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"Is not my Word like fire." declares the Lord, "and like a hammer that breaks a rock to
Jeremiah 23:29
The Christians life in all aspectsintellectual and ethical, devotional and relational,
upsurging in worship and outgoing in witnessis supernatural; only the Spirit can
initiate and sustain it. So apart from him, not only will there be no lively believers and
no lively congregations, there will be no believers and no congregations at all.
- J.I.Packer
so He can help you with everything.
"O Sovereign LORD!. Youhave made the heavens and earth by Your great power.
Nothing is too hard for You!" (Jeremiah 32:17)
so He is always with you.
"Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from Your presence? If I go up to the
heavens, You are there; if I make my bed in the depth, You are there. If I rise on the
wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there Your hand will guide
me. Your right had will hold me fast" (Psalm 139:7-10).
so joyfully submit to His will.

"Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom; You are exalted as head over all. Wealth and honor
come from You; You are the ruler of all things. In Your hands are strength and power to
exalt and give strength to all
(I Chonicles 29:29:11,12 NIV).

We also have quotes about Prayer!

so He is unconditionally committed to your well-being.
"May your roots go down deep into the soil of God's marvelous love. And may you have
the power to understand, as all God's people should, how wide, how long ,how high, and
how deep His love really is" (Ephesians 3:17, 18).
"Worship is the submission of all our nature to God. It is the quickening of 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 ? and
all this gathered up in adoration the most selfless emotion of which our nature is
capable and therefore the chief remedy for that self-centeredness which is our original
sin and source of all actual sin."
-William Temp
If you took the love of all the best mothers and fathers who ever lived (think about that
for a moment)--all the goodness, kindness, patience, fidelity, wisdom, tenderness,
strength and love--and united all those virtues in one person, that person would only be
a faint shadow of the love and mercy in the heart of God for you and me.
-Brennan Manning

One of the most arduous spritual tasks is that of giving up control and allowing the Spirit
of God to lead our lives.
-Henri Nouwen
Our Lord did not ask us to give up the things of earth, but to exchange them for better
- Fulton J. Sheen

We also have quotes about Life!

God loves you just the way you are, but he refuses to leave you that way. He wants you
to be just like Jesus.
- Max Lucado
1. Because God is spirit...I will seek intimate fellowship with Him.
2. Because God is all-powerful...He can help me with anything.
3. Because God is ever-present...He is always with me.
4. Because God knows everything...I will go to Him with all my questions and
5. Because God is sovereign...I will joyfully submit to His will.
6. Because God is holy...I will devote myself to Him in purity, worship and service.
7. Because God is absolute truth...I will believe what He says and live accordingly.
8. Because God is righteous...I will live by His standards.
9. Because God is just...He will treat me fairly.
10. Because God is love...He is unconditionally committed to my well being.
11. Because God is merciful...He forgives me of my sins when I sincerely confess

12. Because God is faithful...I will trust Him to always keep His promises.
13. Because God never future is secure and eternal.
- Dr. William R. Bright
Christianity at any given time is strong or weak depending upon her concept of God.
- A.W.Tozer
God does not come to us in nicely defined, rationally explained, thought categories.
God does not fit Himself into our theological text books. The Hebrew God breaks all the
rules. He is near, yet transcendent; clothed in human form, yet holy; more terrifying
than can be imagined, yet compassionate; invisible, yet revealed; judging, yet merciful,
sovereign, yet humble. No matter where you look, God breaks the molds.
- Skip Moen
"I used to ask God to help me. Then I asked if I might help Him. I ended up by asking
God to do His work though me."
- Hudson Taylor
"Once you become aware that the main business that you are here for is to know God,
most of life's problems fall into place of their own accord. "
- J.I. Packer
An infinite God can give all of Himself to each of His children.
He does not distribute Himself that each may have a part,
but to each one He gives all of Himself as full as if
there were no others.
- A.W. Tozer

Man finds it hard to get what he wants, because he does not want the best. God finds it
hard to give, because He would give the best and the man will not take it.
- George McDonald
I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to men. All the good from the
Savior of the world is communicated to us through this book.
- Abraham Lincoln
And what words would make the cross worth nothing? How about words like good
enough, fair, tolerance, correct, personal opinion, relative, cultural, acceptable or does
not hurt anyone? Wherever sin is minimized, the cross is emptied. Wherever God is
ignored, the cross is emptied. Wherever you and I refuse to submit to the call of the
King, the cross is emptied.
- Skip Moen and
To say that I am made in the image of God is to say that love is the reason for my
existence, for God is love.
- Thomas A Kempis
The more we depend on God the more dependable we find He is.
- Cliff Richard
Through the clouds of midnight, This bright promise shone, I will never leave thee,
Never leave thee alone.
- Anonymous

What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear. What a privilege to carry
everything to God in prayer.
- Joseph Scriven
If God is your partner, make your plans BIG!
- D.L. Moody
Only God can fully satisfy the hungry heart of man.
- Hugh Black
The world will never starve for want of wonders.
- Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Beauty is God's handwriting.
- Charles Kingsley
I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an
atheist, but I cannot conceive how he could look up into the heavens and say there is no
- Abraham Lincoln
The universe is centered on neither the earth nor the sun. It is centered on God.
- Alfred Noyes

We shall steer safely through every storm, so long as our heart is right, our intention
fervent, our courage steadfast, and our trust fixed on God.
- St. Francis De Sales
Without the Way there is no going; without the Truth there is no knowing; without the
Life there is no living.
-Thomas A Kempis

God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame.

- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Is your place a small place? Tend it with care; He set you there. Is your place a large
place? Guard it with care! He set you there. Whate'er your place, it is Not yours alone,
but his Who set you there.
-John Oxenham
I love to think of nature as an unlimited broad- casting station, through which God
speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.
- George Washington Carver
To fall in love with God is the greatest of all romances; To seek him, the greatest
adventure; To find him, the greatest human achievement.
- Raphael Simon

Most of us wait until we're in trouble, and then we pray like ens. Wonder what would
happen if, some morning, we'd wake up and say, "Anything I can do for You today,
- Burton Hillis
Our God is at home with the rolling spheres, And at home with broken hearts.
- M. P. Ferguson
If God shuts one door, he opens another.
- Irish Proverb

Any fool can count the seeds in an apple. Only God can count all the apples in
one seed. ~Robert H. Schuller
Every evening I turn my worries over to God. He's going to be up all night
anyway. ~Mary C. Crowley
God loves each of us as if there were only one of us. ~St. Augustine
Young man, young man, your arm's too short to box with God. ~James
Weldon Johnson
God understands our prayers even when we can't find the words to say them.
~Author Unknown
What we are is God's gift to us. What we become is our gift to God. ~Eleanor

A man with God is always in the majority. ~John Knox

Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the
attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees. ~Victor Hugo
You can tell the size of your God by looking at the size of your worry list. The
longer your list, the smaller your God. ~Author Unknown
Maybe the atheist cannot find God for the same reason a thief cannot find a
policeman. ~Author Unknown
If God had wanted to be a big secret, He would not have created babbling
brooks and whispering pines. ~Robert Brault,
I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He
didn't. ~Jules Renard
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, The Problem of Pain
The soul can split the sky in two and let the face of God shine through. ~Edna
St. Vincent Millay
God is not a cosmic bellboy for whom we can press a button to get things
done. ~Harry Emerson Fosdick
The feeling remains that God is on the journey, too. ~Teresa of Avila
God's last name is not "Dammit." ~Author Unknown

Once one has seen God, what is the remedy? ~Sylvia Plath, "Mystic"
As the poet said, "Only God can make a tree" - probably because it's so hard to
figure out how to get the bark on. ~Woody Allen
Clearly, God is a Democrat. ~Patrick Caddell
God: The most popular scapegoat for our sins. ~Mark Twain
But I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.
~Vincent van Gogh, Dear Theo: An Autobiography of Vincent van Gogh, 1937
No matter how much I prove and prod,
I cannot quite believe in God;
But oh, I hope to God that He
Unswervingly believes in me.
~E.Y. Harburg, attributed
People see God every day, they just don't recognize him. ~Pearl Bailey
How tired God must be of guilt and loneliness, for that is all we ever bring to
Him. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960
God's will is not an itinerary, but an attitude. ~Andrew Dhuse
Let God's promises shine on your problems. ~Corrie Ten Boom
How can I believe in God when just last week I got my tongue caught in the
roller of an electric typewriter? ~Woody Allen, "Selections from the Allen
Notebooks,"Without Feathers, 1975

I just hope God does not get bored of dreaming me. ~Author Unknown
By night, an atheist half believes in God. ~Edward Young, Night Thoughts
Experience has repeatedly confirmed that well-known maxim of Bacon's that
"a little philosophy inclineth a man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy
bringeth men's minds about to religion." At the same time, when Bacon
penned that sage epigram... he forgot to add that the God to whom depth in
philosophy brings back men's minds is far from being the same from whom a
little philosophy estranges them. ~George Santayana
You found God? If nobody claims him in thirty days, he's yours! ~Author
When I saw others straining toward God, I did not understand it, for though I
may have had him less than they did, there was no one blocking the way
between him and me, and I could reach his heart easily. It is up to him, after
all, to have us, our part consists of almost solely in letting him grasp us.
~Rainer Maria Rilke,Rilke and Benvenuta: An Intimate Correspondence
God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame. ~Elizabeth Barrett Browning
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't
trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa
In many areas of understanding, none so much as in our understanding of
God, we bump up against a simplicity so profound that we must assign
complexities to it to comprehend it at all. It is mindful of how we paste decals
to a sliding glass door to keep from bumping our nose against it. ~Robert
I simply haven't the nerve to imagine a being, a force, a cause which keeps the
planets revolving in their orbits, and then suddenly stops in order to give me a

bicycle with three speeds. ~Quentin Crisp

Prayer is when you talk to God; meditation is when you listen to God. ~Diana
Weave in faith and God will find the thread. ~Author Unknown
They say that God is everywhere, and yet we always think of Him as somewhat
of a recluse. ~Emily Dickinson
If you don't know what's meant by God, watch a forsythia branch or a lettuce
leaf sprout. ~Martin H. Fischer
God: a disease we imagine we are cured of because no one dies of it nowadays.
~E.M. Cioran, The Trouble with Being Born, 1973
It is easy to understand God as long as you don't try to explain him. ~Joseph
Some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers. ~Garth Brooks
God is a sort of burglar. As a young man you knock him down; as an old man
you try to conciliate him, because he may knock you down. ~H. BeerbohmTree
Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign.
~Anatole France, Le jardin d'Epicure
How idle it is to call certain things God-sends! as if there was anything else in
the world. ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at
Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827

God enters by a private door into each individual. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
God is not what you imagine or what you think you understand. If you
understand you have failed. ~Saint Augustine

God is not the name of God, but an opinion about Him. ~Pope Xystus I, The

God's promises are like the stars; the darker the night the brighter they shine.
~David Nicholas

In nature we see where God has been. In our fellow man, we see where He is
still at work. ~Robert Brault,

"What do you think of God," the teacher asked. After a pause, the young pupil
replied, "He's not a think, he's a feel." ~Paul Frost

I feel most ministers who claim they've heard God's voice are eating too much
pizza before they go to bed at night, and it's really an intestinal disorder, not a
revelation. ~Rev. Jerry Falwell

God is an unutterable sigh, planted in the depths of the soul. ~Jean Paul

All are but parts of one stupendous whole,

Whose body Nature is, and God the soul.
~Alexander Pope, An Essay on Man, 1734

Perhaps history is a thing that would stop happening if God held His breath,
or could be imagined as turning away to think of something else. ~Herbert
Butterfield, Christianity and History

Apart from God every activity is merely a passing whiff of insignificance.

~Alfred North Whitehead

Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.
~Leo Buscaglia; also, What you are is God's gift to you, what you become is
your gift to God. ~Hans Urs von Balthasar

God is the perfect poet. ~Robert Browning

Remember this. When people choose to withdraw far from a fire, the fire
continues to give warmth, but they grow cold. When people choose to
withdraw far from light, the light continues to be bright in itself but they are in
darkness. This is also the case when people withdraw from God. ~Augustine

Why attack God? He may be as miserable as we are. ~Erik Satie

The beckoning Hands

Of God's hopeful Smile
Will, without fail, one day greet
The fruitful cries
Of man's prayerful heart.
~Sri Chinmoy, Ten Thousand Flower-Flames

Are you wrinkled with burden? Come to God for a faith lift. ~Author


There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, "Thy will be done," and
those to whom God says, "All right, then, have it your way." ~C.S. Lewis, The
Screwtape Letters, 1943

We need not join the mad rush to purchase an earthly fallout shelter. God is
our eternal fallout shelter. ~Martin Luther King, Jr., Strength to Love, 1963

Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to God.
Really. ~Lenny Bruce, "Religions Inc.," in The Essential Lenny Bruce, ed.
John Cohen, 1967

Were there no God, we would be in this glorious world with grateful hearts
and no one to thank. ~Christina Rossetti

Life is God's novel. Let him write it. ~Isaac Bashevis Singer

You are not obliged to put on evening clothes to meet God. ~Austin O'Malley

When you knock, ask to see God - none of the servants. ~Henry David

Your mind works very simply: you are either trying to find out what are God's
laws in order to follow them; or you are trying to outsmart Him. ~Martin H.

Those who believe that they believe in God, but without passion in their
hearts, without anguish in mind, without uncertainty, without doubt, without
an element of despair even in their consolation, believe in the God idea, not
God himself. ~Miguel de Unamuno

Most people wish to serve God - but only in an advisory capacity. ~Author

I've been hiding from God, and I'm appalled to find how easy it is. ~Mignon
McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966

The self-appointed spokesmen for God incline to shout; He, Himself, speaks
only in whispers. ~Martin H. Fischer

A lot of people are willing to give God credit, but so few ever give Him cash.
~Robert E. Harris, Laugh with the Circuit Rider

It always strikes me, and it is very peculiar, that when we see the image of
indescribable and unutterable desolation - of loneliness, of poverty and
misery, the end of all things, or their extreme - then rises in our mind the
thought of God. ~Vincent van Gogh, Dear Theo: An Autobiography of
Vincent van Gogh, 1937

To put one's trust in God is only a longer way of saying that one will chance it.
~Samuel Butler, Note-Books

So long as God reveals Himself, or doesn't, He is behaving like God. ~Mignon

McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

There is a God-shaped vacuum in every heart. ~Blaise Pascal

Don't look for God where He is needed most; if you didn't bring Him there, He
isn't there. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966

God waits to win back his own flowers as gifts from man's hands.
~Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds, 1916

I say to mankind, Be not curious about God. For I, who am curious about each,
am not curious about God I hear and behold God in every object, yet
understand God not in the least. ~Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

Every happening, great and small, is a parable whereby God speaks to us, and
the art of life is to get the message. ~Malcolm Muggeridge

We always keep God waiting while we admit more importunate suitors.

~Malcolm de Chazal

The sun does not shine for a few trees, and flowers, but for the wide world's
joy. The lonely pine on the mountain-top waves its sombre boughs and cries,
'Thou art my sun.' And the little meadow violet lifts its cup of blue, and
whispers with its perfumed breath, 'Thou art my sun.' And the grain in a
housand fields rustles in the wind, and makes answer, 'Thou art my sun.' So
God sits effulgent in heaven, not for a favoured few, but for the universe of life;
and there is no creature so poor or so low that he may not look up with
childish confidence and say, 'My Father, Thou art mine.' ~Henry Ward

Been taken for granted? Imagine how God feels. ~Author Unknown

Don't look for God in the sky; look within your own body. ~Osho

'T is heaven alone that is given away,

'T is only God may be had for the asking;...
~James Russell Lowell, The Vision of Sir Launfal, 1848

We climb mountains because they are there, and worship God because He is
not. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

If Creation were a crime, would not God be the prime suspect? ~Robert

How important the concept of God is, and how instead of valuing what has
been given us, we with light hearts spurn it because of absurdities that have
been attached to it. ~Leo Tolstoy, Last Diaries, 1960

No pillow so soft as God's promise. ~Author Unknown

The young do not need God, and the old cannot find Him. ~Mignon
McLaughlin,The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966

For light I go directly to the Source of light, not to any of the reflections.
~Peace Pilgrim

Some people talk about finding God - as if He could get lost. ~Author


I prefer to think that God is not dead, just drunk. ~John Marcellus Huston

For, after all, put it as we may to ourselves, we are all of us from birth to death
guests at a table which we did not spread. The sun, the earth, love, friends,
our very breath are parts of the banquet.... Shall we think of the day as a
chance to come nearer to our Host, and to find out something of Him who has
fed us so long? ~Rebecca Harding Davis

I talk to God but the sky is empty. ~Sylvia Plath

I do not believe in God, for that implies an effort of the will - I see God
everywhere! ~Jean Favre

If you are bathed

In God's Forgiveness-Light,
Then no dust of earth
Will be able to cling to you.
~Sri Chinmoy, Ten Thousand Flower-Flames

Is man one of God's blunders, or is God one of man's blunders? ~Friedrich


I believe in God; I just don't trust anyone who works for him. ~Author

I cannot imagine how the clockwork of the universe can exist without a

clockmaker. ~Voltaire

There is a tendency to see divine intervention in things that happen in the

normal course of miracles. ~Robert Brault,

All that I have seen teaches me to trust God for all I have not seen. ~Author

"I was six when I saw that everything was God, and my hair stood up, and all,"
Teddy said. "It was on a Sunday, I remember. My sister was a tiny child then,
and she was drinking her milk, and all of a sudden I saw that she was God and
the milk was God. I mean, all she was doing was pouring God into God, if you
know what I mean. ~J.D. Salinger, "Teddy," 1954

He who kneels before God can stand before anyone. ~Author Unknown

Outer fire we need to cook. Inner fire we need to liberate. God's Fire we need
to love. ~Sri Chinmoy

Peace on the outside comes from knowing God on the inside. ~Author

God often visits us, but most of the time we are not at home. ~Joseph
Roux,Meditations of a Parish Priest, 1886

God is with you always. Simply turn your face to Him. ~Kirpal Singh

Hunting God is a great adventure. ~Marie DeFloris

My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed.
~Christopher Morley

God is a verb, not a noun proper or improper. ~R. Buckminster Fuller, No

More Secondhand God, 1963

Those who turn to God for comfort may find comfort but I do not think they
will find God. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

God is a circle whose centre is everywhere and circumference nowhere.

~Timaeus of Locris

Some people always sigh in thanking God. ~Elizabeth Barrett Browning

God, that dumping ground of our dreams. ~Jean Rostand, Carnets d'un
Biologiste, 1962

If there is no God, who pops up the next Kleenex? ~Art Hoppe

Operationally, God is beginning to resemble not a ruler but the last fading
smile of a cosmic Cheshire cat. ~Julian Huxley

God - the John Doe of philosophy and religion. ~Elbert Hubbard, The
Notebook, 1927

When we lose God, it is not God who is lost. ~Author Unknown

Life is a tapestry: We are the warp; angels, the weft; God, the weaver. Only
the Weaver sees the whole design. ~Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction
Bookby Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994

Those who never rebelled against God or at some point in their lives shaken
their fists in the face of heaven, have never encountered God at all.
~Catherine Marshall, Christy, 1967

If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him. ~Voltaire

I had a thousand questions to ask God; but when I met him they all fled and
didn't seem to matter. ~Christopher Morley, Inward Ho!, 1923

Don't question God, for He may reply: "If you're so anxious for answers, come
up here." ~Author Unknown

I would rather walk with God in the dark than go alone in the light. ~Mary
Gardiner Brainard

Availability is better than ability for God. ~Author Unknown

Seeing so much poverty everywhere makes me think that God is not rich. He
gives the appearance of it, but I suspect some financial difficulties. ~Victor
Hugo,Les Misrables, 1862

God is a child who amuses himself, going from laughing to crying for no
reason, each day reinventing the world to the chagrin of hair-splitters,
pedants, and preachers, who try to teach God his job as Creator. ~Elie
Faure, L'Esprit des formes, 1927

Man is born broken. He lives by mending. The grace of God is glue. ~Eugene
O'Neill, The Great God Brown, 1926

Peace is not the absence of affliction, but the presence of God. ~Author

If you are not as close to God as you used to be, who moved? ~Author

I have never understood why it should be considered derogatory to the Creator

to suppose that he has a sense of humour. ~William Ralph Inge

When we put our cares in His hands, He puts His peace in our hearts.
~Author Unknown

Before me, even as behind, God is, and all is well. ~John Greenleaf Whittier

What is it that we all believe in that we cannot see or hear or feel or taste or
smell - this invisible thing that heals all sorrows, reveals all lies and renews all
hope? What is it that has always been and always will be, from whose bosom
we all came and to which we will all return? Most call it Time. A few realize
that it is God. ~Robert Brault,

Exercise daily. Walk with the Lord! ~Author Unknown

Be God or let God. ~Author Unknown

I could not say I believe. I know! I have had the experience of being gripped
by something that is stronger than myself, something that people call God.
~Carl Jung

God is the tangential point between zero and infinity. ~Alfred Jarry, Gestes et
Opinions du Docteur Faustroll Pataphysicien, 1911

Every morning I spend fifteen minutes filling my mind full of God; and so
there's no room left for worry thoughts. ~Howard Chandler Christy

I believe in the sun even if it isn't shining. I believe in love even when I am
alone. I believe in God even when He is silent. ~Author Unknown

Darkness cannot put out the Light. It can only make God brighter. ~Author

No God, no peace. Know God, know peace. ~Author Unknown

You ask: what is the meaning or purpose of life? I can only answer with
another question: do you think we are wise enough to read God's mind?
~Freeman Dyson, quoted in The Meaning of Life, compiled by Hugh S.