“As we draw on the grace of God
He increases voluntary poverty all along the line.
Always give the best you have got every time;
never think about who you are giving it to;
let other people take it or leave it as they choose.
Pour out the best you have, and always be poor.
Never reserve anything;
never be diplomatic and careful
about the treasures God gives you.”
Holy, holy, holy, holy,
Holy holy, Lord God Almighty!
And we lift our hearts before You
As a token of our love,
Holy, holy, holy, holy
Beautiful quote shared by my friend Robin; check out her Global Worship Facebook page. Such an awesome family doing the powerful work of ministry!
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be ____ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that others don’t feel insecure around you. We are born to make manifest the glory of God within us. It is not just in some of us, it is in all believers. And as we let our light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” – Marianne Williamson
Ewwwwww…oohhhh…Just had to post this one. I like this one.
Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace;
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is error, truth;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, Grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console;
To be understood as to understand;
To be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life
“I believe in GOD like I believe in the sun; because with it, I can see all else.”
Also, Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote about the cost of discipleship, and this is probably where the pastor got this line from:
The price it cost for us to be HIS children should not come cheap to us.
..Truer words were never spoken, I believe.
I believe C.S. Lewis also said something to the affect that he couldn’t see air, but he needed it to breathe, just as a person can’t see GOD, but you need him breathe as well. I really should look up the exact quote on that. The funny thing is, I’m sure where I saw it was at a souvenir shop in Orange Beach, Alabama — it was just some awesome piece of summer-shanty art that you’d use for a condo or a porch. But still, very very memorable.
I found this snippet today, I think the first quote is either from Jack Graham or Charles Stanley. Either way, it’s a good one; one that, I believe, most people struggle with. I really like this though; if we made all the money we wanted, we’d loose our dependency on GOD and that’s bad. All blessings come through HIM, not our employer, or because of our hard work. Trying to be self-reliant is being outside of the Will of GOD. Be careful about that….
No man has the right to make all the money he can. If he did, he might find himself making money the wrong way – Seek ye first the kingdom of heaven. You might say, Preacher, I’ve gotta live – No, you gotta die.
HBO – Hell’s Box Office.
This is another one – It says so much about today’s life and the way we live. It starts with the little choices, like choosing not to read your Bible today, then the next, and the next. Before you know it, you haven’t been in The Word and you stop being in The Word, and then you’re separated from GOD. I look back on my past life(lives) and realize just how easy and quickly it happens. Just one beer, then just two. So many things. We must be ever diligent, ever watchful, ever faithful. I don’t want to ever find myself living the life of “that person” again. Thanks be to GOD that he has redeemed me and set me free from who I used to be.
Lot moved into Sodom one inch at a time. First he pitched his tent outside of Sodom, but then later he was dwelling inside of Sodom, then he was at the gates of Sodom – Being “at the gates” means that he’s a city counselor, an Alderman!!