Saturday, March 29, 2008

Quotes

The following are some of my favorite scriptures and quotes:


“Man-made efforts of peace bring about a temporary feeling of safety and security. But, not real peace. That’s because we often confuse peace with safety. But they are not the same. Peace is a great venture. It’s a dare to trust God completely. Peace requires us to give up our illusions of safety, security, our schemes and plans in order to rely upon Almighty God alone. Will there still be battles? Yes! But battles are won not with weapons, but with God. They are won where the way leads to the Cross.”
-Dietrich Bonhoeffer


“To be
freed
one must be
chained”
-Anonymous


“Happiness
does not depend on our surroundings.
It’s what
we make inside of ourselves.”
-Anonymous

“To love
instead of being loved,
to understand
instead of being understood,
to forgive
instead of being forgiven.”
-Mother Theresa


“If I merely entertain them,
Then I have failed.
I wish to make them better.”
-Handel


“You will keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on You,
Because he trusts in You.”
-Isaiah 26:3


These are all currently on my bulletin board above the desk in my bedroom. They serve as excellent sources of encouragement and renewal. So here's a small hard thing...find 5 quotes/scriptures/song lyrics that are meaningful, thought-provoking, and encouraging. Then post them on your wall, bulletin board, bathroom mirror, door, blog, screen-saver, etc... Finally, come back here and share them with In Pursuit...!

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