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          Net-burst.Net is so vast that the following cannot give you even an awareness of the scope of topics covered, but it can at least provide a glimpse of its quality. The quotes (some of which are condensed or adapted) are copyrighted but may be freely used, subject to simple conditions mentioned at the end of this page


          If spring could tip-toe past nature without stirring it from its winter slumber; if the sun could slip through the sky without dispelling the night; if rain could fall to the ground without bringing life to the desert Ė only then should you fear dry times, dark times, lean times. Though you feel as useless as a fur coat in a heat wave, the time will come when your warmth is treasured. For everything there is a season.
          Taken from Nothing to Live For

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          Iím the quiet, intelligent type. When Iím quiet, Iím intelligent. But I limp to the Bible and find comfort. I bump into Isaac, who blessed the wrong twin; and Jacob, the scheming mummyís boy, who had to marry his sister-in-law to patch up his first mistake. I hear Job clawing for words to recount the tragedy that marred his childhood Ė he was born alive. I see Saul hiding amongst the baggage; David squabbling with his brothers; Jonah bewailing the death of a weed; Thomas poking holes in Jesusí side. Whenever they had a brainwave heaven ducked for cover. Hard-boiled? These egg-heads were always in hot water.
          I could put my feet up with folks like that. And what fires me is that these scatterbrains are Godís sort of people Ė the type through whom he changes the world.
          Taken from Iíve Gotta be Me!

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          Genuine success Ė the synthetic varieties donít last Ė is achieving what God expects of us. Only God can measure it. Donít gauge hurdlers by how high they jump, or pole-vaulters by how fast they run. Judge archers by their accuracy but donít apply this measure to javelin throwers. If that seems obvious itís because sport lacks the mystery of real life. In the game of life spectators speculate, the Judge judges.
          Taken from Godís Measure Of Success

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          God is making a smart cookie. If Iím covered with spilt milk, thatís marvelous. If thereís egg on my face, itís a bonus. If Iím mixed up, Iím delighted. If Iím beaten, Iím making progress. If the heat is on, Iíll warm to my task. If Iím half-baked, something good is cooking. When I feel I could crumble, Iím nearing perfection. Everything is going my way.
          Taken from The Quest For Fulfillment

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          No matter how much you cry, beg, and wish, you have not moved from superstition to authentic Christian prayer until you can thank God for the answer, knowing it is yours before you hold it in your hand. Faith is not thinking that God can ; it is knowing that he will (Mark 11:24; James 1:5-8).
          You will see it when you believe it.
          Taken from Boost Your Prayer Life

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          Faith empowers us to soar beyond human limitations into the realm of the divine.
          Taken from Treating Religious Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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          Like Naaman fuming at being told to have a bath, (2 Kings 5:7-14) we might do something heroic for God Ė terrorize demons, hang by our thumbs in the heart of Islam, rush an injured angel to a vet (who else sets broken wings?) Ė but when it comes to the mundane Ė well I stacked the chairs last week. And you had a bath last Christmas.
          Miracles we do immediately. The menial takes longer. If it dulls our pride, it saps our enthusiasm. We want the glory. God can find his own.
          Thereís no such thing as an inferior calling; only inferior love. For Simon the Pharisee, washing Jesusí feet was a chore beneath his dignity. For the woman he despised, this same task was a wondrous privilege. (Luke 7:36-47) For John the Baptist it was an honor so immense it seemed unattainable. (Mark 1:7) Itís our love and adoration, not the task, thatís too small.
          Taken from Why Lord?

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          If you think praise is hot air, youíre right. Itís the hot air that makes faith balloon, lifting us to new heights in God, while warming the Fatherís heart.
          Taken from Godís anti-depressant

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          The mind-boggling intensity of Godís love is as close and as crucial as the oxygen you breathe. Despite this, we tend to drift into regarding the infinite love of God as if it had the practical relevance of the countless grains of sand in a desert we have never seen. Letís bring our thinking down from the clouds to hard reality. The fact of divine love makes the happiness of Almighty God forever dependent upon your happiness. If you hurt, God hurts.
          Taken from Lifeís Mysteries Explained

    * * *

          We may seem the object of ridicule, but weíre the focus of infinite love. Weíre fruit growing sweeter, wine gaining value; not milk going sour. Weíre not cardboard caving, colors fading, under the weight of time; weíre concrete drying stronger, trees growing higher, dawn glowing brighter.
          Taken from Donít Panic Ė God At Work

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          The enemy of our souls is the master deceiver because that is all he can do. The devil cannot change reality. He cannot change the fact that God loves you with all of this unlimited love and that Christ died for the sins of the entire world, which has to include every sin you have ever committed. So all he can do is mess with your feelings, hoping that you will start to believe them rather than believe in the power of Christ and the love of God.
          Taken from Satan and Evil Spirits: You Can Beat Them

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          One of the most important things in the Christian life is to focus on Godís great love for us and not let Satan trick us into thinking that God frowns on us when we fall into sin. Yes, God is disappointed, but when a little child falls, whatís the first thing he does? He runs to mommy or daddy for comfort. You, too, can run to Daddy, the instant you fall. The tender, forgiving Lord is devoted you. Satan, however, wants to you to fear, and feel bad about running to God. He knows we instinctively recoil from anyone we fear might be angry or displeased with us and keep that person at armís length. He wants us to be standoffish from the only One who can truly deliver us and defeat Satan in our lives. He doesnít want us to rejoice in Godís forgiveness but to feel miserable.
          Taken from Receiving a Personal Revelation of God's Love for You

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          Heroism is not the absence of fear, but plowing on regardless. Likewise, faith Ė spiritual heroism Ė is not the absence of doubt. In fact, doubt serves us as our personal spiritual trainer, enabling us to build spiritual muscle, and thus empowering us for eternal greatness.
          Taken from When Doubt Knocks

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          Earth sees us flattened on the wrestling ring canvas in faithís fight. Heaven sees us forming on the canvas of the Great Artist.
          Half-completed works of art look ugly. All that matters, however, is the finished masterpiece. Forget appearances. Yield to the Artist. The result will be breath-taking.
          Taken from When Things Get Tough

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          From tongue-tied Moses (to er is human) to cave-mouth Peter; from down-in-the-mouth Jonah to high-as-a-kite Noah (Genesis 9:21); from Job in his trouble-bath to Mordecai having the last laugh, the Bible bristles with ordinary folk who achieved extraordinary things for God. And you were born to continue this tradition.
          Taken from Godís Radical Views

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    Encouraging fellow Christians works miracles because God is already working powerfully within them. Encouragement releases God to burst through the drizzle of despair and negativity that dampens the fire of God within a person. It builds the faith that gives God free rein to do the beautiful things he longs to do in the personís life.
          Taken from How to Comfort Hurting People

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          From the age of four, I loved helping grandpa lay cement paths. Almost anyone could do a better job than a little child, but that was irrelevant. I was irreplaceable. I had a special place in grandpaís heart.
          And you have a special place in Godís heart. Physically, the Lord is totally self-sufficient. He needs us no more than a handyman needs the services of a four-year-old. But the Fatherís joy could never be complete without your contribution.
          Taken from God Loves You Means You Are Godís Favorite!

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          Christians wishing they had the abilities of others are nightingales coveting a peacockís beauty or soaring eagles envying the powerful legs of an ostrich. Donít despise the unique blend of abilities bestowed on you by the keenest Mind in the universe. Stop envying the ministry of others and start clarifying your own call. If, to your thinking, that call seems insignificant, the thing to be ashamed of is not your calling but your thinking!
          Taken from The Spirit-Led Ministry

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          The world is filled with Godís undercover agents Ė ministers of the gospel who have successfully infiltrated enemy territory using all sorts of ingenious covers Ė housewife, plumber, bus driver . . . Their exploits, unknown on earth, are the talk of heaven. These resolute, Christ-like conquerors cannot be bought. They refuse to trade eternal acclaim for temporal applause. Heavenís megastars may be so inconspicuous, youíd think theyíre in training for the Pew Warmer of the Year Award. No one would guess the shock-waves they send through Satanís camp when these spiritual gladiators plunder his kingdom. Everyone scrambles to be in the limelight, except these saints: they are light Ė the light of the world.
          Taken from Not The Failure You Thought

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         In my mindís eye I saw myself charging into a burning building to rescue someone I loved more than life itself. Every movement began to slow down. Shielding her body, I suffer horrific burns to carry her to safety, where I collapse, writhing in agony. But it is worth every throb of pain because the love of my life is completely untouched by the fire. All that matters is that sheís unharmed. Seeing my wounds she says, ďI donít deserve such love!Ē I look on in horror as, overwhelmed by a feeling of unworthiness, she then runs back into the fire and kills herself; breaking my heart by her death and rendering all my suffering an utter waste.

         I had been on the brink of treating my heroic Savior like that. How dare I let Jesusí agony be wasted! If I beat myself, Jesus was beaten for nothing. He suffered horrifically to give me the right of access to all Godís riches. For his sake, I must refuse to throw aside such a costly sacrifice. For some reason Ė sheer love I guess Ė he considered me worth it. I wonít let him down. My feelings are of no consequence. Iíll enjoy life for his sake. ďFOR HIS SAKE!Ē I yelled. At last I found peace. ďYes, for Jesusí sake!Ē I shouted in joyous relief, ďFor the sake of the One who died for me!Ē
          Taken from Euphoria (Fiction)

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          He became human so that divinity could flow through you. The Eternal died so that you could be more alive than ever before; took on your mortality to give you immortality. He wore your limitations so you could enjoy his infinity. The Almighty crumbled with your weakness to give you supernatural strength. The Pride of the universe agonized with your loneliness so that you would never be alone again; suffered your isolation so that you and he could be inseparable. The King of kings bore your shame and darkness so that you could be radiant with his honor; was humiliated with your depravity to infuse you with his holy majesty; lowered himself to the dust of death so that you could be enthroned with him in highest heaven. Godís noble Son shamed himself with your foolishness to give you his intellect; exchanging your dirty, cloudy thinking for his crystal purity; suffering for your idiotic blunders so that you could be dignified as a superior being, graced with divine wisdom. He let your sorrow crush him to let you beam with his joy; was impoverished by your debts so that you could revel in his riches. He absorbed within himself all your inadequacies so that you could overflow with his abundance.
          Taken from Cure for Self-Hate

    * * *

          No matter how you feel, you are the focus of Godís attention; doted on as though you are the only friend God has. If ever a man wanted to shower his bride with love, or his son with gifts, God longs to lavish you with his extravagance. Expect great things from God. Anything less is an insult to your almighty Savior. With your Lord impossibilities are playthings.
          Taken from You are loved!

    * * *

          Faith is not a non-stop flight above reality; itís a fight. What distinguishes people of faith is not how rarely they hit the dirt, but how often they get up again. To be perpetually positive is impossible. The mere attempt embroils us in prayer battles and Abrahamic effort. The enemy often flees to his corner, only to prepare for the next round. You might even have climbed out of the ring, but the reward for getting back in exceeds anything anyone could offer.
          Taken from Depressed Saints

    * * *

          The great mystery of Christian life is not unanswered prayer, itís unfinished prayer. Prayer that quits before the answer arrives is like a mansion carefully constructed, almost furnished, and then abandoned.
          Taken from Prayer Motivation

    * * *

          God loves playing hide-and-seek with his children. He deliberately hides spiritual truths and then begs us to seek them.
          Taken from Help in Understanding the Bible

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          If you were treating the open wounds of accident victims you would realize that the most gentle, well-meaning touch could send patients reeling. You would not be offended if someone you were seeking to help lashed out in pain with almost involuntary action. You would half expect it. But imagine the confusion if the wounds were invisible and the person looked uninjured. Consider the further complication if in that personís experience everyone who had tried to help (and how does he know you will be any different?) had in their ignorance done little but inflict pain.
          Thatís the norm for someone who is hurting inside.
          Emotionally wounded people cannot help but be highly sensitive. Words hit them like whips. It is vital that they be treated verbally with the careful tenderness you would use if you were dressing gaping physical wounds. Once we understand the seriousness of emotional wounds, itís surprisingly easy to employ the Christlike graces of turning the other cheek and using the soft answer that turns away wrath. When we realize an outburst is just the pain talking, we no longer take it to heart. Only a fool takes personally the actions of someone drunk with pain.
          Taken from How to comfort the hurting

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          We will never find the peace of God with a mere piece of God. For the peace of God we need all of God. For Godís peace to rule in your heart, God himself must rule in your heart. Peace is not found in a box of spiritual trinkets we can rummage through and select whatever titillates us. It comes inseparably melded to everything else that together forms Godís heart, such as selfless love, integrity and so very much more. Having peace and joy necessitates not merely acting as if we have the heart of God but, through the miracle of spiritual new birth and daily dying to self, actually having his very heart throbbing within us; driving our thoughts and deeds every moment of every day.
          Taken from Find Peace in the Storm

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          The Bible is the biggest eye-opener. It shocks us by revealing that reality is spectacularly different to our superficial impressions. It declares that trials, though by their very nature highly unpleasant, are reasons for rejoicing, not sorrow. I used to think the Bible was saying, ĎRejoice, even though trials are tragedies.í Finally, I began taking more notice of the context and discovered that it is actually saying something stunningly different. It is not saying, ĎRejoice, despite the trials,í but ĎRejoice, because of the trials.í It is saying, ĎTrials are a spiritual windfall. Throw a party when hard times come because they are like being given an exciting promotion at work, only exceedingly better.í They increase your spiritual status, your contribution to the Kingdom, and your spiritual pay packet. By developing your character, tough times increase both your eternal reward and your ability to achieve things of lasting significance.
          The great illusion is that Christians enduring hard times seem to be hard done by. The astounding reality is that these people are actually receiving a priceless bonus. It is as staggering as hacking through someoneís chest, grabbing the flesh of his heart and claiming the victim is being blessed. An ignorant person would never believe it. Only someone who realized that the person is undergoing life-saving heart surgery would understand that the apparent cruelty is indeed a great blessing. Likewise, we are usually too ignorant and too focused on life this side of the grave to understand spiritual blessings.
          Taken from Does God Have Favorites?

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          At first thought, Godís will seems so oppressively restrictive that itís frightening. And weíre scared weíll be told to go somewhere awful and do something embarrassing. In reality, no one understands you like your Maker. No one knows your future like your God. No one has your best interest at heart like the One who shed his blood for you. No one can bring you happiness like the Inventor of sex and sunsets, sight and sound, touch and taste, life and beauty. He alone offers heaven.
          So for us to fear Godís commands is as unnatural as a much loved baby fearing its motherís breast; as a shivering child fearing sunshine; as someone sick fearing health. To obey God is to say good-bye to mistakes and regret and open the door to excitement and achievement.
          Taken from Enjoying Godís Will for You

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          As we draw closer and closer to God we will discover that real living is not about feeling good; itís about being good. Like champions, our yearning will not for ease or comfort but for victory. Our own happiness will no longer interest us, just as Christ did not come to earth to be happy but to express his love for us and for the Father by being tortured to death. And our high calling is to follow him. We will be so deliriously in love that all we will care about is bringing joy to God, since real love seeks not its own happiness but the happiness of others.
          Taken from Knowing God

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          Blinding light flashes from the Throne. Creation quakes. On Heavenís Throne is a shining figure robed in purity. Powerful. Majestic. Holy. Who is this mighty victor, the one deemed worthy to rule forever, the joy of the Fatherís heart? You. Yes, you, the butt of jokes, the focus of Satanís slur campaign.
          Christian, through the miracle of spiritual rebirth, you and Christ are one. That makes his victory, your victory. Before him, every knee in every universe and dimension must bow. Thatís your victory. Right now, no matter how defeated you may feel, you are enthroned with Christ as head of the universe.
          A little boy walks tall when his father becomes world champion. Even though the boy contributed nothing to the achievement, his fatherís glory exalts him, flooding him with new confidence. Total strangers give him new respect. Thatís the faintest shadow of what Jesusí triumph has done for us. We walk ever so tall because our supernatural union with Christ far exceeds the deepest bond between father and son, and Christís incomparable victory utterly outclasses any human achievement.
          Taken from Becoming a Winner!

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    To be in this world is to be exposed to godless acts and to the inevitable suffering that results. But to be removed from this world is to be torn from the very place that most needs us; the place where we can achieve the greatest good and win for ourselves eternal glory.
          Taken from Hurting? God Cares

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    In the next life, when we at last see things clearly, weíll probably look back through the years and praise God far more for unanswered prayer than for almost all the answers to prayer we received.
          Taken from The Joy of Unanswered Prayer

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          ĎThen will I teach transgressors your ways,í crooned David. When? After a calamitous moral fall.
          ĎSimon . . . feed my sheep.í When? After denying his Savior.
          ĎHe slew at his death more than he slew in his life.í When? After Samsonís greatest humiliation.
          Their lapses were inexcusable. Their ministries were desecrated. Yet they refused to dwell in defeat. They were failures, but in God they were overcomers. Grasping Godís hand of forgiveness, they clambered to new heights for the glory of the One who washed them clean.
          Though the righteous Ė thatís you and me in Christ Jesus Ė fall seven times, they rise again. Thatís a promise (Proverbs 24:16, Psalm 37:23-24).
          Taken from When a Christian Commits Gross Sin

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          Suppose you are in a leaking boat. You are lounging on deck as the water seeps in a few bucketfuls an hour. No problem. Any fool can bail that out. Hour after hour you continue to snooze until you suddenly find yourself plunging towards the ocean floor. You then bail furiously but itís too late. The disaster was not the product of some momentary weakness or inexplicable lapse the last five seconds. It was all so avoidable, if only the danger had been taken seriously.
          Thatís what itís like with temptation. Act soon enough, and youíre safe. Take no action as temptation begins to seep in; do nothing to block the temptation, keep open doorways to sin, and the danger slowly mounts until finally not even the strongest saint could survive the onslaught.
          Itís not what happens in a moment of weakness that is critical. What matters is what you do right now to protect yourself from those moments.
          Taken from Supernatural Power to Break Free

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          We are a fallen race. Spiritually, we each entered this world with hideous birth defects. Trying to overcome our spiritual defects is like someone born with severe physical deformities heroically battling to overcome all the handicaps. Although on one level the attempt might look pathetic, people have won for themselves worldly fame and honor by battling physical handicaps to live close to normal lives. Likewise, we each have the potential to win eternal honor and acclaim by battling our spiritual handicaps.
          None of us need grovel in defeat. Nevertheless, to attempt, with Godís help, to struggle against the tide of worldly pressure and fleshly inadequacies to restore your sexuality to its divinely intended purity is such a noble task that the mere attempt brings you glory. Consider Scottís Antarctic attempt. He neither achieved his goal of being the first person to the South Pole, nor completed the return journey, nor even survived, and yet his trek has been hailed as one on the greatest ever epics of human exploration and endurance. He failed and yet he persisted with a goal so challenging that the mere attempt made him a hero.
          If ordinary, self-centered people have this attitude towards those who have the tenacity to keep trying despite enormous failures, imagine how much more impressed God is when you keep trying. More than anyone in the universe, the God of infinite knowledge understands just how tough you find it. All of heaven is cheering you on.
          Taken from The Morality of Masturbation

    * * *

      Hounded by defeat,
      Immersed in gloom.
      Confounded by a curse,
      Scorned and spurned.
      Haunted by despair,
      Mocked by words of doom.
      My eyes may fill with tears,
      But not with dread or fear.

      This grub, wings will sprout.
      This down-trodden worm will soar;
      Transformed by redemptive power,
      Set free by the Lord of all.
      No one sees it yet:
      The secretís heaven-kept.
      They mock and jeer
      They do not know;
      Success is slow, but it is sure;
      Though it tarry, it will come.
      All Father touches turns to gold.
      It matters not what others say,
      The winningís done;
      Like Father, like son!

      Founded on his Word;
      Embalmed by love.
      Surrounded by his arms;
      Washed and warmed.
      Granted all I need,
      Buoyed by thoughts above:
      From fear I find release,
      Becalmed by heavenís peace.

          Taken from Nothing to Live For

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          Basking In Infinite Love
          Embraced by divine love, your life will be tinged with mystery but aglow with glory.
          Tucked in the heart of Scripture sleeps a tiny psalm of precious truth (Psalm 131). The singer confessed that as a mother denies her baby access to her milk when itís time for her darling to be weaned, so God sometimes denies us things we crave. Yet as a weaned infant lies warm and secure in its motherís bosom, our soul can nestle into God, not knowing why we have been denied that which we have clambered for, but content to draw love and comfort from the Fatherís heart.
          As the heavens soar far above us, high and unreachable, so is Godís wisdom (Isaiah 55:8-9; Psalm 139:6; 147:5; Job 11:7-9; Romans 11:33-34). Our tiny minds may understand the Fatherís ways no more than a babe understands its mother, yet still we can rest in Him, bathed in the certainty that when the omnipotent, omniscient Lord lets the inexplicable touch a child of His, it is a manifestation of unfathomable love. In the hands of the One who wouldnít so much as break a damaged reed or snuff a smoking wick, you are safe (Matthew 12:20).
          Taken from Basking In Infinite Love

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          Swap Indignity For Indignation
          Fear is an opponent; an enemy wanting to stop us from enjoying what is rightfully ours.
          Fear is a thief; a disgusting con man cheating us out of our rights and duping us into letting him steal from us.
          Fear is a weakling acting like a bully, humiliating us. It is low life asking us to strip ourselves of our Christ-bought freedom and dignity. It holds a toy gun to our head and for no rational reason we let it order us around.
          Fear is a malicious prankster hoping we will be terrorized by a cardboard cutout.
          Fear is a dirty, pesky fly getting in our face, annoying us. It is a filthy liar falsely accusing us, and we not only meekly sit there listening to the slanderous putdowns, we stupidly accept the garbage as truth.
          The appropriate response is to rise up in anger and refuse to let fear rob, cheat and bluff us any longer.
          Taken from Christian Help and Inspiration When Gripped by Fear

    * * *

      Why are you anxious about ministry?
      Consider the vines of the vineyard,
      How they grow;
      They neither toil nor strive,
      Yet, I tell you,
      Even man with all his technology
      Cannot produce fruit like one of these.
      If God so fruits the vine,
      Which today is alive
      And tomorrow is cast into the fire,
      Will he not more surely
      Produce fruit in your life,
      O you of little faith?
      So do not fret, saying:
      ĎHow shall I achieve something worthwhile?í
      Or, ĎHow shall I leave my mark on this world?í
      For after such fulfillment the heathen crave,
      And your heavenly Father knows your need of it.

      Who among you,
      When your son asks if he can help,
      Would always spurn his offers?
      Or, if he wants to achieve something worthwhile,
      Would you let him waste his life,
      Rather than help him succeed?
      If you then, being evil,
      Know how to love your children,
      How much more shall your Father in heaven
      Give a ministry to those who seek it.
      ĎAbide in Me ...
      And you shall bear much fruit ...
      And My Father shall be glorified.í (John 15:5,8)


          Taken from Waiting for Your Ministry, Chapter 3

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          * Most actors wanting the role of Long John Silver are hopelessly inadequate. They have too many legs.
          * Most people look like ridiculously overdressed, non-Japanese, anorexic sumo wrestlers.
          * When I was younger I could run faster than Carl Lewis. Over the years my superiority gradually waned, especially after baby Carl learned to walk.

          I know what youíre thinking: Iíve finally blown a fuse upstairs. Before you start sending get-well cards, however, let me assure you Iím as sane as anyone else here in the psychiatric ward.
          My point is this: whether you see yourself as gifted or queer, indispensable or inadequate, depends entirely on the frame of reference you choose. From Godís frame of reference Ė the lifeís work he has chosen for you Ė no one is as perfectly endowed as you.
          If that seems like soppy idealism, you have not thought it through. Do so, and it will become a treasured source of strength and inspiration. You could choose any person and fill volumes with what he or she cannot do or is hopeless at, but thatís of no more concern than the fact that a DVD player cannot fly, quench thirst, tie shoelaces, and prevent tooth decay. Besides the endless list of things a video recorder cannot do, many of the things it can do, it does poorly. Itís an inferior paperweight, straightedge, and bookend. You could use it as a fly-swatter Ė once. Such lists miss the critical point: anything skillfully designed is ideally equipped Ė and usually solely equipped Ė for the specific and commendable purpose for which it was made.
          Of course you cannot do everything. That was never your Designerís intention. But to imagine that your Creator will not fashion you with perfection for your reason for existence, is to accuse your Maker of impotence and incompetence. Face facts: everything God does is impressive. For the exact role that he created you, you are superbly endowed. All you need do is yield to him.
          Taken from Handling Rejection


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    Kill time, and eternity bleeds.

    Incompetence melts in the presence of omnipotence.

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    Itís exciting to see ahead, but faith grows best in the dark.

    Lifeís too short to skimp on prayer.

    Criticism is spitting into the wind. Kindness is a homing pigeon. Anonymous gifts bear a return address.

    Success is failure that tried one more time.

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    Godís timing:
    Better to be on ice now, than in hot water later.

    Like Abraham, many of us are allergic to waiting. We get itchy feet and come out rash.

    Faith in God is not escapism, itís the power to face problems head-on.

    We are surrounded by serious problems. For Christians, problems have to be serious Ė if they smiled weíd see they have no teeth.

    You start from the top to dig a grave. You donít commence a life-giving ministry that way.

    Train or youíll miss the bus.

    Every problem will break under the weight of stubborn, faith-filled prayer.

    We either pray or are preyed upon.

    If opposition brings you to your knees, remember what Christians do best in that position and victory wonít be far away.

    Ministry that impresses heaven and ministry that impresses earth are popularity polls apart.

    Weíre grounded on the Word, or grounded.

    Yield to Christ like a brush to the artist and from your life will flow unearthly beauty.

    Can you be ripe for ministry if youíre green with envy? Can you make a sweet offering to God with bitterness in your heart? Can you enter holy service with unclean habits?

    God made you a star, not the movie; an essential instrument, not the orchestra. We need each other.

    Committed to God, a string of failures are but a rainbow, at the end of which lies golden success.

    In the game of life, how long you stay on the bench often depends on how you pray in the trials.

    Too often we speak piously of Ďclosed doorsí as if Christ had never uttered those powerful words, ĎKnock and it shall be opened.í

    A delay either quickens your faith to rise to the challenge, or itís a dead wait.

    As an eagle is created to soar, and a yacht to sail, you were made for God.

    Remember the cripple at the temple gate: he hoped for alms and ended up with legs. God loves surprises. And He loves you.

    Heaven is a bit old-fashioned. The Ďbuy now, pray laterí philosophy has never caught on up there.

    Without Scriptureís unique insights, lifeís a protein bar Ė all mixed up and nutty.

    The Bible is full of contradictions. Hereís one: God knows everything and He loves you.

    Heaven is as moved by Miss Nameless cleaning vomit from a drunk as by Dr. Bigstar preaching the greatest sermon ever heard.

    As a piano and a pianist together make beautiful music, you and your Lord can unite to create things of exquisite beauty. What you can do together defies imagination. You make an awesome team.

    Praise magnifies God. The alternative magnifies the problem. The last thing we need is a small God and large problems!

    Defeatists say, ďYesterday.Ē Winners say, ďYesĒ today.

    When youíre in love with God, even tragedies become ministering angels, helping you to ever-increasing Christ-likeness. If your blossom is dying, itís so that the fruit can grow.

    Winds that kill candles make coals glow brighter. Weíre a new creation, nothing like the wimps we used to be. Opposition will merely toughen us.

    Would you attempt pushing a jumbo jet to help it fly from England to Australia? That would be wiser than trying to do your bit to help Christ secure your salvation. Anyone foolish enough to keep trying will be left on the runway when departure time arrives.

    If oppression brings you to your knees, remember what Christians do best in that position, and victory wonít be far away.

    No matter how much we cry, beg and wish, we have not moved from superstition to authentic Christian prayer until we can thank God for the answer, knowing it is ours before we hold it in our hand. Faith is not thinking that God can; itís knowing that He will.

    Ministry is the height of intimacy. It is God and you in exquisite harmony bringing heaven to earth. It is your spirit mingled with Godís Spirit flowing out to a needy world. After refreshing the land, bringing life to desert sands, it ascends in clouds of adoration to heavenís throne.

    By empowering us to glimpse the enormity of God, praise pricks bloated problems.

    All service should be an act of worship; the overflowing of a heart brimming with love; a cascade of joyous thanksgiving to your wonderful Savior.

    Itís too late to lament the past. Itís lost forever. But itís never too late to move into overdrive. The present is ours to charge with defiant faith and tenacity.

    Even when the cause seems beyond human influence, all heartache can be traced not to Godís will, but to rebellion against Godís will.

    Opportunity knocks. It doesnít gatecrash.

    It is usually the lowly tasks, not the great ones, that best reveal the heart. Like a stone in a slingshot, the lower you sink, the higher you will soar.

    Tired of waiting for God? Itís better to stew for a while than end up in the soup.

    God made you a star, not the movie; an essential instrument, not the orchestra. We need each other.

    Bowed by the weight of time or buoyed by the wait of faith: itís up to you.

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