Grace Is Poured Upon Your Lips – Therefore God Has Blessed You Forever – Grace Bible Verses

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Grace Is Poured Upon Your Lips – Therefore God Has Blessed You Forever – Grace Bible Verses.



And now for a little while grace has been shown from the Lord our God, to leave us a remnant to escape, and to give us a peg in His holy place, that our God may enlighten our eyes and give us a measure of revival in our bondage.

Ezra 9:8


For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.        

Romans 5:17


And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

John 1:14


My son, let them not depart from your eyes—
Keep sound wisdom and discretion;
22 So they will be life to your soul
And grace to your neck.

Proverbs 3:21-22


“The king loved Esther more than all the other women, and she obtained grace and favor in his sight more than all the virgins; so he set the royal crown upon her head and made her queen instead of Vashti.”

Esther 2:17


But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved in the same manner as they.”

Acts 15:11


Therefore it is of faith that it might be according to grace, so that the promise might be sure to all the seed, not only to those who are of the law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all 17 (as it is written, “I have made you a father of many nations”) in the presence of Him whom he believed—God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did;

Romans 4:16-17


You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.

Psalms 45:2


And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace.

John 1:16


For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
The Lord will give grace and glory;
No good thing will He withhold
From those who walk uprightly.
12 O Lord of hosts,
Blessed is the man who trusts in You!

Psalms 84:11-12


“So now, brethren, I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.

Acts 20:32


Surely He scorns the scornful,
But gives grace to the humble.
35 The wise shall inherit glory,
But shame shall be the legacy of fools.

Proverbs 3:34-35


For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.

John 1:17-18


For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. 

Romans 3:23-24


When he came and had seen the grace of God, he was glad, and encouraged them all that with purpose of heart they should continue with the Lord.

Acts 11:23


Wisdom is the principal thing;
Therefore get wisdom.
And in all your getting, get understanding.
8 Exalt her, and she will promote you;
She will bring you honor, when you embrace her.
9 She will place on your head an ornament of grace;
A crown of glory she will deliver to you.”

Proverbs 4:7-9


 
Who are you, O great mountain?
Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain!
And he shall bring forth the capstone
With shouts of “Grace, grace to it!”

Zechariah 4:7


And with great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And great grace was upon them all.

Acts 4:33


He who loves purity of heart
And has grace on his lips,
The king will be his friend.

Proverbs 22:11


 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 

Romans 5:1-2



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Like King David, I’m A Woman Chasing And Pursing God’s Own Heart

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David …
You can see his vulnerability, you can taste his passion, 

you can feel his human-ness as he unashamedly bares his heart out and tells of his battles, wars and life.
This is a man who is not afraid to be himself whatever situation life throws his way!
And he is portrayed in all these varied hues and colors.


As a humble, unknown, unremarkable shepherd boy
As a strong, fearless, brave soldier and warrior
As a loyal friend and companion
As a transgressor who lost his way
As a covetous murderer
As a daring lustful adulterer
As a patient, long suffering crown King with no Kingdom
As a father and family man hurt by his family
As a zealous, energetic, naked dancer
As a soulful, heart-touching singer and psalmist
As a repentant sinner who found his way to God
As a regal, wise, calm ruler and leader
As a creative writer and inventor and builder
As a focused, goal oriented man


Sometimes you can find him happy, sometimes he is sad.
Sometimes you find him singing and other times quiet.
Sometimes you find him dancing and other times sitting.
Sometimes you find him fighting and other times fleeing.
Sometimes you find him crying and weeping in grief.
Sometimes you find him laughing and boisterous.
Sometimes you find him confused and unsure of things.
Sometimes you find him confident and bold.
Sometimes he is wise, sometimes he is foolish.


Empathetic, kind, unkind, forgiving, ruthless.
Hopeful, despairing, loving, hating, angry, calm, fearful, brave.
Eating, fasting, praying, partying, dancing.


A king, a soldier, a warrior, a pauper, a shepherd, a conqueror, servant, ruler! A human being in all the hues and colors. His is a story worth volumes and tomes of books.


One would wonder what was so special about David’s heart?
Simple! It was a human heart! It was real!
Vulnerable, bleeding, aching, soft and yet it sought after God!
An imperfect heart that knew it needed someone greater and bigger and more powerful to live, breath and be.
One would think everyone can be a David.


But alas that ain’t happening, see most people don’t have human hearts. They have hard, robotic hearts that don’t function or feel.


I pray Jesus turns the hard, robotic hearts into soft feeling hearts. I pray Jesus offers healing for pain. Beauty for bareness. Praise for pain. I might be biologically female but I’m certainly like David, when it comes to chasing and pursing God’s heart. Yes, I’m a woman after God’s own heart.


Bible Verse:

13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
and your dominion endures through all generations.
The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises
and faithful in all he does.
14 The Lord upholds all who fall
and lifts up all who are bowed down.
15 The eyes of all look to you,
and you give them their food at the proper time.
16 You open your hand
and satisfy the desires of every living thing.
17 The Lord is righteous in all his ways
and faithful in all he does.
18 The Lord is near to all who call on him,
to all who call on him in truth.
19 He fulfills the desires of those who fear him;
he hears their cry and saves them.
20 The Lord watches over all who love him,
but all the wicked he will destroy.
21 My mouth will speak in praise of the Lord.
Let every creature praise his holy name for ever and ever.

Psalms 145:13-21



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Be Of Good Courage – And He Shall Strengthen Your Heart – Hope Bible Verses

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Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him, On those who hope in His mercy, 19 To deliver their soul from death, And to keep them alive in famine.

Psalms 33:18-19


Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart, All you who hope in the Lord.

Psalms 31:24


Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart, All you who hope in the Lord. Psalms 31_24 Bible Verse Instagram Post

“And now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in You. 8 Deliver me from all my transgressions; Do not make me the reproach of the foolish.

Psalms 39:7-8


For in You, O Lord, I hope; You will hear, O Lord my God.

Psalms 38:15


For in You, O Lord, I hope; You will hear, O Lord my God. Psalms 38_15 Bible Verse Instagram Post

That they may set their hope in God, And not forget the works of God, But keep His commandments;

Psalms 78:7


Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will rest in hope.

Psalms 16:9


Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will rest in hope. Psalms 16_9 Bible Verse Instagram Post

Remember the word to Your servant, Upon which You have caused me to hope. 50 This is my comfort in my affliction, For Your word has given me life.

Psalms 119:49-50


Let Your mercy, O Lord, be upon us, Just as we hope in You.

Psalms 33:22


Let Your mercy, O Lord, be upon us, Just as we hope in You. Psalms 33_22 Bible Verse Instagram Post

I rise before the dawning of the morning, And cry for help; I hope in Your word. 148 My eyes are awake through the night watches, That I may meditate on Your word.

Psalms 119:147-148


My soul faints for Your salvation, But I hope in Your word.

Psalms 119:81


My soul faints for Your salvation, But I hope in Your word. Psalms 119_81 Bible Verse Instagram Post

Lord, I hope for Your salvation, And I do Your commandments. 167 My soul keeps Your testimonies, And I love them exceedingly. 168 I keep Your precepts and Your testimonies, For all my ways are before You.

Psalms 119:166-168


Uphold me according to Your word, that I may live; And do not let me be ashamed of my hope.

Psalms 119:116


Uphold me according to Your word, that I may live; And do not let me be ashamed of my hope. Psalms 119_116 Bible Verse Instagram Post

For You are my hope, O Lord God; You are my trust from my youth.

Psalms 71:5


Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him For the help of His countenance.

Psalms 42:5


Why are you cast down, O my soul_ And why are you disquieted within me_ Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him. For the help of His countenance. Psalms 42_5 Bible Verse Instagram Post

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, And in His word I do hope. 6 My soul waits for the Lord More than those who watch for the morning — Yes, more than those who watch for the morning.

Psalms 130:5-6


The Lord takes pleasure in those who fear Him, In those who hope in His mercy.

Psalms 147:11


The Lord takes pleasure in those who fear Him, In those who hope in His mercy. Psalms 147_11 Bible Verse Instagram Post

O Israel, hope in the Lord; For with the Lord there is mercy, And with Him is abundant redemption.
8 And He shall redeem Israel From all his iniquities.

Psalms 130:7-8


Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, Whose hope is in the Lord his God, 6 Who made heaven and earth, The sea, and all that is in them; Who keeps truth forever,

Psalms 146:5-6


You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in Your word. Psalms 119_114 Bible Verse Instagram Post

You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in Your word.

Psalms 119:114




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The Prayer Of Billy Graham – Dedicating The Nation To God

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Our Father And Our God
We Praise You For Your Goodness To Our Nation
Giving Us Blessings Far Beyond What We Deserve
Yet We Know All Is Not Right With America
We Deeply Need A Moral And Spiritual Renewal
To Help Us Meet The Many Problems We Face
Convict Us Of Sin 
Help Us To Turn To You In Repentance
And Faith Set Our Feet On The Path Of Your Righteousness And Peace
We Pray Today For Our Nation’s Leaders
Give Them The Wisdom To Know What Is Right
And The Courage To Do It. 
You Have Said,
“Blessed Is The Nation Whose God Is The Lord”
May This Be A New Era For America
As We Humble Ourselves And Acknowledge
You Alone As Our Savior And Lord
This We Pray In Your Holy Name
Amen

~

Billy Graham


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My Prayer:


As the level of evil keeps increasing in the world, as nations keep coming up with mind boggling policies.
As many people suffer poverty, oppression, disease, war, I pray we can remember to re-dedicate our nations and world back to God.
I pray we can we can sanctify ourselves, repent and turn back to God so that he can bless our land and world.
As we see Presidents and Prime ministers coming and going, I pray we remember who is the President of Presidents. 
Jesus!


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Then the Lord appeared to Solomon at night and said to him:
I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for Myself as a temple of sacrifice.
13 If I close the sky so there is no rain, or if I command the grasshopper to consume the land, or if I send pestilence on My people,
14 and My people who are called by My name humble themselves, pray and seek My face, and turn from their evil ways, then I will hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land.
15 My eyes will now be open and My ears attentive to prayer from this place.
16 And I have now chosen and consecrated this temple so that My name may be there forever; My eyes and My heart will be there at all times.

 

2 Chronicles 7:12-16 

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The Prayer Of Saint Patrick – Finding Strength And Courage For The Day

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I arise today
Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity
Through a belief in the Threeness
Through confession of the Oneness
Of the Creator of creation
I arise today
Through the strength of Christ’s birth and His baptism
Through the strength of His crucifixion and His burial
Through the strength of His resurrection and His ascension
Through the strength of His descent for the judgment of doom
I arise today
Through the strength of the love of cherubim
In obedience of angels
In service of archangels
In the hope of resurrection to meet with reward
In the prayers of patriarchs
In preachings of the apostles
In faiths of confessors
In innocence of virgins
In deeds of righteous men
I arise today
Through the strength of heaven
Light of the sun
Splendor of fire
Speed of lightning
Swiftness of the wind
Depth of the sea
Stability of the earth
Firmness of the rock
I arise today
Through God’s strength to pilot me
God’s might to uphold me
God’s wisdom to guide me
God’s eye to look before me
God’s ear to hear me
God’s word to speak for me
God’s hand to guard me
God’s way to lie before me
God’s shield to protect me
God’s hosts to save me
From snares of the devil
From temptations of vices
From everyone who desires me ill
Afar and near
Alone or in a multitude
I summon today all these powers between me and evil
Against every cruel merciless power that opposes my body and soul
Against incantations of false prophets
Against black laws of pagandom
Against false laws of heretics
Against craft of idolatry
Against spells of women and smiths and wizards
Against every knowledge that corrupts man’s body and soul
Christ shield me today
Against poison, against burning
Against drowning, against wounding
So that reward may come to me in abundance
Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me
Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me
Christ on my right, Christ on my left
Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me
Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks of me
Christ in the eye that sees me
Christ in the ear that hears me
I arise today
Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity
Through a belief in the Threeness
Through a confession of the Oneness
Of the Creator of creation
Saint Patrick
 



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My Prayer:


Sometimes life can get exhausting. 
Too much to do, with so little time.
Sometimes we are faced with so much pressure from all sides as life tries to box into corners.
I pray when we are faced with insurmountable odds, we can trust the power of Jesus to see us through any difficulties we face.
I pray when we are feeling weak, we can trust Jesus to give us strength to soar as eagles and to carry on. Amen!



Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
Yahweh is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the whole earth.
He never grows faint or weary;
there is no limit to His understanding.
29 He gives strength to the weary
and strengthens the powerless.
30 Youths may faint and grow weary,
and young men stumble and fall,
31 but those who trust in the Lord
will renew their strength;
they will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary;
they will walk and not faint.

Isaiah 40:28-31

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The Prayer Of Saint Teresa Of Avila – Finding Everything In God

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Let Nothing Disturb You
Let Nothing Frighten You
All Things Are Passing Away
God Never Changes
Patience Obtains All Things
Whoever Has God Lacks Nothing
God Alone Suffices

.
Amen



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My Prayer:


Everything we ever need in this life, we can find in Jesus.
There is an emptiness in every soul that only Jesus can fill.
Some people have tried to fill this emptiness with other things and they have failed to find fulfillment.
If we seek and search, we can find all our heart’s desires in God because he is waiting to fill us and satisfy us. 

I pray we can find Jesus as we seek and search for him with our all. Amen!



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On the last and most important day of the festival, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone is thirsty, he should come to Me and drink!
38 The one who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, will have streams of living water flow from deep within him.”

John 7:37-38


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The Prayer Of Saint Teresa Of Avila – Trusting God’s Will

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The Prayer Of Saint Teresa Of Avila – Trusting God’s Will.


Teach Us, Good Lord
To Serve You As You Deserve
To Give And Not Count The Cost
To Fight And Not Heed The Wounds
To Toil And Not To Seek For Rest
To Labor And Not To Ask For Any Reward
Except That Of Knowing That We Do Your Will
Through Jesus Christ Our Lord

.
Amen



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My Prayer:


One of the most difficult words for me to pray is, “Lord, let thy will be done.”
Most times, I want things to go my way. But life is slowly teaching me that my way is not the best way.
Jesus’s way is the best way.
So, I’m slowly, albeit with difficulty starting to learn to let the Lord have his way and let his will be done.
It’s not easy but it’s totally worthy it because as events often play out in my life, I find God’s will turning out perfectly.
Jesus knows what we need and want even before we ask.
He is able to see past, present and future.
I pray we can trust his good, pleasing and perfect will and let our imperfect will down. 

In Jesus’s name. Amen!



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Therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, I urge you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God; this is your spiritual worship. 
2 Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.

Romans 12:1-2


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Courage, Honor, Character And Strength Quotes – Billy Graham

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Courage, Honor, Character And Strength Quotes – Billy Graham.


“Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are stiffened.” 

Billy Graham


“I look forward to death with great anticipation, to meeting God face to face.” 

Billy Graham


“I feel sorry for the man who has never known the bracing thrill of taking a stand and sticking to it fearlessly. Moral courage has rewards that timidity can never imagine. Like a shot of adrenaline, it floods the spirit with vitality” 

Billy Graham


“Suffering should not make us bitter people,’ my mother once said, ‘it should make us better comforters.’ Young people need to hear this from those who have walked before them, because someday they’ll be walking those same steps, but there may not be anyone following behind.” 

Billy Graham


“Only God Himself fully appreciates the influence of a Christian mother in the molding of character in her children.” 

Billy Graham


“A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone.” 

Billy Graham


“The happiness which brings enduring worth to life is not the superficial happiness that is dependent on circumstances. It is the happiness and contentment that fills the soul even in the midst of the most distressing circumstances and the most bitter environment. It is the kind of happiness that grins when things go wrong and smiles through the tears. The happiness for which our souls ache is one undisturbed by success or failure, one which will deeply root inside us and give us inward relaxation, peace, and contentment, no matter what the surface problems may be. That kind of happiness stands in need of no outward stimulas.” 

 ~ Billy Graham


“I don’t need a successor, only willing hands to accept the torch for a new generation.” 
 

Billy Graham


“When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.” 

Billy Graham


“A keen sense of humor helps us to overlook the unbecoming, understand the unconventional, tolerated the unpleasant, overcome the unexpected, and outlast the unbearable.” 

Billy Graham


“No matter how prepared you think you are for the death of a loved one, it still comes as a shock, and it still hurts very deeply.” 
 

Billy Graham


“Tears shed for self are tears of weakness, but tears shed for others are a sign of strength.” 

Billy Graham


“Believers, look up take courage. The angels are nearer than you think.” 

Billy Graham


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Jesus, Faith, Christianity, Religion And Spirituality Quotes – Billy Graham

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“The New Testament says nothing of Apostles who retired and took it easy.” 

Billy Graham


“Christ not only died for all: He died for each.” 

~ Billy Graham


“Every day is a gift from God, no matter how old we are.” 

~ Billy Graham


“God’s angels often protect his servants from potential enemies.” 

~ Billy Graham


“The Gospel has never changed.” 

~ Billy Graham


“Old is authentic. Old is genuine. Old is valuable.” 

~ Billy Graham


“I have never changed my message. I preach the Bible, and I preach it with authority.” 

~ Billy Graham


“Remember: He wants your fellowship, and He has done everything possible to make it a reality. He has forgiven your sins, at the cost of His own dear Son. He has given you His Word, and the priceless privilege of prayer and worship.” 

~ Billy Graham


“The highest form of worship is the worship of unselfish Christian service.” 

Billy Graham


“Each generation faces different issues and challenges, but our standard must always be measured by God’s word.” 

~ Billy Graham


“Even Hubble hasn’t found yet the end of this universe, and we don’t know that it has any end.” 

~ Billy Graham


“Regardless of what society says, we can’t go on much longer in the sea of immorality without judgment coming.” 

~ Billy Graham


“Death wasn’t part of God’s original plan for humanity, and the Bible calls death an enemy, the last enemy to be destroyed.” 

~ Billy Graham


“Self-centered indulgence, pride and a lack of shame over sin are now emblems of the American lifestyle.” 
 

~ Billy Graham


“What really matters is how God sees me. He isn’t concerned with labels; he is concerned about the state of man’s soul.” 

Billy Graham


“Growing old has been the greatest surprise of my life.” 

~ Billy Graham


“I don’t have freedom in the United States to go into a public school and preach the Gospel, nor is a student free in a public school to pray, or a teacher free to read the Bible publicly to the students. At the same time, we have a great degree of freedom for which I am grateful.” 
 

~ Billy Graham


“I have discovered that just because we grow weaker physically as we age, it doesn’t mean that we must grow weaker spiritually.” 

~ Billy Graham


“I’ve been praying that we might have a spiritual awakening. But I think that becomes possible as individuals surrender their lives fresh and anew to Christ.” 

~ Billy Graham


“The thing that alarms me is that there are so many clergymen who say that the so-called ‘new morality’ is all right. They say we’re living in a new generation; let’s be relevant, let’s change God’s law. Let’s say that adultery is all right under certain circumstances; fornication’s all right under certain circumstances. If it’s meaningful.” 

~ Billy Graham


“Only God who made us can touch us and change us and save us from ourselves.” 

Billy Graham


“We’re all sinners. Everybody you meet all over the world is a sinner.” 

~ Billy Graham


“A calling is you feel, you look out and see the need maybe it’s the need for the poor, to help poor people. Maybe it’s the need to get involved in the race problem, as Martin Luther King was felt called.” 

Billy Graham


“No one can outrun death. It will catch up to all of us eventually.”

 ~ Billy Graham


“Christians should never fail to sense the operation of an angelic glory. It forever eclipses the world of demonic powers, as the sun does a candle’s light.” 

~ Billy Graham


“I am well aware that there are prisoners of conscience in the Soviet Union, including some who have said they have chosen to resist the law because of religious reasons.” 

Billy Graham


“I am just one of many thousands called to be an evangelist.” 

~ Billy Graham


“Heaven is full of answers for which nobody ever bothered to ask.” 

~ Billy Graham


“Evangelism is when the Gospel, which is good news, is preached or presented to all people.” 
 

~ Billy Graham


“The Bible says today is the accepted time, today is the day of salvation.But there will come a time when it will be too late for you.”
 

 ~ Billy Graham


“Man is not born to atheism. He is born to believe.” 

~ Billy Graham


“The Bible is full of warnings about false prophets and false messiahs. These satanically inspired people have appeared in almost every generation of history.” 

~ Billy Graham


“I want to tell people about the meaning of the cross.” 

~ Billy Graham


“I think where political issues invade moral situations, spiritual leaders have to speak out.” 

~ Billy Graham


“God will prepare everything for our perfect happiness in heaven, and if it takes my dog being there, I believe he’ll be there.” 

~ Billy Graham


“Communism has decided against God, against Christ, against the Bible, and against all religion.” 

~ Billy Graham


“The great question of our time is, ‘Will we be motivated by materialistic philosophy or by spiritual power?” 

~ Billy Graham


“When Christians say God has been talking to them about something, it simply means they have a strong inner conviction or feeling that God has made His will known to them.” 

~ Billy Graham


“Whenever I counsel someone who feels called to be an evangelist, I always urge them to guard their time and not feel like they have to do everything.” 

~ Billy Graham


“The Bible says that as Christians we don’t grieve the same way people do who have no hope of eternity and of Heaven – but we still grieve.” 
 

~ Billy Graham


“Communism is a religion that is inspired, directed and motivated by the Devil himself who has declared war against Almighty God.” 

~ Billy Graham


“I believe that I have received Jesus Christ into my heart. I believe that he has covered all of my sins.”

 ~ Billy Graham


“I know that soon my life will be over. I thank God for it, and for all He has given me in this life. But I look forward to Heaven.” 

~ Billy Graham


“There’s a great deal to say in the Bible about the signs we’re to watch for, and when these signs all converge at one place we can be sure that we’re close to the end of the age.” 

~ Billy Graham


“I think we’ve taken the meaning of Christmas out. People don’t stop and think about Jesus or the birth of Jesus. When they think of Christmas, they think of Santa Claus and for the children they think of giving gifts and out giving the next person or spending their time looking for the right thing for somebody who has everything.” 

~ Billy Graham


“For those of you who do not know Him, choosing your eternal home is the most important decision you will ever make.” 

~ Billy Graham


“Every year during their High Holy Days, the Jewish community reminds us all of our need for repentance and forgiveness.” 

~ Billy Graham


“I am amazed at the wonders of technology and am grateful for the ways in which we are able to use it to share the Gospel around the world.” 

~ Billy Graham


“If God doesn’t punish America, He’ll have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah.” 

Billy Graham


“Christ was God in human flesh, and He proved it by rising from the dead.” 

~ Billy Graham


“I don’t want to see religious bigotry in any form. It would disturb me if there was a wedding between the religious fundamentalists and the political right. The hard right has no interest in religion except to manipulate it.” 

~ Billy Graham


“The framers of our Constitution meant we were to have freedom of religion, not freedom.” 

~ Billy Graham


“Evangelicals can’t be closely identified with any particular party or person. We have to stand in the middle, to preach to all the people, right and left.” 

~ Billy Graham


“I am not going to Heaven because I have preached to great crowds or read the Bible many times. I’m going to Heaven just like the thief on the cross who said in that last moment: ‘Lord, remember me.” 

~ Billy Graham


“Don’t be misled by those who claim God doesn’t exist, because He does.” 

~ Billy Graham


“If we had more hell in the pulpit, we would have less hell in the pew.” 

~ Billy Graham


“I can’t prove it scientifically, that there’s a God, but I believe.” 

~ Billy Graham


“A lot of Jews are great friends of mine.” 
 

~ Billy Graham


“God never takes away something from your life without replacing it with something better.” 

~ Billy Graham


“There are two great forces, God’s force of good and the devil’s force of evil, and I believe Satan is alive and he is working, and he is working harder than ever, and we have many mysteries that we don’t understand.” 

~ Billy Graham


“Many churches of all persuasions are hiring research agencies to poll neighborhoods, asking what kind of church they prefer. Then the local churches design themselves to fit the desires of the people. True faith in God that demands selflessness is being replaced by trendy religion that serves the selfish.” 

~ Billy Graham


“Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent.” 

~ Billy Graham


“Scripture is filled with examples of men and women whom God used late in life, often with great impact men and women who refused to use old age as an excuse to ignore what God wanted them to do.” 

~ Billy Graham


“I used to read five psalms every day that teaches me how to get along with God. Then I read a chapter of Proverbs every day and that teaches me how to get along with my fellow man.” 
 

~ Billy Graham


“Freedom is relative.” 
 

~ Billy Graham


“Those outside the church expect followers of Christ to live differently, yet today many in church are chasing after the world not to win them, but to be like them.” 

~ Billy Graham


“I have never talked publicly or privately about the Jewish people, including conversations with President Nixon, except in the most positive terms.” 
 

Billy Graham


“Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has.” 

~ Billy Graham


“We are the Bibles the world is reading; We are the creeds the world is needing; We are the sermons the world is heeding.” 

~ Billy Graham


“Only those who want everything done for them are bored.” 
 

~ Billy Graham


“Success is always dangerous, and we need to be alert and avoid becoming the victims of our own success. Will we influence the world for Christ, or will the world influence us?” 

~ Billy Graham


“Seemingly, man has learned to live without God, preoccupied and indifferent toward Him and concerned only about material security and pleasure.” 

~ Billy Graham


“The Bible says that God has a reason for keeping us here; if He didn’t, He would take us to Heaven far sooner.” 

~ Billy Graham


“My home is in Heaven. I’m just traveling through this world.” 
 

~ Billy Graham


“The men who followed Him were unique in their generation. They turned the world upside down because their hearts had been turned right side up. The world has never been the same.” 

~ Billy Graham


“There have been times that I’ve wept as I’ve gone from city to city and I’ve seen how far people have wandered from God.” 
 

~ Billy Graham


“Make sure of your commitment to Jesus Christ, and seek to follow Him every day. Don’t be swayed by the false values and goals of this world, but put Christ and His will first in everything you do.” 

~ Billy Graham


“Read the Bible. Work hard and honestly. And don’t complain.” 

~ Billy Graham


“Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.” 

~ Billy Graham


“Man has two great spiritual needs. One is for forgiveness. The other is for goodness.” 

~ Billy Graham


“We go on in our pleasures thinking they’re going to last forever.” 

~ Billy Graham


“The legacy we leave is not just in our possessions, but in the quality of our lives. The greatest waste in all of our earth, which cannot be recycled or reclaimed, is our waste of the time that God has given us each day.” 

~ Billy Graham


“Many churches today have special programs for people who are grieving, and these can be very helpful.” 

~ Billy Graham


“When anyone has the power to destroy the whole human race in a matter of hours, it becomes a moral issue. The church must speak out.” 

~ Billy Graham


“Suppose you could gain everything in the whole world, and lost your soul. Was it worth?” 

~ Billy Graham


“There is no scriptural basis for segregation.” 

~ Billy Graham


“When granted many years of life, growing old in age is natural, but growing old with grace is a choice. Growing older with grace is possible for all who will set their hearts and minds on the Giver of grace, the Lord Jesus Christ.” 

~ Billy Graham


“A real Christian is a person who can give his pet parrot to the town gossip.” 

~ Billy Graham


“I’m grateful for the evangelical resurgence we’ve seen across the world in the last half-century or so. It truly has been God’s doing.” 

~ Billy Graham


“I just want to lobby for God.” 

~ Billy Graham


“I don’t have to see a murder in order to condemn murder.” 

~ Billy Graham


“The will of God will not take us where the grace of God cannot sustain us.” 

~ Billy Graham


“The older I get, the more important the eternal becomes to me personally.” 

~ Billy Graham


“I’ve read the last page of the Bible. It’s all going to turn out all right.”

 ~ Billy Graham


“Our society strives to avoid any possibility of offending anyone except God.” 

~ Billy Graham


“Christians are not limited to any church.” 

~ Billy Graham



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Martin Luther King Jr. was President of the Southern Christian Leadership conference, a Powerful champion for the Civil Rights Movement and Co-pastor of Ebenezer Baptist church, Atlanta, Georgia with his Father, Reverend Martin Luther King, Sr. before becoming Pastor of Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, Montgomery, Alabama. He led the Iconic, Walk for Freedom, in Montgomery, which resulted in bus desegregation. In 1963, he was Time magazine’s Man of the Year and received the Prestigious Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.


Dr. Martin Luther King was also deeply Spiritual and a staunch Christian who believed in the teaching of Jesus Christ. In the proceeding lines, I share some of his quotes on Faith, Christianity, Jesus and Spirituality.


Jesus is not an impractical idealist; he is the practical realist - Martin Luther King Jr. Social Media Square Image

“I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made straight and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.”

Martin Luther King Jr.


“The God whom we worship is not a weak and incompetent God. He is able to beat back gigantic waves of opposition and to bring low prodigious mountains of evil. The ringing testimony of the Christian faith is that God is able.”

Martin Luther King Jr.


“When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, ‘Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!’ ”

Martin Luther King Jr.


“If any earthly institution or custom conflicts with God’s will, it is your Christian duty to oppose it. You must never allow the transitory, evanescent demands of man-made institutions to take precedence over the eternal demands of the Almighty God.”

Martin Luther King Jr.


“Before I was a civil rights leader, I was a preacher of the Gospel. This was my first calling and it still remains my greatest commitment. You know, actually all that I do in civil rights I do because I consider it a part of my ministry. I have no other ambitions in life but to achieve excellence in the Christian ministry. I don’t plan to run for any political office. I don’t plan to do anything but remain a preacher. And what I’m doing in this struggle, along with many others, grows out of my feeling that the preacher must be concerned about the whole man.”

Martin Luther King Jr.


Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. - Martin Luther King Jr. Social Media Square Image

“If physical death is the price that I must pay to free my white brothers and sisters from a permanent death of the spirit, then nothing can be more redemptive.”

Martin Luther King Jr.


“World peace through nonviolent means is neither absurd nor unattainable. All other methods have failed. Thus we must begin anew. Nonviolence is a good starting point. Those of us who believe in this method can be voices of reason, sanity, and understanding amid the voices of violence, hatred, and emotion. We can very well set a mood of peace out of which a system of peace can be built.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“Ten thousand fools proclaim themselves into obscurity, while one wise man forgets himself into immortality.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. - Martin Luther King Jr. Social Media Post

“Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“A lie cannot live.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“The confidence that God is mindful of the individual is of tremendous value in dealing with the disease of fear, for it gives us a sense of worth, of belonging, and of at homeness in the universe.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“The past is prophetic in that it asserts loudly that wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war but the positive affirmation of peace.”
“The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“Every man lives in two realms: the internal and the external. The internal is that realm of spiritual ends expressed in art, literature, morals, and religion. The external is that complex of devices, techniques, mechanisms, and instrumentalities by means of which we live.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


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“Property is intended to serve life, and no matter how much we surround it with rights and respect, it has no personal being. It is part of the earth man walks on. It is not man.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“We must use time creatively, in the knowledge that the time is always ripe to do right.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“Was not Paul an extremist for the gospel of Jesus Christ?” “I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“Be a bush if you can’t be a tree. If you can’t be a highway, just be a trail. If you can’t be a sun, be a star. For it isn’t by size that you win or fail. Be the best of whatever you are.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“If we are not careful, our colleges will produce a group of close-minded, unscientific, illogical propagandists, consumed with immoral acts. Be careful, ‘brethren!’ Be careful, teachers!” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“Jesus is not an impractical idealist; he is the practical realist.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“There is so much frustration in the world because we have relied on gods rather than God. We have worshiped the god of pleasure only to discover that thrills play out and sensations are short-lived.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


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“Jesus reminds us that the good life combines the toughness of the serpent and the tenderness of the dove. To have serpent-like qualities devoid of dovelike qualities is to be passionless, mean, and selfish. To have dovelike without serpent-like qualities is to be sentimental, anemic and aimless. We must combine strongly marked antitheses.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“In that dramatic scene on Calvary’s hill three men were crucified.All three were crucified for the same crime-the crime of extremism. Two were extremists for immorality, and thus fell below their environment. The other, Jesus Christ, was an extremist for love, truth and goodness, and thereby rose above his environment. Perhaps the South, the nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


When we see social relationships controlled everywhere by the principles which Jesus illustrated in life trust, love, mercy, and altruism then we shall know that the kingdom of God is here.” 

Martin Luther King Jr


“I am in Birmingham because injustice is here. Just as the eighth century prophets left their little villages and carried their “thus saith the Lord” far beyond the boundaries of their home towns; and just as the Apostle Paul left his little village of Tarsus and carried the gospel of Jesus Christ to practically every hamlet and city of the Graeco-Roman world, I too am compelled to carry the gospel of freedom beyond my particular home town. Like Paul, I must constantly respond to the Macedonian call for aid.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


In this world is a God whose matchless strength is a fit contrast to the sordid weakness of man. - Martin Luther King Jr. Social Media Square Image

“I’ll tell you, I’ve seen the lightning flash. I’ve heard the thunder roll. I felt sin-breakers dashing, trying to conquer my soul. But I heard the voice of Jesus saying still to fight on.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“We need to recapture the gospel glow of the early Christians who were nonconformists in the truest sense of the word. Their powerful gospel put an end to such barbaric evils as infanticide and bloody gladiatorial contests. Finally, they captured the Roman Empire for Jesus Christ.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“By opening our lives to God in Christ, we become new creatures. This experience, which Jesus spoke of as the new birth, is essential if we are to be transformed nonconformists. Only through an inner spiritual transformation do we gain the strength to fight vigorously the evils of the world in a humble and loving spirit.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“Use me, God. Show me how to take who I am, who I want to be, and what I can do, and use it for a purpose greater than myself.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“If any earthly institution or custom conflicts with God’s will, it is your Christian duty to oppose it. You must never allow the transitory, evanescent demands of man-made institutions to take precedence over the eternal demands of the Almighty God.”

Martin Luther King Jr.


“Christianity affirms that at the heart of reality is a Heart, a loving Father who works through history for the salvation of His children. Man cannot save himself, for man is not the measure of all things and humanity is not God. Bound by the chains of his own sin and finiteness, man needs a Savior.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“In this world is a God whose matchless strength is a fit contrast to the sordid weakness of man.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


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“When we would yield to the temptation of a world rife with sexual promiscuity and gone wild with a philosophy of self-expression, Jesus tells us that ‘whosoever looks on a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“If any earthly institution or custom conflicts with God’s will, it is your Christian duty to oppose it. You must never allow the transitory, evanescent demands of man-made institutions to take precedence over the eternal demands of the Almighty God.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“When I took up the cross I recognized its meaning. The cross is something that you bear, and ultimately, that you die on.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“Like the early Christians, we must move into a sometime hostile world armed with the revolutionary gospel of Jesus Christ. With this powerful gospel we shall boldly challenge the status quo.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


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“To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“In contrast to ethical relativism, Christianity sets forth a system of absolute moral values and affirms that God has placed within the very structure of this universe certain moral principles that are fixed and immutable.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“The God whom we worship is not a weak and incompetent God. He is able to beat back gigantic waves of opposition and to bring low prodigious mountains of evil. The ringing testimony of the Christian faith is that God is able.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“We need to pledge ourselves anew to the cause of Christ. We must capture the spirit of the early church. Wherever the early Christians went, they made a triumphant witness for Christ. Whether on the village streets or in the city jails, they daringly proclaimed the good news of the gospel.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“The early Christians rejoiced when they were deemed worthy to suffer for what they believed. In those days the Church was not merely a thermometer that recorded the ideas and principles of popular opinion; it was a thermostat that transformed the mores of society.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“The gospel at its best deals with the whole man, not only his soul but his body, not only his spiritual well-being, but his material well-being as well.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“The end of life is not to be happy, nor to achieve pleasure and avoid pain, but to do the will of God, come what may.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


I’ve looked over, and I’ve seen the promised land. I may not get there with you, but I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the promised land. So I’m happy tonight. I’m not worried about anything. I’m not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


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“It is cheerful to God when you rejoice or laugh from the bottom of your heart.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“One day we will learn that the heart can never be totally right if the head is totally wrong. Only through the bringing together of head and heart: intelligence and goodness: shall man rise to a fulfillment of his true nature.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“God is not interested merely in the freedom of black men, and brown men, and yellow men; God is interested in the freedom of the whole human race.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“Oh, the worst of all tragedies is not to die young, but to live until seventy-five and yet not ever truly to have lived.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“Don’t allow anybody to make you feel that you’re nobody.” 
 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“If we are to go forward, we must go back and rediscover those precious values that all reality hinges on moral foundations and that all reality has spiritual control.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made straight and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“The words ‘I will forgive you, but I’ll never forget what you’ve done’ never explain the real nature of forgiveness.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“We must use time creatively, in the knowledge that the time is always ripe to do right.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge, which is power; religion gives man wisdom, which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“The belief that God will do everything for man is as untenable as the belief that man can do everything for himself. It, too, is based on a lack of faith. We must learn what to expect God to do everything while we do nothing is not faith but superstition.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“Any religion that professes to be concerned about the souls of men and is not concerned about the slums that damn them, the economic conditions that strangle them and the social conditions that cripple them is a spiritually moribund religion awaiting burial.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“Now, I say to you today my friends, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“That old law about ‘an eye for an eye’ leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“If we are to go forward, we must go back and rediscover those precious values that all reality hinges on moral foundations and that all reality has spiritual control.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“One who condones evils is just as guilty as the one who perpetrates it.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“There comes a time when silence is betrayal.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.



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Martin Luther King Jr. who was born on January 15 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia and assassinated at 39 years on April 4th 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee, lived a remarkable life. At 15 years, he joined Morehouse college. At 26, he had obtained his PHD and Doctorate in Systematic Theology from Boston University. By 34 he had already carried out many social activist campaigns and given his famous and land mark speech, “I have a Dream.”


When he was 35 years old, he was awarded the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize for his nonviolent resistance to racial prejudice in America. As the World remembers and Celebrate’s his life, his work and his birthday, I collected some of his most Iconic quotes on Courage, Strength and Fortitude.


“Courage is an inner resolution to go forward despite obstacles; Cowardice is submissive surrender to circumstances. Courage breeds creativity; Cowardice represses fear and is mastered by it. Cowardice asks the question, is it safe? Expediency asks the question, is it politic? Vanity asks the question, is it popular? But conscience ask the question, is it right? And there comes a time when we must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because it is right.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“Cowardice asks the question, ‘Is it safe?’ Expediency asks the question, ‘Is it politic?’ Vanity asks the question, ‘Is it popular?’ But Conscience asks the question, ‘Is it right?’” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

Martin Luther King Jr.


“A riot is at bottom the language of the unheard.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“If a man hasn’t discovered something he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.” 
 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable. Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“When you are right, you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.” 
 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“The question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be. The nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists.” 
 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“I came to the conclusion that there is an existential moment in your life when you must decide to speak for yourself; nobody else can speak for you.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“Normal fear protects us; abnormal fear paralyses us. Normal fear motivates us to improve our individual and collective welfare; abnormal fear constantly poisons and distorts our inner lives. Our problem is not to be rid of fear but, rather to harness and master it.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“Every man of humane convictions must decide on the protest that best suits his convictions, but we must all protest.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.” 
 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“The soft-minded man always fears change. He feels security in the status quo, and he has an almost morbid fear of the new. For him, the greatest pain is the pain of a new idea.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they’d die for.” 
 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“Nothing worthwhile is gained without sacrifice.” 
 

Martin Luther King Jr.


“For when people get caught up with that which is right and they are willing to sacrifice for it, there is no stopping point short of victory.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.


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Sometimes it’s tough to stand against popular trends and say NO.

Sometimes its hard to tell people the truth about their actions with no fear.
Sometimes its exhausting to refuse to let go of your values against the pressures.

Sometimes it’s difficult to resit the urge of the shinny knowledge and mystic of New Age.

Sometimes it’s taxing to resit the appeal of universalism, one world religion and other fancy ideas.



They will label you
They will pile abuses
They will exclude you
They will lie about you
They will try to break you
They will try to change you
They will throw stones at you
They will slander your reputation
They will insult you and your God
They will call you unsavory names
They will spread falsehoods against
They will tarnish and garnish your name

They will beat your confidence and self esteem

They will accuse you of wrongs you never committed



You will lose family
You will lose friends
You will lose opportunities
You will lose relationships
You will lose a lot,  count on it


“Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child. Children will rebel against their parents and have them put to death. 13 Everyone will hate you because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.

Mark 13:12-13

In fact it’s not a matter of IF, it’s a matter of WHEN some of these things will come your way. Following the way of Jesus Christ, following the way of the cross is not easy. Jesus never said it would be easy. But he promised to be with us through it all.


Sometimes it will feel like life is passing you by.
Sometimes it will feel like Jesus short-changed you about what the Christian walk is all about.
Sometimes you will even question your decision to follow Christ.


Somedays will cold

Somedays will be lonely

Somedays will be painful

Somedays will be difficult

Somedays will be exhausting


But when you face  these kinds of situations and circumstances;


When you feel sad,

When you feel weak,

When you feel broken,

When your faith is faltering,

When your hope is flying low,

When your love stores are dry,

When you feel you can’t possibly go on,


Please I beseech you in such moments to choose praise and worship!


Yes rejoice!
Be joyful! Be Happy!


Like the Apostle Paul gladly boast and say,


“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. ” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

2 Corinthians 12:9

And like the Apostle James goes on to add:

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, 3 for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. 4 And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

James 1:2-4

Lest, we so easily forget that the Man we love and chose to follow, the Man himself: Jesus Christ of Nazareth endured much much worse.


He was born in a manager,

He was rejected by his own people

He didn’t always have a roof over his head

He was persecuted and vilified by the Pharisees

He was insulted, abused and slandered by the world

He was mocked and ridiculed by the Pharisees and Saduccees

He was beaten and wounded and nailed to a cross for our salvation


And before he left this world, he told his followers that they would face similar perils from the world.


“If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. 19 If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. 20 Remember the word that I said to you: A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours. 21 But all these things they will do to you on account of my name, because they do not know him who sent me.

John 15:18-21

So take heart! Pick courage! Don’t dare quit! Don’t dare lose your faith which is very precious! Hold onto Hope! Jesus is alive and he got you! Jesus conquered this world with all it’s pain, suffering and persecution. Yes! The King of Kings has his people! You are not alone!


I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

John 16:33

You love righteousness and hate wickedness;
therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions
by anointing you with the oil of joy.

Psalms 45:7

Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees; 13 And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.

Hebrews 12:12-13

So go ahead like the Victor in Christ you are.

Get up if you are down.

Stand up if you are sitting.

Walk if you are standing.

Jog if you are walking.

Sprint if you are jogging.

Fly if you are sprinting!


And remember always that:


Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of hosts.

Zechariah 4:6


Jules

Servant for the glory of Jesus. A Woman after God’s own Heart. A friend of Jesus. A Child of Abba Father.



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