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Quotes About Christian Living

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John Wesley
“Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.”
John Wesley

John Piper
“God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him”
John Piper

Hans Urs von Balthasar
“What you are is God's gift to you, what you become is your gift to God.”
Hans Urs von Balthasar, Prayer

Elisabeth Elliot
“Faith does not eliminate questions. But faith knows where to take them.”
Elisabeth Elliot, A Chance to Die: The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael

David Platt
“Radical obedience to Christ is not easy... It's not comfort, not health, not wealth, and not prosperity in this world. Radical obedience to Christ risks losing all these things. But in the end, such risk finds its reward in Christ. And he is more than enough for us.”
David Platt, Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream

Max Lucado
“We may speak about a place where there are no tears, no death, no fear, no night; but those are just the benefits of heaven. The beauty of heaven is seeing God.”
Max Lucado, Experiencing the Heart of Jesus Workbook: Knowing His Heart, Feeling His Love

C.S. Lewis
“The Christian says, 'Creatures are not born with desires unless satisfaction for those desires exists. A baby feels hunger: well, there is such a thing as food. A duckling wants to swim: well, there is such a thing as water. Men feel sexual desire: well, there is such a thing as sex. If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world. If none of my earthly pleasures satisfy it, that does not prove that the universe is a fraud. Probably earthly pleasures were never meant to satisfy it, but only to arouse it, to suggest the real thing. If that is so, I must take care, on the one hand, never to despise, or to be unthankful for, these earthly blessings, and on the other, never to mistake them for the something else of which they are only a kind of copy, or echo, or mirage. I must keep alive in myself the desire for my true country, which I shall not find till after death; I must never let it get snowed under or turned aside; I must make it the main object of life to press on to that country and to help others to do the same.”
C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

Francis Chan
“True faith means holding nothing back. It means putting every hope in God's fidelity to His Promises.”
Francis Chan, Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God

Barbara  Cameron
“Worrying is arrogant because God knows what He's doing.”
Barbara Cameron, A Time to Heal

Amy Carmichael
“He said "Love...as I have loved you." We cannot love too much.”
Amy Carmichael

Henri J.M. Nouwen
“When we are securely rooted in personal intimacy with the source of life, it will be possible to remain flexible without being relativistic, convinced without being rigid, willing to confront without being offensive, gentle and forgiving without being soft, and true witnesses without being manipulative.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen

Barbara  Cameron
“Worry about tomorrow steals the joy from today.”
Barbara Cameron, A Time to Love

Amy Carmichael
“Satan is so much more in earnest than we are--he buys up the opportunity while we are wondering how much it will cost.”
Amy Carmichael

Madeleine L'Engle
“We live by revelation, as Christians, as artists, which means we must be careful never to get set into rigid molds. The minute we begin to think we know all the answers, we forget the questions, and we become smug like the Pharisee who listed all his considerable virtues, and thanked God that he was not like other men.

Unamuno might be describing the artist as well as the Christian as he writes, "Those who believe they believe in God, but without passion in the heart, without anguish of mind, without uncertainty, without doubt, and even at times without despair, believe only in the idea of God, and not in God himself.”
Madeleine L'Engle, Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art

Max Lucado
“Jesus tends to his people individually. He personally sees to our needs. We all receive Jesus' touch. We experience his care.”
Max Lucado, Experiencing the Heart of Jesus Workbook: Knowing His Heart, Feeling His Love

Amy Carmichael
“And shall I pray Thee change Thy will, my Father,
Until it be according unto mine?
But, no, Lord, no, that never shall be, rather
I pray Thee blend my human will with Thine.

I pray Thee hush the hurrying, eager longing,
I pray Thee soothe the pangs of keen desire—
See in my quiet places, wishes thronging—
Forbid them, Lord, purge, though it be with fire.”
Amy Carmichael

“We fear men so much, because we fear God so little.”
William Gurnall

Martin Luther
“The Christian shoemaker does his duty not by putting little crosses on the shoes, but by making good shoes, because God is interested in good craftsmanship.”
Martin Luther

C.S. Lewis
“The Christians are right: it is Pride which has been the chief cause of misery in every nation and every family since the world began.”
C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

Elisabeth Elliot
“Experience had quickly taught her that she could not survive the storms without the anchor of the constraining love of Christ and what she called the "Rock-counsciousness" of the promise given her, "He goeth before.”
Elisabeth Elliot, A Chance to Die: The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael

C.S. Lewis
“A sum can be put right: but only by going back till you find the error and working it afresh from that point, never by simply going on.”
C.S. Lewis, The Great Divorce

Oswald Chambers
“I have never met the man I could despair of after discerning what lies in me apart from the grace of God.”
Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest

Elisabeth Elliot
“[Amy Carmichael's] great longing was to have a "single eye" for the glory of God. Whatever might blur the vision God had give her of His work, whatever could distract or deceive or tempt other to seek anything but the Lord Jesus Himself she tried to eliminate.”
Elisabeth Elliot, A Chance to Die: The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael

Mark Driscoll
“Are you letting culture, not scripture, determine your sexuality, how you date, how you present yourself, how you engage in certain relationships with members of the opposite sex? We need to be very clear that the way we do life is different than the rest of the world.”
Mark Driscoll

Rick Warren
“As long as you do things for God, you are a Hall of Famer in heaven's list.”
Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?

Sara Evans
“I'm holding up, Lord willing and the creek don't rise.”
Sara Evans, Softly and Tenderly

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