Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Quotes on God

He fills heaven and earth as the ocean fills the bucket that is submerged in it, and as the ocean surrounds the bucket so does God in the universe He fills. "The heaven of heavens cannot contain Thee." God is not contained: He contains.
-A. W. Tozer

You've probably heard it said that there is in every human heart a place that God alone can fill...But what the old poet was saying was that there is also in God's heart a place that you alone can fill.
-John and Stasie Eldredge, Captivating

...popular fundamentalist theology has emphasized the utility of the cross rather than the beauty of the One who died on it... The "work" of Christ has been stressed until it has eclipsed the person of Christ.
-A.W. Tozer

God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame.
-Elizabeth Barret Browning

Hope your wildest hopes, dream your maddest dreams, imagine your most fantastic fantasies. Where your hopes and your dreams and your imagination leave off, the love of my Heavenly Father only begins.
-Brennan Manning

...to see that God does answer, in great things as well as small, the prayers of those who put their trust in Him will strengthen the faith of multitudes.
Hudson Taylor, on receiving the exact number of missionaries he prayed for in a year's time

Jesus' response to suffering people and to "nobodies" provides a glimpse into the heart of God. God is not the unmoved Absolute, but rather the Loving One who draws near.
-Phillip Yancey

Jesus never tried to hide his loneliness and dependence on other people. He chose his disciples not as servants but as friends. He shared moments of joy and grief with them, and asked for them in times of need. They became his family, his substitute mother and brothers and sisters. They gave up everything for him, as he had given up everything for them. He loved them, plain and simple.
-Phillip Yancey

He has drawn you to Himself. He has drawn you with cords of love when you were not His friend, when you were His enemy.
Henry Blackaby

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