Pete Greig

 

Outwardly the course of my life is set, but inwardly I am profoundly restless and I feel far from You. There’s no risk left, and I’m scared of settling for this. Trouble is, everything’s going great, it’d be easy to miss my life a day at a time. It’s all become too easy, too predictable, too safe, too sensible I feel like I’m just dying spiritually… So I’ve got nowhere left to go, but to get down on my knees and wait for You to speak. The one thing I do know is that if I don’t learn to truly hear Your voice for myself, and follow it diligently – regardless of what others say – I could feel like a fraud for the rest of my life.

C.S. Lewis

Keep back nothing. Nothing that you have not given away will really be yours. Nothing in you that has not died will ever be raised from the dead. Look for yourself and you will find in the long run only hatred, loneliness, despair, rage, ruin and decay. But look for Christ and you will find Him, and with Him everything else thrown in.

Bob Goff

It seems like a lot of people who say they know Jesus have all the right words and all the right moves, but what they don’t have is sincerity and authenticity. They talk a big game and use a bunch of twenty-pound words to describe an otherwise simple idea about faith. But in reality, they never really do anything. It’s like a guy with a cowboy hat, one duck, one cow, and a tractor calling himself a rancher. We don’t want to be all hat and no cattle when it comes to faith.

Kenneth Reid

We think we’re the only ones wrestling with doubt. But the truth is we’re not alone. We have doubt, just like everyone else; we act like we have more faith than we really do, just like everyone else; and we refuse to be honest about it for fear of being judged, just like everyone else. But people don’t need you to be strong. What people really need is for you to have the courage to be vulnerable about your struggles.

Reinhard Bonnke

Power does not come by working up emotions. We may shout, sweat, get excited, and whack the pulpit when we have the anointing of God. But without that anointing, we are actors, and the platform is a mere stage. God does not want theatricals. Get God’s love into your heart and true emotions flow. Anything else is emotionalism, imitation feeling. It reminds me of a man trying to speak from one city to another by shouting when the telephone line was dead. If the line is live, and there is power in it, his voice will reach the other city quite easily. If the Gospel is live, it will reach the hearts of hearers.