Divine Nature Quotes

Quotes tagged as "divine-nature" (showing 1-12 of 12)
George MacDonald
“I fear you will never arrive at an understanding of God so long as you cannot bring yourself to see the good that often comes as a result of pain. For there is nothing, from the lowest, weakest tone of suffering to the loftiest acme of pain, to which God does not respond. There is nothing in all the universe which does not in some way vibrate within the heart of God. No creature suffers alone; He suffers with His creatures and through it is in the process of bringing His sons and daughters through the cleansing and glorifying fires, without which the created cannot be made the very children of God, partakers of the divine nature and peace.”
George MacDonald, The Marquis' Secret

Hassan Blasim
“...I believe in dreams more than I believe in God. Dreams get into you and leave, then come back with new fruit, but God is just a vast desert.”
Hassan Blasim, The Iraqi Christ

Jaeda DeWalt
“It's tempting to tether ourselves to the familiar comfort of the way things are, but fulfillment is often discovered in the unpredictable and unknown. We can serve ourselves and our universe, best, when we can take the journey that takes us from the limited desire of our ego, to the ever-expanding love and wisdom, of our divine nature.”
Jaeda DeWalt

Eknath Easwaran
“….You are an exalted creature, with a spark of the divine within you that nothing you do can extinguish; and you have been granted life in order to give, because it is in giving that we receive....”
Eknath Easwaran, Take Your Time: How to Find Patience, Peace, and Meaning

“The crucial distinction can be discerned by differentiating between deification, an ontological sharing in the Godhead in which the human literally becomes divine, and theosis, a participation in the life of God the Father through union with Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit which the human becomes truly human.”
Marcus Peter Johnson, One with Christ: An Evangelical Theology of Salvation

C. JoyBell C.
“All people want to belong to some sort of hierarchy. Allow me to explain. The rich want to be the richest; the poor want to be the smartest; those who are both rich and smart want to be the better persons; the better persons want to go to heaven; those who are in heaven will look down upon those who are in hell... there is always some kind of hierarchy desired by everyone; even by those who claim the opposite of this. So how do you find true divinity? Divinity is found in those who reach down low; because it is those who are above who must reach down low, while it is those who are below who must constantly reach for what is above! And this is divinity. What is divine, is what will have a curiosity in what is below. There is no fear of becoming "tainted"; because what is lesser can never really taint what is greater. it is what is greater than is able to transform what is lesser. The alchemist must first find the mud, pick it up, before she is able to transform it into diamond.”
C. JoyBell C.

Jennifer Arnett
“Every few days the sea delivers us gifts, and I am convinced that there is something of the divine nature in this process. Often I have prayed for a jacket, a bucket, or a handsaw, but instead I find one single flip-flop. Many times it has left my heart bitter, but then I find some useful purpose for my found treasure. Maybe the sea doesn’t give me what I want, but what I need.”
Jennifer Arnett, Day One: A Novella

Corey M.K. Hughes
“God Provides by divine Power through knowledge of His Promises so that we Participate in divine nature in godliness.”
Corey M.K. Hughes

Lao Tzu
“The grace of Tao
and divine nature (Te)
are not ordered
but eternal spontaneous
action of the One”
Lao Tzu & A J Girling - translator

Lailah Gifty Akita
“God is the Creator of all dreams.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

James C. Dobson
“Thus, we knew at the onset of the sexual revolution back in 1968 that this day of disease and promiscuity would come. It is here, and what we do with our situation will determine how much we and our children will suffer in the future. God created the moral basis for the universe before He made the heavens and the earth. His concept of right and wrong was not an afterthought that came along with the Ten Commandments. No, it was an expression of God’s divine nature and was in force before “the beginning.”
James C. Dobson, Life on the Edge: The Next Generation's Guide to a Meaningful Future

Nicholas M. Cuono Sr.
“Power and knowledge are funny things if you have no idea how to handle them. But God gives every man, woman, and child the opportunity to share in His divine nature and to live for an eternity. We are part of the infinite wonders of His inconceivable love for us, and we will share in His total power and knowledge if we pass this test.”
Nicholas M. Cuono Sr., This Is His House and These Are His Rules