Tag Archives: God

Great Joy

Joy bursts in our lives when we go about doing the good at hand and not trying to manipulate things and times to achieve joy.
C.S. Lewis

Our joy ends where love of the world begins.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Always let them think of you as singing and dancing.
Anita Brookner

Taking joy in life is a woman’s best cosmetic.
Rosalind Russell

When I think of God, my heart is so filled with joy that the notes fly off as from a spindle.
Joseph Haydin

God’s Guidance

I know not the way God leads me, but well do I know my Guide.
Martin Luther

We should make plans – counting on God to direct us.
Proverbs 16:9 (TLB)

The secret of my success? It is simple. It is found in the Bible, “In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths.”
George Washington Carver

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

I don’t think things happen by coincidence. I think there’s a grand plan out there and, if you’re paying attention, that the Lord speaks to you through a lot of different ways.
Rick Perry

Certainty of God’s Love

Knowing and loving God is our greatest privilege, and being known and loved is God’s greatest pleasure.
Rick Warren

As a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so will your God rejoice over you.
Isaiah 62:5

There is nothing you can do to make God love you more. There is nothing you can do to make God love you less. His love is unconditional, impartial, everlasting, infinite, perfect.
Richard Halverson

How precious it is, Lord, to realize that you are thinking about me constantly!
Psalm 139:17 (TLB)

The crowd loves a football coach when he succeeds on the fourth-and-one call they were screaming for. But where are they when it fails, when the team loses, when you’ve made a mistake that puts a ball game out of reach? That’s when you learn what the world really thinks of you. Cast your lot with God. He loves you as much when you’re on the bottom as when you’re on top.
Joe Gibbs

Christian Living

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


Though I am always in haste, I am never in a hurry because I never undertake more work than I can go through with calmness of spirit.
John Wesley

The trouble with cleaning the house is it gets dirty the next day anyway, so skip a week if you have to. The children are the most important thing.
Barbara Bush

Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling five balls: work, family, health, friends and spirit. Work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will never be the same.
Brian Dyson

I have decided not to let my time be used up by people to whom I make no difference while I neglect those for whom I am irreplaceable.
Tony Campolo

People often ask me now, “Zinger, is golf still as important to you as it was before you had cancer?” Yes and no. Yes, of course, golf is important to me. I love the game; it is how I make a living. But no, golf is no longer at the top of my priority list. In fact, it runs a slow fourth. My priorities now are God, my family, my friends and golf.
Paul Azinger

The Secret to Happiness

Try to be happy in this very present moment; don’t wait for a better day.
Thomas Fuller

When you’re not thinking about yourself, you’re usually happy.
Al Pacino

One can get just as much exultation in losing oneself in a little thing as in a big thing. It is nice to think how one can be recklessly lost in a daisy.
Anne Lindbergh

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.
C.S. Lewis

If you observe a really happy man, you will find him building a boat, writing a symphony, educating his son or growing double dahlias. He will not be searching for happiness as if it were a collar button that had rolled under the radiator, striving for it as the goal itself. He will have become aware that he is happy in the course of living life twenty-four crowded hours of each day.
Beran Wolfe

God Satisfies

God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him.
John Piper

Down inside we have a longing for God – what Pascal called “the vacuum which God left behind.”
Billy Graham

When I get out of touch with God, I flounder. Power seems to ebb away, and that restless feeling returns. When God is in control of my life, that gnawing sense of dissatisfaction is gone.
Tom Landry

You have made us for yourself, O God, and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in you.
St. Augustine

The Olympic medal was an outstanding accomplishment for our team, but it really didn’t change my inner life one bit. Only God could do that, and He did!
Steve Janaszak