Humility is not a character trait to develop, it's the natural by-product of being with Jesus.— Louie Giglio
Colorful Christian Character quotations
We are what we believe we are.
While we are zealously performing the duties of good citizens and soldiers, we certainly ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of religion. To the distinguished character of Patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian.
The best way to show that a stick is crooked is not to argue about it or to spend time denouncing it, but to lay a straight stick alongside it
You're a work of art. Not everyone will understand you, but the ones who do, will never forget about you.
The expression of Christian character is not good doing, but God-likeness.
If the Spirit of God has transformed you within, you will exhibit Divine characteristics in your life, not good human characteristics . God's life in us expresses itself as God's life, not as human life trying to be godly.
Regard as free not those whose status makes them outwardly free, but those who are free in their character and conduct. For we should not call men truly free when they are wicked and dissolute, since they are slaves to worldly passions. Freedom and happiness of soul consist in genuine purity and detachment from transitory things.
There is nothing you can do that will make God stop loving you.
You could try, but you simply can't do it - because his love for you is based upon his character and not on anything you do or say or feel.
When someone disrespects you, beware the impulse to win their respect. For disrespect is not a valuation of your worth but a signal of their character.
However dark and profitless, however painful and weary, existence may have become, life is not done, and our Christian character is not won, so long as God has anything left for us to suffer, or anything left for us to do.
Out of our beliefs are born deeds; out of our deeds we form habits; out of our habits grows our character; and on our character we build our destiny.
A test of a Christian's character is what he does after he comes to the blockade in the road and what his attitude is after everything has left him except Jesus.
Accept both compliments and criticism. It takes both sun and rain for a flower to grow.
Prayer is self-discipline. The effort to realize the presence and power of God stretches the sinews of the soul and hardens its muscles. To pray is to grow in grace. To tarry in the presence of the King leads to new loyalty and devotion on the part of the faithful subjects. Christian character grows in the secret-place of prayer.
So often we try to develop Christian character and conduct without taking the time to develop God-centered devotion. We try to please God without taking the time to walk with Him and develop a relationship with Him. This is impossible to do.
God is not just saving individuals and preparing them for heaven;
rather, He is creating a people among whom He can live and who in their life together will reproduce God’s life and character.
A mistake that makes you humble is better than an achievement that makes you arrogant.
Only God Himself fully appreciates the influence of a Christian mother in the molding of character in her children.
The Christian god is a being of terrific character - cruel, vindictive, capricious and unjust.
Many Christians have what we might call a 'cultural holiness.
' They adapt to the character and behavior pattern of Christians around them...But God has not called us to be like those around us. He has called us to be like Himself. Holiness is nothing less than conformity to the character of God.
To be yourself in a world that in constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Christianity is not a political theory.
It is not even a cultural theory. It is, at its root, all about changing the heart of each man and woman, boy and girl, so that we begin to think God's thoughts and act in accordance with his character.
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.
If a man is known by the company he keeps, so also his character is reflected in the books he reads.
Remind yourself that you cannot fail at being yourself.
What could be more important than equipping the next generation with the character and competence they need to become successful
Carve your name on hearts, not on marble
Whether you look at Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, or Buddhism, wherever a distinction of sex is made, it is to the advantage of men. If you think of religions as if they were novels, the authors are men, and so are the major characters.
There is a battle of two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, lies, inferiority and ego. The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy and truth. The wolf that wins? The one you feed.
The true character of ministry is a servants heart.
The value for me being in a mainline tradition is history and memory, which is not just Christian tradition but denominational tradition, and characters, you know, with real distinct flavors of ways to be Christian.
Even Bertrand Russell, who fancied he saw flaws in Christ's character, confessed nonetheless that 'What the world needs is love, Christian love, or compassion.' But this belies a belief in what most others acknowledge, namely, that Christ was the perfect manifestation of the virtue of love.
Be curious, bot judgmental.
Temptation can be defined as an inducement to do evil.
Three powerful forces work together to ruin a believer's character and witness: Satan, the world system, and our own lustful "flesh" tendencies.
All of us have areas of weakness. God wants these character flaws to show us how totally dependent we are upon Him. When we handle them properly, they drive us into a deeper, more intimate relationship with the Lord. But uncontrolled weakness wreaks havoc in a person's life.
I embrace my blackness, just as I do my conservatism and my Christianity, but I don't want to be defined or pigeonholed by any one of the many elements that make up my character.
Let yourself be drawn by the strange pull of what you love. It will not lead you astray.
If you don’t delight in the fact that your Father is holy, holy, holy, then you are spiritually dead. You may be in a church. You may go to a Christian school. But if there is no delight in your soul for the holiness of God, you don’t know God. You don’t love God. You’re out of touch with God. You’re asleep to his character.
All the advantages of Christianity and alcohol; none of their defects.
Jude has a very different character. It is not the cradle of Christianity, or of the assembly on earth: it is its decay and its death here below. It does not keep its first estate.
Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior.
The workshop of character is everyday life.
Meekness is one of the brightest graces which can adorn the Christian character.
We at the Christian Writers Guild couldn't be more proud of Brandy Vallance.
Let her debut novel transport you to an entirely fresh time and place where you'll soon forget you're turning pages and find yourself riveted to the destinies of characters who'll leave a lasting impression on your heart.
Our character is but the stamp on our souls of the free choices of good and evil we have made through life.
The final estimate of men shows that history cares not an iota for the rank or title a man has borne, or the office he has held, but only the quality of his deeds and the character of his mind and heart.