The voice you believe will determine the future you experience— Steven Furtick
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Apart from the cross, there is no other ladder by which we may get to heaven.
The world says love yourself, grab all you can, follow your heart.
Jesus says deny yourself, grab your cross and follow me.
A whole new generation of Christians has come up believing that it is possible to 'accept' Christ without forsaking the world.
Great moves of God are usually preceded by simple acts of obedience.
When your will is God's will, you will have your will.
How many there are ... who imagine that because Jesus paid it all, they need pay nothing, forgetting that the prime object of their salvation was that they should follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ in bringing back a lost world to God.
We cannot better assure our eternal happiness than by living and dying in the service of the poor, in the arms of Providence, and with genuine renouncement of ourselves in order to follow Jesus Christ.
A man is not saved because he believes in Christ, he believes in Christ because he is saved.
Muhammad established a religion by putting his enemies to death;
Jesus Christ by commanding his followers to lay down their lives.
Anyone, then, who desires to live chastely in Christ Jesus, must flee not only the mouse of lust, but even from its very scent.
Humility is not a character trait to develop, it's the natural by-product of being with Jesus.
When I hear Christians say, "I don't do this, and I don't do that, and I am following a set of rules," I immediately recognize that they know very little about the grace of God. They are trying to live the Christian life in their own strength. But Paul says, "Be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus."
As Christians, I challenge you. Have a great aim - have a high standard - make Jesus your ideal...make Him an ideal not merely to be admired but also to be followed.
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?
Whoever wishes to meet Jesus must meet him in places where brothers and sisters of Jesus are hungry, thirsty, naked, unwanted, sick or in prison. Whoever keeps himself distant from these places remains distant from Jesus.
If you are going to follow Jesus, you better look good on wood.
If you want to follow Jesus because He'll fix your marriage, if you want to follow Jesus because He'll give you a better life, that's idolatry. Follow Christ for the sake of Christ; He is worthy!
There are so many religions and each one has its different ways of following God. I follow Christ: Jesus is my God, Jesus is my Spouse, Jesus is my Life, Jesus is my only Love, Jesus is my All in All; Jesus is my Everything.
We are secure, not because we hold tightly to Jesus, but because He holds tightly to us.
How do we bring glory to God? The Bible’s short answer is: by growing more and more like Jesus Christ.
On the back of Satan's neck is a nail scarred footprint.
Don't overcomplicate God's will. Just stay connected to Jesus. Love Him. Look into His eyes. He will lead. Follow. Repeat.
When the Lord opens a door, walk through it. If He doesn’t, just trust.
Remember: In the end, you're not living to impress your friends or your relatives or your coworkers. All of life is for Jesus.
When we come to Christ, we’re no longer the most important person in the world to us; Christ is. Instead of living only for ourselves, we have a higher goal: to live for Jesus.
Girded with faith and the performance of good works, let us follow in his [Jesus] paths by the guidance of the Gospel.
If you're not willing to give up everything for Christ, are you willing to be made willing?
Even on the cross He did not hide Himself from sight;
rather, He made all creation witness to the presence of its Maker.
Listen to Jesus and follow him. That's the message of the Transfiguration.
You and I were created by God to be so much more than normal…Following the crowd is not a winning approach to life. In the end it’s a loser’s game, because we never become who God created us to be by trying to be like everybody else.
It is only by a total death to self we can be lost in God.
My yoke is easy, and my burden light.
If Jesus, Moses, the Buddha and Mohammed were to bump into each other along the road and go have a cup of tea or whatever, I think we all know they would treat one another far different and far better than a lot of their followers would.
If our identity is in our work, rather than Christ, success will go to our heads, and failure will go to our hearts.