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God is God. Because He is God, He is worthy of my trust and obedience. I will find rest nowhere but in His holy will, a will that is unspeakably beyond my largest notions of what He is up to.

    Topics: God, Obedience, Trust

I really don't think ... you are in a bargaining position with God. He is the Master. He is the Commanding Officer. It is not for you to have input. It is simply for you to accept the orders as the orders are given.

    Topics: God, Obedience

The world looks for happiness through self-assertion. The Christian knows that joy is found in self-abandonment. 'If a man will let himself be lost for My sake,' Jesus said, 'he will find his true self.'

    Topics: Happiness, Joy

Heaven is not here, it's There. If we were given all we wanted here, our hearts would settle for this world rather than the next. God is forever luring us up and away from this one, wooing us to Himself and His still invisible Kingdom, where we will certainly find what we so keenly long for.

    Topics: Heaven
    Source: Keep a Quiet Heart .

Holiness has never been the driving force of the majority. It is, however, mandatory for anyone who wants to enter the kingdom.

    Topics: Holiness

Until the will and the affections are brought under the authority of Christ, we have not begun to understand, let alone to accept, His lordship.

    Topics: Humility, Authority

We must quit bending the Word to suit our situation. It is we who must be bent to that Word, our necks that must bow under the yoke.

    Topics: Humility

While I disparage the exercise of "building one's self-esteem" I indulge in it every time I imagine myself free from the defects I perceive in someone else.

    Topics: Hypocrisy
    Source: Secure in the Everlasting Arms, Revell, 2002

Experience has taught me that the Shepherd is far more willing to show His sheep the path than the sheep are to follow. He is endlessly merciful, patient, tender, and loving. If we, His stupid and wayward sheep, really want to be led, we will without fail be led. Of that I am sure.

    Topics: Leadership

The God who created, names and numbers the stars in the heavens also numbers the stars of my head. He pays attention to very big things and to very small ones. What matters to me matters to Him, and that changes my life.

    Topics: Life

Let not our longings slay the appetite of our living.

    Topics: Life

Self-pity is a death that has no resurrection, a sinkhole from which no rescuing hand can drag you because you have chosen to sink.

    Topics: Life, Self-pity

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