Fave Quotes Friday

As I was researching quotes, these grabbed me…
“We cannot be too careful about the words we use; we start out using them and they end up using us.”
Eugene H. Peterson (Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places: A Conversation in Spiritual Theology)
One great power of sin is that it blinds men so that they do not recognize its true character. – Andrew Murray
Our love to God is measured by our everyday fellowship with others and the love it displays. – Andrew Murray
As a Christian I am called to treat my enemy as a brother and to meet hostility with love. My behavior is thus determined not by the way others treat me, but by the treatment I receive from Jesus. The Cost of Discipleship – Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“Rules for Self Discovery:
1. What we want most;
2. What we think about most;
3. How we use our money;
4. What we do with our leisure time;
5. The company we enjoy;
6. Who and what we admire;
7. What we laugh at.”
A.W. Tozer
We ought not to be weary of doing little things for the love of God, who regards not the greatness of the work, but the love with which it is performed. – Brother Lawrence
One way to recall the mind easily in the time of prayer, and preserve it more in tranquility, is not to let it wander too far at other times. You should keep it strictly in the Presence of God; and , being accustomed to think of Him often, you will find it easy to keep your mind calm in the time of prayer, or at least to recall it from its wonderings. –
Brother Lawrence
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4 thoughts on “Fave Quotes Friday

  1. This is a long but worthy quote from Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns, that I just finished.
    “Ask and it shall be given you,'” I began. “‘Seek and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you; For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.’ We have the same message in the Book of Saint John,” I said, sounding for all the world like a preacher….”
    Well, but how could I just stop there? Those words were worse than nothing if I didn’t tell what they meant to Grandpa. Looking at the long rough box, I spoke timid, in a mumbled voice. Not preachified at all. “Grandpa didn’t think Jesus meant, by that, that we should ast God for things, or for special favors. He said we could trust that in the nature of things, without astin’, we’ll get lots of blessin’s and happy surprises and maybe a miracle or two. When Jesus said ast and you’ll get it, He meant things of the spirit, not the flesh. Right now for instance, I could ast, ‘Lord please raise Grandpa from the dead,’ but it wouldn’t happen. But I can say, ‘Please, God, comfort me,’ and I’ll get heart’s ease. Grandpa said Jesus meant us to ast for hope, forgiveness, and all that. Ast, ‘Hep us not be scared, hep us not be greedy, give us courage to try.” I was really carried away. “Ast any such and God will give it to you. But don’t ast Him not to let fire burn, or say spare me from death. At least, uh, that’s what Grandpa said.”

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