You are either in the Word and the Word is conforming you to the image of Jesus Christ, or you are in the world and the world is squeezing you into its mold.— Howard G. Hendricks
The most devotion Howard G. Hendricks quotes that will inspire your inner self
Teaching that impacts is not head to head, but heart to heart.
A belief is something you will argue about. A conviction is something you will die for.
How big is your God? The size of your God determines the size of everything.
When God measures a man he puts the tape around the heart, not the head.
You teach what you know, but you reproduce what you are.
So the first reason for studying Scripture is that it is a means of spiritual growth. There is none apart from the Word. It is God's primary tool to develop you as an individual.
It's a sin to bore people with the Bible.
A good leader has a compass in their head and a magnet in their heart.
You can impress from a distance, but you can only impact up close.
People tell me they want to make the Bible relevant.
Nonsense. The Bible's already relevant. You're the one that's irrelevant!
So the real question confronting you now is: How can you afford not to be in God's Word?
Our problem is that we are in the Word but not under the Word.
You cannot impart what you do not possess.
Nothing is more common than unfulfilled potential.
So it is with scripture. The word of God is there, able to transform your life. But you must probe for it. You have to penetrate the surface with more than just a cursory glance.
It is not about where you are but in what direction you're moving.
God is into character, not credentials.
If you're just like someone else, we don't need you.
Most people don't think, they just rearrange their prejudices.
Vision without integrity is not mission - it's manipulation.
The Bible is the divine means of developing spiritual maturity. There is no other way.
You never graduate from the school of discipleship.
If you leave the church service thinking about how good the pastor was, he has missed the mark. If you leave consumed with Christ, the pastor has been used by the Lord.
If you are not thinking correctly, you are not living correctly.
What you believe will determine how you behave.
Succeeding in business and failing at home is a cop-out.
For no success in the workplace will ever make up for failure at home.
There was no identity crisis in the life of Jesus Christ.
He knew who He was. He knew where He had come from, and why he was here. And he knew where He was going. And when you are that liberated, then you can serve.
Your strengths develop your confidence; your weaknesses develop your faith.
If you cannot be accused of exclusivity, you are not discipling.
Bible study is essential to spiritual maturity.
The secret to concentration is elimination.
Children are not looking for perfect parents, but they are looking for honest parents.
It is amazing how much light the Bible shines on commentaries
You focus on the depth of your relationship [with God]; let Him determine the scope of your ministry
Jesus never discipled one-on-one.
Christian education is a bomb with a long fuse - it takes a while to go off.
My greatest fear is not your failure, but your success.
The goal is not to make you a smarter sinner but to make you like the Savior.
If you want to use your testosterone to grow hair, that's up to you.
There is no fear of judgment for the man who judges himself according to the Word of God.
There's an old saying that nothing good happens fast.
I don't know if that's altogether true, but it does have some bearing on Bible study.
Spend the rest of your life doing what God prepared you to do.
That's the way to come to the Word of God. Read it as though it were His love letter to you.
The genius of the Word of God is that it has staying power; it can stand up to repeated exposure.
There's no one without significant creative potential.
Don't put eggs under dead chickens.
Prayer is especially crucial when you come to a place in your study where you are stuck and confused.
The Bible was written not to satisfy your curiosity but to help you conform to Christ's image. Not to make you a smarter sinner but to make you like the Saviour. Not to fill your head with a collection of biblicalfacts but to transform your life.
Some people expect the door of opportunity to be opened with an electric eye.
God is not looking for more stars; He's looking for more servants.