Quotes

Here are some quotes I have collected:

When we can see the Savior ’s face without a veil between, then temptation has no power over us, for all the glittering gems that sin can offer by way of pleasure are eclipsed in tender brilliance and Divine attraction by the heavenly Pearl of Joy in the dear Savior which we posses! From Spurgeon’s “How to Become Full of Joy” Sermon #3272

Next ones form this vid:

“It’s not impressive to be a good law keeper. What is impressive to people is sacrifice. Because sacrifice in the cause of love looks like you have a treasure different from the world”

Piper

“Paul uses that strange phrase. Sorrowful. Yet always rejoicing. That’s my life as a pastor…there is never a day in my pastoral life where I am not sad. Ever. That’s how many people we have got. Somebodies always broken. Someone is always in the hospital. Some marriage is always in trouble. Some kid is always breaking his parent’s heart. Two saints are always niggling at each other. Always, there is never a day when you are not sad. And rejoicing. In it. Because you have a great reward, and he is working it all together for good.” Piper

“The key to living an unwasted life, a life that counts, is doing the kinds of deeds, Oh, there are 10,000 of them, that will flow from a heart embattled by difficulties and resting in the supreme value of Jesus Christ. My great reward. ” Piper

When Steve Jobs  was asked if his children loved of the ipad. He replied

“They haven’t used it. We limit how much technology our kids use at home.” Steve Jobs

“every evening Steve made a point of having dinner at the big long table in their kitchen, discussing books and history and a variety of things. No one ever pulled out an iPad or computer”. Walter Isaacson Steve Job’s Biographer

 

You can quote me on that (part 11)

Here are some more quotes. Not all are positive but all where interesting in some way. Reading them through again they are a bit of a mixed bag actually:

Steff Listern quoted Spurgeon about the Phoenician woman at the last Prayer and fasting. Can’t find the exact quote but its something like: “She asks and doesn’t get an answer so she reasons that he has not said no so all is well! Then she asks again and he speaks! She has word now from his lips and so is confident that works will follow! Then he calls her a dog. A dog she reasons is part of the family, and get crumbs from under the table!”

Elijah in the Old covenant  caused famine, called down fire, summoned bears to tear apart youths. In the New Covenant Elijah will restore the hearts of the fathers to the children and the children to their fathers. It all changes! It’s not judgment but reconciliation. (He emphasizes the discontinuity) Kris Vallotton

It seems to me to be very, very hard to come up with an atheistic explanation of conscience, any more than you could have a compass without a magnetic north. PETER HITCHENS

Hunger is an escort to the deeper things of God, You satisfy! Misty Edwards

When are my greatest moments of doubt? Often when I’m reading the Old Testament or indeed the Epistles of St. Paul. I do find them rather provoking towards feelings of, oh, no, do I really have to put up with this? PETER HITCHENS

When you tell God you love him he puts it on speaker phone” Bill Johnson

Mercy is not getting what you do deserve. Mercy is getting what you don’t deserve. If a policeman stops you for speeding and doesn’t give you a ticket – that’s mercy. If he stops you for speeding and gives you $1000 that’s grace. Kris Vallotton

“Christianity is not about God it’s being with God.” Joaquin Evans

“There is a divine, redemptive nuclear power in words.” Rob Bell

‘I had so many irons in the fire I put the fire out!!’ – J John

Religion looks in at the party through the window. From the cold street outside it makes a virtue of freezing to death. Jesus invites us in to the warm to eat and drink with him.   me:-)

You can quote me on that (part 10)

A few more quotes that caught my attention> I thought I’d add a few comments about them this time:

Parents: Shouting to make your children obey you is like using the horn to steer your car, and you get about the same results. PJ Smyth

(me – I totally agree. I don’t think I have ever shouted at my kids)

Faith is the eye to see the unseen. Physical optics are not the instrument to see God. He is a Spirit. Human eyes are too weak to discern “the invisible God, the King eternal, immortal, invisible” (Col 1:15; 1 Tim 1:17). We have to deal with Him as He is. “He who comes to God must believe that He is…” (Hebrews 11:6). Trust Him. REINHARD BONNKE

(me – I can see God healing people with the eye of faith. I just know he is going to. “Seeing is believing” is actually more true of the eye of faith than the natural eye.).

Whatever poison Satan produces, God turns into medicine for his elect Calvin.

( me – I love this way of putting it. One of my top 10 favorite words is “superintend”. What some intend for evil, God intends for good. God works everything for the good of those that love him. I was with someone recently who is facing some great health challenges with this truth deep in his heart. It’s so true!)

Dads: a recent survey says that Dad’s spend 3 mins per day talking to their kids and 3 hrs watching TV. PJ Smyth

(me – I’ve been keeping track of how I spend my time this week and was pleasantly surprised at how much I have been able to spend with my family. I live with a constant desire to be with them more so it felt like much less.)

Parents: Tell your kids: I love you when you are good. I love you when you are naughty. I love you all time. PJ Smyth

(me – more great advice. I never want to miss an opportunity to tell them how much I love them.)

If the great things of religion are rightly understood, they will affect the heart. Jonathan Edwards

(me – my brother told me this quote many years ago and I have never forgot it. These last few months though have seen an increasing experience of it.)

We may speak very boldly and very positively when we speak in His name. If you have any doubt about what you are going to preach, do not preach till you have gotten rid of your doubts. If you have smoke in your room, do not ask your friend in—enjoy it yourself if you like it, but, until the chimney has been swept and the air has been purified—do not invite visitors. Doubts about this doctrine and that had better not be brought forward by us—we certainly cannot expect to do any good by what we, ourselves, do not believe! We must preach that which we are sure is true because we dare set the hand and seal of Christ to it as the very Truth of God which He has made us to know by the effectual working of His Holy Spirit. Spurgeon on preaching truth

(me – When I preach I want to stir faith through a confident conviction in the truth. That’s why I agonise for hours over each small point of doctrine. If I am nor sure I read and pray until I am or step back until I am confident of the bigger picture. I like blogging as I can be more exploratory in my communons. )

Royalty is my identity. Servanthood is my assignment. Intimacy with God is my life source. billjohnsonBJM

(me – I love these short pithy statements by  Bill Johnson. I’m off to enjoy intimacy with God right now! )

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 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 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