You can quote me on that (part 8)

The book of proverbs is like an ouster bed with each short pithy statement containing a precious pearl of wisdom (Prov 8:11). One of the proverbs says that  many advisors make victory sure (Prov 11:14) so its good to hear what others have to say. I have been panning for nuggets of wisdom on twitter over the last few months so here is another batch for you to look at.

Until the Bible begins to talk to us, we really have not been reading it. TozerAW

Success is not defined by what you achieve but by who you serve simonholley

Everything Jesus said was meant to be an IMPLANT. “Let the Word of God dwell in you richly”. Peter was well prepared for his walk on the water, because he had said, “Lord, to whom shall we go? YOU have the words of eternal life” (John 6,68) Get the WORD inside of you. God bless you. REINHARD BONNKE

It is blessed to eat into the very soul of the bible until, at last, you come to talk in the Scriptural language CHSpurgeon

Old-fashioned believers could give you chapter and verse for what they believed; but how few of such remain! CHSpurgeon

Josh Harris

Unforgiveness is a symptom of gospel-amnesia. HarrisJosh

CREATION cost God nothing. He spoke and it stood. But our SALVATION cost Him everything – His only begotten Son. And He did it. YES HE DID IT. Are we grateful? REINHARD BONNKE

It’s almost impossible for you to pray and not cause something to stir in the heavens. – Bill Johnson

If you meet with a system of theology which magnifies man, flee from it as far as you can. CHSpurgeon

God looks at a church’s SENDING capacity, NOT seating capacity : How many are mobilized for mission?-Purpose Driven Church RickWarren

You can quote me on that (part 7)

More quotes gleaned mainly from twitter. Most of these are not just things that I thought were cool, or cleaver, or interesting but things that impacted me, resonated deep within me and left me changed (Not so much the last one though which is just an eye brow raiser).

It’s a mockery to God to think I could lay hands on the sick had have nothing happen. Bill Johnson

It’s going to take the ages to come for you and me to know the surpassing greatness of his riches to us simply because we believe. Bill Johnson

C S Lewis

Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done-C.S.Lewis

Paul wants our faith (our deep conviction) to rest in the power of God (1 Cor2:5). That’s more than just head knowledge. It is experiential. JulianCAdams

Some of the most honoured servants of God in evangelism have been extremely ugly men. Let me commend that to you as a study. Lloyd-Jones.

“It’s all about becoming a generation that can authentically display who Jesus is”
“If you want to know what God’s like, look at Jesus”
“He’s in you as a river, not a lake”
“Sometimes we pray in the place of obedience..prayer is important but it’s never to substitute obedience… He said heal the sick”
“Never go to bed at night without blood on your sword”
Bill Johnson

RickWarren Loved this bumper sticker: “If you love Jesus, tithe! Any fool can honk.”

It takes more than competency to make an effective ministry team — it takes chemistry. You have to like those u work with. RickWarren

If people are not healed I will not supply a rationale so that all those around me remain comfortable with the void. I pursue healing till it comes or the individual goes to be with the Lord. (Heaven touches hearth page 115). Bill Johnson

I think it was Bill Johnson who said “when you tell God you love him he puts it on speaker phone”.

If my theory is wrong God should correct the Universe, so beautiful it is Einstein

You can quote me on that (part 6)

Here are a few more quotes I quite liked:

Fear knocked at the door. Faith answered. There was no one there. MaxLucado

You cannot really believe in this great salvation without feeling something. LLoyd-Jones

Richard Dawkins was asked in a guardian interview “What problem do you hope scientists will have solved by the end of the century?”. He replied the problem of human consciousness.

As a father, I’ve never regretted making time to spend with my daughters. But I have regretted not doing so. Dads, let’s do it while we can! MaxLucado

Leaders: The emphasis is CHARACTER more than GIFTING, and on BEING rather than DOING. Once we BE we will DO well. PJ_Smyth

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence…Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. BearGrylls

When we pursue kingdom principles above His presence we are seeking a kingdom without a king. billjohnsonBJM

No one cares how quickly Michelangelo painted the Sistine Chapel. RickWarren

When it comes to The Bible ignorance is not bliss. Greg Haslam

One man filled with the Holy Spirit is better than a hundred committees, which, ‘keep minutes but lose hours.’ When God so loved the world He did not form a committee, but sent His Son, and His Son sent the Spirit. Christ said that believers are the light of the world, but it needs the Holy Spirit to switch them on. Plugged in? Be switched on. REINHARD BONNKE

You can quote me on that (part 5)

Here are some more quotes I have picked up recently:

I don’t play the piano to prove that I have fingers. Yes, of course, I have fingers, but I play the piano because I love music. Jesus doesn’t set the captives free and heal the sick to prove anything. HE DOES IT BECAUSE HE LOVES US. Understood? REINHARD BONNKE

The most incomprehensible things about the universe is that it is comprehensible Albert Einstein

God said it, I believe it, that settles it. Smith Wigglesworth

The human capacity for guilt is such the people can always find ways to blame themselves. Page 17 Stephen Hawkins “The Grand Design”

Satan trembles when he sees, the weakest Saint upon his knees William Cowper

The Cross of Christ is the biggest Plus-Sign. For example: I alone am lost. But I + Jesus equal a child of God. I alone am weak. But I + Jesus equal more than a conqueror, etc. Okay? Be blessed. REINHARD BONNKE

There are no crown bearers in heaven that were not cross bearers on earth. Spurgeon

I know men and I tell you that Jesus Christ is no mere man. Napoleon Bonaparte

Favourite Twitter Pseudo Motivational phrase of the day: ‘Don’t be needy, be succeedy!’ lexloiz

Whatever u intend to do with your life -do it NOW. “Don’t boast about tomorrow; You don’t know what will happen” Pr.27:1 RickWarren

You can quote me on that (part 4)

The person who wrote this sign should check this out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcGVnr_4Fvg

It’s very helpful. Anyway, here are some more quote I have picked up. The first is one of my favorites so far. Hope you enjoy the rest.

Sin is saying to God “you’re in my seat!” Rob Bell

Max Lucado

God doesn’t call the qualified; he qualifies the called MaxLucado

May you live in such a way that your death is just the beginning of your lifeMaxLucado

the sermon raises the question ‘when is lunch’Rob bell

Old folks tell me in your later yrs,you’ll regret the GOOD you DIDNT DO in life far more than mistakes you made. Do it now. RickWarren

The bible starts with a garden and ends with a city. What is a city? A city is a lot of well organised gardens.Rob Bell

I don’t know the secret to success, but the secret to failure is to try to please everybodyBill Cosby

Heaven is where God is storing the earth’s future. Rob Bell

‘Not called’ did you say? ‘Not heard the call’, I think you should say William Booth

Love the Puritan quote “peace is joy resting; joy is peace dancingTerryVirgo


You can quote me on that (part 3)

12th Oct 2010 You can quote me on that (part 3)

Just stumbled across a blog about unnecessary quotation marks! Check out http://www.unnecessaryquotes.com/if you want to see more. The following quotations marks are, however, very  well placed around the flowing pearls of wisdom:

The story of your life is the story of a long & brutal assault on your heart by the one who knows what you could be & fears it. John Eldredge

You pay God a compliment by asking great things of Him Teresa of Avila

Evil can wound, but it cannot win. KayWarren1 (Kay Warren)

God will never, never let us down if we have faith and put our trust in Him. He will always look after us. Mother Teresa

If you think you’re too big for a small task, you’re too small for a big one. See Luke 16:10 RickWarren

Miracles are God’s dinner bell for salvation (said to Nathan Morris by someone)

salvation and healing go hand in hand when you preach the gospel Nathan Morris

Ultimately, it’s not what you know that shapes your life, but what you worship. RickWarren

There is this rug called the sovereignty of God and we simply sweep everything we don’t understand under it. I could jump of this building and die and some would say God intended it for a purpose. No, God had nothing to do with it. Bill Johnson

The Greek New Testament has two words for the will of God. One is fixed. ie Jesus is coming back. But the other is like in Peter where is says God is not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. Jesus Christ is the will of God. Bill Johnson

You can quote me on that (part 1)

One of the reasons I like twitter is that if you follow the right people you get a daily source of great quotes. When I see a good one I jot it down. Each time I get 10 or so I will splurge them in a blog. Here’s the first lot from a few months ago (actually looking at them again they are not all from twitter but most are):

The most important thing in communication is to hear what is not being said. Peter Drucker

He did not die to make men savable, but to save them. CHSpurgeon

If we can trust the sufferings of Christ for our sake then we can trust Christ when we suffer for His sake. TozerAW

Dads: Bedtime stories mean more to your kids than you will ever know. PJ_Smyth

Jonathan Edwards says that a lack of external expression in worship can actually destroy Christian community and devotion. “Some bodily worship is necessary to give liberty to our own devotion; yea though in secret, so more when with others . . . ‘Tis necessary that there should be something bodily and visible in the worship of a congregation; otherwise, there can be no communion at all.from desiring god blog.

Any area of life that does not have an expectation of good is under the influence of lie. Bill Johnson

Neither the length nor eloquence of your prayers causes God to answer. God responds to faith. See Mark 11:24 RickWarren

When electricity was first discovered, it was considered by most observers to be an amusing novelty. Few people could conceive of the potential of the power of electricity to drive industry and light whole cities. When people speak with Other Tongues it is a sign of the unspeakable potential of the power of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit of God will permeate our entire ministry, if we let Him. Agreed? REINHARD BONNKE

I’m not moved by statistics. That’s yesterday. Today and tomorrow belong to me. All I’m moved by is what God has said his will is. The pattern that Jesus gave us. Jesus healed everyone oppressed by the devil. He never once said “I’d like to heal you but the father is using this to make you a better person.” Bill Johnson

I am living in denial. I deny the devil the right to influence my life! Bill Johnson