The best use of life is love. The best expression of love is time. The best time to love is now.
You were made by God and for God and until you understand that, life will never make sense.
We are products of our past, but we don’t have to be prisoners of it.
Without God, life has no purpose, and without purpose, life has no meaning. Without meaning, life has no significance or hope.
As long as you do things for God, you are a Hall of Famer in heaven’s list.
In all my travels, I’ve never seen a country’s population more determined to forgive, and to build and succeed than in Rwanda.
You cannot exalt God and yourself at the same time.
The purpose of influence is to “speak up for those who have no influence.” (Pr.31:8) It’s not about you.
Fellowship is a place of grace, where mistakes aren’t rubbed in but rubbed out. Fellowship happens when mercy wins over justice.
The way you SEE your life SHAPES your life.How you define life determines your destiny. Your perspective will influence how you invest your time, spend your money, use your talents, and value your relationships.
Remember how far you’ve come, not just how far you have to go. You are not where you want to be, but neither are you where you used to be.
The more you pray, the less you’ll panic. The more you worship, the less you worry. You’ll feel more patient and less pressured.
God is looking for people to use, and if you can get usable, he will wear you out. The most dangerous prayer you can pray is this: ‘Use me.
Forgiveness must be immediate, whether or not a person asks for it. Trust must be rebuilt over time. Trust requires a track record.
Your wisest moments will be those when you say yes to God.
Grief is a good thing. It’s the way we get through the transitions of life.
We are healed to help others. We are blessed to be a blessing. We are saved to serve, not to sit around and wait for heaven.
Every time you try to block a thought out of your mind, you drive it deeper into your memory. By resisting it, you actually reinforce it.
God made you for a reason and your life has profound meaning! We discover that meaning and purpose only when we make God the reference point of our lives.
Those who have hurt you in the past cannot continue to hurt you now unless you hold on to the pain through resentment.
You must make a counter-culture decision to focus on becoming more like Jesus. Otherwise, other forces like peers, parents, coworkers, and culture will try to mold you into their image.
Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.
God is always more interested in why we do something than in what we do. Attitudes count more than achievements.
The key to friendship with God, he said, is not changing what you do, but changing your attitude toward what you do.
In Eden, worship was not an event to attend, but a perpetual attitude.
Great opportunities may come once in a lifetime, but small opportunities surround us every day.
Measured against eternity, our time on earth is just a blink of an eye…
God is never in a hurry, but he is always on time.
Work becomes worship when you dedicate it to God and perform it with an awareness of his presence.
We can worship God imperfectly, but we cannot worship him insincerely.
It is not always convenient or comfortable, and sometimes worship is a sheer act of the will–a willing sacrifice.
When you committed your life to Christ, he moved into the center; but you must keep him there through worship.
Don’t indulge your ego at the expense of your soul.
Impression without expression causes depression. Study without service leads to spiritual stagnation.
I expect God to use me, not because of who I am but because of who Jesus is. Not because of what I’ve done, but because of what Jesus has done.
You discover your identity and purpose through a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Many of your relationship problems are not really relationship problems. They’re personal problems that spill over into relationships.
Death is not your termination but your transition into eternity, so there are eternal consequences to everything you do on earth. Every act of our lives strikes some chord that will vibrate in eternity.
Why would God provide heaven on earth when he’s planned the real thing for you in eternity?
While we worry about how fast we grow, God is concerned about how strong we grow. God views our lives from and for eternity, so he is never in a hurry.
To make the most of your life, you must keep the vision of eternity continually in your mind and the value of it in your heart.
The cliché is true: People don’t care what we know until they know we care.
Longing for the ideal while criticizing the real is evidence of immaturity. On the other hand, settling for the real without striving for the ideal is complacency. Maturity is living with the tension.
What may appear as audacity God views as authenticity.
Pretentiousness repels but authenticity attracts, and vulnerability is the pathway to intimacy.
Real security can only be found in that which can never be taken from you–your relationship with God.
Living to create an earthly legacy is a short-sighted goal.
Because God is love the most important lesson He wants you to learn on earth is how to love.
You cannot fulfil God’s purposes for your life while focusing on your own plans.
Surrendering to God is not passive resignation, fatalism, or an excuse for laziness.
Gossip is passing on information when you are neither part of the problem nor part of the solution.
What gives me the most hope every day is God’s grace; knowing that his grace is going to give me the strength for whatever I face, knowing that nothing is a surprise to God.
So I would say God hates war, but God loves every soldier.
I happen to agree with many of the liberal emphasis on compassion, justice and equality. I just disagree that it’s the government’s role to provide everything.
History shows that when the church accommodates culture, it weakens it.
The Bible tells us that Jesus Christ came to do three things. He came to have my past forgiven, you get a purpose for living and a home in Heaven.
God is looking for people to use, and if you can get usable, he will wear you out. The most dangerous prayer you can pray is this: ‘Use me.’
You never know God is all you need until God is all you have.
If God only used perfect people, nothing would get done. God will use anybody if you’re available.
Now the only way you can serve God on earth is by serving others.
I can’t imagine God not allowing my dog into heaven.
You were made by God and for God, and until you understand that, life will never make sense.
Most people don’t realize, I really have no faith in politics. I’m not a politician. If I thought you could change human hearts by laws, I would, but I don’t.
You drift through life and let things happen to you, or go by design and say, ‘This is what I’m intended to do.’
And you know, when you’ve experienced grace and you feel like you’ve been forgiven, you’re a lot more forgiving of other people. You’re a lot more gracious to others.
When life doesn’t make sense, we can still have peace.
Transformation is a process, and as life happens there are tons of ups and downs. It’s a journey of discovery – there are moments on mountaintops and moments in deep valleys of despair.
In Psalm 72, Solomon prays for power and fame but he says the purpose of influence is to speak up for others and one is the immigrant. He doesn’t delineate between legal and illegal.