"... God walked alone unhonored through the earth;
For Him no heart-built temple stood.
The Soul forgetful of her nobler birth
Had hewn Him lofty shrines of stone and wood,
and left unfinished and in ruins still
The only temple He delights to fill."
~ Jones Very (1813-1880)
"So walk I on uplands unbounded
and know that there is hope
for that which Thou didst mold out of dust
to have consort with things eternal."
~ The Book of Hymns 6-III:20 (from the Dead Sea scrolls)
~~~~~~~~~~~~"We have to learn to interpret the mysteries of life in light of our knowledge of God. Unless we can look the darkest, blackest fact full in the face without damaging God's character, we do not yet know Him.
~ Oswald Chambers
"Know this--your will and where you direct it, what you expect based on what you believe, and the tenacity in which you stand, is the key to the degree of victory you will experience in this life."
~ Dan Downey
"Watch your thoughts, for they will become your words.
Choose your words, for they will become your actions.
Understand your actions, for they become habits.
Study your habits, for they will become your character.
Develop your character, for it becomes your destiny."
~ John Hagee
"But as God's people, we are to 'walk by faith, not by sight' (II Cor. 5:7). We must learn to say what God says about a situation, no matter how improbable or impossible it may seem, for no physical circumstances can keep God's Word from fulfillment! The spiritual rules the physical, and absolutely everything in the universe is subservient to God's Word. 'No word from God shall be impossible of fulfillment.' (Luke 1:37)
~ Dr. Harvey Lifsey
"Be careful to seek out all the commandments of the Lord your God that you may possess this good land...know the God of your fathers, and serve Him with a loyal heart and a willing mind; for the Lord searches all hearts and understands all the intent of the thoughts. If you seek Him, He will be found by you."
~ I Chronicles 28:8,9
"We trust that God is at work in our situation, having definitely committed it to Him, in prayer and by the authority of the Word. Then you keep the process alive by keeping His Word--the promise--in your mouth, your words, and with praise."
~ L. Knudson
"Character comes as a result of a history of making decisions that place the welfare of others above ourselves. Character is achieved from making choices out of conviction rather than convenience."
~ Mike Fehlauer
"Are you in earnest?
Seize this very minute!
What you can do, or dream you can, begin it!
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
Only engage, and then the mind grows heated.
Begin, and then the work will be completed."