"I planted the seed... but God made it grow." I Cor. 3:6
"The song ("What He's done for others, He'll do for you")
is misleading if it is taken to mean that whatever God has done for others
He will do for you. He did not make all deaf men hear, or all blind men
see. He got Paul and Silas out of prison, but He left John the Baptist in
prison -- left him there, in fact, until his head was chopped off. He prevents
some accidents and allows others. He keeps us from diseases at times and
at other times lets us get them. When he lets us get them, He sometimes
heals us and sometimes lets us die. But in whatever He does in the course
of our lives, He gives us, through the experience, some power to help others."
A Slow and Certain Light
"There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say
to God, "Thy will be done," and those to whom God says in the
end, "Thy will be done." All that are in Hell choose it. Without
that self-choice there could be no Hell. No soul that seriously and constantly
desires joy will ever miss it. Those who seek find. To those who knock it
The Great Divorce
"Nothing speaks louder to a hungry man than a meal, and nothing
speaks more clearly to a doubter than the not speaking of genuine listening.
To listen conveys more than any words. ...Most of us find it easier to speak
of the importance of an individual than to show it in practice by listening
In Two Minds
"The following of Christ is not the achievement or merit of
a select few, but the divine command to all Christians without distinction."
The Cost of Discipleship
"It is impossible to keep our moral practices sound and our
inward attitudes right while our idea of God is erroneous and inadequate.
If we would bring back spiritual power to our lives, we must begin to think
of God more nearly as He is. ...What comes to mind when we think of God
is the most important thing about us."
The Knowledge of the Holy
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