Men may spurn our appeals, reject our message, oppose our arguments, despise our persons, but they are helpless against our prayers. --J. Sidlow Baxter
God never gives us discernment in order that we may criticize, but that we may intercede. --Oswald Chambers
The supreme thing is worship. The attitude of worship is the attitude of a subject bent before the King...the fundamental thought is that of prostration, of bowing down. --Campbell Morgan
Learn to worship God as the God who does wonders, who wishes to prove in you that He can do something supernatural and divine. --Andrew Murray
God's way of answering the Christian's prayer for more patience, experience, hope, and love often is to put him into the furnace of affliction. --Richard Cecil
1.“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.” ― Haruki Murakami
2. “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” – Maya Angelou
3. “The most beautiful people I've known are those who have known trials, have known struggles, have known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.” ― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
4. “The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.” – Randy Pausch
5. “Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.” - Zig Ziglar
6. “Adversity is like a strong wind. I don't mean just that it holds us back from places we might otherwise go. It also tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that afterward we see ourselves as we really are, and not merely as we might like to be.” ― Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha
7. “The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.” – Moliere
8. “I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.” ― Thomas A. Edison
9. “I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan
10. “You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It won’t happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life.” – Joel Osteen
"Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance."
~ Samuel Johnson
"If you are going through hell, keep going."
~ Winston Churchill
"No great thing is created suddenly."
"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."
~ Thomas Edison
"You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it."
~ Maya Angelou
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
― Theodore Roosevelt
"There comes a special moment in everyone's life, a moment for which that person was born. That special opportunity, when he seizes it, will fulfill his mission—a mission for which he is uniquely qualified. In that moment he finds greatness. It is his finest hour."
~ Winston Churchill
"The secret of a leader lies in the tests he has faced over the whole course of his life and the habit of action he develops in meeting those tests."
~ Gail Sheehy
"If I had not been in prison, I would not have been able to achieve the most difficult task in life, and that is changing myself."
~ Nelson Mandela
"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, `I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' The danger lies in refusing to face the fear, in not daring to come to grips with it."
~ Eleanor Roosevelt
"Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy, to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter, and to lead but not manipulate" ~ William Arthur Ward
"Nearly all men can stand the test of adversity, but if you really want to test a man's character, give him power." ~ Abraham Lincoln
"Mrs. Hopewell had no bad qualities of her own but she was able to use other people's in such a constructive way that she never felt the lack." ~ Flannery O'Connor (in her short story Good Country People)
"Men are so simple and yield so readily to the desires of the moment that he who will trick will always find another who will suffer to be tricked." ~ Niccolo Machiavelli
"Love comes when manipulation stops; when you think more about the other person than about his or her reactions to you. When you dare to reveal yourself fully. When you dare to be vulnerable." ~ Joyce Brothers
"The time to relax is when you don't have time for it." ~ Sydney J. Harris
"The key is in not spending time, but in investing it." ~ Stephen R. Covey
"To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing." ~ Eva Young
"Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
"We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give." ~ Winston Churchill
"Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction." ~ John Crosby
Your life and my life flow into each other as wave flows into wave, and unless there is peace and joy and freedom for you, there can be no real peace or joy or freedom for me. To see reality--not as we expect it to be but as it is--is to see that unless we live for each other and in and through each other, we do not really live very satisfactorily; that there can really be life only where there really is, in just this sense, love. Frederick Buechner
If you forget me, one of the ways I remember who I am will be gone. If you forget me, part of who I am will be gone. Frederick Buechner
If we are to love our neighbors, before doing anything else we must see our neighbors. With our imagination as well as our eyes, that is to say like artists, we must see not just their faces but the life behind and within their faces. Here it is love that is the frame we see them in. Frederick Buechner
First John 3:16 shows that true love is climaxed by our being willing to lay down our lives for fellow believers. Theodore Epp
Loving the world destroys our relationship with God, it denies our faith in God, and it discounts our future with God. David Jeremiah
Do we approach God from a beggar's perspective or as His cherished child? If we have any difficulty seeing Him as our loving Father, we need to ask Him to help us develop a healthy Father/child relationship. David Jeremiah
Love is commitment; love is a relationship that never gives up. Author: Jerry Falwell
When life on earth is ending, people don't surround themselves with objects. What we want around us is people –
people we love and have relationships with. Rick Warren
Four of the Ten Commandments deal with our relationship to God while the other six deal with our relationships with people. But all ten are about relationships. Rick Warren
Christianity is not a religion or a philosophy, but a relationship and a lifestyle. The core of that lifestyle is thinking of others, as Jesus did, instead of ourselves. Rick Warren