – Edwin Louis Cole

Every disciple needs three types of relationships in his life. He needs a ‘Paul’ who can mentor him and challenge him. He needs a ‘Barnabas’ who can come along side and encourage him. And he needs a ‘Timothy,’ someone that he can pour his life into. – Howard Hendricks

If you have sinned, do not lie down without repentance; for the want of repentance after one has sinned makes the heart yet harder and harder. – John Bunyan

O God of Second Chances and new Beginnings, here I am again. – Nancy Spiegelberg

A reputation once broken may possibly be repaired, but the world will always keep their eyes on the spot where the crack was. – Joseph Hall

As I go into a cemetery I like to think of the time when the dead shall rise from their graves. … Thank God, our friends are not buried; they are only sown! – D.L. Moody

People used to blush when they were ashamed. Now they are ashamed if they blush. Modesty has disappeared and a brazen generation with no fear of God before its eyes mocks at sin. We are so fond of being called tolerant and broadminded that we wink at sin when we ought to weep. – Vance Havner

There are two sins of men that are bred in the bone and that continually come out in the flesh. One is self-dependence and the other is self-exultation. – Charles Spurgeon

Our first problem is that our attitude towards sin is more self-centered than God-centered. We are more concerned about our own “Victory” over sin than we are about the fact that our sin grieves the heart of God. We cannot tolerate failure in our struggle with sin chiefly because we are success oriented, not because we know it is offensive to God. – Jerry Bridges

Sin is what you do when your heart is not satisfied with God. – John Piper

We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. – Mother Teresa

Some wish to live within the sound of church or chapel bell; I want to run a rescue shop within a yard of hell. – C.T. Studd

If sinners be dammed, at least let them leap to Hell over our bodies. If they will perish, let them perish with our arms about their knees… and let not one go there unwarned and unprayed for. – Charles Spurgeon

It is a poor sermon that gives no offense; that neither makes the hearer displeased with himself nor with the preacher – George Whitefield

It is a sad and shocking fact that many religious people are in Hell. – John R. Rice

God is looking for broken men who have judged themselves in the light of the cross of Christ. When He wants anything done, He takes up men who have come to the end of themselves, whose confidence is not in themselves, but in God. – Harry Ironside

If you have no joy in your religion, there’s a leak in your Christianity somewhere. – Billy Sunday

It is better to be a little too strict than too liberal. – D.L. Moody

I thought when I became a Christian I had nothing to do but just to lay my oars in the bottom of the boat and float along. But I soon found that I would have to go against the current. – D.L. Moody

It is not our business to make the message acceptable, but to make it available. We are not to see that they like it, but that they get it. – Vance Havner

More Bibles are bought and fewer read than any other book. – Vance Havner

If you see a Bible that is falling apart, it probably belongs to someone who isn’t! – Vance Havner

Too many Christians live their Christian lives inside their heads; it never gets out through hands and feet and lips. – Vance Havner

If you are what you’ve always been, you are not a Christian. A Christian is a new creation. – Vance Havner

“I’ll give her a piece of my mind!” Have you ever said this? I wouldn’t be so generous! Besides, you don’t have any mind to spare. We might have more peace of mind if we didn’t give away pieces of our mind! – Vance Havner

God has to work in a man before He can work through a man. – Leonard Ravenhill

Prayer is not designed to inform God, but to give man a sight of his misery; to humble man’s heart, to excite his desire, to inflame his faith, to animate his hope, to raise his soul from earth to heaven… – Adam Clarke

Prayer is not a means by which I seek to control God; it is a means of putting myself in a position where God can control me. – Charles L. Allen

A true preacher is best measured not by how many bouquets have been pinned on him but by how many brickbats have been pitched at him. Prophets have been on the receiving end of mud more than medals. – Vance Havner

The tragedy of today is that the situation is desperate but the saints are not. – Vance Havner

We are not going to move this world by criticism of it nor conformity to it, but by the combustion within it of lives ignited by the Spirit of God. – Vance Havner

People get so used to the dark that they think it’s growing brighter. It’s possible to fraternize with unbelievers until false doctrine becomes less and less objectionable. – Vance Havner

God judges what we tolerate as well as what we practice. Too often we put up with things we ought to put out. – Vance Havner

When God’s people are removed from this earth, you might as well try to dam up Niagara Falls with toothpicks as to stem the flood of lawlessness that will engulf mankind. Thank God for the restraining Spirit today! – Vance Havner

Real revival does not begin with joyous singing. It begins with conviction and repentance on the part of Christians. – Vance Havner

We need a dedicated minority who, like the apostles of old, are willing to be called the scum of the earth and a spectacle to the world for the scandal of the cross. – Vance Havner

We justify ourselves when we should judge ourselves. If we learned humility, it might spare us the humiliation. – Vance Havner

When the Lord’s white sheep become dirty gray, all black sheep feel more comfortable. – Vance Havner

We are fighting the greatest battle of all time with the most untrained army on earth. If strict discipline is necessary in art and athletics, how can we expect to be advanced Christians and stay in kindergarten? – Vance Havner

At the rate America is decaying morally, we shall have to change our national symbol from an eagle to a vulture. – Vance Havner

God’s deepest secrets often miss the wise and prudent and are revealed unto babes. We say, “Children, be like your parents.” Jesus said, “Parents, be like your children.” – Vance Havner

Not everyone who has made peace with God has realized the peace of God. – Vance Havner

Most of the notable turn out to be the not-able. God’s greatest truths still belong to babes. – Vance Havner

Adam tried to hide behind the trees in the garden. There is only one tree that can hide us from Him and that is the tree of the cross. – Vance Havner

I can conceive of no greater, more romantic and interesting adventure than to undertake to live like Jesus in this complicated day. – Vance Havner

Men seek fame and high places only to learn that they were happier in obscurity – Vance Havner

The man who sets out to live the life worthwhile – to follow his vision and speak his heart – need not look for position, honors, prosperity. – Vance Havner

Christ is most concerned with the direction in which you habitually are going and not with a spasmodic eruption either good or bad. – Vance Havner

When Christ possesses the will He keeps it fixed. The trouble comes when we take matters out of His hand and try to handle them ourselves. – Vance Havner

No nation can last long when it stops praying and takes up playing. – Vance Havner

You entrust your money to banks, God entrusts His money to you. How would you feel if the bank took your money and used it to play the lottery or gamble with it? So, how does God feel? – Tony Evans (paraphrase)

I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that I still possess. – Martin Luther

Instead of putting others in their place, put yourself in their place. – Amish proverb

The happiest people I know are those who have an obsession to the obedience of God. – David Jeremiah

Before I can preach love, mercy, and grace, I must preach sin, Law, and judgment. Preach 90% Law and 10% grace. – John Wesley

The Bible is the voice of God in print. – Tony Evans

We are reflectors, and as reflectors we have one duty and that is to stay clean or we won’t reflect Jesus. – David Jeremiah

Don’t waste your sufferings. – Warren Wiersbe

Are we not all immortal till our work is done? – Robert Murray M’Cheyne

God gives us people to love and things to use, not things to love and people to use. – Max Lucado

When we work, we work. When we pray, God works. – Hudson Taylor

When a friend is in trouble, don’t annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it. – E.W. Hove

We must remember that Satan has his miracles too. – John Calvin

God’s grace justifies sinners, but it never justifies sin! – Joyce Meyer

False self is an identity based on what you have, what you do, and what others think about you. In stark contrast to this is the true self in Christ, which is who we are before God and in God – Christ living in us, as Paul put it to the churches in Galatia (Gal. 2:20). – Basil Pennington

Athanasius was told, “The whole world is against you.” To which he replied, “Then I am against the whole world.”

Spot the first risings of your besetting sin and kill it, till it is no more. – John Piper

In a sense, we are better prepared to praise God than the angels are, for angels have never known the joy of redemption. – David Jeremiah

What a world this would be if God sat on a throne of justice only, and if no mercy were ever to be shown to men! – Albert Barnes

Boldness enables Christians to forsake all rather than Christ, and to prefer to offend all rather than to offend Him. – Jonathan Edwards

In opposition… to all the suggestions of the devil, the sole, simple, and sufficient answer is the word of God. This puts to flight all the powers of darkness. – Charles Hodge

The first step on the way to victory is to recognize the enemy. – Corrie Ten Boom

Faith that is not evidenced by a life of integrity is not biblical faith at all. – David Jeremiah

No trials are wasted in God’s economy. – Derek Prime and Alistair Begg

If we only spent more of our time in looking at Him we should soon forget ourselves. – D. Martyn Lloyd Jones

Revival precedes evangelism. The church must first repent. This is the blind spot in our eye today. – Vance Havner

When we sin, we are often upset, not because we have grieved the Spirit but because our pride has been injured. – Vance Havner

To the average professed Christian today, living so far below normal, New Testament Christianity would be a shock. – Vance Havner

There are many who say they want to be victorious Christians, but few are willing to endure the discipline necessary to make one a good soldier of Jesus Christ. There is a prize to possess, but before we possess it there is a price to be paid, and few will pay it. – Vance Havner

The Church of Christ has been founded by shedding its own blood, not that of others; by enduring outrage, not by inflicting it. Persecutions have made it grow; martyrdoms have crowned it.- St. Jerome

Faith does not replace fear; it puts fear in its proper place. No one goes through life without experiencing fear, but people who fear God (and trust in Him) handle the threats and challenges of life much differently than those crippled by fear or filled with false confidence. – Today In The Word

Lord, help me today not to add to anyone’s burdens. – Prayer Of A Friend of Warren Wiersbe

There is a God-shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus. – Blaise Pascal

I am prepared to meet my maker. Whether my maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter. – Winston Churchill

A man’s concept of God creates his attitude towards the hour in which he lives. – G. Campbell Morgan

A holy man is a mighty weapon in the hands of God. – Robert Murray McCheyne

Joy is not the absence of trouble but the presence of Christ. – William VanderHaven

Now since I have been converted, I am happier when I am unhappy than I was happy before I was converted. – John McNeil

Be kind and merciful. Let no one ever come to you without coming away better and happier. – Mother Teresa

Pain is God’s megaphone to rouse a deaf world. – C.S. Lewis

We are so busy giving our children what we never had that we forget to give them what we did have. – James Dobson

To make ends meet, put the Lord between them. – T.J. Bach

If you hug to yourself any resentment against anybody else, you destroy the bridge by which God would come to you. – Peter Marshall

Men fall in private long before they fall in public. – J.C. Ryle

The best way never to fall is ever to fear. – William Jenkyn

Nobody can take away from you those texts from the Bible which you have learned by heart. – Corrie Ten Boom

The hardest part of a missionary career is to maintain regular, prayerful Bible study. Satan will always find you something to do, when you ought to be occupied about that – if it is only arranging a window blind! – Hudson Taylor

There are four things that we ought to do with the Word of God – admit it as the Word of God, commit it to our hearts and minds, submit to it, and transmit it to the world. – William Wilberforce

Bible study is like eating peanuts. The more you eat, the more you want to eat. – Paul Little

Lay hold of the Bible until the Bible lays hold on you. – William Houghton

God is the God of promise. He keeps his word, even when that seems impossible; even when the circumstances seem to point to the opposite. – Colin Urquhart

We hurt people by being too busy. Too busy to notice their needs. Too busy to drop that note of comfort or encouragement or assurance of love. Too busy to listen when someone needs to talk. Too busy to care. – Billy Graham

If you are going through difficult times today, hold steady. It will change soon. If you are experiencing smooth sailing and easy times now, brace yourself. It will change soon. The only thing you can be certain of is change. – James Dobson

Lots of people think they are charitable if they give away their old clothes and things they don’t want. – Myrtle Reed

The activities we do for God are secondary. God is looking for people who long for communication with Him. – Erwin Lutzer

Conceit is a weird disease – it makes everybody sick except the guy who has it. – James Dobson

Pride is the ground in which all the other sins grow, and the parent from which all the other sins come. – William Barclay

You can have no greater sign of confirmed pride than when you think you are humble enough. – William Law

If the Lord is coming soon, is this not a very practical motive for greater missionary effort? I know of no other motive that has been so stimulating to myself. – Hudson Taylor

What our Lord said about cross-bearing and obedience is not in fine type. It is in bold print on the face of the contract. – Vance Havner

Set a strong guard about thy outward senses: these are Satan’s landing places, especially the eye and the ear. – William Gurnall

Trials are medicines which our gracious and wise Physician prescribes because we need them; and he proportions the frequency and weight of them to what the case requires. Let us trust His skill and thank Him for His prescription. – John Newton

No man, without trials and temptations, can attain a true understanding of the Holy Scriptures. – John Bunyan

Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear them or hate them. The second is that to love someone means you agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense. You don’t have to compromise convictions to be compassionate. – Rick Warren

To build character of purpose and integrity is our high mark, and that cannot be done in a world where there are no adverse elements. – Vance Havner

One cannot help the evil thoughts that come, but it is the thoughts we cultivate that make the difference between good or evil. We don’t have to open the door to the devil and say, “Make yourself at home.” – Vance Havner

We can often do more by doing less. God is not particularly interested in quantity production. That is an American standard, not a Bible standard. – Vance Havner

Jesus Christ demands more complete allegiance than any dictator who ever lived. The difference is, He has a right to it. – Vance Havner

You always enter God’s hospital as a charity patient. You can’t pay your way. – Vance Havner

There are two hundred and fifty-six names given in the Bible for the Lord Jesus Christ, and I suppose this was because He was infinitely beyond all that any one name could express. – Billy Sunday

God’s ways are behind the scenes, but He moves all the scenes which He is behind. – John Nelson Darby

He is truly great who is little in his own eyes and makes nothing of the highest – Thomas a’ Kempis

He (Jesus) became what we are that He might make us what He is. – Athanasius

If Jesus Christ be God and died for me, then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for Him. – C.T. Studd

God’s Word is the instrument by which God’s Spirit transforms the Christian. – Robert M. Horn

Even when a storm is raging around us and all things seem to be against us, we shall find that we have much for which to be thankful. – James Snowden

Our efficiency without God’s sufficiency is only a deficiency. – Vance Havner

All other men, even the greatest, the wisest, the best, have been marked by imperfection and sin, but in Christ we have a great High Priest of absolute sinlessness, and in Him we may safely and fully trust. – J.S. Exell

Spiritual maturity cannot come in a day. We cannot expect it. It takes growth, until the whole beauty of the image of Christ is formed in (us). – Andrew Murray

Stand up, stand up for Jesus, ye soldiers of the cross. – George Duffield

The truly wise man is he who always believes the Bible against the opinions of any man. – R.A. Torrey

God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him. – Andrew Murray

Except a man be born again, he will wish one day he had never been born at all. – J.C. Ryle

Take my heart and mold it; take my mind, transform it; take my will, conform it — to Yours, to Yours, to Yours. – Micah Stampley (Take My Life)

Your words can permanently influence a life. – Jerry Falwell

If I walk with the world, I can’t walk with God. – D.L. Moody

His is a joy which consequences cannot quench. His is a peace which circumstances cannot steal. – Max Lucado

Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable, and receives the impossible. – Corrie Ten Boom

Faith as [Jesus] characterized it is nothing less than a complete exchange of all that we are for all that He is. – John MacArthur

Faith never knows where it is being led, but it loves and knows the One who is leading. – Oswald Chambers

If the Lord is your shepherd, He is sufficient for all your needs. – Tony Evans

I was like a stone that lies in deep mud, and He who is mighty came and in His compassion raised me up and exalted me very high and placed me on the top of the wall. – St. Patrick

If you and I are to be used in our sphere as D.L. Moody was used in his, we must put all that we have and all that we are in the hands of God, for Him to use as He will. – R.A. Torrey

A man may hide God from himself, and yet he cannot hide himself from God. – William Secker

The world does not hate its own. It does hate our Lord. It hates His followers. Where do you belong in this lineup? – Vance Havner

It has been estimated that most people speak enough words in one week to fill a large 500 page book. In the average lifetime, this would amount to 3,000 volumes or 1,500,000 pages. Let me ask you a question. What kind of book did you write today for your children – your spouse – your friends and co-workers? Did you use words to encourage someone today? – Mary Southerland

Paul was not ignorant of Satan’s devices, but we are not so wise. Among his most successful devices today are these: exalting tolerance above truth; emphasizing the head more than the heart; making size more important than sort; stressing the positive to the neglect of the negative; putting happiness above holiness; majoring on this world instead of the next. – Vance Havner

Our love grows soft if it is not strengthened by truth, and our truth grows hard if it is not softened by love. – John Stott

We may ignore, but we can nowhere evade, the presence of God. The world is crowded with Him. – C.S. Lewis

The commands of God are all designed to make us more happy than we can possibly be without them. – Thomas Wilson

To Christ we are to be always coming; upon Him always relying; to His precious blood always looking. – Charles Spurgeon

I thought I could have leaped from earth to heaven at one spring when I first saw my sins drowned in the Redeemer’s blood. – Charles Spurgeon

He (God) may sometimes chasten us, it is true, but even this He does with a smile, the proud, tender smile of a Father who is bursting with pleasure over an imperfect but promising son who is coming every day to look more and more like the One whose child he is. – A.W. Tozer

He (God) loved us not because we are lovable, but because He is love. – C.S. Lewis

Eternal life does not begin with death; it begins with faith. – Samuel Shoemaker

O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear, all because we do not carry everything to God in prayer. – Joseph Scriven

Prayer and praise are the oars by which a man may row his boat into the deep waters of the knowledge of Christ. – Charles Spurgeon

Abiding fully means praying much. – Andrew Murray

To see a man humble under prosperity is one of the greatest rarities in the world. – John Flavel

We reverence God and we hallow God’s name when our life is such that it brings honor to God and attracts others to Him. – William Barclay

There is a living God. He has spoken in the Bible. He means what He says and will do all He has promised. – Hudson Taylor

It is a great thing to be a really good forgiver. – F.W. Boreham

When the problem is worry, the prescription is prayer. – David Jeremiah

Gratitude develops faith. The surest path out of a slump is marked by the road sign “thank you, God.” – Max Lucado

The door is closed to prayer unless it is opened with the key of trust. – John Calvin

Wisdom is the capacity to see things from God’s viewpoint. – Charles Stanley

To some, Christianity is an argument. To many, it is a performance. To a few, it is an experience. – Vance Havner

I have often been reminded of the wild duck that came down on migration into a barnyard and liked it so well that he stayed there. In the fall his erstwhile companions passed overhead and his first impulse was to rise and join them, but he had fed too well and could rise no higher than the eaves of the barn. The day came when his old fellow travelers could pass overhead without his even hearing their call. I have seen men and women who once mounted up with wings like eagles but are now content to live in the barnyard of this world. – Vance Havner

Trials are to see if you believe what you say you believe. – Tony Evans

There is no panic in Heaven! God has no problems, only plans. – Corrie Ten Boom

We should stop just taking “a moment of silence.” Its time to cry out on our knees for God to intervene in our evil world. It’s ok to pray silently, but during days like these we should pray together with our families, our classmates, co-workers and our friends as a nation. Just stop what we are doing and actually PRAY. CRY OUT to Him for healing in our country. – My Daughter (After 26 children and teachers were murdered in a school shooting on 12-14-12)

Christ is worth all, or he is worth nothing. – George Whitefield

In light of God’s promises, believers who refuse to give obediently don’t have a money problem – they have a trust problem. – Rod Rogers

He who has the Holy Spirit in His heart and the Scripture in his hands has all he needs. – Alexander MacLaren

Men are free to decide their own moral choices, but they are also under the necessity to account to God for those choices. – A.W. Tozer

The world asks, “What does a man own?” Christ asks, “How does he use it? – Andrew Murray

Everything in life is a test of character. – John Blanchard

Generosity is a lovely attribute, and we only practice it when relationships are more important to us than our possessions. – Michael Wright

I judge all things only by the price they shall gain in eternity. – John Wesley

If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly don’t recommend Christianity. – C.S. Lewis

We must surrender ourselves so utterly that we can never own ourselves again. We must hand over self and all its rights in an eternal covenant, and give God the absolute right to own us, control us and possess us forever. – A.B. Simpson

Too much preaching nowadays pats the back and tickles the ear, but does not get under the skin. There is no conviction and therefore no conversion. I am thinking not only of the ministry of reproof and rebuke but also of the message of inspiration, of encouragement, of comfort. People go out of church at noon with the depths unstirred, the heart untouched, the conscience unpricked. – Vance Havner

Faith is believing that God is present when all we hear is silence. – Daily Bread

Recently I prayed, “Lord, I want to know your peace at all costs. I won’t listen to the devil’s lies any longer. I know my salvation is not in my performance. No, Jesus, you alone plead my case. I rest in what you’ve done for me.” Can you say the same by faith? – David Wilkerson

We must never promise ourselves any more than God has promised us. – Matthew Henry

Daniel gave all the glory to God; he took none of it for himself. There is no limit to what God will do for the believer who will let God have all the glory. – Warren Wiersbe

There is a certain kind of maturity that can be attained only through the discipline of suffering. – D.A. Carson

The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom, and they that lack the beginning have neither middle nor end – John Bunyan

Legalistic remorse says, “I broke God’s rules,” while real repentance says, “I broke God’s heart.” – Tim Keller

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. – Helen Keller

No life is great that does not point to Christ. – Vance Havner

Satan’s lie is still the same today: “You can be free. Do whatever you want. It is your life. There are no divine laws; no absolute authority; and above all, no judgment. You will surely not die.” – John MacArthur

We need to take down our “Do not disturb” signs… snap out of our stupor and come out of our coma and awake from our apathy. – Vance Havner

Nobody can call himself a Christian who does not worship Jesus. – John Stott

Do not let your peace depend on what people say of you… True peace and joy is to be found in [Jesus] alone. – Thomas a’ Kempis

Faith is to believe what we do not see, and the reward of this faith is to see what we believe. – Augustine

One filled with joy, preaches without preaching. – Mother Teresa

Being a Christian is less about cautiously avoiding sin than about courageously and actively doing God’s will – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

If the devil cannot keep you from being saved, if next he fails to make you backslide, then he undertakes to keep you just an average Christian. Here he succeeds with most believers. – Vance Havner

Stealing = robbing God of a chance to work through our weakness. – Jack Pladdys (including things we don’t think about like time, tithes, service)

Fixing our thoughts on Jesus requires time, for true reflection cannot happen with a glance. No one can see the beauty of the country if he hurries through it on the interstate. – R. Kent Hughes

Tolerance once meant that we could use our reason to discern good and evil in open debate. Today tolerance has been used to call good evil and evil good. – Chuck Colson

The Bible without the Holy Spirit is a sundial by moonlight. – D.L. Moody

The Bible is a living book… not only a written word, but a spiritually living word. – Erich Sauer

You will never understand why God does what He does, but if you believe Him, that is all that is necessary. Let us learn to trust Him for who He is. – Elisabeth Elliot

Renewal and revival often begin when young people take a stand for God. – Jim Burns

There is nothing worse than a life filled with adversity from which nothing good ever comes. – Charles Stanley

We simply can’t trust God’s power fully until we experience it in the midst of our crisis. – David Wilkerson

If our lives are easy, and if all we ever attempt for God is what we know we can handle, how will we ever experience His omnipotence in our lives? – Anne Graham Lotz

Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New. – Francis Bacon

We tend to become what the most important person in our life thinks we will become. Think the best, believe the best, and express the best in others. Your affirmation will not only make you more attractive to them, but you will help play an important part in their personal development. – John Maxwell

The dark moments of our life will last only as long as is necessary for God to accomplish His purpose in us. – Charles Stanley

— But then I realize there is never going to be a day when I stand before God and He looks at me and says, ‘I wish you would have kept more for yourself.’ I’m confident that God will take care of me. – From “Radical” by David Platt

Do you believe that Jesus is worth abandoning everything for? Do you believe him enough to obey him and to follow him wherever he leads, even when the crowds in our culture – maybe even our churches – turn the other way? – David Platt

I pray because I can’t help myself. I pray because I’m helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me every time, waking and sleeping. It doesn’t change God, it changes me. – C.S. Lewis

God is using your present circumstances to make you more useful for later roles in His unfolding story. – Louis Giglio

I am sure God keeps no one waiting unless He sees that it is good for him to wait. – C.S. Lewis

The key that unlocks the treasure chest of God’s peace is faith in the promises of God. – John Piper

Worry is not believing God will get it right, and bitterness is believing God got it wrong. – Tim Keller

The early Church was married to poverty, prisons and persecutions. Today, the church is married to prosperity, personality, and popularity. – Leonard Ravenhill

God, in the end, gives people what they most want, including freedom from himself. What could be more fair? – C.S. Lewis

Hell is not filled with people who are deeply sorry for their sins. It is filled with people who for all eternity still shake their puny fist in the face of God Almighty. – D.A. Carson

How much larger your life would be if you were smaller in it… – G.K. Chesterton

There are many of us willing to do great things for the Lord, but few of us willing to do little things. – D.L. Moody

If we esteem them too highly, good works can become the greatest idolatry. – Martin Luther

Limit your thinking and expectation today to only the things God can do. – Louie Giglio

Brokenness is the bow from which God launches the arrow of healing. – Louis Giglio

God’s purposes and plans will not fail. Before you spend all your prayer time telling Him about yours, ask about His. – Louie Giglio

There is a direct correlation between your appreciation of what Christ has done for you and the expression of worship – Louie Giglio

No big shocker that following Jesus is costly. The best things in life always are. – Louie Giglio

If you argue with a madman, it is extremely probable that you will get the worst of it; for in many ways his mind moves all the quicker for not being delayed by the things that go with good judgment. – G.K. Chesterton

Tolerance is the virtue of a man without convictions. – G.K. Chesterton

If you think of this world as a place intended simply for our happiness, you find it quite intolerable: think of it as a place of training and correction, and it’s not so bad. – C.S. Lewis

We were settling for a Christianity that revolves around catering to ourselves when the central message of Christianity is actually about abandoning ourselves. – David Platt

All the world’s thrones are occupied by rulers under God’s authority. – John Blanchard

God is not always a God of immediate justice, but He is a God of ultimate justice. – John Blanchard

Perish each thought of human pride, let God alone be magnified. – Philip Doddridge

It is only the life that is lost for Him that is found in Him. – Vance Havner

Blessed is that Christian who can accept at the start by simple faith that which others reach only through years of questioning and reach it only then because they give up trying to analyze it and decide to accept it. – Vance Havner

You can be sure that your deepest desires reveal important truths about your spiritual condition. – Tullian Tchividjian

If you want to stop an argument, close your mouth. – Charles Swindoll

As long as you are proud you cannot know God. A proud man is always looking down on things and people: and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you. – C.S. Lewis

The primary limitation in life is our low expectations for ourselves and others. When we expect minimum results, that’s usually what we get. – John Maxwell

When we receive Christ as our Savior, we receive absolute assurance that we will spend eternity with God. That assurance gives us the hope and the courage to endure sorrow, disappointment, and dangerous, difficult times. – Joel Rosenberg

The pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; the optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. – Winston Churchill

For every look at self, take 10 looks at Christ. – Robert Murray McCheyne

A high regard for the things of this world always signals a lowering regard for God. – Beth Moore

You never know how much you really believe anything until it’s truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you. – C.S. Lewis

His enemies had counted on the lions taking care of Daniel. What they hadn’t counted on was his God taking care of Daniel. – Tony Evans

What repeatedly enters your mind and occupies your mind, eventually shapes your mind, and will ultimately express itself in what you do and who you become. – John Ortberg

The fundamental deception of Satan is the lie that obedience can never bring happiness. – R.C. Sproul

No man is greater than his prayer life. The pastor who is not praying is playing; the people who are not praying are straying. – Leonard Ravenhill

We must never settle for harmony at the expense of holiness, nor for peace at the expense of principle. – John Bradford

If you are God’s child, you are no longer bound to your past or to what you were. You’re a new creature in Jesus Christ. – Kay Arthur

I need the spiritual revival that comes from spending quiet time alone with Jesus in prayer and in thoughtful meditation on His Word. – Anne Graham Lotz

One of the best ways to encourage someone who’s hurting is with your ears – by listening. – Barbara Johnson

Those persons who know the deep peace of God, the unfathomable peace that passeth all understanding, are always men and women of much prayer. – R.A. Torrey

The essence of sin is arrogance; the essence of salvation is submission. – Alan Redpath

Suffering times are a Christian’s harvest time. – Charles Spurgeon

The Christian faith is ultimately not only a matter of doctrine or understanding or of intellect, it is a condition of the heart. – D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

In Him (God), history and prophecy are one and the same. – A.W. Tozer

In reading our newspapers today, we can see how God is setting the table, getting everything in order, preparing the way for Christ to return. – David Jeremiah

Bible prophecy helps us to better understand the future and realize the urgent need to spread the Gospel. It motivates us to personal purity and gives us hope in a hopeless age. – Tim LaHaye

I’ve always said that I don’t respect people who don’t proselytize. I don’t respect that at all. If you believe that there’s a heaven and hell and people could be going to hell or not getting eternal life or whatever, and you think that it’s not really worth telling them this because it would make it socially awkward…. How much do you have to hate somebody to not proselytize? How much do you have to hate somebody to believe that everlasting life is possible and not tell them that? Penn Jillette (a devoted atheist)

I suspect that much of our praying to be used is selfish, and underneath it is the sneaking desire to make our mark and be recognized. – Vance Havner

God uses men who are weak and feeble enough to lean on Him. – Hudson Taylor

Nothing causes us to so nearly resemble God as the forgiveness of injuries. – John Chrysostom

Nothing in all the world is so good as the knowledge and love of Christ, and no pleasure that can be enjoyed equal to the joy of serving Him with all one’s heart. – Susan Warner

God has a time for everything, a perfect schedule. He is never too soon, never too late. The when of His will is as important as the what and the how. – Richard C. Halverson

The Christian must recognize that there are no degrees in right or wrong – Donald Grey Barnhouse

As long as you want anything very much, especially more than you want God, it is an idol. – A.B. Simpson

This generation must get deadly serious about the problem of Biblical illiteracy. – Albert Mohler

God has a place and purpose for you, somewhere for you to be and something for you to do. You never will be happy elsewhere, nor can you please God anywhere but there. – Vance Havner

What gives the Word of God authority is simply the fact that it is the word of God! – Vance Havner

Jesus has enough, is enough, and will be enough. – Louis Giglio

Nothing, therefore, happens unless the Omnipotent wills it to happen. He either permits it to happen, or He brings it about Himself. – Augustine

Trust the past to the mercy of God, the present to His love, and the future to His providence. – Augustine

Nothing is needed so much as a holy indignation against sin. It is true that there is not enough love for God, and one sign of it is that there is not enough hatred for sin. – Vance Havner

The chief purpose of prayer is that God may be glorified in the answer. – R.A. Torrey

Faith isn’t the ability to believe long and far into the misty future. It’s simply taking God at His Word and taking the next step. – Joni Eareckson Tada

What higher approval could a person enjoy than to know that what he or she has done is pleasing to God? – R.C. Sproul

Take courage. We walk in the wilderness today and in the Promised Land tomorrow. – D.L. Moody

Suffering prepares you by training you to trust God and know that He is always at work in your life. – Charles Stanley

Thou who hast given so much to me, give one more thing: a grateful heart. – George Herbert

Let’s keep our chins up and our knees down – we’re on the victory side. – Alan Redpath

Gratitude as a discipline involves a conscious choice… It is amazing how many occasions present themselves in which I can choose gratitude instead of a complaint. – Henry Nouwen

If worship does not change us it has not been worship. – Richard J. Foster

Remember that God is more interested in “heart” than “art” in your singing – or in whatever ministry you possess. – Turning Points Magazine

The person who fears God seeks to live all of life to the glory of God… All the activities of life should be pursued with the aim of glorifying God. – Jerry Bridges

Do all things without grumbling. Why? You have a sovereign God who is on your side, who works everything together for your good. – John Piper

Most men are notable for one conspicuous virtue or grace – Moses for meekness, Job for patience, John for love. But, in Jesus you find everything. – J. Oswald Sanders

We should be always wearing the garment of praise, not just waving a palm branch now and then. – Andrew Bonar

The greatest form of praise is the sound of consecrated feet seeking out the lost and helpless. – Billy Graham

God does not delight in our sufferings. He brings only that which is necessary, but He does not shrink from that which will help us grow. – Jerry Bridges

You will never cease to be the most amazed person on earth at what God has done for you on the inside. – Oswald Chambers

Christians are in the world to be witnesses, and they must concentrate on their calling. – Paul B. Smith

God… Please keep my eyes focused on the only target worth hitting — Christlikeness! – Johnny Hunt

Never ruin an apology with an excuse. – Benjamin Franklin

If we want to be thoroughly hot with zeal, we must go near to the furnace of the Saviour’s love. – Lady Powerscourt

Men may spurn our appeals, reject our message, oppose our arguments, despise our persons, but they are helpless against our prayers. – J. Sidlow Baxter

To get nations back on their feet, we must first get down on our knees. – Billy Graham

Prayer requires more of the heart than of the tongue. – Adam Clarke

A person without prayer is like a tree without roots. – Augustine

Worship is an endeavor to bring to God that which costs you something. – David Jeremiah

Who knows who’s waiting right now for one of us to invite them into God’s family? – Louie Giglio

Heaven’s riches are moth-proof, rustproof, and burglar proof. – John Blanchard

If we put off our repentance to another day, we have a day more to repent of, and a day less to repent. – John Mason

But isn’t it wrong to be motivated by reward? No, it isn’t. If it were wrong, Christ wouldn’t offer it to us a motivation. – Randy Alcorn

When Christ returns, and only then, will the angel’s message to the shepherds be totally fulfilled: Peace on earth, goodwill toward men. – David Jeremiah

When you say a situation or a person is hopeless, you’re slamming the door in the face of God. – Charles L. Allen

Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter. – Francis Chan

We are so prone to expect to become good Christians by some sudden experience that lifts us all at once to higher ground without the gradual climb. We forget that we are to “grow in grace” and that normal growth is not a matter of fits and starts. – Vance Havner

The single greatest cause of atheism in the world today is Christians who acknowledge Jesus with their lips, then walk out the door and deny Him by their lifestyle. That is what an unbelieving world simply finds unbelievable. – Brennan Manning

A little lie is like a little pregnancy it doesn’t take long before everyone knows. – C.S. Lewis

Groanings which cannot be uttered are often prayers that cannot be refused. – Charles Spurgeon

Integrity is keeping my commitments even if the circumstances when I made those commitments have changed. – David Jeremiah

All around you are people whose lives are filled with trouble and sorrow, and they need your compassion and encouragement. – Billy Graham

There is no one so far lost that Jesus cannot find him and cannot save him. – Andrew Murray

Pride of gifts robs us of God’s blessing in the use of them. – William Gurnall

When it comes to leaving earth for heaven, there’s nothing to worry about. God wants you home so much that He’ll send His own angel to meet you. And don’t be surprised if the angel is wearing a big smile. – Larry Libby

Let thy hope of heaven master thy fear of death. – William Gurnall

To throw the Christian into the furnace is to put him into Christ’s parlor; for lo! Jesus Christ is walking with him. – Charles Spurgeon

You must go forward on your knees. – Hudson Taylor

We must meet the uncertainties of this world with the certainty of the world to come. – A.W. Tozer

Before we can pray, “Thy kingdom come,” we must be willing to pray, My kingdom go. – Alan Redpath

We break our promises to one another. We break our promises to God. But God never breaks His promises to us. – R.C. Sproul

When a man makes alliance with the Almighty, giants look like grasshoppers. – Vance Havner

From Genesis to Revelation, here’s the central message: God Almighty, the Lord Jesus Christ, the Spirit of God, the Triune God is in control of all things, period. – Charles Stanley

If we want to be comforted, we must make up our minds to believe every single solitary word of comfort God has ever spoken. – Hannah Whitall Smith

He is preeminent in creation because He is the Creator. He is preeminent in redemption for He is the Redeemer. He is preeminent in the church because He is the One who gave Himself for the church. – J. Vernon McGee

God’s way is still the best way. – Zig Ziglar

We dare not limit God in our asking, nor in His answering. – John Blanchard

None of us can come to the highest maturity without enduring the summer heat of trials. – Charles Spurgeon

Read the Bible with reverence. Think, every line you read, God is speaking to you. – Thomas Watson

Not everyone is your brother or sister in the faith, but everyone is your neighbor, and you must love your neighbor. – Timothy Keller

He stated His message boldly and forcefully, without compromise, whether He was speaking to the lowest outcast of society or a member of the Pharisee elite. Jesus was no respecter of persons. – Michael Youssef

We must come to good works by faith, and not to faith by good works. – William Gurnall

It is not necessary to blow out your neighbor’s light to let your own light shine. – M.R. De Haan

Satan must be defeated in the arena he dominates, this world. So Christ was sent into this world to destroy Satan’s works. – Charles Ryrie

Whatever is your greatest joy and treasure, that is your god. – Charles Spurgeon

Fellowship with God means warfare with the world. – Charles E. Fuller

I live in the spirit of prayer. I pray as I walk about, when I lie down and when I rise up. And the answers are always coming. – George Muller

The moment someone chooses to trust in Jesus Christ, his sins are wiped away, and he is adopted into God’s family. That individual is set apart as a child of God, with a sacred purpose. – Charles Stanley

Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give. – Ben Carson

Be encouraged to be an encourager. It’s a spiritual art that everyone can learn. And mostly you learn by practicing it. – Jill Briscoe

The promises of God are His guarantees amid life’s uncertainties. They’re the basis of all our life of faith. – David Jeremiah

Too often we concentrate only on the things we can see now; but our focus should be on that place we can only envision, but will enjoy for all eternity. – David Jeremiah

Love me when I least deserve it because that is when I really need it. – Swedish Proverb

If your god never disagrees with you, you might just be worshipping an idealized version of yourself. – Timothy Keller

We must be global Christians with a global vision because our God is a global God. – John Stott

A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone. – Billy Graham

We have always needed old people to keep things from going too fast and young people to keep them from going too slow. Youth has fire and age has light and we need both. – Vance Havner

You’ll never be a perfect parent, but you can be a praying parent. – Mark Batterson

Thank God, He does not measure grace out in teaspoons. – Amy Carmichael

I do not know if there is a more dreadful word in the English language than that word “lost.” – Charles Spurgeon

If your prayers haven’t been answered, it doesn’t mean they won’t be answered. In fact, they may have already been answered, but just not in the way you wanted or expected them to be. – Stormie Omartian

Because the Lord loves us He chastens and rebukes us. Modern sentimentality has reduced God to a tolerant indulgent grandfatherly being who winks at our transgressions. – Vance Havner

Just as the roots of trees take firmer hold when they are contending with the wind; so faith takes firmer hold when it struggles with adverse appearances. – Robert Murray McChayne

As you study your Bible with the help of the Holy Spirit, and live out the truths that God reveals to you, you will discover new stability, strength, and confidence. – Kay Arthur

Jesus is coming back – it could even be today. – David Jeremiah

The world today may have big problems, but what would it have been like had not hundreds of thousands of Christians given their lives sacrificially… to meet its physical and spiritual needs? – Patrick Johnstone

Yes, Satan is real, but so is Christ, and someday Satan will be defeated and Christ will rule forever. Don’t be deceived, but open your heart and mind to Jesus Christ, and put your life into His hands. – Billy Graham

Popularity has killed more prophets than persecution. – Vance Havner

Every believer is a witness whether he wants to be or not. – Donald G. Barnhouse

God’s plan will continue on God’s schedule. – A.W. Tozer

What will finally destroy us is not communism or fascism, but man acting like God. – Malcolm Muggeridge

There are powers that can counterfeit almost everything in the Christian life. – D. Martin Lloyd – Jones

The middle of the road is a poor place to walk. It is a poor place to drive. It is a poor place to live. – Vance Havner

In Christian marriage, love is not an option. It is a duty. – R.C. Sproul

How much would our churches be transformed if each of us made it a practice to thank God for others and then to tell those others what it is about them that we thank God for? – D.A. Carson

Don’t be too quick to judge inconvenient circumstances in your life. God may be at work to protect you from something more serious. – Turning Points Devotional

The waiting itself is beneficial to us: it tries faith, exercises patience, trains submission, and endears the blessing when it comes. – Charles Spurgeon

Problems patiently endured will work for our spiritual perfecting. – A.W. Tozer

To know that nothing happens in God’s world apart from God’s will may frighten the godless, but it stabilizes the saints. – J.I. Packer

The path to blessing and honor always goes through the land of testing and obedience. Stay on that path and trust God for where it leads. Be faithful in the little and difficult things on the way. – Turning Points Devotional

Faith is the daring of the soul to go farther than it can see. – William Newton Clarke

There’s not a single fear, thought, feeling or need that’s too big or too small for Jesus. He wants you to tell Him what’s on your heart. – Jeremy Camp

Avail yourself of the greatest privilege this side of heaven. Jesus Christ died to make this communion and communication with the Father possible. – Billy Graham (on prayer)

Prayer is the key for the day; the lock of the night. – Thomas Fuller

Trouble is one of God’s great servants because it reminds us how much we continually need the Lord. – Jim Cymbala

Passion is the degree of difficulty we are willing to endure to accomplish the goal. – Louis Giglio

When you’re trying to achieve a goal, negative people will just bring you down. Surround yourself with the positive. – Dave Ramsey

When you follow God’s will for your life, you can see how yesterday’s events prepared you for today’s challenges and tomorrow’s opportunities. – David Jeremiah

In the darkest times of your life, your praise to God should be the loudest. Let the enemy know you’re not afraid of the dark. – Stormie Omartian

We must be ready to allow ourselves to be interrupted by God. – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Make this a matter of prayer. Ask God to give you a burden for souls. – Lee Roberson

Christians have more in Jesus than just a great spiritual leader; we have a practical and effective leadership model for all organizations, for all people, for all situations. – Ken Blanchard

If you stand on the Word, you do not stand with the world. – Vance Havner

If your life is jammed with activities, there’s a good chance you’re doing some things God really hasn’t assigned. – David Jeremiah

We all have skills and abilities that God wants to use in ways we haven’t imagined. – David Jeremiah

The greatest surprise in life to me is the brevity of life. – Billy Graham

Heaven is more than your destination; it’s a motivation. – Warren Wiersbe

God has given us many truths in the Bible, but His final word to all of us is Jesus! Every answer to every problem is found in Jesus. – Jim Cymbala

When was the last time you heard a testimony of someone in your church who was dramatically changed by the power of the Gospel? For some of you, it was last Sunday. But for too many people, the answer requires a long memory, and such testimonies are increasingly rare. – Jim Cymbala

Would you like to know who is the greatest saint in the world? It isn’t he who prays most or fasts most. It isn’t he who gives most. But it is he who is always thankful to God, who receives everything as an instrument of God’s goodness, and has a heart always ready to praise God for it. – William Law

Unquestionably, the best evidence of a Spirit-filled life is giving thanks in everything! Spirit-filled men and women simply do not fall into the category of “grumblers, “whiners,” or “complainers.” – David Jeremiah

Today is the day to be a light shining in a dark world, fueled by the joy of the Lord. – David Jeremiah

If God could change, He wouldn’t be perfect, for change implies development or decline, one or the other. God does neither. – David Jeremiah

Jesus has chosen to leave His handprints on the world through our hands. – David Jeremiah

We never face a situation for which God has not supplied specific promises that provide mercy and grace to help in time of need. – David Jeremiah

When our own biographies are finished and our stories are told, may those who knew us say: That was a person who rejoiced always, prayed without ceasing, and gave thanks in all things; that was a person who carried out the will of God in Christ Jesus. – David Jeremiah

We get into danger when we are tempted to elevate the approval of other people over the approval of God. – David Jeremiah

Our wise God knows how to say “No” too. His “No’s” are always in our best interest, but sometimes it doesn’t feel that way. – David Jeremiah

The Bible tells us to come out from among them and be separate. Is any habit in your life hindering your witness today? – David Jeremiah

Although I have shared Christ personally with many thousands of people through the years, I am rather a reserved person and I do not always find it easy to witness. But I have made this my practice, and I urge you to do the same: Assume that whenever you are alone with another person for more than a few moments, you are there by divine appointment to explain to that person the love and forgiveness he can know through faith in Jesus Christ. – Bill Bright

I look upon this world as a wrecked vessel. Its ruin is getting nearer and nearer. God said to me, “Moody, here’s a lifeboat. Go out and rescue as many as you can before the ship sinks.” – D.L. Moody

Attempt something so great for God, it’s doomed to failure unless God is in it. – Dr. John Haggai

I have found that people everywhere, all over the world, will respond to the Gospel of Jesus Christ if we present it simply, with Christian compassion. – Billy Graham

For every complex problem, there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong. – Charles Kettering

Mountaintops inspire leaders, but valleys mature them. – Lecrae

Never let success get to your head. Never let failure get to your heart. – Lecrae

Satan loves nothing better than to capitalize on our fears and blow them way out of proportion. – David Jeremiah

Satan’s goal in spiritual warfare is not to hurt you. His goal is to hurt your perception of God. – David Jeremiah

The child of God has only one dread – to offend his Father; only one desire – to please and delight in Him. – Charles Bridges

No man is qualified to be a disciple of Christ, until he has been divested of self. – John Calvin

The more reverence we have for the Word of God, the more joy we shall find in it. – Matthew Henry

How can you know when you are trusting in man rather than in God? If you fall apart when someone else lets you down, or if the actions of others affect your walk with God, then you know you are leaning on the arm of flesh! – David Wilkerson

Do not trust in someone or something other than God to bring you happiness and hope. What you think will solve your problem might only make you feel worse. – David Wilkerson

Our Lord is searching for people who will make a difference. Christians dare not be mediocre. We dare not dissolve into the background or blend into the neutral scenery of the world. – Charles Swindoll

Next time you’re disappointed, don’t panic. Don’t give up. Don’t run away. Be patient and let God remind you he’s still in control. – Max Lucado

Perseverance is more than endurance. It is endurance combined with absolute assurance and certainty that what we are looking for is going to happen. – Oswald Chambers

Submit each day to God, knowing that He is God over all your tomorrows. – Kay Arthur

How many people have you made homesick for God? – Oswald Chambers

There is nothing more appealing or convincing to a watching world than to hear the testimony of someone who has just been with Jesus. – Henry Blackaby

The greatest test of a man’s character is his tongue. – Oswald Chambers

You will never be called upon to give anyone more grace than God has already given you. – Max Lucado

Often, in the midst of great problems, we stop short of the real blessing God has for us, which is a fresh blessing of who He is. – Anne Graham Lotz

A disciple is a follower of Christ. That means you take on His priorities as your own. His agenda becomes your agenda. His mission becomes your mission. – Charles Stanley

When feeling becomes the dominant force in a relationship, the relationship is bound for trouble because feelings change. – Ed Young

A healthy fear of God will do much to deter us from sin. – Charles Swindoll

Comparison is the root of all feelings of inferiority. – James Dobson

When God is silent, you have only one reasonable option: trust Him. Hang in there, and wait on Him. He may be quiet, but He has not quit on you. – Charles Stanley

You were born with a tremendous potential. When you were born again through faith in Jesus Christ, God added spiritual gifts to your natural talents. – Warren Wiersbe

When I met Christ, I felt that I had swallowed sunshine. – E. Stanley Jones

Set goals so big that unless God helps you, you will be a miserable failure. – Bill Bright

Be so preoccupied with God’s will that you haven’t room for ill will. – E. Stanley Jones

Worry is a cycle of inefficient thoughts whirling around a center of fear. – Corrie Ten Boom

There is nothing anybody else can do that can stop God from using us. We can turn everything into a testimony. – Corrie Ten Boom

Weave the unveiling fabric of God’s Word through your heart and mind. It will hold strong, even if the rest of life unravels. – Gigi Graham Tchividjian

There are four words I wish we would never forget, and they are, “God keeps His word.” – Charles Swindoll

When you persevere through a trial, God gives you a special measure of insight. – Charles Swindoll

We will never be happy until we make God the source of our fulfillment and the answer to our longings. – Stormie Omartian

Self is the root, the branches, and the tree of all the evil of our fallen state. – Andrew Murray

Bitterness only makes suffering worse and closes the spiritual channels through which God can pour His grace. – Warren Wiersbe

Repentance is one of the most positive words in any language. It tells us we can change direction. It assures us God will help us improve. – Robert J. Morgan

God is jealous for the good of His redeemed people – but He can never be jealous of anything or anyone. – John Blanchard

Personal ambition and empire building are hindering the spread of the gospel. – John Stott

Waiting for an answer to prayer is often part of the answer. – John Blanchard

Because God knows all things perfectly, He knows no thing better than any other thing, but all things equally well. He never discovers anything, He is never surprised, never amazed. – A.W. Tozer

Spiritual growth consists most in the growth of the root, which is out of sight. – Matthew Henry

(The following 16 quotes come from the book “Billy Graham: A Legacy Of Faith”)

God created us in His image, He created us and loves us so that we may live in harmony and fellowship with Him. We are not here by chance. God put us here for a purpose, and our lives are never fulfilled and complete until His purpose becomes the foundation and center of our lives. – Billy Graham

In God’s economy, a person must go down into the valley of grief before he can scale the heights of spiritual glory…. One must come to the end of “self” before one can really begin to live. – Billy Graham

Tears shed for self are tears of weakness, but tears shed for others are a sign of strength. – Billy Graham

The test of a preacher is that his congregation goes away saying not, “What a lovely sermon!” but, “I will do something.” – Billy Graham

I believe in the sovereignty of God. God chooses His servants. I believe that God chose me for this particular task at this particular moment, but whether it is more successful than the work of others whom you have never heard of, I doubt. I think the most successful people are probably individuals whom we will never hear about until we get to Heaven. – Billy Graham

Human nature is the same the world over, and when the gospel of Christ is preached in simplicity and power, there is a response in the human soul. – Billy Graham

God can be trusted, even when life seems at its darkest. From the cross, God declares, “I love you. I know the heartaches and the sorrows and the pains you feel, but I love You.” – Billy Graham

When it comes to the gospel, you be faithful and the Holy Spirit will do the communicating in a way you could never do. – Billy Graham

My wife and I read from the Psalms every day – five Psalms and one chapter of Proverbs. The Psalms teach you how to get along with God; Proverbs teaches you how to get along with people. – Billy Graham

God’s love has seen me through sickness, discouragement, and frustration. His love has sustained me during times of disappointment and bewilderment. – Billy Graham

The Lord has always arranged my life that I have had to keep dependent on Him. Over and over again, I went to my knees and asked the Spirit Of Wisdom for guidance and direction. There were times I was tempted to flee from problems and pressures and my inability to cope with them; but somehow, even in moments of confusion and indecision, it seemed I could trace the steady hand of God’s sovereignty leading me on. – Billy Graham

I have learned, I believe, to “pray without ceasing.” I find myself constantly in prayer and fellowship with God, even while I am talking to other people or doing other things. – Billy Graham

Every time my mother prayed with one of us, and every time my parents prayed for their sons and daughters, they were declaring their dependence on God for the wisdom and strength and courage to stay in control of life, no matter what circumstances might bring. – Billy Graham

Mountaintops are for views and inspiration, but fruit is grown in the valleys. – Billy Graham

There is no scriptural basis for segregation. The ground at the foot of the cross is level, and it touches my heart when I see whites standing shoulder to shoulder with blacks at the cross. – Billy Graham

I’ve read the last page of the Bible. It’s all going to turn out all right. – Billy Graham

Mohammed is dead and buried in Medinah. Jesus Christ is alive and He is sitting at the right hand of God the Father in Heaven. Who do you want to follow, the dead or the living? – Franklin Graham

Following Jesus doesn’t mean everyone will like you, but it guarantees that some will hate you. – Lecrae

Only one life, ’twill soon be past; only what’s done for Christ will last. – C.T. Studd

Even in your deepest despair, God still has people praying for you. – Victor Marx

I used to think you had to be special for God to use you, but now I know you simply need to say yes. – Bob Goff

Let my heart be broken with the things that break the heart of God. – Bob Pierce

Men and women, what you need…. more than anything else is a few men like Paul, and a few women with the same spirit, men and women who will stand for Christ and stand for God’s Kingdom without compromise, no matter whom it hurts or what people say. – R.A. Torrey

No matter what happens to you, no matter the depth of tragedy or pain you face, no matter how death stalks you and your loved ones, the Resurrection promises you a future of immeasurable good. – Josh McDowell

God can listen to no prayers without the intercession of Christ. – John Calvin

Prayer is a mighty instrument, not for getting man’s will done in heaven, but for getting God’s will done in earth. – Robert Law

Christlikeness is the will of God for the people of God. – John Stott

Witnessing is not just something a Christian says, but what a Christian is. – Richard C. Halverson

Of all the names on earth today, one name is more powerful than any other. Christians know it has the power to change lives, save lost souls, heal sick bodies, and secure eternity. It is the name of our beloved Savior, Jesus. – E.V. Hill

Some of your best traits and some of your finest works will grow out of the incredibly painful periods of your life. – Charles Swindoll

If you want to be a wise person, you need a Bible. – Alistair Begg

One of the most amazing miracles of all history is that Jesus predicted what would happen to Him and it happened to Him exactly as He said. – David Jeremiah

The more you see your own flaws and sins the more precious, electrifying, and amazing God’s grace appears to you. – Tim Keller

Only as we truly delight in God is it safe to give us our desires, for then they are not likely to become idols. – John Eldredge

The Christian is called upon to live a supernatural life, and he has been given the power to live that life. – Donald Grey Barnhouse

The surest mark of true conversion is humility – J.C. Ryle

Hold everything in your hands lightly, otherwise it hurts when God pries your fingers open. – Corrie Ten Boom

The challenge of Christians is to help people fall in love with Jesus and to demonstrate that love by consistently spending time in His Word and faithfully being obedient to it. – Janet Parshall

Worship is God’s way of giving us an opportunity to shift our focus from our own concerns, problems, and circumstances to the way things are in heaven. – David Jeremiah

Worry and worship are mutually exclusive. – John Blanchard

The way to cover our sin is to uncover it by confession. – Richard Sibbes

Our heavenly Father understands our disappointment, suffering, pain, fear, and doubt. He is always there to encourage our hearts and help us understand that He’s sufficient for all of our needs. When I accepted this as an absolute truth in my life, I found that my worrying stopped. – Charles Stanley

At the end of the day, faith means letting God be God. – John Blanchard

We never graduate from a life of faith. Jesus keeps calling us out of the boat and onto the water. – Chris Tomlin

The sin that is most destructive in your life right now is the one you are most defensive about. – Tim Keller

The secret is Christ in me, not me in a different set of circumstances. – Elisabeth Elliot.

If you fail to forgive, you and God are not on the same page. – Tony Evans

You are closest to your victory when life looks the darkest. Hang in there – God has a breakthrough up ahead. – Tony Evans

If you are tied to a rope called yesterday, you can only go so far. – Tony Evans

Stand too close to the fire, and you’ll surely be burned. The same is true when dealing with temptation. – David Jeremiah

On some few occasions I have had troubles which I could not tell to any but my God, and I thank God that I have, for I have learned more of my Lord then than at any other time. – Charles Spurgeon

Life is full of things that break down, fall apart, and go wrong. Given that reality, the more things we have, the more problems we will have. – David Jeremiah

We aren’t responsible for what life and others do, but we are responsible for how we respond to the problems they cause. – David Jeremiah

A willingness to die for our faith is one thing. But a willingness to live for Him means dying to ourselves a thousand times daily so that His will might be done in us. – Turning Points Magazine

The completion of the Great Commission will include great suffering, but eternity will prove it is worth the price. – David Platt

There is no devil in the first two chapters of the Bible and no devil in the last two chapters. Thank God for a book that disposes of the devil! – Vance Havner

To Christ the devil was one of the most real persons. He recognized his person, felt and acknowledged his power, abhorred his character, and warred against his person and kingdom. – E.M. Bounds

Whatever has happened in your past, remember that you are the loser if you do not deal with an unforgiving spirit. – Charles Stanley

I have one desire now – to live a life of reckless abandon for the Lord, putting all my energy and strength into it. – Elisabeth Elliot

God never withholds from His child that which His love and wisdom call good. God’s refusals are always merciful – ‘severe mercies’ at times, but mercies all the same. God never denies us our hearts’ desire except to give us something better. – Elisabeth Elliot

Restlessness and impatience change nothing except our peace and joy. Peace does not dwell in outward things, but in the heart prepared to wait trustfully and quietly on Him who has all things safely in His hands. – Elisabeth Elliot

To be a follower of the Crucified means, sooner or later, a personal encounter with the cross. And the cross always entails loss. – Elisabeth Elliot

You can never lose what you have offered to Christ. – Elisabeth Elliot

God has promised to supply our needs. What we don’t have now we don’t need now. – Elisabeth Elliot

The work of God is done on God’s timetable. His answers to our prayers come always in time – his time. His thoughts are far higher than ours, his wisdom past understanding. – Elisabeth Elliot

If Satan can convince you that God doesn’t love you, forgive you, or care for you, he will have neutralized your faith. – David Jeremiah

When a man has no strength, if he leans on God, he becomes powerful. – D.L. Moody

We should respect the power of the Devil and his demons, but never fear them. – Albert Mohler

To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing. – Martin Luther

If your world today seems confusing, be comforted by the words of the prophets of God who have told you what the future holds for you as a child of God. – David Jeremiah

Science is the chance to discover something that no man has known before, but God has known all along. – Francis Collins

Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you. – Mother Teresa

Don’t let the world around you squeeze you into its own mould, but let God re-mould your minds from within. – J.B. Phillips

What one generation tolerates, the next generation will embrace. – John Wesley

Investments in the kingdom of God are permanently protected – David Jeremiah

Don’t dig up in doubt what you planted in faith. – Elisabeth Elliot

Measure your growth in grace by your sensitivity to sin. – Oswald Chambers

Reflect upon your present blessings – of which every man has many – not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. – Charles Dickens

You cannot bring a burden too heavy for God to lift or a problem too hard for Him to solve or a request too big for Him to answer. God does things no one else can. – Michael Guido

Christ hath crossed out the black lines of our sin with the red lines of His own blood. – Thomas Brooks

It is only the fear of God that can deliver us from the fear of man. – John Witherspoon

Now is our chance to choose the right side. God is holding back to give us that chance. It won’t last forever. We must take it or leave it. – C.S. Lewis

He who kneels the most stands the best. – D.L. Moody

God could be using you right now to achieve His will, but you might not know it until much later in hindsight. – David Jeremiah

Opportunities are always lost when we let fear overrule our faith. – Charles Stanley

Don’t shine so others can see you. Shine so that through you, others can see Him. – C.S. Lewis

If it were possible to lose my salvation, I would lose it. – John MacArthur

To worry about tomorrow is to forfeit your peace today. – Tony Evans

If you can’t feed one hundred people, then feed just one. – Mother Teresa

I’m not a Christian because I’m strong and have it all together. I’m a Christian because I’m weak and admit I need a Savior. – Lecrae

Because God is present everywhere, we can respond by practicing His presence, by talking to Him in silent prayer during many moments of the day, especially during times of duress or fear. – Bill Bright

It is better to die for a conviction than to live with a compromise. – Vance Havner

Of all the things that will surprise us in the resurrection morning, this, I believe, will surprise us most: that we did not love Christ more before we died. – J.C. Ryle

I’m on earth temporarily, so the worst the world can do is shun me, punish me, or kill me. In 100 years, it won’t matter. What will matter is if I was faithful to God’s Word. – Mike Huckabee (May 2014 – Decision Magazine)

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. – Ronald Reagan

Integrity, the choice between what’s convenient and what’s right. – Tony Dungy

Joy runs deeper than despair. – Corrie Ten Boom

If I’m wrong about God then I wasted my life. If you’re wrong about God then you wasted your eternity. – Lecrae

Our society strives to avoid any possibility of offending anyone – except God. – Billy Graham

You don’t leave church because of what people have done. You go to church because of what God has done. – Richard Blackaby

Faith enables us so to rejoice in the Lord that our infirmities become platforms for the display of His grace. – Charles Spurgeon

Whatever a person may be like, we must still love them because we love God. – John Calvin

The unchangeable Christ is the revelation of the unchangeable God. – Thomas Carlyle

What a wonderful feeling to realize God is using us rather than our using God. So long as we keep that spiritual dimension in our leadership, people will see God in us. – Fred Smith

As God is exalted to the right place in our lives, a thousand problems are solved all at once. – A.W. Tozer

Gods delays are often tied to our development. – Tony Evans

If we knew God, we would set the world on fire. – Leonard Ravenhill

Of all things, guard against neglecting God in the secret place of prayer. – William Wilberforce

God’s plans for your life far exceed the circumstances of your day. – Louis Giglio

No man says, ‘There is no God’ but he whose interest it is there should be none. – Augustine

The shortest road to an understanding of the Bible is the acceptance of the fact that God is speaking in every line. – Donald Grey Barnhouse

The Bible is a letter God has sent to us; prayer is a letter we send to Him. – Matthew Henry

The Bible is a remarkable fountain; the more one draws and drinks of it, the more it stimulates thirst. – Martin Luther

Our heavenly Father never takes anything from his children unless he means to give them something better. – George Muller

The church upon its knees would bring heaven upon the earth. – E.M. Bounds

The man who would know God must give time to him. – A.W. Tozer

The new Christian is like a man who has learned to drive in a country where the traffic moves on the left side of the highway and suddenly finds himself in another country and forced to drive on the right. He must unlearn his old habit and learn a new one and, more serious than all, he must learn in heavy traffic. – A.W. Tozer

Envy of another man’s calling can work havoc in our own. – Watchman Nee

There is comfort in the fact that God can never be taken by surprise. – Frank Gabelein

Hell is truth seen too late. – H.G. Adams

God thinks most of the man who thinks himself least. – John Blanchard

The most holy men are always the most humble men. – Thomas Brooks

True joy glows in the dark. – John Blanchard

The more godly any man is, the more merciful that man will be. – Thomas Brooks

Our murmuring is the devil’s music. – Thomas Watson

Many people pray for things that can only come by work and work for things that can only come by prayer. – W.E. Sangster

The little estimate we put on prayer is evident from the little time we give to it. – E.M. Bounds

Prayer meetings are the throbbing machinery of the church. – Charles Spurgeon

Nothing lies outside the reach of prayer except that which lies outside the will of God. – John Blanchard

Those who think too much of themselves don’t think enough. – Amy Carmichael

Right is right, even if everyone is against it; and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it. – William Penn

Satan never sets a dish before men that they do not love. – Thomas Watson

I know that some are always studying the meaning of the fourth toe of the right foot of some beast in prophecy and have never used either foot to go and bring men to Christ. – Vance Havner

We turn to God when our foundations are shaking, only to learn that it is God who is shaking them. – Charles C. West

Waiting for general revival is no excuse for not enjoying personal revival. – Stephen Olford

If the best man’s faults were written in his forehead, it would make him pull his hat over his eyes. – John Trapp

Make this simple rule the guide of your life: to have no will but God’s. – Francois Fenelon

Satan, like a fisher, baits his hook according to the appetite of the fish. – Thomas Adams

Temptation is the tempter looking through the keyhole into the room where you are living; sin is your drawing back the bolt and making it possible for him to enter. – J. Wilbur Chapman

If every Christian would tithe, the church would begin to make an impact on the world that would change it. – R.T. Kendall

The propagation of the Gospel and the founding of the church hinged entirely on twelve men whose most outstanding characteristic was their ordinariness. – John MacArthur

Don’t think of Satan as a harmless cartoon character with a red suit and a pitchfork. He is very clever and powerful, and his unchanging purpose is to defeat God’s plans at every turn – including His plans for your life. – Billy Graham

You’re a soul made by God, made for God, and made to need God, which means you were not made to be self-sufficient. – Dallas Willard

Despair is the masterpiece of Satan. – John Trapp

God is always doing 10,000 things in your life, and you may be aware of three of them. – John Piper

Depression is not a sign of lack of spirituality. The most renown spiritual leaders walked through deep depression. Including King David and Elijah. – Lecrae

Change begins at the end of your comfort zone. – Lecrae

Imagine your life wholly untouched by angst. What if faith, not fear, was your default reaction to threats. – Max Lucado

If we would see the seed that we sow bring an abundant harvest, we must water it with our tears. – R.A. Torrey

The chief danger of the church today is that it is trying to get on the same side as the world, instead of trying to turn the world upside down. – A.B. Simpson

We pray for the big things and forget to give thanks for the ordinary, small (and yet really not small) gifts. – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The belief that saves is that conviction which produces the abandonment of the whole life to the King. – G. Campbell Morgan

When two people are right with Him (God), they will be right with each other. – Francis Chan

Run from churches where you’re comfortable in your sins. If you come into the house of God and you’ve got sin in your life, and you’re not convicted of it, you’re at a table of devils. – Carter Conlon

You never so touch the ocean of God’s love as when you forgive and love your enemies. – Corrie Ten Boom

True love for Christ will mean hatred of sin. – John Benton

The truth of Scripture demolishes speculation. – R.C. Sproul

The Bible says every good deed will be rewarded, no matter how insignificant and regardless of whether anybody else on earth sees it. – Rick Warren

A word of encouragement from a teacher to a child can change a life. A word of encouragement from a spouse can save a marriage. – John Maxwell

The spiritual battle, the loss of victory, is always in the thought-world. – Francis A. Schaeffer

The Gospel is light but only the Spirit can give sight. – A.W. Tozer

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. – Charles Swindoll

Don’t pray when you feel like it. Have an appointment with the Lord and keep it. A man is powerful on his knees. – Corrie Ten Boom

No matter what happens to you, no matter the depth of tragedy or pain you face, no matter how death stalks you and your loved ones, the Resurrection promises you a future of immeasurable good. – Josh McDowell

To the child of God, there is no such thing as an accident. He travels an appointed way. – A.W. Tozer

You see, each one of us is in a greater race than any I have run in Paris, and this race ends when God gives out the medals. – Eric Liddell

We have only to be yielded, that is, willing, surrendered, and He will do the rest. He will make us according to the pattern for which, in His love, He designed us. – Peter Marshall

The weak Christian is as much a child of God as the strong one. – Charles Spurgeon

The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church. – Tertullian

God can accomplish in a moment what would take years on your own. – Tony Evans

How completely satisfying to turn from our limitations to a God who has none. – A.W. Tozer

Your life as a Christian should make non-believers question their disbelief in God. – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

While saying yes to God will cost you something, saying no will cost you more. – Andy Stanley

Whatever keeps me from my Bible is my enemy, however harmless it may appear to be. – A.W. Tozer

Whatever engages my attention when I should be meditating on God and things eternal does injury to my soul. – A.W. Tozer

Go to church once a week and nobody pays attention. Worship God seven days a week and you become strange. – A.W. Tozer

The most frequent promise in the Bible is “I will be with you.” – John Ortberg

There is nothing the Christian life suffers more from than the subtle and indescribable worldliness that comes from the cares or the possessions of this life. – Andrew Murray

Resentment makes us permanently angry; it carves deep lines on our faces. It adds a heaviness to our very steps. This is no way to live. – David Jeremiah

The Christian who walks with the Lord and keeps constant communication with Him will see many reasons for rejoicing and thanksgiving all day long. – Warren Wiersbe

We are too prone to engrave our trials in marble and write our blessings in sand. – Charles Spurgeon

We cannot be confident in everyday life if we aren’t confident of eternal life. – David Jeremiah

There have never been 15 minutes in my life when I did not sense the presence of Christ. – Charles Spurgeon

Whenever God calls us to a task, He will equip us to complete that task. – Michael Youssef

Ceasing to be “in love” need not mean ceasing to love. – C.S. Lewis

The subject of the second coming of Christ has never been popular to any but the true believer. – Billy Graham

Scars are the price which every believer pays for his loyalty to Christ. – William Hendriksen

No one is a firmer believer in the power of prayer than the devil; not that he practices it, but he suffers from it. – Guy H. King

The most fervent prayer meetings are in hell. – Leonard Ravenhill

There is no way that Christians, in a private capacity, can do so much to promote the work of God and advance the kingdom of Christ as by prayer. – Jonathan Edwards

The only reason we don’t have revival is because we are willing to live without it! – Leonard Ravenhill

If a Christian is not having tribulation in the world, there’s something wrong. – Leonard Ravenhill

Maturity comes from obedience, not necessarily from age. – Leonard Ravenhill

God, who foresaw your tribulation, has specially armed you to go through it, not without pain but without stain. – C.S. Lewis

You can’t live wrong and pray right. – Leonard Ravenhill

I doubt that more than two percent of professing Christians in the United States are truly born again. – Leonard Ravenhill

Our God is a consuming fire. He consumes pride, lust, materialism, and other sin. – Leonard Ravenhill

Any person who only sticks with Christianity as long as things are going his or her way, is a stranger to the cross. – Timothy Keller

Peace does not mean you will not have problems. Peace means your problems will not have you. – Tony Evans

Small numbers make no difference to God. There is nothing small that God is in. – D.L. Moody

God never made a promise that was too good to be true. – D.L. Moody

The Lord gives His people perpetual joy when they walk in obedience to Him. – D.L. Moody

Is it not without its comfort that the two men that conversed with the Lord on the Mount of Transfiguration both broke under the strain of their ministry and prayed that they might die? – Oswald Chambers

Most Christians learned at an early age how to talk to God, but they did not learn to listen as well. – Gordon MacDonald

The nearer to heaven he gets in his hopes, the farther he goes from earth in his desires. – William Gurnall

Heaven will chiefly consist in the enjoyment of God. – William S. Plummer

The larger the God we know, the larger will be our faith. – A.B. Simpson

When we want to know God’s will there are three things which always concur: the inward impulse, the Word of God, and the trend of circumstances. – F.B. Meyer

You may not think God cares about your problems, but He does. Even now, because you are His child, He is working on your behalf. – David Jeremiah

The specific purpose of the thorn in the flash, as Professor F.F. Bruce put it, is to puncture your pride. – R.T. Kendall

We must learn to pray far more for spiritual victory than protection from battle wounds. – Amy Carmichael

All Elijah needed to get renewed for service was a fresh vision of the power and glory of God. – Warren Wiersbe

The great God, who is big enough to fill His mighty universe, is small enough to live within my heart. I am the temple of God. He literally dwells in me. Hallelujah! – Adrian Rogers

The gospel says you are more sinful and flawed than you ever dared believe, but more accepted and loved than you ever dared hope. – Timothy Keller

Rules without relationship lead to rebellion. – Josh McDowell

No matter how wicked the world scene may appear, God always has a remnant that is faithful to Him. Sometimes that remnant is small, but God is always great. – Warren Wiersbe

If you accept Jesus as your Savior, you, too, will become a child of God and be among those who meet Him in the air. – Corrie Ten Boom

Christians do not have to live; they have only to be faithful to Jesus Christ, not only until death but unto death if necessary. – Vance Havner

Many people do not seem to think Jesus will come back in their lifetime; if they did it would affect the way they lived. – Tom Blanchard

The staying power of our faith is neither demonstrated nor developed until it is tested by suffering. – D.A. Carson

Regardless of what happens in this life – no matter how depressing the world news or how difficult or dark the season we might be enduring – life in Christ has a happy ending. Nothing in earth, heaven, or hell can ever take that away. – David Jeremiah

I am daily waiting for the coming of the Son of God. – George Whitefield

Let no excess of suffering drive us away from the throne of grace, but rather let it drive us closer. – Charles Spurgeon

The Christian is more formed from his trials than from his enjoyments. – William Jay

He who hath given himself entirely unto God, will never think he doth too much for Him. – Henry Scougal

Leaders who refuse to listen will eventually be surrounded by people who have nothing significant to say. – Andy Stanley

Worrying is assuming that God doesn’t know what He’s doing. – Tony Evans

A scared world needs a fearless church. – A.W. Tozer

Before we can reliably know and understand God’s will, we must know God Himself. – Gregg Matte

Christ wants not nibblers of the possible, but grabbers of the impossible. – C.T. Studd

There is no situation in which we are placed, no demand that arises, for which Scripture as the deposit of the manifold wisdom of God is not adequate and sufficient. – John Murray

A person who has a negative attitude towards himself will also be quite critical of others. – Paul Meier

The measure of our spirituality is the amount of praise and thanksgiving in our prayer. – D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

You couldn’t find a group of people outside of an insane asylum who are more out of touch with reality than an actor. – Chuck Woolery

On the whole, God’s love for us is a much safer subject to think about than our love for Him. – C.S. Lewis

The moment I put my faith in Jesus Christ, an overwhelming peace came over me. I knew at that moment that God loved me. – Bud Paxson

The profound thought of God’s love should begin and end your every day. – David Jeremiah

God will not permit any troubles to come upon us, unless He has a specific plan by which great blessing can come out of the difficulty. – Peter Marshall

The true minister is in his pulpit not because he has chosen that profession as an easy means of livelihood, but because he could not help it, because he has obeyed an imperious summons that will not be denied. – Peter Marshall

Our old history ends with the cross; our new history begins with the resurrection. – Watchman Nee

Whenever you attempt a good work you will find other men doing the same kind of work, and probably doing it better. Envy them not. – Henry Drummond

The cure for the sin of envy and jealousy is to find our contentment in God. – Jerry Bridges

If I had only one sermon to preach, it would be a sermon against Pride. – G.K. Chesterton

Every choice we make, including how we are entertained, must be submitted to His lordship. – John MacArthur

The Bible teaches that if we seek revenge, we are violating the principles of God, but we are also setting ourselves up for Satan’s control of our life. – David Jeremiah

Temptation provokes me to look upward to God. – John Bunyon

We cannot keep pure minds in our own strength. Instead, we need to rely on God’s wisdom, trusting Him to help us grow in the knowledge of God. – Gary R. Collins

We are called upon to reflect the love of God as much in trial as in tranquility. – John Blanchard

Our response to temptation is an accurate barometer of our love for God. – Erwin Lutzer

Nothing of spiritual significance comes without sacrifice. Your spirituality will always be measured by the size of your sacrifice. – Jerry Falwell

It is possible to fall in grace, but not to fall from grace. – John Blanchard

When you know that everything matters – that every move counts as much as any other – you will begin living a life of permanent purpose. – Andy Andrews

Not how much we give, but how much we do not give, is the test of our Christianity. – Oswald Chambers

I have never known a despondent day… It’s because the joy of the Lord is the strength of my life. – Cliff Barrows

God is not greater if you reverence Him, but you are greater if you serve Him. – Augustine

Power to live a new life depends upon daily communion with the living Lord. – John Eadie

Worry over poverty is as fatal to spiritual fruitfulness as is gloating over wealth. – A.W. Pink

Each temptation leaves us better or worse; neutrality is impossible. – Erwin Lutzer

Faithfulness in the small things will lead to blessing in the big things. – Warren Wiersbe

I wonder also how many Christians in our day have truly and completely abandoned themselves to Jesus Christ as their Lord. We are very busy telling people to “accept Christ” – and that seems to be the only word we are using. We arrange a painless acceptance. – A.W. Tozer

In His life Christ is an example, showing us how to live. – Martin Luther

Leave it all in the Hands that were wounded for you. – Elisabeth Elliot

Far too many people today are part-time Christians wanting a full-time salary. – Tony Evans

Each time a door closes, the rest of the world opens up. – Parker Palmer

If this is a real work for God it is a real conflict with Satan. – Hudson Taylor

If you want blessing, make room for it. – Hudson Taylor

It is not lost time to wait upon God! – Hudson Taylor

Self-denial surely means something far greater than some slight and insignificant lessening of our self-indulgences! – Hudson Taylor

The work of a true missionary is work indeed, often very monotonous, apparently not very successful, and carried on through great and varied but unceasing difficulties. – Hudson Taylor

There is great danger of not, in happiness, finding our delight in the Lord. – Hudson Taylor

Let us give up our work, our thoughts, our plans, ourselves, our lives, our loved ones, our influence, our all, right into His hand, and then, when we have given all over to Him, there will be nothing left for us to trouble about, or to make trouble about. – Hudson Taylor

If you are simply obeying the LORD, all the responsibility will rest on Him, not on you! – Hudson Taylor

To the atheist, the universe is the most exquisite masterpiece constructed by nobody. – G.K. Chesterton

You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in you. – Augustine

Christians have a dual citizenship – on earth and in heaven – and our citizenship in heaven ought to make us better people here on earth – Warren Wiersbe

He whose head is in heaven need not fear to put his feet into the grave. – Matthew Henry

Our stories are evidences of grace. Some may seem more dramatic, but all are stories of grace-saturated life transformation. – Chuck Lawless

Even when we allow our imaginations to run wild on the joys of heaven, we find that our minds are incapable of conceiving what it will be like. – Billy Graham

Let heaven fill your thoughts instead. Because when you do, everything on earth gets placed in its proper perspective. – Greg Laurie

If you have faith in God, if you believe that God can use you, if you are willing to take a step of faith here and there, then God can do incredible things through you. – Greg Laurie

God will test you because He wants you to mature. He wants you to develop a walk with Him that isn’t based on your fluctuating emotions, but on your commitment to Him as you learn to walk by faith. – Greg Laurie

Heaven is not for good people, it’s for forgiven people. – Greg Laurie

If you are seeking to obey the Lord, expect opposition. Expect obstacles. Expect difficulties. But also expect God to see you through – Greg Laurie

Either you will have harmony with God and friction with people, or you will have harmony with people and friction with God. – Greg Laurie

New believers are the lifeblood of the church. We can either evangelize or fossilize. – Greg Laurie

You were placed on earth to know God. Everything else is secondary. – Greg Laurie

You always have God’s undivided attention. – Charles Stanley

My main goal in life is not only to go to Heaven, but to take as many people with me as I can. – David Jeremiah

A humble person is not one who thinks little of himself, hangs his head and says “I am nothing.” Rather, he is someone who depends wholly on the Lord for everything in every circumstance. – David Wilkerson

We should be always wearing the garment of praise, not just waving a palm-branch now and then. – Andrew Bonar

The Word of God hidden in the heart is a stubborn voice to suppress. – Billy Graham

As we trust God to give us wisdom for today’s decisions, He will lead us a step at a time into what He wants us to be doing in the future. – Theodore Epp

A lie is like a snowball; the further you roll it the bigger it becomes. – Martin Luther

We don’t fight for victory, we fight from victory! Jesus has already won the victory at the cross and it’s our lives for Him that are going to transform the culture. – David Benham

Sin is like fire, because if you wait too long before you attempt to bring it under, the attempt is useless. The time comes when fire gets the upper hand. – E.A. Gillett

Satan does far more harm as an angel of light than as a roaring lion. – Vance Havner

Your emptiness is but the preparation for your being filled, and your casting down is but the making ready for your lifting up. – Charles Spurgeon

Oh, the blessings of God that will come to you if you learn to believe God. It is absolutely necessary that you learn how to believe God. – Adrian Rogers

God’s arrows of affliction are sharp and painful so He can get our attention. He won’t let His beloved children get away with sin because He knows it robs us of blessings, opportunities, and even character refinement. – Charles Stanley

Please root from my heart all those things which I have cherished so long and which have become a very part of my living self, so that Thou mayest enter and dwell there without a rival. – A.W. Tozer

It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities. – Josiah Stamp

The reality of heaven doesn’t just help us die more peacefully; it helps us live more joyfully and productively. – David Jeremiah

I never have any difficulty believing in miracles, since I experienced the miracle of a change in my own heart. – Augustine

Lord, grant that I might not so much seek to be loved as to love. – Francis of Assisi

One encounter with Jesus Christ is enough to change you instantly, forever. – Luis Palau

Days of trouble must be days of prayer. – Matthew Henry

The greatest barrier to knowing God’s will is simply that we want to run our own lives. Our problem is that a battle is going on in our hearts – a battle between our wills and God’s will. – Billy Graham

Repentance is being sorry enough to quit your sin. – Albert Martin

He that is in love with the world will be out of love with the cross. – Thomas Watson

To have the cross laid upon me, that I might bear it after Jesus – what a privilege! – Charles Simeon

Endurance is steady determination to keep going. It means continuing even when everything in you wants to slow down or give up. – John MacArthur

We must not select a few favorite passages to the exclusion of others. Nothing less than a whole Bible can make a whole Christian. – A.W. Tozer

One of the many divine qualities of the Bible is that it does not yield its secrets to the irreverent and the censorious. – J.I. Packer

A whole new generation of Christians has come up believing that it is possible to ‘accept’ Christ without forsaking the world – A.W. Tozer

To truly know God we must long for Him without any other motive than reaching God Himself. – A.W. Tozer

Let a man set his heart only on doing the will of God and he is instantly free. – A.W. Tozer

We must never rest until everything inside us worships God. – A.W. Tozer

The world is perishing for lack of the knowledge of God and the Church is famishing for want of His presence. – A.W. Tozer

Make sure Satan has to climb over a lot of Scripture to get to you. – John MacArthur

If we will do God’s work in God’s way at God’s time with God’s power, we shall have God’s blessing. – Leonard Ravenhill

You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Casual Christians know nothing of spiritual warfare. – Vance Havner

The dignity of serving God is second only to the dignity of belonging to His family. – John Blanchard

Guarding our hearts begins with guarding our eyes and ears. – Jerry Bridges

My place on Gratitude Street depends on constant awareness. So each morning … I list the three or four matters from the previous day for which I am grateful. Almost always some person is in the list… – J. Ellsworth Kalas

We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction. – Harry Ironside

The faintest whisper of support and encouragement uttered by a Christian in the ears of his fellow believer is heard in heaven. – John J. Murray

If you have no opposition in the place you serve, you’re serving in the wrong place. – G. Campbell Morgan

Jesus calls us to His rest, and meekness is His method. The meek man cares not at all who is greater than he, for he has long ago decided that the esteem of the world is not worth the effort. – A.W. Tozer

I have found in my travels that those who keep Heaven in view remain serene and cheerful in the darkest day. If the glories of Heaven were more real to us, if we lived less for material things and more for things eternal and spiritual, we would be less easily disturbed by this present life. – Billy Graham

If there’s stagnation in your life, it’s your fault and not God’s. – Leonard Ravenhill

Entertainment is the devil’s substitute for joy. The more joy you have in the Lord the less entertainment you need. – Leonard Ravenhill

The Holy Spirit never enters a man and then lets him live like the world. You can be sure of that. – A.W. Tozer

Coveting cancels contentment. – Tony Evans

Time is nothing to God. – Oswald Chambers

To walk out of God’s will is to step into nowhere. – C.S. Lewis

Today there’s a growing movement to do away with the Bible. And if this movement succeeds, anarchy will rule. – Billy Graham

Waiting on the Lord implies shifting our focus from our limitations to His limitlessness. – David Jeremiah

Lord, remind us that righteousness is a national security issue, that righteousness exalts a nation but sin is an equal opportunity destroyer. – Barry Black

An atheist once said to me “why doesn’t your God come and physically show Himself to us” – I replied “He did and they nailed him on a cross.” – Ken Ham

You were made for a better world, and you’ll never be satisfied in this one. A dog is happy down here and satisfied because this is the only world the dog will ever know. But you’re made for another one, and you just can’t make yourself at home in this world. – Vance Havner

Persecution is an honor we must deserve, and its reward is a clearer vision of the face of Christ. – Unknown jailed Chinese pastor

Victory is not won in the pulpit by firing intellectual bullets or wisecracks, but in the prayer closet. – Leonard Ravenhill

I’m burdened over many good people who are buying into the idea that alcohol is OK. I have never met a family that has been made better or stronger by the use of alcohol but I have ministered to scores of family that have been destroyed by it. Best plan? Stay away! Proverbs 20:1 – Jonathan Falwell

There was a day when I died, utterly died – died to George Muller, his opinions, preferences, tastes, and will; died to the world, its approval or censure; died to the approval or blame even of my brethren and friends – and since then I have only to show myself approved to God. – George Muller

Christianity starts with repentance. – D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

God does not require a perfect, sinless life to have fellowship with Him, but He does require that we be serious about holiness, that we grieve over sin in our lives instead of justifying it, and that we earnestly pursue holiness as a way of life. – Jerry Bridges

If Christianity is important at all, it is all-important. If it is anything at all, it is everything. It is either the most vital thing in your life, or it isn’t worth bothering with. – Billy Graham

No man can do me a truer kindness in the world than to pray for me. – Charles Spurgeon

We grow to trust God more by seeing that often he prepares something better than our initial prayers did (or could) request. In fact God’s greatest gifts may come through prayers that seem to be unanswered. – Bryan Chapell

If you believe in a God who controls the big things, you have to believe in a God who controls the little things. It is we, of course, to whom things look “little” or “big.” – Elisabeth Elliot

Jesus Christ is no security against life’s storms, but He is perfect security in life’s storms. – Wendell Loveless

Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave it with regret? There are better things ahead than any we leave behind. – C.S. Lewis

… the will of God for your life is pretty straightforward: Be holy like Jesus, by the power of the Spirit, for the glory of God. – Kevin DeYoung

Not to be occupied with your sin, but to be occupied with God brings deliverance from self. – Andrew Murray

Discipleship entails a life of total self-denial, a humble disposition towards others, a whole-hearted devotion to the Lord alone, a willingness to obey His commands in everything, an eagerness to sense Him even in His absence, and a motivation that comes from knowing He is well pleased. – John MacArthur

Let us thus think often that our only business in this life is to please GOD, that perhaps all besides is but folly and vanity. – Brother Lawrence

That we ought not to be weary of doing little things for the love of God, who regards not the greatness of the work, but the love with which it is performed. – Brother Lawrence

When you kill time, remember that it has no resurrection. – A.W. Tozer

Christians don’t tell lies they just go to church and sing them. – A.W. Tozer

God wants the whole person and He will not rest till He gets us in entirety. No part of the man will do. – A.W. Tozer

We are saved to worship God. All that Christ has done in the past and all that He is doing now leads to this one end. – A.W. Tozer

Complacency is a deadly foe of all spiritual growth. – A.W. Tozer

Jesus Christ knows the worst about you. Nonetheless, He is the one who loves you most. – A.W. Tozer

Within the Scripture there is a balm for every wound, a salve for every sore. – Charles Spurgeon

Bible study differs from all other study in this respect; it is profitless unless the Guide is ever present and leading into the truth. – James McConaughy

The stamp of the saint is that he can waive his own rights and obey the Lord Jesus. – C.S. Lewis

The pure heart is God’s paradise where He delights to walk. – Thomas Watson

When confronted with suffering that won’t go away, or with even a minor problem, we instinctively focus on what is missing, not on the Master’s hand. Often when you think everything has gone wrong, it’s just that you’re in the middle of a story. – Paul Miller

A god who is all love, all grace, all mercy, no sovereignty, no justice, no holiness, and no wrath is an idol. – R.C. Sproul

Satan’s number one weapon is pride. God’s number one defense is humility. – Larry Burkett

Unless we are saved by grace, we cannot be saved at all. – Charles Hodge

There is no death of sin without the death of Christ. – John Owen

The physical presence of other Christians is a source of incomparable joy and strength to the believer. – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

A person is either a missionary or a mission field. – Corrie Ten Boom

When Christ calls a man, He bids him come and die. – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The Bible was written in tears, and to tears it yields its best treasures. – A.W. Tozer

If I feel myself disinclined to pray, then is the time when I need to pray more than ever. – Charles Spurgeon

Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity. – E.H. Chapin

If our identity is in our work, rather than Christ, success will go to our heads, and failure will go to our hearts. – Tim Keller

A father’s holy life is a rich legacy for his sons. – Charles Spurgeon

We can leave justice to God. He will take care of it for us, as He did for Christ, who refused to retaliate. – Erwin Lutzer

God sometimes answers our prayers by giving us what we would have asked for had we known what He knows. – J.D.  Greear

We are never more like Christ than in our prayers of intercession. – Austin Phelps

If we are praising Him continuously we’ll discover just how difficult it is to keep on complaining. – Harold Adolph

A holy God calls His people to holy living. – John Blanchard

No other religion, no other, promises new bodies, hearts, and minds. Only in the gospel of Christ do hurting people find such incredible hope. – Joni Eareckson Tada

We can be certain that God will give us the strength and resources we need to live through any situation in life that He ordains. – Billy Graham

Conformity to the world can be overcome by nothing but conformity to Jesus. – Andrew Murray

One man with God on his side is always in the majority. – John Knox

Faith must have adequate evidence, else it is mere superstition. – A.A. Hodge

Affliction is often that thing which prepares an ordinary person for some sort of an extraordinary destiny. – C.S. Lewis

There are no shortcuts to spiritual maturity. It takes time to be holy. – Erwin Lutzer

Few people arise in the morning as hungry for God as they are for cornflakes or toast and eggs. – Dallas Willard

Spread out your petition before God, and then say, “Thy will, not mine, be done.” The sweetest lesson I have learned in God’s school is to let the Lord choose for me. – D.L. Moody

Holiness consists of three things – separation from sin, dedication to God, transformation into Christ’s image. – James H. Aughey

Believe me, there are times when the only thing that keeps me going is a promise from God. – Charles Swindoll

Day by day, morning by morning, begin your walk with Him in the calm trust that God is at work in everything. – Anne Ortlund

God has never promised to solve our problems. He has promised to go with us. – Elisabeth Elliot

I admit I hear God better in the struggle than I do in its absence. – Phil Hotsenpiller

Worry is an indication that we think God cannot look after us. – Oswald Chambers

Every day in which I do not penetrate more deeply into the knowledge of God’s Word in Holy Scripture is a lost day for me. – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

God meets our needs one day at a time. – Max Lucado

The heart of the problem is the problem with the heart. – Woodrow Kroll

We need never shout across the spaces to an absent God. He is nearer than our own soul, closer than our most secret thoughts. – A.W. Tozer

Prayer depends chiefly, almost entirely on who we think we are praying to. – Andrew Murray

Pray often, for prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge for Satan. – John Bunyan

It is because of the hasty and superficial conversation with God that the sense of sin is so weak and that no motives have power to help you to hate and flee from sin as you should. – A.W. Tozer

The time you spend alone with God will transform your character and increase your devotion. – Charles Stanley

The weakest Christian can at any period of his life at any moment of the day and in any circumstance cry out to God for help and instantly have the resources of the infinite, sovereign God at his disposal. – James Montgomery Boice

Never is a man in his right mind till he is converted, or in his right place till he sits by faith at the feet of Jesus, or rightly clothed till he has put on the Lord Jesus Christ. – J.C. Ryle

Everything depends upon prayer, and yet we neglect it, not only to our own spiritual hurt, but also to the delay and injury of our Lord’s cause upon earth. – E.M. Bounds

Pride always overemphasizes self. Our hearts need to be God-focused and not self-focused. – Charles Stanley

Lies and false reports are among Satan’s choicest weapons. – J.C. Ryle

Ignorance of Scripture is the root of all error and makes a man helpless in the hand of the devil. – J.C. Ryle

Share His love by sharing of your faith, and show the world that Jesus Christ is real to you, every moment and every day. – William J. Reynolds

It is better to get wisdom than gold. – Matthew Henry

Men, you’ll never be a good groom to your wife unless you’re first a good bride to Jesus. – Timothy Keller

We must not be so naive as to assume that all entertainment is spiritually neutral and safe, as though we could immerse our minds in everything the world offers and remain spiritually unscathed. – John MacArthur

In the Christian way, the one vital thing is not speed or distance attained, but direction. – A.W. Tozer

The secret of home rule is self-rule, first being ourselves what we want our children to be. – Andrew Murray

If we don’t faithfully give to the Lord, we don’t really trust the Lord. – Warren Wiersbe

We should invest our time, finances, and talents in the coming kingdom and focus on Christ as the center, source, and goal of our lives. – Charles Swindoll

A man who is intimate with God is not intimidated by man. – Leonard Ravenhill

When we receive Christ, His Spirit comes within. As we let Him reign on the throne of our inner sanctums, His indwelling strength helps us live conquering lives. – Leslie B. Flynn

The basic chemicals in our body, can be found in the “dust of the ground.” However, these chemicals cannot arrange themselves into cell tissues, organs, and systems. This can only happen with an input of intelligence. – Joseph Paturi

Everyone with integrity has drawn some lines and said, Everyone else did these things, but I did not do so.” – David Jeremiah

The Bible is the book of my life. It’s the book I live with, the book I live by, the book I want to die by. – N.T. Wright

Christ is our temple, in whom by faith all believers meet. – Matthew Henry

If God is God and man is made in His image, then each man is significant. – Os Guinness

I don’t know the source of your betrayal, hurt, or disappointment. But I do know that there is a way to get rid of those seeds of anger, and that it all relates to forgiveness. – Gary Smalley

Christ wants to sanctify our body and fill it with the Holy Spirit so that it can be a vessel for Him. – Watchman Nee

Every sin is an attempt to satisfy a legitimate need in an illegitimate way. – Cal Rychener

On the tombstone of America, the inscription will read: “They entertained themselves to death.” – Leonard Ravenhill

I do not think He (the devil) cares how many Baptist chapels you build, nor how many churches you open, if you have only lukewarm preachers and people in them. – Charles Spurgeon

The average Christian is so cold and so contented with His wretched condition that there is no vacuum of desire into which the blessed Spirit can rush in satisfying fullness. – A.W. Tozer

I remind you that there are churches so completely out of the hands of God that if the Holy Spirit withdrew from them, they wouldn’t find it out for many months – A.W. Tozer

Trust God in the dark until the light returns. – A.W. Tozer

No one can know the true grace of God who has not first known the fear of God. – A.W. Tozer

Until we believe that we are as bad as God says we are, we can never believe that He will do for us what He says He will do. Right here is where popular religion breaks down. – A.W. Tozer

Anything that God has declared that we should be we can be. – A.W. Tozer

The idea that this world is a playground instead of a battleground has now been accepted in practice by the vast majority of fundamentalist Christians. – A.W. Tozer

Nothing’s easier to talk about than surrendering ourselves and dying on the Cross. Nothing’s harder than actually doing it. – A.W. Tozer

Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today. – Will Rogers

When the news of the day upsets me, I pause and worship the eternal sovereign God who is never surprised or caught unprepared. This keeps me from fretting and getting discouraged, and it helps to keep my life in balance. – Warren Wiersbe

The ability to calm your soul and wait before God is one of the most difficult things in the Christian life. – Warren Wiersbe

Yield your heart and life to Jesus Christ. Be faithful to Him, no matter what men may do. The important thing is not the praise of men; it is the approval of God. – Warren Wiersbe

If you’re going to be a true Christian, I’ll tell you one thing amongst others: it’ll be a lonely life. It’s a narrow way and it becomes narrower and narrower and narrower. – Leonard Ravenhill

A Christian funeral should be a coronation ceremony, a statement to the world about eternal life. – Billy Graham

Where the Spirit of the Lord is, He burns. – Johann Bengel

The less said about me the better. – William Carey

Past experiences and past usefulness are no guarantee of future obedience. Successful Christian living is made up of vigilance and constant prayer. – John Piper

How can any of us who believe in Hell and in God’s offer of mercy walk past an unbeliever without being horrified at his fate? – Ray Comfort

Throughout the entire New Testament a sharp line is drawn between the Church and the world. There is no middle ground. – A.W. Tozer

It is better to have a little church that is real than a big church that is artificial. – A.W. Tozer

Just as Jesus Christ is the primary Person behind justification, the Holy Spirit is the primary Person behind sanctification. – John MacArthur

The gospel is a call to self-denial. It is not a call to self-fulfillment. – John MacArthur

The key is praying according to God’s will. To know His will we must know His thoughts. To know His thoughts we must saturate our minds with His word. Then we will begin to experience the authority of God in our prayers. – Charles Stanley

The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, ‘O God, forgive me,’ or ‘Help me.’ – Billy Graham

To be a soul winner is the happiest thing in this world. And with every soul you bring to Jesus Christ, you seem to get a new heaven here upon earth. – Charles Spurgeon

Remember that you are not called to produce successful, upwardly mobile, highly educated, athletically talented machines… Giving your children great opportunities is good; it is not, however, the goal of parenting. Christlikeness is. Above all, seek to raise children who look and act a lot like Jesus. – Chip Ingram

Jesus Christ, came into the world to glorify the Father, and the Holy Ghost came into the world to glorify the Son. – F.B. Meyer

Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation. – Augustine

In America today, it is considered worse to judge evil than to do evil. – Os Guinness

If you were a hundred times worse than you are, your sins would be no match for His mercy. – Tim Keller

God hates the lukewarm gospel of half-truths that is now spreading over the Globe. This gospel says, “Just believe in Jesus and you’ll be saved. There’s nothing more to it.” It ignores the whole counsel of God, which speaks of repenting from former sins, of taking up your cross, of being conformed to the image of Christ by the refining work of the Holy Spirit. It is totally silent about the reality of hell and an after-death judgment. – David Wilkerson

What makes the Dead Sea dead? Because it is all the time receiving, never giving out anything. Why is it that many Christians are cold? Because they are all the time receiving, never giving out anything. – D.L. Moody

There are those rare Christians whose very presence is an incitement to you to want to be a better Christian. – A.W. Tozer

The world never burned a casual Christian at the stake. – John R. Rice

God promises to meet our needs not our greeds. – Steve Lawson

God will not go forth with that man who goeth forth in his own strength. – Charles Spurgeon

If you want to be popular, preach happiness. If you want to be unpopular, preach holiness. – Leonard Ravenhill

We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions. – Ronald Reagan

It is much easier to wear a cross than to bear a cross. – Leonard Ravenhill

We should not be entertained by the sins for which Christ died. – John MacArthur

I have never once feared the devil, but I tremble every time I enter the pulpit. – John Knox

Be careful not to measure your holiness by other people’s sins. – Martin Luther

A wife who is 85% faithful to her husband is not faithful at all. There is no such thing as part-time loyalty to Jesus Christ. – Vance Havner

Worry is a down payment on a problem you may never have. – Tony Evans

Atheism is a strange thing. Even the devils never fell into that vice. – Charles Spurgeon

To be right with God has often meant to be in trouble with men. – A.W. Tozer

Nowhere in Scripture is tolerance held up as a virtue. – John Bevere

Do something drastic to your sin, or your sin will do something drastic to you. – Levi Lusko

Winners of souls must first be weepers of souls. – Charles Spurgeon

In the history of the church and in my experience, no one has been harder to reach for Christ than a false Christian. – John MacArthur

Idols in our midst…. either we smash them or we serve them. – Dr. Michael Brown

If you are a Christian, your search for approval should be over. – David Jeremiah

There are some who say they’re saved before they have any sense of what it means to be lost. – John MacArthur

I am convinced that the Church of Jesus Christ is literally jammed full of people who aren’t Christians and don’t know it. – John MacArthur


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Hello! I quite enjoyed reading these quotes. I didn’t read all of them but so far I am inspired to really go and strengthen my walk with God and become a more humble person. (I have a lot of work to do, though) I just wanted to point out that you misspelled ”thy” in this quote: There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, They will be… Read more »