Will Of God Quotes

Quotes tagged as "will-of-god" (showing 1-30 of 45)
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

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

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

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

Jim Elliot
“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

“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

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

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

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

Chuck D
“Now what is the will of God? That's the big question. You can't say the will of God is to disrespect your fellow man. You can't say the will of God is to disrespect His creations, and you can't say the will of God is to disrespect the planet that you live on. You can say you're anything [any religion], but if your disrespect comes in any of those three categories, you're not anything, you're whack. I think the principles of religion start from there. Then you get into man's interpretation and bookology.”
Chuck D, Lyrics of a Rap Revolutionary, Vol. 1

Watchman Nee
“Prayer does not alter that which God has determined; it never changes anything. It merely achieves what He has already foreordained.”
Watchman Nee

George MacDonald
“She had turned thought and feeling into life, into reality, into creation. They speak of the _creations_ of the human intellect, of the human imagination! there is nothing man can do comes half so near the making of the Maker as the ordering of his way--except one thing: the highest creation of which man is capable, is to will the will of the Father. That _has_ in it an element of the purely creative, and then is man likest God. But simply to do what we ought, is an altogether higher, diviner, more potent, more creative thing, than to write the grandest poem, paint the most beautiful picture, carve the mightiest statue, build the most worshiping temple, dream out the most enchanting commotion of melody and harmony.”
George MacDonald, Mary Marston

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

“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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

George MacDonald
“She could now be sad without losing a jot of hope. Nay, rather, the least approach of sadness would begin at once to wake her hope. She regretted nothing that had come, nothing that had gone. She believed more and more that not anything worth having is ever lost; that even the most evanescent shades of feeling are safe for those who grow after their true nature, toward that for which they were made—in other and higher words, after the will of God.”
George MacDonald, Mary Marston

Enock Maregesi
“Mwanampotevu dunia ilimfundisha ndiyo maana akarudi kwa baba yake akiwa amenyooka, hakuwa na maadili mema. Yusufu dunia ilimfundisha ndiyo maana akawa waziri mkuu wa Misri, na ndiyo maana akaokoa familia yake kutokana na njaa, alikuwa na maadili mema. Heri kudharaulika kwa kutenda mema kuliko kudharaulika kwa kutenda maovu. Ukidharaulika kwa kutenda maovu hutaishi sawasawa na mapenzi ya Mungu. Ukidharaulika kwa kutenda mema Mungu atakuinua.”
Enock Maregesi

Enock Maregesi
“Kabla ya uasi, Mungu alimpa Shetani na wasaidizi wake ambao ni mapepo mamlaka makubwa juu ya kila kitu hapa duniani; kuanzia angahewa la dunia hadi ardhi ya dunia nzima nasi wakazi wake tukijumuishwa. Abadani tusisahau kwamba, kwa kiasi kikubwa, kupambana kwetu kama Paulo anavyosema ni dhidi ya hawa mapepo na mfalme wao ambaye ni Shetani. Tunaishi katika eneo ambapo hata wao wanaishi.

Hawa mapepo wabaya huwatumia maadui wa msalaba wa Yesu Kristo kutekeleza mipango yao kwa lengo la kuwaangamiza marafiki wote wa msalaba wa Yesu Kristo, wanashawishiwa kwa kiasi kikubwa na hizo mamlaka za kimapepo, na kwa sababu wamedanganywa, hawajui hata kidogo kama Shetani anawatumia! Inawezekana hawajatwaliwa na mapepo lakini wanashawishiwa na mapepo kutenda kinyume na mapenzi ya Mungu kwa wanadamu wote.”
Enock Maregesi

“Knowing your ignorance is far better than knowing what you know! Understanding the path and will of God is far better than mastering your own path.”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Robert Bolt
“Have patience, Margaret, and trouble not thyself. Death comes for us all; even at our birth—death does but stand aside a little. And every day he looks towards us and muses somewhat to himself whether that day or the next he will draw nigh. It is the law of nature and the will of God.”
Robert Bolt, A Man for All Seasons

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

Lailah Gifty Akita
“We are saved to live the rest of our earthly lives not for lustful desires but for godly good works in will of God.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Enock Maregesi
“Kinachotokea katika dunia hii si kitu kizuri cha kuzoea au hata kufikiria. Hivyo tuna haki ya kuwa na mawazo, hasira na wanyonge kuhusiana na suala zima la maisha yetu hapa duniani. Hata hivyo hali hii itabaki kuwa hivyo kwa sababu Mungu ametaka iwe hivyo kwa sasa. Kwa maana hiyo, hekima ni kukubaliana na mapenzi ya Mungu. Lazima tukubaliane na kisichoweza kufikirika kuweza kubadilika.”
Enock Maregesi

“Many times when prayers are not answered, it is because they are conflicting with the will of God.”
Henry Hon, One: Unfolding God’s Eternal Purpose from House to House

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