Quotes About Will Of God

Quotes tagged as "will-of-god" (showing 1-30 of 35)
Elisabeth Elliot
“Our vision is so limited we can hardly imagine a love that does not show itself in protection from suffering.... The love of God did not protect His own Son.... He will not necessarily protect us - not from anything it takes to make us like His Son. A lot of hammering and chiseling and purifying by fire will have to go into the process.”
Elisabeth Elliot

Elisabeth Elliot
“When ours are interrupted, his are not. His plans are proceeding exactly as scheduled, moving us always (including those minutes or hours or years which seem most useless or wasted or unendurable).”
Elisabeth Elliot, Passion and Purity: Learning to Bring Your Love Life Under Christ's Control

Thaddeus of Vitovnica
“One must love God first, and only then can one love one's closest of kin and neighbors. We must not be idols to one another, for such is not the will of God.”
Thaddeus of Vitovnica, Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives: The Life and Teachings of Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica

Israelmore Ayivor
“There is no other way to determine the difference between the will of God and the crafts of satan... Jesus is the way, the truth and the life... The Holy Spirit of God is the Comforter...”
Israelmore Ayivor

“The will of God is sweet tonight, altogether ‘good and acceptable and perfect.’ The considerate love of the Lord Jesus for us seems such a kind thing now. I know it has always been so, but somehow I didn’t see how wise it was when it didn’t seem kind… Remind me of this when I cannot regard His love as considerate some time.”
Jim Elliot

Christopher Hitchens
“One of the questions asked by al-Balkhi, and often repeated to this day, is this: Why do the children of Israel continue to suffer? My grandmother Dodo thought it was because the goyim were jealous. The seder for Passover (which is a shame-faced simulacrum of a Hellenic question-and-answer session, even including the wine) tells the children that it's one of those things that happens to every Jewish generation. After the Shoah or Endlösung or Holocaust, many rabbis tried to tell the survivors that the immolation had been a punishment for 'exile,' or for insufficient attention to the Covenant. This explanation was something of a flop with those whose parents or children had been the raw material for the 'proof,' so for a time the professional interpreters of god's will went decently quiet. This interval of ambivalence lasted until the war of 1967, when it was announced that the divine purpose could be discerned after all. How wrong, how foolish, to have announced its discovery prematurely! The exile and the Shoah could now both be understood, as part of a heavenly if somewhat roundabout scheme to recover the Western Wall in Jerusalem and other pieces of biblically mandated real estate.

I regard it as a matter of self-respect to spit in public on rationalizations of this kind. (They are almost as repellent, in their combination of arrogance, masochism, and affected false modesty, as Edith Stein's 'offer' of her life to expiate the regrettable unbelief in Jesus of her former fellow Jews.) The sage Jews are those who have put religion behind them and become in so many societies the leaven of the secular and the atheist.”
Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22: A Memoir

Thérèse de Lisieux
“Qu'importe, mon Dieu, que je brûle toute l'éternité en enfer, si c'est ta volonté.”
Thérèse de Lisieux

Kevin DeYoung
“My fear is that of all the choices people face today, the one they rarely consider is, "How can I serve most effectively and fruitfully in the local church?" I wonder if the abundance of opportunities to explore today is doing less to help make well-rounded disciples of Christ and more to help Christians avoid long term responsibility and have less long-term impact.”
Kevin DeYoung, Just Do Something: A Liberating Approach to Finding God's Will

“Relinquishing selfish wants, one is free to allow others to travel their own paths under the will of God. (18)”
Prem Prakash, The Yoga of Spiritual Devotion A Modern Translation of the Narada Bhakti Sutras

Israelmore Ayivor
“Whatever you dream, you can achieve it provided it is the will of God for you. Once the Lord Jehovah is in approval of it, just dream it; He placed the power in you to do it abundantly!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Shaping the dream

William Lane Craig
“So how do you find out what God thinks? The Christian says, you look in the Bible. And the Bible tells us that God forbids homosexual acts. Therefore, they are wrong.

So basically the reasoning goes like this:

(1) We are all obligated to do God’s will.

(2) God’s will is expressed in the Bible.

(3) The Bible forbids homosexual behavior.

(4) Therefore, homosexual behavior is against God’s will, or is wrong.”
William Lane Craig

R.C. Sproul
“I cannot read God's mind, however I can read God's Word.”
R.C. Sproul

“When one submits himself to the Lord to do His will, God begins to unfold step by step that which is His will for His child. Get this cardinal fact in mind: God can speak loud enough to make a willing soul hear, but God cannot speak loud enough to reveal His will to an unwilling soul. Willingness to do God's will is a prerequisite to knowing that will.”
J. Dwight Pentecost

Simone Weil
“The sum of the particular intentions of God is the universe itself.”
Simone Weil

Israelmore Ayivor
“Pursuing a dream without God’s approval is as dangerous as walking on a rope bridge over a big gutter? Guess the end….!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Shaping the dream

“In his sufferings, Job has learned that God is greater than his theology. This is a truth we all need to learn. We tend to think we know how God will act in every situation. And the moment we have God neatly confined in our little theological box. He does something surprising!”
Ray C. Stedman, Let God Be God: Life-Changing Truths from the Book of Job

“If it's God's will, It will be.”
hannah Faith

Teresa of Ávila
“Give me, if you will, prayers;
Or let me know dryness,
An abudance of devotion,
Or if not, then barrenness.
In you alone, Sovereign Majesty,
I find my peace,
What do you want of me?
Yours I am, fo ryou I was born:
What do you want of me?”
Teresa of Ávila

Jerry Bridges
“Holiness has to do with more than mere acts. Our motives must be holy, that is, arising from a desire to do something simply because it is the will of God. Our thoughts should be holy, since they are known to God even before they are formed in our minds.”
Jerry Bridges, The Pursuit of Holiness

“Success is guaranteed for any person who does the will of God. Success is fulfilling God’s will on earth.”
Sunday Adelaja

Enock Maregesi
“Natafuta mwanamke mwenye utu, wema, uaminifu na tabia njema – sifa ambazo ataendelea kuwa nazo hata uzeeni. Sifa hizi zinaweza kubadilika kwa sababu ya maisha au kwa sababu ya mapenzi ya Mungu, lakini mabadiliko haya hayatakuwepo kwa haraka. Sura haidumu. Tabia hudumu.”
Enock Maregesi

Enock Maregesi
“Hakuna mtu mwenye akili timamu anayetaka mabaya katika maisha yake. Mwanamume atake mwanamke mwenye matendo mema. Mwanamke atake mwanamume mwenye matendo mema. Misingi ya hasanati ni misingi ya utu. Tukiishi katika misingi ya utu, misingi ya matendo mema, tutaishi sawasawa na mapenzi ya Mungu. Kila mtu anapaswa kuishi na mke au mume aliye mwema.”
Enock Maregesi

“Helping people is the action step that unlocks knowledge of the will of the Lord. The circumstances about which we are concerned have people in them. In fact, the key to solving our circumstances is being the Lord's person to the people in those circumstances. Few of the questions we have about guidance are purely personal, unrelated to others.”
Lloyd John Ogilvie, God's Will in Your Life

“The purpose of life is to fulfill the will of God.”
Sunday Adelaja

“Everything that is online is not necessarily in line.”
Johnnie Dent Jr.

“God, Lincoln believed, is seen more clearly events that in nature, though He maybe seen there also. It is a majestic thing, thought Lincoln, for a person to be RESPONSIBLE.”
Elton Trueblood, Abraham Lincoln: Lessons in Spiritual Leadership

Paul Silway
“Begin with the will you know before looking for the will you don’t know.”
Paul Silway, Heaven I - Paradise: The City and Throne

Nikos Kazantzakis
“To do the will of God means to do my own most deeply hidden will. Within even the most unworthy of men there is a servant of God, asleep.”
Nikos Kazantzakis, Saint Francis

“Anything that will enable us to express greater life, greater happiness, greater power--so long as it does not harm anyone--must be the Will of God for us.”
Ernest Holmes, The Science of Mind

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