Quotes and Verses

I have a tendency to write down quotes and verses that mean a lot to me. And once in awhile I will share them with you all. So I thought today I would do that.

A life that glorifies God is a life that reveals God

Beth Moore

I like this quote because it’s so true! We are called to glorify God in all that we say and do. And the more we do that, the more we reveal God!

Prayer is about aligning our heart’s preferences with God’s will.

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It’s so easy to just pray for me, me, me. To pray for what we want in life. Don’t get me wrong, it’s okay to pray for ourselves. But we must remember that God’s plan for our lives may not necessarily be what we plan for our lives. We must remember to align what we want with what God wants.

Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word.

Psalm 119:37

It’s easy to put all of our attention on the things that really don’t matter. In the moment, they seem to matter. They seem to be the most important things but they’re not. We must remember to turn our attention on God and focus on what’s truly important.

Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.

Matthew 26:41

Temptation is an easy thing to fall into. BUT God is faithful and will help us!

1 Corinthians 10:13 says, “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.”

We must fight it and put all of our focus into following the Lord. But when we do fall into temptation, when we do give in to it, God will provide a way out.

 

What are some of your favorite quotes/Scriptures?

 

 

 

 

What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do

On Sunday nights we are going through the book of James. We just started a couple of Sundays ago and I can tell it’s going to be a great study.

One thing I’m doing on the side to help me learn this book is reading a book by Dr. David Jeremiah called “What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do.” It’s a book on James and Jeremiah breaks up the book of James into different chapters on “What to do when…”

Chapters 1-3 deal with the first chapter of James.

It’s a really great book so far and here are some quotes that I have taken from it:

Genuine faith should make a genuine difference in the way a person lives. One’s creed should determine his conduct!

We are to persevere in our trials so that the work that God has begun in us may be brought to completion

Unless there is within us that which is above us, we will soon yield to that which is around us

We are saved by trusting in Christ but we are crowned when we are tested by fire and continue to love Him

Satan tempts us to bring out the bad. God tests us to bring out the good.

God may test you to strengthen your faith but He never tempts you to subvert your faith.

Always look to the Master’s face.

The struggle itself is proof that God is very close to us.  There would be no inner battle if we were truly lost.

We are not to passively examine the Word that is spoken but are to welcome it into our hearts with anticipation and excitement!