Author Archives: Don Wilson

The Right Attitude

If my attitude is right, I will approach God’s Word with longing to hear it, desire to believe it, and an intention to obey it.

(Charles Stanley)

The Limitation of Duty

Duty is good, but delight is better.  Is duty a bad thing?  No, it’s not a bad thing.  But it can only take you so far.

(John Piper)

What We Bury in Our Heart

We must be careful what we bury in our heart.  To bury something does not mean it is dead.  It may simply mean we have buried something alive that will devour and destroy us from within.

(Maxie Dunham, Let Me Say That Again)

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You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements.

(Norman Douglas, South Wind)

God Made the World Round

God made the world round so we would never be able to see too far down the road.

(Isak Dinesen, Danish writer [1886-1962])

Discernment

God never gives us discernment in order that we may criticize, but that we may intercede.

(Oswald Chambers)

Service

There are no such things as prominent Service and obscure Service; it is all the same with God.

(Oswald Chambers, So Send I You)

The Place God Calls You To…

The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.

(Frederick Buechner, Wishful Thinking:  A Theological ABC)

Do Not Pray For…

Do not pray for easy lives; pray to be stronger people!  Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers; pray for powers equal to your tasks.

(Phillips Brooks, American preacher [1835-1993])

Pray the Largest Prayers

Pray the largest prayers.  You cannot think a prayer so large that God, in answering it, will not wish you had made it larger.  Pray not for crutches but for wings.

(Phillips Brooks, The More Abundant Life)