A woman's heart should be so hidden in God that a man has to seek Him just to find her.— Max Lucado
The most astounding Max Lucado quotes that will be huge advantage for your personal development
You weren't an accident. You weren't mass produced. You aren't an assembly-line product. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on the earth by the Master Craftsman.
You change your life by changing your heart.
Be patient. God is using today's difficulties to strengthen you for tomorrow. He is equipping you. The God who makes things grow will help you bear fruit.
Conflict is inevitable, but combat is optional.
Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. To these I commit my day.
You have a God who hears you, the power of love behind you, the Holy Spirit within you, and all of heaven ahead of you. If you have the Shepherd, you have grace for every sin, direction for every turn, a candle for every corner and an anchor for every storm. You have everything you need.
Next time a sunrise steals your breath or a meadow of flowers leave you speechless, remain that way. Say nothing, and listen as Heaven whispers, "Do you like it? I did it just for you."
Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. To these I commit my day. If I succeed, I will give thanks. If I fail, I will seek his grace. And then, when this day is done, I will place my head on my pillow and rest.
Forgiveness is unlocking the door to set someone free and realising you were the prisoner!
If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it.
Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want.
It is the belief that God will do what is right.
There is a difference between grace and mercy.
Mercy is the decision of God not to punish us. But grace is the decision of God to save and bless us.
Worry is irrelevant. It alters nothing. When was the last time you solved a problem by worrying about it?
Our Savior kneels down and gazes upon the darkest acts of our lives.
But rather than recoil in horror, he reaches out in kindness and says, "I can clean that if you want." And from the basin of his grace, he scoops a palm full of mercy and washes away our sin.
Focus on giants - you stumble. Focus on God - Giants tumble.
No one can pray and worry at the same time.
The next time you're disappointed, don't panic.
Don't give up. Just be patient and let God remind you He's still in control.
God is able to accomplish, provide, help, save, keep, subdue.
.. He is able to do what you can't. He already has a plan. God's not bewildered. Go to Him.
Prayer is the window that God has placed in the walls of our world.
Leave it shut and the world is a cold, dark house. But throw back the curtains and see His light. Open the window and hear His voice. Open the window of prayer and invoke the presence of God in your world.
On the eve of the cross, Jesus made his decision.
He would rather go to hell for you than go to heaven without you.
God can't fill you when you are already full of yourself.
The church is never a place to show off. Do your good deeds quietly. Serve; don't seek to be seen
God loves you simply because He has chosen to do so.
He loves you when you don't feel lovely. He loves you when no one else loves you. Others may abandon you, divorce you, and ignore you, but God will love you always. No matter what!
God is faithful even when his children are not.
Baptism separates the tire kickers from the car buyers.
The wizard [of Oz] says look inside yourself and find self.
God says look inside yourself and find [the Holy Spirit]. The first will get you to Kansas. The latter will get you to heaven. Take your pick.
The people who make a difference are not the ones with the credentials but the ones with the concern.
God loves you just the way you are, but he refuses to leave you that way.
God answers the mess of life with one word: Grace.
Our belief in God is not blind faith.
Belief is having a firm conviction something is true, not hoping it's true.
There is a rawness and a wonder to life.
Pursue it. Hunt for it. Sell out to get it. Don't listen to the whines of those who have settled for a second-rate life and want you to do the same so they won't feel guilty. Your goal is not to live long; it's to live.
Don't worry about having the right words;
worry more about having the right heart. It's not eloquence he seeks, just honesty.
When he says we’re forgiven, let’s unload the guilt.
When he says we’re valuable, let’s believe him. . . . When he says we’re provided for, let’s stop worrying. God’s efforts are strongest when our efforts are useless
You may go days without thinking of God, but there's never a moment when He's not thinking of you.
The difference between mercy and grace? Mercy gave the prodigal son a second chance. Grace gave him a feast.
God does not exist to make a big deal out of us.
We exist to make a big deal out of him. It's not about you. It's not about me. It's all about him.
The mind that is full of God is empty of anxiety.
Are you troubled, restless, sleepless? Then think of God more!
Write today's worries in sand. Chisel yesterday's victories in stone.
I choose gentleness... Nothing is won by force. I choose to be gentle. If I raise my voice may it be only in praise. If I clench my fist, may it be only in prayer. If I make a demand, may it be only of myself.
God sees us with the eyes of a Father.
He sees our defects, errors, and blemishes. But He also sees our value. What did Jesus know that enabled Him to do what He did? Here’s part of the answer: He knew the value of people. He knew that each human being is a treasure. And because He did, people were not a source of stress, but a source of joy.
Trust God's love. His perfect love. Don't fear He will discover your past. He already has. Don't fear disappointing Him in the future. He can show you the chapter in which you will. With perfect knowledge of the past and perfect vision of the future, He loves you perfectly in spite of both.
The key is this: Meet today's problems with today's strength.
Don't start tackling tomorrow's problems until tomorrow. You do not have tomorrow's strength yet. You simply have enough for today.
The Bible is the story of two gardens.
Eden and Gethsemane. In the first, Adam took a fall. In the second, Jesus took a stand.
God would rather give up His son..than give up on us
God gives us people to love and things to use, not things to love and people to use.
When you're full of yourself, God can't fill you.
But when you empty yourself, God has a useful vessel.
Anxiety and fear are cousins but not twins. Fear sees a threat. Anxiety imagines one.
Worry is to joy what a Hoover vacuum cleaner is to dirt: might as well attach your heart to a happiness-sucker and flip the switch.
We celebrate the First Advent to whet our appetites for the Second. We long for the next coming.
Anger is the noise of the soul; the unseen irritant of the heart; the relentless invader of silence.