(Stanley) We are either in the process of resisting God's truth or in the process of being shaped by His truth
(Stanley) The Bible never minimizes our difficulties or suffering; instead it magnifies the rewards that accompany our faith
(Stanley) On this side of heaven we will never understand how all things can work together for good for God's children. Certainly not all things in themselves are good but God knows how He'll do it, and in Him we trust
The humorous story is told of a young man taking a walk in a park and seeing an old gentleman in the park. The young man asked the older man how he was doing. The older man thought for a moment and then replied, " Pretty good , I guess, I still looking down at the grass "
( Roper) We cannot know any truth until we have begun to obey it. As someone has said, " To know and not to do is not to know at all "
( Ray Stedman) You and I can never be complete without God, nor can we ever discover or fulfill the true meaning of life without a personal relationship with the indwelling God
( Keith Miller) Sin is the ultimate addiction
(Roper) A pure heart is an individual heart in which there is but one desire- to be loved by our Lord Jesus and to love Him in return
(Roper) How do we view our troubles? Are they driving us toward bitterness and despair or are they drawing us into deeper intimacy with God?
(Stanley) Don't leave this world as dark as you found it
( Bill Crowder) What would a documentary on your life reveal? Selfishness or selflessness?
(Roper) I want to listen so that when I finish a conversation, others will walk away knowing there is at least one person in this care-less world who has some inkling of what they are doing or thinking or feeling or going through. I want to hear the hushed undertones of their hearts. I want them to know that I care. Listening is a lost art these days. We don't listen well and we aren't used to being listened to. Listening is hard work and most of us aren't willing to put in the necessary time
(Roper) Without prayer, I will accomplish absolutely nothing
(Roper) It is never too late to get started; we are never to old to begin
( Roper) Most of us, at one time or another, have been fooled by those who glimmer and shine, but whose hearts are dark and deceitful. Beware of those who look to good to be true-often they are
( Amy Carmichael) In acceptance lies peace
( Isaac Walton) Good company on a journey makes the way seem shorter
(Roper) There is something delightful about old folks who keep their sense of humor. They are a joy to be around
( Roper) If you let the mind grow old, the body will grow old also