Saturday, 5 October 2019

Quotes on Being Broken



"God is not looking for brilliant men, is not depending upon eloquent men, is not shut up to the use of talented men in sending His gospel out in the world. God is looking for broken men who have judged themselves in the light of the cross of Christ. When 
He wants anything done, He takes up men who have come to the end of themselves, whose confidence is not in themselves, but in God."
- H.A. Ironside

"Being broken is both God's work and ours. He brings His pressure to bear, but we have to make the choice...All day long the choice will be before us in a thousand ways." 
- Roy Hession.

"Let me learn by paradox
that the way down is the way up,
that to be low is to be high,
that the broken heart is the healed heart,
that the contrite spirit is the rejoicing spirit,
that the repenting soul is the victorious soul,
that to have nothing is to possess all,
that to bear the cross is to wear the crown,
that to give is to receive,
that the valley is the place of vision."
-Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions.

"When we become too glib in prayer we are most surely talking to ourselves." 
- A. W. Tozer

"When filled with holy truth the mind rests."
- C.H. Spurgeon

"Some people read their Bible in Hebrew, some in Greek; I like to read mine in the Holy Ghost." 
- Smith Wigglesworth

"I am convinced that many evangelicals are not truly and soundlyconverted. Among the evangelicals it is entirely possible to come into membership, to ooze in by osmosis, to leak through the cells of the church and never know what it means to be born of the 
Spirit and washed in the blood. 

A great deal that passes for the deeper life is nothing more or less than basic Christianity. There is nothing deeper about it, and it is where we should have been from the start...

What we need is what the old Methodists called a sound conversion. There is a difference between conversion and a sound conversion. People who have never been soundly converted do not have the Spirit to enlighten them. 

When they read the Sermon on the Mount or the teaching passages of the epistles that tell them how to live or the doctrinal passages that tell how they can live, they are unaffected. The Spirit who wrote them is not witnessing in their hearts because they have not been born of the Spirit. That often happens." 
- A W Tozer.

"With all your getting get unction." 
- Leonard Ravenhill

"When the Lord reveals His will to us and we obey, our mission will be a success regardless of the results." 
- Chinese house church leaders, Back to Jerusalem movement

"It is simply absurd to say you believe, or even want to believe, in Him, if you do not do anything He tells you." 
- George Macdonald

"The saintly Andrew Bonar used to soak his pillow with tears every Saturday night in Scotland as people below trampled the streets returning from the taverns and shows. He would cry from the depths of his agonizing heart, "Oh! They perish, they perish!""