Let me remind you that this is God's universe, and He is doing things His way. You may think you have a better way, but you don't have a universe to rule.— J. Vernon McGee
Risky Mysterious Ways quotations
Sometimes the easiest way to solve a problem is to stop participating in the problem.
It is a lesson we all need - to let alone the things that do not concern us.
He has other ways for others to follow Him; all do not go by the same path. It is for each of us to learn the path by which He requires us to follow Him, and to follow Him in that path.
God doesn't need a lot to do a lot. All David had was five stones. And all David used was one.
Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forwad for the trip.
You have no idea the numbers of people that God may want to influence through you
This is how God works. He puts people in positions where they are desperate for his power, and then he shows his provision in ways that display his greatness
Life has three rules: Paradox, Humor, and Change.
- Paradox: Life is a mystery; don't waste your time trying to figure it out. - Humor: Keep a sense of humor, especially about yourself. It is a strength beyond all measure - Change: Know that nothing ever stays the same.
Life has a way of testing a person's will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen at once.
If God does nothing random, there must always be something to learn.
Christian, Jew, Muslim, shaman, Zoroastrian, stone, ground, mountain, river, each has a secret way of being with the mystery, unique and not to be judged.
In spite of calamity, He still has a plan for me, And it's working for my good, And it's building my testimony.
No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress. You're still way ahead of everyone who isn't trying.
The way you discover your gifts is really by serving not by searching.
Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery it is. In the boredom and pain of it, no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it, because in the last analysis all moments are key moments, and life itself is grace.
When you discard arrogance, complexity, and a few other things that get in the way, sooner or later you will discover that simple, childlike, and mysterious secret known to those of the Uncarved Block: Life is Fun.
Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.
Even if we may not always understand why God allows certain things to happen to us, we can know He is able to bring good out of evil, and triumph out of suffering.
We're weird roman candles burning bright at both ends.
At the end of the road's where this story begins. Where the green of the gulf meets the blue of the sea. What makes it all happen is still a mystery to me. But those crazy days and those crazy ways, we never want to undo. We'll be together, now and forever.
People fall in love in mysterious ways. Maybe it's all part of a plan.
Every minute spent worrying about "The way thing were" is a moment stolen from creating the way things can be.
God works in mysterious ways but at least he works, he's never on welfare in a mysterious way.
Are zombies possible? They're not just possible, they're actual.
We're all zombies. Nobody is conscious — not in the systematically mysterious way that supports such doctrines as epiphenomenalism. *It would be an act of desperate intellectual dishonesty to quote this assertion out of context!
God sometimes answers our prayers by giving us what we would have asked for had we known what He knows.
Your heart knows the way. Run in that direction.
Asking yourself deeper questions opens up new ways of being in the world.
It brings in a breath of fresh air. It makes life more joyful. The real trick to life is not to be in the know, but to be in the mystery.
The world has always been this way. I am sure in the mystery world of Egypt, ancient Atlantis, you pick a cosmos - There is always somebody on your case.
Willfulness must give way to willingness and surrender. Mastery must yield to mystery.
Don't waste your time looking back, you're not going that way.
Shay sometimes talked in a mysterious way, like she was quoting the lyrics of some band no one else listened to.
Love is the key to the mystery. Love by its very nature is not selfish, but generous. It seeks not its own, but the good of others. The measure of love is not the pleasure it gives-that is the way the world judges it-but the joy and peace it can purchase for others.
Depression is a disorder of mood, so mysteriously painful and elusive in the way it becomes known to the self -- to the mediating intellect-- as to verge close to being beyond description. It thus remains nearly incomprehensible to those who have not experienced it in its extreme mode.
What's meant to be will always find its way. Always.
The bud may have a bitter taste, But sweet will be the flower.
My way of expression is full of complications and mystery because that's my perception of life.
My life is music, and in some vague, mysterious and subconscious way, I have always been driven by a taut inner spring which has propelled me to almost compulsively reach for perfection in music, often - in fact, mostly - at the expense of everything else in my life.
Live the way you want to be remembered.
The real hope is not in something we think we can do, but in God, who is making something good out of it in some way we cannot see.
If the employees come first, then they're happy.
A motivated employee treats the customer well. The customer is happy so they keep coming back, which pleases the shareholders. It's not one of the enduring green mysteries of all time, it is just the way it works.
Life is not a race, but a journey to be savoured each step of the way.
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift. That's why we call it the present.
I will love the light for it shows me the way; yet I will love the darkness for it shows me the stars.
Mysteriously and in ways that are totally remote from natural experience, the gray drizzle of horror induced by depression takes on the quality of physical pain.
The power generated of ten minds for good is superior to that of ten thousand minds acting on a lower motive. But it is a silent power. It moves in mysterious ways. It is noiseless. It makes no show of open opposition. It uses no methods of effort through tongue or arm or physical force.
Life works in mysterious ways but when you find your inner glow is back and shining brighter, you know it's right.
Religion points to that area of human experience where in one way or another man comes upon mystery as a summons to pilgrimage.
God often hides His blessing in trouble or trial, which makes it all the sweeter when it comes our way.