Our Favorite Christian Quotations

Over 250 of our favorite Christian quotes to inspire you in your faith in Christ
compiled by Greg Potzer

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You’re reading OUR FAVORITE CHRISTIAN QUOTATIONS, complied by Greg Potzer, featuring over 250 inspirational quotes from the ministry of This Day’s Thought. Also available in paperback and eBook formats in our bookstore for a donation of any size!

You’re reading OUR FAVORITE CHRISTIAN QUOTATIONS, complied by Greg Potzer, featuring over 250 inspirational quotes from the ministry of This Day’s Thought. Also available in paperback and eBook formats in our bookstore for a donation of any size!

ABOUT THIS COLLECTION

This collection contains over 250 of our favorite inspirational quotes that we featured during the first 13 years of our ministry, written by authors throughout the ages, including John Shedd, C.S. Lewis, George MacDonald, Corrie ten Boom, D.L. Moody, C.H. Spurgeon, Saint Augustine, Robert Lewis Stevenson, G.K. Chesteron, Phillips Brooks, Charles Dickens, Blaise Pascal, Matthew Henry, Abraham Lincoln, Francis of Assisi, Mother Teresa, Billy Graham, Victor Hugo, Leo Tolstoy, Oswald Chambers, and hundreds more!

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Our Favorite Inspirational Christian Quotations

A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.
John Shedd

I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.
C. S. Lewis

Our little time of suffering is not worthy of our first night’s welcome home to Heaven.
Samuel Rutherford

That the Potter should die for His clay is a stupendous miracle.
Lynn Landrum

Loving relationships are a family’s best protection against the challenges of the world.
Bernie Wiebe

What other people think of me is becoming less and less important; what they think of Jesus because of me is critical.
Cliff Richard

We can never replace a friend. When a man is fortunate enough to have several, he finds they are all different. No one has a double in friendship.
Johann Von Schiller

The miracles of Jesus were the ordinary works of his Father, wrought small and swift that we might take them in.
George MacDonald

A religion that is small enough for our understanding would not be big enough for our needs.
Corrie ten Boom

I prayed for faith and thought it would strike me like lightening. But faith did not come. One day I read, “Now faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.” I had closed my Bible and prayed for faith. I now began to study my Bible and faith has been growing ever since.
Dwight L. Moody

A friend is one who sees through you and still enjoys the view.
Wilma Askinas

The early morning hours have gold in their mouth.
Dutch proverb

Others may argue your beliefs, but they can’t refuse your love.
Unknown

I looked at God and He looked at me, and we were one forever.
C. H. Spurgeon

How desperately difficult it is to be honest with oneself. It is much easier to be honest with other people.
Edward Benson

Make me a captive Lord, then I shall be truly free.
Augustine

Heaven is full of answers to prayers for which no one ever bothered to ask.
Billy Graham

God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains; it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.
C.S. Lewis

I have more trouble with D. L. Moody than with any other man I ever met.
D. L. Moody

Peace is seeing a sunrise or a sunset and knowing whom to thank.
Unknown

There is not enough darkness in all the world to put out the light of even one small candle.
Robert Alden

Most commit the same mistake with God that they do with their friends: they do all the talking.
Fulton J. Sheen

Just as there comes a warm sunbeam into every cottage window, so comes a love – born of God’s care for every separate need.
Unknown

All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

If Jesus were born one thousand times in Bethlehem and not in me, then I would still be lost.
Corrie ten Boom

To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Unknown

Our real blessings often appear to us in the shapes of pains, losses, and disappointments; but let us have patience, and we soon shall see them in their proper figures.
Joseph Askinas

It’s not what you did, but what you could have done if you allowed the Lord to work His will in your life.
A. W. Tozer

We know that people we love are both good and bad, but we expect strangers to be one or the other.
Russell Banks

When Christ came into my life, I came about like a well-handled ship.
Robert Louis Stevenson

One of the most lasting pleasures you can experience is the feeling that comes over you when you genuinely forgive an enemy – whether he knows it or not.
O. A. Battista

When we come to the last moment of this lifetime, and we look back across it, the only thing that’s going to matter is “what was the quality of our love?”
Richard Bach

Feelings are everywhere – be gentle.
J. Masai

Afflictions are but the shadow of God’s wings.
George Macdonald

The ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree but to hold hands.
Unknown

Every tear from every eye becomes a babe in eternity.
William Blake

The best way to show that a stick is crooked is not to argue about it or to spend time denouncing it, but to lay a straight stick along side it.
D. L. Moody

Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while and leave footprints on our hearts – and we are never, ever the same.
Unknown

It does not take great men to do great things; it only takes consecrated men.
Phillips Brooks

The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried.
G. K. Chesterton

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.
John Burroughs

Truth may walk through the world unarmed.
Bedouin

If you want to live twice as long, eat half as much, sleep twice as much, drink water three times as much, and laugh four times at much.
John H. Cable

Trust God for great things; with your five loaves and two fishes, he will show you a way to feed thousands.
Horace Bushnell

The Lord’s goodness surrounds us at every moment. I walk through it almost with difficulty, as through thick grass and flowers.
R. W. Barbour

Only when we are brought to the end of ourselves are we in a position to see more of God than we have seen.
Unknown

Pray the largest prayers. You cannot think a prayer so large that God, in answering it, will not wish you had made it larger. Pray not for crutches but for wings.
Phillips Brooks

The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.
George Santayana

There is nothing that will not reveal its secrets if you love it enough.
George Washington Carver

A world without a Sabbath would be like a man without a smile, like a summer without flowers, and like a homestead without a garden. It is the most joyous day of the whole week.
Henry Ward Beecher

In the midst of winter, I finally learned there was within me an invincible summer.
Albert Camus

The army of Israel looked at Goliath through the eyes of man and said he’s too big to beat. David looked at him through the eyes of God and said he’s too big to miss.
Wally Carter

Imagine watching all that God might have done with your life if you had let him.
John Ortberg

I have had prayers answered – most strangely so sometimes – but I think our heavenly Father’s loving kindness has been even more evident in what He has refused me.
Lewis Carroll

Nobody ever outgrows Scripture; the Book widens and deepens with our years.
Charles Spurgeon

You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of this world’s happiness now. How? By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone who is lonely or discouraged. Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime.
Dale Carnegie

Truth is the most powerful force on earth because it cannot be changed.
Mike Murdock

Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Charles Dickens

We lie to God in prayer if we do not rely on him afterwards.
Robert Leighton

An infinite God can give all of Himself to each of His children. He does not distribute Himself that each may have a part, but to each one He gives all of Himself as fully as if there were no others.
A. W. Tozer

We are all pencils in the hand of a writing God, who is sending love letters to the world.
Mother Teresa

Faith is putting all your eggs in God’s basket, then counting your blessings before they hatch.
Ramona Carroll

Sometimes someone says something really small, and it just fits right into this empty place in your heart.
My So-Called Life

God’s Heart is especially tender toward the downtrodden and the defeated. He knows your name and He has seen every tear you have shed.
James Dobson

Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things – I am tempted to think – there are no little things.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The love of God is like the Amazon River flowing down to water one daisy.
Unknown

We can stand affliction better than we can prosperity, for in prosperity we forget God.
D. L. Moody

He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.
Jim Elliot

Never lose sight of the fact that old age needs so little but needs that little so much.
Margaret Willour

Don’t try to deal with sin, for you are sure to lose. Deal with Christ; let him deal with your sin and you are sure to win.
Arthur Elfstrand

Preach the gospel everyday; if necessary, use words.
Francis of Assisi

Life itself, every bit of health that we enjoy, every hour of liberty and free enjoyment, the ability to see, to hear, to speak, to think, and to imagine- all this comes from the hand of God.  We show our gratitude by giving back to Him a part of that which He has given to us.
Billy Graham

Kindness has converted more sinners than zeal, eloquence or learning.
Frederick Faber

There is no greater love than the love that holds on where there seems nothing left to hold on to.
G. W. C Thomas

Some people confess a sin a thousand times, I tell them to confess it once, then thank God a thousand times for forgiving them.
Maurice Horn

You can never speak to the wrong person about Christ.
Unknown

God loves us the way we are, but He loves us too much to leave us that way.
Leighton Ford

To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
David Viscott

A good conscience is a continual Christmas.
Benjamin Franklin

What’s true of biology is also true of faith: If it isn’t growing, it’s probably dead.
Unknown

How can you expect God to speak in that gentle and inward voice which melts the soul, when you are making so much noise with your rapid reflections? Be silent, and God will speak again.
Francois Fenelon

The Christian life is one of faith, where we find ourselves routinely overdriving our headlights but knowing it’s okay because God is in control and has a purpose behind it.
Bill Hybels

I believe Satan to exist for two reasons: first, the Bible says so, and second, I’ve done business with him.
Dwight L. Moody

Build your nest in no tree here…for the Lord of the forest has condemned the whole woods to be demolished.
Samuel Rutherford

I’d rather see a sermon than hear one any day; I’d rather one should walk with me than merely tell the way.
Edgar Guest

God has two dwellings – one in heaven and the other in a thankful heart.
Izaar Walton

Some prayers have a longer voyage than others, but they return with the richer lading at last, so that the praying soul is a gainer by waiting for an answer.
William Gurnall

The God of the infinite is the God of the infinitesimal.
Blaise Pascal

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.
Victor Borge

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
Andre Gide

Father, strip away from me whatever is blocking people’s view of You in my life.
Tim Walter

Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so.
David Grayson

The Bible grows more beautiful, as we grow in our understanding of it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

God always answers in the deeps, never in the shallows of our soul.
Unknown

High up in the North, in the land called Svithjod, there stands a rock.  It is 100 miles high and 100 miles wide.  Once every 1000 years a little bird comes to this rock to sharpen its beak.  When the rock has thus been worn away, then a single day of eternity will have gone by.
Hendrick Willem Van Loon

Silence is the first language of God; all else is a poor translation.  Thomas Merton

All this and heaven too.
Matthew Henry

The world is charged with the grandeur of God.
Gerard Hopkins

The most important missionary journey a person can make is to walk next door.
Unknown

If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.
Chinese proverb

Every day that you attempt to see things as they are in truth is a supremely successful day.
Vernon Howard

What makes loneliness an anguish is not that I have no one to share my burden, but this: I have only my own burden to bear.
Dag Hammarskjold

God’s gifts put man’s best dreams to shame.
Unknown

Many a fellow is praying for rain with his tub the wrong side up.
Sam Jones

A man prayed, and at first he thought that prayer was talking. But he became more and more quiet until in the end he realized that prayer is listening.
Soren Kierkegaard

Life is deep and simple, and what our society gives us is shallow and complicated.
Fred Rogers

Let us be the first to give a friendly sign; to nod first, smile first, speak first, and- if such a thing is necessary- forgive first.
Unknown

Jesus, please teach me to appreciate what I have before time forces me to appreciate what I had.
Susan L. Lenzkes

God often gives in one brief moment that which he has for a long time denied.
Thomas Kempis

I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go.
Abraham Lincoln

My objective in life is not to have a spiritual life that is separate from the rest of my life.
Ed McCraken

We have found that marriage should be made up of two forgivers. We need to learn to say, “I was wrong, I’m sorry.” And we also need to say, “That’s all right, I love you.”
Billy Graham

God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but on trees, and flowers, and clouds, and stars.
Martin Luther

When we understand that He is Lord of our time, we realize that interruptions are of His planning. They become opportunities to serve rather than plagues to keep us from functioning.
Karen Mains

He who has learned to pray has learned the greatest secret of a holy and happy life.
William Law

The brook would lose its song if the rocks were removed.
Unknown

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace. Where there is hatred let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy.
Francis of Assisi

The most fruitful and the most joy-filled Christians are the most pruned Christians.
Bruce Wilkinson

The next time you are called to suffer, pay attention. It may be the closest you’ll ever get to God.
Max Lucado

Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something, and has lost something.
Unknown

I have so many things to do today, I dare not ignore my time with God.
Martin Luther

The older we get in the Lord, the simpler life becomes as we realize it’s all about Jesus.
Jon Courson

My weight is my love.
Augustine

If you are a Christian, you are not a citizen of this world trying to get to heaven; you are a citizen of heaven making your way through this world.
Vance Havner

There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience.
French proverb

I was always complaining about the ruts in the road until I realized the ruts are the road.
Unknown

What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.
A. W. Tozer

Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry on as if nothing happened.
Winston Churchill

It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death.
Thomas Mann

Prayer is the slender nerve that moves the muscle of Omnipotence.
J. Edwin Hartill

Every man carries the entire form of human condition.
Michel de Montaigne

Only as man brings his life into harmony with God does that life have balance and meaning. Then man finds that he is not simply a mass of dancing dirt, coming from nowhere and going nowhere.
Henry Schmidt

A lot of people want to serve God, but only in an advisory capacity.
Unknown

We do not hug our miracles close. We put them hastily away, preferring the commonplace to live with.
Fulton Oursler

A God you understood would be less than yourself.
Flannery O’Connor

I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all, but whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that I still possess.
Martin Luther

Don’t forget, a person’s greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated.
Unknown

In intercessory prayer, one seldom ends where one began.
Douglas Steere

Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.
Norman Vincent Peale

The face of Christ does not indeed show us everything, but it shows us the one thing we need to know – the character of God. God is the God who sent Jesus.
P. Carnegie Simpson

Never dwell on the tomorrow; remember, that it’s God’s and not ours.
E. B. Pusey

God doesn’t call people who are qualified. He calls people who are willing, and then He qualifies them.
Richard Parker

If a bird is flying for pleasure, it flies with the wind, but if it meets danger it turns and faces the wind, in order that it may rise higher.
Corrie ten Boom

Learn to hold loosely all that is not eternal.
A. Maude Royden

The bread that you store up belongs to the hungry; the cloak that lies on your chest belongs to the naked; and the gold that you have hidden in the ground belongs to the poor.
Basil of Caesarea

Jesus Christ came into my prison cell last night, and every stone flashed like a ruby.
Samuel Rutherford

I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.
Mother Teresa

The way to worry about nothing is to pray about everything.
Unknown

There is nothing but God’s grace. We walk upon it; we breathe it; we live and die by it; it makes the nails and axles of the universe.
Robert Louis Stevenson

A wise man will make haste to forgive, because he knows the true value of time.
Samuel Johnson

God cares about details. If you comb out some hairs in the morning, the record in Heaven is changed.
John Rice

Joy is the serious business of heaven.
C. S. Lewis

Every Christian needs a half an hour of prayer each day, except when he is busy, then he needs an hour.
Francis de Sales

Every person I have known who has been truly happy, has learned how to serve others.
Albert Schweitzer

Have courage for the great sorrows of life and have patience for the small ones. Go to sleep in peace. God is awake.
Victor Hugo

Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
Anais Nin

I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much.
Mother Teresa

Tell me how much you know of the sufferings of your fellow men and I will tell how much you have loved them.
Unknown

Some prayers are followed by silence because they are wrong, others because they are bigger than we can understand.
Oswald Chambers

“Come to the edge!” God said. “It’s dangerous there,” I answer. “Come to the edge!” God said. “But I might fall!” “Come to the edge!” God said. So I did. And He pushed me! And I flew!
Guillaume Apollinaire

God always answers our prayer. Either he changes the circumstances, or he supplies sufficient power to overcome them.
Unknown

There are two ways of spreading light – to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
Edith Wharton

Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.
George Eliot

To take all that we are and have and hand it over to God may not be easy; but it can be done; and when it is done, the world has in it one less candidate for misery.
Paul Scherer

Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today.
Will Rogers

There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that it behooves all of us not to talk about the rest of us.
Robert Louis Stevenson

God didn’t want me to do more for Him.  He wanted me to be more with Him.
Bruce Wilkinson

Be careful how you live; you will be the only Bible some people ever read.
William Toms

The universe is one of God’s thoughts.
Johann Schiller

We need never shout across the spaces to an absent God. He is nearer than our own soul, closer than our most secret thoughts.
A. W. Tozer

We turn to God for help when our foundations are shaking only to learn that it is God shaking them.
Charles West

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover the prisoner was you.
Unknown

One kind word can warm three winter months.
Japanese proverb

If you have never heard the mountains singing; or seen the trees of the field clapping their hands, do not think because of that they don’t. Ask God to open your ears so you may hear it, and your eyes so you may see it, because, though few men ever know it, they do, my friend, they do.
McCandlish Phillips

No individual has any right to come into the world and go out of it without leaving behind him distinct and legitimate reasons for having passed through it.
George Washington Carver

People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered.  Love them anyway.
Mother Teresa

Apart from Christ we know neither what our life nor our death is; we do not know what God is nor what we ourselves are.
Blaise Pascal

A day without prayer is a boast against God.
Owen Carr

The surest mark of a Christian is not faith, or even love, but joy.
Samuel Shoemaker

Faith is simply taking God at his word.
Unknown

I try not to worry about life too much because I read the last page of THE book and it all turns out all right.
Billy Graham

Afflictions are the steps to heaven.
Elizabeth Seton

When a Christian shuns fellowship with other Christians, the devil smiles. When he stops studying the Bible, the devil laughs. When he stops praying, the devil shouts for joy.
Corrie Ten Boom

A smile takes but a moment, but its effects sometimes last forever.
J. E. Smith

When the devil tries to remind you of your past, just turn around and remind him of his future.
Anonymous

You are what you think about all day long.
Robert Schuller

The great secret of successful marriage is to treat all disasters as incidents and none of the incidents as disasters.
Harold Nicholson

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength. It does not enable us to escape evil. It makes us unfit to face evil when it comes. It is the interest you pay on trouble before it comes.
Corrie ten Boom

He preaches well who lives well. That’s all the divinity I know.
Miguel de Cervantes

In the name of God, stop a moment, close your work, and look around you.
Leo Tolstoy

One is given strength to bear what happens to one, but not the 100 and 1 different things that might happen.
C. S. Lewis

Know all and you will pardon all.
Thomas Kempis

I came from God, and I’m going back to God, and I won’t have any gaps of death in the middle of my life.
George Macdonald

Prayer enlarges the heart until it is capable of containing God’s gift of himself.
Mother Teresa

Marriage, and the process of coming to it, is not heaven!  It is the bonding together of two needy sinners in order to make a partnership which is substantially greater than either of them alone.  Sinclair Ferguson

Blessed is the man who has discovered that there is nothing permanent in life but change.
Unknown

We need old friends to help us grow old and new friends to help us stay young.
Letty Cottin Pogrebin

The saints are the sinners who keep on trying.
Robert Louis Stevenson

God’s in His Heaven – All’s right with the world.
Robert Browning

God is here. Wherever we are, God is here. There is no place, there can be no place, where He is not.
A. W. Tozer

The remarkable thing about fearing God is that when you fear God you fear nothing else, whereas if you do not fear God you fear everything else.
Oswald Chambers

Faith in God – life can never take you by surprise again.
James Dobson

Every experience God gives us, every person he puts in our lives, is the perfect preparation for the future that only he can see.
Corrie ten Boom

We need Jesus every moment of every day. To say anything else is ludicrous.
Tommy Tenney

You are one of a kind – designed to glorify God as only you can.
Unknown

It is more effective to spend time talking to Christ about a man than talking to a man about Christ, because if you are talking to Christ about a man earnestly, trustingly, in the course of time you cannot help talking to the man effectively about Christ.
Robert Munger

I neglect God and his angels for the noise of a fly, for the rattling of a coach, for the whining of a door.
John Donne

Make a list of twenty-five things you want to experience before you die. Carry it in your wallet or purse and refer to it often.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Forgiveness is not an emotion, it’s a decision.
Randall Worley

What a man is on his knees before God, that he is – and nothing more.
Robert McCheyne

With God, even when nothing is happening – something is happening.
Reubin Welch

The supreme happiness of life is the conviction of being loved for yourself, or more correctly, being loved in spite of yourself.
Unknown

Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it.
William Feather

Hold everything you own with an open hand.
Terri Green

Love me when I least deserve it, because that’s when I really need it.
Swedish proverb

God is not a deceiver, that He should offer to support us, and then, when we lean upon Him, should slip away from us.
Augustine

There are certainly things in this life that God can reveal to us only in the midst of adversity. There are hidden places deep in our souls He can reach only through our suffering.
Mary Nelson

In obedience to discernment, more discernment will come. We need to be attentive and alert in order to hear and understand God’s call and then act, knowing that God blesses even our mistakes.
Unknown

Faith is to believe what you do not yet see, the reward for this faith is to see what you believe.
Augustine

God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things which should be changed, and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other.
Reinhold Niebuhr

Satan watcheth for those vessels that sail without a convoy.
George Swinnock

When God is about to do something great, he starts with a difficulty. When he is about to do something truly magnificent, he starts with an impossibility.
Armin Gesswein

I have always been complaining that my work was constantly interrupted, until I slowly discovered that my interruptions were my work.
Henri Nouwen

I don’t know what tomorrow holds, but I know who holds tomorrow.
Unknown

You can’t tell what a man is like or what he is thinking when you are looking at him.  You must get around behind him and see what he has been looking at.
Will Rogers

If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting?
Stephen Levine

The truly happy person is the one who can enjoy the scenery even when he must take a detour.
Unknown

Do not free a camel of the burden of his hump; you may be freeing him from being a camel.
G. K. Chesterton

Life does not accommodate you, it shatters you. It is meant to, and couldn’t do it better. Every seed destroys its container or there would be no fruition.
F. Scott-Maxwell

Christianity must mean everything to us before it can mean anything to others.
Donald Soper

One with God is a majority.
Billy Graham

We judge others by their actions; we judge ourselves by our intentions.
Unknown

If Christ lives in us, controlling our personalities, we will leave glorious marks on the lives we touch. Not because of our lovely characters, but because of his.
Eugenia Price

The self-sufficient does not pray, the self-satisfied will not pray, the self-righteous cannot pray. No man is greater than his prayer life.
Leonard Ravenhill

In Christ Jesus heaven meets earth and earth ascends to heaven.
Henry Law

Faith is knowing that God is who He says He is, has what He says He has and will do what He says He will do and then putting ourselves in a position where our lives depend on it.
Graham Steele

Prayer is the very highest energy of which the mind is capable.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says, I’ll try again tomorrow.
Unknown

The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works.
Augustine

A dining room table with children’s eager, hungry faces around it, ceases to be a mere dining room table, and becomes an altar.
Simeon Strunsky

There is a wonderful law of nature that the three things we crave most – happiness, freedom, and peace of mind – are always attained by giving them to someone else.
Unknown

Save some before you spend, spend less than you earn, and honor the Lord by your tithing.
R. R. Ball

Wherever the Gospel is preached, no matter how crudely, there are bound to be results.
Billy Graham

When God wants to move a mountain, he does not take a bar of iron, but he takes a little worm. The fact is, we have too much strength. We are not weak enough. It is not our strength that we want. One drop of God’s strength is worth more than all the world.
D. L. Moody

Prayer is the mortar that holds our house together.
Mother Teresa

We do not exist for ourselves.
Thomas Merton

People who are in the habit of praying – and they include the mystics of the Christian tradition – know that when a prayer is answered, it is never answered in a way that you expect.
Kathleen Norris

Change your thoughts and you change your world.
Norman Vincent Peale

I set out to find a friend but couldn’t find one; I set out to be a friend, and friends were everywhere.
Unknown

One drop of Christ’s blood is worth more than heaven and earth.
Martin Luther

If nothing in this world satisfies me, perhaps it is because I was made for another world.
C. S. Lewis

We may not know the way God leads…but we know God leads! We do not know the way…but we know the Guide!
Richard Halverson

The best place any Christian can ever be in is to be totally destitute and totally dependent upon God, and know it.
Alan Redpath

For every step you take toward God, God takes two steps toward you; and if you come to God walking, God comes to you running.
James Martin

Anybody can become angry – that is easy; but to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way – that is not easy.
Aristotle

The truth is friendship is every bit as sacred and eternal as marriage.
Katherine Mansfield

When you are in the dark, listen, and God will give you a very precious message for someone else when you get into the light.
Oswald Chambers

If you have so much business to attend to that you have no time to pray, depend upon it, you have more business on hand than God ever intended you should have.
D. L. Moody

Joy is the echo of God’s life within us.
Joseph Marmion

Trust God for great things; with your five loaves and two fishes, he will show you a way to feed thousands.
Horace Bushnell

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
Henry Ward Beecher

By reading the scriptures I am so renewed that all nature seems renewed around me and with me. The sky seems to be a pure, a cooler blue, the trees a deeper green. The whole world is charged with the glory of God and I feel fire and music under my feet.
Thomas Merton

Beware of no man more than of yourself; we carry our worst enemies within us.
Charles Spurgeon

Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.
Robert Schuller

When I was young, I was sure of everything.  In a few years, having been mistaken a thousand times, I was not half so sure of most things as I was before.  At present, I am hardly sure of anything but what God has revealed to man.
John Wesley

If a man cannot be a Christian in the place where he is, he cannot be a Christian anywhere.
Henry Ward Beecher

The first of all beautiful things is the continual possession of God.
Gregory of Nazianzus

If you are a stranger to prayer, you are a stranger to the greatest source of power known to human beings.
Billy Sunday

The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest.
Thomas Moore

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle.
Philo of Alexandria

We are pilgrims, not settlers; this earth is our inn, not our home.
J. H. Vincent

The greatness of a man’s power is the measure of his surrender.
William Booth

Christ has turned all our sunsets into dawns.
Clement of Alexandria

Don’t worry about tomorrow. God is already there.
Unknown

Death for the Christian is a turning off the light because the dawn has come.
Leon Jaworski

Basis for happiness: something to do; something to love; something to look forward to.
Kanawha Reporter

Authentic religion is not a theology test. It’s a love test.
Oliver Thomas


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