Anxiety is the natural result when our hopes are centered in anything short of God and His will for us.
— Billy Graham
I believe in God, the creator and ruler of the universe. I hold that a man’s religious faith is the greatest single force in his life for good.
— Andy Kerr
You will never grow a close relationship with God by just attending church once a week or even having a daily quiet time. Friendship with God is built by sharing all your life experiences with Him.
— Rick Warren
“Whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
— John 4:14
I believe that players who truly are intent on honoring God with their lives and with their play make a difference. The spiritual atmosphere on our team, although not perfect, was generally conducive to mutual respect and self-sacrifice. It certainly enhanced the chemistry of our team.
— Tom Osborne
Trust the past to God’s mercy, the present to God’s love and the future to God’s providence.
— St. Augustine
In quietness and trust is your strength.
— Isaiah 30:15
We cannot trust God until we know something about Him. The way to begin is by reading His word.
— Catherine Marshall
Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.
— Psalms 20:7
Trust God to remember you. He won’t forget your name. He won’t forget your circumstances. He certainly won’t forget your prayers. Trust Him, He remembers you.
— Charles Swindoll
Our love of God is tested by the question of whether we seek Him or His gifts.
— Ralph Sockman
The fullest, most meaningful way in which to experience life is to live in a relationship with God through the power and grace afforded us by Jesus.
— Tom Osborne
The Lord has meant a great deal to me. I became a Christian one year before I took over the Dallas Cowboys and He’s been with me all these days here in Dallas and has meant a tremendous amount to me.
— Tom Landry
That big smile people see on the outside comes from a place deep within me that isn’t affected by any of those day-to-day matters.
— Mary Lou Retton
I have played and lived one way my whole life – full speed ahead, on my own terms, in my own strength and brushing aside any hint of personal heartache, fear or frailty. Looking back, it is easy to see why that approach was destined to leave me alone, empty and without hope. I now know there is a better way. God’s way.
— Michelle Akers
God does not call us to be successful, but to be obedient.
— Billy Graham
Obedience is the child of Trust.
— John Climacus
Obedience to God is our job. The results of that obedience are God’s.
— Elisabeth Elliot
God doesn’t applaud position; He applauds obedience. His delight, love and favor equally rest on all who follow Him in obedience, regardless of whether obedience leads them to hidden places or public places.
— Alicia Chole
The hardest thing for me was realizing that, even though I was a great success, I was really nothing without God.
— Chris Carter
I believe that if you yield your life to God, and seek to know Him better, then He will give you a proper perspective on life.
— Tom Osborne
We miss the point if we are praying just to get answers or reading our Bible just for information. The focus of these disciplines should be to develop and maintain an active, close and loving relationship with God through Christ.
— Anne Graham Lotz
In thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
— Psalm 16:11 (KJV)
People sing in the shower because they sound better in there. You get that little echo off the walls. I may be the best shower singer of all time. When I belt out “How Great Thou Art,” I believe God is pleased by the expression of praise and talent coming from the Toski bathroom. God can hear me longer, now that I have a 30-gallon water tank.
— Bob Toski
Not even close, but it was a good second.
—Alison Nicholas, when asked if winning the U.S. Open was the best thing that ever happened to her, even more important than her deeply held religious beliefs
I try to work with God as a partner.
— Gary Player
Often people engaged in highly competitive enterprises believe that matters of faith hinder effective performance. My experience has led me to believe that spiritual preparation contributes to effective performance no matter what the arena.
— Tom Osborne
Let my heart be broken by the things that break the heart of God.
— Dr. Bob Pierce
Because golf is an individual sport, when you do well, you tend to feel as though you are the one who’s doing it, that you are the one in control of it, that you are the one who’s deserving of it. But when God opens your eyes and makes you realize that everything you have is a result of Him and that you’re totally dependent on Him, it makes a huge difference. It’s important for me to know that I can rest in the fact that God – not Steve Lowery – is in control of my life.
— Steve Lowery
Don’t be so busy in the kingdom that you don’t have time for the King.
— Dawson Trotman
What I believe about God is the most important thing about me.
— A.W. Tozer
Every activity and every relationship on earth will fulfill its ultimate purpose only when it drives me toward a vital, growing relationship with God.
— Dave Dravecky
Job did not seek the Giver because of His gifts; when all gifts were removed he still sought the Giver.
— Philip Yancey
I am not at all concerned about that, that the Lord is on our side in this great struggle, for I know that the Lord is always on the side of the right; but it is my constant anxiety and prayer that I and this nation may be on the Lord’s side.
— Abraham Lincoln