I love quotes you guys! I have collected them for as long as I can remember. I have a journal from when I was 12 years old that is packed full of embarrassing middle schooler quotes. I have a book of far more mature quotes that I add to regularly ever since I saw A Walk to Remember and Jamie’s mom left that quote book for her when she passed. Then Jamie gave it to Landon when she was ill and then Landon gave it back to the dad later. Gosh. Love that that movie.
Anyway, I have a whole volume packed full of quotes I just love and today I want to share some of my absolute favorite quotes. I set out to share ten but then it grew to fifteen and now were up to twenty. These are just some of my favorites.
Also as a disclaimer: I may not love or agree with every aspect of each of these people’s lives or theologies but I love these quotes by these people. I think their words are packed full of wisdom and each quote moves me in some way. Some challenge me while others comfort me. I hope you enjoy them. So as not to have a super long wordy post I will refrain from giving my commentary on them. You are welcome! Now in no particular order, on with the quotes!
“Give us, O Lord, steadfast hearts that cannot be dragged down by false loves; give us courageous hearts that cannot be worn down by trouble; give us righteous hearts that cannot be sidetracked by unholy or unworthy goals. Give to us also, our Lord and God, understanding to know you, diligence to look for you, wisdom to recognize you, and a faithfulness that will bring us to see you face to face.” - Thomas A. Kempis
“I pray because I can’t help myself. I pray because I’m helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time - waking and sleeping. It doesn’t change God - It changes me.” - C.S. Lewis
“We do not draw people to Christ by loudly discrediting what they believe, by telling them how wrong they are and how right we are, but by showing them a light that is so lovely that they want with all their hearts to know the source of it.” - Madeleine L’ Engle
“The cross is there to remind us that every time we screw up God knew it was coming.” - Matt Chandler
“I didn’t go to religion to make me happy. I always knew a bottle of port would do that. If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly don’t recommend Christianity.” - C.S. Lewis
“Columbus dreamed a dream and a continent was born. Edison dreamed a dream and night disappeared. Henry Ford dreamed a rolling, rattling dream and put the world on wheels. In the singing brain between his deaf ears, Beethoven dreamed his dreams and put a song in the hearts of humanity.” - Lynn Anderson //Finding the Heart To Go On
Okay, I know I said I wouldn’t commentate but I just can’t help it y’all! This one is SOOOOOO good, right? You keep dreaming! You never stop chasing your dreams! Who know’s what the Lord has for you! Okay. Back to the quotes.
“What is faith? Sometimes faith can almost be palpable. Faith drains the guilt that oppresses. Faith replaces despondency with hope. Faith infuses with new direction and purpose. Faith unlocks heaven. Faith is like the cool water soaking parched souls.” - The Case For Faith
Okay… I just have to interject a verse that I always include with that quote.
Yet I call this to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassion never fails. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; Therefore, I will wait for Him.” - Lamentations 3:21-24
“You are somebody. You are joint heirs with Jesus. He is the firstborn among many brethren. He brought you out of darkness and into marvelous light and you identifying with who you were before the cross is an insult to the price that was paid through His life well spent.” - Damen Thompson
“One word from the palace offsets a thousand voices in the streets.” - Max Lucado
“My feelings are not God. God is God. My feelings do not define truth. God’s Word defines truth. My feelings are echo and responses to what my mind perceives and sometimes - many times - my feelings are out of sync with truth. When that happens - and it happens every day in some measure - I try not to bend the truth to justify my imperfect feelings, but rather, I plead with God: Purify my perceptions of Your truth & transform my feelings so that they are in sync with the truth.” - John Piper
“O God, I have tasted of thy goodness, and it has both satisfied me and made me thirsty for more. I am painfully aware of my need of further grace. I am ashamed by my lack of desire, O God, the Triune God, I want to want Thee, I long to be filled with longing, I thirst to be made more thirsty still. Show me Thy glory, I pray Thee, that so I may know Thee indeed. Begin in mercy a new work of love within me.” - A. W. Tozer
“I gave up what I can’t keep for something I can never lose.” - Francine Rivers //A Voice In The Wind
“You cannot let people who have not seen the treasure, talk you out of buying the field.” - Micah Wood
“We’ve let people who haven’t seen the treasure tell us that the cost is too high.” - Damon Thompson
“It has been said that our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, but only empties today of its strength.” - Charles Spurgeon
“It’s a good rule never to look into the face of man in the morning till you have looked into the face of God.” - Charles Spurgeon
“& This is the marvel of marvels; that He calls me beloved.” - C. S. Lewis
“My insecurities call my God a liar. Today I will refuse to answer to them, respond to them or obey them.” -Jed Brewer //Attitudes That Will Change Your Life
“Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves - regret for the past and fear of the future.” - unknown
“We shall have spring again.” - C. S. Lewis //The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe
There you have it! Twenty of my absolute favorite Christian quotes! I hope you guys enjoyed. Let me know if this is something you guys enjoy reading and I could probably make like ten more lists like this. We could go by theme or author.
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