February Quotes

Here are some quotes that I like and that I have recently seen.

Job never saw why he suffered but he saw God, and that was enough.

-Timothy Keller

Only take advice from someone you are willing to trade places with.

-Steven Mehr

There is such a big difference between forgiveness and reconciliation. It takes two to reconcile, so it is not always possible to be reconciled. But it only takes one to forgive. So if people do you wrong, forgive them, whether or not they ask for forgiveness. You cannot cancel their sin. Only God can do that, and He will only do that if they repent. But you can set aside your own anger, bitterness, and resentment toward them all.

-Unknown

I don’t need everyone to hear me say I’m a Christian, but I do need everyone to see Christ in me.

-Unknown

Loving God with all of the heart, soul, mind, and strength can only ever be done in the context of the moments we have been given right now, however ordinary or weak.

-Dana Candler

An idol is usually a good thing that we make ultimate. We say “Unless I have that, I am nothing.”

-Timothy Keller

If your life is an uphill slope, set your sails to catch God’s power.

-Woodrow Kroll

Imagine you … see a small dog sitting by a tree. As you approach it, it suddenly lunges at you … You are frightened and angry. But then you notice that one of its legs is caught in a trap. Immediately your mood shifts from anger to concern : You see that the dog’s aggression is coming from a place of vulnerability and pain … When we behave in hurtful ways, it is because we are caught in some kind if trap. The more we look through the eyes of wisdom at ourselves and one another, the more we cultivate a compassionate heart.

-Tara Brach

The greatest legacy on can pass on to one’s children and grandchildren is not money or other material things … But rather a legacy of character and Faith.

-Billy Graham

“If Jesus Came To Your House” A Poem, By Lois Blanchard Eades

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If Jesus came to your house to spend a day or two,

if He came unexpectedly, I wonder what you’d do.

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Oh, I know you’d give your nicest room to such an honored Guest,

And all the food you’d serve Him would be the very best.

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And you would keep assuring Him you’re glad to have Him there,

That serving him in your home is joy beyond compare!

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But when you saw Him coming, would you meet Him at the door,

With arms outstretched in welcome to your Heavenly Visitor?

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Or would you have to change your clothes before you let Him in,

Or hide some magazines and put the Bible where they’d been?

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Would you turn off the radio and hope He hadn’t heard-

And wish you hadn’t uttered that last, loud, hasty word?

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Would you hide your worldly music and put some hymn books out?

Could you let Jesus walk right in, or would you rush about?

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And I wonder – if the Saviour spent a day or two with you-

Would you go right on doing the things you always do?

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Would you keep on saying the things you always say?

Would life for you continue as it does from day to day?

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Would your family conversation keep up its usual pace?

And would you find it hard each meal to say a table grace?

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Would you sing the songs you always sing and read the books you always read,

And let Him know the things on which your mind and spirit feed?

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Would you take Jesus with you everywhere you’d planned to go,

Or would you, maybe change your plans for just a day or so?

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Would you be glad to have Him meet your very closest friends,

Or would you hope they’d stay away until His visit ends.

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Would you be glad to have Him stay forever on and on,

Or would you sigh with great relief when He at last was gone?

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It might be interesting to know the things you would do

If Jesus came in person to spend the holidays with you.

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-Lois Blanchard Eades