Thursday, October 2, 2014

Prayer = Force Against Evil

“God shapes the world by prayer. The more prayer there is in the world the better the world will be, the mightier the forces against evil …” ~ E.M. Bounds

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Becoming Human

“We all want to turn away from anything that reveals the failure, pain, sickness and death beneath the brightly painted surface of our ordered lives. Civilization is, at least in part, about pretending that things are better than they are. We all want to be in a happy place, where everyone is nice and good and can fend for themselves. We shun our own weakness and the weakness of others. We refuse to listen to the cry of the needy. How easy it is to fall into the illusion of a beautiful world when we have lost trust in our capacity to make of our broken world a place that can become more beautiful.” ~ Jean Vanier

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Whole Point...

"The point of your life is to point to HIM. Whatever you are doing, God wants to be glorified.  Because this whole thing is HIS.  It is HIS movie, HIS world, HIS gift." ~ Francis Chan (Crazy Love)

Monday, September 29, 2014

To God Be the Glory

“But all at once I realized that it was not my success God had used to enable me to help those in this prison, or in hundreds of others just like it. My life of success was not what made this morning so glorious—all my achievements meant nothing in God's economy. No, the real legacy of my life was my biggest failure—that I was an ex-convict. My greatest humiliation -- being sent to prison—was the beginning of God's greatest use of my life; He chose the one thing in which I could not glory for His glory.” ~ Charles Colson

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Bullies in the Church

"Bullies in the church can be more dangerous than those outside of Christian circles. They can split churches, run off pastors, and create toxic congregations. Be wise." ~ M. E. Anderson

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Wisdom from the Margins

“There is important wisdom to be gleaned from those on the margins. Vulnerable human beings put us more in touch with the truth of our limited and messy human condition, marked as it is by fragility, incompleteness and inevitable struggle. The experience of God from that place is one of absolutely gratuitous mercy and empowering love. People on the margins, who are less able to and less invested in keeping up appearances, often have an uncanny ability to name things as they are. Standing with them can help situate us in the truth and helps keep us honest.” ~ Pat Farrell 

Friday, September 26, 2014

A Life Transformed

“The quiet power of a life transformed by the grace of God is so explosive that it can redirect the course of human events.” ~ Richard Foster

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Not Humanly Possible

"Faith does not operate in the realm of the possible. There is no glory for God in that which is humanly possible. Faith begins where man’s power ends." ~ George Muller

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Take the Good News

Jesus didn’t say, “Go set up a booth somewhere, and if people stop by, do what you can for them.” He didn’t lead them into the temple but sent them into the world. “Take the good news to the villages,” Jesus said. ~ W. Kincaid

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Compassionate & Sympathetic

"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these." ~ Carver

Monday, September 22, 2014

Revival of Prayer

“The evangelization of the world depends first upon a revival of prayer. Deeper than the need for workers; deeper far than the need for money; deep down at the bottom of our spiritual lives, is the need for the forgotten secret of prevailing, worldwide prayer.” ~ Robert Speer

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Revival Is...

"Revival is God’s interaction with His people in order to energize them spiritually." ~ Alvin Reid

Saturday, September 20, 2014

The Hardest Things

"Sometimes the hardest things are the smallest things--the things nobody sees or will praise you for, the things that show real character and faithfulness." ~ Brett Harris

Friday, September 19, 2014

Our Creator Alone Knows...

“Neither man nor angel can discern hypocrisy, the only evil that walks invisible except to God alone.” ~ John Milton (Paradise Lost)