29 Charles Stanley Quotes

  • "To have God speak to the heart is a majestic experience, an experience that people may miss if they monopolize the conversation and never pause to hear God's responses."

    - Charles Stanley
    Topics: Prayer, The Heart


  • "An unschooled man who knows how to meditate upon the Lord has learned far more than the man with the highest education who does not know how to meditate."

    - Charles Stanley
    Topics: Worship, Meditation


  • "No one enjoys feeling weak, whether it is emotionally, spiritually or physically. There is something within the human spirit that wants to resist the thought of weakness. Many times this is nothing more than our human pride at work. Just as weakness carries a great potential for strength, pride carries an equally great potential for defeat."

    - Charles Stanley
    Topics: Pride, Weakness, Strength


  • "Since God knows our future, our personalities, and our capacity to listen, He isn't ever going to say more to us than we can deal with at the moment."

    - Charles Stanley
    Topics: Grace, The Future


  • "I'm convinced that the man who has learned to meditate upon the Lord will be able to run on his feet and walk in his spirit. Although he may be hurried by his vocation, that's not the issue. The issue is how fast his spirit is going. To slow it down takes a period of time."

    - Charles Stanley
    Topics: Holiness, Meditation


  • "His voice leads us not into timid discipleship but into bold witness."

    - Charles Stanley
    Topics: Evangelism, Discipleship, Witnessing


  • "Often times God demonstrates His faithfulness in adversity by providing for us what we need to survive. He does not change our painful circumstances. He sustains us through them."

    - Charles Stanley
    Topics: Faith, Circumstances


  • "If we rationalize our problems when He points them out, we will spend less and less time meditating because we won't want to face God in that area of our lives."

    - Charles Stanley
    Topics: Meditation


  • "If the church marries herself to the spirit of the times, she will find herself a widow in the next generation."

    - Charles Stanley
    Topics: Apathy


  • "Adversity is always unexpected and unwelcomed. It is an intruder and a thief, and yet in the hands of God, adversity becomes the means through which His supernatural power is demonstrated."

    - Charles Stanley
    Topics: Adversity


  • "Of all the things Christ wants for us, loving Him and focusing our attention on Him are the most important."

    - Charles Stanley
    Topics: Worship


  • "Adversity is not simply a tool. It is God's most effective tool for the advancement of our spiritual lives. The circumstances and events that we see as setbacks are oftentimes the very things that launch us into periods of intense spiritual growth. Once we begin to understand this, and accept it as a spiritual fact of life, adversity becomes easier to bear."

    - Charles Stanley
    Topics: Adversity, Circumstances, Growth


  • "God is looking for imperfect men and women who have learned to walk in moment-by-moment dependence on the Holy Spirit. Christians who have come to terms with their inadequacies, fears, and failures. Believers who have become discontent with 'surviving' and have taken the time to investigate everything God has to offer in this life."

    - Charles Stanley
    Topics: Obedience, Women, Discontentment


  • "God's voice is still and quiet and easily buried under an avalanche of clamor."

    - Charles Stanley
    Topics: Grace, Obedience


  • "When you become consumed by God's call on your life, everything will take on new meaning and significance. You will begin to see every facet of your life - including your pain - as a means through which God can work to bring others to Himself."

    - Charles Stanley
    Topics: Obedience



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