When it is a question of God's almighty Spirit, never say, I can't.
God never gives us discernment in order that we may criticize, but that we may intercede.
We are built for the valley, for the ordinary stuff we are in, and that is where we have to prove our mettle.
The author who benefits you most is not the one who tells you something you did not know before, but the one who gives expression to the truth that has been dumbly struggling in you for utterance.
If through a broken heart God can bring His purposes to pass in the world, then thank Him for breaking your heart.
What hinders me from hearing is that I am taken up with other things. It is not that I will not hear God, but I am not devoted in the right place. I am devoted to things, to service, to convictions, and God may say what He likes but I do not hear Him.
The degree of panic activity in my life is equal to the degree of my lack of personal spiritual experience.
We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties.
If in preaching the gospel you substitute your knowledge of the way of salvation for confidence in the power of the gospel, you hinder people from getting to reality.
A good book, in the language of the book-sellers, is a salable one; in that of the curious, a scarce one; in that of men of sense, a useful and instructive one.
The dearest friend on earth is a mere shadow compared to Jesus Christ.
We look upon the enemy of our souls as a conquered foe, so he is, but only to God, not to us.
Earnestness is not by any means everything; it is very often a subtle form of pious pride because it is obsessed with the method and not with the Master.
You will never cease to be the most amazed person on earth at what God has done for you on the inside.
We say, sorrow, disaster, calamity. God says, chastening and it sounds sweet to him though it is a discord to our ears. Don't faint when you are rebuked, and don't despise the chastening of the Lord. In your patience possess your souls.
When a man gets to despair he knows that all his thinking will never get him out. He will only get out by the sheer creative effort of God. Consequently he is in the right attitude to receive from God that which he cannot gain for himself.
Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
Books are standing counselors and preachers, always at hand, and always disinterested; having this advantage over oral instructors, that they are ready to repeat their lesson as often as we please.
The great enemy of the life of faith in God is not sin, but the good which is not good enough. The good is always the enemy of the best.
Holiness, not happiness, is the chief end of man.
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