We will continue with How Should I Pray Part Two, next week.
Warren Wiersbe went to be with the Lord this past week at the age of 89. Warren was my favorite Bible teacher and so I wanted to dedicate this weeks post to him.
The following are quotes from his teachings and all are fully grounded in God’s Word. Wanna be blessed? Take time this week to ponder on these insights.
“Is your Christian experience a set of definitions, a list of orthodox doctrines, or a living relationship with God?”
“Before we can minister to others, we must permit God to minister to us.”
“That this complex universe should appear by accident out of nothing from a “big bang” is as probable as the works of Shakespeare resulting from an explosion in a printing plant.”
“God’s people don’t live on explanations; they live on promises.”
"Most Christians are being crucified on a cross between two thieves: Yesterday's regret and tomorrow's worries."
"If you look to others you will be distracted; if you look to yourselves you will be discouraged; but if you look to Christ you'll be delighted."
"If you are going to live by faith, then expect your faith to be tested. A faith that can't be tested can't be trusted."
"Real contentment must come from within. You and I can not change or control the world around us, but we can change and control the world within us."
"It is futile for us to try to serve God without the power of the Holy Spirit. Talent, training, and experience cannot take the place of the power of the Spirit."
"The greatest judgment God can send on His people is letting them have their own way."
“Meekness is power under control.”
“We do not understand and then obey: that is instruction. We obey by faith, and then we understand: that is illumination.”
“The world's corruption is a result of its defiance.”
“Truth without love is brutality, and love without truth is hypocrisy.”
“God doesn't bless us just to make us happy; He blesses us to make us a blessing.”
“Never doubt in the darkness what God has told you in the light.”
“I will be satisfied to the extent that I see everything I have as a gift from God. Here is the truth: Everything you have – your money, talent, friendships, marriage, children, material possessions, health, home, bike, car, even the country you live in – is a gift from God that He had chosen out of His generous nature to give you.”
“The erosion of character usually begins with neglect: we stop reading the Word, or worshiping with God’s people, or taking time to meditate and pray.”
“God does not reveal His will to those who are curious. He reveals His will to those who are obedient. God guides those who are concerned about His glory.”
“There is no substitute for an understanding mind. Satan can defeat the ignorant believer, but he cannot overcome the Christian who knows his Bible and understands the purposes of God.”
“You may think that you are insignificant in the great plan of God, but you are not. You are tremendously important to God—so much so that Jesus died for you, and the Holy Spirit lives in you. You may seem small in your own eyes, and this is good; because God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble. However, don’t let your humility become sin by making you believe you can do nothing for God. God can use you to help Him accomplish His will on this earth.”