ᐅ143+ Christian Quotes To Inspire Life, Love and Faith

“Prayer does not enable us to do a greater work for God. Prayer is a greater work for God.

"Prayer does not enable us to do a greater work for God. Prayer is a greater work for God." ~ Thomas Chalmers

“I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in

"I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God's hands, that I still possess." ~ Martin Luther

“If we do not fill our mind with prayer, it will fill itself with anxieties, worries, temptations

"If we do not fill our mind with prayer, it will fill itself with anxieties, worries, temptations, resentments, and unwelcome memories." ~ Scott Hahn

“A Christian is: a mind through which Christ thinks, a heart through which Christ loves

"A Christian is: a mind through which Christ thinks, a heart through which Christ loves, a voice through which Christ speaks, and a hand through which Christ helps." ~ Saint Augustine

“The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make

"The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us." ~ C. S. Lewis

“Peace doesn’t come from finding a lake with no storms. It comes from having Jesus in the boat.

"Peace doesn't come from finding a lake with no storms. It comes from having Jesus in the boat." ~ John Ortberg

“To know that God knows everything about me and yet loves me is indeed my ultimate

"To know that God knows everything about me and yet loves me is indeed my ultimate consolation." ~ R. C. Sproul

“We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won’t need to tell anybody it does.

"We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining- they just shine." ~ Dwight L. Moody

“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can." ~ John Wesley

“The reason why many fail in battle is because they wait until the hour of battle. The reason

"The reason why many fail in battle is because they wait until the hour of battle. The reason why others succeed is because they have gained their victory on their knees long before the battle came. Anticipate your battles; fight them on your knees before temptation comes, and you will always have victory." ~ R. A. Torrey

“We are secure, not because we hold tightly to Jesus, but because He holds tightly to us.”

"We are secure, not because we hold tightly to Jesus, but because He holds tightly to us." ~ R. C. Sproul

“God doesn’t break things so He can fix them; He fixes broken things so He can use them.”

"God doesn't break things so He can fix them; He fixes broken things so He can use them." ~ Bob Goff

“Christ is a substitute for everything, but nothing is a substitute for Christ.”

"Christ is a substitute for everything, but nothing is a substitute for Christ." ~ Henry Allen Ironside

“You weren’t put on earth to be remembered. You were put here to prepare for eternity.”

"You weren't put on earth to be remembered. You were put here to prepare for eternity." ~ Rick Warren

“Preach Christ or nothing: don’t dispute or discuss except with your eye on the cross.”

"Preach Christ or nothing: don't dispute or discuss except with your eye on the cross." ~ Charles Spurgeon

“It is not great men who change the world, but weak men in the hands of a great God.”

"It is not great men who change the world, but weak men in the hands of a great God." ~ Brother Yun

“Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion – it is a daily process

"Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion - it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ." ~ Billy Graham

“Trying to do the Lord’s work in your own strength is the most confusing, exhausting

"Trying to do the Lord's work in your own strength is the most confusing, exhausting, and tedious of all work. But when you are filled with the Holy Spirit, then the ministry of Jesus just flows out of you." ~ Corrie Ten Boom

“Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?”

"Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?" ~ Corrie Ten Boom

“You were made by God and for God, and until you understand that, life will never make sense.

"You were made by God and for God, and until you understand that, life will never make sense." ~ Rick Warren

“I thought when I became a Christian I had nothing to do but just to lay my oars in

"I thought when I became a Christian I had nothing to do but just to lay my oars in the bottom of the boat and float along. But I soon found that I would have to go against the current." ~ Dwight L. Moody

“God has a time for everything, a perfect schedule. He is never too soon, never too late

"God has a time for everything, a perfect schedule. He is never too soon, never too late. The when of His will is as important as the what and the how." ~ Richard Halverson

“There is more grace in God’s heart than there is sin in your past.”

"There is more grace in God's heart than there is sin in your past." ~ Erwin W. Lutzer

“Religion says earn your life. Secular society says create your life. Jesus says, ‘My life for your life.

"Religion says earn your life. Secular society says create your life. Jesus says, 'My life for your life." ~ Timothy Keller

"Christians are usually sincere and well-intentioned people until you get to any real issues of ego, control power, money, pleasure, and security. Then they tend to be pretty much like everybody else. We often given a bogus version of the Gospel, some fast-food religion, without any deep transformation of the self; and the result has been the spiritual disaster of "Christian" countries that tend to be as consumer-oriented, proud, warlike, racist, class conscious, and addictive as everybody else-and often more so, I'm afraid." ~ Richard Rohr

“The best way to show that a stick is crooked is not to argue about it or to spend time

"The best way to show that a stick is crooked is not to argue about it or to spend time denouncing it, but to lay a straight stick alongside it" ~ Dwight L. Moody

“If you profess to be a Christian, yet find full satisfaction in worldly pleasures and pursuits,

"If you profess to be a Christian, yet find full satisfaction in worldly pleasures and pursuits, your profession is false." ~ Charles Spurgeon

“God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying

"God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, 'I love you.'" ~ Billy Graham

“Stop focusing on what’s wrong with everyone else and start focusing on how blessed you are.

"Stop focusing on what's wrong with everyone else and start focusing on how blessed you are." ~ Joyce Meyer

“Grace woke you up this morning, grace started you on your way and grace enabled

"Grace woke you up this morning, grace started you on your way and grace enabled you to survive until this very moment." ~ Charles E. Blake

“The world never burned a casual Christian at the stake.”

"The world never burned a casual Christian at the stake." ~ John R. Rice

“As you read the Word of God today, read it with expectancy and anticipation for the changes

"As you read the Word of God today, read it with expectancy and anticipation for the changes it will make in you." ~ David Jeremiah

“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but

"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else." ~ C. S. Lewis

“There is no circumstance, no trouble, no testing, that can ever touch me until, first of all

"There is no circumstance, no trouble, no testing, that can ever touch me until, first of all, it has gone past God and past Christ, right through to me. If it has come that far, it has come with great purpose." ~ Alan Redpath

“When you take time with God and listen to His voice, He renews your strength and enables

"When you take time with God and listen to His voice, He renews your strength and enables you to handle life." ~ Joyce Meyer

“Nobody can do as much damage to the church of God as the man who is within its walls

"Nobody can do as much damage to the church of God as the man who is within its walls, but not within its life." ~ Charles Spurgeon

“Man gives you the award but God gives you the reward.”

"Man gives you the award but God gives you the reward." ~ Denzel Washington

“Worry and anxiety are sand in the machinery of life; faith is the oil.”

"Worry and anxiety are sand in the machinery of life; faith is the oil." ~ E. Stanley Jones

“Your identity is firmly anchored in Christ’s accomplishment, not yours; his strength,

"Your identity is firmly anchored in Christ's accomplishment, not yours; his strength, not yours; his performance, not yours; his victory, not yours." ~ Tullian Tchividjian

“Love your children-and let them know you love them. Children who experience love find it far

"Love your children-and let them know you love them. Children who experience love find it far easier to believe God loves them." ~ Billy Graham

“Your life is not your own: it belongs to God. To “be yourself” is to be and do what God wants

"Your life is not your own: it belongs to God. To "be yourself" is to be and do what God wants you to be and do, knowing that God created you for a mission and knows you and your mission better than you do." ~ Leonard Sweet

“How do we bring glory to God? The Bible’s short answer is: by growing more and more like

"How do we bring glory to God? The Bible’s short answer is: by growing more and more like Jesus Christ." ~ Sinclair B. Ferguson

“Sometimes God lets you be in a situation that only He can fix so that you can see that He is the

"Sometimes God lets you be in a situation that only He can fix so that you can see that He is the One who fixes it. Rest. He's got it." ~ Tony Evans

“God often hides His blessing in trouble or trial, which makes it all the sweeter when it comes

"God often hides His blessing in trouble or trial, which makes it all the sweeter when it comes our way." ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer

“Praying is what confirms our true belief that we cannot succeed without God, and its

"Praying is what confirms our true belief that we cannot succeed without God, and its absence confirms the exact opposite." ~ James MacDonald

“Pray; and as you pray, surrender; and as you surrender, believe.”

"Pray; and as you pray, surrender; and as you surrender, believe." ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer

“My prayer today is that we will feel the loving arms of God wrapped around us, and will

"My prayer today is that we will feel the loving arms of God wrapped around us, and will know in our hearts that He will never forsake us as we trust in Him." ~ Billy Graham

“The greatest joy of a Christian is to give joy to Christ.”

"The greatest joy of a Christian is to give joy to Christ." ~ Charles Spurgeon

“If people would do for God what they do for the world, what a great number of Christians

"If people would do for God what they do for the world, what a great number of Christians would go to Heaven." ~ John Vianney

“The only Christian you want to listen to is the one who gives you more of a hunger for God.”

"The only Christian you want to listen to is the one who gives you more of a hunger for God." ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer

“The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement.

"The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, 'O God, forgive me,' or 'Help me.'" ~ Billy Graham

“Every time we deny ourselves in order to serve someone else, we grow in Christ.”

"Every time we deny ourselves in order to serve someone else, we grow in Christ." ~ David Jeremiah

“In the day of prosperity we have many refuges to resort to; in the day of adversity, only one.”

"In the day of prosperity we have many refuges to resort to; in the day of adversity, only one." ~ Horatius Bonar

“We can always find a reason to praise. Situations change for better and for worse, but God’s worth

"We can always find a reason to praise. Situations change for better and for worse, but God's worth never changes." ~ Matt Redman

"Probably the greatest tragedy of the church throughout its long and checkered history has been its constant tendency to conform to the prevailing culture instead of developing a Christian counter-culture ." ~ John Stott

“My home is in Heaven. I’m just traveling through this world.”

"My home is in Heaven. I'm just traveling through this world." ~ Billy Graham

“God didn’t give you the strength to get back on your feet so that you can run back to the same

"God didn't give you the strength to get back on your feet so that you can run back to the same things that knocked you down." ~ Marvin Sapp

“Any day that we don’t give up puts us one day closer to success!”

"Any day that we don't give up puts us one day closer to success!" ~ Joyce Meyer

“The depth of our repentance will determine the depth of our revival.”

"The depth of our repentance will determine the depth of our revival." ~ Frank Bartleman

“God is never late, we’re just impatient.”

"God is never late, we're just impatient." ~ LeCrae

“Don’t believe everything you think. You cannot be trusted to tell yourself the truth.

"Don't believe everything you think. You cannot be trusted to tell yourself the truth. Stay in The Word." ~ Jerry Bridges

"Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear or hate them. The second is that to love someone means you agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense. You don’t have to compromise convictions to be compassionate." ~ Rick Warren

“To gather with God’s people in united adoration of the Father is as necessary to the Christian

"To gather with God's people in united adoration of the Father is as necessary to the Christian life as prayer." ~ Martin Luther

“God is looking for those with whom He can do the impossible – what a pity that we plan only

"God is looking for those with whom He can do the impossible - what a pity that we plan only the things that we can do by ourselves." ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer

“A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God’s truth

"A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God's truth is attacked and yet would remain silent." ~ John Calvin

“We need to replace the lies of the enemy with the truth of God; to do so we need to know

"We need to replace the lies of the enemy with the truth of God; to do so we need to know the truth of God." ~ Christine Caine

“I believe that the happiest of all Christians and the truest of Christians are those who never

"I believe that the happiest of all Christians and the truest of Christians are those who never dare to doubt God, but take His Word simply as it stands, and believe it, and ask no questions, just feeling assured that if God has said it, it will be so." ~ Charles Spurgeon

“You might as well try to hear without ears or breathe without lungs, as to try to live a Christian

"You might as well try to hear without ears or breathe without lungs, as to try to live a Christian life without the Spirit of God in your heart." ~ Dwight L. Moody

"Use me, God. Show me how to take who I am, who I want to be, and what I can do, and use it for a purpose greater than myself." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Job never saw why he suffered, but he saw God, and that was enough.”

"Job never saw why he suffered, but he saw God, and that was enough." ~ Timothy Keller

“God’s grace does not come to people who morally outperform others, but to those who

"God’s grace does not come to people who morally outperform others, but to those who admit their failure to perform and who acknowledge their need for a Savior." ~ Timothy Keller

“Peace comes not from the absence of trouble, but from the presence of God.”

"Peace comes not from the absence of trouble, but from the presence of God." ~ Alexander MacLaren

“The fewer the words, the better the prayer.”

"The fewer the words, the better the prayer." ~ Martin Luther

"The man who does not learn to wait upon the Lord and have his thoughts molded by Him will never possess that steady purpose and calm trust, which is essential to the exercise of wise influence upon others, in times of crisis and difficulty." ~ Dixon Edward Hoste

“In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.”

"In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart." ~ John Bunyan

“God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supply.”

"God's work done in God's way will never lack God's supply." ~ Hudson Taylor

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience,

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

“How you live your life is a testimony of what you believe about God.”

"How you live your life is a testimony of what you believe about God." ~ Henry Blackaby

“Before you speak to me about your religion, first show it to me in how you treat other people

"Before you speak to me about your religion, first show it to me in how you treat other people. Before you tell me how much you love your God, show me in how much you love all His children." ~ Cory Booker

“To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.”

"To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing." ~ Martin Luther

“Your mind was made to know and love God.”

"Your mind was made to know and love God." ~ John Piper

“Pray for great things, expect great things, work for great things, but above all pray.”

"Pray for great things, expect great things, work for great things, but above all pray." ~ R. A. Torrey

“If you seek answers you won’t find them, but if you seek God, the answers will find you.”

"If you seek answers you won't find them, but if you seek God, the answers will find you." ~ Mark Batterson

“Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want. It is the belief that God will do what is

"Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want. It is the belief that God will do what is right." ~ Max Lucado

“We look upon prayer simply as a means of getting things for ourselves, but the

"We look upon prayer simply as a means of getting things for ourselves, but the biblical purpose of prayer is that we may get to know God Himself." ~ Oswald Chambers

“When our trials come, when we feel pain and suffering, when our tears flow again

"When our trials come, when we feel pain and suffering, when our tears flow again, it is our joy and comfort to lift our faces heavenward and to go on, standing on the promises of God." ~ W. A. Criswell

“Only he who can say, ‘The Lord is the strength of my life’ can go on to say, ‘Of whom shall

"Only he who can say, 'The Lord is the strength of my life' can go on to say, 'Of whom shall I be afraid?'" ~ Alexander MacLaren

“We must be global Christians with a global vision because our God is a global God.”

"We must be global Christians with a global vision because our God is a global God." ~ John Stott

“We have become so engrossed in the work of the Lord that we have forgotten the Lord

"We have become so engrossed in the work of the Lord that we have forgotten the Lord of the work." ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer

“If we empty our hearts of self God will fill them with His love.”

"If we empty our hearts of self God will fill them with His love." ~ Charles Spurgeon

“If Jesus Christ be God and died for me, then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for

"If Jesus Christ be God and died for me, then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for Him." ~ Charles Studd

“Do all you can to preach the gospel and if necessary use words!”

"Do all you can to preach the gospel and if necessary use words!" ~ Francis of Assisi

“Replace what you don’t know about the future with what you do know about God!”

"Replace what you don't know about the future with what you do know about God!" ~ Christine Caine

“Are we in love with God or just His stuff?”

"Are we in love with God or just His stuff?" ~ Francis Chan

“Ordinary people who faithfully, diligently, and consistently do simple things that are right

"Ordinary people who faithfully, diligently, and consistently do simple things that are right before God will bring forth extraordinary results." ~ David A. Bednar

“The furnace of affliction is a good place for you, Christian; it benefits you; it helps you to become

"The furnace of affliction is a good place for you, Christian; it benefits you; it helps you to become more like Christ, and it is fitting you for heaven." ~ Charles Spurgeon

"This letter [to the Romans] is truly the most important piece in the New Testament. It is purest Gospel. It is well worth a Christian's while not only to memorize it word for word but also to occupy himself with it daily, as though it were the daily bread of the soul. It is impossible to read or to meditate on this letter too much or too well. The more one deals with it, the more precious it becomes, and the better it tastes." ~ Martin Luther

“It is remarkable that in all of his writings Paul’s prayers for his friends contain no appeals for

"It is remarkable that in all of his writings Paul's prayers for his friends contain no appeals for changes in their circumstances." ~ Timothy Keller

“Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you

"Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile." ~ Billy Sunday

"Forgiveness must be immediate, whether or not a person asks for it. Trust must be rebuilt over time. Trust requires a track record. If someone hurts you repeatedly, you are commanded by God to forgive them instantly, but you are not expected to trust them immediately, and you are not expected to continue allowing them to hurt you." ~ Rick Warren

“I want to change my circumstances. God wants to change me.”

"I want to change my circumstances. God wants to change me." ~ Rick Warren

"Go to church once a week and nobody pays attention. Worship God seven days a week and you become strange!" ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer

“Real true faith is man’s weakness leaning on God’s strength.”

"Real true faith is man's weakness leaning on God's strength." ~ Dwight L. Moody

"Worry is not believing God will get it right, and bitterness is believing God got it wrong." ~ Timothy Keller

"The true Christian delights to read the Scriptures, because they tell him about his beloved Savior." ~ J. C. Ryle

“The big problem is not whether the Bible is true. The big problem is whether it is true in you.

"The big problem is not whether the Bible is true. The big problem is whether it is true in you." ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer

"It can not be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians, not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ!" ~ Unknown

"You will never forgive anyone more than God has already forgiven you." ~ Max Lucado

"It is not the bee's touching of the flower that gathers honey, but her abiding for a time upon the flower that draws out the sweet. It is not he that reads most, but he that meditates most, that will prove the choicest, sweetest, wisest and strongest Christian." ~ Thomas Brooks

"Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do--then do it with all your strength." ~ George Washington

"Don't wait until the moment of crisis. Plan ahead, hide God's Word in your heart, and pray in advance for victory, holiness, and a life pleasing to God." ~ David Jeremiah

"No healthy Christian ever chooses suffering; he chooses God's will, as Jesus did, whether it means suffering or not." ~ Oswald Chambers

“Nothing shall be lost that is done for God or in obedience to Him.”

"Nothing shall be lost that is done for God or in obedience to Him." ~ John Owen

"The first step on the way to victory is to recognize the enemy." ~ Corrie Ten Boom

"A religion that costs nothing is worth nothing. A cheap Christianity, without a cross, will prove in the end a useless Christianity, without a crown." ~ J. C. Ryle

"In all trouble you should seek God. You should not set Him over against your troubles, but within them. God can only relieve your troubles if you in your anxiety cling to Him. Trouble should not really be thought of as this thing or that in particular, for our whole life on earth involves trouble; and through the troubles of our earthly pilgrimage we find God." ~ Saint Augustine

"We shall not grow weary of waiting upon God if we remember how long and how graciously He once waited for us." ~ Charles Spurgeon

"What makes the Dead Sea dead? Because it is all the time receiving, never giving out anything. Why is it that many Christians are cold? Because they are all the time receiving, never giving out anything." ~ Dwight L. Moody

"There is no sweeter manner of living in the world than continuous communion with God." ~ Brother Lawrence

"Yes, religion and politics do mix. America is a nation based on biblical principles. Christian values dominate our government. The test of those values is the Bible. Politicians who do not use the bible to guide their public and private lives do not belong in office." ~ Beverly LaHaye

"Father, break my heart for what breaks yours. Give me open hands and open doors. Put your light in my eyes and let me see, that my own little world is not about me." ~ Matthew West

"My hope lives not because I am not a sinner, but because I am a sinner for whom Christ died; my trust is not that I am holy, but that being unholy, HE is my righteousness. My faith rests not upon what I am or shall be or feel or know, but in what Christ is, in what He has done, and in what He is now doing for me. Hallelujah!" ~ Charles Spurgeon

"There is actually only one thing you can dedicate to God, and that is your right to yourself. If you will give God your right to yourself, He will make a holy experiment out of you - and His experiments always succeed." ~ Oswald Chambers

"There is actually only one thing you can dedicate to God, and that is your right to yourself. If you will give God your right to yourself, He will make a holy experiment out of you - and His experiments always succeed." ~ Oswald Chambers

"He who has learned to pray has learned the greatest secret of a holy and happy life." ~ William Law

"If a man cannot be a Christian in the place where he is, he cannot be a Christian anywhere." ~ Henry Ward Beecher

"I don't want to play with marbles, when God told me to move mountains!" ~ Reinhard Bonnke

"If we are not full of Him we have nothing to offer to anyone else." ~ Heidi Baker

"Holiness is not the way to Christ. Christ is the way to holiness." ~ Adrian Rogers

"It costs something to be a real Christian, according to the standard of the Bible. There are enemies to be overcome, battles to be fought, sacrifices to be made, an Egypt to be forsaken, a wilderness to be passed through, a cross to be carried, a race to be run. Conversion is not putting a person in an arm-chair and taking them easily to heaven. It is the beginning of a mighty conflict, in which it costs much to win the victory." ~ J. C. Ryle

"Prayer is not trying to twist God’s arm to make Him do something. Prayer is receiving by faith what He has already done!" ~ Andrew Wommack

"Christianity does not begin with our pursuit of Christ, but with Christ’s pursuit of us." ~ David Platt

"God maintains a delicate balance between keeping his existence sufficiently evident so people will know he's there and yet hiding his presence enough so that people who want to choose to ignore him can do it. This way, their choice of destiny is really free." ~ J.P. Moreland

"Our little time of suffering is not worthy of our first night's welcome home to Heaven." ~ Samuel Rutherford

"God loves us the way we are, but too much to leave us that way." ~ Leighton Ford

"Remember: In the end, you're not living to impress your friends or your relatives or your coworkers. All of life is for Jesus." ~ Chris Tomlin

“Give Him your mess and let it become your message.”

"Give Him your mess and let it become your message." ~ Joyce Meyer

"All around you are people whose lives are filled with trouble and sorrow, and they need your compassion and encouragement." ~ Billy Graham

"The only real argument against the Bible is an unholy life. When a man argues against the Word of God, follow him home, and see if you cannot discover the reason of his enmity to the Word of the Lord. It lies in some sort of sin." ~ Charles Spurgeon

"The Devil did not tempt Adam and Eve to steal, to lie, to kill, to commit adultery; he tempted them to live independent of God." ~ Bob Jones, Sr.

"A passion to obey Christ is born out of our relationship with him. The more we love him, the more we want him to be a part of our affairs." ~ Calvin Miller

"The secret of Christian quietness is not indifference, but the knowledge that God is my Father, He loves me, and I shall never think of anything He will forget. With this knowledge, worry becomes an impossibility." ~ Oswald Chambers

"Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love." ~ Francis of Assisi

"You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure about you. We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us." ~ Marianne Williamson

"Expect great things from God, attempt great things for God." ~ William Carey

"If you want to know what Jesus meant by what Jesus said, pay attention to that Jesus did." ~ Andy Stanley

“It is only because he became like us that we can become like him.”

"It is only because he became like us that we can become like him." ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"Heaven doesn't make this life less important; it makes it more important." ~ Billy Graham

"God's grace is so powerful that it has the capacity to overcome our natural resistance to it." ~ R. C. Sproul

"Love the sinner, hate the sin? How about: Love the sinner, hate your own sin! I don't have time to hate your sin. There are too many of you! Hating my sin is a full-time job. How about you hate your sin, I'll hate my sin and let's just love each other!" ~ Mark Lowry

"While we are zealously performing the duties of good citizens and soldiers, we certainly ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of religion. To the distinguished character of Patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian." ~ George Washington

"We will all be far better spouses, parents, and leaders as we take time to grow in prayer." ~ Mike Bickle

"There are four things that we ought to do with the Word of God - admit it as the Word of God, commit it to our hearts and minds, submit to it, and transmit it to the world." ~ William Wilberforce

"The longer we remain without confessing, the worse it is for us, the more entangled we become in the bonds of sin, and therefore the more difficult it is to give an account." ~ John of Kronstadt

"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength." ~ Corrie Ten Boom

"We shouldn't pray for a lighter load to carry but a stronger back to endure! Then the world will see that God is with us, empowering us to live in a way that reflects his love and power." ~ Brother Yun

"We must alter our lives in order to alter our hearts, for it is impossible to live one way and pray another." ~ William Law

"God hears and He sees, and you are not alone in your struggles. Remain firm and stable, for God has your deliverance planned." ~ Joyce Meyer

"I have since learned that the most mature believer is the one who is bent over, leaning most heavily on the Lord, and admitting his total inability to do anything without Christ. The greatest Christian is not the one who has achieved the most but rather the one who has received the most." ~ Jim Cymbala

"Prayer is not a preparation for the battle; it is the battle!" ~ Leonard Ravenhill

"God, I pray Thee, light these idle sticks of my life and may I burn for Thee. Consume my life, my God, for it is Thine. I seek not a long life, but a full one, like you, Lord Jesus." ~ Jim Elliot

"Prayer is the preface to the book of Christian living; the text of the new life sermon; the girding on of the armor for battle; the pilgrim's preparation for his journey. It must be supplemented by action or it amounts to nothing." ~ Austin Phelps

"Had the doctrines of Jesus been preached always as pure as they came from his lips, the whole civilized world would now have been Christians." ~ Thomas Jefferson

"The book to read is not the one which thinks for you, but the one which makes you think. No book in the world equals the Bible for that." ~ Harper Lee

“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.”

"Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less." ~ C. S. Lewis

"Don’t concern yourself with being right in others’ eyes. And don’t secretly hope that their lives will fall apart so that your opinion will be vindicated. Instead, concentrate on obeying God in your own life and, when possible, helping others to obey Him as well. You don’t have to prove others wrong to continue on the course you know God has shown you." ~ Joshua Harris

"God's thoughts of you are many, let not yours be few in return." ~ Charles Spurgeon

"If God does not save men by truth, he certainly will not save them by lies. And if the old gospel is not competent to work a revival, then we will do without the revival." ~ Charles Spurgeon

"God would not rub so hard if it were not to fetch out the dirt that is ingrained in our natures. God loves purity so well He had rather see a hole than a spot in His child's garments." ~ William Gurnall

"Without worship, we go about miserable." ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer

"If we want to be known in heaven and feared in hell we must be willing to lose our reputation here on earth." ~ Loren Cunningham

"The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays." ~ Soren Kierkegaard

"I had rather be in hell with Christ, than be in heaven without him." ~ Martin Luther

"It doesn't matter if a million people tell you what you can't do, or if ten million tell you no. If you get one yes from God that's all you need." ~ Tyler Perry

"The true Christian delights to hear something about his Master. He likes those sermons best which are full of Christ." ~ J. C. Ryle

"Fundamentally, our Lord's message was Himself. He did not come merely to preach a Gospel; He himself is that Gospel. He did not come merely to give bread; He said, "I am the bread." He did not come merely to shed light; He said, "I am the light." He did not come merely to show the door; He said, "I am the door." He did not come merely to name a shepherd; He said, "I am the shepherd." He did not come merely to point the way; He said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life."" ~ J. Sidlow Baxter

“God never uses anyone greatly until He tests them deeply.”

"God never uses anyone greatly until He tests them deeply." ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer

"The lazy Christian has his mouth full of complaints, when the active Christian has his heart full of comforts." ~ Thomas Brooks

"The Christian who is truly intimate with Jesus will never draw attention to himself but will only show the evidence of a life where Jesus is completely in control. This is the outcome of allowing Jesus to satisfy every area of life to its depth. The picture resulting from such a life is that of the strong, calm balance that our Lord gives to those who are intimate with Him." ~ Oswald Chambers

"If Jesus had preached the same message that ministers preach today, He would never have been crucified." ~ Leonard Ravenhill

"It was not the volume of sin that sent Christ to the cross; it was the fact of sin." ~ Ravi Zacharias

"Many of us are missing something in life because we are after the second best, I put before you what I have found to be the best - one who is worthy of all our devotion - Jesus Christ. He is the Saviour for the young and the old. Lord, here I am" ~ Eric Liddell

"Joy is distinctly a Christian word and a Christian thing. It is the reverse of happiness. Happiness is the result of what happens of an agreeable sort. Joy has its springs deep down inside. And that spring never runs dry, no matter what happens. Only Jesus gives that joy." ~ S. D Gordon

"Because with every action, comment, conversation, we have the choice to invite Heaven or Hell to Earth." ~ Rob Bell

"A man ought to live so that everybody knows he is a Christian... and most of all, his family ought to know." ~ Dwight L. Moody

“Life is too short, the world is too big and God’s love is too great to live ordinary.”

"Life is too short, the world is too big and God's love is too great to live ordinary." ~ Christine Caine

"Be much alone with God, and take time to get thoroughly acquainted. Converse over everything with Him. Unburden yourself wholly -every thought, feeling, wish, plan, doubt- to Him...He wants not merely to be on good terms with you, but to be intimate." ~ Horatius Bonar

"Anyone who is to find Christ must first find the church. How could anyone know where Christ is and what faith is in him unless he knew where his believers are?" ~ Martin Luther

"Humility is not a character trait to develop, it's the natural by-product of being with Jesus." ~ Louie Giglio

"Love is the motivating principle by which the Lord leads us along the way towards becoming like Him, our perfect example. Our way of life, hour by hour, must be filled with the love of God and love for others." ~ Henry B. Eyring

"If you ignore every single thing Jesus told you to do, you are just auditing. You're not a Christian." ~ Bill Maher

"The devil abhors light and truth because these remove the ground of his working." ~ Watchman Nee

"When to give grace? I'd rather stand before God knowing I loved others too much rather than regretting that I judged too harshly." ~ Lysa TerKeurst

"He loves, He hopes, He waits. Our Lord prefers to wait Himself for the sinner for years rather than keep us waiting an instant." ~ Maria Goretti

"The Media is ruled by Satan. But yet I wonder if many Christians fully understand that." ~ Jimmy Swaggart

"Old-fashioned, Spirit-filled, Christ-honoring, sin-hating, soul-winning, Bible-preaching. It is the hope of the church. It is the hope of the nation. It is the hope of the world." ~ Jack Hyles

"I do not believe in a God who would set up rules and commandments only to wait for us to fail so He could punish us. I believe in a Heavenly Father who is loving and caring and who rejoices in our every effort to stand tall and walk toward Him. Even when we stumble, He urges us not to be discouraged-never to give up or flee our allotted field of service-but to take courage, find our faith, and keep trying." ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf

"As long as we are flippant and stupid and shallow and think that we know ourselves, we shall never give ourselves over to Jesus Christ; but when once we become conscious that we are infinitely more than we can fathom, and infinitely greater in possibility either for good or bad than we can know, we shall be only too glad to hand ourselves over to Him." ~ Oswald Chambers

"One of our greatest challenges as Christians is to be driven by the love of Christ rather than constantly seeking after God's comfort." ~ Beth Moore

"The Bible is one long story of God meeting our rebellion with His rescue, our sin with His salvation, our guilt with His grace, our badness with His goodness. The overwhelming focus of the Bible is not the work of the redeemed but the work of the Redeemer. Which means that the Bible is not first a recipe for Christian living but a revelation book of Jesus who is the answer to our un-Christian living." ~ Tullian Tchividjian

"Christ will be master of the heart, and sin must be mortified. If your life is unholy, then your heart is unchanged, and you are an unsaved person. The Savior will sanctify His people, renew them, give them a hatred of sin, and a love of holiness. The grace that does not make a man better than others is a worthless counterfeit. Christ saves His people, not IN their sins, but FROM their sins. Without holiness, no man shall see the Lord." ~ Charles Spurgeon

"If we haven't learned to be worshipers it doesn't really matter how well we do anything else. Worship changes us or it has not been worship. To stand before the Holy One of eternity is to change. Worship begins in holy expectancy, it ends in holy obedience." ~ Erwin W. Lutzer

“In reading our newspapers today, we can see how God is setting the table, getting everything in order

"In reading our newspapers today, we can see how God is setting the table, getting everything in order, preparing the way for Christ to return." ~ David Jeremiah

"In boundless love as a Christian and as a man I read through the passage which tells us how the Lord at last rose in His might and seized the scourge to drive out of the Temple the brood of vipers and of adders." ~ Adolf Hitler

"When he says we’re forgiven, let’s unload the guilt. When he says we’re valuable, let’s believe him. . . . When he says we’re provided for, let’s stop worrying. God’s efforts are strongest when our efforts are useless" ~ Max Lucado

“Watch against lip religion. Above all abide in Christ and he will abide in you.”

"Watch against lip religion. Above all abide in Christ and he will abide in you." ~ Robert Murray M'Cheyne

"Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens." ~ Daniel Webster

"Praise is declaration, a victory cry, proclaiming faith to stand firm in the place God has given you. Praise is a proclamation that the enemy's intent to plunder you will not rock you. Praise declares that you will not be moved by the enemy's attempt to snatch you away." ~ Darlene Zschech

"God save us from living in comfort while sinners are sinking into hell!" ~ Charles Spurgeon

“God sees in you a masterpiece about to happen”

"God sees in you a masterpiece about to happen." ~ Max Lucado

"Who delivered up Jesus to die? Not Judas, for money; not Pilate, for fear; not the Jews, for envy; - but the father, for love!" ~ Octavius Winslow

"The Christian is not free to do what the Bible forbids. Christian freedom does not entail the right to fornicate or to steal or to lie or to persist in an unforgiving attitude or to do anything else the Scriptures explicitly prohibit. And a person who lovingly points this out to you is not a legalist for having done so!" ~ Sam Storms

"The pursuit of holiness is a joint venture between God and the Christian.  No one can attain any degree of holiness without God working in his life, but just as surely no one will attain it without effort on his own part." ~ Jerry Bridges

"Radical Christianity is not going on a missions trip or a big conference. Radical Christianity is staying steady for decades." ~ Mike Bickle

“Creative words generate energy; negative words drain out energy.”

"Creative words generate energy; negative words drain out energy." ~ Robert H. Schuller

“If you really want to love Jesus, first learn to suffer, because suffering teaches you to love.”

"If you really want to love Jesus, first learn to suffer, because suffering teaches you to love." ~ Gemma Galgani

"There is no sin or transgression, pain or sorrow, which is outside of the healing power of His Atonement." ~ C. Scott Grow

"I have seen Christians in Communist prisons with fifty pounds of chains on their feet, tortured with red-hot iron pokers, in whose throats spoonfuls of salt had been forced, being kept afterward without water, starving, whipped, suffering from cold - and praying with fervor for the Communists. This is humanly inexplicable! It is the love of Christ, which was poured out in our hearts." ~ Richard Wurmbrand

"I will not try to run my own life or the lives of others; that is God's business." ~ Eugene H. Peterson

"I have no faith in my faith. My faith is in the faithful God." ~ Leonard Ravenhill

"Be willing to be unliked and ridiculed in order to speak the words of the One who matters most." ~ Dillon Burroughs

"If Jesus Christ isn't the central figure in our lives and in our churches, we're only fooling ourselves." ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer

"We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop." ~ Mother Teresa

"O Christian, look up and take comfort. Jesus has prepared a place for you, and those who follow Him shall never perish, neither shall anyone pluck them out of His hands." ~ J. C. Ryle

"You will have peace to the extent that you have God, and the further you are away from God the less you will be at peace... Thus you may measure your progress with God by measuring your peace or the lack of it." ~ Meister Eckhart

"Our pursuit of God is successful just because He is forever seeking to manifest Himself to us." ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer

"Thy way, not mine, O Lord, however dark it be; lead me by thine own hand; choose out the path for me." ~ Horatius Bonar

"The Christian Church should not be a secret society of specialists, but a public manifestation of believers in Jesus." ~ Oswald Chambers

"The Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next." ~ C. S. Lewis

"Sometimes you have to put your own dreams on hold temporarily so you can help release a dream in somebody else. What you make happen for others, God will make happen for you." ~ Joel Osteen

"If you want to give the devil a nervous breakdown, just get up every day and see how much good you can do." ~ Joyce Meyer

"No pain that we suffer, no trial that we experience is wasted. It ministers to our education, to the development of such qualities as patience, faith, fortitude and humility. All that we suffer and all that we endure, especially when we endure it patiently, builds up our characters, purifies our hearts, expands our souls, and makes us more tender and charitable, more worthy to be called the children of God . . . and it is through sorrow and suffering, toil and tribulation, that we gain the education that we come here to acquire and which will make us more like our Father and Mother in heaven." ~ Orson F. Whitney

"Prayer pulls the rope below and the great bell rings above in the ears of God. Some scarcely stir the bell, for they pray so languidly. Others give but an occasional pluck at the rope. But he who wins with heaven is the man who grasps the rope boldly and pulls continuously, with all his might." ~ Charles Spurgeon

"The Lord was pleased to strengthen us, and remove all fear from us, and disposed our hearts to be as useful as possible." ~ Richard Allen

"If lips and life do not agree, the testimony will not amount to much." ~ Henry Allen Ironside

"Great moves of God are usually preceded by simple acts of obedience." ~ Steven Furtick

"The true Christian is in all countries a pilgrim and a stranger." ~ George Santayana

"We cannot trust in our own strength, but only in Jesus and in his mercy." ~ Pope Francis

"Take the very hardest thing in your life - the place of difficulty, outward or inward, and expect God to triumph gloriously in that very spot. Just there He can bring your soul into blossom." ~ Lilias Trotter

"When God created you, He created a dream and wrapped a body around it." ~ Lou Engle

"As soon as I came to believe there was a God, I understood that I could not do otherwise than live only for him." ~ Charles de Foucauld

"No time is so well spent in every day as that which we spend upon our knees." ~ J. C. Ryle

"Christian joy is letting Christ live His life out through you so that what He is, you become." ~ David Jeremiah

"The resurrection of Jesus was simply God's unwillingness to take our 'no' for an answer. He raised Jesus, not as an invitation to us to come to heaven when we die, but as a declaration that he himself has now established permanent, eternal residence here on earth. He is standing beside us, strengthening us in this life. The good news of the resurrection of Jesus is not that we shall die and go home to be with him, but that he has risen and comes home with us, bringing all his hungry, naked, thirsty, sick prisoner brothers with him." ~ Clarence Jordan

"The Gospel is not about man searching for GOD but GOD reaching out to mankind!" ~ Lou Engle

"There is more mercy in Christ than sin in us." ~ Richard Sibbes

"Christianity is the root of all democracy, the highest fact in the rights of men." ~ Novalis

"Let no man give advice to others that he has not first given himself." ~ Seneca the Younger

"Christ went more willingly to the cross than we do to the throne of grace." ~ Thomas Watson

"Our great need is not ardour to save man but courage to face God - courage to face God with our soul as it is, and with our Saviour as He is; to face God always thus, and so to win the power which saves and services man more than any other power can. We can never fully say "My brother!" till we have heartily said "My God!", and we can never heartily say "My God!" till we have humbly said "My Guilt!" That is the root of moral reality, of personal religion." ~ Peter Forsyth

"We must shift our allegiances from fear to curiosity, from attachment to letting go, from control to trust, and from entitlement to humility." ~ Angeles Arrien

“Thus there will be three effects of nearness to Jesus humility, happiness, and holiness.”

"Thus there will be three effects of nearness to Jesus humility, happiness, and holiness." ~ Charles Spurgeon

"During the last times, men will be lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God. When you think of our sports-driven society, and our media-driven society, and our leisure-driven society, then you understand we are living in the last days." ~ Jerry Falwell

"We can do no great things-only small things with great love." ~ Mother Teresa

"The proof that our relationship is right with God is that we do our best whether we feel inspired or not." ~ Oswald Chambers

"So I cast my lot with Him-not the one who claimed wisdom, Confucius; or the one who claimed enlightenment, Buddha; or the one who claimed to be a prophet, Muhammad, but with the one who claimed to be God in human flesh. The one who declared, 'Before Abraham was born, I am'-and proved it." ~ Norman Geisler

"There is really no way we can know the heart, the intentions, or the circumstances of someone who might say or do something we find reason to criticize. Thus the commandment: 'Judge not.'" ~ Thomas S. Monson

"Every day we live is a priceless gift of God, loaded with possibilities to learn something new, to gain fresh insights." ~ Dale Evans

"There is nothing--no circumstance, no trouble, no testing--that can ever touch me until, first of all, it has gone past God and past Christ right through to me. If it has come that far, it has come with a great purpose, which I may not understand at the moment. But as I refuse to become panicky, as I lift up my eyes to Him and accept it as coming from the throne of God for some great purpose of blessing to my own heart, no sorrow will ever disturb me, no circumstance will cause me to fret, for I shall rest in the joy of what my Lord is--that is the rest of victory!" ~ Alan Redpath

"Like the wind, Grace finds us wherever we are and won't leave us however we were found." ~ Ann Voskamp

"We should not pray for God to be on our side, but pray that we may be on God's side." ~ Billy Graham

"The nature of Christ's salvation is woefully misrepresented by the present-day evangelist. He announces a Saviour from Hell rather than a Saviour from sin. And that is why so many are fatally deceived, for there are multitudes who wish to escape the Lake of fire who have no desire to be delivered from their carnality and worldliness." ~ Arthur W. Pink

"If you have the smile of God what does it matter if you have the frown of men?" ~ Leonard Ravenhill

"We can be in our day what the heroes of faith were in their day - but remember at the time they didn't know they were heroes." ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer

"The Gospel is like water; no man invented it, yet no man can live without it." ~ Reinhard Bonnke

"Outside our comfort zone, though, is where we experience the true awesomeness of God." ~ Lysa TerKeurst

“No power on earth or in hell can conquer the Spirit of God in a human spirit”

"No power on earth or in hell can conquer the Spirit of God in a human spirit" ~ Oswald Chambers

"Christianity does not provide the reason for each experience of pain, but it does provide deep resources for actually facing suffering with hope and courage rather than bitterness and despair" ~ Timothy Keller

"Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried." ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

"Beware of harking back to what you once were when God wants you to be something you have never been." ~ Oswald Chambers

"My desire is to live more to God to-day than yesterday, and to be more holy this hour than the last." ~ Francis Asbury

"God has spoken to me many times that my job is to love and his job is to heal." ~ Heidi Baker

"You cannot starve a man who is feeding on God's promises." ~ Eric Christian Olsen

"The peace that Jesus gives is never engineered by circumstances on the outside." ~ Oswald Chambers

"Christ did not die for any upon condition, if they do believe; but He died for all God's elect, that they should believe." ~ John Owen

"Never believe that the so-called random events of life are anything less than God’s appointed order. Be ready to discover His divine designs anywhere and everywhere." ~ Oswald Chambers

"I got the best of Jesus. He got the worst of me." ~ LeCrae

"What we are is God's gift to us. What we become is our gift to God." ~ Eleanor Powell

"Find joy in the ordinary." ~ Max Lucado

"Prayer at its highest is a two-way conversation - and for me the most important part is listening to God's replies." ~ Frank Laubach

"Why should we give God thanks? Because everything we have comes from God." ~ Billy Graham

"When the world asks if there is any hope, we can say absolutely! No one is exempt from tragedy or disappointment- God himself was not exempt. Jesus offered no immunity, no way out of the unfairness, but rather a way through it to the other side." ~ Philip Yancey

"We must not wish for the disappearance of our troubles but for the grace to transform them." ~ Simone Weil

"Christianity is not a spectator sport. It's something in which we become totally involved." ~ Billy Graham

"Prayer honors God, acknowledges His being, exalts His power, adores His providence, secures His aid." ~ Edward McKendree Bounds

"Grumbling and gratitude are, for the child of God, in conflict. Be grateful and you won't grumble. Grumble and you won't be grateful." ~ Billy Graham

"To pray is to accept that we are, and always will be, wholly dependent on God for everything." ~ Timothy Keller

"God is more concerned with conforming me to the likeness of His Son than leaving me in my comfort zones. God is more interested in inward qualities than outward circumstances - things like refining my faith, humbling my heart, cleaning up my thought life and strengthening my character." ~ Joni Eareckson Tada

"You are not hopeless. You are not helpless. Because there is a God who is alive and loves you!" ~ Joyce Meyer

"There are times you will be given intuition, you just know something, and you can't explain it. Don't override it. Don't talk yourself out of it. That's the Creator giving you inside information." ~ Joel Osteen

"Men are not revived because they sing; they sing because they are revived." ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer

"No matter how just your words may be, when you speak with anger, you ruin all: no matter how boldly you speak, how fairly reprove, or what not." ~ Saint John Chrysostom

"Expecting perfection from ourselves or others is not what holiness is about." ~ Kevin DeYoung

"Christianity does not involve the belief that all things were made for man. it does involve the belief that god loves man and for his sake became man and died." ~ C. S. Lewis

"The word "hope" I take for faith; and indeed hope is nothing else but the constancy of faith." ~ John Calvin

"I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ." ~ Mahatma Gandhi

"Our prayers are heard by God not according to what we try to be when we pray, but who we are when we are not praying" ~ Joyce Meyer

"Family prayer is the greatest deterrent to sin, and hence the most beneficent provider of joy and happiness. The old saying is yet true: 'The family that prays together stays together.'" ~ Thomas S. Monson

"Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies." ~ Mother Teresa

“No matter what you’re going through there’s no pit so deep that God can’t reach in and get

"No matter what you’re going through there's no pit so deep that God can’t reach in and get you out." ~ Joyce Meyer