A real Christian is an odd number, anyway. He feels supreme love for the One whom he has never seen; talks with familiarly every day to
Someone he cannot see; expects to go to heaven on the virtue of Another; empties himself in order to be full; admits he is wrong so he
can be declared right; goes down in order to get up; is strongest when he is weakest; richest when he is poorest and happiest when he feels the worst. He dies so he can live; forsakes in order to have; gives away so he can keep; sees the invisible; hears the inaudible' and knows that which passeth understanding.
- A.W. Tozer
Fairy tales are more than true — not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us dragons can be beaten.
The moment that we take a significant step of obedience, we will be tested.
If we have learned to be silent before the Word, we shall also learn to manage our silence and our speech during the day."
When Jesus Christ is magnified, Believers are unified.
There is sweet joy in feeling that God knows all and, notwithstanding, loves us still.
-J. Hudson Taylor
Peace is not a gift that passes from Christ the giver to us the receivers. His peace is ours because he is ours, and the peace he is experiencing we are experiencing. Our experience of peace is his peace in us because he is in us. Similarly his strength. Paul says, “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.” (Ephesians 6:10). Being “in the Lord” is the same as the branch being in the vine. The strength of the Lord is not merely a gift from him to us. When we are strong against the devil and sin, our strength is his strength. He is being strong in us. We are being strong "in the strength of his might."
Walking by faith will cause all of us to recognize that as children of God we are just pilgrims and strangers down here on this earth.
-J. Vernon McGee
If we followed you for a thousand years, we would need your grace just as much the next day, the next moment, as we did the first day we believed.
-prayer by Paul Tripp
It is easier to serve God without a vision, easier to work for God without a call because then you are not bothered by what God requires, common sense is your guide, veneered over with Christian sentiment. You will be more prosperous and successful, more leisure hearted, if you never realize the call of God. But if once you receive a commission from Jesus Christ, the memory of what God wants will always come like a goad, you will no longer be able to work for Him on the common-sense basis.