As I hurtled through space, one thought kept crossing my mind - every part of this rocket was supplied by the lowest bidder.— John Glenn
Undeniable Crosses quotations
God never intended His people to be ordinary or commonplace.
His intentions were that they should be on fire for Him, conscious of His divine power, realizing the glory of the cross that foreshadows the crown.
The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us. When we begin to take the lowest places, to wash the feet of others, to love our brothers with that burning love, that passion which led to the cross, then we can truly say, 'Now I have begun'.
Holiness is not for wimps and the cross is not negotiable, sweetheart, it's a requirement.
He will provide the way and the means, such as you could never have imagined.
Leave it all to Him, let go of yourself, lose yourself on the Cross, and you will find yourself entirely.
My philosophy is: if you don't bear a cross, you can't wear a crown so you gotta go through some form of humiliation to reach tribulation.
Trample the weak. Hurdle the dead.
The world says love yourself, grab all you can, follow your heart.
Jesus says deny yourself, grab your cross and follow me.
Christians, hasten to help your brothers in the East, for they are being attacked. Arm for the rescue of Jerusalem under your captain Christ. Wear his cross as your badge. If you are killed your sins will be pardoned.
So, transform yourself first… Because you are young and have dreams and want to do something meaningful, that in itself, makes you our future and our hope. Keep expanding your horizon, decolonize your mind, and cross borders.
I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.
Life is wasted if we do not grasp the glory of the cross, cherish it for the treasure that it is, and cleave to it as the highest price of every pleasure and the deepest comfort in every pain. What was once foolishness to us—a crucified God—must become our wisdom and our power and our only boast in this world.
When I came back, after all those stories about Hitler and his snub, I came back to my native country, and I could not ride in the front of the bus. I had to go to the back door. I couldn't live where I wanted. Now what's the difference?
Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars.
You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.
Christians must lean on the Cross of Christ just as travelers lean on a staff when they begin a long journey.
There is no evil to be faced that Christ does not face with us.
There is no enemy that Christ has not already conquered. There is no cross to bear that Christ has not already borne for us, and does not now bear with us.
Whoever does not seek the cross of Christ doesn't seek the glory of Christ.
Apart from the cross, there is no other ladder by which we may get to heaven.
Yesterday and tomorrow cross and mix on the skyline.
The two are lost in a purple haze. One forgets, one waits.
And of what should we be afraid? Our captain on this battlefield is Christ Jesus. We have discovered what we have to do. Christ has bound our enemies for us and weakened them that they cannot overcome us unless we so choose to let them. So we must fight courageously and mark ourselves with the sign of the most Holy Cross.
We are of such value to God that He came to live among us.
.. and to guide us home. He will go to any length to seek us, even to being lifted high upon the cross to draw us back to Himself. We can only respond by loving God for His love.
A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere.
Men have said that the cross of Christ was not a heroic thing, but I want to tell you that the cross of Jesus Christ has put more heroism in the souls of men than any other event in human history.
It irritates me to be told how things have always been done.
I defy the tyranny of precedent. I cannot afford the luxury of a closed mind.
Take the wold, but give me Jesus; In His cross my trust shall be, Till, with clearer, brighter vision Face to face my Lord I see.
The essence of cross-cultural communication has more to do with releasing responses than with sending messages. It is more important to release the right response than to send the right message.
God is not in love with some future version of you.
It’s not you tomorrow that He loves and delights in. It’s not you when you get your act together....If you believe that Christ’s love for you is a future love for you, then you dismiss the cross of Christ.
I sense a Threshold: Light to Silence, Silence to Light - an ambiance of inspiration, in which the desire to be, to express, crosses with the possible Light to Silence, Silence to Light crosses in the sanctuary of art.
The future is in the hands of those who explore.
.. and from all the beauty they discover while crossing perpetually receding frontiers, they develop for nature and for humankind an infinite love.
The door that nobody else will go in at, seems always to swing open widely for me.
Carrying the cross does mean following in Jesus' footsteps.
And in His footsteps are rejection, brokenheartedness, persecution and death. There are not two Christs - an easy going one for easy going Christians, and a suffering one for exceptional believers. There is only one Christ. Are we willing to follow His lead?
Most Christians are being crucified on a cross between two thieves: Yesterday's regret and tomorrow's worries.
We've backed off in good faith to try and give you a chance to straighten this problem out. But I am going to beg with you for a minute. I'm going to plead with you, do not cross us. Because if you do, the survivors will write about what we do here for 10,000 years.
I dream of a better tomorrow, where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives.
When Jesus cried, 'It is finished!' He was not speaking of the plan of redemption. There were still three days and nights to go through before He went to the throne...Jesus' death on the cross was only the beginning of the complete work of redemption.