January 17, 2007

Living for Christ

“Christianity without discipleship is always Christianity without Christ.”—Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“We are not built for ourselves, but for God. Not for service for God, but for God.”Oswald Chambers
“A Christian is a keyhole through which other folk see God.”—Robert E. Gibson
“Store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”—Jesus Christ (Matt. 6:20, 21)
“The measure of a Christian is not in the height of his grasp but in the depth of his love.”—Clarence Jordan
“I will place no value on anything I have or may possess except in relation to the kingdom of Christ.”—David Livingstone
“God never promises to remove us from our struggles. He does promise, however, to change the way we look at them.”—Max Lucado
“I have held many things in my hands, and have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that I still possess.”Martin Luther
“Some people think God does not like to be troubled with our constant coming and asking. The way to trouble God is not to come at all.”—Dwight L. Moody
“Lord, when we are wrong, make us willing to change. And when we are right, make us easy to live with.”—Peter Marshall
“No man ever repented of being a Christian on his deathbed.” —Hannah More
“I might believe in the Redeemer if His followers looked more redeemed.”Fredrick Nietzsche
“The real joy of our walk with Christ comes when we begin to press against the edge of our comfort zone.”—Bill Nix
“God’s goal is not to make sure you’re happy. Life is not about your being comfortable, happy, successful, and pain free. It is about becoming the man [or woman] God has called you to be. Life is not about you. It’s about God. He doesn’t exist to make us happy. We exist to bring Him glory.”Chuck Swindoll
“Don’t pray when you feel like it. Have an appointment with the Lord and keep it. A man is powerful on his knees.” —Corrie Ten Boom
“In the matchless gift of His Son, God has encircled the whole world with an atmosphere of grace as real as the air which circulates around the globe. All who choose to breathe this life-giving atmosphere will live and grow up to the stature of men and women in Christ Jesus.”Ellen G. White (Steps to Christ, p. 68)