We sing “Precious Lord, take my hand, lead me on…” without realizing that if we want to walk hand-in-hand with Jesus we will have to go where He wants to go, when He wants to go, as fast as He wants to go and then stand still when He says to. Traveling with Jesus means we let Him make all the “going” decisions.
Our spiritual ears work best when our emotional knees are bent and our physical mouth is shut.
God loves me too much and too wisely to give me too much responsibility in his kingdom. But He loves me too much to give me no responsibility.
If we want advice from God we need to have the humility to ask, the patience to wait for the answer, the faith to trust his answer is best and the courage to act on it.
God can’t do his work through us until we let him do his work in us.
If our churches had more suggestion boxes there would probably be more money in the collection boxes.
It is better to ask God rather than tell Him. (We really can’t tell God anything He does not already know.)
We must learn to recognize God’s mercy, be grateful for it and share it.