I am a Christian, not because someone explained the nuts and bolts of Christianity, but because there were people willing to be nuts and bolts.

— Rich Mullins

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Never forget what Jesus did for you. Never take lightly what it cost Him. And never assume that if it cost Him His very life, that it won't also cost you yours.


I grew up hearing everyone tell me 'God loves you'.

I would say big deal, God loves everybody. That don't make me special! That just proves that God ain't got no taste. And, I don't think He does. Thank God! Because He takes the junk of our lives and makes the most beautiful art.


Theres a wideness in Gods mercy I cannot find in my own And He keeps His fire burning To melt this heart of stone Keeps me aching with a yearning Keeps me glad to have been caught In the reckless raging fury That they call the love of God


Save me from trendy religion that makes cheap clichés out of timeless truths.


And I really suspect that of all the things we think we want to know, the only thing we really want to know is that we are loved. And if Jesus means anything, he means that you are loved. I hope you know that. And I hope you stop worrying about all the stuff you don't know, because I don't think it amounts to a hill of beans.


Love is a virtue and not a feeling. It is fed and fired by God- not by the favorable response of the beloved. Even when it doesn't seem to make a dime's worth of difference to the ones on whom it is lavished, it is still the most prized of all virtues because it is at the heart of the very character of God.


I take comfort in knowing that it was the shepherds to whom the angels appeared when they announced Christ's birth. Invariably throughout the course of history, God has appeared to people on the fringes. It's nice to find theological justification for your quirks.


I think that of all the diseases in the world, the disease that all humankind suffers from, the disease that is most devastating to us is not AIDS, it's not gluttony, it's not cancer, it's not any of those things. It is the disease that comes about because we live in ignorance of the wealth of love that God has for us.


Love is found in the things we've given up, more than in the things that we have kept.


It always cracks me up when people try to impress God, because people don't have to impress God. He's already knocked out by you.


Christianity is not about building an absolutely secure little niche in the world where you can live with your perfect little wife and your perfect little children in your beautiful little house where you have no gays or minority groups anywhere near you. Christianity is about learning to love like Jesus loved and Jesus loved the poor and Jesus loved the broken.


Christianity is about learning to love like Jesus loved and Jesus loved the poor and Jesus loved the broken.


About Rich Mullins

Quotes 86 sayings
Profession Singer-songwriter
Birthday October 21, 1955

The longer I live, the more I have the feeling like God looks down, like when you've just bitten into a vanilla ice cream cone, you just get the feeling God's going, 'Yes! He enjoys it, and I made his taste buds and I made vanilla and he's putting it together and he's experiencing what I created him to experience.


Deliver us from evil - from moral duplicity and weakness, from laziness and spiritual complacency, from those lies we tell ourselves from our fear of facing the truth.


God is a wild man...should you encounter him...hang on for dear life-or let go for dear life is a better way to say it.


I did not read the Bible today. I am not very good at being religious and don't really feel too bad about not being too good. I do wish that I loved God and His creatures more.


If your life is motivated by your ambition to leave a legacy, what you'll probably leave as a legacy is ambition.


Faith without works is like a song you can't sing.

It's about as useless as a screen door on a submarine.


A faith that moves mountains is a faith that expands horizons, it does not bring us into a smaller world full of easy answers, but into a larger one where there is room for wonder.


Good taste has everything to do with being cultured and being refined, and if art has to do with anything, it has to do with being human.


Sometimes my life just don't make sense at all.

The mountains looks so big and my faith just seems so small.


Usually when we do something to corrupt our lives, it's usually something to fulfill an ache that we have.


I would love to be a Franciscan brother. Im just not sure I have the courage to do it.


It's not the job of government to help the poor.

The church is the mechanism that God put on earth to help the poor.


I think my parents were really smart parents.

I think they were, actually, pretty progressive for the time. The one thing that they really wanted me to know is what makes me tick, what I am about, how I approach life. And I think what my parents really wanted for me was for me to be who I am.


I think, you know, the thing everybody really wants to know anyway is not what the theory of relativity is, but I think what we all really want to know anyways, is whether we're loved or not.


You are not alone in the world. You are part of an ensemble.


I have no physical genius about me. I cant dribble a ball and run at the same time, I cant do lay-ups - Im not an athlete. But my experience as a kid was, I was made fun of so much that what I did then, is, I wouldnt participate. And I think I cheated myself out of a lot of fun.


So hold me Jesus, 'cause I'm shaking like a leaf.

You have been King of my glory won't You be my Prince of Peace.


We just can't love without God. God wants for us want we want for ourselves. These basic things are not that hard to grasp. We just have to have faith, and faith is a gift. We just need to accept it.


Yes, it’s embarrassing to be born again, but imagine how embarrassing it must have been to be born the first time. At least this time you get to wear clothes!


God loves us completely. And He knew us at our worst before He ever began to love us at all.


There's a difference, you know, between faith and playing make-believe.

One will make you grow. The other one will make you sleep.


A lot of people are sitting around waiting for God to tell them what to do.

I think God is saying 'Do what you want!' If he wants me to express His love, I need to find a way to do it.


Psycho-babble is that language spoken by sailors who have become so interested in navigating their way around their boat that they have forgotten to read the stars and sea. They may be able to get from the galley to the head but will be lost in their journey from point to port.


Joshua made the sun stand still in the sky, but I can't keep these thoughts of You from passing by.


And step by step You'll lead me / And I will follow You all of my days.


And I believe what I believe / Is what makes me what I am / I did not make it, no it is making me / It is the very truth of God and not / The invention of any man.


I think I would envy me too, if I didn't know me better.


I think, writing-wise, I am probably more of a quilter than a weaver because I just get a little scrap here and a little scrap there and sew them together.


...I think there's only one [thing] that anybody teaches, and this is character. And I think that whether you are teaching history, math, or biology, or music, what you are really doing is, you are helping to shape the character of that person who is your student... Music is such a wonderful teaching tool, because while you are developing musical skills, that student can learn a lot about discipline [and] cooperation.


We do not find happiness by being assertive.

We don't find happiness by running over people because we see what we want and they are in the way of that happiness so we either abandon them or we smash them. The Scriptures don't teach us to be assertive. The Scriptures teach us — and this is remarkable — the Scriptures teach us to be submissive. This is not a popular idea.


The best that can happen is that someone can catch a glimpse of the glory you're hinting at.


When you stop being so afraid of failing you become much more free to succeed


If you can't be good, be loud.


After you're dead [...] it's not gonna matter if you have a few scars. It will matter if you didn't live.


So go out and live real good and I promise you'll get beat up real bad.

But, in a little while after you're dead, you'll be rotted away anyway. It's not gonna matter if you have a few scars. It will matter if you didn't live.


Be praised for all Your tenderness by these works of Your hands, suns that rise and rains that fall to bless and bring to life Your land. Look down upon this winter wheat and be glad that You have made blue for the sky and the color green that fills Your fields with praise.


Look at us all - we are all of us lost and in all of our different ways of pretending, we all fool ourselves into the very same hell. Look at the cross - we are all of us loved and one God meets us all at the point of our common need and brings to all of us - all who will let Him - salvation.