favorite quotes

"Lean hard on Jesus, and dig deep into His marvelous written Word." - Joyce Rogers

"Sometimes on the Rock I tremble faint of heart and weak of knee; but the steadfast Rock of Ages never trembles under me!” - Isobel Kuhn

"Others have gone this way before me,' she thought,' and they could even sing about it afterwards. Will he who is so strong and gentle be less faithful and gracious to me, weak and cowardly though I am, when it is so obvious that the thing that he delights in the most of all is to deliver his followers from all their fears and to take them to the High Places?" – Hinds Feet on High Places, Hannah Hurnard

“My thankful love must be displayed, He loved and wooed a beggar maid.” – Hinds Feet on High Places, Hannah Hurnard

"Oh, how easy it is to be a Christian, so long as the flesh is not put to the trial, or nothing has to be relinquished; then it is an easy thing to be a Christian." - Maeyken Wens 

"Lord, I am Your messenger. Throw me like a blazing torch into the night." - Mary Skobtsova, thought to have died in place of another woman at concentration camp

“We must look upon the world, with all its delights and all its attractions, with suspicion and reserve. We who love our Lord and whose affections are set on Heavenly things voluntarily and gladly lay aside the things that charm and ravish the world, that our hearts may be ravished with the things of Heaven; that our whole being may be poured forth in constant and unreserved devotion in the service of the Lord who died to save us.” - Amy Carmichael 

"But my God lives; and He has my heart. We are all given to God; and there I am, and love to be." - Sarah Edwards

"Keep close to Jesus" - Mary Slessor

"Christianity cannot die because God is it’s Benefactor, Father, Helper, and Healer. Attempt to starve it out and God feeds His people. Attempt to imprison it, and God opens the prison doors. Attempt to embarrass it and God’s men and women rejoice in the ridicule. And attempt to murder it and the blood of the martyrs becomes the seed of the Church." - Eric Ludy 

"God has called us to a higher standard – the very standard of Christ. And I believe it’s time we become worthy of the calling we have received." - Leslie Ludy

"Somehow am I na├»ve to think we ought to look different, speak differently, act differently – that there ought to be such a savor and fragrance about us of Christ that it is a savor of death unto death to self and life unto life to others. The fact the world can so easily tolerate us, the fact of the almost complete absence of reproach, let alone of persecution, is itself a shameful testimony that we are so like the world that we cannot be distinguished from it." - Art Katz           
"It is wonderful to pass in the beauty parlor of Jesus, the Son of God, who has given His life for you and wishes to be Lord and master in your heart. He forgives your sins, He takes over your problems. He brings His grace and His peace and His richness in your life. And you become beautiful like the angels in heaven. It is quite a beauty parlor, set apart but the best, which can exist." - Sabina Wurmbrand

"The set-apart women of history past were not only willing to give up all the pleasures and enticements of the world for His sake, but everything they held precious was poured out upon Him without reserve. A truly set-apart woman is marked by this sacred decorum. She hates the things that God hates and loves the things that God loves, and she reflects this attitude in every dimension of her daily life. If our Lord does not take delight in the things that charm and ravish the world, neither should we. Other “Christian” girls may watch the same movies, listen to the same music, wear the same clothes, and have all the same pop-culture addictions as the rest of the world with just slightly higher morals tacked on. But God has called us to a higher standard – the very standard of Christ. And I believe it’s time we become worthy of the calling we have received." - Leslie Ludy

"Alters are for sacrificing things, breaking things, and giving things. Sometimes we need to go to the alter and do one of those things. We need to tear down the alters that are associated with the world! If we are in our place, and stay there, God WILL move!" - Joel Lisemby (my Dad)

"But He died to save us, also from our sins, many of which we love and hate to part with. Christ couldn't have done this if He weren't Lord over all the powers of evil. Jesus Christ is Savior because He is Lord. He is Lord because He is Savior. I can't be saved from my sins unless I'm also saved from myself, so Christ must be commanding officer in my life." - Elisabeth Elliot

"...Those who catch the vision are ready to follow the Lamb wherever He leads, and as they follow, in this spirit of joyful adventure, their path becomes clear before them and they are given power to fulfill their high calling. They are those who have the courage to break through conventionalities, who care not at all what the world thinks of them, because they are entirely taken up with the tremendous reality of Christ." - Bishop Bardley

"Are the things you're living for worth Jesus dying for?" - Adrian Rogers

"One compromise here, another compromise there and soon enough the so-called Christian and the man in the world look the same. " - AW Tozer

"Set-apart femininity exudes a beauty that is not of this world; it’s the spectacular radiance of a woman completely transformed by the Author of all things lovely and pure. Set-apart femininity, contrary to what you might be thinking, is not stodgy and grim-faced with drab, shapeless clothes, librarian glasses, and a twenty-pound Bible under one arm. It’s not hiding from society or shunning the opposite sex. Set-apart is the sparkling, vibrant, world-altering, Christ-like version of femininity that your King created you to exude. This kind of beauty is not found in the pages of fashion magazines. It’s not found in the “love yourself” mantras of the modern self-esteem messages. The spectacular sparkle of set-apart femininity is found through absolute abandonment to the Author of all true beauty. It’s found by exchanging a life consumed with self for a life consumed with Jesus Christ; by trading the desire to be attractive to this world for the longing to be attractive to Him alone. Find a woman who cares about nothing but loving, serving, honoring and glorifying Jesus Christ, and you will see who truly is “the fairest of them all.” - Leslie Ludy

"We will not build on the sand, but on the bedrock of the sayings of Christ, and the gates and minions of hell shall not prevail against us. Should such men as we fear? Before the whole world, yes, before the sleepless, lukewarm, faithless, namby-pamby Christian world, we will dare to trust our God, we will venture our all for Him, we will live and we will die for Him, and we will do it with His joy unspeakable singing aloud in our hearts. We will a thousand times sooner die trusting only in our God than live trusting in man. And when we come to this position the battle is already won, and the end of the glorious campaign in sight. We will have the real Holiness of God, not the sickly stuff of talk and dainty words and pretty thoughts; we will have a Masculine Holiness, one of daring faith and works for Jesus Christ." – C.T. Studd

"We've been so concerned about being cool, relevant, and fun that we have forgotten to be bread, light, and life to a hungry, dark, and dying world." - Eric Ludy, The Bravehearted Gospel

"Carnal Christians profess Christ as their Redeemer, but their actions and decisions are for the sake of their own interests and for who they are in themselves, rather than for God's interests and for who He is. Their minds are still the workshops of the devil, for he can persuade countless numbers of professing Christians to try and be Christians without Christ." - Ian Thomas

"What is the secret to great living? Entire separation to Christ and devotion to Him. Thus speaks every man and woman whose life has made more than a passing flicker in the spiritual realm. It is the life that has no time for trifling that counts." - Amy Carmichael

"Is it that we Christians today have an inadequate understanding of God’s holiness and therefore of his wrath against sin and of the awfulness of a Christless eternity? If we were gripped by the two facts–of the necessity for judgment of sin because God is holy; and of the necessity of holiness in the Christian that he may represent such a God to others–would we not “hunger and thirst after righteousness” whatever the cost, and would not others then see Christ in us, and be drawn to Him?" - Helen Roseveare

"How many there are … who imagine that because Jesus paid it all, they need pay nothing, forgetting that the prime object of their salvation was that they should follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ in bringing back a lost world to God." - Lottie Moon

“We must look upon the world, with all its delights and all its attractions, with suspicion and reserve. We who love our Lord and whose affections are set on Heavenly things voluntarily and gladly lay aside the things that charm and ravish the world, that our hearts may be ravished with the things of Heaven; that our whole being may be poured forth in constant and unreserved devotion in the service of the Lord who died to save us.” - Amy Carmichael

"As communist atheists allowed no place for Jesus in their hearts, I decided I'd leave not the smallest place for satan in mine." - Richard Wurmbrand

"The Christian life can be explained only in terms of Jesus Christ; and if your life as a Christian can still be explained in terms of you-your personality, your willpower, your gift, your talent, your money, your courage, your scholarship, your dedication, your sacrifice, or your anything-then although you may have the Christian life, you aren't truly living it." - Ian Thomas

"Is the world crucified to you tonight, or does it fascinate you?" - Leonard Ravenhill

"Blessed is the woman who walks not in the ways of Hollywood." - Unknown

"Chayai einam sheli od" (My life is no longer mine!) - uncle Reggie

"Let God be God" - Joel Lisemby (my Dad)

"God is Big...and He's GOOD." - James Lisemby (my grandfather)

"It doesn't matter if you have the entire Bible memorized, if it is not used correctly, understood correctly, or used in the correct contex then it has not been rightly divided." - Grant Lee (my husband)

"I can't help but wonder why we, as Christ professing young women so easily submit our minds and emotions to an industry that openly mocks the purity and righteousness of our Heavenly Prince." - Leslie Ludy

"Instead of applauding sex addict pastors, we need to tell them to either preach the Gospel with their lives or get out from behind that pulpit!" - Eric Ludy

"The greatest old or new Testament saints were on a level that is quite within our reach. The same spiritual power that enabled them to become our spiritual heroes, is also available to us." - Edward Megrick Goulbum

"You will ask me, are you satisfied? Have you got all you want? God forbid. With the deepest feeling of my soul I can say that I am satisfied with Jesus now; but there is also the consciousness of how much fuller the revelation can be of the exceeding abundance of His grace. Let us never hesitate to say, this is only the beginning." - Andrew Murray

"Ours must not be the love that asks 'how little?' but 'how much?' We must look upon the world, with all its delights and all its attractions, with suspicion and reserve. We are called to a higher Kingdom, we are touched with a diviner Spirit." - Amy Carmichael

"Let's quit fiddling with religion and do something to bring the world to Christ." - Billy Sunday

"My heart is full of praise that one so insignificant, uneducated, and ordinary in every way could be used to His glory for the blessing of His people..." - Gladys Alyward

"Leave me as I am, the one who gives me strength to endure the fire will also give me strength to stay quite still on the pyre., even without the precaution of your nails.... For eighty and six years I have been his servant, and he has done me no wrong, and how can I blaspheme my King who saved me?" - Polycarp, his last words at the time of his martyrdom

"God trains His soldiers, not in tents of ease and luxury, but by turning them out and using them to forced marches and hard service. He makes them ford through streams, and swim through rivers and climb mountains, and walk many a weary mile with heavy knapsacks on their backs. Well, Christian, may not this account for the troubles through which you are passing? Is not this the reason why He is contending with you?" - Charles Haddon Spurgeon

“How wonderful to find Him always there, when we have unexpected need of Him! That living touch with Him is so precious; it makes Him so real; it obliterates the line between the earthly and heavenly; it is so humbling to find Him waiting there.” - Isobel Kuhn

"Whatever the particular call is, the particular sacrifice God asks you to make, the particular cross He wishes you to embrace, whatever the particular path He wants you to tread, will you rise up, and say in your heart, "Yes, Lord, I accept it; I submit, I yield, I pledge myself to walk in that path, and to follow that Voice, and to trust Thee with the consequences"? Oh! but you say, "I don't know what He will want next." No, we none of us know that, but we know we shall be safe in His hands." - Catherine Booth

"Not called!" did you say? "Not heard the call," I think you should say. Put your ear down to the Bible, and hear him bid you go and pull sinners out of the fire of sin. Put your ear down to the burdened, agonized heart of humanity, and listen to its pitiful wail for help. Go stand by the gates of hell, and hear the damned entreat you to go to their father's house and bid their brothers and sisters, and servants and masters not to come there. And then look Christ in the face, whose mercy you have professed to obey, and tell him whether you will join heart and soul and body and circumstances in the march to publish his mercy to the world." - William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army

"A tiny group of believers who have the gospel keep mumbling it over and over to themselves. Meanwhile, millions who have never heard it once fall into the flames of eternal hell without ever hearing the salvation story." - K.P. Yohannan

"And people who do not know the Lord ask why in the world we waste our lives as missionaries. They forget that they too are expending their lives…and when the bubble has burst they will have nothing of eternal significance to show for the years they have wasted." - Nate Saint

"I have seen, at different times, the smoke of a thousand villages - villages whose people are without Christ, without God, and without hope in the world." - Robert Moffat

"I tell you, brethren, if mercies and if judgments do not convert you, God has no other arrows in His quiver." - Robert Murray M'Cheyne

"still with Thee
when by waters still Thou leadest
in the pastures green Thou feedest
when goodness and mercy follow all my days

still with Thee
when the skies above are cloudless
and my heart is light and careless
and my soul soars high on eagle's wings

still with Thee
when all around me waits in silence
and surrounded by Thy presence
i can hear the whisper of Thy Voice

still with Thee
in paths befogged with mist and darkness
led in ways made rough with sadness
yet Thy Word enlightens all my way

still with Thee
as all of nature groans and trembles
caves and mountains disassembled
all Thy waves and billows cover me

still with Thee
when through the fire of trial Thou takest
all Thy gold from dross Thou purgest
pain and sorrow working out Thy will

still with Thee
as the heart in weakness faileth
arm of flesh unfaithful proveth
only to discover Thy great strength

still with Thee
when the heart with sorrow battered
lovliest dream so crudely shattered
Thou rememberest every tear that falls

still with Thee
as with cherished sons Thou chasteneth
all those whom Thy love restraineth
working thus to form the will to Thine

still with Thee
ever in Thy work abounding
joys and duties all resounding
in a holy sacrifice of praise

still with Thee
when the hoped for day arriving
gladly to Thy call replying
this Thy servant enters into rest

and in joyous anthems joining
all aglow with glory shining
evermore with Thee my Lord to be
i will find that Thou art
still with me"

- Rebekah Gilley

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