Sally McClung

Some years ago my husband bought me a telescope for our living room so that I can look out and enjoy the ocean. When I look through the lens, I can see the ocean……but I have to adjust it and focus in on things to really enjoy the beauty of what I’m seeing. I think this is what is happening as I look for God in difficult moments. It has given me a new “guideline” of what to do in my times of need. I look to Him I focus on Him. lifting up my need to Him. I choose to direct my attention to His goodness and mercy instead of concentrating on what I need. The change of focus is powerful.

Joseph Parker

Humans need Jesus Christ as a necessity and not as a luxury. You may be pleased to have flowers, but you must have bread…. Jesus is not a phenomenon, He is bread: Christ is not a curiosity, He is water. As surely as we cannot live without bread, we cannot live truly without Christ: If we know not Christ we are not living, our movement is a mechanical flutter, our pulse is but the stirring of an animal life.

Reinhard Bonnke

The need is not the call. This piece of wisdom has saved the lives of many a missionary, especially in Africa, where the needs are so great that they can pull you to pieces. A missionary can put out so many fires trying to meet needs around him that he suffers burnout. I have known missionary friends who said, “I hear the cry of lost souls calling me into the mission field.” These workers are headed for the missionary bone yard. They have responded to the call of the need rather than the call of God. We must go where God sends us, speak what He gives us to speak, hear His voice and obey it – this is our best protection from burnout.