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“Faith does not eliminate questions. But faith knows where to take them.”

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“When life’s flight is over, and we unload our cargo at the other end, the fellow who got rid of unnecessary weight will have the most valuable cargo to present to the Lord.”
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“The only basis of peace is the cessation of the conflict of two wills: my will vs God’s.”

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“Wait. Wait on God. Keep your mouth shut. Don’t expect anything until the declaration is clear and forthright…resist the temptation to trifle with other people’s feelings.”

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“The fact that I am a woman does not make me a different kind of Christian, but the fact that I am a Christian makes me a different kind of woman.”

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“Whatever is in the cup that God is offering to me, whether it be pain and sorrow and suffering and grief along with the many more joys, I’m willing to take it because I trust Him.”

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“The man whose eye is single for the glory of Another can be trusted.”

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“It’s only in the cross that we can begin to harmonize this seeming contradiction between suffering and love.”

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“I have one desire now – to live a life of reckless abandon for the Lord, putting all my energy and strength into it.”

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“But little deaths have to be died just as great ones do. Every reminder that aroused a longing had to be offered up.”

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“You can never lose what you have offered to Christ.”

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“The person to whom I am carrying a plate of food is someone whom it is an honor to serve. For he has been invited to eat and drink at the table of a King.”

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“I realized that the deepest spiritual lessons are not learned by His letting us have our way in the end, but by His making us wait, bearing with us in love and patience until we are able to honestly to pray what He taught His disciples to pray: Thy will be done.”

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“There is, in fact, no redemptive work done anywhere without suffering.”

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“Either we are adrift in chaos or we are individuals, created, loved, upheld and placed purposefully, exactly where we are. Can you believe that? Can you trust God for that?”

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“Eve’s daughters are as flowers and none can ever say they are through unfolding. And what man can predict the consummate end of such a life when its ultimate center is Sharon’s Rose?”

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“God never witholds from His child that which His love and wisdom call good. God’s refusals are always merciful — “severe mercies” at times but mercies all the same. God never denies us our hearts desire except to give us something better.”

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“Jim practiced what he preached when he wrote in his diary: ‘Wherever you are, be all here. Live to the hilt every situation you believe to be the will of God.”

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“God’s command ‘Go ye, and preach the gospel to every creature’ was the categorical imperative. The question of personal safety was wholly irrelevant.”

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“A man’s thoughts dye his soul, attributed to Marcus Aurelius”

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“We are women, and my plea is 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.”

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“And so it often is. Faith, prayer, and obedience are our requirements. We are not offered in exchange immunity and exemption from the world’s woes. What we are offered has to do with another world altogether.”

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“Failure means nothing now, only that it taught me life.”

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“Faith is not a feeling. Faith is willed obedience in action.”

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“God is God. Because he is God, He is worthy of my trust and obedience. I will find rest nowhere but in His holy will that is unspeakably beyond my largest notions of what he is up to.”

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“Just start thanking God in advance because no matter what is about to happen, you already know that God is in charge. You are not adrift in a sea of chaos.”

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“If men and women were surer of their God there would be more genuine manliness, womanliness, and godliness in the world, and a whole lot less fear of each other.”

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“the God who controls the wheeling galaxies and who spoke before the foundation of the world must be the God who holds the smallest circumstance of your life in His hands.”

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“Maturity starts with the willingness to give oneself.”

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“What we don’t have now we don’t need now. Possibly His very withholding is in order that the boy may learn, at this crucial juncture in his life, to turn to God in prayer for a deeply felt need.”

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“The heart which has no agenda but God’s is the heart at leisure from itself. Its emptiness is filled with the Love of God. Its solitude can be turned into prayer.”

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“A wedding is a celebration of marriage, of an institution ordained by God at the creation of man, to be entered into with solemnity as well as with joy.”

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“There is nothing worth living for unless it is worth dying for.”

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“The secret is Christ in me, not in a different set of circumstances.”

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“My heart was saying, “Lord, take away this longing, or give me that for which I long.” The Lord was answering, “I must teach you to long for something better.”

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“isn’t the problems that determine our destiny. It’s how we respond.”

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“Where does your security lie? Is God your refuge, your hiding place, your stronghold, your shepherd, your counselor, your friend, your redeemer, your saviour, your guide? If He is, you don’t need to search any further for security.”

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“Is the distinction between living for Christ and dying for Him so great? Is not the second the logical conclusion of the first?”

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“Of one thing I am perfectly sure: God’s story never ends with ‘ashes.”

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“A young woman asked the great preacher Charles Spurgeon if it was possible to reconcile God’s sovereignty and man’s responsibility. “Young woman,” said he. “You don’t reconcile friends”

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“The will of God is not something you add to your life. It’s a course you choose. You either line yourself up with the Son of God…or you capitulate to the principle which governs the rest of the world.”

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“The work of God is done on God’s timetable. His answers to our prayers come always in time–His time. His thoughts are far higher than ours, His wisdom past understanding.”

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“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.” Jim Elliot, missionary to Auca indians in Ecuador”

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“I beg women to wait. Wait on God. Keep your mouth shut. Don’t expect anything until the declaration is clear and forthright. And to the men, I say be careful with us, please. Be circumspect.”

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“Leave it all in the Hands that were wounded for you”

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“It is today for which we are responsible. God still owns tomorrow.”

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“One does not surrender a life in an instant. That which is lifelong can only be surrendered in a lifetime.”

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“He says no in order that He may, in some way we cannot imagine, say yes. All His ways with us are merciful. His meaning is always love.”

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“To be a follower of the Crucified means, sooner or later, a personal encounter with the cross. And the cross always entails loss. The great symbol of Christianity means sacrifice and no one who calls himself a Christian can evade this stark fact.”

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“Sometimes…fear does not subside and…one must choose to do it afraid.”

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“Choices will continually be necessary and — let us not forget — possible. Obedience to God is always possible. It is a deadly error to fall into the notion that when feelings are extremely strong we can do nothing but act on them.”

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“The world looks for happiness through self-assertion. The Christian knows that joy is found in self-abandonment. ‘If a man will let himself be lost for My sake,’ Jesus said, ‘he will find his true self.”

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“Worship is not an experience. Worship is an act, and this takes discipline. We are to worship ”in spirit and in truth.” Never mind about the feelings. We are to worship in spite of them.”

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“Let not him who accepts light in an instant despise him who gropes months in shadows.”

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“To love God is to love His will. It is to wait quietly for life to be measured by One who knows us through and through. It is to be content with His timing and His wise appointment.”

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“He makes His ministers a flame of fire. Am I ignitable? God deliver me from the dread asbestos of ‘other things’.”

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“Faith’s most severe tests come not when we see nothing, but when we see a stunning array of evidence that seems to prove our faith vain.”

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“God withholds blessing only in wisdom, never in spite or aloofness.”

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“When obedience to God contradicts what I think will give me pleasure, let me ask myself if I love Him.”

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“The fact that I am a woman does not make me a different kind of Christian, but the fact that I am a Christian does make me a different kind of woman.”

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“The life of faith is lived one day at a time, and it has to be lived – not always looked forward to as though the “real” living were around the next corner. It is today for which we are responsible. God still owns tomorrow.”

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“Whoever is ashamed of marriage is also ashamed of being thought a man, or else he thinks that he can make himself better than God made him.”

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“We are not meant to die merely in order to be dead. God could not want that for the creatures to whom He has given the breath of life. We die in order to live.”

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“Cold prayers, like cold suitors, are seldom effective in their aims.”

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“It is God to whom and with whom we travel, and while He is the end of our journey, He is also at every stopping place.”

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“The gate is narrow but not the life. The gate opens out into largeness of life.”

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“The will of God is never exactly what you expect it to be. It may seem to be much worse, but in the end it’s going to be a lot better and a lot bigger.”

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“Are we so childish (I do not say childlike) as to think that a God who could scheme a Jesus-plan would lead poor pilgrims into situations they could not bear?”

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“The secret is Christ in me, not me in a different set of circumstances.”

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“Do The Next Thing..”

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“By trying to grab fulfillment everywhere, we find it nowhere.”

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“Eternity shall be at once a great eye-opener and a great mouth-shutter.” -Jim Elliot”

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“Experience had quickly taught her that she could not survive the storms without the anchor of the constraining love of Christ and what she called the “Rock-counsciousness” of the promise given her, “He goeth before.”

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“Some of God’s greatest mercies are in his refusals. He says no in order that he may, in some way we cannot imagine, say yes.”

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“The Word of God I think of as a straight edge, which shows up our own crookedness. We can’t really tell how crooked our thinking is until we line it up with the straight edge of Scripture.”

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“If the life of a man or woman on earth is to bear the fragrance of heaven the winds of God must blow on that life, winds not always balmy from the south, but fierce winds from the north that chill the very marrow.”

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“We never know what God has up His sleeve. You never know what might happen; you only know what you have to do now.”

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“God is God. If He is God, He is worthy of my worship and my service. I will find rest nowhere but in His will, and that will is infinitely, immeasurably, unspeakably beyond my largest notions of what He is up to.”

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“Don’t dig up in doubt what you planted in faith.”

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“The woman who accepts the limitations of womanhood finds in those very limitations her gifts, her special calling which bears her up into perfect freedom, into the will of God.”

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“The way we live ought to manifest the truth of what we believe. A messy life speaks of a messy and incoherent faith.”

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“What sort of world might it have been if Eve had refused the Serpents offer and had said to him instead, “Let me not be like God. Let me be what I was made to be — let me be a woman?”

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“Freedom begins way back. It begins not with doing what you want but with doing what you ought – that is, with discipline.”

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“Insistence that both lead means there won’t be any dance.”

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“Our vision is so limited we can hardly imagine a love that does not show itself in protection from suffering. The love of God is of a different nature altogether. It does not hate tragedy. It never denies reality. It stands in the very teeth of suffering.”

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“Sometimes when we are called to obey, the fear does not subside and we are expected to move against the fear. One must choose to do it afraid.”

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“She is free not by disobeying the rules but by obeying them.”

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“What a cynic would call a coincidence, Amy called a clear answer, and more than an answer–a sign of the love of the Lord.”

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“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).”

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“A little leavening of dissatisfied temper will spread through a group and change outlooks.”

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“The willingness to be and to have just what God wants us to be and have, nothing more, nothing less, and nothing else, would set our hearts at rest, and we would discover the simpler life,
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“God will never disappoint us. He loves us and has only one purpose for us : holiness, which in His kingdom equals joy.”

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“The world cries for men who are strong; strong in conviction, strong to lead, to stand, to suffer.”

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“It takes a while for revelry to turn to reverence, and much repetition of truth to eventual turn young zeal into habitual channels for good.”

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“It is in our acceptance of what is given that God gives Himself.”

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“If you believe in a God who controls the big things, you have to believe in a God who controls the little things. It is we, of course, to whom things look “little” or “big.”

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“If your goal is purity of heart, be prepared to be thought very odd.”

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“–so the woman who accepts the limitations of womanhood finds in those very limitations her gifts…”

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“Today is mine. Tomorrow is none of my business. If I peer anxiously into the fog of the future, I will strain my spiritual eyes so that I will not see clearly what is required of me now.”

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“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.”

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“Cruelty and wrong are not the greatest forces in the world. There is nothing eternal in them. Only love is eternal.”

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“Money holds terrible power when it is loved”

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“Women still dream and hope, pin their emotions on some man who doesn’t reciprocate, and end up in confusion.”

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“Christianity teaches righteousness, not rights. It emphasizes honor, not equality. A Christian’s concern is what is owed to the other, not what is owed to himself.”

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“I believe a woman, in order to be a good wife, must be (among other things) both sensual and maternal.”

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“A disordered life speaks loudly of disorder in the soul.”

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“The devil has made it his business to monopolize on three elements: noise, hurry, crowds. He will not allow quietness.”

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“But you will find yourself disarmed utterly, and your accusing spirit transformed into loving forgiveness the moment you remember that you did, in fact, marry only a sinner, and so did he.”

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“Of all things difficult to rule, none were more so than my will and affections.”

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“The failure to cultivate the power of peaceful concentration is the greatest single cause of mental breakdown,” the great physician William Osler told the students of Yale . . .”

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“God has promised to supply our needs. What we don’t have now we don’t need now.”

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“Is it more important to understand than to obey? Is it more important to me to know than to believe?”

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“Until the will and the affections are brought under the authority of Christ, we have not begun to understand, let alone accept, His Lordship. The Cross, as it enters the love life, will reveal the heart’s truth.”

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