Our life is full of brokenness - broken relationships, broken promises, broken expectations. How can we live with that brokenness without becoming bitter and resentful except by returning again and again to God's faithful presence in our lives.— Henri Nouwen
Beautiful Relationship With God quotations
To trust God in the light is nothing, but to trust him in the dark, that is faith.
Prayer is spiritual communication between man and God, a two-way relationship in which man should not only talk to God but also listen to Him. Prayer to God is like a child's conversation with his father. It is natural for a child to ask his father for the things he needs.
You must never sacrifice your relationship with God for the sake of a relationship with another person.
The scariest thing about distance is that you don't know whether they'll miss you or forget you.
The purpose of relationship is not to have another who might complete you, but to have another with whom you might share your completeness.
Freedom is not the ability to do anything we want, whenever we want.
Rather, FREEDOM is the ability to live responsibly the truth of our relationship with God and with one another.
Jesus taught that your highest priority must be your relationship with Him.
If anything detracts you from that relationship, that activity is not from God. God will not ask you to do something that hinders your relationship with Christ.
Don't ask God to guide your footsteps if you're not willing to move your feet.
What might God be trying to grow in your character or cement in your relationship with Him by keeping you separated from some of the things you want but don’t yet have?
Spiritual people are not those who engage in certain spiritual practices;
they are those who draw their life from a conversational relationship with God.
Someone asked me, 'Do you pray for the dead?' I said, 'No, I preach to them! I think every pew in every church is death row. Think about that! They're dead! They sing about God; they talk about God, but they're dead! They have no living relationship (with God).
God sometimes removes people from your life to protect you. Don't run after them.
Effective prayer is the fruit of a relationship with God, not a technique for acquiring blessings.
Religion should be about your relationship with God, not what the church says you can and can't do.
Feel the love of God; then in every person you will see the face of the Father, the light of love which is in all. You will find a magic, living relationship uniting the trees, the sky, the stars, all people, and all living things; and you will feel a oneness with them. This is the code of divine love.
When someone truly cares about you, they make an effort, not an excuse.
Refusing to gossip is a beautiful decision to make.
It not only creates richer friendships but, more importantly, it makes our relationship with the Lord more authentic and believable. We honor God when we honor each other.
Aloneness can lead to loneliness. God's preventative for loneliness is intimacy - meaningful, open, sharing relationships with one another. In Christ we have the capacity for the fulfiling sense of belonging which comes from intimate fellowship with God and with other believers.
Humans alone are created as rational beings in the image of God, capable of a relationship with God and given by him the capacity to understand the universe in which they live.
Every heart sings a song incomplete, until another heart whispers back.
every time God forgives us, God is saying that God's own rules do not matter as much as the relationship that God wants to create with us.
I've received a lot of positive feedback from both the secular and Christian markets. People seem to be receiving it with open arms and hearts, and are interested in the stories I want to share about my relationship with God and my faith.
True obedience is the refusal to compromise in any regard our relationship with God, regardless of the consequences.
If you're abest during my struggle, don't expect to be present during my success.
If I'm in a relationship, I'll go to the ends of the earth.
If I'm on the road and we have a conversation, and she says, "God, I really wish I was there with you right now," I'll hang up the phone, send a car, and have the plane ready.
It`s important to have a relationship with God.
He's the only one that can get down inside of you and heal what needs to be healed inside.
The only science that gives purpose to every other science is the science of religion - the science of our happy relationship with, and our providential dependence on God and our neighbor.
Show respect even to people who don't deserve it; not as a reflection of their character, but as a reflection of yours.
enter into the life of the trees. Know your relationship and understand their language, unspoken, unwritten talk. Answer back to them with their own dumb magnificence, soul words, earth words, the God in you responding to the God in them.
Loving the world destroys our relationship with God, it denies our faith in God, and it discounts our future with God.
My spirituality is more private. I've got my own personal relationship with god. I know that there's a god because I was able to survive everything that I've been through - all of the tough times - and I'm still at the top of my game. With all the rumors and all the hate, I'm still strong, still happy, still blessed.
If you cannot find a good companion to walk with, walk alone, like an elephant roaming the jungle. It is better to be alone than to be with those who will hinder your progress.
To be in a relationship with God is to be loved purely and furiously.
And a person who thinks himself unlovable cannot be in a relationship with God because he can't accept who God is; a Being that is love. We learn that we are lovable or unlovable from other people. That is why God tells us so many times to love each other.
One of the hardest jobs in ministry is keeping your own relationship with God where it needs to be.
The first secret to loving others is to immerse yourself in a love relationship with God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit - and abide there.
Nothing happens by accident. God is preparing you for great things.
Ninety-nine percent of everything you do in life is attitude.
If you have a relationship with God...you're going to learn to ask the one question in life that covers everything: How can I help you?
God intends and expects marriage to be a lifetime commitment between a man and a woman, based on the principles of biblical love. The relationship between Jesus Christ and His church is the supreme example of the committed love that a husband and wife are to follow in their relationship with each other.
One of the greatest benefits of our salvation has to be that of hearing God speak to us personally. There can be no intimate relationship with our heavenly Father without it. But, as easy as it is for us to speak to Him, the average Christian has a hard time hearing His voice. This is not the way the Lord intended it to be.
God changes caterpillars into butterflies, sand into pearls and coal into diamonds using time and pressure. He's working on you too.
The liberating encounter with God/ess is always an encounter with our authentic selves resurrected from underneath the alienated self. It is not experienced against, but in and through relationships, healing our broken relations with our bodies, with other people, with nature.
My one purpose in life is to help people find a personal relationship with God, which, I believe, comes through knowing Christ.
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.
One of the most destructive mistakes we Christians make is to prioritize shared beliefs over shared relationship, which is deeply ironic considering we worship a God who would rather die than lose relationship with us.
The Bible constantly warns against a merely mercenary relationship with God - a friendship of convenience or self-interest. We should not love God simply because doing so will produce many consolations in our life. We must enter a true relationship, were we fall in love not with His benefits, but with Him.