"I have never given anything away that I have felt sorry for. I have kept things that I have regretted. I have never been self-sacrificing, that I look back on at now and say “I wish I hadn’t done that”. But I have been selfish so many times and said “I wish I hadn’t done that”"
"When reproved or admonished, don’t concern yourself much with the source of the correction. Don’t worry about whether it is a friend or enemy. [That others need to always “earn the right” to be used to admonish us is not taught in the Bible.] An enemy is often of greater value to you than a friend because he is not influenced by sympathy toward you. Keep your heart open to the correction of the Lord and be willing to receive His chastisement regardless of who holds the whip. The great saints all learned to taking a licking gracefully. That may be why they were great saints."
- A.W. Tozer
"The man who is truly meek never pities himself, he is never sorry for himself. He never talks to himself and says, ‘You are having a hard time, how unkind these people are not to understand you."
Oh that the fire of passion for Jesus may always burn in our hearts!
"If there really is a creator God who all of us have offended, but who despite that offense covered that offense, removing it for us so that we would have right standing before Him, wouldn’t that be the greatest news in the universe?"
- Matt Chandler
"Playing the “I’m good, I’m better” game is like building a moralistic tower of Babel to reach the heavens of the righteousness of Christ. It won’t work, and in the end, it only leads to disaster and confusion. It is a losing game."
- Matt Chandler
"I didn’t suffer for Jesus in prison. No! I was with Jesus and I experienced his very real presence, joy, and peace every day. It’s not those in prison for the sake of the gospel who suffer. The person who suffers is he who never experiences God’s intimate presence."
- Brother Yun