Hi 🙂 It’s been a rough weekend to say the least. I hope these bits and pieces give you the encouragement, peace, and understanding they have given me. Happy Monday, friends!
“It is impossible to do everything people want you to do. You have just enough time to do God’s will. If you can’t get it all done, it means you’re trying to do more than God intended for you to do.”
“Purpose-driven living leads to a simpler lifestyle…”
“A pretentious, showy life is an empty life; a plain and simple life is a full life.”
“Henry David Thoreau observed that people live lives of ‘quiet desperation,’ but today a better description is ‘aimless distraction’.”
“Prune away even good activities and do only that which matters most.”
“Purpose always produces passion.”
“…death always seems unnatural and unfair. The reason we feel we should live forever is that God wired our brains with that desire!”
“If you learn to love and trust God’s Son, Jesus, you will be invited to spend the rest of eternity with him.”
“The closer you live to God, the smaller everything else appears.”
“When you live in light of eternity, your values change.”
“Life is a test, life is a trust, and life is a temporary assignment.”
“Character is both developed and revealed by tests, and all of life is a test. You are always being tested. God constantly watches your response to people, problems, success, conflict, illness, disappointment, and even the weather!”
“A very important test is how you act when you can’t feel God’s presence in your life.”
“…every second is a growth opportunity.”
“And all that you have is from God, why boast as though you have accomplished something on your own??”-Bible
“Lord, help me to realize how brief my time on earth will be. Help me to know that I am here for but a moment more.”-Prayer from David, Bible
“When we flirt with the temptations of this world, God calls it spiritual adultery.”
“In order to keep us from becoming too attached to earth, God allows us to feel a significant amount of discontent and dissatisfaction in life- longings that will never be fulfilled on this side of eternity.”
“God wants our worship to be motivated by love, thanksgiving, and delight, not duty.”
“Living life for God…will sometimes mean choosing a difficult path instead of an easy one.”
“The ultimate goal of the universe is to show the glory of God. It is the reason for everything that exists, including you.”
“I have carried you since you were born; I have taken care of you from your birth. Even when you are old, I will be the same. Even when your hair has turned gray, I will take care of you. I made you and I will take care of you.”– God to us, the Bible.
All quotes from The Purpose-Driven Life and the Bible.