In regard to this great book, the Bible, I have but to say it is the best gift God has given. But for it we could not know right from wrong. All things most desirable for man’s welfare, here and hereafter, are to be found portrayed in it.
— Abraham Lincoln
Whatever I have done in my life has simply been due to the fact that when I was a child my mother daily read with me a part of the Bible, and made me learn a part of it by heart.
— Wendell Phillips
I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches. I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways. I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word.
— Psalm 119:14-16
England has two books: the Bible and Shakespeare. England made Shakespeare but the Bible made England.
— Victor Hugo
You don’t have to be a particularly religious person nor a person of any specific faith to see the wisdom in the book of Proverbs in the Bible. Like the facets of our life, golf is something we can improve at by being at peace with ourselves. Proverbs can help us find that peace.
— Gary Player
We must not conceive of prayer as an overcoming of God’s reluctance, but as a laying hold of His highest willingness.
— Richard Trench
When we ask for God’s help only in the major decisions, we are admitting Him into a very small part of our lives.
— Catherine Marshall
Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden.
— Corrie ten Boom
A man may study because his brain is hungry for knowledge, even Bible knowledge. But he prays because his soul is hungry for God.
— Leonard Ravenhill
The example that my father set in the home mirrored his own spiritual values. We never started the day without Bible reading and a short time of prayer. We never ended the day without Bible reading and a time of prayer. We always prayed on our knees as a family.
— Franklin Graham
I would not give one moment of heaven for all the joy and riches of the world.
— Martin Luther
If I find myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.
— C.S. Lewis
Although we have to struggle through this one brief hour of toil and conflict, an hour with God in glory will make up for it all.
— Charles Haddon Spurgeon
The love of heaven makes one heavenly.
— William Shakespeare
One evening a little girl was taking a walk with her father. Looking up at the stars she exclaimed, “Daddy, if the wrong side of heaven is so beautiful, what must the right side be like?”
— Billy Graham
Faith is the capacity to trust God while not being able to make sense out of everything.
— James Kok
Faith implies the disbelief of a lesser fact in favor of a greater.
— Oliver Wendell Holmes
Hope is the ability to listen to the music of the future. Faith is the courage to dance to it in the present.
— Peter Kuzmič
Faith is the refusal to panic.
— Martin Lloyd-Jones
Faith does not operate in the realm of the possible. There is no glory for God in that which is humanly possible. Faith begins where man’s power ends.
— George Müller
Prayer is not conquering God’s reluctance, but taking hold of God’s willingness.
— Phillips Brooks
If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.
— Matthew 21:22
If you have ever prayed in the dawn you will ask yourself why you were so foolish as not to do it always: it is difficult to get into communion with God in the midst of the hurly-burly of the day.
— Oswald Chambers
Prayer is not monologue, but dialogue; God’s voice in response to mine is its most essential part. Listening to God’s voice is the secret of the assurance that He will listen to mine.
— Andrew Murray
God looks not at the elegancy of your prayers, to see how neat they are; nor yet at the geometry of your prayers, to see how long they are; nor yet at the arithmetic of your prayers, to see how many they are; nor yet at the music of your prayers, nor yet at the sweetness of your voice, nor yet at the logic of your prayers; but at the sincerity of your prayers, how hearty they are.
— Thomas Brooks
Even when His will doesn’t make sense from your human perspective, your obedience will reveal that His will was right.
— Henry Blackaby
You will get untold flak for prioritizing God’s revealed and present will for your life over man’s, but, boy, is it worth it.
— Beth Moore
People of ordinary goodness walk in God’s way, but the devout run in it, and at length they almost fly therein. To be truly devout, we must not only do God’s will, but we must do it cheerfully.
— St. Francis de Sales
I am satisfied that when the Almighty wants me to do or not to do any particular thing, He finds a way of letting me know it.
— Abraham Lincoln
God may be leading you somewhere that doesn’t make much sense. I want to encourage you: Don’t try to make sense out of it, just go. If God leads you to stay in a difficult situation and you have peace that you are to stay, don’t analyze it, stay. Do your part. Do what He tells you to do, for His promises often hinge on obedience.
— Charles Swindoll
When we call on God, He bends down His ear to listen, as a father bends down to listen to his little child.
— Elizabeth Charles
You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy.
— Psalm 30:11
God has not promised to deliver us from trouble, but He has promised to go with us through the trouble.
— Billy Graham
When we place our dependence in God, we are unencumbered, and we have no worry. This confidence, this sureness of action, is both contagious and an aid to the perfect action. The rest is in the hands of God – and this is the same God, gentlemen, who has won all His battles up to now.
— Vince Lombardi
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
— Matthew 11:28-29