Recently, I’ve been really encouraged by finding and noting significant thoughts and quotes from people. I have found them on blogs, in books, on Twitter, during messages, and just about everywhere else. I will attempt to share some that have meant the most to me weekly here as Thoughts to drive us…
I’m a missionary. I’m thinking through it, praying through it, seeking counsel, and engaging the culture. Never arbitrary always strategic.
God is not impressed with you, but he loves you which is even better.
Something is wrong when our lives make sense to unbelievers.
-Francis Chan, Crazy Love
If you understand it, it isn’t God.
God wants our best, deserves our best, and demands our best…Leftovers are not merely inadequate; from God’s point of view, they’re evil. Let’s stop calling it “a busy schedule” or “bills” or “forgetfulness.” It’s called “evil.”
-Francis Chan, Crazy Love
Believers and unbelievers alike often say, “Money can’t buy happiness,” yet it appears our actions attempt to prove otherwise.
There are thousands of believers who never go beyond saying “I hope so” or “I believe so.” But to experience true peace and comfort you must be able to say, “I know.” And words such as if, but, and perhaps are sure murders of that peace and comfort.
5 thoughts on “Thoughts to drive us…”
“The church has been brought into the same value system as the world: fame, success, materialism and celebrity. We watch the leading churches and the leading Christians for our cues. We want to emulate the best known preachers with the biggest sanctuaries and the grandest edifices. Preoccupation with these values has perverted the church’s message.” – Chuck Colson, “Loving God”
“Devotion to God will be found to be the basis of holiness and the buttress of integrity.
If you backslide in secret before God, you will soon err in public before men.” – Charles Haddon Spurgeon
“Some wonder how a person so pro-life as me could accept the law of a death penalty. But a death sentence is a result of a lengthy and thorough judicial process applied to a person deemed guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. That’s far different from one person singularly deciding to end the life of a totally innocent and helpless unborn child. In that case, there is no process of justice, no evidence of guilt presented, no defense for the condemned child, and no appeal.” – Mike Huckabee
“The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today is Christians who acknowledge Jesus with their lips and walk out the door and deny Him by their lifestyle. That is what an unbelieving world simply finds unbelievable.” – dc Talk, “What If I Stumble”
“It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.”– Mark Twain (1835-1910)