We never know how God will answer our prayers, but we can expect that He will get us involved in His plan for the answer. If we are true intercessors, we must be ready to take part in God's work on behalf of the people for whom we pray.
I would much rather be the trusting child of a rich Father, than a beggar at the door of worldly men.
Voltaire expected that within fifty years of his lifetime there would not be one Bible in the world. His house is now a distribution center for Bibles in many languages.
When people come up and give me a compliment... I take each remark as if it were a flower. At the end of the day I lift up the bouquet of flowers I have gathered throughout the day and say, 'Here you are, Lord, it is all Yours.'
Faith is like radar that sees through the fog.
Faith is like radar that sees through the fog -- the reality of things at a distance that the human eye cannot see.
If God has shown us bad times ahead, it's enough for me that He knows about them. That's why He sometimes shows us things, you know -- to tell us that this too is in His hands.
Today I know that such memories are the key not to the past, but to the future. I know that the experiences of our lives, when we let God use them, become the mysterious and perfect preparation for the work He will give us to do.
And for all these people alike, the key to healing turned out to be the same. Each had a hurt he had to forgive.
There are no 'if's' in God's world. And no places that are safer than other places. The center of His will is our only safety -- let us pray that we may always know it!
If you look at the world, you'll be distressed. If you look within, you'll be depressed. If you look at God you'll be at rest.
There are no 'ifs' in God's Kingdom. His timing is perfect. His will is our hiding place. Lord Jesus, keep me in Your will! Don't let me go mad by poking about outside it.
And here I felt a strange leaping of my heart-God did! My job was to simply follow His leading one step at a time, holding every decision up to him in prayer.
You see, a potter can only mold the clay when it lies completely in his hand. It requires complete surrender.
If you cannot find time to pray, ask for forgiveness. Ask to be cleansed of the sin of having no time to pray ...
It could be that Satan is pushing you into too much work so that you cannot take time to pray.
It is not on our forgiveness any more than on our goodness that the world's healing hinges, but His. When He tells us to love our enemies, He gives, along with the command, the love itself.
Oh, this was the great ploy of Satan in that kingdom of his: to display such blatant evil one could almost believe one's own secret sin didn't matter.
The devil smiles when we make plans. He laughs when we get too busy. But he trembles when we pray-especially when we pray together.
You say we could lose our lives for this child. I would consider that the greatest honor that could come to my family.
Trying to do the Lord's work in your own strength is the most confusing, exhausting, and tedious of all work. But when you are filled with the Holy Spirit, then the ministry of Jesus just flows out of you.
Although the threads of my life have often seemed knotted, I know, by faith, that on the other side of the embroidery there is a crown.
The tree on the mountain takes whatever the weather brings. If it has any choice at all, it is in putting down roots as deeply as possible. -- -Each New Day.
If a bird is flying for pleasure, it flies with the wind, but if it meets danger it turns and faces the wind, in order that it may rise higher.
You know, eternal life does not start when we go to heaven. It starts the moment you reach out to Jesus. He never turns His back on anyone. And He is waiting for you.
And our wise Father in heaven knows when we're going to need things too. Don't run out ahead of Him.
(on forgiveness) Didn't he and I stand together before an all seeing God convicted of the same murder? For I had murdered him with my heart and my tongue.
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.
No pit is so deep that He is not deeper still; with Jesus even in our darkest moments, the best remains and the very best is yet to be.
This is what the past is for! Every experience God gives us, every person He puts in our lives is the perfect preparation for the future that only He can see.
When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don't throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer.