During Lent I have been trying to pause more, listening deeper for and to God. One of the verses I have memorized this month is: “Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him.” Ephesians 3:17 (NLT) My prayer is Christ will make his home in my heart.
In my silent time I have lingered over several quotes. I thought I would share a few of them with you today that may help deepen your Lenten walk with Christ.
Lord Jesus, You are my righteousness, I am your sin.
You took on you what was mine; yet set on me what was yours.
You became what you were not, that I might become what I was not.
Sometimes I think of life as a big wagon wheel with many spokes. In the middle is the hub. Often in ministry, it looks like we are running around the rim trying to reach everybody. But God says, “Start in the hub; live in the hub. Then you will be connected with all the spokes, and you won’t have to run so fast.”
Every moment and every event of every man’s life on earth plants something in his soul.
The truth of the matter is, we all come to prayer with a tangled mass of motives altruistic and selfish, merciful and hateful, loving and bitter. Frankly, this side of eternity we will never unravel the good from the bad, the pure from the impure. God is big enough to receive us with all our mixture.
“God loved us before he made us; and his love has never diminished and never shall.”
“We do not think ourselves into a new way of living as much as we live ourselves into new ways of thinking.”
“Yet even now, says the Lord, repent and return to me with all your heart”
Have you found an inspirational quote lately to ponder?