Waiting for God is not laziness. Waiting for God is not the abandonment of effort. Waiting for God means, first, activity under command; second, readiness for any new command that may come; third, the ability to do nothing until the command is given.— G. Campbell Morgan
The most bumbling G. Campbell Morgan quotes that are glad to read
The reason why men do not look to the Church today is that she has destroyed her own influence by compromise.
If you have no opposition in the place you serve, you're serving in the wrong place.
We cannot organize revival, but we can set our sails to catch the wind from Heaven when God chooses to blow upon His people once again
The supreme thing is worship. The attitude of worship is the attitude of a subject bent before the King... The fundamental thought is that of prostration, of bowing down.
Ah, I have kept Him waiting when I ought not, but He has waited even then.
Always waiting - so patient with my foolishness, my weakness, my fear. Our fellowship is with God, and fellowship is friendship, and friendship means that partnership which, on His part, is the accommodating of His strength to my weakness.
The year is made up of minutes. Let these be watched as having been dedicated to God. It is in the sanctification of the small that hallowing of the large is secure.
A man's concept of God creates his attitude towards the hour in which he lives.
The prayer life does not consist of perpetual repetition of petitions.
The prayer life consists of life that is always upward and onward and Godward
The whole life story of Jesus, on the human side, is the life story of One who lived by faith.
The purpose of God and the power of God is available for every man.
To the individual believer indwelt by the Holy Spirit there is granted the direct impression of the Spirit of God on the spirit of man, imparting the knowledge of His will in matters of the smallest and greatest importance. This has to be sought and waited for.
Man is created for the glory of God.
The severity of the law of God is the necessary sequence of his infinite love.
In the case of man, righteousness is adjustment to God, and an articulation with man based upon that adjustment. Are you a righteous man? Am I a righteous man? Are you righteous? Then, if so, wherein does your righteousness consist? That your whole life is adjusted to God, and is moulded by that adjustment. This is righteousness.
Do not let us imagine that we can take into our fellowship and enlist under one banner men who simply affirm truth about Jesus, unless in their own lives there is an absolute loyalty to the Lord Christ.
Concerning the loved ones who have passed on .
.. do not try to make me believe that they are doing nothing, merely resting, careless ever. That would imply the condition of Hell, not of Heaven.
The capacity for tears is the last demonstration of greatness.
Prayer is life passionately wanting, wishing, desiring God's triumph.
Prayer is life striving, toiling everywhere and everywhen for that ultimate victory.
There are hours when the Church must say NO to those who should ask communion with her, in the doing of her work, upon the basis of compromise.
Prayer is life passionately wanting, wishing, desiring God's triumph.
The Scripture can only be read intelligently by inspired men and women.
The value we get from our reading is in direct proportion to the measure in which we are filled with God's Spirit.
Those who wait for God are pilgrim souls that have no tie that will hold them when the definite command is issued; no prejudices that will paralyze their effort when in some strange coming of the light they are commanded to take a pathway entirely different to that which was theirs before; having no interests either temporal or eternal, either material or mental or spiritual, that will conflict with the will of God when that will is made known.
You cannot be a man of faith and live in a day. You do not live in a day if you are a man of faith.
The Jesus that men want to see is not the Jesus they really need to see.
To serve the Word is to fulfill the highest function of which man is capable.
The world hates Christian people if they can see God in them.
There is something infinitely better than doing a great thing for God, and the infinitely better thing is to be where God wants us to be, to do what God wants us to do, and to have no will apart from His.
What we do in the crisis always depends on whether we see the difficulties in the light of God, or God in the shadow of the difficulties.
"Out, damned spot!" That is the true cry of human nature.
That stain cannot be removed without blood and that which is infinitely more, and deeper, and profounder, and more terrible than blood, of which blood is but the symbol - the suffering of Deity.
If the church is to be missionary, she must be spiritual;
and if the church is to be spiritual, she must be missionary.
Organized Christianity that fails to make a disturbance is dead.
Men ought not to faint because men ought to pray.
How would you like to live with somebody who was everlastingly grieving your heart by his conduct?
To call a man evangelical who is not evangelistic is an utter contradiction.
The supreme need in every hour of difficulty and distress is for a fresh vision of God. Seeing Him, all else takes on proper perspective and proportion.
God has foreordained the works to which He has called you.
He has been ahead of you preparing the place to which you are coming and manipulating all the resources of the universe in order that the work you do may be a part of His whole great and gracious work.
Waiting for God means power to do nothing save under command.
This is not lack of power to do anything. Waiting for God needs strength rather than weakness. It is power to do nothing. It is the strength that holds strength in check. It is the strength that prevents the blundering activity which is entirely false and will make true activity impossible when the definite command comes.
Holiness is not freedom from temptation, but power to overcome temptation.
Oh, how strenuous is life! I know a little of it.
Men "ought always to pray, and not to faint." How fierce the battle! I know something of the conflict, but I ought not to faint, because I can pray.
Nothing is more needed among preachers today than that we should have the courage to shake ourselves free from the thousand and one trivialities in which we are asked to waste our time and strength, and resolutely return to the apostolic ideal which made necessary the office of the diaconate. We must resolve that we will continue stedfastly in prayer, and in the ministry of the Word.
The man who does as he likes is the greatest slave.
The man who never does as he likes is God's free man.
No one statement wrested from its context is a sufficient warrant for actions that plainly controvert other commands. How excellent a thing it would be if the whole Church of Christ had learned that no law of life may be based upon an isolated text. Every false teacher who has divided the Church, has had, "it is written" on which to hang his doctrine.
The man who preaches the cross must be a crucified man.
The three essentials for great preaching are: truth, clarity, and passion.
The Church did the most when the Church was the least like the world.
God is always at war with sin
When amusement is necessary to get people to listen to the gospel there will be failure. This is not the method of Christ. To form an organization and provide all kinds of entertainment for young people, in order that they may come to the Bible classes, is to be foredoomed to failure.