Four Lessons on Life 1. Never take down a fence until you know why it was put up. 2. If you get too far ahead of the army, your soldiers may mistake you for the enemy. 3. Don't complain about the bottom rungs of the ladder; they helped to get you higher. 4. If you want to enjoy the rainbow, be prepared to endure the storm.— Warren W. Wiersbe
The most remarkable Warren W. Wiersbe quotes to discover and learn by heart
In our universe there is God and there are people and things.
We were made so that we should worship God, love people and use things. However if we worship ourselves, we will ignore God, start loving things and begin to use people.
Most Christians are being crucified on a cross between two thieves: Yesterday's regret and tomorrow's worries.
Nothing paralyzes our lives like the attitude that things can never change.
We need to remind ourselves that God can change things. Outlook determines outcome. If we see only the problems, we will be defeated; but if we see the possibilities in the problems, we can have victory.
If you look to others you will be distracted;
if you look to yourselves you will be discouraged; but if you look to Christ you'll be delighted.
God doesn't bless us just to make us happy; He blesses us to make us a blessing.
We must never mistake the process for the result.
..there is suffering; but this is only the process. God isn't going to stop with the process; He wants to produce the final result. Suffering leads to glory; shame leads to honor; weakness leads to power. This is God's way of doing things.
If you want to enjoy the rainbow, be prepared to endure the storm.
He knows when we go into the storm, He watches over us in the storm, and He can bring us out of the storm when His purposes have been fulfilled.
I will be satisfied to the extent that I see everything I have as a gift from God. Here is the truth: Everything you have – your money, talent, friendships, marriage, children, material possessions, health, home, bike, car, even the country you live in – is a gift from God that He had chosen out of His generous nature to give you.
Wise people listen to wise instruction, especially instruction from the Word of God.
When we change the message of God, we change the God of the message.
Some of your greatest blessings come with patience.
You do not move ahead by constantly looking in a rear view mirror.
The past is a rudder to guide you, not an anchor to drag you. We must learn from the past but not live in the past.
Worship is the believer's response of all that they are - mind, emotions, will, body - to what God is and says and does.
Truth without love is brutality, and love without truth is hypocrisy.
The most miserable prison in the world is the prison we make for ourselves when we refuse to show mercy. Our thoughts become shackled, our emotions are chained, the will is almost paralyzed. But when we show mercy, all of these bonds are broken, and we enter into a joyful liberty that frees us to share God's love with others.
People who walk by faith don't see obstacles, they see opportunities.
The ability to calm your soul and wait before God is one of the most difficult things in the Christian life. Our old nature is restless... the world around us is frantically in a hurry. But a restless heart usually leads to a reckless life.
We do not understand and then obey: that is instruction.
We obey by faith, and then we understand: that is illumination.
The Christian who walks with the Lord and keeps constant communion with Him will see many reason for rejoicing and thanksgiving all day long.
If you take care of yourself and walk with integrity, you may be confident that God will deal with those who sin against you. Above all, don't give birth to sin yourself, rather, pray for those who persecute you. God will one day turn your persecution into praise.
It is futile for us to try to serve God without the power of the Holy Spirit.
Talent, training, and experience cannot take the place of the power of the Spirit.
The Christian life is a pilgrimage from earth to heaven, and our task is to take as many as possible with us as we make this journey.
The way we respond to criticism pretty much depends on the way we respond to praise. If praise humbles us, then criticism will build us up. But if praise inflates us, then criticism will crush us; and both responses lead to our defeat.
The past can be a rudder that guides you or an anchor tha hinders you.
Leave your mistakes with God and look to the future by faith.
A realist is an idealist who has gone through the fire and been purified.
A skeptic is an idealist who has gone through the fire and been burned.
Christians have a dual citizenship - on earth and in heaven - and our citizenship in heaven ought to make us better people here on earth.
Your heart grows by giving out, but your mind grows by taking in;
and both are necessary to a happy and balanced life of service.
Do you need help today? Lift up your hands to the Lord in supplication and in expectation, and soon you will lift up your hands in jubilation and celebration.
God made us and God is able to empower us to do whatever he calls us to do.
Denying that we can accomplish God's work is not humility; it is the worst kind of pride.
When a person does not know the doctrines of the Christian faith, he can easily be captured by false religions.
Daniel gave all the glory to God; he took none of it for himself. There is no limit to what God will do for the believer who will let God have all the glory.
Material wealth is either a window through which we see God or a mirror in which we see ourselves.
Contentment is not escape from the battle, but rather an abiding peace and confidence in the midst of the battle.
Most important, Christmas should be a spiritual experience.
...Christmas is not just an event in time; it is a spiritual experience available to every person who hears the Gospel.
A good book is like a seed: it produces fruit that has in it seed for more fruit. It is not a picture on the wall; it is a window that invies us to wider horizons.
Discipleship is a daily discipline; we follow Jesus a step at a time, a day at a time
God is more interested in the workman than in the work.
Jonah saw God's will as punishment. Jesus saw God's will as nourishment.
No matter how much you may change or how life may change, God never changes, and His promises never fail.
Faithfulness in the small things will lead to blessing in the big things.
God will open up places of service for you as He sees you are ready.
Meanwhile, study the Bible and give yourself a chance to grow.
Bumps are the things we climb on.
Opportunities energize the faithful and paralyze the fearful.
People can't see your root system, but God can.
Praying and meditating on the Word of God will cause your roots to go down deep into His love.
Outlook determines outcome.
When you and I hurt deeply, what we really need is not an explanation from God but a revelation of God. We need to see how great God is; we need to recover our lost perspective on life. Things get out of proportion when we are suffering, and it takes a vision of something bigger than ourselves to get life's dimensions adjusted again
Hypocrisy means deliberately pretending.
None of us lives up to his ideals; none of us is all that he would like to be or all that he could be in Christ. But that is not hypocrisy. Falling short of our ideals is not hypocrisy. Pretending we have reached our ideals when we have not - that is hypocrisy.
Those times when you feel like quitting can be times of great opportunity, for God uses your troubles to help you grow.