God speaks to all individuals
what happens to
them moment by moment.
Deep down in every man,
woman, and child, is the fundamental idea of God.
be obscured by calamity, by pomp, by worship of other
but in some form or other it is there. For faith
in a Power greater than ourselves,
demonstrations of that power in human lives,
are facts as
old as man himself. -Alcoholics Anonymous
God conceived the world,--that was
He formed it,--that was sculpture;
He colored it,--that was painting;
He people it with living beings,
--that was the grand,
divine, eternal drama. -Charlotte Cushman
Faith strips the mask from the world and
reveals God in everything.
It makes nothing
impossible and renders meaningless such words
danger, and fear, so that the believer goes through life
calmly and peacefully, with profound joy--like a child,
hand in hand with his or her mother.
-Charles de Foucald
is bigger than any problem.
God in you is greater than any difficulty that you have
God cares for you more than it is possible for any human
being to realize.
God can help you in proportion to the degree in which you
You worship God by really putting your trust in him
instead of in outer
conditions, or in fear, or in depression, or in seeming
dangers, and so forth.
You worship God by recognizing His presence everywhere,
in all people and conditions that you meet; and by
You pray well when you pray with joy.
The deep emotional conviction of the
of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed
in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.
we are completely honest with ourselves we know deep down in our
that the usual goals and strivings of self-sufficiency and
self-fulfillment we have
are not our real destiny. We sense an
uneasiness with the common,
ordinary life of delights and pleasures,
and begin to hear this quiet voice
from the soul's depths, a
whispering of a more meaningful, richer life.
We are in essence
seeking God and feel that He is indeed drawing us to Him.
we respond, it is to God that we are responding.
The deepest need of humans is
not food and clothing and shelter,
important as they are. It is
God. We have mistaken the nature of poverty,
and thought it was
No, it is poverty of the soul, deprivation of
God's recreating, loving peace. -Thomas R.
We have all of
us free access to all that is great, and good, and happy, and carry
a key to all the treasures that heaven has to bestow
upon us. We starve in the midst of plenty,
infirmities, with the remedy in our own hand; live and die without
and feeling anything of the One only God, whilst we have it in
our power to know and enjoy it
in as great a reality as we know and
feel the power of this world over us; for Heaven is
as near to our
souls as this world is to our bodies; and we are created,
redeemed, to have our conversation in it.
is in everyone and everything. When we save each other or guide
each other or just love each other, we are doing God's work. So
in Eskimo clothing or other disguises, and responds to us
whether or not
we are aware enough to hear, see, or feel God's loving
Everything is a tool of God, from DNA to the weather.
must remember that our God has all knowledge and all wisdom,
and that therefore it is very possible He may guide you into paths
wherein He knows great blessings are awaiting you, but which,
to the shortsighted human eyes around you, seem sure to result in
confusion and loss.
is in all our strivings a profound homesickness for God.When we touch another we touch God.
When we look at a flower, its radiance, its fragrance, its stillness
is another moment's experience
of something deeper within.When
we hold a baby, when we hear extraordinary music,
when we look into the eyes of a great saint, what draws us is that
for our true nature, for the peace and healing that is our birthright.
This homesickness for God directs us toward the healing we took birth
love is a gift that can make you forget yourself at times.
The Scottish writer George MacDonald said, ďIt is the heart
that is not yet sure of its God that is afraid to laugh in his
presence.Ē God loves us as we are
right now!Thatís one
of the things Iím
most grateful for.I love
the freedom to be myself in God.I pray
that a year from now, five years from now, I will be a godlier woman,
but I know God wonít love me any more than he does right this
God never gives up on us no matter how hard we
try to get
ourselves loose.God does
not let go.That
he controls everything we do.It
doesnít mean he puts a bridle
on us and leads us by the nose.He gives each one of us free will
and common sense and a spirit that can communicate with his.
When we go through afflictions, he allows us to choose our response.
But no matter what our response may be, he sticks around to the
bitter end. -Barbara Johnson
people are special, and all moments are golden.There is no person
and there is no time more special than another.Many people
choose to believe that God communicates in special ways
and only with special people.This removes the mass of the people
from responsibility for hearing Godís message, much less receiving
(which is another matter), and allows them to take
someone elseís word for everything.
-Neale Donald Walsch
Human experience is
already experience of God. Our journey on earth is
already a journey to heaven. Seeing a sunrise or a
flower is already seeing God. -Carlo Carretto
When we lose God,
it is not
God who is lost. -unattributed
God is to me that
creative Force, behind and
in the universe, who manifests
Himself as energy,
as life, as order, as beauty, as
as conscience, as love. -Henry Sloane Coffin
mind cannot possibly understand God. Your heart
Minds were designed for carrying
the orders of the heart.
conjecture we can form with regard to
the works of God
has as little probability
as the conjectures of a child
with regard to
the works of an adult. -Thomas Reid
For many people, God
is a frightening idea. Asking God for help doesn't seem
very comforting if we think of Him as something outside
ourselves, or capricious,
or judgmental. But God is love
and He dwells within us. We are created in His image,
mind, which means that we are extensions of His love, or
Sons and Daughters of God. . . .
Rather than accepting that we are the
loving beings that He created, we have
that we could create ourselves, and then create God. We
have made up a God in our image. Because we are angry and
we have projected those characteristics onto
Him. But God remains who He is
and always will be: He is
the energy, the thought of unconditional love. He cannot
think with anger or judgment. He is mercy and compassion
and total acceptance. -Marianne
not die on the day when we cease to believe in a personal
but we die on the day when our lives cease to be
illuminated by the steady radiance,
renewed daily, of a
wonder, the source of which is beyond all reason.
We were born
to make manifest the glory of God that is within
not just in some
of us, it's in everyone.
is bigger than any problem. God in you is greater than any difficulty you have to
meet. God cares for you more than it is possible
for any human being to realize. God can help you in
proportion to the degree in which you worship him. You
worship God by really putting your trust in him instead
of in outer conditions,
or in fear, or in depression, or
in seeming dangers, and so forth. You worship God
by recognizing his presence everywhere,
in all people and
conditions that you meet; and by praying regularly. You pray well when you pray with joy.
God will of necessity always be a hidden God.
His loudest cry is silence. If he does not manifest
himself to us,
we will say that he hides himself. And if
he manifests himself,
we will accuse him of veiling
himself. Ah! it is not easy for God to make himself known
to us! -Louis Evely
Nature is too thin a screen; the glory of
the omnipresent God bursts through everywhere.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
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