Whenever someone I’ve known is Christian and is going to get married, I will often send him or her this quote from Dietrich Bonhoeffer: It is not your love that sustains the marriage, but from now on, the marriage that sustains your love. How I read it before is that from now on, it is your commitment, the vow you’ve made before God and men, that will sustain the love. Not your love...
My goal is God Himself, not joy nor peace,Nor even blessing, but Himself, my God.
Taken from today’s Utmost devotion.
I solemnly believe that most of the blessings that have been given to me in my life and ministry have come because of the evil things people have said of me, and because God made me willing to allow them to say them.A. B. Simpson
The remarkable thing about fearing God is that when you fear God you fear nothing else, whereas if you do not fear God you fear everything else. “Blessed is every one that feareth the Lord”;… The Highest Good—The Pilgrim’s Song Book, 537 L
Am I becoming more and more in love with God as a holy God, or with the conception of an amiable Being who says, “Oh well, sin doesn’t matter much”?Oswald Chambers
Our danger is to water down God’s word to suit ourselves. God never fits His word to suit me; He fits me to suit His word. Oswald Chambers, Not Knowing Whither, 901 R
Marriage is more than your love for each other. It has a higher dignity and power, for it is God’s holy ordinance, through which he wills to perpetuate the human race till the end of time. In your love you see only your two selves in the world, but in marriage you are a link in the chain of the generations, which God causes to come and to pass away to his glory, and calls into his kingdom...
Your faith has to be bigger than your physical body.Ravi Zacharias
Repentance is truly happening when you are more concern for God’s name than your own.Chris Wright
There are only two responses to sin: repentance or the hardening of the heart. Chris Wright