Thursday, January 10, 2013

Great quotes on Faith

Great faith trusts God when there is nothing in the cupboard to eat and no money to buy food. Great faith trusts in God when health is gone, work is gone, reputation is gone, or family is gone. Great faith trusts God while the windstorm is still howling and persecution continues.

Faith does not operate in the realm of the possible. There is no glory for God in that which is humanly possible. Faith begins where man's power ends. ~ George Muller

The Bible recognizes no faith that does not lead to obedience, nor does it recognize any obedience that does not spring from faith. The two are opposite sides of the same coin. ~ A.W. Tozer

Faith is to believe what we do not see; and the reward of this faith is to see what we believe. ~ Augustine

The true, living faith, which the Holy Spirit instills into the heart, simply cannot be idle. ~ Martin Luther

God does not expect us to submit our faith to him without reason, but the very limits of our reason make faith a necessity. ~ Augustine

Faith is a voluntary anticipation. ~ Clement of Alexandria

Understanding is the reward of faith. Therefore seek not to understand that thou mayest believe, but believe that thou mayest understand. ~ Augustine

Faith has to do with things that are not seen and hope with things that are not at hand.  ~ Thomas Aquinas

God our Father has made all things depend on faith so that whoever has faith will have everything, and whoever does not have faith will have nothing. ~ Martin Luther

"Most of us go through life praying a little, planning a little, jockeying for position, hoping but never being quite certain of anything, and always secretly afraid that we will miss the way. This is a tragic waste of truth and never gives rest to the heart.  There is a better way. It is to repudiate our own wisdom and take instead the infinite wisdom of God. Our insistence upon seeing ahead is natural enough, but it is a real hindrance to our spiritual progress. God has charged Himself with full responsibility for our eternal happiness and stands ready to take over the management of our lives the moment we turn in faith to Him....
With the goodness of God to desire our highest welfare, the wisdom of God to plan it, and the power of God to achieve it, what do we lack? Surely we are the most favored of all creatures."  A.W. Tozer, The Knowledge of the Holy, 97, 99

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