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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

some thoughts for Ash Wednesday

The safest place to be is within the will of God.

God's answers are wiser than our prayers.

Error does not become Truth because it is widely accepted; Truth does not become error, even when it stands alone!

Humility is a paradox. The moment you think you've finally found it, you've lost it.

There has yet to be written a book intitled, "Humility and How I Achieved It." And yet, God expects (and rewards) an attitude of servant-like humility in His followers.

Never get so busy doing the work of the kingdom that you forget who the King is.

God specializes in happy endings.

The Bible: More up-to-date than tomorrow’s newspaper!

You can no more outgrow your need for God than you can outgrow your need for oxygen.

The Hellbound sinner's famous last words: "I did it my way".

No one can ignore Jesus forever.

The outlook is gloomy, but the uplook is glorious!

Death is not extinguishing the light from the Christian; it is putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.

Before an individual can be saved, he must first learn that he cannot save himself. M. R. DeHaan, M.D. (1891-1965) American Bible teacher

Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to the garage makes you a car --Laurence J. Peter

Christ is a substitute for everything, but nothing is a substitute for Christ. -- Dr. H. A. Ironside (1876-1951)

All self-effort is but sinking sand. Christ alone is the Rock of our salvation.-- Dr. H. A. Ironside

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength. -- Corrie Ten Boom

Faith ends where worry begins, and worry ends where faith begins. --George Mueller

A faith that hasn't been tested can't be trusted.-- Adrian Rogers

God's work done God's way will never lack God's supply. --Hudson Taylor

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

The true follower of Christ will not ask, "If I embrace this truth, what will it cost me?" Rather he will say, "This is truth. God help me to walk in it, let come what may!" --A.W. Tozer

Sometimes your medicine bottle has on it, "shake well before using." That is what God has to do with some of His people. He has to shake them well before they are ever usable. --Vance Havner

God sends no one away empty except those who are full of themselves.-- Dwight L. Moody

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. --D.L. Moody

When boiled down to its essence, unforgiveness is hatred.--John R. Rice

And Satan trembles when he sees, The weakest saint upon his knees. --William Cowper (1731-1800)

If lips and life do not agree, the testimony will not amount to much.--H. A. Ironside (1876-1951)

No one who really wants to count for God can afford to play at Christianity. --H. A. Ironside

The acid test of our love for God is obedience to His Word. --Bob Jones, Sr.

To be like Christ is to be a Christian. -- Daniel Webster

I used to ask God to help me. Then I asked if I might help Him.I ended up by asking Him to do his work through me.--James Hudson Taylor (1832-1905)-- English missionary and founder of the China Inland Mission.

We are not only to renounce evil, but to manifest the truth. We tell people the world is vain; let our lives manifest that it is so. We tell them that our home is above and that all these things are transitory. Does our dwelling look like it? O to live consistent lives! --James Hudson Taylor

Live as though Christ died yesterday, rose from the grave today, and is coming back tomorrow. --Theodore Epp

How else but through a broken heart may Lord Christ enter in? --Oscar Wilde

Let us never forget that what we are is more important than what we do. --James Hudson Taylor

Salvation is a work of God for man, rather than a work of man for God. --Lewis Sperry Chafer (1871-1952)

The Law and the Gospel are two keys. The Law is the key that shutteth up all men under condemnation, and the Gospel is the key which opens the door and lets them out.-- William Tyndale

Those who go to Heaven ride on a pass and enter into blessings that they never earned, but all who go to hell pay their own way. --John R. Rice

We are too busy to pray, and so we are too busy to have power. We have a great deal of activity, but we accomplish little; many services but few conversions; much machinery but few results.--R.A. Torrey

Religion today is not transforming people; rather it is being transformed by the people. It is not raising the moral level of society; it is descending to society's own level, and congratulating itself that it has scored a victory because society is smilingly accepting its surrender. --A. W. Tozer (1897-1963)

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

Our religious activities should be ordered in such a way as to have plenty of time for the cultivation of the fruits of solitude and silence. --A.W. Tozer

Do you need help today? Lift up your hands to the Lord in supplication and in expectation, and soon you will lift up your hands in jubilation and celebration. --Warren W. Wiersbe

Spare the rod and spoil the child - that is true. But, beside the rod, keep an apple to give him when he has done well. --Reformer Martin Luther

I would sooner read five lines of the Bible than hear five masses in the "Church".-- (Anne Askew - Martyred for her faith at Smithfield in 1545)

It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible! --President George Washington

We have staked the future of American civilization upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God. --President James Madison

I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to man. All the good from the Savior of the world is communicated to us through this book. -- President Abraham Lincoln

The Bible is the best of all books, for it is the word of God and teaches us the way to be happy in this world and in the next. Continue therefore to read it and to regulate your life by its precepts. --John Jay - 1st Chief-Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

Education is useless without the Bible. The Bible was America’s basic text book in all fields. God’s Word, contained in the Bible, has furnished all necessary rules to direct our conduct.--Noah Webster (1758-1843) -- "The Schoolmaster of the Nation."

We believe that all men are created equal because they are created in the image of God. --President Harry S. Truman

A friend is one who has the same enemies you have. --Abraham Lincoln

If thou wouldst rule well, thou must rule for God, and to do that, thou must be ruled by him. Those who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants. --William Penn (1644-1718), founder of Pennsylvania


Big Mark 243 said...

Good read ... will print this out for future reference.