Monday, May 16, 2011

Thoughtful Quotes to Get Me Through a Tired, Rainy, Monday Morning

You did not do anything to achieve your salvation, but you must do something to exhibit it.  You must "work out your own salvation" which God has worked in you already (Phil. 2:12).  Are your speech, your thinking, and your emotions evidence that you are working it "out"?  If you are still the same miserable, grouchy person, set on having your own way, then it is a lie to say that God has saved and sanctified  you.     ~Oswald Chambers

Many prayers of believers are hindered by Satan.  Yet you do not need to fear when your unanswered prayers are piling up, for soon they will break through like a flood.  When that happens, not only will your answers flow though but they will also be accompanied by new blessings. ~Streams in the Desert

Hell works the hardest on God's saints.  The most worthy souls will be tested with the most pressure and the highest heat, but heaven will not desert them.  ~William L. Watkinson

Obedience is the fruit of faith; patience is the early blossom on the tree of faith.  ~Christina Rossetti

Happy are they who give themselves to God!  They are delivered from their passions, from the judgments of others, from their malice, from the tyranny of their sayings, from their cold and wretched mocking, from the misfortunes which the world distributes to wealth, from the unfaithfulness and inconstancy of friends, from the wiles and snares of the enemy, from our own weakness, from the misery and brevity of life, from the horrors of a profane death, from the cruel remorse attached to wicked pleasures, and in the end from the eternal condemnation of God.  We are delievered from this countless mass of evils, because placing our will entirely in the hands of God, we want only what God wants, and thus we find his consolation in faith, and consequently hope in the midst of all sufferings.  What weakness it would be then to fear to give ourselves to God and to undertake too soon so desirable a state!  ~Francois Fenelon

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