Quotes, Scripture and My Thoughts

I’ve been coming across some really great quotes lately and I thought I’d share.

The first one is actually from the book I told you about yesterday by David Platt called “Something Needs to Change.”

Temporary earthly suffering, however severe, pales in comparison to eternal suffering, which last forever.

David Platt, “Something Needs to Change”

Wow, this quote hit me hard. He’s so right though! What suffering we go through here on earth is NOTHING like the suffering we’ll endure if we don’t make the decision to follow Christ!

We shall not grow weary of waiting upon God if we remember how long and how graciously He once waited for us.

C.H. Spurgeon

Another hard hitting quote. How long did God have to wait for us to come to Him?

If Jesus could forgive the people who tortured and killed Him while He was hanging on the cross, surely we can forgive whatever it is that people have done to us.

Marissa….(blogger) “Like an Anchor”

*hangs head* so much truth here.

A critical spirit leads to a heart of legalism rather than genuine service and faith

…. the critical spirit can’t rejoice because their focus is on themselves.

Dirke Johnson

I feel like this is self explanatory. But yes, because someone with a critical spirit is focused on themselves, they can’t see the beauty all around them. They are so focused on what THEY want, on what THEY desire that they are missing out.

Here’s some Scripture that’s been hitting me hard as well. You know how when you are reading something over and you pick up on something that you didn’t really get the last time you read it? Yeah….

Because of his grace He made us right in his sight and gave us confidence that we will inherit eternal life.

Titus 3:7 (NLT)

Sometimes I tend to struggle wit the fact that God loves me as much as He does. It’s so hard to wrap my head around the fact. I know everyone from time to time has struggled with this. His grace overwhelms me!

I once thought these things were valuable but now I consider them worthless because of what Christ has done. Yes, everything is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For His sake I have discarded everything else, counting is all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ.

Philippians 3:7-8 (NLT)

NOTHING on this earth is as valuable as being a child of God. NOTHING.

Let your roots grow down into him and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught and you will overflow with thankfulness.

Colossians 2:7 (NLT)

For the longest time, my faith was stagnant. I went through all the motions of being a Christian but never truly grew in my faith. Then one day I woke up and realized all that Christ had done for me and now my faith is truly starting to grow.

If you have any quotes or Scripture you’d like to share with me, please do!