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Practicing Religion vs. Enjoying a Relationship

If you find that Christianity exhausts you, draining you of your energy, then you are practicing religion rather than enjoying a relationship.

(Henry Blackaby, Experiencing God Day by Day, p. 335)

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God’s Word and Music

Next to God’s Word, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.

(Martin Luther)

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Faith Alone

We are saved by faith alone, but the faith that saves is never alone.

(Martin Luther)

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In God’s Hands

I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that I still possess.

(Martin Luther)

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The Fewer the Words

The fewer the words, the better the prayer.

(Martin Luther)

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Too Busy to Pray

I have so much to do that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer.

(Martin Luther)

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Responsible for Silence Too

You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say.

(Martin Luther)

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What Do We Fear?

I fear what is within me more than what comes from the outside.

(Martin Luther, who spent the final twenty-five years of his life not knowing when the might of the Holy Roman Empire would come crashing down on him)

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Your God

Whatever your heart clings to and confides in, that is really your God.

(Martin Luther)

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Preparing for Christmas

Most of us would be willing to pay as we go if we could just finish paying for where we’ve been.

(Ann Landers)

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