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Encouraging Quotes

"Whatever we are doing, even if we are reading the Word or praying, we should stop for a few minutes -- as often as possible -- to praise God from the depths of our hearts, to enjoy Him there in secret. Since you believe that God is always with you no matter what you may be doing, why shouldn't you stop for a while to adore Him, to praise Him, to petition Him, to offer Him your heart, and to thank Him?" Brother Lawrence

"There is nothing but God's grace. We walk upon it. We breathe it. We live by it and we die in it." Robert Louis Stevenson

"You have no strength but what God gives you, and you can have all the strength that God can give." Andrew Murray

"Wonder is the basis of worship."  Thomas Carlyle

"Faith is not an effort, a striving, a ceaseless seeking, as so many earnest souls suppose, but rather, a letting go, an abandonment, an abiding rest in God that nothing, not even the soul's shortcomings can disturb." Unknown

"God never asks us to give up anything unless He intends to replace it with something better." George Mueller

"He who would not die for Jesus will never truly live for Jesus; for to earnestly live for Him requires dying daily to the self-will that we may do His will."

"God insists that we ask, not because He needs to know our situation, but because we need the spiritual discipline of asking." Catherine Marshall

"When God wants to do His great works, He trains somebody to be quiet enough and little enough, then uses that person." Hudson Taylor

"God creates out of nothing. Therefore, until a man is nothing, God can make nothing out of him." Martin Luther

"Joy is not happiness as much as it is gladness; it is the ecstasy of eternity in a soul that has made peace with God and is ready to do His will." Unknown 

"Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservation." Elton Trueblood

"Be patient with each other, there are no shortcuts to spirituality. The growing of fruit takes time." Unknown

"The greatness of a man is not measured by his power or ability, but by the measure of his surrender to God." Unknown

"The person who insists on seeing with perfect clarity before he follows Christ in the way, will never obey God's call to walk by faith. To Abraham God said, 'Leave your country and your people and your father's household, and go to the place I will (that is, in the future, far down the road) show you."

"When, as a husband or wife, you are confronted with a very difficult choice, do what is best for your spouse and your children and God will honor it."

"If you'd ever really gotten inside the mind of Jesus, ever had a single taste of His burning love, considerations of your own loss or gain would mean nothing." Thomas A'Kempis

"It is possible to give without loving, but it is impossible to love without giving." Richard Braumstein

"Though we do not have our Lord Jesus with us in bodily presence, we have our neighbor, who, for the ends of love and loving service, is as good as our Lord Himself." Teresa of Avila

"To do so no more is the best repentance." Martin Luther

"No one gives himself freely and willingly to God's service unless, having tasted His Fatherly love, he is drawn to love and worship Him in return." John Calvin

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