Over the years I have kept many journals (I am currently on #28 😊) and I include quotes that are meaningful during the season I am experiencing. Here are some more of my favorites and why I like them…..
A cup brimful of sweetness cannot spill even one drop of bitter water, no matter how suddenly jarred. -Amy Carmichael
This is one of the earliest ideas I began to ponder. It is not about events or the circumstances but Christ in me. When I am not living for myself but allowing Jesus to live through me, He turns the bitter water into fresh springs. The fragrance of my life becomes the sweetness of Jesus.
In prayer, it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart. -John Bunyan
I used to worry when I was in a position where I needed to pray in front of others because I can’t form my words quickly, and sometimes I lack the ability to even complete a sentence. This reminds me who the most important listener is and that He is not bothered by my lack of eloquence.
To love to teach is one thing. To love those you teach is quite another. – Hudson Taylor
At times I can get really passionate about what I am teaching, but I can never lose sight of the reason I am teaching – so others will know the love of Jesus and grow closer to him.
God doesn’t hand out medals for performance; He hands out crowns for perseverance. – Holly Gerth
Unlike the accomplishments the world applauds, God treasures faithfulness. Lord, let me be found faithful in your eyes.
People will remember that things you accomplish, but the way you handle life’s challenges can affect them just as strongly. – Lori Deshane
The believers with the most visible and large-scale ministries may not have the greatest influence.
Our contentment becomes an act of worship – Linda Dillow
This is my most recent entry. It helps me redefine worship to include some much more than words or songs to include my everyday attitude about the things (or lack of other things) that God permits in my life.
After you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. -Peter the Apostle
I never want to forget God’s redemption in the midst of this difficult and confusing life. His grace is enough and our eternal glory with Him is beyond comprehension.