We are here to love. Not much else matters.
– Francis Chan –
I never got away from Jesus and him crucified. When my people were gripped by this great evangelical doctrine of Christ and him crucified, I had no need to give them instructions about morality. I found that one followed as the sure and inevitable fruit of the other.
– David Brainerd –
Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
– Paul –
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
God says to give thanks in everything. That doesn’t mean you need to give thanks FOR everything. You don’t need to give thanks FOR that bad day. Or FOR that bad relationship. Or being passed over at work. Financial hardship. Whatever it is—you are not to give thanks FOR the difficulties, but rather IN the difficulties. That is a very important distinction, and one I think we often miss. Giving thanks IN everything shows a heart of faith that God is bigger than the difficulties and that He can use them, if you approach Him with the right heart and spirit, for your good and His glory.
–Tony Evans –
God isn’t asking you to be thankful. He’s asking you to give thanks. There’s a big difference. One response involves emotions, the other your choices, your decisions about a situation, your intent, your step of faith.
– Joni Eareckson Tada –
Satan watches for those vessels that sail without a convoy.
– George Swinnock –
A Christian life proves itself not in words, but character. No one is a Christian without character.
– Dietrich Bonhoeffer –
It is Christ Himself, not the Bible, who is the true Word of God. The Bible, read in the right spirit … will bring us to Him.
– CS Lewis –
Trying to do the Lord’s work in your own strength is the most confusing, exhausting, and tedious of all work. But when you are filled with the Holy Spirit, then the ministry of Jesus just flows out of you.
– Corrie Ten Boom –