Food is merely a platform for condiments.
The choice before us is plain: Christ or chaos, conviction or compromise, discipline or disintegration.
The choice before us is plain: Christ or chaos, conviction or compromise, discipline or disintegration. I am rather tired of hearing about our rights and privileges as Americans. The time is come -- it is now -- when we ought to hear about the duties and responsibilities of our citizenship. America's future depends upon her accepting and demonstrating God's government.
God will not permit any troubles to come upon us, unless He has a specific plan by which a great blessing can come out of the difficulty.
Give to us clear vision that we may know where to stand and what to stand for -- because unless we stand for something, we shall fall for anything.
Teach us, O Lord, the disciplines of patience, for to wait is often harder than to work.
If God does not enter your kitchen, there is something wrong with your kitchen. If you can't take God into your recreation, there is something wrong with your play. We all believe in the God of the heroic. What we need most these days is the God of the humdrum, the commonplace, the everyday.
If you hug to yourself any resentment against anybody else, you destroy the bridge by which God would come to you.
When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.
I could never describe it to anyone how I knew, but there was no mistaking it. One moment, I was walking along undecided -- and the next moment, I knew that it was God's will for me to go to America. I don't think I could describe it any more accurately.
Unless we stand for something, we shall fall for anything.
The true minister is in his pulpit not because he has chosen that profession as an easy means of livelihood, but because he could not help it, because he has obeyed an imperious summons that will not be denied.
Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.
A man walks on through life -- with the external call ringing in his ears but with no response stirring in his heart, and then suddenly, without any warning, the Spirit taps him on the shoulder. What happens? He turns 'round. The word 'repentance' means 'turning 'round.' He repents and believes and is saved.
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
I know that no business contract, no order or commercial consideration can ever be worth the happiness of one's home or the peace of one's mind.
The resurrection never becomes a fact of experience until the risen Lord lives in the heart of the believer.
We pray Thee, O Christ, to keep us under the spell of immortality. My we never again think and act as if Thou were dead. Let us more and more come to know Thee as a living Lord who hath promised to them that believe: "Because I live, ye shall live also." Help us to remember that we are praying to the Conqueror of Death, that we may no longer be afraid nor dismayed by the world's problems and threats, since Thou hast overcome the world. In Thy strong name, we ask for Thy living presence and Thy victorious power. Amen.
Out of profound gratitude for my adopted country, I can only say that I would like in this land to live and die, and while I live to help other people as much as possible, believing that only in service to other people can I possibly express my gratitude for all that America has done for me.
Sometimes this going out in obedience to God's command is more dramatic than at other times... sometimes more spectacular... sometimes more brave... but always it is a venture into the unknown.
A different world cannot be built by indifferent people.
The world has enough women who know how to be smart. It needs women who are willing to be simple. The world has enough women who know how to be brilliant. It needs some who will be brave. The world has enough women who are popular. It needs more who are pure. We need women, and men, too, who would rather be morally right than socially correct.
Godly enthusiasm is not a fire of our own kindling...If a man, however, has caught fire, let me not quench the Spirit by dampening the ardor of his pure devotion. Enthusiasm is not contrary to reason; it is reason -- on fire.
Escape is the byword-forwards, backwards, or sideways-into alcohol, busyness, good works, passivity, fantasy, or even madness. For the reality of the present and the immediate future seem even more frightening today.
Give according to your income lest God make your income according to your giving.
The use of the right word, the exact word, is the difference between a pencil with a sharp point and a thick crayon.
This is a day of little faith -- of few convictions -- a day when men seem to have no great causes and no great passions. So in frustration, in disappointment, they are inclined to say, 'You can't change human nature.' It is true that we cannot change human nature. But God can.
We ministers have undoubtedly failed to connect and apply Christianity to the practical everyday problems of the average man. In this, we have failed to follow in Christ's footsteps. For the religion which He taught and revealed in His own life and ministry was an intensely practical and down-to-earth affair.