Christians should live in the world, but not be filled with it. A ship lives in the water; but if the water gets into the ship, she goes to the bottom. So Christians may live in the world; but if the world gets into them, they sink.— Dwight L. Moody
The most provocative Dwight L. Moody quotes that will be huge advantage for your personal development
We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining- they just shine.
God doesn't expect the impossible from us. He wants us to expect the impossible from Him!
Moses spent forty years thinking he was somebody;
forty years learning he was nobody; and forty years discovering what God can do with a nobody.
The Bible was not given for our information but for our transformation.
Moses spent forty years in the king's palace thinking that he was somebody;
then he lived forty years in the wilderness finding out that without GOD he was a nobody; finally he spent forty more years discovering how a nobody with GOD can be a somebody.
Joy is love exalted; peace is love in response; long-suffering is love enduring; gentleness is love in society; goodness is love in action; faith is love on the battlefield; meekness is love in tough situations; and temperance is love in training.
Real true faith is man's weakness leaning on God's strength.
When a man is filled with the Word of God you cannot keep him still, If a man has got the Word, he must speak or die.
What makes the Dead Sea dead? Because it is all the time receiving, never giving out anything. Why is it that many Christians are cold? Because they are all the time receiving, never giving out anything.
The work of the Spirit is to impart life, to implant hope, to give liberty, to testify of Christ, to guide us into all truth, to teach us all things, to comfort the believer, and to convict the world of sin.
Faith makes all things possible... love makes all things easy.
I thought when I became a Christian I had nothing to do but just to lay my oars in the bottom of the boat and float along. But I soon found that I would have to go against the current.
Grace isn't a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal.
It's a way to live. The law tells me how crooked I am. Grace comes along and straightens me out.
Every one of our children will be brought into the ark, if we pray and work earnestly for them.
Every great movement of God can be traced to a kneeling figure.
Church attendance is as vital to a disciple as a transfusion of rich, healthy blood to a sick man.
There is no use in running before you are sent;
there is no use in attempting to do God's work without God's power. A man working without this unction, a man working without this anointing, a man working without the Holy Ghost upon him, is losing time after all.
If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of me.
The best way to show that a stick is crooked is not to argue about it or to spend time denouncing it, but to lay a straight stick alongside it
There are many of us that are willing to do great things for the Lord, but few of us are willing to do little things.
The difference between listening to a radio sermon and going to church...is almost like the difference between calling your girl on the phone and spending an evening with her.
David was the last one we would have chosen to fight the giant, but he was chosen of God.
God never made a promise that was too good to be true.
Excuses are the cradle ... that Satan rocks men off to sleep in.
Someone has said that there are four things necessary in studying the Bible: Admit, submit, commit and transmit.
The Bible will keep you from sin, or sin will keep you from the Bible.
Happiness is caused by things that happen around me, and circumstances will mar it; but joy flows right on through trouble; joy flows in the night as well as in the day; joy flows through persecution and opposition. It is an unceasing fountain bubbling up in the heart; a secret spring the world can't see and doesn't know anything about.
Jesus came from heaven down to earth.
He left all grandeur behind Him, He passed by palaces and thrones-to be born in a manger! He was born lowly, that He might raise men up to God. The poor have a friend in Jesus. If no one else loves them, He loves them. He came to give them liberty, to proclaim to them the gospel of God's grace.
The best way to revive a church is to build a fire in the pulpit.
If God tells us to do a thing we are to do it;
if He tells us to believe a thing, we are to believe it; we are to have faith in God. Have faith in God, and if God tells you to believe a thing believe it, and then you will have peace and confidence and joy.
It is a masterpiece of the devil to make us believe that children cannot understand religion. Would Christ have made a child the standard of faith if He had known that it was not capable of understanding His words?
It does not take long to tell where a man's treasure is.
In fifteen minutes' conversation with most men, you can tell whether their treasures are on the earth or in Heaven.
The measure of a man is not how many servants he has but how many men he serves .
A man can counterfeit love, he can counterfeit faith, he can counterfeit hope and all the other graces, but it is very difficult to counterfeit humility.
If a man just stops to think what he has to praise God for, he will find there is enough to keep him singing praises for a week.
Those who say they will forgive but can't forget, simply bury the hatchet but leave the handle out for immediate use.
In our prayers, we talk to God, in our Bible study, God talks to us, and we had better let God do most of the talking.
The man that is popular with the world is not a friend of Jesus.
You cannot serve two masters. The world hates Christ, and if you are a friend of the world you cannot be a friend of His. You may be sure that something is wrong with you when everybody is your friend.
It is clear you don't like my way of doing evangelism.
You raise some good points. Frankly, I sometimes do not like my way of doing evangelism. But I like my way of doing it better than your way of not doing it.
Give your life to God; he can do more with it than you can!
Take courage. We walk in the wilderness today and in the Promised Land tomorrow
Someday you will read in the papers that Moody is dead.
Don't you believe a word of it. At that moment I shall be more alive than I am now. I was born of the flesh in 1837, I was born of the spirit in 1855. That which is born of the flesh may die. That which is born of the Spirit shall live forever.
If I walk with the world, I can't walk with God.
There will be no peace in any soul until it is willing to obey the voice of God.
A holy life will produce the deepest impression. Lighthouses blow no horns; they only shine.
In Proverbs we read: 'He that winneth souls is wise.
' If any man, women, or child by a godly life and example can win one soul to God, his life will not have been a failure. He will have outshone all the mighty men of his day, because he will have set a stream in motion that will flow on and on forever and ever.
I hunted all through the four Gospels trying to find one of Christ's funeral sermons, but I couldn't find any. I found He broke up every funeral He ever attended! Death couldn't exist where He was.
We talk about heaven being so far away.
It is within speaking distance to those who belong there. Heaven is a prepared place for a prepared people.
A rule I have had for years is: to treat the Lord Jesus Christ as a personal friend. His is not a creed, a mere doctrine, but it is He Himself we have.