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Obedience Quotes

  • philip yancey"We can’t expect the nation to operate by Christian principles… but we can expect this of the church."
    - Philip Yancey

  • quote 1438

    "I like going the extra mile, it's usually less crowded."


  • quote 1439

    “People do not drift toward holiness. Apart from grace-driven effort, people do not gravitate toward godliness, prayer, obedience to Scripture, faith, and delight in the Lord. We drift toward compromise and call it tolerance; we drift toward disobedience and call it freedom; we drift toward superstition and call it faith. We cherish the indiscipline of lost self-control and call it relaxation; we slouch toward prayerlessness and delude ourselves into thinking we have escaped legalism; we slide toward godlessness and convince ourselves we have been liberated.” 
    - D.A. Carson

  • quote 1445

    If we want to face ISIS, "our love needs to be more powerful than our sermons." - Johnnie Moore, March 1, 2016, Greater Toronto East Prayer Breakfast

  • quote 1480

    "Any religion that professes to be concerned about the souls of men and is not concerned about the slums that damn them, the economic conditions that strangle them and the social conditions that cripple them is a spiritually moribund religion awaiting burial."

    - Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • quote 1486

    "Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you’re alive, it isn’t."

    – Richard Bach

  • quote 1488

    "We will speak thankful words consistently, when we are thankful people."

  • quote 1492

    "Think it through to its logical conclusion, and if the outcome is something that God would condemn, put a stop to it immediately."

    - Oswald Chambers

  • quote 1518

     "I may not know where to go next, but I can count on the One who sends me."

    - Katy McCown

  • quote 1524

    "You can see God from anywhere if your mind is set to love & obey Him."  

    - AW Tozer

  • quote 1525

    "Worry is a misuse of imagination."

    - Dan Zadra

  • quote 1530

    "Most Christians don't hear God's voice because we've already decided we aren't going to do what He says."

    - A.W. Tozer

  • quote 1536

    "Do not think that you can show your love for Christ by hating those who seem to be His enemies on earth. Suppose they really do hate Him: nevertheless He loves them, and you cannot be united with Him unless you love them too."

    - Thomas Merton, New Seeds of Contemplation

  • quote 1537

    "Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone's face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions."

    - Henri Nouwen

  • quote 1554

    "I can think of no other time in history where the name of Jesus has been so frequently mentioned and the content of His life and teaching so thoroughly ignored."

    - Brennan Manning

  • quote 1561

    "Forgiveness doesn't excuse their behavior. Forgiveness prevents their behavior from destroying your heart."

    - Unknown

  • quote 1562

    Regarding prayer: "What Christ needed, we cannot afford to neglect."

    - Alexander MacLaren

  • quote 1563

    "Worry is a misuse of imagination."

    - Unknown

  • quote 1579

    Prosperity knits a man to the World. He feels that he is ‘finding his place in it’, while really it is finding its place in him.

    - C.S. Lewis

  • quote 1585

    "As followers of Christ we do not have the freedom to say anything we want, to blurt out whatever is on our mind."

    - Tim Cameron

  • quote 1593

    "Worry is believing God won't get it right."

    - Todd Wagner | Toby Mac #SpeakLife

  • quote 1606

    "To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you."

    - C.S. Lewis

  • quote 1611

    "Worry does not take away tomorrow's troubles. It takes away today's peace."

    - Unknown

  • quote 1612

    "Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy."

    - Thomas Merton

  • quote 1616

    "The cost of non-discipleship is the irrelevance of the church."

    - Ray Altman

  • quote 1622

    "Holding a grudge is letting someone live rent free in your head."

    - Unknown

  • Chuck Swindoll quotes

    "We are most content when we are grateful for what we own, satisfied with what we make, and generous to those in need."

    - C. Swindoll

  • G. K. Chesterton quotes

    "When it comes to life, the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude."

    - G. K. Chesterton

  • How to Keep Christ in Christmas

    "Want to keep Christ in Christmas? Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, forgive the guilty, welcome the stranger and the unwanted child, care for the ill, love your enemies."

    - Unknown

  • TobyMac quote #1696

    "A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there."

    - TobyMac #SpeakLife

  • quote based on Micah 6 8

    "Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world's grief. Do justly, now. Love mercy, now. Walk humbly, now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it."

    - unknown, although it has often been sourced to the Talmud, and refers to Micah 6:8