In prayer, it is better to have a heart without words - than words without a heart.
What wings are to a bird, what fruit is to the tree, what the rose is to the thorn, that is praise to a child of God.
In true Christianity, there are no short-term commitments and no escape clauses.
In order to receive grace, you must accept Jesus. Not the idea of Jesus, but the actual Jesus; the One who calls you to leave everything behind. The One who says that you must carry your cross, the One who spoke truth in the face of deceit. The Christ who clung unto a world that had let go long ago, Jesus who calls us beloved. If grace is an ocean, you must jump in!
A great white throne: Great, because of the causes that will be decided there ... white, because of its immaculate purity ... a throne, because a King will sit there.
-F. B. Meyer
Take up the Bible, ask the Holy Spirit for help, lay the promises up in your heart, and fight the good fight — to live by faith in future grace.
Circumstances don't create character; they reveal character.
Only men who ken their weakness, find their strength in Christ alone.
God's plans reach from an eternity past to an eternity to come. Let Him take His own time.
-William S. Plumer
The burden God places on each of us is to become who we are meant to be. We are most fully ourselves when Christ most fully lives in us and through us. The mother shines brightest with her child in her arms, the father when he forgives his wandering son, and the artist when he or she is drawing attention to grace, by showing the pinprick of light overcoming the darkness in the painting, or the story, or the song. The world knows darkness. Christ came into the world to show us light. I have seen it, have been blinded by it, invaded by it. I will tell its story.