Would that God would make hell so real to us that we cannot rest; heaven so real that we must have men there, Christ so real that our supreme motive and aim shall be to make the Man of Sorrows the Man of Joy by the conversion to him of many. ~ Hudson Taylor (former missionary)
God doesn’t owe us anything–yet in His grace, He still gives us good things. ~ Billy Graham
He sees the perils that are in our path that we cannot see. He speaks to us in mercy and grace and He builds us up to meet the dangers and be prepared to receive the things we could not wisely use today. There are many things which we can employ tomorrow that we cannot wisely use today. ~ A.A. Conrad
Great Story: Religion CAUSES Conflict and Strife
“Only God can fully satisfy the hungry heart of man.” ~ Hugh Black
“The world will never starve for want of wonders.” ~ Gilbert Keith Chesterton
“Beauty is God’s handwriting.” ~ Charles Kingsley
“I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how he could look up into the heavens and say there is no God.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
“The universe is centered on neither the earth nor the sun. It is centered on God.”~ Alfred Noyes
“We shall steer safely through every storm, so long as our heart is right, our intention fervent, our courage steadfast, and our trust fixed on God.” ~ St. Francis De Sales
“Without the Way there is no going; without the Truth there is no knowing; without the Life there is no living.” ~ Thomas A Kempis
“Is your place a small place? Tend it with care; He set you there. Is your place a large place? Guard it with care! He set you there. Whate’er your place, it is not yours alone, but His who set you there.” ~ John Oxenham
“I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.” ~ George Washington Carver
“To fall in love with God is the greatest of all romances; to seek him, the greatest adventure; to find him, the greatest human achievement.” ~ Raphael Simon
“Our God is at home with the rolling spheres, And at home with broken hearts.” ~ M. P. Ferguson
“If God shuts one door, he opens another.” ~ Irish Proverb
“Is not my Word like fire.” declares the Lord, “And like a hammer that breaks a rock to pieces?” GOD’S WORD ~ Jeremiah 23:29
God is Mysterious: “You can’t analyze God. He is too awesome, too big, too mysterious,” writes C.S. Lewis. “I know now, Lord, why you utter no answer. You Yourself are the answer.”
GOD IS ALL POWERFUL . . . So He can help you with everything.
“O Sovereign LORD!. You have made the heavens and earth by Your great power. Nothing is too hard for You!” ~ Jeremiah 32:17
So He is always with you. GOD IS PRESENT EVERYWHERE . . .”Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from Your presence? If I go up to the heavens, You are there; if I make my bed in the depth, You are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there Your hand will guide me. Your right hand will hold me fast.” ~ Psalm 139:7-10 So joyfully submit to His will.
Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom; You are exalted as head over all. Wealth and honor come from You; You are the ruler of all things. In Your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all.” ~ I Chronicles 29:29:11,12 (NIV)
GOD IS LOVE . . .So He is unconditionally committed to your well-being. “May your roots go down deep into the soil of God’s marvelous love. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long ,how high, and how deep His love really is.” ~ Ephesians 3:17, 18
GOD’S LOVE: “If you took the love of all the best mothers and fathers who ever lived (think about that for a moment) — all the goodness, kindness, patience, fidelity, wisdom, tenderness, strength and love — and united all those virtues in one person, that person would only be a faint shadow of the love and mercy in the heart of God for you and me.” ~ Brennan Manning
“One of the most arduous spiritual tasks is that of giving up control and allowing the Spirit of God to lead our lives.” ~ Henri Nouwen
“God loves you just the way you are, but he refuses to leave you that way. He wants you to be just like Jesus.” ~ Max Lucado
ATTRIBUTES OF GOD
- Because God is spirit…I will seek intimate fellowship with Him.
- Because God is all-powerful…He can help me with anything.
- Because God is ever-present…He is always with me.
- Because God knows everything…I will go to Him with all my questions and concerns.
- Because God is sovereign…I will joyfully submit to His will.
- Because God is holy…I will devote myself to Him in purity, worship and service.
- Because God is absolute truth…I will believe what He says and live accordingly.
- Because God is righteous…I will live by His standards.
- Because God is just…He will treat me fairly.
- Because God is love…He is unconditionally committed to my well-being. Because God is merciful…He forgives me of my sins when I sincerely confess them.
- Because God is faithful…I will trust Him to always keep His promises.
- Because God never changes…my future is secure and eternal.
~ Dr. William R. Bright
“God does not come to us in nicely defined, rationally explained, thought categories. God does not fit Himself into our theological text books. The Hebrew God breaks all the rules. He is near, yet transcendent; clothed in human form, yet holy; more terrifying than can be imagined, yet compassionate; invisible, yet revealed; judging, yet merciful; sovereign, yet humble. No matter where you look, God breaks the molds.” ~ Skip Moen
“I used to ask God to help me. Then I asked if I might help Him. I ended up asking God to do His work through me.” ~ Hudson Taylor
Good Question: Why Does God Allow Acts of Terror?
“We are either in the process of resisting God’s truth or in the process of being shaped and molded by His truth.” ~ Charles Stanley
“An infinite God can give all of Himself to each of His children. He does not distribute Himself that each may have a part, but to each one He gives all of Himself as full as if there were no others.” ~ A. W. Tozer
“Man finds it hard to get what he wants because he does not want the best. God finds it hard to give because He would give the best and man will not take it.” ~ George McDonald
“I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to men. All the good from the Savior of the world is communicated to us through this book.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
“To say that I am made in the image of God is to say that love is the reason for my existence, for God is love.” ~ Thomas A Kempis
“Through the clouds of midnight, this bright promise shone: ‘I will never leave thee, never leave thee alone.'” ~ Anonymous
“What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear. What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer.” ~ Joseph Scriven