Great moves of God are usually preceded by simple acts of obedience.— Steven Furtick
Restlessness Great Religious quotations
Life is too short, the world is too big and God's love is too great to live ordinary.
It can not be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians, not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ!
If religious instruction were not allowed until the child had attained the age of reason, we would be living in a quite different world.
The best perfection of a religious man is to do common things in a perfect manner. A constant fidelity in small things is a great and heroic virtue.
The great enemy of the salvation of man, in my opinion, never invented a more effective means of limiting Christianity from the world than by persuading mankind that it was improper to read the Bible at schools.
Your accumulated offences do not surpass the multitude of God's mercies: your wounds do not surpass the great Physician's skill.
The more you suffer the deeper grows your character, and with the deepening of your character you read the more penetratingly into the secrets of life. All great artists, all great religious leaders, and all great social reformers have come out of the intensest struggles which they fought bravely, quite frequently in tears and with bleeding hearts
The lazy Christian has his mouth full of complaints, when the active Christian has his heart full of comforts.
My god how gentle you are with me in spite of my great ignorance and how merciful You are with me in spite of my ugly deeds
Do not waste time bothering whether you ‘love’ your neighbor;
act as if you did. As soon as we do this we find one of the great secrets. When you are behaving as if you loved someone, you will presently come to love him.
In regards to this great Book [the Bible], I have but to say it is the best gift God has given to man. All the good the Savior gave to the world was communicated through this Book. But for it we could not know right from wrong. All things most desirable for man's welfare, here and hereafter, are found portrayed in it.
It is not great men who change the world, but weak men in the hands of a great God.
Let us therefore give ourselves to God with a great desire to begin to live thus, and beg Him to destroy in us the life of the world of sin, and to establish His life within us.
As soon as I came to believe there was a God, I understood that I could not do otherwise than live only for him.
I think on-stage nudity is disgusting, shameful and damaging to all things American. But if I were 22 with a great body, it would be artistic, tasteful, patriotic, and a progressive religious experience.
The great test of life is to see whether we will hearken to and obey God's commands in the midst of the storms of life.
I think on-stage nudity is disgusting, shameful and damaging to all things American. But if I were 22 with a great body, it would be artistic, tasteful, patriotic and a progressive religious experience.
A woman has a right to an abortion. That's a decision that's up to the pregnant woman, not up to the pope or some do-gooders or the Religious Right.
Lust is a poor, weak, whimpering, whispering thing compared with that richness and energy of desire which will arise when lust has been killed.
To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To you, respect.
Little things are indeed little, but to be faithful in little things is a great thing.
God is present in everything. In the universe in creation, in me and all that happens to me, in my brothers and sisters, in the church - everywhere.
Understand two thoughts, and fear them.
One says, "You are a saint," the other, "You won't be saved." Both of these thoughts are from the enemy, and there is no truth in them. But think this way: I am a great sinner, but the Lord is merciful. He loves people very much, and He will forgive my sins.
One of the great achievements of science has been, if not to make it impossible for intelligent people to be religious, then at least to make it possible for them not to be religious. We should not retreat from this accomplishment.
I don't care if religious people consider me amoral because I lack their beliefs in God. I do however care deeply about efforts to turn religious beliefs into law and those efforts benefit greatly from the conviction that individually and collectively we cannot be good without God.
We are debtors to every man to give him the gospel in the same measure in which we have received it.
Painting is almost like a religious experience, which should go on and on.
Age just gives you the freedom to do some things you've never done before. Great work can come at any stage of your life.
In deep confusion, in great despair, when I reach out for him, he is there.
When I am lonely as I can be, then I know God shines his light on me.
God not only sees where you are, He sees where you can be.
It may look impossible, but God can do the impossible.
Just because you don’t see anything happening doesn’t mean God is not working
The saints were people like all of us.
Many of them came out of great sins, but by repentance they attained the Kingdom of Heaven. And everyone who comes there comes through repentance, which the merciful Lord has given us through His sufferings.
God answers our prayers not because we are good, but because He is good.
God never uses anyone greatly until He tests them deeply.
For at least two thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity, idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religious or political idols