In light of the shooting this past Sunday morning in the nightclub in Orlando I have turned back to read some things I shared years ago. The following was shared in the spring of 2014 and remains true as “food for thought”. My prayer is daily that God will call out the potential in my life and out of the people around me.
These will come from many different directions, go off in many directions and leave us wanting more. Read and pray… have a great weekend.
Charles Stanley --- We can be tired, weary and emotionally distraught, but after spending time alone with God, we find that He injects into our bodies energy, power and strength.
Charles Spurgeon --- I would go to the deeps a hundred times to cheer a downcast spirit. It is good for me to have been afflicted, that I might know how to speak a word in season to one that is weary.
Johnny Hunt --- Nobody changes until the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change.
Joyce Meyer --- Forgiveness is not a feeling - it's a decision we make because we want to do what's right before God. It's a quality decision that won't be easy and it may take time to get through the process, depending on the severity of the offense.
Kay Arthur --- God is in control, and therefore in EVERYTHING I can give thanks - not because of the situation but because of the One who directs and rules over it.
Mahatma Gandhi --- A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.
George Washington --- Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
George Muller --- The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.
Joel A. Barker --- Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.
John Wayne --- Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway.
Martin Luther King, Jr. --- Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Max Lucado --- When grace happens, we receive not a nice compliment from God but a new heart. Give your heart to Christ, and he returns the favor.
Joni Eareckson Tada --- God is truly on the side of those who work for social justice, especially when we accompany that work with the giving of the Gospel!
Billy Graham --- Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.
Brian Houston --- A blessed life is one that understands that when God saves you, He has others in mind. I believe every Christian needs to know that they are not only saved, but are also called to live a life of purpose.”
1 John 4:17 NLT --- And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect. So we will not be afraid on the day of judgment, but we can face him with confidence because we live like Jesus here in this world.