”If I spend enough time with God, I will inevitably begin to look at the world with a point of view that more resembles God’s own. What is faith, after all, but believing in advance what will only make sense in reverse.” –Philip Yancey, Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference?
“The trouble with so many of us is that we underestimate the power of simplicity. We have a tendency it seems to over complicate our lives and forget what’s important and what’s not.
“I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how a man could look up into the heavens, and say there is no God.” –Abraham Lincoln Nature is a powerful weapon in God’s arsenal of spiritual weapons. Being exposed to God’s creation in all of its glory can soften our jaded senses and transform our thinking.
“We are not just rationale people who respond emotionally once in a while. We are emotional people who respond rationally once in a while.” –Clarence Schilt, Oregon pastor We are more emotional than we are rationale.
“If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing.
“Yesterday is a canceled check; tomorrow is a promissory note; today is the only cash you have, so spend it wisely.” –Kay Lyons Sometimes we obsess over everything but what we can actually control. The past with its regrets is beyond our reach and the future is unknown.
”We live an age when no man of importance ever admits that he is wrong.” –J. B. Priestley Evidently, some who have achieved significant positions of status view it as an admission of fallibility and human frailty to admit they are capable of making errors. This is why we don’t often hear politicians say, “I did it, it was my mistake
“Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life. Avoid all perverse talk; stay away from corrupt speech. Look straight ahead and fix your eyes before you.
“I hate those people who love to tell you; ‘Money is the root of all that kills.’ They have never had the joy of a welfare Christmas!” –I Will Buy You A New Life (Everclear) The reason we need to guard our hearts is because they are where corruption and evil take hold and spoil our lives. Corruption is not an external thing–it’s internal