Devotional Quotes

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Charles Haddon Spurgeon
“Nothing teaches us about the preciousness of the Creator as much as when we learn the emptiness of everything else.”
Charles Spurgeon, Morning and Evening, Based on the English Standard Version

Eric Ludy
“I don't even know her yet..but if she could see me right now, I'd want her to know that I love her”
Eric Ludy, When Dreams Come True: A Love Story Only God Could Write

Frederick Buechner
“And now brothers, I will ask you a terrible question, and God knows I ask it also of myself. Is the truth beyond all truths, beyond the stars, just this: that to live without him is the real death, that to die with him the only life?”
Frederick Buechner, The Magnificent Defeat

Oswald Chambers
“There are certain things we must not pray about - moods, for instance. Moods never go by praying, moods go by kicking.”
Oswald Chambers

Nancy N. Rue
“Why miss out on what God has in store for you while you’re trying to get in on his plan for somebody else? Your plans are the best—for YOU—and so is your personality. You’re so worth it”
Nancy Rue, That Is SO Me: 365 Days of Devotions: Flip-Flops, Faith, and Friends

Frederick Buechner
“Our father. We have killed him, and we will kill him again, and our world will kill him. And yet he is there. It is he who listens at the door. It is he who is coming. It is our father who is about to be born. Through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Frederick Buechner, The Magnificent Defeat

Charles Haddon Spurgeon
“I must take care above all that I cultivate communion with Christ, for though that can never be the basis of my peace - mark that - yet it will be the channel of it.”
Charles Spurgeon

Suzanne DeWitt Hall
“Death is the process by which all our filters for perception are removed, when instead of losing contact with creation we are finally able to perceive it as it truly is, on all levels. From electric hazes of energy to swirling microorganisms to the magnetic pull of atomic structures. We will experience a cosmic give and take, exchanges of oxygen and consumption, of rotting and growth and feeding, of colors undreamt of by our limited cones and rods. We will see smells and lie down on a moving bed of cilia.”
Suzanne DeWitt Hall, Where True Love Is: An Affirming Devotional for LGBTQI+ Individuals and Their Allies

Jocelyn Soriano
“Sometimes, all we need is just one person who believes in us and who will never give up on us. Someone who sees beyond our weaknesses, beyond our faults. Who knows that though we walk in darkness, we can still find our way into the light.”
Jocelyn Soriano, 366 Days of Compassion: One Year Devotional

Deborah Brodie
“You are only willing to suffer the cost of your dream when you understand the value of your dream.”
Deborah Brodie

Jocelyn Soriano
“How do you wipe away pain? You don’t. You put in tenderness, compassion and joy. You cling to hope and then you offer everything to God. And you wait, with faith you see all things anew – light shines out from darkness, happiness grows through every pain, and all things become indeed so very beautiful in His time.”
Jocelyn Soriano, 366 Days of Compassion: One Year Devotional

Jocelyn Soriano
“Love has a certain element of tenderness, which alone pierces through the heart and binds us more intimately than any force in the universe ever can.”
Jocelyn Soriano, 366 Days of Compassion: One Year Devotional

Jocelyn Soriano
“It isn’t violence that can break through our hearts. It isn’t force that binds us and keeps us together. Only tenderness has the power to accomplish what the fullness of love desires to do. Tenderness that approaches us little by little, and handles our feelings with the deepest affection and delight. Tenderness that is willing to wait for the right time until we are ready and we are no longer afraid.”
Jocelyn Soriano, 366 Days of Compassion: One Year Devotional

John Snyder
“Studying a book that was finished nearly two thousand years ago may appear to some like an interesting but somewhat impractical pursuit. Quaint and antiquarian, the diligent examination of the Bible might seem better suited to an old seminary professor or a historian. We probably never actually talk this way, but we are all tempted to think like this when the busy cares of life press in on us. Reading the Bible gets placed on a mental shelf of good intentions, where it remains admired, not seriously examined and applied.”
John Snyder, Behold Your God Student Workbook: The Twelve-Week Study Companion to Behold Your God

Jocelyn Soriano
“The deepest wounds of the soul are healed only by compassion... People do not merely need to be clothed, they need to be embraced with love. A love that enters into their own fears and frailty, a love that suffers with them and stays with them through their darkest hour.”
Jocelyn Soriano, 366 Days of Compassion: One Year Devotional

Richard J. Foster
“The purpose of the Disciplines is freedom. Our aim is the freedom, not the Discipline. The moment we make the Discipline our central focus we will turn it into law and lose the corresponding freedom....Let us forever center on Christ and view the Spiritual Disciplines as a way of drawing us closer to His heart.”
Richard J. Foster, Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth

Jocelyn Soriano
“There at the cross, we see all pain and darkness conquered in such a way that it is defeated forever. Not by disregarding it. Not by denying it. But by giving value even to our tears. By loving everything about us, including our very worst hurts.”
Jocelyn Soriano, 366 Days of Compassion: One Year Devotional

“When it comes to believing in the important things in life (like love, hope, justice, peace) we have a hard time proving they are real things. We cannot put love in a beaker over a Bunsen burner and watch it prove its existence to us. We believe in love because we have faith that it is there. Our faith in love is not blind faith. Though we cannot prove love is real, we have reasons for believing that it is. It’s the same with God. No one can prove God’s existence, but we can have faith in the evidence that we do have." (Life Hacks, p.18)”
Jon Morrison, Life Hacks: Nine Ideas That Will Change How You Do Everything

“The greatest thing in all the world is loving. The second greatest in all the world is learning.”
George H. Morrison, Addresses by The Reverend George H. Morrison: "The Afterglow of God" and "The Gateways to the Stars"

Jocelyn Soriano
“I hope you remember that you always have a place to hide, away from the noise of the world, away from all that dares to wound your heart. You can always hide within the merciful heart of God.”
Jocelyn Soriano, 366 Days of Compassion: One Year Devotional

John Snyder
“This study is written with the conviction that our fundamental need in Western Christianity is to repent of our low and unworthy views of God, to return to the biblical descriptions of the true God, and to risk it all in order to live upon Who He is.”
John Snyder, Behold Your God Student Workbook: The Twelve-Week Study Companion to Behold Your God

Oswald Chambers
“... God loved me not because I was lovable, but because it was His nature to do so.”
Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest

“Our devotion should center on the cause of the oppressed, the tyrannized, the humiliated and hurt masses that have no place at the table, given the system that is at hand.”
Henry Johnson Jr

Georgette Heyer
“Within a month of their taking up their residence in Half Moon Street, it had been borne in upon his lordship that his wife was no more fit to carve her way through life than the kitten he called her. His lordship, who had never known responsibility, or shown the least ability to regulate his own career on respectable lines, found himself sole lord and master of a confiding little creature who placed implicit faith in his judgement, and relied upon him not only to guide her footsteps, but to rescue her from the consequences of her own ignorance. A man with a colder heart than Sherry's would have shrugged and turned a blind eye to his wife's difficulties. But the Viscount's heart was not cold, and just as his protective instinct had one night made him search all night through the woods at Sheringham Place for a favorite dog which had dug deep into a rabbit burrow and had been trapped there, so it compelled him to take such care of his Hero as occurred to him. She had always looked up and adored him, and while he took this for granted he was by no means oblivious to it, and did his best to be kind to her. He was amused, but a little touched, to discover that no deeper felicity was known to her than to go about in his company; she would grow out of that soon enough, he supposed, quite forgetting that when she had shown a willingness to go out with Lord Wrotham the instinct of possessiveness in him had led him to discourage such practices in no uncertain manner.”
Georgette Heyer, Friday's Child

“When scorn and ridicule come, we never have to bury our heads in our hands or lash out in hatred. Jesus has gone before. Because He endured the scorn for joy, we can too.”
Michael Card, A Violent Grace

Andrew Murray
“The giver is more than the gift; God is more than the blessing. And our being kept waiting on Him is the only way for our learning to find our life and joy in Himself. Oh, if God’s children only knew what a glorious God they have, and what a privilege it is to be linked in fellowship with Him, then they would rejoice in Him! Even when He keeps them waiting, they will learn to understand better than ever. ”Therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious unto you.” His waiting will be the highest proof of His graciousness.”
Andrew Murray, Waiting on God

Phillip Michael Garner
“The chasm between God and humanity will be bridged by God's self.”
Phillip Michael Garner, Everyday Thoughts

Phillip Michael Garner
“Human beings were not created to rule over one another; we are not fit to rule over one another.”
Phillip Michael Garner, Everyday Thoughts

“To those who worship Him with single-minded devotion, the Lord offers complete security and protection.”
Dada J. P. Vaswani

“Neither a study of the scriptures, nor charity, nor rituals, rites or sacrifices can help us attain God. What is required is single-minded devotion.”
Dada J. P. Vaswani

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