Fear gives us permission to disobey but faith gives us permission to do the opposite. Pastor Alex Kennedy

Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God. Corrie Ten Boom

If you want the peace beyond understanding you must give up your right to understand. Bill Johnson

If you are sufficient for your task, it is too small. John Piper

God is the source. Everything else is a resource. Tony Evans

Your weakness will not keep you from God as much as your strength will. Dr. Ted Tripp

If you live off a man’s compliments you’ll die from his criticism.  Cornelius Lindsey

I consider that our present sufferings are not worthy to be compared with the glory that will be revealed in us. The Apostle Paul in Romans 8:18

Wherever you are, be all there. Jim Elliot

Gratitude is not only a response to God in good times — it’s ultimately the very will of God in hard times. Gratitude isn’t only a celebration when good things happen. It’s a declaration that God is good no matter what happens. Ann Voskamp

You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in You. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord Himself, is the Rock eternal. Isaiah 26: 3 – 4

If the praise of others elates me and their blame depresses me; if I cannot rest under misunderstanding without defending myself; if I love to be loved more than to love, to be served more than to serve, then I know nothing of Calvary love.  Amy Carmichael

To be used by God as a laborer we need to be prepared to be anonymous. Sometimes the only thing holding us back from destiny is our need to feel important rather than actually being useful in the harvest field. Wherever there are people there is a potential harvest.. Christine Caine

God will never be glorified in the I. Hannah Whitall Smith

We make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give. Winston Churchill

Sometimes doing the most important thing eternally – doesn’t look like you are doing anything noticeably. Ann Voskamp

Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Peace is belief that exhales. Ann Voskamp

The Lord is the eternal refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. Deuteronomy 33:27

How I treat a brother or sister from day to day, how I react to the sin-scarred wino on the street, how I respond to interruptions from people I dislike, how I deal with normal people in their normal confusion on a normal day may be a better indication of my reverence for life than the antiabortion sticker on the bumper of my car.” Brennan Manning

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary. Vince Lombardi

You can give without loving but you cannot love without giving. Amy Carmichael

Where your heart is, your feet will follow. Unknown

I have learned that faith means trusting in advance what will only make sense in reverse. Philip Yancey

What Susie says of Sally says more about Susie than Sally. Unknown

I have a great need for Christ. I have a great Christ for my need. Charles Spurgeon

The wisest words are the ones you do not say.

We all get to choose where we set up the stage of our lives — before the Crowds, the Court, the Congregation, the Critics (inner or otherwise)-– or the Cross of Christ. All except One will assess your performance. Only One will accept you before your performance … Only in Jesus is there 100% acceptance before even 1% performance. Ann Voskamp

Rather than resenting my weakness, I believe Jesus is asking me to embrace my weakness. Being poor in spirit doesn’t mean despising self but releasing self from the expectation of being anything but poor. Small. Helpless. Worn….Don’t despise your humanity. Bring your humanity into the presence of Christ. Emily P. Freeman

Comparison is the thief of joy. Theodore Roosevelt

Thanksgiving has attained its rightful place in us, only when it is part of all our days and dominates all our experiences. Every day of our years should be a thanksgiving day. He who has learned the Thanksgiving lesson well has found the secret of a beautiful life. J.R. Miller

Sometimes God’s refusals are His mercies. Elisabeth Elliot

Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours. Nothing in you that has not died will ever be raised from the dead. Look for yourself, and you will find in the long run only hatred, loneliness, despair, rage, ruin, and decay. But look for Christ and you will find Him, and with Him everything else thrown in.C.S. Lewis

There is unwavering peace today when an uncertain tomorrow is trusted to an unchanging God. Ann Voskamp

Doing less when we’re in God’s will is far more efficient than doing the most we can on our own. Holley Gerth

God does not want to make us comfortable as much as He wants to make us “comfort-able” – to take the comfort that we receive and share it with others. Lysa TerKeurst

Do one thing every day that scares you. Eleanor Roosevelt

Praise God we don’t have to hide scars. They just strengthen our wounds and soften our hearts. They remind us of where we have been but not who we are. Jonny Diaz

What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Mark 8:36

An inconvenience is an adventure wrongly considered. Gilbert K. Chesterton

Followers of Christ take the inconveniences of plans and make them into instruments of praise. Followers of Christ take the inconveniences of life — and make them into instruments to love. Ann Voskamp

The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares. Henri Nouwen

You do not have to attend every argument you are invited to. Source unknown

Contentment is not having what you want but wanting what you have.

The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet. Frederick Buechner

He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he can never lose. Jim Elliot

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” C.S. Lewis

The more things you have, the more things you have to have to take care of the things you have.  VeggieTales

Worrying is carrying tomorrow’s load with today’s strength – carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn’t empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength. Corrie ten Boom

God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him. John Piper

If you give your mess to the Messiah, He can turn it into a message. Lysa TerKeurst

We are afraid of failure. We don’t like it; we shun it, avoid it because of our inordinate desire to be thought well of by others. So we come up with a thousand brilliant excuses for doing nothing . . . Each of us pays a heavy price for our fear of falling flat on our faces. It assures the progressive narrowing of our personalities and prevents exploration and experimentation. As we get older, we do only the things we do well. There is no growth in Christ Jesus without some difficulty and fumbling. If we are going to keep on growing, we must keep on risking failure throughout our lives … How much faith, how much hope, how much love does the perpetual procrastinator really have? Brennan Manning

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? … No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8: 35, 37 – 39

2 thoughts on “Inspiration

  1. Kristi

    Love this! I’ll add a fav by Greg Laurie, “Man may have his will, but God will have His way.” Thanks for an encouraging post to start the day! :)


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