Here are some quotes that I like and that I have recently seen.
Without Christ there can be no fulness of joy.
-Ezra Taft Benson
Let the refining and improving of your own life keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others.
-H. Jackson Brown Jr.
God doesn’t just want us to memorize the Word; He wants us to become the very word that we’re are reading.
It doesn’t matter if the glass is half empty or half full… be grateful that you have a glass, and there is something in it…
If you’re suffering right now, you don’t have to pretend it’s all good. You don’t have to add “But praise God.” When Jesus was hours from crucifixion, he didn’t sing in the garden or act hyperspiritual. He was sweating blood. He asked the father for a way out. But Jesus ultimately went to that cross with joy: not a shallow consolation that knows no pain, but a joy deepened by sorrow and recognizing the hurt of humanity.
God is always trying to make you more human and not less. You can cry out in agony. In that honesty, God is establishing great character in you. Such a Christian is both happier and sadder at the same time, because they long for a better home and already have one.
-J. S. Park
Trade your expectation for appreciation and the world changes instantly.
In order to love who you are, you cannot hate the experiences that shaped you.
Sometimes the devil allows people to live a life free of trouble because he doesn’t want them turning to God. Their sin is like a jail cell, except it is all nice and comfy and there doesn’t seem to be any reason to leave. The door’s wide open. Till one day, time runs out, and the cell door slams shut, and suddenly it’s too late
-God’s Not Dead
I find joy in everyday, not because life is always good, but because God is.
We are not to look or act like other people; rather we are to look like Christ. We are to act like Christ. We are to do the things that Christ would do in the power and demonstration of the Holy Spirit.