God and Jesus
"God loves us too much to indulge our every whim."
-- Max Lucado
"If you believe in a God who controls the big things, you have to believe in a God who controls the little things. It is we, of course, to whom things look 'little' or 'big'."
-- Elisabeth Elliot
“We fail in the work of grace and love when there is too much of us and not enough of God.”
-- Suzanne Woods Fisher
“If you are too busy to pray, you are busier than God wants you to be.”
-- Wanda E. Brunstetter
"Relying on God has to start all over every day, as if nothing has yet been done."
-- C. S. Lewis
“God does not give us everything we want, but He does fulfill His promises, leading us along the best and straightest paths to Himself.”
-- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“God will meet you where you are in order to take you where He wants you to go.”
-- Tony Evans
"The church is not a theological classroom. It is a conversion, confession, repentance, reconciliation, forgiveness and sanctification center, where flawed people place their faith in Christ, gather to know and love him better, and learn to love others as he designed."
-- Paul David Tripp
"Christ's miracles were not the suspension of the natural order but the restoration of the natural order. They were a reminder of what once was prior to the fall and a preview of what will eventually be a universal reality once again--a world of peace and justice, without death, disease, or conflict."
-- Tim Keller
"God does not die on the day when we cease to believe in a personal deity, but we die on the day when our lives cease to be illumined by the steady radiance, renewed daily, of a wonder, the source of which is beyond all reason."
-- Dag Hammarskjold, 20th Century
"The proof that God raised Jesus from the dead is not the empty tomb, but the full hearts of his transformed disciples. The crowning evidence that he lives is not a vacant grave, but a spirit-filled fellowship. Not a rolled-away stone, but a carried-away church."
-- Clarence Jordan