What we count the ills of life are often blessings in disguise, resulting in good to us in the end. Though for the present not joyous but grievous, yet, if received in a right spirit, they work out fruits of righteousness for us at last.
- Matthew Henry
Give up the struggle and the fight; relax in the omnipotence of the Lord Jesus; look up into His lovely face and as you behold Him, He will transform you into His likeness. You do the beholding--He does the transforming. There is no short-cut to holiness.
- Alan Redpath
The weaker we feel, the harder we lean. And the harder we lean, the stronger we grow spiritually, even while our bodies waste away.
- J.I. Packer
Do not strive in your own strength; cast yourself at the feet of the Lord Jesus, and wait upon Him in the sure confidence that He is with you, and works in you. Strive in prayer; let faith fill your heart-so will you be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might.
- Andrew Murray
The closer you live to God, the smaller everything else appears.
- Rick Warren
This life was not intended to be the place of our perfection, but the preparation for it.
- Richard Baxter
We ought to be living as if Jesus died yesterday, rose this morning, and is coming back this afternoon.
- Adrian Rogers
A pharisee is hard on others and easy on himself, but a spiritual man is easy on others and hard on himself.
- A. W. Tozer
The flower of youth never appears more beautiful than when it bends toward the sun of righteousness.
- Matthew Henry
God brings men into deep waters not to drown them, but to cleanse them.
- James H. Aughey
Renewing the mind is a little like refinishing furniture. It is a two-stage process. It involves taking off the old and replacing it with the new. The old is the lies you have learned to tell or were taught by those around you; it is the attitudes and ideas that have become a part of your thinking but do not reflect reality. The new is the truth. To renew your mind is to involve yourself in the process of allowing God to bring to the surface the lies you have mistakenly accepted and replace them with truth. To the degree that you do this, your behavior will be transformed.
- Charles Stanley
It is appalling to think of a power so strong that it can annihilate with the irresistible force of its grinding heel; but it is inspiring to consider an Almightiness that transforms the works of evil into the hand-maidens of righteousness and converts the sinner into the saint. And it is this latter power which eternal Love possesses and exhibits. He persistently dwells in the sinner until the sinner wakes up in His likeness and is satisfied with it.
- Charles H. Brent
Spirit filled souls are ablaze for God. They love with a love that glows. They serve with a faith that kindles. They serve with a devotion that consumes. They hate sin with fierceness that burns. They rejoice with a joy that radiates. Love is perfected in the fire of God.
- Samuel Chadwick
Fervent seeking after God with the whole heart, without which no one can know Him, has always been the mark of His true followers.
- Dave Hunt
Without holiness on earth we shall never be prepared to enjoy heaven. Heaven is a holy place. The Lord of heaven is a holy Being. The angels are holy creatures. Holiness is written on everything in heaven... How shall we ever be at home and happy in heaven if we die unholy?
- J. C. Ryle
Nothing whatever pertaining to godliness and real holiness can be accomplished without grace.
Nowhere can we get to know the holiness of God, and come under His influence and power, except in the inner chamber. It has been well said: "No man can expect to make progress in holiness who is not often and long alone with God."
- Andrew Murray
He who has learned to pray has learned the greatest secret of a holy and happy life.
- William Law
Many people think we become holy by the eradication of something evil within. No, we become holy by being separated unto God.
- Watchman Nee
God does not want you to become a Go; he wants you to become godly - taking on his values, attitudes, and character.
- Rick Warren
Ardent love or desire introduced, as passionately longing to please and glorify the Divine Being, to be in every respect conformed to him, and in that way to enjoy him.
- David Brainerd
Holiness of heart and life. This is not the perfection of the human nature, but the holiness of the divine nature dwelling within.
- A. B. Simpson