We are exposed to a lot of opinions and suggestions from people around us – from social media statuses to the books that we read and even the sermons we listen to. Sometimes they are directed towards us, but most of the time they are just messages thrown into the air and we catch them as if they are meant to change the way we think. True enough, they often do!
Here are some of my favorite lines which somehow has influenced my faith and outlook in life.
On setting priorities straight:
Too often we say we are “defeated” by this or that sin. No, we are not defeated; we simply are disobedient! It might be good if we stopped using the terms “victory” and “defeat” to describe our progress in holiness. Rather we should use the terms “obedience” and “disobedience”.
– Jerry Bridges, The Pursuit of Holiness
We even celebrate walking out of church feeling guilty, as though that were the goal. Biblically, that is failure… “but be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. (James 1:22)
– Francis Chan, Crazy Love
On leaving baggages behind:
If God is able to forget your past, why can’t you? When you confess your sins and ask forgiveness of them, God throws your sins into the depths of the sea, and then puts up a sign on the shore that reads, “No Swimming”.
– Erwin Lutzer, Getting to No
2 Corinthians 5:21
– The Apostle Paul, in his second letter to the Corinthians
On moving forward towards the goal:
– Walt Disney
To convince myself to read my Bible:
– Adam Cappa
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