"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."
Elizabeth Elliott
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 is opened."
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 to one."
Os Guinness
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."
Dietrich Bonhoffer
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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