Favorite Quotes

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Would you judge of the lawfulness of pleasure, take this rule: whatever weakens your reason, impairs the tenderness of your conscience, obscures your sense of God, takes away the relish of spiritual things, increases the authority of your body over your mind, that thing is sin.
~Susanna Wesley

We’re fed this idea that people are strong and in control because they do what they want, they say what they want, and they live anyway that they want to. Assuming that someone is strong because they do whatever they want to or whatever they feel like doing in the moment is foolish. It takes strength to bring your flesh under subjection to your spirit.

God is most pleased with me when I am most content with Him.
~Jerry Bridges

We should therefore learn that the only good we have is what the Lord has given us gratuitously; that the only good we do is what He does in us; that it is not that we do nothing ourselves, but that we act only when we have been acted upon, in other words under the direction and influence of the Holy Spirit.
~John Calvin

Anyone who is prone to use grace as a license for irresponsible, sinful behavior, surely does not appreciate the infinite price God paid to give us His grace. But anyone who tends to use legalism as a hedge against license, just as surely forgets that grace cannot be earned by our behavior.
~Jerry Bridges

We can not expect to make progress on our spiritual journey if we insist on taking little side trips away from the highway of holiness.
~Cynthia Heald

Are we so noisy in our instruction of other people that God cannot get near them?
~Oswald Chambers

Why are we not more holy? Chiefly because we are enthusiasts, looking for the end without the means.
~John Wesley

I am resolved, never, henceforward, till I die, to act as if I were any way my own, but entirely and altogether God's.
~Jonathan Edwards

As soon as you begin to live the life of faith in God, fascinating and luxurious prospects will open up before you, and these things are yours by right; but if you are living the life of faith you will exercise your right to waive your rights, and let God choose for you...Whenever right is made the guidance in the life, it will blunt the spiritual insight. The great enemy of the life of faith in God is not sin, but the good which is not good enough. The good is always the enemy of the best.
~Oswald Chambers

If you are afraid of loneliness, don't marry.
~St. Maries Gazette

The fact that we are called upon to endure trial shows that the Lord Jesus sees in us something precious which He desires to develop. If He saw in us nothing whereby He might glorify His name, He would not spend time in refining us. He does not cast worthless stones into His furnace. It is valuable ore that He refines.  
~Ministry of Healing, p. 471  

“Neither son loved the father for himself. They both were using the father for their own self-centered ends rather than loving, enjoying, and serving him for his own sake. This means that you can rebel against God and be alienated from him either by breaking his rules or by keeping all of them diligently.”
― Timothy J. Keller, The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith