Saturday, 19 June 2021

Great Quotes on Commitment



"What I have seen in the past 10 years of traveling - performing at a church one day and a casino the next - is that a lot of people in the church want to be entertained, and people in casinos want to be
ministered to. That's hard to understand, but I see a hunger in the world that I don't see in the church." 
- Ricky Shaggs (musician)

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

"Worship renews the spirit as sleep renews the body."
- Richard Clarke Cabot

"Sanctified afflictions are spiritual promotions." 
- Matthew Henry

"Don't try to bring the Word of God down to your level. Let it pull you up to its level." 
- David MacDonald

"Those who are God's true witnesses are firmly anchored in Him... God, in his loving foresight, often shatters their foundations and thus they frequently find themselves thwarted... In this way, everything they cleave to crumbles, and they are brought face-to-face with their bare nothingness. Thus they are shown how total is their dependence on God, and they learn to confess Him with a pure and simple faith, with no other support to sustain them." 
- Johannes Tauler.

"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.

" 17  Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
18  Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
19  Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
20  For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
21  Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls."
- Apostle James, chapter 1