"Salvation is a free gift."
"When you work with integrity, you honor the Lord."
"Unfortunately, we remember our failures far more than God’s faithfulness."
"Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children."
"Alleged "impossibilities" are opportunities for our capacities to be stretched."
"Laughter is the most beautiful and beneficial therapy God ever granted humanity."
"The difference between something good and something great is attention to detail."
"When I think of vision, I have in mind the ability to see above and beyond the majority."
"The swift wind of compromise is a lot more devastating than the sudden jolt of misfortune."
"A family is a place where principles are hammered and honed on the anvil of everyday living."
"When you have vision it affects your attitude. Your attitude is optimistic rather than pessimistic."
"God’s Word helps us anticipate the opportunities instead of recognizing them later with regret."
"The beautiful thing about this adventure called faith is that we can count on Him never to lead us astray."
"Encouragement is awesome. It (can) actually change the course of another person's day, week, or life."
"Someone has said that there are over 7,000 promises in the Bible. Have you claimed one this past week? Two? Do I hear five?"
"Joy is contagious—so build relationships with friends whose lives exhibit their confidence in God. Pray for each other that your joy in Christ would continue to increase."
"If you are having difficulty loving or relating to an individual, take him to God. Bother the Lord with this person. Don't you be bothered with him - leave him at the throne."
"The secret of living a life of excellence is merely a matter of thinking thoughts of excellence. Really, it's a matter of programming our minds with the kind of information that will set us free."
"We cannot change our past. We can not change the fact that people act in a certain way. We can not change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude."
"The habit of always putting off an experience until you can afford it, or until the time is right, or until you know how to do it is one of the greatest burglars of joy. Be deliberate, but once you've made up your mind-jump in."
"Few things are more infectious than a godly lifestyle. The people you rub shoulders with everyday need that kind of challenge. Not prudish. Not preachy. Just cracker jack clean living. Just honest to goodness, bone - deep, non-hypocritical integrity."
"A saying I heard years ago: 'It doesn't matter what you do. Just do something, even if it's wrong!' That's the most stupid counsel I've ever heard. Never do what's wrong! Do nothing until it's right. Then do it with all your might. That's wise counsel."
"Kindness is something you and I can do today. A gentle response. Being the first to forgive. Giving the gift of time, compassion, and thoughtfulness. In ordinary ways, we can give ourselves away and, by doing so, model God’s agape love. Remember 1 Corinthians 13:4—“Love is kind.”
"Heaven, our eternal destiny, is real. It isn’t a figment of our imagination or a state of mind; it’s a reality. Heaven is a literal place that Jesus is preparing for His own. He says so in John 14:3! He says, “I will come again and receive you to Myself.” That’s a direct promise from His lips. This is also the first mention of the rapture these disciples had ever heard."
"For as long as I have been in the ministry I have asked the Lord for a balance between a tender heart and a tough hide. It isn't an easy balance. In fact, the latter is more difficult to cultivate than the former. In order to be fully engaged in ministry, job number one is to have a tender heart. The challenge is developing a tough hide."
"In place of our exhaustion and spiritual fatigue, God will give us rest. All He asks is that we come to Him...that we spend a while thinking about Him, meditat ing on Him, talking to Him, listening in silence, occupying ourselves with Him - totally and thoroughly lost in the hiding place of His presence."
"If you're running a 26-mile marathon, remember that every mile is run one step at a time. If you are writing a book, do it one page at a time. If you're trying to master a new language, try it one word at a time. There are 365 days in the average year. Divide any project by 365 and you'll find that no job is all that intimidating."
"You want to mess up the minds of your children? Here's how - guaranteed! Rear them in a legalistic, tight context of external religion, where performance is more important than reality. Fake your faith. Sneak around and pretend your spirituality . Train your children to do the same. Embrace a long list of do's and don'ts publicly but hypocritically practice them privately... yet never own up to the fact that its hypocrisy. Act one way but live another. And you can count on it - emotional and spiritual damage will occur."
Create. Remember. Impart.
We can reveal our readiness for Christ’s
return in three ways.
Compiled by Thomas George