The Will of God never takes you to where the Grace of God will not protect you.
Circumstances are the rulers of the weak; they are but the instruments of the wise.
I will accept this office, but no crown must be put on my head and I must never be called king.
I cannot wear a crown of gold where Christ wore one of thorns,
nor will I be called king in the land where once lived the King of Kings.
~Godfrey of Bouillion
(his response after being chosen king for the Holy Land)
…men cannot be always fighting. A breathing spell today gives tomorrow’s struggle new zest.
~To Have and To Hold (book)
You are as much serving God in looking after your own children, and training them
up in God’s fear, and minding the house, and making your household a church for
God, as you would be if you had been called to lead an army to battle for the Lord of
The One who gave the vision still calls, and what God calls us to do He gives the grace to accomplish.
You cannot love a fellow creature fully until you love God.
I have learned to kiss the wave that strikes me against the Rock of Ages.
Truth does not fear the closest investigation. It does not shun the light, but courts it. It is the evil one and his emissaries who love darkness and secrecy, and act under the cloak of mysticism.
Give me the Gospel, and let me be culturally awkward.
Why should souls who are quickened with Jesus, wear the grave clothes of worldliness and unbelief? Rise, for the Lord is risen.
The righteous may fall, yet he will not be ‘utterly cast down.’ The flax may not burn brightly, yet smoke will evidence that it has not quite gone out. Life in the believer may wane to a low ebb, yet sooner or later it will give proof that it is still there.