“A Christian is nothing more than a sinner who has found out their sinfulness, and has learned the blessed secret of living by faith in Christ.” ~ J.C. Ryle
Would the earth be any less able to sustain humanity if flowers were gray, oceans were small, nothing tasted sweet, and giraffes walked with the same viewpoint as the rest of us? One of God’s most profound miracles is not that we exist, it is that we live; colorful, vast, and diverse. But beyond this miracle is another one, quiet and sure. After this walk there is something unimaginably better. – Anna Kanter
“While we lament the apparent injustices of pain and suffering, how often do we forget that every good thing in a fallen world is wholly a gift of God’s mercy and grace? We think to question God when bridges fall but not to wonder at His grace that every bridge does not. Every fit of laughter, every delectable morsel of food, and every single smile is the result of His mercy and grace; He owes us none of it. ” Matt Chandler- The Explicit Gospel
“All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” ~ Edmund Burke
God’s healing upon you and I is completely of God, not us. If I relied on my faith in God as the means to conjure up God’s favor, then I am taking and applying some of that glory upon myself, however large or small. It is unfortunately very damaging to anyone who does not seem to be able to recover — to look back and wonder, (after months of hanging on and being stoic) which small point of doubt must have created the crack that caused his faith to fail. – Ministry In Words
Which is easier for mankind?
To war or to live in peace?
To fight or to give forgiveness?
We look to God to show His power
Yet wouldn’t it be most like God
To accomplish man’s greatest challenge?
He humbled Himself and suffered death
To settle the plight of man, not in wrath,
But to give Himself in order to forgive
And show Himself to be God
– Ministry in Words
“Supposing there was no intelligence behind the universe, no creative mind. In that case, nobody designed my brain for the purpose of thinking. It is merely that when the atoms inside my skull happen, for physical or chemical reasons, to arrange themselves in a certain way, this gives me as a by-product , the sensation I call thought. But, if so, how can I trust my own thinking to be true? It’s like upsetting a milk jug and hoping that the way it splashes itself will give you a map of London. But if I can’t trust my own thinking, of course I can’t trust the arguments leading to Atheism, and therefore have no reason to be an Atheist, or anything else. Unless I believe in God, I cannot believe in thought, so I can never use thought to disbelieve in God.”
– C. S. Lewis