Those who keep speaking about the sun while walking under a cloudy sky are messengers of hope, the true saints of our day.
Henri J. Nouwen
“If you forsake the LORD and serve foreign gods, then he will turn and do you harm and consume you, after having done you good.”
Joshua 24:20 The English Standard Version
Since God will be my end
Let Him be my beginning.
So that I may now fully live
Instead of falling, straying, sinning.
I always repeat that we Missionaries of Charity are not social workers. We may be doing social work, but we are really contemplatives right at the heart of the world. We are with Jesus twenty-four hours a day. We do everything for Jesus. We do it to Jesus.
The eyes of the arrogant man will be humbled and the pride of men brought low: the LORD alone will be exalted in that day.
Isaiah 2:11 The New International Version
I am sure as I live that nothing is so near to me as God. God is nearer to me than I am to myself.
Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
Colossians 1:12-14 The King James Version
If we only saw the whole, we should see that the Father is doing little else in the world but training his vines.
Robert Murray M’Cheyne
My chronological age is of no importance to me whatsoever. I am a child of God, therefore I am eternally new. I am as young as time, I am as old as eternity. I have no age. I am as spontaneous as this moment. I live in the here and the now. I live each moment as it appears so I am always as young as the present. I cannot age because I am constantly in depth, not in time. No one has ever lived this life before. I do my best to make it a masterpiece. I am a child of the Infinite. I am eternally new.
Donald C. Curtis
Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.
Psalm 119:73 The King James Version
You thought God was to hear and answer you by making everything straight and pleasant-not so are nations or churches or men and women born; not so is character made. God is answering your prayer in His way.
Do you know a hard-working man? He shall be successful and stand before kings!
Proverbs 22:29 The Living Bible
Oh! for a closer walk with God,
A calm and heavenly frame;
A light to shine upon the road
That leads me to the Lamb!
I have learned to move man by prayer alone.
And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
Matthew 4:18-19 The King James Version
Since He looked upon me, my heart is not my own. He hath run away to heaven with it.
Happiness is like manna; it is to be gathered in grains, and enjoyed every day. It will not keep; it cannot be accumulated; nor have we got to go out of ourselves or into remote places to gather it, since it is rained down from Heaven, at our very doors.
the price of wisdom is above pearls.
Job 28:18 The Revised Standard Version
God wants the whole person and He will not rest till He gets us in entirety. No part of the man will do.
A. W. Tozer
Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.
Psalm 20:7 The New International Version
A good example is like a bell that calls many to church.
Prosperity simply means “Having enough to do the will of God” and that’s how much God wants you to have, no more and no less.
Kind words are like honey- sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.
Proverbs 16:24 The New Living Translation
His prayer was nothing else but a sense of the presence of God.
Praise the LORD! Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!
Psalm 106:1 The English Standard Version
God has a bigger plan for me, than I have for myself.
If you aren’t serving, you’re just existing, because life is meant for ministry.
The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, To turn one away from the snares of death.
Proverbs 14:27 The New King James Version
Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.
C. H. Spurgeon
The heartfelt praises of one true believer are more precious to God than all the 220,000 oxen and the 120,000 sheep that Solomon offered to God at the dedication of the temple.