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					Adventure
5. "Live to the hilt any situation you believe to be the will of God." - Jim Elliot

35. "If you're not pursuing a dangerous quest with your life, well, then, you don't need a Guide. If
you haven't found yourself in the midst of a ferocious war, then you won't need a seasoned
Captain. If you've settled in your mind to live as though this is a fairly neutral world and you are
simply trying to live this life as best you can, then you can probably get by with the Christianity of
tips and techniques. Maybe." - John Eldredge

63. "There are triumphant souls that realize experientially the reality of this daily triumph in the
power of the indwelling Savior...For them life is a daily adventure with God, a venturing out in faith
and obedience to do His will, and all with joyfulness that is exhilarating to others and with courage
that is contagious." - V. Raymond Edmans

92. "No reserves. No retreats. No regrets" - William Borden

138. ―[Risk] is not the impulse of heroism, or the lust for adventure, or the courage of self-
reliance, or the need to earn God's favor. It is simple trust in Christ - that in him God will do
everything necessary so that we can enjoy making much of him forever...Therefore, it is right to
risk for the cause of Christ." - John Piper

169. "It's not light pleasure steamers skirting the coast we need but battlesships to launch out
into the deep." - D.E. Hoste

183. "You do not test the resources of God till you try the impossible." F.B. Meyer


Brokenness
175. "We might well pray for God to invade and conquer us, for until He does, we remain in peril
from a thousand foes...Safety and peace come only after we have been forced to our knees. God
rescues us by breaking us, by shattering our strength and wiping out our resistance...The value of
the stripping experience lies in its power to detach us from life's passing interests and to throw us
back on eternity." - A.W. Tozer

Cares/Difficulities
3. "It does not matter how great the pressure is, it only matters where the pressure lies--whether
it comes between you and God, or whether it presses you closer to His heart." - J. Hudson
Taylor

21. "Today is mine. Tomorrow is none of my business. If I peer anxiously into the fog of the
future, I will strain my spiritual eyes so that I will not see clearly what is required of me now."
- Elizabeth Elliott

25. "Every time you are tempted to be fearful or anxious, view it as a prompting of the Lord to
pray...What you try to control is up to you to worry about and work out." - Bill Thrasher

29. Bear not a single care thyself;
  One is too much for thee:
The work is Mine and Mine alone;
  Thy work is rest in Me." - Anonymous

33."In time of trouble say…I am here-(1) by God‘s appointment (2) In His keeping (3) under His
training (4) for His time. Psalm 91:15‖ - Andrew Murray
48. "There is no difficulty without its arbor; no desert without its oasis; no sultry heat without its
shadow of a great rock; no weariness without its pillow; no intolerable sorrow without its solace;
not weariness without its refreshment; no failure of man without a very present help in God." -
F.B. Meyer

50. "Victory over all the circumstances of life comes not by might, nor by power, but by a practical
confidence in God and by allowing His Spirit to dwell in our hearts and control our actions and
emotions. Learn in the days of ease and comfort so that when the days of hardship come you will
be fully prepared and equipped to meet them." - Eric Liddell (Eric Liddell was not only an
Olympic gold medalist but also a missionary to China. He died of a brain tumor in a Japanese
internment camp.)

72. ―God never wastes a hurt if we let Him write our story" - Steve Saint

76. "Now most Christians will say, 'Why certainly the Lord is meeting all my needs, but...' - and
then follow that 'but' with all the things that are troubling them. 'The Lord is my Shepherd, but my
child is sick.' You see? You have the but in the wrong place. And so I would say..., 'I'm all
confused, but the Lord is my Shepherd...'." - Robert C. McQuilken

83. ―…in acceptance lieth peace.‖ - Amy Carmichael

90. ―So hold me Jesus 'cause I'm shaking like a leaf You have been my King of my glory won't
You be my Prince of peace." - Rich Mullins

98. "There is NOTHING - no circumstance, no trouble, no testing that can ever touch me until,
first of all, it has gone right past Christ, right through to me. If it has come that far, it has come
with great purpose, which I may not understand at the moment. But, as I refuse to become
panicky, as I lift up my eyes to His and accept it as coming from the throne of God for some great
purpose of blessing to my own heart, no sorrow will ever disturb me, no trial will ever disarm me,
no circumstance will cause me to fret - for I shall rest in the joy of what my Lord is! That is the rest
of victory!" - Alan Redpath

115. "It is wonderful what God can do with a broken heart, if He gets all the pieces." – Samuel
Chadwick

124. "(God) does not remove obstacles out of our way before we reach them. Yet when we are
on the edge of our need, God's hand is stretched out." - J.R.M.

125. "This is the Blessed Life - not anxious to see far in front, nor careful about the next step, not
eager to choose the path, nor weighted with the heavy responsibilities of the future, but quietly
following behind the Shepherd, one step at a time. - J. Danson Smith

127. "My child, I have a message for you today: let me whisper it in your ear...and smooth the
rough places which you may have to tread. It is short, only five words, but let them sink into your
inmost soul...This thing is from ME." - Laura A. Barter Snow

145. "In time of problems and perplexities for which there seems to be no answer or any source
of help, our natural temptation is to want to know how prayer can be answered. That is a subtle
way of wanting to walk by sight, and not by faith. On the contrary, if the difficulty and distress
cause us to draw closer to the God of all grace and comfort, we shall come to know Him better,
and leave to Him the matter of answering prayer in His own way...Thus it is always - not how but
who." - Raymond Edman

163. "I know thy burden child. I shaped it;…even as I laid it on, I said, 'I shall be near, and while
she leans on Me, This burden shall be mine, not hers.'" - Mrs. Charles E. Cowman
166. ―Sometimes it is very dark. We cannot understand what we are doing. We do not see the
web we are weaving. We are not able to discover any beauty, any possible good in our
experience. Yet if we are faithful and fail not and faint not, we shall some day know that the most
exquisite work of all our life was done in those days when it was so dark." - J. R. Miller

189. "The silences of Jesus are as eloquent as His speech and may be a sign, not of His
disapproval, but of His approval and of a deep purpose of blessing for you." - Anonymous

204. "Though His answer has so long delayed, though we may still continue to 'go on' in the
midst of trouble, 'the center of trouble' is the place where He revives, not the place where He fails
us." - Aphra White

207. ―It is never a waste of time to wait on God.‖ J. Hudson Taylor

209. "Difficulties afford a platform upon which He can show Himself. Without them we could
never know how tender, faithful and almighty our God is." - Hudson Taylor

217. "The things we are going through are either making us sweeter, better, nobler men and
women or the are making us...more insistent on our own way." -Oswald Chambers

220. ―God uses the past and present difficulties of your life to lead you into a life of prayer. No
one ever just decides to be a prayer warrior. God does something in a life that makes the person
sense this need of God.‖ -Bill Thrasher

222. ―Losses and adversities are frequently the means which the great Shepherd uses to fetch
home his wandering sheep; like fierce dogs they worry the wanderers back to the fold." -C.H.
Spurgeon

298. ―When life caves in, you do not need reasons, you need comfort. You do not need some
answers; you need someone. And Jesus does not come to us with an explanation; he comes to
us with his presence." – Bob Benson

Christ
2. ―Jesus, I am resting, resting In the joy of what Thou art; I am finding out the greatness Of
Thy loving heart." - Jean S. Pigott

77. "The world's salvation was not wrought out by the three years in which He went about doing
good, but in the three hours of darkness in which He hung stripped and nailed, in uttermost
exhaustion of spirit, soul, and body, till His heart broke. So little wonder if for us the price of
power is weakness." - Lilias Trotter

111. ―Jesus, be the centre...Be my source, be my light...Be my hope, be my song...Be the fire in
my heart...Be the wind in these sails...Be the reason that I live...Jesus, be my vision...Be my path,
be my guide..." - Michael Frye

283. "To our questions God has provided answers; not all the answers, certainly, but enough to
satisfy our intellects and ravish our hearts. These answers He has provided in nature, in the
Scriptures, and in the person of His Son.‖ - A.W. Tozer

287. ―If you want to hear God, listen to His Son! A man will make no mistake following Christ!
You can't go wrong trusting Christ, following Christ, worshiping Christ! He will lead you to a
personal, dynamic experience of God. - Richard Halverson
Christ Life
18. "My goal is CHRIST HIMSELF, not joy, nor peace, nor even blessings, but HIMSELF, my
God. Tis His to lead me there, not mine, but His... at any cost dear LORD, by any road." -
Anonymous

22. "Life reduced to fellowship with Christ makes the complicated very simple. We follow and He
guides; we follow and He gives; we follow and He acts. In other words, we do not do anything but
keep with Him, and then He does all the necessary things. Who would not walk with a Master
who works like this?" - Henry W. Frost

26. "The Lord Jesus received is holiness begun; the Lord Jesus cherished is holiness advancing;
the Lord Jesus counted upon as never absent would be holiness complete...How then to have our
faith increased? Not a striving to have faith...but a looking off to the Faithful One seems all we
need; a resting the Loved One entirely, for time and for eternity." - John McCarthy

46. "Jesus Christ does not want to be our helper; He wants to be our life. He does not want us to
work for Him. He wants us to let Him do His work through us, using us as we use a pencil to
write with..." - Charles Trumbell

47. "Wilt thou throw thyself with an utter abandonment into My will? Wilt thou give up to Me the
absolute control of thyself and all that thou art? Wilt thou be content with pleasing Me and Me
only?...From the very first your soul has cried out eagerly and gladly to all His offers, ‗Yes, Lord
yes!'" - Hannah Whitall Smith

49. "There is a great difference between knowing about Jesus and knowing Him...When we know
Him everything is different and we are living in a new world -- a new atmosphere. Heaven begins
on earth for us. Those who know Him know that Jesus is everything to them. They can bear
witness because they have been living with Him..." - Sundar Singh

54. Give me the love that leads the way,
      The faith that nothing can dismay,
    The hope no disappointments tire,
       The passion that will burn like fire,
    Let me not sink to be a clod:
       Make me Thy fuel, Flame of God. - Amy Carmichael

66. "Nothing is worth living for but just Himself...I wish every breath I drew, all speech I made
could make Him come and seem more real to men." - Oswald Chambers

68. "Think through me, Thoughts of God,
       My Father, quiet me,
     Till in Thy holy presence, hushed,
       I think Thy thoughts with Thee." - Amy Carmichael

84. ―Make me a captive, Lord,
 And then I shall be free;
 Force me to render up my sword,'
 And I shall conqueror be.
 I sink in life's alarms
 When by myself I stand;
 Imprison me within Thine arms,
 And strong shall be my hand." - George Matheson

85. ― Deep things are intriguing. Deep jungles. Deep water. Deep caves and canyons. Deep
thoughts and conversations. There is nothing like depth to make us dissatisfied with superficial,
shallow things...This is especially true in the spiritual realm. God invites us to go deeper rather
than be content with surface matters...Patiently and graciously He waits to reveal insights and
dimensions of truth to those who care enough to probe, to examine, to ponder." - Chuck
Swindoll

86. ― As important and intriguing as divine depths might be, they defy discovery by the natural
means of our minds. He reserves these things for those whose hearts are completely His...for
those who take the time to wait before Him. Only in that way can there be intimacy with the
Almighty." - Chuck Swindoll

95. ―Loving Lord and Heavenly Father I offer up today all that I am, all that I have, all that I do,
and all that I suffer, to be Yours today and Yours forever. Give me grace, Lord, to do all that I
know of Your holy will. Purify my heart, sanctify my thinking, correct my desires. Teach me, in all
of today‘s work and trouble and joy, to respond with honest praise, simple trust, and instant
obedience, that my life may be in truth a living sacrifice, by the power of Your Holy Spirit and in
the name of Your Son Jesus Christ, my Master and my all. Amen‖ - Elisabeth Elliott

102. Jehovah bade His sword awake;
O Christ, it woke 'gainst Thee!
Thy blood the flaming blade must slake;
Thine heart its sheath must be;
all for my sake, my peace to make;
now sleeps that sword for me. – Annie Cousins

103. "For me, Lord Jesus, Thou hast died,
And I have died in Thee:
Thou art ris'n— my bands are all un-tied,
And now Thou liv'st in me:
When purified, made white, and tried,
Thy glory then for me!" - Annie Cousins

125. "This is the Blessed Life - not anxious to see far in front, nor careful about the next step, not
eager to choose the path, nor weighted with the heavy responsibilities of the future, but quietly
following behind the Shepherd, one step at a time. - J. Danson Smith

128. "It is a question of being united with Jesus in His death until nothing ever appeals to you
that did not appeal to Him..." - Oswald Chambers

131. ―The man who has only God to look to can do all things and never fail." - Ethiopian
Proverb

135. ―God's will is that the cross always be magnified - that Christ crucified always be our boast
and exultation and joy and praise - that Christ get glory and thanks and honor for every good
thing in our lives and every bad thing that God turns for good." - John Piper

139. ―I wonder if blessings come soonest to those who rejoice most without them…If we are
thinking of the gift more than the Giver, the blessing will probably be delayed – for at that juncture
we need the Blesser more than the blessing.‖ - Mrs. Judson A. Elliott

141. "The evil habit of seeking God-and effectively prevents us from finding God in full revelation.
In the and lies our great woe." - A.W. Tozer


142. ―In what ways do you expect the cross to be presented to you?‖ - Elizabeth Elliot
143. ―To have found God and still to pursue Him is the soul's paradox of love, scorned indeed by
the too easily satisfied religionist, but justified in happy experience by the children of the burning
heart.‖ - A.W. Tozer

146. "I can't say I'm willing, Lord, but I'm willing to be made willing." - F.B. Meyer

151. "Why do we keep failing even in our best efforts to live the Christian life? Because no one
other than Jesus Christ can live it, for the simple reason that He is the Christian life! And only He
can live it in our lives as well." - Major W. Ian Thomas

154. "To be a Christian is nothing less than to have the glorified Christ living in us in actual
presence, possession and power." - Ruth Paxson

157. ―And when the thrill of victory dawns upon us, we will whisper, ―O Lord it wasn‘t in me. It
was Thy sufficiency for every day‘s most quiet need.‖ - Isobel Kuhn

160. ―We can communicate facts and feelings 'on our own'. But we can only communicate the
life of Jesus when we are partaking of the life of Jesus." - Dr. Don Smith

164. ―I am come to a conclusion to look for no greater matters in the world, but to know Jesus
Christ and Him crucified.― - John Elliot

167. ―In Christ alone my hope is found; He is my light, my strength, my song.
This Cornerstone, this solid Ground; Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace; When fears are stilled and strivings cease!
My comforter, my All in All; Here in the love of Christ I stand." - Stuart Townsend, Keith Getty

176. "Deity indwelling men! That, I say, is Christianity, and no man has experienced rightly the
power of Christian belief until he has known this for himself as a living reality." - A.W. Tozer

179. "There is a complicated sweetness in Christ, and an abundance of it." - Matthew Henry

186. "God's call to humanity is always first pure, then peaceable; first holy, then happy; first
righteous, then rejoicing." - G. Campbell Morgan

187. *"Gracious Lord, incline thy ear;
My requests vouchsafe to hear;
Hear my never-ceasing cry;
Give me Christ, or else I die."

"Wealth and honor I disdain,
earthly comforts Lord are vain;
These can never satisfy;
Give me Christ, or else I die." - William Hammond Gadsby Hymnal #737

221. I must keep alive in myself the desire for my true country, which I shall not find till after
death; I must make it the main objective of life to press on to that other country and to help others
to do the same." - C.S. Lewis

263. ―Money is given to you so that you might use money in a way that shows that money is not
your treasure - Christ is. Food is given to you so that you might eat it in such a way that it will be
plain that food is not your treasure - Christ is. Friends, family are given to you so that you might
live with them in such a way that it will be plain to the world they are not your treasure - Christ is.
Computers, toys, houses, lands, cars are given to you so that you might use them in such a way
that it will be plain to the world these are not your treasure - Christ is…The way we display the
supreme worth of Jesus is by treasuring Him above all things…‖ - John Piper
270. ―If your ship never comes in, if your dream never comes true, if the situation never changes,
could you be happy? If not, then you are sleeping in the cold cell of discontent. You are in a
prison. And...you need to learn a secret. What you have in your shepherd is greater than what
you don't have in life.‖ - Max Lucado

Christianity
51. "The problem with our Christianity is that so much of it can be explained by hard work,
honest endeavor and good education." - Stuart Briscoe

223. "Christianity is fundamentally convalescence...God is not only the doctor who prescribes,
He is the nurse who lifts up our powerless head and puts the spoon in our mouth...And He is the
medicine." - John Piper

226. "In the Kingdom of God, there is no sacrifice without compensation, and the compensations
of God are infinite." -Alexander Vinet

246. "If anyone would understand Christianity they must go and stand at the foot of the
cross...and ponder and pray and seek and wrestle and look." -Max Lucado

251. ―The Christian life is primarily about spiritual transformation through spiritual power,
manifested in spiritual community–a work of God‘s power, not ours.‖ - Dan Hayes

269. ―I don‘t find in the Bible where Jesus condemned people for asking too many questions. I
do find where he condemned people for thinking they had all the answers.‖ - Joe Brown

272. ‖It is not how much a person knows, but how willing one is to learn; not where one stands,
but in which direction he is progressing; not what doubts he harbors, but into what truth such
doubts eventually lead; not how spiritual one may appear in men‘s eyes, but how much truth that
one is seeking in the quietness of his own heart.‖ - Michael Phillips

278. ―Godliness consists in an exact harmony between holy principles and practices…It does not
lie in a dead formality and indifference, but is vigorous and flaming.‖ - Thomas Watson

294. "True Christian experience must always include a genuine encounter with God. Without
this religion is but a shadow, a reflection of reality, a cheap copy of the original once enjoyed by
someone else of whom we‘ve heard." – A.W. Tozer

Christmas
231. "What if the peace and rest of the nativity became a part of our every day? What if
Christmas were no longer a 'holiday', but a holy day, infusing all our days with holiness?" -
Michael Card

Confession/Repentence
253. ―What I‘m describing is not simply confession of sin but also an acknowledgement of your
weaknesses, your hidden motivations, fears, insecurities, comparisons, arrogant thoughts and
ugliest fantasies…Take an hour of two and pull away somewhere and just lay yourself naked
before God.‖ - Dan Hayes

Devotion
285. ―Devotion is not an activity; it is an attitude toward God." - Jerry Bridges
Discernment
249. ―Discernment is not simply a matter of telling the difference between what is right and
wrong; rather it is the difference between right and almost right.‖ -Charles Spurgeon

Evangelism
10. "What if everyone who prayed for the conversion of souls, prayed like you pray for the
conversion of souls?" - Dr. R.A. Torrey

79. ―How deaf must be the deafness of the ear which has never heard the story; how blind the
eye that has not looked on Christ for light; how pressed the soul that has no hope of glory; how
hideous the fate of man who knoweth only night! God arouse us to care, to feel as He Himself
does for their welfare.‖ - Jim Elliot

93. "Go, my dear young brother, and if your tongue cleaves to the roof of your mouth, let it be
with telling poor sinners the love of Jesus; and if you arms drop off at your shoulders, let it be with
knocking at men's hearts, to gain an entrance for Him there." -Dr. Waugh to John Williams at his
commissioning service to Polynesia

126. "We will only advance in our evangelistic work as fast and as far as we advance on our
knees. Prayer opens the channel between a soul and God; prayerlessness closes it. Prayer
releases the grip of Satan‘s power; prayerlessness increases it. That is why prayer is so
exhausting and so vital. If we believed it, the prayer meeting would be as full as the church.‖ -
Alan Redpath

130. ―There is not need of, nor room for, any other attraction than that which Christ Himself gave
when He said; ‗I, if I be lifted up, will draw all men unto Me.‘‖ - Hudson Taylor

133. ―We are doing more good than we know, sowing seed, starting streamlets, giving men true
thoughts of Christ, to which they will refer one day as the first things that started them thinking of
Him..." - George Matheson

134. ―I will open a way to the interior or perish.‖ - David Livingston
 ―I feel as if I could not live if something is not done for China.‖ - Hudson Taylor
 ―Give me Scotland or I die.‖ - John Knox

147. ―Go stand by the gates of hell, and hear the damned entreat you to go to their father's house
and bid their brothers and sisters and servants and masters not to come there. Then look Christ
in the face ... and tell Him whether you will join heart and soul and body and circumstances in the
march to publish His mercy to the world.‖ - William Booth

152. ―‗He who believes gets salvation forever'...The lamas, utterly astounded at such a doctrine,
took the tract and brought it back to the lamasery. I was then shown the tract, now worn and in
pieces, struck on the wall. It was a perfectly ordinary tract, simply quoting John 3:16...Everybody
read it and reread it or had it read to them." - Gladys Aylward

155. "Even if your religion was truer than ours, our people would rather dwell in hell with their
families than in heaven alone." - Adoniram Judson's language teacher

219. "O God, may we never grow used to hearing the thud of Christless feet on the road to hell."
-W.P. Nicholson


Faith/Trust
13. "Faith cannot grow except by exercise. Difficulties are the ground of faith; they give it
nourishment and strength." - Andrew Murray
26. "The Lord Jesus received is holiness begun; the Lord Jesus cherished is holiness advancing;
the Lord Jesus counted upon as never absent would be holiness complete...How then to have our
faith increased? Not a striving to have faith...but a looking off to the Faithful One seems all we
need; a resting the Loved One entirely, for time and for eternity." - John McCarthy

37. "God is still the LIVING GOD and now as well as thousands of years ago, He listens to the
prayer of His children and helps those who trust Him" - George Muller

38. "You can trust God too little, but you cannot trust Him too much!" - C.T. Studd

70. ―There is no need for faith where there is no consciousness of an element of risk.‖ -
Elisabeth Elliot

88. ―Oh what I would do to have the kind of faith it takes to climb out of this boat I'm in onto the
crashing waves. To step out of my comfort zone into the realm of the unknown where Jesus is
and He's holding out His hand." - Mark Hall & Steven Curtis Chapman

101. "Many of us are loyal to our notions of Jesus Christ, but how many of us are loyal to Him?
Loyalty to Jesus means I have to step out where I do not see anything; loyalty to my notions
means that I clear the ground first by my intelligence. Faith is not intelligent understanding, faith
is deliberate commitment to a Person where I can see no way." Oswald Chambers

109. ―Self-reliance is God-defiance.‖ - Geoffrey Bull

123. "Abram's decision to obey God cost him his very way of life - which might be the possession
we hold onto most dearly. The best of us may give God our time, our effort, and our money, but
rarely are we willing to relinquish our comfort. To show the faith of our fathers, we should be
ready to surrender out lives. Ask God to weaken your attachment to your lifestyle and free you to
enjoy the blessing of His will." - Today In The World

138. ―[Risk] is not the impulse of heroism, or the lust for adventure, or the courage of self-
reliance, or the need to earn God's favor. It is simple trust in Christ - that in him God will do
everything necessary so that we can enjoy making much of him forever...Therefore, it is right to
risk for the cause of Christ." - John Piper

153. "...I pondered deeply all that consecration might mean to my life and - I was afraid.
...I thought of the changes, the sacrifices, the disappointments which consecration might mean to
me and - I was afraid.
...I thought of the darling plans which might be baffled, of the cherished hopes to be surrendered,
and the chosen profession which I might have to abandon - I was afraid.
I did not see the better things God had for me, so my soul was shrinking back; and then for the
last time, with a swift rush of convicting power, came to my innermost heart that searching
message: 'My child, you can trust the Man that died for you. If you cannot trust Him whom can
you trust?' " -J.H.McC.

161. ―Friend, you do not have to understand all God's ways with you. God does not expect you
to understand them. You do not expect your child to understand, only believe. Some day you will
see the glory of God in the things which you do not understand" -J.H. McC

191. ―The more we are cast upon the Lord, the more our lives will crackle with the supernatural.‖
- William MacDonald

208. "Faith is a living, daring confidence in God's grace, so sure and certain that a man could
stake his life on it a thousand times." - Martin Luther
238. "Be assured, if you walk with Him and look to Him and expect help from Him. He will never
fail you." ~George Mueller

247. "If I really have confidence in God, I will trust Him even when I don't understand." J.I.
Packer

Family
 60. Do you have a "blessing box"? Here is Corrie ten Boom's description of her mother's. "The
blessing box was a small metal box that sat on the sideboard near the oval table. Here money
was collected for the mission that was so close to our hearts. Every time our family was blessed
in a particular way, Mother would drop money in the blessing box as a thank offering to
God...Whenever visitors came Mother would spread her arms wide and welcome them and then
to show how she really appreciated their presence would say, 'A penny in the blessing box for
your coming.'" - Corrie ten Boom

190. "Woe to the generation of sons who find their censers empty of the rich incense of prayer,
whose fathers have been to busy or too unbelieving to pray." - E.M. Bounds

195. "For me, the great challenge has always been to experience the reality of God in the midst
of going to work and raising kids and cleaning house and paying the bills." - Richard Foster

197. "A woman of God's design loves God wholeheartedly, finds her identity and security in
Christ, seeks to reflect the image of God in modesty and virtue, and ministers grace to others
through her biblical roles." - Our family definition

198. ―A real man stands strong and courageous, accepts responsibility, provides leadership,
acquires honorable character, and lives for a transcendent cause." - Our family definition

260. ―People today desperately need the help that we can give them. Marriages are being
shattered. Children are destroyed. Individuals are living lives of quiet desperation, without
purpose of future. And we can make a difference...if we will learn to pray on their behalf.‖ -
Richard Foster

Forgiveness
214. ―Forgiveness is the key which unlocks the door of resentment and the handcuffs of hatred.
It breaks the chains of bitterness and the shackles of selfishness. – Corrie Ten Boom

Freedom
15. ―Here I sit in my little room, I cannot go hither or thither to arrange and order everything; and
if I could who knows if it would be well done? But the Lord is there, who knows and can do
everything; and I give it all over to Him, and beg Him to direct it all, and order it after His holy will.
And then my heart is light and joyful, and I believe and trust that He will carry it all nobly out." -
John Evangelist Gossner

36. "Relying on God must begin every day as if it had never been done before." - C.S. Lewis

109. ―Self-reliance is God-defiance.‖ - Geoffrey Bull

111. ―Jesus, be the centre...Be my source, be my light...Be my hope, be my song...Be the fire in
my heart...Be the wind in these sails...Be the reason that I live...Jesus, be my vision...Be my path,
be my guide..." - Michael Frye
164. ―I am come to a conclusion to look for no greater matters in the world, but to know Jesus
Christ and Him crucified.― - John Elliot

167. ―In Christ alone my hope is found; He is my light, my strength, my song.
This Cornerstone, this solid Ground; Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace; When fears are stilled and strivings cease!
My comforter, my All in All; Here in the love of Christ I stand." - Stuart Townsend, Keith Getty

202. "If there's anything in life that we should be passionate about, it's the gospel. And I don't
mean passionate only about sharing it with others. I mean passionate about thinking about it,
dwelling on it, rejoicing in it, allowing it to color the way we look at the world. Only one thing can
be of first importance to each of us. And only the gospel ought to be." - C.J. Mahaney

238. "Be assured, if you walk with Him and look to Him and expect help from Him. He will never
fail you." ~George Mueller

246. "If anyone would understand Christianity they must go and stand at the foot of the
cross...and ponder and pray and seek and wrestle and look." -Max Lucado

276. ―Freedom from spiritual conflicts and bondage is not a power encounter; it‘s a truth
encounter…people in bondage are not liberated by what I do…but by what they choose to
believe, confess, renounce, and forgive.‖ – Neil Anderson

279. ―When you think, ‗I can do it on my own; I can be independent from God‘, you believe the
greatest lie of your life.‖ -El Redil

281. ―When I stand at the foot of the Cross and am seen by others under the light of the Cross, I
am left uncomfortably exposed before their eyes...Thankfully the more exposed I see that I am by
the Cross, the more I find myself opening up to others about ongoing issues of sin in my life.
(Why would anyone be shocked to hear of my struggles with past and present sin when the Cross
already told them I am a desperately sinful person?) - Milton Vincent

282. ―The gospel frees me, re-creates me, gives me fullness and enriches me in every way, but it
does not end in me; the gospel makes the cross my boast and crowns Christ with glory and
honor." - Charles K. Richardson

Future
52. "The future is as bright as the promises of God." - Adonirum Judson

96. "Every experience God gives us, every person He puts in our lives is the perfect preparation
for the future that only He can see" – Corrie ten Boom

99. "We often say, I am looking forward to this, or that or the other. Have we any right to be
dissatisfied with our present condition, which God has ordained for us so that we hanker after
something in the future?...Why should I look forward to the time when I shall be able to speak
Chinese more freely. Didn't God intend me to serve an apprenticeship in learning the
language?" -James Fraser

232. "You don't have wisdom for tomorrow's problems. But you will tomorrow. You don't have
resources for tomorrow's needs. But you will tomorrow. You don't have courage for tomorrow's
challenges. But you will when tomorrow comes." - Max Lucado

Giving
182. ―It is a loss to keep when God says ‗give‘.‖ - Lillias Trotter
God
32. "If God wills to bless, no instrument is too weak, and blessed it is to be the instrument that He
condescends to use." - Andrew Murray

34. "When God protects His own, many times He majors on unseen circumstances‖ – Larry
Puckett

58. "There are five stones that will bring down any giant. They are: God is, God has, God can,
God will, God does." - Charles Fox

59. "The things that make God dear to us are not as much His great big blessings as the tiny
things; because they show His amazing intimacy with us; He knows every detail of our individual
lives." - Oswald Chambers

73. ―There's only one who never fails to beckon the morning light. There's only one who sets
loose the gales and ties the trees down tight...There's only one, one Holy One." - Randall
Goodgame

80. ―God is a personal God and I must allow Him to answer my prayers in the light of His wisdom
instead of my limitedness…I would rather trust God‘s wisdom than mine.‖ - Francis Schaeffer

91. ―If there is one thing which should be quite plain to those who accept the revelation of God in
nature and the Bible, it is that He was never in a hurry." - J.B. Phillips

124. "(God) does not remove obstacles out of our way before we reach them. Yet when we are
on the edge of our need, God's hand is stretched out." - J.R.M.

162. ―See God in everything, and God will calm and color all that thou dost see!" - H.W. Smith

183. "You do not test the resources of God till you try the impossible." F.B. Meyer

184. "We have a God who delights in impossibilities." Andrew Murray

241. "God is wholly good, if good at all, and those who hope in Him will be wiser if they hope with
all their hearts than if they hope with only half their hearts." - William R. Huntington

268. "What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about
us." - A.W. Tozer

271. "Your parents may have forgotten you, your teachers may have neglected you, your siblings
may be ashamed of you; but within reach of your prayers is the maker of the oceans, God!‖ -
Max Lucado

273. ―He who has God and everything else does not have more than He who has God alone.‖ -
A popular puritan saying

293. ―An ‗impersonal God‘ – well and good. A subjective God of beauty, truth and goodness,
inside our heads, better still. A formless life force surging through us, a vast power which we can
tap, best of all. But God Himself, alive, pulling at the other end of the cord, perhaps approaching
at infinite speed, the hunter, king, husband – that is quite another matter.‖ - C.S. Lewis

299. ―I want my life to be intimate - sometimes consciously, sometimes unconsciously - with the
God who made, directs, and loves me....I don't want to live as a parasite on the first-hand spiritual
life of others, but be personally involved with all my senses, tasting and seeing that the Lord is
good. - Eugene Peterson

God’s Leading
5. "Live to the hilt any situation you believe to be the will of God." - Jim Elliot

15. ―Here I sit in my little room, I cannot go hither or thither to arrange and order everything; and
if I could who knows if it would be well done? But the Lord is there, who knows and can do
everything; and I give it all over to Him, and beg Him to direct it all, and order it after His holy will.
And then my heart is light and joyful, and I believe and trust that He will carry it all nobly out." -
John Evangelist Gossner

24. "...Walk the path one step at a time in the confidence of God's leading and presence. Do not
become burdened by the distant future." - Kenneth W. Osbeck

33."In time of trouble say…I am here-(1) by God‘s appointment (2) In His keeping (3) under His
training (4) for His time. Psalm 91:15‖ - Andrew Murray

41. "The will of God will never take you...where the mercies of God cannot sustain you..." -
Anonymous

56. "Guidance is not easy at any time, and it very rarely comes in a hurry, only after a period of
waiting on God, and then watching the circumstances." - Arthur Mathews

61. "There is a great charm not to know, but just watch Him unfold His purposes." - Oswald
Chambers

74. "A life lived listening to the decisive call of God is a life lived before one audience that trumps
all others - the Audience of One." - Os Guenness

137. ―Most religious people live in a sort of treadmill life, where they can calculate almost
everything that will happen, but the souls that God leads out into immediate and special dealings,
He shuts in where all they know is that God has hold of them, and is dealing with them, and their
expectation is from Him alone." - From Soul Food

243. "God's will is what you would want if you knew what God knew." - Author Unknown

Godliness
278. ―Godliness consists in an exact harmony between holy principles and practices…It does not
lie in a dead formality and indifference, but is vigorous and flaming.‖ - Thomas Watson

Gospel
202. "If there's anything in life that we should be passionate about, it's the gospel. And I don't
mean passionate only about sharing it with others. I mean passionate about thinking about it,
dwelling on it, rejoicing in it, allowing it to color the way we look at the world. Only one thing can
be of first importance to each of us. And only the gospel ought to be." - C.J. Mahaney

203. "Never be content with your current grasp of the gospel. The gospel is life-permeating,
world-altering, universe-changing truth. It has more facets that a diamond. Its depths man will
never exhaust." -C.J. Mahaney

234. "My memory is nearly gone, but I remember two things: that I am a great sinner and that
Christ is a great Saviour." - John Newton at age 82
248. "Both legalism and self-indulgence distort the gospel." J.I. Packer

282. ―The gospel frees me, re-creates me, gives me fullness and enriches me in every way, but it
does not end in me; the gospel makes the cross my boast and crowns Christ with glory and
honor." - Charles K. Richardson

Happiness
270. ―If your ship never comes in, if your dream never comes true, if the situation never changes,
could you be happy? If not, then you are sleeping in the cold cell of discontent. You are in a
prison. And...you need to learn a secret. What you have in your shepherd is greater than what
you don't have in life.‖ - Max Lucado


Holy Spirit
27. We have given too much attention to methods and to machinery and to resources, and too
little to the Source of Power, the filling of the Holy Ghost." - J. Hudson Taylor

30. "...I wonder what would happen to most churches and Christian work if we awakened
tomorrow, and everything concerning the reality and work of the Holy Spirit, and everything
concerning prayer were removed from the Bible. I don't mean just ignored, but actually cut out -
disappeared. I wonder how much difference it would make?" - Francis Schaeffer

50. "Victory over all the circumstances of life comes not by might, nor by power, but by a practical
confidence in God and by allowing His Spirit to dwell in our hearts and control our actions and
emotions. Learn in the days of ease and comfort so that when the days of hardship come you will
be fully prepared and equipped to meet them." - Eric Liddell (Eric Liddell was not only an
Olympic gold medalist but also a missionary to China. He died of a brain tumor in a Japanese
internment camp.)

53. "The basis of victorious prayer, as it is equally the ground of triumphant living, is disclosed in
the command, 'yield yourselves unto God.' Calvary is meaningless or resultless, unless it creates
such a spirit of yieldedness as permits of the Holy Spirit accomplishing the purpose of the
sacrifice of the Savior." - Gordon B. Watt

63. "There are triumphant souls that realize experientially the reality of this daily triumph in the
power of the indwelling Savior...For them life is a daily adventure with God, a venturing out in faith
and obedience to do His will, and all with joyfulness that is exhilarating to others and with courage
that is contagious." - V. Raymond Edmans

114. ―O Holy Spirit, As the sun is full of light, the ocean full of water, Heaven full of glory, so my
heart be full of Thee....Give me Thyself without measure, as an unimpaired fountain, as
inexhaustible riches. I bewail my coldness...prayerless prayers, praiseless praises. Suffer me
not to grieve or resist Thee...Magnify to me Thy glory by being magnified in me, and make me
redolent of Thy fragrance." - A Puritan Prayer

118. We need to repent, confess, and forsake sin, renounce the world, make Jesus Lord, and be
filled with the Spirit. When we do, no longer will the pagans sneer, 'Where is your God?'" -
Vance Havner

156. We were daily seeing fresh proof that ‗with God all things are possible.‘…We knew that it
wasn‘t our zeal or talents or determination but the Holy Spirit at work.‖ - Rabindranath R.
Maharaj

176. "Deity indwelling men! That, I say, is Christianity, and no man has experienced rightly the
power of Christian belief until he has known this for himself as a living reality." - A.W. Tozer
177. "Before a man can be filled with the Spirit he must be sure he wants to be...Are you willing to
let your personality to be taken over by another, even if that other be the Spirit of God Himself?
He will be jealous over you for good. He will take the direction of your life away from you. He will
reserve the right to test you, to discipline you, to chasten you for your soul's sake...Through it all
He will enfold you in a love so vast, so mighty, so all-embracing, so wondrous that your very
losses will seem like gains and your small pains like pleasures." - A. W. Tozer

178. "The Spirit indwelt life is not a special deluxe edition of Christianity to be enjoyed by a
certain rare and privileged few who happen to be made of finer and more sensitive stuff than the
rest. Rather, it is the normal state for every redeemed man and women the world over." - A.W.
Tozer

211. "The failure under grace is that the church is living in carnality. The stewardship under
grace is to live under the control of the Holy Spirit and therefore grow to maturity and thereby
glorify God. By and large the church has failed to live under the control of the Spirit. We're
basically carnal. - Richard D. Emmons

212. "The world has yet to see what God can do with a man fully consecrated to Him." D.L.
Moody

256. ―Without the Spirit of God, we can do nothing. We are as ships without wind. We are
useless.‖ - C.H. Spurgeon

257. ―Anytime people get hungry to truly know the Lord, the Holy Spirit quickly puts a shovel and
broom into their hand. Husbands and wives begin to deal with long-buried issues hurting their
marriages. Adults take a closer look at their choice of TV programs and movies. Church
members begin to see the damage wreaked by their gossip, their racial attitudes, their criticism."
– Jim Cymbala

258. ―The Word of God and the Spirit of God are like wings on an airplane. You remove the
Word, you remove one of the wings. You remove the Holy Spirit, you remove the other wing. We
experience the balance in life when we submit to the Holy Spirit and the Word…‖ - Bill Bright

Humility         (see weakness)
4. "Lord, never permit me to enter the ministry until non-apparent success will not cause
discouragement; or apparent success cause inflation and pride." - J.D. Drysdale

107. ―Let us not feel ashamed of the humiliating experiences, but rather glory in them…. ‗Teach
me to value and welcome all that Thou dost send me to humble me and to teach me dependence
upon Thyself‘.‖ - Helena Garratt

109. ―Self-reliance is God-defiance.‖ - Geoffrey Bull

112. ―Lord….Let me not be too concerned with the bothersome thing I call ‗myself ‘.‖ - Thomas
More

132. ―'The gardener ceases to prune, to trim, to harrow, or to pluck the ripe fruit only when he
expects nothing more from the vine during the season...Do you then wish me to cease pruning
your life? Shall I leave you alone?' And the comforted heart cried, 'No!'" - Homera Homer-
Dixon

149. "Oh, that we might always catch the vision of an abundant harvest, when the great Master
Plowman comes, as He often does, and furrows through our very souls, uprooting and turning
under that which we thought most fair, and leaving for our tortured gaze only the bare and
unbeautiful." - Streams in the Desert

180. ―The saint who has had the best year in God‘s sight is not the one who has had an easy
path, or has achieved the highest success; not the one whose praises filled the lips of men, but
the one who has known the deepest humblings in the presence of the Highest One, and who has
bowed lowest at His feet.‖ -Helena Garratt


Legalism
248. "Both legalism and self-indulgence distort the gospel." J.I. Packer

Life
6. "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." - Jim Elliot

195. "For me, the great challenge has always been to experience the reality of God in the midst
of going to work and raising kids and cleaning house and paying the bills." - Richard Foster

215. "If we demand perfect models we will have, except for the Son of man Himself, none at
all." - Elisabeth Elliot

218. "If I had a hundred lives, they should be at Christ's disposal." F.B. Meyer

227. "Our best rule is to give God the same place in our hearts that He holds in the universe." -
Edward Payson

239. "The unwasted life is the life that puts Christ on display as supremely
valuable...experiencing Christ as such a treasure that everything else is as nothing in
comparison." -John Piper

240. "When we create gods to serve our purposes we wind up serving those gods. True
happiness and freedom and life come from only one God, the true God that created us and loves
us and sent His Son to die for us. He's the one we need to get to know better." -John Avery
Whittaker


Marriage


Ministry
4. "Lord, never permit me to enter the ministry until non-apparent success will not cause
discouragement; or apparent success cause inflation and pride." - J.D. Drysdale

27. We have given too much attention to methods and to machinery and to resources, and too
little to the Source of Power, the filling of the Holy Ghost." - J. Hudson Taylor

89. ―The life-giving preacher is a man of God, whose heart is ever athirst for God, whose soul is
ever following hard after God, whose eye is single to God, and in whom by the power of God‘s
Spirit the flesh and the world have been crucified and his ministry is like the generous flood of a
life-giving river.‖ - John Piper
119. ―There is a fundamental difference between fruit and work. Work is the outcome of effort;
fruit the life. A bad man may do good work, but a bad tree cannot bear good fruit.‖ - Hudson
Taylor

168. ―God bless this undertaking if it prove useful to You, but destroy it now at the beginning if it
is mere human plan and action." - Count Nicolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf

199. "A good way to determine if you are a servant is how you act when you are treated like
one." - Anonymous

255. ―Our philosophy was pretty straightforward--we would do the possible and then look to God
for the impossible." - Floyd McClung

Missions
7. "Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship
doesn't. Worship is ultimate, not missions, because God is ultimate, not man." - John Piper

64. "I have but one candle of life to burn, and I would rather burn it out in a land filled with
darkness than in a land flooded with light." - John Keith Falconer

81. ―Missionaries are very human folks, just doing what they are asked. Simply a bunch of
nobodies trying to exalt somebody. ― – Jim Elliot

93. "Go, my dear young brother, and if your tongue cleaves to the roof of your mouth, let it be
with telling poor sinners the love of Jesus; and if you arms drop off at your shoulders, let it be with
knocking at men's hearts, to gain an entrance for Him there." -Dr. Waugh to John Williams at his
commissioning service to Polynesia

94. If a commission by an earthly king is considered an honor, how can a commission by a
Heavenly King be considered a sacrifice?" - David Livingstone

106. ―Shall we stand by and allow these millions to continue under the curse and snare of a false
religion, with no knowledge of the saving love and power of Christ? Of course it will cost life. It is
not an expedition of ease nor a picnic excursion to which we are called....It is going to cost many
a life, and not lives only, but prayers and tears and blood." - Samuel Zwemer

129. ―We were dwelling formerly in a dark house, among centipedes and lizards, spiders and
rats; nor did we know what evil and despicable things were around us. The lamp of light, the
Word of God, has been brought, and now we behold with dismay and disgust these abominable
things. But stop. Some are killing each other this very day while we are rejoicing; some are
destroying their children while we are saving ours; some are burning themselves in the fire while
we are bathing in the cool waters of the gospel.‖ - Polynesian chief of Taha’a


New Year


Persecution
 277. "The message I bring out from the Underground Church is: 'Don't abandon us!' 'Don't
forget us!' 'Don't write us off!' 'Give us the tools we need! We will pay the price for using them!'"
- Richard Wurmbrand
Possessions
116. ―I desire not much; I pray against it.‖ - John Elliot

Prayer
10. "What if everyone who prayed for the conversion of souls, prayed like you pray for the
conversion of souls?" - Dr. R.A. Torrey

11. Away in foreign fields, they wondered how
       Their simple word had power -
    At home, some Christians, two or three, had met
       To pray an hour.
    We are always wondering- wondering how,
       Because we do not see
    Someone - perhaps unknown and far away -
       On bended knee.        - Unknown

12. "Almost everyone believes that prayer is important. But there is a difference between
believing that prayer is important and believing it is essential. 'Essential' means there are things
that will not happen without prayer." - Pastor Dee Duke

14. ―Prayer is not a preparation for the battle; it is the battle!‖ - Lenord Ravenhill

 19. "Prayer is primarily a wartime walkie-talkie for the mission of the church as it advances
against the powers of darkness and unbelief. It is not surprising that prayer malfunctions when
we try to make it a domestic intercom to call upstairs for more comforts in the den...Until you
know that life is war, you cannot know what prayer is for: Prayer is for the accomplishment of a
wartime mission." - John Piper

20. "God could have shown up at any time, but over and over in the Bible, He revealed Himself
when people began to pray.‖ - Jim Cymbala

23. "...we all have to wait until the astonishing discoveries will one day be made, and find out
whose faithful prayer in hospitals, prisons, jungles, wheelchairs, crowded city apartments, cabins
in the woods, farms, factories, or concentration camps has been a part of a specific victory in
snatching someone from a circle of death, or in breaking chains so that there seems to be an
ease for that one in stepping into new life. I feel sure that we'll be surprised beyond measure to
discover who or how many will receive the rewards for their part in taking literally and with simple
faith and trust the responsibility to intercede, to pray, to make requests day in and day out." -
Edith Schaeffer

25. "Every time you are tempted to be fearful or anxious, view it as a prompting of the Lord to
pray...What you try to control is up to you to worry about and work out." - Bill Thrasher

28. "Make me an Intercessor,
       Hidden – unknown – set apart
     Thought little of by those around,
       But satisfying Thine heart." - Anonymous

37. "God is still the LIVING GOD and now as well as thousands of years ago, He listens to the
prayer of His children and helps those who trust Him" - George Muller

42. ―The motive is this, ‗Oh! that God could be glorified, that Jesus might see the reward of his
sufferings! Oh! that sinners might be saved, so that God might have new tongues to praise him,
new hearts to love him! Oh! that sin were put an end to, that the holiness, righteousness, mercy,
and power of God might be magnified!‘ This is the way to pray; when thy prayers seek God's
glory, it is God's glory to answer thy prayers.‖ - C. H. Spurgeon

43. ―Prayer is fellowship with the Unseen and Most Holy One." - Andrew Murray

44. "Why is it that God does not give to us the things that we ask, the first time we ask? The
answer is plain: He would do us the far greater good of training us in
persistent faith...Oh, men and women, pray through; pray through; pray through! Do not just begin
to pray and pray a little while and throw up your hands and quit; but pray and pray and pray until
God bends the heavens and comes down! - R.A. Torrey

45. "Pray for great things, expect great things, work for great things, but above all pray." - R.A.
Torrey

53. "The basis of victorious prayer, as it is equally the ground of triumphant living, is disclosed in
the command, 'yield yourselves unto God.' Calvary is meaningless or resultless, unless it creates
such a spirit of yieldedness as permits of the Holy Spirit accomplishing the purpose of the
sacrifice of the Savior." - Gordon B. Watt

57. "For the details and duties of everyday life, we need the touch of eternity, and it is available
to us in answer to believing prayer." - V. Raymond Edman

65. "Prayer is not preparation for work, it is the work. Prayer is not a preparation for the battle, it
is the battle. Prayer is two two-fold: definite asking and definite waiting to receive." - Oswald
Chambers

67. "...to pray in the Spirit, to speak words that reach and touch God, that affect and influence the
powers of the unseen world - such praying, such speaking, depends entirely upon our hearing of
God's voice." - Andrew Murrary

75. "Sometimes, Lord often - I don't know what to say to You. But I still come, in quiet for the
comfort of two friends sitting in silence...Then, Lord, without words, in the stillness You are
there...and I love You. Lord, teach me to pray.‖ - Eddie Askew

78. "I have felt the impact of your prayer in these past weeks. I am certain now that nothing has
had a more powerful influence on this life of mine than your prayers." - Jim Elliot

82. ―We never know how God will answer our prayers, but we can expect that He will get us
involved in His plan for the answer. If we are true intercessors, we must be ready to take part in
God's work on behalf of the people for whom we pray." - Corrie Ten Boom

97. "I believe it will only be known on the Last Day how much has been accomplished in
missionary work by the prayers of earnest believers at home...I do earnestly covet a volume of
prayer for my...work -- but oh! for a volume of faith too. Will you give this? - James Fraser

104. "In everything, the smallest and apparently clearest, consult God.‖ - Joseph Parker

108. "It is true that Bible prayers in word and print are short, but the praying men of the Bible
were with God through many a sweet and holy wrestling hour. They won by few words but long
waiting." - E. M. Bounds

117. "The whole idea of the prayers of the saints is that God's holiness, God's purpose, God's
ways may be brought about irrespective of who comes or goes." – Oswald Chambers
122. "Prayer is the never-failing resort of the Christian in any case, in every plight….Your powder
may be damp, your bow string maybe relaxed, but the weapon of all-prayer need never be out of
order…. Sword and spear need furbishing, but prayer never rusts, and when we think it most
blunt it cuts the best." - C.H. Spurgeon

126. "We will only advance in our evangelistic work as fast and as far as we advance on our
knees. Prayer opens the channel between a soul and God; prayerlessness closes it. Prayer
releases the grip of Satan‘s power; prayerlessness increases it. That is why prayer is so
exhausting and so vital. If we believed it, the prayer meeting would be as full as the church.‖ -
Alan Redpath

136. ―The closet…is the battlefield of the Church; its citadel; the scene of heroic and unearthly
conflict. The closet is the base of supplies for the Christian and the Church." - E.M. Bounds

140. ―I have made this one test of my prayers: if after committing anything to God, I can, like
Hannah, come away and have my mind no more sad, my heart no more pained or anxious, I look
upon it as on proof that I have prayed in faith; but, if I bring away my burden, I conclude that faith
was not in exercise.‖ - Edward Payson

145. "In time of problems and perplexities for which there seems to be no answer or any source
of help, our natural temptation is to want to know how prayer can be answered. That is a subtle
way of wanting to walk by sight, and not by faith. On the contrary, if the difficulty and distress
cause us to draw closer to the God of all grace and comfort, we shall come to know Him better,
and leave to Him the matter of answering prayer in His own way...Thus it is always - not how but
who." - Raymond Edman

148. "I am reminded that one old saint was asked, 'Which is more important: reading God's Word
or praying?' To which he replied, 'Which is more important to a bird: the right wing or the left?'" -
A.W. Tozer

150. "No prayer is lost. Praying breath was never spent in vain. There is not such thing as
prayer unanswered or unnoticed by God, and some things that we count as refusals or denials
are simply delays." -H. Bonar

158. "A praying Christian is a constant threat to the stability of Satan's government. The
Christian is a holy rebel loose in the world with access to the throne of God." - A.W. Tozer

165. ―Prayer pulls the rope down below and the great bell rings above in the ears
of God...he who communicates with heaven is the man who grasps the rope boldly and pulls
continuously with all his might." - C. H. Spurgeon

170. "Praying puts us at risk of getting involved in God's conditions. Be slow to pray. Praying
most often doesn't get us what we want but what God wants, something quite at variance with
what we conceive to be in our best interests. And when we realize what is going on, it is often too
late to go back. Be slow to pray." - Eugene Peterson

172. "The three-fold prayer of early days comes back to memory. First, that the doors may be
opened: that is answered above all we could ask or think. Then, that hearts might be opened:
and that is coming – the attitude has swept around from apathy to hostility and from hostility to a
large measure of welcome. Next, and last, that the heavens may be opened – when that is
granted, the harvest will come." – Lilias Trotter

181. "Patient, persevering prayer plays a more vital and practical part in the development of the
Mission's work than most people have any idea of." - D.E. Hoste

185. At the profoundest depths of life, men talk not about God but with Him. - Elton Trueblood
190. "Woe to the generation of sons who find their censers empty of the rich incense of prayer,
whose fathers have been to busy or too unbelieving to pray." - E.M. Bounds

200. ―Prayer is a powerful thing. ‗Prayer has already divided seas and rolled up flowing rivers, it
has made flinty rocks gush into fountains, it has quenched flames of fire, it has muzzled lions,
disarmed vipers and poisons, it has marshaled the stars against the wicked, it has stopped the
course of the moon and arrested the sun in its race, it has burst open iron gates and recalled
souls from eternity, it has conquered the strongest devils and commanded legions of angels down
from heaven. Prayer has bridled and chained the raging passions of men and destroyed vast
armies of proud, daring, blustering atheists. Prayer has brought one man from the bottom of the
sea and carried another in a chariot of fire to heaven.‘ That is not mere hyperbole, that is
historical fact. Prayer has done a great many other things as well. It is an awesome, mighty
force in the world of men.‖ - Ray Stedman

205. "On account of many onslaughts of Satan, my wife and I for the space of three years
seldom put off our clothing to go to sleep, in order that we might be more the ready to watch and
pray. Sometimes in a solitary place, I spent whole nights in prayer: and the Holy Spirit
descended. - Pastor Hsi (Chinese evangelist)

"Scientists often spend years, sometimes a whole lifetime, in making important scientific
discovery. Then how can we expect to discover spiritual beauties by spending only five minutes
every day in prayer" - Sadhu Sundar Singh (Indian evangelist)

206. "We learn prayer's deepest depths in prayer, not from books. We reach prayer's highest
heights in prayer, not from sermons. The only place to learn prayer, is in prayer, bent and broken
on our knees." - Dick Eastman

220. ―God uses the past and present difficulties of your life to lead you into a life of prayer. No
one ever just decides to be a prayer warrior. God does something in a life that makes the person
sense this need of God.‖ -Bill Thrasher

225. "In God's eyes everything done for love of Him is prayer." -Gerhard Tersteegen

230. "He who intercedes most, helps most." - Andrew Murray

235. ―Prayer is giving up your desperate poverty and entering into His wealth.‖ - B. Meyer

245. ―Regarding a wandering mind in prayer; I have found more help in praying aloud, and
praying while walking about – talking as to a present Lord – than any other way.‖ - Hudson
Taylor

250. ―If you pray and do not expect anything to happen, you have to ask the honest question,
'Why pray'?" - Bill Thrasher

254. ―When God has something very great to accomplish for His church, it is His will that there
should precede it the extraordinary prayers of His people.‖ - Jonathan Edwards

260. ―People today desperately need the help that we can give them. Marriages are being
shattered. Children are destroyed. Individuals are living lives of quiet desperation, without
purpose of future. And we can make a difference...if we will learn to pray on their behalf.‖ -
Richard Foster

261. "I realize that my image of God, more than anything else, determines my degree of honesty
in prayer...Foolishly, I hide myself in fear that God will be displeased, though in fact the hiding
may be what displeases God most. From my side, the wall seems like self-protection; from God's
side it looks like lack of trust." -Philip Yancey

265. "When doubts creep in and I wonder whether prayer is a sanctified form of talking to myself,
I remind myself that the Son of God, who had spoken worlds into being and sustains all that
exists, felt a compelling need to pray...If I had to answer the question 'Why pray?' in one
sentence, it would be, 'Because Jesus did.'" - Philip Yancey

266. ―The greatest tragedy in life is not unanswered prayer, but unoffered prayer.‖ -F.B. Meyer

267. ―When I pray, coincidences happen, when I don‘t, they don‘t.‖ - William Temple

271. "Your parents may have forgotten you, your teachers may have neglected you, your siblings
may be ashamed of you; but within reach of your prayers is the maker of the oceans, God!‖ -
Max Lucado

275. ―The more we pray, the more we sense our need to pray. And the more we sense a need
to pray, the more we want to pray...The apostles had this instinct: When in trouble, pray. When
intimidated, pray. When challenged, pray. When persecuted, pray.‖ - Jim Cymbala

290. "Noise and crowds have a way of siphoning our energy and distracting our attention, making
prayer an added chore rather than a comforting relief.‖ - Chuck Swindoll

300. ―Prayer means keeping company with God who is already present.‖ - Philip Yancey

Quite Time
39. " Do not have your concert first, and then tune your instrument afterwards. Begin the day with
the Word of God and prayer, and get first of all into harmony with Him.‖ – James Hudson Taylor

71. ―Be much alone with God, and take time to get thoroughly acquainted. Converse over
everything with Him. Unburden yourself wholly-every thought, feeling, wish, plan, doubt-to
Him...He wants not merely to be on good terms with you, but to be intimate." - Horatius Bonar

75. "Sometimes, Lord often - I don't know what to say to You. But I still come, in quiet for the
comfort of two friends sitting in silence...Then, Lord, without words, in the stillness You are
there...and I love You. Lord, teach me to pray.‖ - Eddie Askew

87. ― Make time for the quiet moments as God whispers and the world is loud." – Anonymous

288. "Tell me how much time you spend alone with God and I will tell you how spiritual you are.
Not how many meetings you go to. Not how many gifts you have. Not how many sermons you
preach...Tell me what time you spend alone with God and I'll tell you how spiritual you are." -
Leonard Ravenhill

Revival
16. "Revival is a sovereign act of God upon the Church whereby He intervenes to lift the situation
completely out of human hands and works in extraordinary power." - Geoffery R.

17. "I believe the key to revival is given here in Joel, 'Let the priests, the ministers of God, weep
between the altar and the door posts'." - Leonard Ravenhill

252. ―Revival is Christ. That‘s because God can do nothing greater for His church than to
reawaken us to the sufficiency, supremacy, and the destiny of the Lord Jesus.‖ - David Bryant
Resurrection
297. ―Had Jesus not risen, but stayed dead, the bottom would drop out of Christianity....Jesus‘
resurrection demonstrated his victory over death, vindicated him as righteous, and indicated his
divine identity. It led on to his ascension and enthronement and his present heavenly reign. It
guarantees the believer‘s present forgiveness and justification and is the basis of resurrection life
in Christ for the believer here and now.‖ - J.I. Packer



Scripture
52. "The future is as bright as the promises of God." - Adonirum Judson

121. ―We must never forget three important statements: There is a God. He has spoken to us in
the Bible. He means what He says.‖ - Hudson Taylor

144. "The Bible is adequate to guide our steps aright, even though often the path before us be
obscure or even uncharted." - V. Raymond Edman

148. "I am reminded that one old saint was asked, 'Which is more important: reading God's Word
or praying?' To which he replied, 'Which is more important to a bird: the right wing or the left?'" -
A.W. Tozer

196. "There is a hunger, a longing for bread
And so comes the call for the poor to be fed
More hungry by far are a billion and more
Who wait for the Bread of the Word of the Lord" - Michael Card

213. Dirty Bible, clean Christians. Clean Bible, dirty Christians" -Chinese Christian Proverb

258. ―The Word of God and the Spirit of God are like wings on an airplane. You remove the
Word, you remove one of the wings. You remove the Holy Spirit, you remove the other wing. We
experience the balance in life when we submit to the Holy Spirit and the Word…‖ - Bill Bright

291. ―As we read Scripture we are always asking the question or maybe we are always praying,
‗How Lord are You going to live this in me today?‘‖ - Eugene Peterson

Servanthood
199. "A good way to determine if you are a servant is how you act when you are treated like
one." - Anonymous

Sin      (see Worldliness)
171. "...sin is not small, because it is not against a small Sovereign. The seriousness of an insult
rises with the dignity of the one insulted. The Creator of the universe is infinitely worthy of
respect and admiration and loyalty...There is a holy curse hanging over sin." - John Piper

174. "One of the very greatest calamities which sin has brought upon us is the debasement of
our normal emotions. We laugh at things that are not funny; we find pleasure in acts which are
beneath our human dignity; and we rejoice in objects which should have no place in our
affections...The world's artificial pleasures are all but evidence that the human race has to a large
extent lost its power to enjoy the true pleasures of life and is forced to substitute for them false
and degrading thrills." - A.W. Tozer
201. "But if people understood that there is a holy God and that sin is an offense against that
holy God, they would break down the doors or our churches and ask, 'What must I do to be
saved?'...Even the slightest sin does violence to His holiness, to His glory, and to His
righteousness. Every sin no matter how seemingly insignificant is truly an act of treason against
the cosmic King." -R.C. Sproul

234. "My memory is nearly gone, but I remember two things: that I am a great sinner and that
Christ is a great Saviour." - John Newton at age 82

292. ―Though we do not claim that Christian conversion guarantees perfect behavior, we do need
to pay close attention to the scandalous disobedience among us.‖ - Alison Thomas

Solitude
284. ―Solitude is fundamentally a place of prayer—of personal and individual encounter with
God. To be in solitude is to be intentionall present to God. Solitude is not the act of being alone;
rather it is the event of being alone with God. – Gordon T. Smith

290. "Noise and crowds have a way of siphoning our energy and distracting our attention, making
prayer an added chore rather than a comforting relief.‖ - Chuck Swindoll

Spiritual Conflict
120. ―The battle we face is a spiritual conflict. It must be fought and won by men and women of
God who are willing to intercede for missionary families as they invade enemy territory held
uncontested for centuries. Satan does not meekly give up his prey. He counterattacks fiercely in
many unexpected ways. The missionary must have intercessors who stand alongside, praying on
a regular and systematic basis.‖ - David Wang

158. "A praying Christian is a constant threat to the stability of Satan's government. The
Christian is a holy rebel loose in the world with access to the throne of God." - A.W. Tozer

210. "Spoiling the goods of the strong man has to do with liberating those whom Satan has
blinded and is keeping bound...This is where prayer comes in." -Theodore Epp
"What does it mean to 'bind the strong man' if not to neutralize his power by drawing on the
conquering power of Christ...We must not make the mistake of reversing our Lord's order and
expect to effect the rescue without first disarming the adversary." -J. Oswald Sanders

216. ―Prayer is not merely a closet exercise of personal communion, but an acting with God in
His battle against evil. Are we taking up the challenge of Satan in our own home, with its tests
and trials? In our church, with its measure of indifference and spiritual deadness?...Or are we
letting things drift?...When we slacken, the powers of darkness press in. When we fail to pray, the
power-house of the church shuts its door. Nothing is more needed today than companies of
Christian people everywhere, who can pray and persist in prayer.‖ - Gordon B. Watt

276. ―Freedom from spiritual conflicts and bondage is not a power encounter; it‘s a truth
encounter…people in bondage are not liberated by what I do…but by what they choose to
believe, confess, renounce, and forgive.‖ – Neil Anderson

Spirituality
288. "Tell me how much time you spend alone with God and I will tell you how spiritual you are.
Not how many meetings you go to. Not how many gifts you have. Not how many sermons you
preach...Tell me what time you spend alone with God and I'll tell you how spiritual you are." -
Leonard Ravenhill
Submission
264. ―Submission ―is the ability to lay down the terrible burden of always needing to get our own
way. The obsession to demand that things go the way we want them to go is one of the greatest
bondages in human society today.‖ -Richard Foster


Thanksgiving
194. "Try Thanksgiving." - Henry W. Frost

289. "We may not always feel like thanking God, but let us always will and dare to do it... His
peace will settle down on the troubled, restless heart as the evening, with its cool air and majestic
beauty, settles on the fevered landscape." - F. B. Meyer

Weakness            (see humility)
32. "If God wills to bless, no instrument is too weak, and blessed it is to be the instrument that He
condescends to use." - Andrew Murray

77. "The world's salvation was not wrought out by the three years in which He went about doing
good, but in the three hours of darkness in which He hung stripped and nailed, in uttermost
exhaustion of spirit, soul, and body, till His heart broke. So little wonder if for us the price of
power is weakness." - Lilias Trotter

173. "When we arrive at the end of our own strength it is not defeat, but the start of tapping into
God's boundless resources. It is when we are weak that we are strong in God." -Liu Zhenying


Worldliness             (see sin)
188. "The true man of God is heartsick, grieved at the worldliness of the Church...grieved at the
toleration of sin in the Church, grieved at the prayerlessness in the Church. He is disturbed that
the corporate prayer of the Church no longer pulls down the strongholds of the devil." -Leonard
Ravenhill

192. "This is my endlessly recurrent temptation: to go down to that Sea (God) and there neither
dive nor swim nor float, but only to dabble and splash, careful not to get out of my depth and
holding on to the lifeline which connects me with my things temporal." - C.S. Lewis

193. "If your heart takes more pleasure in reading novels, or watching TV, or going to the
movies, or talking to friends, rather than just sitting alone with God and embracing Him, sharing
His cares and His burdens, weeping and rejoicing with Him, then how are you going to handle
forever and ever in His presence...?‖ -Keith Green

211. "The failure under grace is that the church is living in carnality. The stewardship under
grace is to live under the control of the Holy Spirit and therefore grow to maturity and thereby
glorify God. By and large the church has failed to live under the control of the Spirit. We're
basically carnal. - Richard D. Emmons

262. How is it that the world couldn‘t get on with the holiest Man that every lived and can get on
with you and me? Are we compromised? Have we no spiritual stature? Have we no
righteousness that reflects their corruption? Is the world crucified to you…or does it fascinate
you? -Leonard Ravenhill

274. "Today, by and large, Christians no longer live for heaven and therefore no longer
understand, let alone practice, detachment from the world." J.I. Packer
286. ―We are meant to see through the eye with the conscience. We have been taught to see
with the eye devoid of a conscience. In reality nothing is so beautiful as the good, nothing so
monotonous and boring as evil. But in our imagination it‘s the other way around, fictional good is
boring and flat, fictional evil is very intriguing, attractive and full of charm. The roles have been
reversed. Good has become boring; evil has become intriguing. Ravi Zacharias

Worship
7. "Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship
doesn't. Worship is ultimate, not missions, because God is ultimate, not man." - John Piper

55. "The Bible is full of unquenchable worshippers - people who refused to be dampened,
discouraged or distracted in their quest to glorify God." - Matt Redman

69. "Worshiping God cannot be borrowed or 'faked'. Singing Christian songs with enthusiasm is
not worship, and neither is bowing reverently in a chapel...they are only outward exercices. True
worship can never be a rehearsal of someone else's experience or tradition...we must hunger to
touch God for ourselves!" - Ben & Robin Pasley

105. ―The man who does not habitually worship is but a pair of spectacles behind which there is
no eye.‖ - Thomas Carlyle

113. ―We - or at least I - shall not be able to adore God on the highest occasions if we have
learned no habit of doing so on the lowest." - C.S. Lewis

159. "Consider the heavens, the work of His fingers, the moon and stars, which He hath
ordained: consider the intellectual heavens also, angels and archangels, cherubim and seraphim:
consider mankind also, made in the image of God: consider Jesus Christ, the express image of
His person: consider a past eternity and a coming eternity, and the revelation thereof that is made
to us in the Word of God, and in the hearts of His people - and I defy you to think otherwise than
magnificently of God." - Alexander Whyte

224. ―The essence of praising Christ is prizing Christ...God is mightily honored when a people
know that they will die of hunger and thirst unless they have God. -John Piper

228. "Every day there's a battle for your worship...God is always seeking you. He blankets each
new day with the invitation, 'I am here.'" - Louie Giglio

229. "When God is not greatly praised, it's only because we don't think He's that great of a God.
When our worship is small, it's because our concept of God is small. When we offer God little-
bitty sacrifices, it's because we've somehow reduced Him in our hearts to a little-bitty God. Our
vision has become clouded, our hearts distracted." - Louie Giglio

233. ―A man can no more diminish God‘s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put
out the sun by scribbling the word ‗darkness‘ on the walls of his cell.‖ - C.S. Lewis

236. "If we regularly beheld the glory of Christ, our Christian walk with God would become more
sweet and pleasant, our spiritual light and strength would grow daily stronger and our lives would
more gloriously represent the glory of Christ. -John Owen

237. "Worship is centering our mind‘s attention and our heart's affection on the Lord." - Bruce
Leafbald

242. "He waits to be wanted." - A.W. Tozer
244. "If we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards
promised in the Gospels, it would seem that our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too
weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite
joy is offered us...we are far too easily pleased." - C.S. Lewis

259. ―True worship comes from people who are deeply emotional and who love deep and sound
doctrine. Strong affections for God rooted in truth are the bone and marrow of biblical worship.‖ -
John Piper

280. ―One glimpse of the king and you are consumed by a desire to say more about him. Pew-
warming is no longer an option. Junk religion will no longer suffice. Sensation seeking is
needless. Once you have seen His face you will forever long to see it again.‖ -Max Lucado

295. ―Worship is something that is eternally in season.‖ - Peter Furler

296. "Worship is the submission of all of our nature to God. It is the quickening of the
conscience by his holiness; the nourishment of mind with his truth; the purifying of imagination by
his beauty; the opening of the heart to his love; the surrender of will to his purpose - all this
gathered up in adoration, the most selfless emotion of which our nature is capable." - William
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