17 William Thrasher Quotes

  • "Meditation is simply talking to God about His Word with a desire that your life and those you pray for come into agreement with it."

    - William Thrasher
    Topics: Meditation


  • "To pray in the Holy Spirit simply means to lean upon His divine help as we pray."

    - William Thrasher
    Topics: Prayer, Holy Spirit


  • "A great emphasis in prayer is what God desires to do in us. He desires to get us under His loving authority, dependent on His Spirit, walking in the Light, motivated by His love, and living for His glory. The collective essence of these five truths is an abandonment of one's life to the Lord and a continual openness, dependence, and responsiveness to His loving control."

    - William Thrasher
    Topics: Prayer


  • "There is a difference between a fleshly stubbornness and a godly perseverance. The former insists on getting one's will done in heaven, and the latter determines to get God's will done on earth."

    - William Thrasher
    Topics: Stubbornness, Perseverance


  • "Satan so hates the genuine praise of Christ that his fiery darts of discouragement are not effective against us when we respond in praise."

    - William Thrasher
    Topics: Satan, Praise


  • "As we seek to obey the Spirit's guidance in prayer, let me tell you what will often happen - nothing! But sometimes "nothing" means that the Spirit desires to slow us down and lead us into silence. Our society is addicted to noise, and for that reason we are often insensitive to the Spirit of God."

    - William Thrasher
    Topics: Prayer, Holy Spirit


  • "It was a great breakthrough to realize that God was not necessarily leading me to pray for everything with equal intensity. To try to do so will kill a prayer life. To learn to let God set the agenda of our prayer life will resurrect it."

    - William Thrasher
    Topics: Prayer


  • "The discipline of time alone with God should not be looked at as another thing to put on your "to do" list. This attitude will only lead to resentment from the added pressure that it produces. It should be viewed as a gift from a gracious and kind God. He cares so much for you and me that He is not just interested in our accomplishments but also in shepherding our hearts."

    - William Thrasher
    Topics: Prayer


  • "Prayer is helplessness plus faith."

    - William Thrasher
    Topics: Prayer


  • "Without prayer the study of Scripture can turn into a merely intellectual exercise. Prayer without Scripture will lack needed motivation and guidance."

    - William Thrasher
    Topics: Prayer, Scripture


  • "The abstinence is not to be an end in itself but rather for the purpose of being separated to the Lord and to concentrate on godliness. This kind of fasting reduces the influence of our self-will and invites the Holy Spirit to do a more intense work in us."

    - William Thrasher
    Topics: Godliness, Fasting


  • "Prayer is not attempting to get our will done in heaven but His will done on earth."

    - William Thrasher
    Topics: Prayer


  • "Dependence on the Spirit does not mean inactivity, but it does mean activating our faith before we activate our wills."

    - William Thrasher
    Topics: Holy Spirit, Faith


  • "I have found it helpful to begin my day by systematically reading the Bible and giving God the opportunity to direct my attention to certain truths. These truths become the springboard to begin speaking to the Lord."

    - William Thrasher
    Topics: The Bible, Truth


  • "The simplest way to define worship is that it is to attribute worth to God's revealed character. The command to "ascribe to the Lord the glory due to His name" in Psalm 29:2 does not mean we add anything to God. It simply means that we acknowledge Him for who He is and in this way glorify or honor Him. This is precisely what is being done in heaven (Revelation 4:11, 5:12)."

    - William Thrasher
    Topics: Worship



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