Jesus taught that your highest priority must be your relationship with Him. If anything detracts you from that relationship, that activity is not from God. God will not ask you to do something that hinders your relationship with Christ.

— Henry Blackaby

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You cannot stay where you are and go with God.

You cannot continue doing things your way and accomplish God's purpose in His ways. Your thinking cannot come close to God's thoughts. For you to do the will of God, you must adjust your life to Him, His purposes, and His ways


If Christians around the world were to suddenly renounce their personal agendas, their life goals and their aspirations, and begin responding in radical obedience to everything God showed them. the world would be turned upside down. How do we know? Because that's what first century Christians did, and the world is still talking about it.


The reality is that the Lord never calls the qualified; He qualifies the called.


Our difficulty is not that we don't know God's will.

Our discomfort comes from the fact that we do know His will, but we do not want to do it.


How you live your life is a testimony of what you believe about God.


Spiritual leadership is moving people on to God's agenda.


Prayerless leaders are like ship captains without compasses;

they can make their best guess at which direction to go, but they have no assurance they are heading the right way. Prayer keeps leaders focused on the one absolutely consistent factor in life - God.


If you have trouble hearing God speak, you are in trouble at the very heart of your Christian experience.


God is interested in developing your character.

At times He lets you proceed, but He will never let you go too far without discipline to bring you back. In your relationship with God, He may let you make a wrong decision. Then the Spirit of God causes you to recognize that it is not God's will. He guides you back to the right path.


The truth is that God can do anything He pleases through an ordinary person who is fully dedicated to Him.


When Holy God draws near in true revival, people come under terrible conviction of sin. The outstanding feature of spiritual awakening has been the profound consciousness of the Presence and holiness of God.


People who make decisions based merely on what seems most advisable to them will inevitably choose something inferior to God's best. Jesus, the ultimate model for the Christian life, did not rely on His own best thinking, but depended completely on His heavenly Father for wisdom in everything.


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If you have been given a word from God, you must continue in that direction until it comes to pass (even twenty five years like Abraham).


Revival is when God's people return to God and God returns to them, and everyone sees the difference.


Nothing is more pathetic than having a small character in a big assignment.

Many of us don't want to give attention to our character, we just want the big assignment from God.


It is impossible to worship God and remain unchanged


All revival begins, and continues, in the prayer meeting.

Some have also called prayer the "great fruit of revival." In times of revival, thousands may be found on their knees for hours, lifting up their heartfelt cries, with thanksgiving, to heaven.


Why is it that when we talk to God, it's called 'prayer,' but when God speaks to us, it's called schizophrenia?


If you know that God loves you, you should never question a directive from Him.

It will always be right and best. When He gives you a directive, you are not just to observe it, discuss it, or debate it. You are to obey it.


Teach yourself to thankfully receive all that God gives you as evidence of His love and faithfulness, and then you'll find it easier to trust Him next time.


When leaders claim that God bypasses their followers and speaks directly to them, they greatly diminish all God does through the lives of believers.Leaders who begrudge people the opportunity to seek God themselves and who do not actively teach their people how to hear God's voice have disqualified themselves as spiritual leaders.


The essence of sin is a shift from God centeredness to a self-centeredness.

The essence of salvation is a denial of self, not an affirming of self.


If you know that God loves you, you should never question a directive from Him.


Revival is a divinely initiated work in which God’s people pray, repent of their sin, and return to a holy, Spirit-filled, obedient, love-relationship with God.


During true revival, thousands of lost people are suddenly swept into the Kingdom of God. Scenes of the lost coming to the Savior in great, and unprecedented numbers, are common.


Wouldn't it be a tragedy to get to the top of the ladder and find you placed it against the wrong wall?


Regardless of what we say, it's what we do that reveals what we as a church or individual actually believe about God and His will for us.


If you feel weak, limited, ordinary, you are the best material through which can work.


We don't choose what we will do for God; He invites us to join Him where He wants to involve us.


We don't realise how much the world has affected us. We put God in the background.


If we walk with Him closely today, we'll be in the center of His will tomorrow


God's commands are designed to guide you to life's very best.

You will not obey Him, if you do not believe Him and trust Him. You cannot believe Him if you do not love Him. You cannot love Him unless you know Him.


The Christian never works toward victory, he always works FROM victory.


When God spoke to Moses and others in the Old Testament, those events were encounters with God. An encounter with Jesus was an encounter with God for the disciples. In the same way an encounter with the Holy Spirit is an encounter with God for you.


The Christian needs to walk in peace, so no matter what happens they will be able to bear witness to a watching world.


It takes intentional effort to tune out every voice except God's.


To be loved by God is the highest relationship, the highest achievement, and the highest position in life.


Missions is God finding those whose hearts are right with Him and placing them where they can make a difference for His kingdom


God is always at work around you.


Don't put labels on people. See them as people who Christ died for.


Ultimately, leadership is more about 'being' than 'doing.'


Scripture is not a concept; scripture is a person (John 1:1,14). When you stand before the Word of God, you are not merely encountering a concept; you are standing face-to-face with God.


Will God ever ask you to do something you are not able to do? The answer is yes--all the time! It must be that way, for God's glory and kingdom. If we function according to our ability alone, we get the glory; if we function according to the power of the Spirit within us, God gets the glory. He wants to reveal Himself to a watching world.


Watch to see where God is working and join Him in His work.


If we function according to our ability alone, we get the glory;

if we function according to the power of the Spirit within us, God gets the glory.


If things are getting darker, the problem is with us.


You cannot stay the way you are and go with God.


God has a right to interrupt your life.

He is Lord. When you accepted Him as Lord, you gave Him the right to help Himself to your life anytime He wants.


God speaks through a variety of means.

In the present God primarily speaks by the Holy Spirit, through the Bible, prayer, circumstances, and the church.