Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Quotes of the Week

It doesn't matter, really, how great the pressure is, it only matters where the pressure lies. See that it never comes between you and the Lord - then, the greater the pressure, the more it presses you to His breast. - Hudson Taylor

What do we do when a harsh word is spoken to us? We usually shout louder. The recent argument in your home lasted as long as it did because one of you kept yelling. Arguments are never a one-way street. They run in twos; sometimes in packs. If you want to stop an argument, close your mouth. The other person will usually just run down. If you want to keep the argument going, answer the complaint or criticism in a harsh way. - Charles Swindoll

In every genuine revival in history, two major thrusts have always appeared.First, there has always been proclamation of the Bible, God's Word; second, there has always been the responsive mobilization of believers, God's people. - Charles Swindoll

Strange as it may sound, a revival does not relate directly to the unsaved. You cannot revive the lost. You can revive the saved. Revival occurs as God ignites the fire of His Word and mobilizes His people to go and win the lost. - Charles Swindoll

Some people come to meetings or church services and it does nothing. In fact, it turns them off. Others cannot get enough. Just like sponges, they get bigger and bigger - spiritually. They get more of the Water of Life and grow larger and larger. I see them and think, "Man, there's no end to this. This is the most exciting thing I have ever seen!" What's the difference? It's the attitude. They have a teachable spirit. The soil has been prepared and their heart is open, saying, "Welcome God. Speak to me." And when He speaks, what a remarkable change! But the person with an unteachable attitude, a closed heart, will never gain insight until the "internals" are changed. The longer I live, the more I value the importance of attitude. - Charles Swindoll

Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probable reason why so few engage in it." - Henry Ford

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