Quotes Which Inspire Me!

Inspiration

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“Rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.  It’s impossible to live without failing at something unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all.”  J.K. Rowlings (Harry Potter)

“The cross was two pieces of dead wood; and a helpless, unresistant Man was nailed to it; yet it was mightier than the world, and triumphed, and will ever triumph over it.” – Augustus William Hare

“No pit is so deep that God’s love is not deeper still.” ♥ Corrie ten Boom

“You do not have to be nice to me today. I am not God. But, I am God’s child, and I tell Him everything that happens to me.” – Unknown

To contemplate the eventuality of a probable future situation in your life which you desire with all of your heart is to offer insanity a home in your head. That is unless you realize that no matter how much you contemplate and how well thought through the outcome of this situation is, it will not arrive in your life any sooner than God intends it to. – Unknown

“If it’s all about Jesus, it’s not about me…if it’s all about me, it’s not about Jesus.” Unknown

CS Lewis quotation: “God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.”–The Problem of Pain

Erin Kramp (died at 36 of breast cancer – she recorded hours of recordings for her daughter – who she would not be able to see grow up) “I’ve been on an incredible journey.  A journey filled with love, and discovery, growth, intimacy, one that I would trade for nothing in the world. This journey could not be purchased, but only experienced.  I am thrilled and honored to have the opportunity to take this journey and live through it. I have one request, to be remembered…The Spirit called Jesus was able to give me unconditional strength, unconditional love, unconditional forgiveness and unconditional life.  I wish everyone that hears this, the same love, light and inner peace that was given to me.”

“The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.”~Mother Teresa

Waking up to a symphony of worship that spans the universe! Jesus is in the center of it all. I’m joining in! Ps. 148.

Tonight! Deal with the world like you are shopping at a garage sale- Calmly sift through the crap with a smile! Only buy what you need! Donnie Wahlberg

RT WomenOfHistory: “People too weak to follow their own dreams will always find a way to discourage yours”// Terribly sad…but true!

Refusing to even LISTEN to another view because u KNOW you’re right reveals pride & your deep fear that u MIGHT be wrong. – Uknown

It doesn’t matter what you did yesterday or what you could do tomorrow. It is all about the choices you make today – Bob Harper (Biggest Loser)

I love that God’s Word does not minimize pain but honors its reality even as it offers hope in Christ alone.  -Sheila Walsh

Every church is flawed. Still,you’d better learn to love it, since its the only group Jesus said he’s taking to heaven.  Rick Warren

He Already Knows:   God does not fall off the throne when I tell Him what He already knows. ―Marilyn Meberg

“It’s best when the ordinary is extrordinary.” Ames (The Bachelorette)

Once you stop living for the praise of others, disapproval doesn’t slow you down (Rick Warren)

“It is a wonder what God can do with a broken heart if He gets all the pieces.” Samuel Chadwick

The happiest of people dont necessarily have the best of everything; They just make the most of everything they have. So Live it up, Laugh loudly, & Love deeply – Uknown

“I’m not weird I’m a limited edition.” Anon (amen)” -Patsy Clairmont

The Answer: Whether you get the answer you pray for or the answer you dread, God’s grace is the same. ―Sheila Walsh

The empty promise of worry is that it will actually change anything. The actual promise of worry is that it will rob everything. Louie Giglio

It’s a beautiful thing when you look back on all you thought you lost and realize that what you gained is so much better. (unknown)

“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” – Maya Angelou

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. -Eleanor Roosevelt

In releasing deep hurts, forgiving is not an event but an ongoing experience. Rick Warren

My grandmother used to say, “A day is wasted unless you have been able to fall over in a heap laughing.” ―Luci Swindoll

When you have a day off, is it restful? If you want to last in ministry, you have to rest from ministry. – Uknown

All addictions are a disorder of worship…a running to the wrong things for fulfillmment. Mandisa

“The minute I start being afraid of what people might say is the minute I become useless to God.” ~steven furtick

“The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.” (unknown)

“If you can’t run, then walk. And if you can’t walk, then crawl. Do what you have to do. Just keep moving forward and never, ever give up.” — Dean Karnazes

When I am full of myself I’m empty of God. (Uknown)

The enemy is an imitater so we need to verify our thoughts and ideas against the Word of God. Unknown

“Stop sinning before something worse happens to you. What are you really gaining from it?” – Uknown

Be the kind of light that makes people squint so hard they can’t even see you anymore. Bob Goff

If a pastor focuses only on teaching, he grows members with big ears & rears but tiny hands & hearts.Service is MODELED not taught. Rick Warren.

Live like today is a gift, not a given. Louie Giglio

If every mother in the U.S. could wrap her mind around her true value as a woman and as a mother, her life would never be the same. Meg Meeker

“Any ministry born out of a broken heart will always be effective” (Dr. Bill Brown) Matt. 9:35-38.

JK Rowlings “I was set free because my greatest fear had been realized.  Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.  It is impossible to live without failure at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all.”

“Real pain is sitting around all your life wondering what pain tastes like.”  Kathryn Bertine (Pro-Cyclist)

God believed in us before we believed in Him; trusted us more than we trusted Him; and came to us when we wouldn’t come to Him (Bob Goff)

A little voice telling you God doesn’t care about you? A little baby’s cry is telling you He does. #thebabyisproof (Louie Giglio)

If what you did today was done in faith, God was pleased. See Heb11:6 (Rick Warren)

We become in life, what we behold in love. Behold, the Lamb of God (Bob Goff)

“If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done.” Ecc 11:4 // What kingdom endeavor are you putting off? (Paul Worcester)

Repentance needs to be as loud as the sin was. John MacArthur

We are fiercely loved by God today, right now, just as we are (Sheila Walsh)

“God has more mercy than you have misery” — Chuck Swindoll.

Today’s promise: “He gives strength to those who are tired & more power to those who are weak” Isaiah 40:29

Satan’s Monday Plan! “I’ll catch up to him while he’s weary & discouraged. He & his troops will panic & run away” 2Sam17:2

The two most important days in your life are: the day you were born, & the day when you find out why.”- Twain

Draw close to God and He will come close to you. One moment with God will do more 4 you than a 1000 years in counseling could ever do! (Danny Gokey)

God is never impressed with strength. He deliberately allows your weaknesses for the purpose of showing HIS strength THRU u. (Rick Warren)

Jesus is more interested in our hearts than our plans. Plan’s work out or they don’t; our hearts define our lives (Bob Goff)

Welcome to Flight #2012. We are prepared to take off into the New Year. Please make sure your Attitude and Blessings are secured and locked in, in the upright position. All self-destructive devices should be turned off at this time. All negativity, hurt, and discouragement should be put away. Should we lose altitude under pressure, during the flight, reach up and pull down a Prayer! Prayers will automatically be activated by Faith. Once your Faith is activated you can assist other passengers. There will be NO BAGGAGE allowed on this flight. The Captain has cleared us for takeoff –Destination – GREATNESS!!

Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead. That’s where your future lies. Uknown

Never explain yourself to anyone.  Because the person who likes you doesn’t need it and the person who dislikes you won’t believe it. (Lessons learned in life)

Humility is not denying your gifts, but pointing others to Christ through them. @DerwinLGray

Don’t get too comfortable! Every time you reach one of your goals, set the bar higher and work towards a new one. Bob Harper

 “If you are noticing what you appreciate and noticing what you are grateful for, you can’t be noticing what you don’t like.” -Michael Losier

God has given each person alive an amazing voice. Use it while you can for what matters most. Louie Giglio

When the flame of worship burns with the heat of God’s true worth, the light of missions will shine to the darkest peoples on earth –Piper

Make smarter choices and push yourself harder because YOU DESERVE BETTER! Bob Harper

 “There’s no greater satisfaction in the world than knowing you were all you could ever be” – @ApoloOhno

“Stepping outside the comfort zone is the price I pay to find out how good I can be. If I planned on backing off every time running got difficult I would hang up my shoes and take up knitting.” – Unknown

The moment you say “yes” to God and move forward in what He asks of you is the moment you become successful. Not when you hit the numbers. Not when you meet expectations. Not when you make heads turn. – Uknown

True success happens when no one is looking, no one hears, in the quiet of your heart where there’s only a divine invitation and an acceptance of it. ~Holley Gerth

Curious to see what will blossom from today’s pile of manure. Come on, fertilizer of life! – Uknown

We cannot control what people say to us but we can believe what we believe. ~ @craiggroeschel {Refute criticisms others speak to you with God’s Word. Look up a scripture that is opposite of their harsh words and memorize it. Repeat it often!}

“Courage is feeling the fear and doing it anyway.” Oprah Winfrey April 2, 2012

Don’t ever let someone else tell you you’re even a tiny bit less than who God says you are in Christ. – Unknown

“Help your world on to God thru courtesy, smiling, gratitude, apology & generosity. People will see Christ’s life thru you” -Chuck Swindoll

If you’re not making tough decisions, facing conflict, and getting resistance, are you really leading? – Unknown

If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.” – John Irving

Every sin, at its root, is the failure to trust God’s love and wisdom. We think we know better. – Unknown

Unnamed-unwanted-unqualified but in Christ…unstoppable!!  Sheila Walsh

I hate when people refer to faith in Jesus as a crutch. Nope! A crutch is for a limp. I was dead and needed a resurrection. Louis Giglio

EVERYBODY who gets into heaven has sinned. But nobody gets in EXCEPT on God’s terms. It’s HIS place! John14:6

“Take risks: if you win, you will be happy; if you lose, you will be wise.” – Anonymous

Song of Solomon 3:4 – I found him whom my soul loves (ESV)

Some want to live within the sound of church or chapel bell; I want to run a rescue shop within a yard of hell” C.T. Studd

The platform is for serving, not stardom. It’s healthy to keep perspective (unknown) – discussing those leading worship on a “stage.”

“Success is moving from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” — Sir Winston Churchill

Courageous people feel the same fear everyone else does, they just decide not to live like they’re afraid anymore. -Unknown

It’s more expensive to eat healthy but it’s also worth it. – Unknown

Are you a friend like this?”When despairing people give up on God Almighty, friends should still stick with them”Job 6:14

“My peace is an inner treasure, growing in you as you trust Me. Circumstances can’t touch it. Be still and enjoy My presence.”-Jesus Calling

The more you give your burdens to God, the more exciting it gets to see how He will handle the things impossible for you. Chuck Swindoll

When Jesus returns, He isn’t going to ask us how much Bible we memorized. But rather, “What did you do about my instructions?” Chuck Swindoll

Would you say, “My life is all about giving to others”? If so, what does that mean to you, and what does it look like to others? Compassion International

“The first step to getting somewhere is to decide that you’re not going to stay where you are.” (JP Morgan)

We learn from our failures but we’re shaped by His grace – Bob Goff

“Instead of mentally rehearsing how you will do this or that today, keep your mind on My Presence & take the next step”.–Jesus Calling

The only way to live in a Christlike life is to let Jesus live THROUGH YOU. This is the secret. Christ lives in you. Colossians 1:27 (Rick Warren)

Sometimes we just need to stop wishing & hoping & start BEING & DOING! – Unknown

True love is loving people right where they’re at…not where you think they should be. -Unknown

If u focus on the actions of others & allow em 2 constantly upset u, then ur handing ur peace over 2 them & giving away ur power #BeStronger (Danny Gokey)

“Servanthood implies faithfulness, loyalty & humility. Servants don’t care who gets the credit. In Jesus’ name, let’s serve” -Chuck Swindoll

Normal is what you make it. I am not in sprint mode, not focused on the finish line. I’m more in ultra mode. Not thinking about the miles ahead, only on the mile of the moment. I am pacing myself, nourishing myself, and checking in periodically to ensure I am steady as I go.  Kristin Armstrong

Over-thinking ruins you. Ruins the situation, twists things around, makes you worry and just makes everything much worse than it actually is. -Unknown

She lost her whole world from the far side of the earth. She lost the will to love. She lost the will to live until she met a Man who taught her to forgive. Life took her to hell and back, to hell and back a time or two; but in the end she beat the devil until he was black and blue. Singin’ “I once was lost, but now I’m found — was blind, but now I see..” –

I was blinded by the negativity, by people I held above Him, by things that really didn’t matter. I started calling myself healed, happy, complete, blessed, and prosperous. I stopped talking to God about how big the obstacles in front of me were and started talking to my obstacles about how big my God is! Kensie Benoit (student of mine)

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill

“Whenever you make a mistake or get knocked down by life, don’t look back at it too long. Mistakes are life’s way of teaching you. Your capacity for occasional blunders is inseparable from your capacity to reach your goals. No one wins them all, and your failures, when they happen, are just part of your growth. Shake off your blunders. How will you know your limits without an occasional failure? Never quit. Your turn will come.” – Og Mandino

 “Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” – Carl Bard

 “At any given moment you have the power to say: This is not how the story is going to end.” – Christine Mason Miller

FOLLOW THE PEACE OF GOD – If you’re trying to make a decision, but feel confused or restless, WAIT! – When God gives you the “green light,” you might be a bit nervous (because you’re human), but you’ll always have peace. –– 1 Corinthians 14:33

“Fear is a poor chisel with which to carve out tomorrow.” – The Young Traveler’s Gift

Your mood didn’t just occur: you chose to dwell on that thought. If you don’t like how you’re feeling, change your focus. Rick Warren

“Own your past but don’t let your past own you. Jesus came to redeem & transform ” Sandi Patty

Some dream of success while others wake up and work for it 🙂 – Unknown

And God’s grace not only saved us from eternal hell, it saves us from the hell we put ourselves through daily with guilt, shame, self-loathing and condemnation. – Unknown

“I’ve learned to be careful of becoming a critic. Criticism really sours your heart.” –James MacDonald

“You can keep going and your legs might hurt for a week or you can quit and your mind will hurt for a lifetime.”
Mark Allen – Ironman

“Triathlon – It’s not about finding your limits. It’s about finding out what lies just beyond them.” – Unknown

Is any pleasure on earth as great as a circle of Christian friends by a fire? – C.S. Lewis

We need never shout across the spaces to an absent God. He is nearer than our own soul, closer than our most secret thoughts. —A.W. Tozer

“If you run, you are a runner. It doesn’t matter how fast or how far. It doesn’t matter if today is your first day or if you’ve been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run.”–John Bingham

“The woman was made of a rib out of the side of Adam; not made out of his head to rule over him, nor out of his feet to be trampled upon by him, but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected, and near his heart to be beloved.” Matthew Henry

“Forgiveness is not an emotion, far from it.  Forgiveness is dragging our will in line with the will of God in an act of obedience.”  – Sheila Walsh

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