Quote depository.

A collection of choice quotes:

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“We need God in ways we do not know. Don’t limit your experience of God to what you can think to ask. Ask for the unknown joy.” -John Piper

“We are women, and my plea is this- Let me be a woman, holy through and through, asking for nothing but what God wants to give me, receiving with both hands and with all my heart whatever that is.” – Elisabeth Elliot

‎”This is Jesus’ love – that He labors and suffers to enthrall us with what is infinitely and eternally satisfying. Himself.” -J. Piper

“God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.”
-Reinhold Niebuhr

“Faithfulness today is the best preparation for the demands of tomorrow.” -Elisabeth Elliot

“If I cannot hear ‘the sound of rain’ long before the rain falls, and then go out to some hilltop of the Spirit, as near to my God as I can and have faith to wait there with my face between my knees, though six times or sixty times I am told “There is nothing’, till at last there arises a little cloud out of the sea, then I know nothing of Calvary love. (Read 1 Kings 18:41-45)”  -Amy Carmichael

“We say, then, to anyone who is under trial, give Him time to steep the soul in His eternal truth. Go into the open air, look up into the depths of the sky, or out upon the wideness of the sea, or on the strength of the hills that is His also; or, if bound in the body, go forth in the spirit; spirit is not bound. Give Him time and, as surely as dawn follows night, there will break upon the heart a sense of certainty that cannot be shaken.”  -Amy Carmichael

“When ours are interrupted, His are not. His plans are proceeding exactly as scheduled, moving us always (including those minutes or hours or years which seem most useless or wasted or unendurable) toward the goal of true maturity (Rom 12:2 JBP).” -Elisabeth Elliot

“To wait open-handedly on God is an enormously radical attitude toward life. So is trusting that something will happen to us from Him that is far beyond our imaginings. So, too, is giving up control over our future and letting God define our life, trusting that He molds us according to His love and not according to our fears. Life with God is a life in which we wait, actively and fully present in the moment, trusting that new things will happen to us… new things that are far beyond our own imagination, fantasy, or prediction. We can live with fullness and joy in the present, secure and safe in the hope of the abundant goodness God has in store for us.” -Henri Nouwen

“I will charge my soul to believe and wait for Him, and will follow His providence, and not go before it, nor stay behind it.” -Samuel Rutherford

“Never think that God’s delays are God’s denials. Hold on; hold fast; hold out. Patience is genius.”  -George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon

“God of our life, there are days when the burdens we carry chafe our shoulders and weigh us down; when the road seems dreary and endless, the skies grey and threatening; when our lives have no music in them, and our hearts are lonely, and our souls have lost their courage. Flood the path with light, run our eyes to where the skies are full of promise; tune our hearts to brave music; give us the sense of comradeship with heroes and saints of every age; and so quicken our spirits that we may be able to encourage the souls of all who journey with us on the road of life, to Your honour and glory.” -Augustine

“Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones. And when you have finished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.” -Victor Hugo

“Beloved, I say, let your fears go, lest they make you fainthearted. Stop inspiring fear in those around you and now take your stand in faith. God has been good and He will continue to manifest His goodness…….. Let us approach these days expecting to see the goodness of the Lord manifest. Let us be strong and of good courage, for the Lord will fight for us if we stand in faith.”  -Francis Frangipane

“The true follower of Christ will not ask, “If I embrace this truth, what will it cost me?” Rather he will say, “This is truth. God help me to walk in it, let come what may!”  -A. W. Tozer

“Nothing so hinders us in what we are doing as to be longing after something else; in so doing, we leave off tilling our own field, to drive the plough through our neighbour’s land, where we must not look to reap a harvest; and this is mere waste of time. If our thoughts and hopes are elsewhere, it is impossible for us to set our faces steadily towards the work required of us.” -Francis de Sales

“Emotional healing is almost always a process. It takes time. There is a very important reason for this. Our heavenly Father is not only wanting to free us from the pain of past wounds, he is also desirous of bringing us into maturity, both spiritually and emotionally. That takes time, because we need time to learn to make the right choices. He loves us enough to take the months and years necessary to not only heal our wounds, but also build our character. Without growth of character we will get wounded again.”  -Floyd McClung

“The Christian is in a different position from other people who are trying to do good. The Christian thinks any good he does come from the Christ-life inside him. He does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.” -C. S. Lewis

“Little things are indeed little, but to be faithful in little things is a great thing.” -Mother Teresa

‘The truth, even though I cannot feel it right now, is that I am the chosen child of God, precious in God’s eyes, called the Beloved from all eternity and held safe in an everlasting embrace… We must dare to opt consciously for our chosenness and not allow our emotions, feelings, or passions to seduce us into self-rejection.” -Henri J. M. Nouwen

“Your true identity is as a child of God. This is the identity you have to accept. Once you have claimed it and settled in it, you can live in a world that gives you much joy as well as pain. You can receive the praise as well as the blame that comes to you as an opportunity for strengthening your basic identity, because the identity that makes you free is anchored beyond all human praise and blame. You belong to God, and it is as a child of God that you are sent into the world.” -Henri J. M. Nouwen

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