A Late Motivator

by MW Cook

I was digging around in my hard drive again and I found a neat little document I was creating while I was in KLBC. I had been writing down any quotes that I came across from sermons and books and such things. It was about fourteen pages long by the end of the year. Here’s an excerpt from the section called ‘Motivational’

• “My longings, my hopes, my dreams, and my every effort has been made to live for Him who rescued me. To study for Him who gave me this mind, to serve Him who fashioned my will and to speak for Him who gave me a voice. The passion for learning, the recognition of the value of study, and the need to understand great thinkers and their thoughts-all were gradually put into their legitimate place. Our intellect is not intended to be an end in itself, but only a means to the very mind of God. Books which were once a curse become a gold mine.” – Ravi Zacharias
• “My Jesus, my king, my life, my all. I again commit my life to you. I will place no value in anything I posses or in anything I do except in relation to thy kingdom and to thy service.” – David Livingstone kneeling on his wife’s grave at her burial
• “The shortest route isn’t always the best route because it bypasses some of life’s most important lessons.” – Ravi Zacharias
• “I love to hear my Lord spoken well of and where I see His footprint I’ve coveted to put mine there as well.” – John Bunyan
• “John Welsey preached more then 10,000 sermons in his lifetime. When he was he 83 records in his journal that he was angry at his doctor who would no longer allow him to preach 14 times a week. Also in his journal at the age of 86 he writes “laziness is slowly creeping in, there is a tendency to stay in bed past 5:30 am.”
• “The center beam proclaims God’s holiness, the cross beam declares his love. And oh how wide his love reaches. It is nice to be included. You aren’t always. Universities exclude you if you aren’t smart enough, Business exclude you if you aren’t qualified enough, and sadly some churches exclude you if you aren’t good enough. But though they may exclude you Christ includes you. When asked to describe the width of His love, He stretched out one hand to the right and the other to the left and then nailed then there in that position so you would know He died loving and thinking of you.” – Max Lucado
• “Is it a small thing in your eyes to be loved by God – to be the son, the spouse, the love the delight of the King of glory? Christian, believe this, and think about it: you will be eternally embraced in the arms of the love which was from everlasting, and will extend to everlasting – of the love which brought the Son of God’s love from heaven to earth, from earth to the cross, from the cross to the grave, from the grave to glory – that love which was weary, hungry, tempted, scorned, scourged, buffeted, spat upon, crucified, pierced – which fasted, prayed, taught healed, wept, sweated, bled, died. That love will eternally embrace you.” – Richard Baxter
• “Remember your ultimate purpose, and when you set yourself to your day’s work or approach any activity in the world, let HOLINESS TO THE LORD be written upon your hearts in all that you do.” – Richard Baxter

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