A Rattlesnake, if Cornered will become so angry it will bite itself. That is exactly what the harboring of hate and resentment against others is -- a biting of oneself. We think we are harming others in holding these spites and hates, but the deeper harm is to ourselves.— E. Stanley Jones
The most captivate E. Stanley Jones quotes that are proven to give you inner joy
Continuing a Lenten series on prayer: Prayer is co-operation with God.
It is the purest exercise of the faculties God has given us - an exercise that links these faculties with the Maker to work out the intentions He had in mind in their creation.
The early Christians did not say, in dismay, 'Look what the world has come to,' but, in delight, 'Look what has come to the world!”
When man listens, God speaks; when man obeys, God acts; when man prays, God empowers.
Your capacity to say "No" determines your capacity to say "Yes" to greater things.
We are personalities in the making, limited, and grappling with things too high for us. Obviously we, at very best, will make many mistakes, but these mistakes need not be sins.
The one supreme business of life is to find God's plan for your life and live it
The Indian is making an amazing discovery, namely that Christianity and Jesus are not the same - that they may have Jesus without the system that has been built up around Him in the West.
If you don't make up your mind, your unmade mind will unmake you.
To talk with God, no breath is lost. Talk on! To walk with God, no strength is lost. Walk on! To wait on God, no time is lost. Wait on!
Prayer is commission. Out of the quietness with God, power is generated that turns the spiritual machinery of the world. When you pray, you begin to feel the sense of being sent, that the divine compulsion is upon you.
Don't wait for some miracle to be performed on you from without, lifting you above your fears and doubts and self-centeredness. You help God from within by turning in outgoing love to others, and miraculously your fears and doubts and self-centeredness will vanish. The miracle starts within, not from without.
The conscious mind determines the actions, the unconscious mind determines the reactions; and the reactions are just as important as the actions.
Worry and anxiety are sand in the machinery of life; faith is the oil.
Grace is free, but when once you take it, you are bound forever to the Giver and bound to catch the spirit of the Giver.
To pass from estrangement from God to be a son of God is the basic fact of conversion. That altered relationship with God gives you an altered relationship with yourself, with your brother man, with nature, with the universe.
When Satan attacks you, command him in the Name of Jesus to bend his neck.
On the back of it you'll find there's a nail scarred foot print!
Be so preoccupied with good will that you haven't room for ill will.
At the cross God wrapped his heart in flesh and blood and let it be nailed to the cross for our redemption.
You don't grow old. You get old by not growing.
Prayer is aligning ourselves with the purposes of God.
You cease to move into yourself, away from others.
You give up your antagonism. You begin to move toward others in love. God moved toward you in gracious, outgoing love, and you move toward others in that same outgoing love.
Recognize negativism and inferiority attitudes as enemies - do not try to dress them as your friends. you will be tempted to look upon negativism as prudence and inferiorities as humility. Strip off those false cloaks and see these attitudes in their nakedness - as enemies of you and of your possibilities.
Suppose you should fail. Is that so terrible? Not to have tried is a worse failure.
Grace makes you gracious. The Giver makes you give.
The moral laws of the Universe are deeply embedded in the constitution of things. We do not break them - we break ourselves upon them.
Many live in dread of what is coming.
Why should we? The unknown puts adventure into life. ... The unexpected around the corner gives a sense of anticipation and surprise. Thank God for the unknown future.
Spiritual power comes out of inward fellowship with God and abandonment to his purposes.
In the ordinary church, it is suppressed by respectability, by a desire to appear better than we really are.
The action carries a sense of incompleteness and frustration, but not of guilt.
Victorious living does not mean perfect living in the sense of living without flaw, but it does mean adequate living, and that can be consistent with many mistakes.
Our actions are the results of our intentions and our intelligence.
The opponent strikes you on your cheek, and you strike him on the heart by your amazing spiritual audacity in turning the other cheek. You wrest the offensive from him by refusing to take his weapons, by keeping your own, and by striking him in his conscience from a higher level. He hits you physically, and you hit him spiritually.
Whatever our creed, we stand with admiration before the sublime character of Jesus.
If you don't surrender to God, don't think you don't surrender.
Everybody surrenders -- to something.
Some have said that the power of a Redeemer would depend upon two things: first, upon the richness of the self that was given; and second, upon the depths of the giving. Friend and foe alike are agreed on the question of the character of Jesus Christ.
If the Holy Spirit can take over the subconscious with our consent and cooperation, then we have almighty Power working at the basis of our lives, then we can do anything we ought to do, go anywhere we ought to go, and be anything we ought to be.
Being born in a Christian home does not make you a Christian.
Life is supplied with a basic adequacy.
When the depths are upheld by the Holy Spirit, then the reaction is Christian.
When you pray, you begin to feel the sense of being sent.
God, to redeem us at the deepest portion of our nature - the urge to love and be loved - must reveal His nature in an incredible and impossible way. He must reveal it at a cross.
An hour spent in the presence of God brings the purest joy known to man.
Prayer is commitment. We don't merely co-operate with God with certain things held back within. We, the total person, co-operate. This means that co-operation equals committment.
Prayer means that the total you is praying.
Your whole being reaches out to God, and God reaches down to you.
Surrender the thing you fear into the hands of God.
Turn it right over to God and ask Him to solve it with you. Fear is keeping things in your own hands; faith is turning them over into the hands of God.
Victorious living does not mean freedom from temptation, nor does it mean freedom from mistakes.
If we know how to pray, we know how to live.
A road that perhaps more than any other leads to self atrophy is undedicated money.
Christianity not only saves you from sin, but from cynicism.
All coming to Jesus has the feeling of homecoming upon it.
All going away from Him has the sense of estrangement upon it. The rich young ruler went away from Jesus "sorrowful." Everybody does. Not only estrangement from God, but also estrangement from oneself. And the universe! And from life! You are not at home with life, unless you are at home with Life. And Jesus is Life!