Being a Christian is less about cautiously avoiding sin than about courageously and actively doing God’s will.  Dietrich Bonhoeffer

God has been unbelievably good to you, be an expert in that.  Matt Chandler

God let me make a difference for you that is utterly disproportionate to who I am.  David Brainerd

Christians were never meant to be normal.  We’ve always been holy troublemakers, we’ve always been creators of uncertainty, agents of the dimension that’s incompatible with the status quo, we do not accept the world as it is, but we insist on the world becoming the way that God wants it to be.  And the Kingdom of God is different from the patterns of this world.  Jacques Ellul

God is always doing 10,000 things in your life, and you may be aware of three of them.  John Piper

God is a far better Savior than I am a sinner.  Aaron Brockett

The true gospel comforts the disturbed and disturbs the comfortable.  Tim Keller

Stop asking; how close can I get to sin without actually sinning?  Start asking; how can I glorify God in everything I do?  Andy Stanley

Good things that cannot be calculated or quantified are set in motion in your life and in your finances when you give.  Dave Ramsey

Three essential prayers: Help!  Thanks!  Wow!  Anne Lamott

Jesus didn’t go to the cross just to get you into heaven.  Jesus went to a cross to get more of his character into you.  Aaron Brockett

When I understand that everything happening to me is to make me more like Christ it resolves a great deal of anxiety.  AW Tozer

James 1:22: don’t just hear this stuff, do what it says.

God never wastes a pain.

Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair.  GK Chesterton

Let God have your life, He can do more with it than you can.  DL Moody

The most important thing in life is not what you do; it’s who you become.  That’s what you will take into eternity.  Dallas Willard

God, today, would you do something to show off, to remind me that you are in control.  And would you help give me the eyes and ears to see it?  Ray Hilbert

Find the things that stir your affections for Jesus and saturate your life with them.  Find the things that rob you of that affection and walk away from them.  That’s the Christian life as easy as I can explain it to you.  Matt Chandler

Christians should see their own sin as a plank and other’s sin as a speck.

Greed is not a financial issue.  It’s a heart issue.  Andy Stanley

In our evangelistic efforts to make the good news accessible and simple to understand, we seem to have boiled it down to a kind of “fire insurance” that one can buy.  Then, once the policy is in effect, the sinner can go back to whatever life he was living—of wealth and success, or of poverty and suffering.  As long as the policy is in the drawer, the other things don’t matter as much.  We’ve got our “ticket” to the next life.  There is a real problem with this limited view of the kingdom of God: it is not the whole gospel.  Focusing almost exclusively on the afterlife reduces the importance of what God expects in this life.  Richard Stearns

Oh, how many lives are wasted by people who believe that the Christian life means avoiding badness and providing for the family.  John Piper

If each spouse says to the other, “I will treat my selfishness as the main problem in the marriage”, you have the prospect for great things.  Tim Keller

Holiness is not just what we get rid of in our lives, it’s what we chase after.  Kyle idleman

He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.  Jim Elliot

The way we love each other is the best evidence that Jesus is still alive.  Bob Goff

The world has yet to see what God can do with one man who is fully consecrated to Him.  I aim to be that man.  DL Moody

What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.  AW Tozer

Wherever you are, be all there.  Live to the hilt every situation you believe to be the will of God.  Jim Elliot

A Pharisee is hard on others and easy on himself, but a spiritual man is easy on others and hard on himself.  AW Tozer

I’ve concluded that the metric by which God will access my life isn’t dollars but the individual people whose lives I’ve touched.  Clayton Christiansen

God is passionate about transforming our character, not preserving our comfort.  Eric Geiger

Some wish to live within the sound of a chapel bell, I wish to run a rescue mission within a yard of hell.  CT Studd

It occurs to me it is not so much the aim of the enemy to lure me with evil as it is to preoccupy me with the meaningless.  Donald Miller

God is calling a church of comfortable people into lives of risk and adventure.  Francis Chan

Make that which is temporary become servant to that which is eternal.  John Ortberg

God’s definition of what matters is pretty straightforward.  He measures our lives by how we love.  Francis Chan

Pride is the carbon monoxide of sin.  It silently and slowly kills you without you even knowing it.  Tim Keller

The point of your life is to point to Him.  Whatever you are doing God wants to be glorified.  The whole thing is His.  His movie, His world, His gift.  Francis Chan

Without action and fruit, all the theology in the world has little meaning.  Francis Chan

God’s main business is the character forming business, not the circumstance shaping business.  John Ortberg

The real joy of our walk with Christ comes when we begin to press against the edge of our comfort zone.  Bill Nix

The more you make your life about you, the more miserable of a human being you’re going to be.  Matt Chandler

The evidence of our love for God is not our “rightness” in beliefs or theology.  The evidence is in our love for others.

When Christ calls a man, he bids him to come and die.  Bonhoeffer

Lord, I grant you full permission to rearrange my life for your purposes.

Your talent is God’s gift to you.  What you do with it is your gift back to God.

Most of us Christians are educated far beyond our obedience.  Pete Wilson

Your greatest ministry will likely come from your deepest pain.  Rick Warren

Hard words make soft hearts.  PD

God, help my desires to become increasingly aligned with your desires.

Give life!  In every encounter we either give life or we drain it; there is no neutral exchange.  Brennan Manning

The human heart is a perpetual factory of idols.  John Calvin

If you read history, you will find out that the Christians who did the most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next world.  CS Lewis

The decision to grow always involves a choice between risk and comfort.  This means to be a follower of Jesus you must renounce comfort as the ultimate value of your life.  John Ortberg

Life is not a problem to be solved it’s an adventure to be lived.  John Elderidge

No amount of success at work can make up for failure at home.

Bitterness is like drinking rat poison and waiting for the rat to die.  John Ortberg

Many Christians get irate when other Christians sin differently than they do.  Philip Yancey

A single act of courage is often the tipping point for extraordinary change.  Andy Stanley

Jesus promised his disciples three things; that they would be completely fearless, absurdly happy and in constant trouble.  GK Chesterton

Would I rather live a life of ease and comfort and remain immature in Christ, or am I willing to be seasoned with suffering if by doing so I am conformed to the image of Christ?  Gary Thomas

Children will invariably talk, eat, walk, think, respond and act like their parents.  Give them a target to shoot at.  Give them a goal to work toward.  Give them a pattern that they can see clearly, and you give them something that gold and silver cannot buy.  Billy Graham

When God wants to change the world, He doesn’t send in the tanks.  He sends in the meek.  NT Wright

Wise people build their lives around what is eternal and squeeze in what is temporary.  Not the other way around.  John Ortberg

We are regularly in danger of having too light a view of our sin and also too light a grasp of what Jesus has done to free us from our sin.  Tim Keller