Lovelies - Quotes & Scriptures

“Be still, and know that I am God.”
Psalm 46:10

"I am able to do all things through Christ who strengthens me" (Philippians 4:13).

"It's in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, He had His eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose He is working out in everything and everyone" (Ephesians 1:11-12 MSG).

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything” (James 1:2-4 NIV).

“Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts” (Proverbs 4:23 (GNT))

The more I accept God’s control over my life, the more self-control he gives me!

“As he thinks in his heart, so is he”(Proverbs 23:7 NKJV).

For he is love, and love “does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth” (1 Cor. 13:6 NASB).

Ben Franklin once observed, “The person who is good at excuse-making is seldom good at anything else.”

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world. By Mother Teresa

The fruit of silence is PRAYER.
The fruit of prayer is FAITH.
The fruit of faith is LOVE.
The fruit of love is SERVICE.
The fruit of service is PEACE

Familiarity with one will naturally lead on to another. If one surrenders to the nature of the process, life will inevitably run more smoothly, more joyfully, and more peacefully.

God doesn't give you the people you want, He gives you the people you NEED. To help you, to hurt you, to leave you, to love you and to make you Into the person you were meant to be.

– Love God more than you fear hell.
– Once a week, let a child take you on a walk.
– Make major decisions in a cemetery.
– When no one is watching, live as if someone is.
– Succeed at home first.
– Don’t spend tomorrow’s money today.
– Pray twice as much as you fret.
– Listen twice as much as you speak.
– Only harbor a grudge when God does.
– Never outgrow your love of sunsets.
– Treat people like angels; you will meet some and help make some.
– ‘Tis wiser to err on the side of generosity than on the side of scrutiny.
– God has forgiven you; you’d be wise to do the same.
– When you can’t trace God’s hand, trust his heart.
– Toot your own horn and the notes will be flat.
– Don’t feel guilty for God’s goodness.
– The book of life is lived in chapters, so know your page number.
– Never let the important be the victim of the trivial.
– Live your liturgy.

Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.” John 14:6

My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken. Psalm 62:1-2

“I am ready for anything and equal to anything through him who infuses inner strength into me. I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency” (Philippians 4:13 AMP).

Nothing under His control can ever be out of control.

(II Chronicles 7:14)

The greatest way to get the most out of your time is to first spend time with the author of time.

“The steps of the godly are directed by the Lord. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will not fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand” (Ps. 37:23–24 TLB)

"Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love,
For I have put my trust in you.
Show me the way I should go,
For to you I lift up my soul." Psalm 143:8

If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.

"LIFE'S JOURNEY is not to arrive at the grave safely, in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting "Holy shit, what a ride!" -
Mavis Leyrer age 83

God doesn't call the qualified,
He qualifies the called.

"I’m not glad this happened, but I’m not going to lose my joy. I can be happy with or without it!" I believe when we respond in this way, we’re setting borders for the enemy. We’re saying, "You may have touched my outer life, but you can’t get to my inner life."

The purpose of the Bible is simply to proclaim God’s plan to save his children. It asserts that man is lost and needs to be saved. And it communicates the message that Jesus is the God in the flesh sent to save his children

My children - "I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those You have given Me, for they are Yours" (John 17:9 NIV).

"Do not use harmful words, but only helpful words, the kind that build up and provide what is needed, so that what you say will do good to those who hear you" (Ephesians 4:29 TEV).

“God, who got you started in this spiritual adventure, shares with us the life of his Son and our Master Jesus. He will NEVER give up on you. Never forget that.” (1 Corinthians 1:9)

Remember that the God who created the universe has promised He will NEVER give up on ME!!!

“Love NEVER gives up.” (1 Corinthians 13:7)

'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!' (Matthew 25:21).

“He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion” (Philippians 1:6 NIV).

I told the Lord today,
“I wish I loved you more.”
My spirit heard Him say,
“We’ve been over this before.”

He reminded me again,
“I see deep into your soul,
The places you have been,
The times you lost control.
And thru it all I see,
A heart that longs to love
With hope and purity,
To love as you are loved.”

“I know,” I said, “but in my heart,
I wish I loved you more.”
He answered me, “I see your heart,
And it’s your heart that I adore.”

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does {anyone} light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lamp stand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.”
- Matthew 5:14-16

When God leads you to the edge of the cliff, trust Him fully and let go.
Only 1 of 2 things will happen, either He'll catch you when you fall, or He'll teach you how to fly!

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own
understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your
paths. Prov. 3:5-6

Now you’ve got my feet on the life path, all radiant from the shining of your face. Ever since you took my hand, I’m on the right way.

My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Galations 2:20

As the great poet Jack Gilbert said once to young writer, when she asked him for advice about her own poems: “Do you have the courage to bring forth this work? The treasures that are hidden inside you are hoping you will say YES.”