Since God will be my end
Let Him be my beginning.
So that I may now fully live
Instead of falling, straying, sinning.
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.
You’re in a hurry.
God is not.
Marie T. Freeman
The last and greatest lesson that the soul has to learn is the fact that God, and God alone, is enough for all its needs This is the lesson that all His dealings with us are meant to teach; and this is the crowning discovery of our whole Christian life. God is enough!
Hannah Whitall Smith
Let God have you, and let God love you- and don’t be surprised if your heart begins to hear music you’ve never heard and your feet learn to dance as never before.
God sees hearts as we see faces.
Recently I’ve been learning that life comes down to this: God is in everything. Regardless of what difficulties I am experiencing at the moment, or what things aren’t as I would like them to be, I look at the circumstances and say, “Lord, what are you trying to teach me?”
Ask God to open your heart and kindle in it a spark of his love, and then you will begin to understand what praying means.
Happiness and calmness are neither inside us nor outside us. They are in God, who is both inside and outside us.
Holiness involves friendship with God. There has to be a moment in our relationship with God when he ceases to be just a Sunday acquaintance and becomes a weekday friend.
We all long for heaven where God is, but we have it in our power to be in heaven with Him right now- to be happy with Him at this very moment. But being happy with Him now means loving like He loves, helping like He helps, giving as He gives, serving as He serves, rescuing as He rescues, being with Him twenty-four hours a day- touching Him in His distressing disguise.
The spirituality of my childhood is the one I would most like to have restored. It was pure and fresh and honest. I read God everywhere!
Every single creature is full of God and is a book about God.
You can never prove God; you can only find Him.
Kate Douglas Wiggin
Inside the will of God there is no failure. Outside the will of God there is no success.
We are doing God next year. Please send all details and pamphlets.
Letter from a British schoolgirl to the Anglican Church Information Office
A missionary told how she was once describing the loving character of God to a gathering of Chinese women. As she told of the Father’s love, compassion, and mercy with great enthusiasm, one of the Chinese women turned to her neighbor and said, “Haven’t I often told you that there ought to be a God like that?”
Unless you have found God in your own soul, the whole world will seem meaningless to you.
Life passes, riches fly away, popularity is fickle, the senses decay, the world changes. One alone is true to us; One alone can be all things to us; One alone can supply our need.
John Henry Newman
The best reason to pray is that God is really there. In praying our unbelief starts to melt. God moves smack into the middle of even an ordinary day.
The closer we are to God, the closer we are to those who are close to him.
Somehow, somewhere, I know that God loves me, even though I do not feel that love as I can feel a human embrace, even though I do not hear a voice as I hear human words…God is greater than my senses, greater than my thoughts, greater than my heart. I do believe that He touches me in places that are unknown even to myself.
Henri J. M. Nouwen
How hard is it for God to get your attention? Do you regularly practice turning aside in your day? That is, taking a moment to listen to God- because God, through the Holy Spirit, really is speaking, because we know, every place is filled with the presence of God. There is not an inch of space, not a moment of time, that God does not inhabit.
God is bigger than all of us, beyond all of us. When I pray, I don’t really pray for anything, I just try to understand God’s will and do the best I can.
Harry Connick, Jr.
A deep and sober daily concern to please God is the rarest of rarities.
An atheist cannot find God for the same reason a thief cannot find a policeman.
People often say, “I do not understand love of God; what is love of God?” It would be more exact to say, “cannot understand love in this world without love of God.”
I can understand the greatness of God but I cannot understand his humility. It becomes so clear in him being in love with each one of us separately and completely. It is as if there is no one but me in the world. He loves me so much. Each one of us can say this with great conviction.
I wake up early in the morning to do my dreaming- at four o’clock, ‘cause I’m not a big sleeper. I think of God as a farmer throwing out nuggets of wisdom and inspiration first thing. I get out there and pick ‘em up before everyone else. In the wee hours, the world is quiet and I can really listen to God.
If God’s justice could be recognized as just by human comprehension, it would not be divine.