Thursday, August 6, 2009

Quotes That Challenge, Inspire, and Trouble

Following is a few of the quotes that God has been using to challenge, inspire, and trouble me. Perhaps they will do the same for you.

CRW_1903.CRWWhy do you call me, “Lord, Lord,” and not do what I say? – Jesus (Luke 6:46)

Christ has no body on earth but yours, no hands but yours, no feet but yours. Yours are the eyes through which Christ’s compassion for the world is to look out; yours are the feet with which He is to go about doing good; and yours are the hands with which He is to bless us now. – Saint Teresa of Avila

We have shrunk Jesus to the size where He can save our soul but now don’t believe that He can change the world. – Anonymous

The true gospel is a call to self-denial. It is not a call to self fulfillment. – John MacArthur

CRW_1918.CRW The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet. – Frederick Buechner

What if there are children who will suffer somehow because I failed to obey God? What if my cowardice costs even on child somewhere in the world his or her life? – Richard Stearns

It’s not what you believe that counts; it’s what you believe enough to do. – Gary Gulbranson

We can be the generation that no longer accepts that an accident of latitude determines whether a child lives or dies---but will we be that generation? – Bono

CRW_1937.CRW And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is my disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward. – Jesus (Matthew 10:42)

Christianity is flourishing wonderfully among the poor and persecuted while it atrophies among the rich and secure. – Philip Jenkins

Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked. – Psalm 82:3-4

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. – Martin Luther King Jr.

CRW_1910.CRW “Sometimes I would like to ask God why He allows poverty, suffering, and injustice when He could do something about it.” -- “Well, why don’t you ask Him?” -- “Because I am afraid He would ask me the same question.” – Anonymous

Pray, but when you pray, move to your feet. – African Proverb

If a man shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too will cry out and not be answered. – Proverbs 21:13

How different our standard is from Christ’s. We ask how much a man gives. He asks how much he keeps. – Andrew Murray

CRW_1923.CRWI love the recklessness of faith. First you leap, and then you grow wings. – William Sloane Coffin

I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ. – Mohandas Gandhi

If you think you are too small to make a difference, try spending the night in a closed room with a mosquito. – African Proverb

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. – Margaret Mead

Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world. – Joel Barker

If these quotes challenge, inspire, and trouble you please pick up and read the book The Hole in Our Gospel by Richard Stearns.