A Different Kind of Blog – Part Two

Some things to think about … not just read and agree or disagree with. But, some things to think deeply about. These quotes contain a great deal of wisdom and depth…

We have so persistently dissembled the power of the Gospel … that it is pardonable if those who judge of it by us should doubt whether it is anything more efficacious and inspiring than the pathetic guesses which adorn the writings of philosophy.        Canon B.F. Westcott

Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.        C.S. Lewis

God delights to delegate His power to men, when He can find believing and obedient servants to accept and exercise it.       John A. MacMillan

Without God’s Spirit, there is nothing we can do that will count for God’s Kingdom. Without God’s Spirit, the Church simply can’t be the Church.      N.T. Wright

God’s looking for people through whom He can do the impossible. What a pity that we plan only things we can do by ourselves.         A.W. Tozer

God loves with a great love the man whose heart is bursting with a passion for the impossible.  William Booth

It takes courage to move away from the safe place into the unknown, even when we know that the safe place offers false safety and the unknown promises us a saving intimacy with God.        Henri Nouwen

Christianity should give more offence, more shock to the world than what it is doing.    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Before we do anything else, we must become convinced of our selective deafness to a great deal we should be listening to.    Benedict J. Groeschel

The truth is like a lion; you don’t need to defend it. Just let it loose; it will defend itself.      Saint Augustine

In almost everything that touches our everyday life on planet Earth, God is pleased when we’re pleased. He wills that we be as free as birds to soar and sing our maker’s praise without anxiety.     A.W. Tozer

We may excuse the spiritual poverty of our preaching in many ways, but the true secret will be found in the lack of urgent prayer for God’s presence in the power of the Holy Spirit.      E.M. Bounds

You become like what you worship. When you gaze in awe, admiration, and wonder at something or someone, you begin to take on something of the character of the object of your worship.       N.T. Wright

Thou hast formed us for Thyself, and our hearts are restless until they find rest in Thee.       Saint Augustine

Don’t worry that you’re not strong enough before you begin. It is in the Journey that God makes you strong.      Anonymous

Ships in a harbor are safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.        John Shedd

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.  C.S. Lewis

There will never be any awakening in me unless I am called out of darkness by Him who is light.  Thomas Merton