christian faith quotes

A person's faith can collapse almost overnight if she has failed over the years to listen patiently to her own doubts, which should only be discarded after long reflection. It is not the will of God to give us more troubles than will bring us to live by faith on him; he loves us too well to give us a moment of uneasiness but for our good. My Savior! It’s worth taking a risk when motivated by faith in God’s Word. Faith is two empty hands held open to receive all of the Lord. Faith laughs at the shaking of the spear; unbelief trembles at the shaking of a leaf, unbelief starves the soul; faith finds food in famine, and a table in the wilderness. If the times are indeed as bad as we say they are... if the darkness in our world is growing heavier by the moment... if we are facing spiritual battles right in our own homes and churches... then we are foolish not to turn to the One who supplies unlimited grace and power. Without hesitation he stepped forward with complete confidence in the God who had proven Himself to be faithful (1 Sam 17). A contemplative life has more the appearance of piety than any other; but the divine plan is to bring faith into activity and exercise. How many saints are there who serve purely because it is God's command? Nothing gives life but life. Just as the roots of trees take firmer hold when they are contending with the wind, so faith takes a firmer hold when it struggles with adverse appearances. Success is the world's criterion of merit; fidelity is God's. You just go to and do your best. Because of the favor of God, we can have peace in the midst of chaos. There are three kinds of faith in Christ: 1. First, no one could have taken My life if I had not willingly laid it down. It is enough that God has said it. Not even the Christian is immune to trials and tribulations. Abide in Me says Jesus. Ephesians 2:8-9 . No! If we would have God in the closet, God must have us out of the closet. helpful non helpful. Lead, kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom, Lead Thou me on! Faith upholds a Christian under all trials, by assuring him that every painful dispensation is under the direction of his Lord; that chastisements are a token of His love; that the season, measure, and continuance of his sufferings, are appointed by Infinite Wisdom, and designed to work for his everlasting good; and that grace and strength shall be afforded him, according to his need. Holiness depends on faith. There is no faithfulness like that which ought to be between a guide of souls and the person directed by him. Fools measure actions, after they are done, by the event; wise men beforehand, by the rules of reason and right. God invites God’s people directly to go on God’s behalf, so God can do mighty works through them. Greta Zwaan, Faith, A Gift God Blessing Quotes; When you have faith in God, you don't have to worry about the future. Religion is the fear of God, and its demonstration good works; and faith is the root of both: "For without faith we cannot please God;" nor can we fear what we do not believe. Faith, mighty faith the promise sees and rests on that alone: laughs at impossibilities, and says it shall be done. Let God enlarge you when you are going through distress. I have learned my faith by standing firm amid severe testings. Faith bears Fruit. Many Christians estimate difficulty in the light of their own resources, and thus they attempt very little and they always fail. Confused? Our faith is based on facts, not fiction. Every tomorrow has two handles. May Christ be our joy, our confidence, our all. May we daily be made more like to Him, and more devoted to His service. Faith must trample under foot all reason, sense, and understanding. Faith is not a leap in the dark. It was Lord who put into my mind that fact that it would be possible to sail from here to the Indies. Long-lasting victory can never be separated from a long-lasting stand on the foundation of the cross. A strong woman of God can lead others to strength as she continues to grow in her faith. Unbelief doth only discourage God from showing his power in taking our parts. Without faith we are not fit to desire mercy, without humility we are not fit to receive it, without affection we are not fit to value it, without sincerity we are not fit to improve it.

Throughout America’s history, many of our leaders have been men who had a firm faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Faith consists, not in ignorance, but in knowledge, and that, not only of God, but also of the divine will. Being intentional about our faith, daily, is of utmost importance. Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable, and receives the impossible. Live the life of close and intimate communion with Me. Hold firmly that our faith is identical with that of the ancients. That one word spoken in faith is better than a thousand prayers, as men call them, written and read, in a formal, cold, lukewarm way. By faithfulness we are collected and wound up into unity within ourselves, whereas we had been scattered abroad in multiplicity. But it's through faith in Jesus Christ and Christ alone. To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. 3. Rather, we should actually be glad for them. Real true faith is man's weakness leaning on God's strength. If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. No work truly done, no word earnestly spoken, no sacrifice freely made, was ever made in vain. Had it been published by a voice from heaven, that twelve poor men, taken out of boats and creeks, without any help of learning, should conquer the world to the cross, it might have been thought an illusion against all reason of men; yet we know it was undertaken and accomplished by them. I believe the greater the pressure, the greater your need for time alone with Him. They're soul and body, hand and heart, What God hath joined, let no man part. God will certainly preserve us, and make a way of escape for us out of the temptation, should we fall. That is what faith is: God perceived by the heart, not by the reason. Religious Quotations. I mean, what do you do with pet fish? It is faith that He praises.” ~ George Macdonald (Scottish author, poet and Christian minister) God delights to increase the faith of His children. The safest place in all the world is in the will of God, and the safest protection in all the world is the name of God. To one without faith, no explanation is possible. Man finds it hard to get what he wants, because he does not want the best; God finds it hard to give, because He would give the best, and man will not take it. Much faith will yield unto us here our heaven, but any faith, if true, will yield us heaven hereafter. Now it is the soulish person who gains assurance by grasping the things which can be seen and felt; but the person who follows the spirit lives by faith, not by sight. "For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else … It has an eye to see Christ, as well as a wing to fly to Christ. 60 Christian Quotes To Inspire Faith & Love 1. Below is a collection of christian articles all on quotes on various faith topics or by well known Christian leaders/ministers. Here are 27 of the best Christian quotes on faith to memorize along with your Bible! John the Baptist never performed any miracles. Then I grasped that the justice of God is that righteousness by which through grace and sheer mercy God justifies us through faith. Many people believe God, but they do not trust themselves into His keeping and care; consequently, they are filled with worry and fear. Many confuse understanding with believing. A s we walk through life we are sometimes faced with difficult times. Rules were few and changes were welcome. a steady and certain knowledge of the Divine benevolence towards us, which being founded on the truth of the gratuitous promise in Christ, is both revealed to our minds, and confirmed to our hearts, by the Holy Spirit. The next thing to do is to walk on it. Justification by faith in Christ's righteousness is the golden chain which binds the Christian world in one body. Faith in God's revelation has nothing to do with an ideology which glorifies the status quo. There can be no faith so feeble that Christ does not respond to it. That is what gives Christian prayer its boundless confidence and its joyous certainty. If our faith in God is not the veriest sham, it demands, and will produce, the abandonment sometimes, the subordination always, of eternal helps and material good. Faith is not an insurance policy. Faith is required of thee, and a sincere life, not loftiness of intellect, nor deepness in the mysteries of God. God does not change: He is the same God in either the cloudy day or the sunny day. Faith never knows where it is being led, but it loves and knows the One who is leading. Faith is doubting. When God gives a promise, He always tries our faith. Use God!”, “With God, there is always a point of return.”, “Our Souls Matter To God and the Matters Of Our Soul Need Healing and Deliverance”, “The Holy Spirit acts as an agent of TOTAL RECALL. But faith did not seem to come. A good conscience is inseparable from a great faith. Plus 10 Inspiring Christian Quotes from the Bible: "The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet... "Do you not know? Hence he who lives by faith is as unchanging as is God; he expresses the same kind of life through darkness or through light. He calls us to trust him so completely that we are unafraid to put ourselves in situations where we will be in trouble if He doesn't come through. For more inspirational christian quotes visit our quotes category section. But wherever the blood was on doorpost and lintel, whether they had worked much, or whether they had worked none, God passed them over. Fight the good fight of faith, and God will give you spiritual mercies. Into every house where the blood was not sprinkled, the destroying angel came. Faith, not in a process of culture by which we hope to train children into a state of salvation, but faith in the mighty God who can quicken a dead soul into life in a moment; faith in moral and spiritual revolution rather than evolution. There is no such thing as professional holy people. It is not the strength of your faith but the object of your faith that actually saves you. Tullian … Live that... 2. He is righteous; He has died; He lives! Troubled? But once we hear Jesus say, "He who has seen Me has seen the Father" (John 14:9) we immediately have something that is real, and our faith is limitless. Cast your whole weight on Me. Faith Quotes Quotes tagged as "faith" Showing 1-30 of 13,747 “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” Expect great things from God. A man can eat his dinner without understanding exactly how food nourishes him. Wait for the Lord. It is never on account of its formal nature as a psychic act that faith is conceived in Scripture to be saving. They ought continually to regard each other in God, and closely to examine themselves, whether all their thoughts are pure, and all their words directed with Christian discretion. Return to the battle again, no longer trusting in the false and insufficient human resources which so foolishly we had taken into the battle, but now trusting in the limitless resources of our risen Lord. Faith enables us to claim the promises of God - but it also enables us to obey the commands of God. They recognized that this fasting, which so many dislike, which requires faith in God, since it makes one feel weak and poorly, is really a Divinely appointed means of grace. A faith without some doubts is like a human body with no antibodies in it. Only he who believes is obedient and only he who is obedient believes. Leave the broken, irreversible past in God's hands, and step out into the invincible future with Him. Confession, decision, and many other religious acts can never be and are not to be construed as new birth. Faith, like light, should always be simple and unbending; while love, like warmth, should beam forth on every side, and bend to every necessity of our brethren. I believe though I do not comprehend, and I hold by faith what I cannot grasp with the mind. Faith is to the soul what life is to the body. If life has not made you by God's grace, through faith, holy--think you, will death without faith do it? Like the doctrine of the Holy Trinity and the miraculous birth of our Savior, the truth of election must be received with simple, unquestioning faith. He that taketh his own cares upon himself loads himself in vain with an uneasy burden. Faith refers to Christ. And since the soul can only rest is something infinite, there is something infinite for it to rest in. If God gave us the strength in the past, He will supply what we need for future challenges. Faith looks at the right end, and brings the blessings that are far off close to our eye, and multiplies God's mercies, which, in the distance, lost their greatness. Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand. Faith...involves trusting in the future promises of God and waiting for their fulfillment. “The just shall live by faith.” Who are the just?–They are only those who are of faith, because men are justified only by faith. Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. You can't rough house with them, take them for walks, teach them tricks (unless it's a pet dolphin which technically isn't even a fish), or scratch behind their ears.”, “And if you're really lucky, you might even get to overhear him sometime saying with a twinge of pride to one of his friends, "That's my dad." You do not have to seek God's will when you are doing God's will. Spiritual advancement is measured by faithful obedience. To His true nature. He cannot be manipulated by religious and moral performance--he can only be reached through repentance, through the giving up of power. How is your relationship with God? If we cannot believe God when circumstances seem be against us, we do not believe Him at all. Faith is believing. Saving faith is not just believing that Jesus lived and died. Hence when one truly turns to the Lord he "believes with his heart (not mind) and so is justified" (Rom. Monastic vows rest on the false assumption that there is a special calling, a vocation, to which superior Christians are invited to observe the counsels of perfection while ordinary Christians fulfil only the commands; but there simply is no special religious vocation since the call of God comes to each at the common tasks. The true confidence which is faith in Christ, and the true diffidence which is utter distrust of myself--are identical. Unless we are firmly anchored in the Rock of Ages, unless we trust in the living God, unless we are vigilant in prayer and fellowship with God, the enemy will be able to vanquish our children. Faith is the divine evidence whereby the spiritual man discerneth God, and the things of God. Faith comes through God's Word and through praise. So for us, the condition and preparation on and by which we are sheltered by that great hand, is the faith that asks, and the asking of faith. That man is the most immortal who has done the most and the best praying. My faith has no bed to sleep upon but omnipotence. And I've looked over, and I've seen the Promised Land! And when we stop bringing, He stops giving. All giants have been weak men who did great things for God because they reckoned on His power and presence to be with them. Whoever believes in the divine inspiration of the Holy Scriptures must hope that the religion of Jesus shall prevail throughout the earth. He does not change our painful circumstances. Better a little faith dearly won, better launched alone on the infinite bewilderment of Truth, than perish on the splendid plenty of the richest creeds. I'm not doubting. The sun meets not the springing bud that stretches towards him with half the certainty that God, the source of all good, communicates himself to the soul that longs to partake of him. He that obeys God trusts God; and he that trusts God obeys God. Our rest lies in looking to the Lord, not to ourselves. Now, God gives faith, therefore He could not have elected them on account of faith which He foresaw. Furnish thyself with arguments from the promises to enforce thy prayers, and make them prevalent with God. It believes as if it did not work, and it works as if it did not believe. Faith has to do with things that are not seen and hope with things that are not at hand. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Faith and works should travel side by side, step answering to step, like the legs of men walking. 16:6). Faith is different from proof; the latter is human, the former is a Gift from God. See in the meantime that your faith brings forth obedience, and God in due time will cause it to bring forth peace. They are disciples of Jesus who have not only been accepted by God but who have been tested by Him through many circumstances and who have been approved by Him. Instead, the examples I find are of adventurous, risk-taking, enthusiastic, and authentic believers whose joy was contagious even in times of full trial. There is no more blessed way of living, than the life of faith based upon a covenant-keeping God - to know that we have no care, for He cares for us; that we need have no fear, except to fear Him; that we need have no troubles, because we have cast our burdens upon the Lord, and are conscience that He will sustain us. God often reinforces our faith after we trust him, not before. Faith is the champion of grace, and love the nurse; but humility is the beauty of grace. Only in a world where faith is difficult can faith exist. Faith never knows where it is being led, but it loves and knows the One who is leading. "But," say others, "God has elected them on the foresight of their faith." I have firm faith absolutely in God. Faith, without trouble or fighting, is a suspicious faith; for true faith is a fighting, wrestling faith. Our dependence upon God ought to be so entire and absolute that we should never think it necessary, in any kind of distress, to have recourse to human consolations. Faith is a sounder guide than reason. We have come to a turning point in the road. When a truth is unfolded by God it most naturally becomes a power in man, who then finds himself able to believe. Are you living for the Lord or for yourself? – Charles Wesley. ", The act of faith, which separates us from all men, unites us for the first time in real brotherhood; and they who, one by one, come to Jesus and meet Him alone, next find that they are come to the city of God "and to an innumerable company.".

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