This week's "thought" is comprised of many short but wise quotes. I have been preaching on the topic of wisdom from the book of Proverbs, and the following quotes follow that same format of short, wise, insightful proverbs. I offer you many in the hope that a few will hit home and give you food for further thought. Enjoy!
“God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.” St. Augustine
“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose.” Jim Elliot
“The will of God will not take us where the grace of God cannot sustain us.” Billy Graham
“Employ whatever God has entrusted you with, in doing good, all possible good, in every possible kind and degree… 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
"Faith is a living and unshakable confidence -- a belief in God so assured that a man would die a thousand deaths for its sake.” Martin Luther
“Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.” Martin Luther King Jr.
“God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him.” John Piper
“Faith does not eliminate questions, but faith knows where to take them.” Elisabeth Elliot
“We may speak about heaven as a place where there are no tears, no death, no fear, no night; but those are just the benefits of heaven. The beauty of heaven is seeing God.” Max Lucado
“A woman’s heart should be so hidden in God that a man has to seek Him just to find her.” Max Lucado
“Jesus said, “Love…as I have loved you.” We can never love too much.” Amy Carmichael
“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.
“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows; it empties today of its strength.” Corrie Ten Boom
“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
“Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.” C. S. Lewis
"Live your life as if you were someone else's only role model. Live your life so that all you want your children to be they see in you." Anonymous
"Strength and struggle go together, The supreme reward of struggle is strength. Life is a battle and the greatest joy is to overcome. The pursuit of easy things make men weak. It is following the paths of least resistance that make both rivers and men crooked." Paul Parlette
I trust at least one of them was helpful. Have a blessed week. In His Service, Pastor Jeff