A collection of Max Lucado quotes to inspire and encourage you.
The author of many Christian books, Max Lucado has inspired millions.
In addition to writing he is also a Pastor at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas.
Let his uplifting quotes be ones that give you food for thought.
Alone, we are meaningless symbols on a page. But collectively, we inspire.
A person is the product of his thoughts. I want to be happy and hopeful. Therefore, I will have thoughts that are happy and hopeful. I refuse to be victimized by my circumstances.
Every witness will rejoice at the work God did. This is God's goal for you. This is your inheritance: more victory than defeat, more joy than sadness, more hope than despair.
It's time to let God's love cover all things in your life.
All secrets. All hurts. All hours of evil, minutes of worry.
God never promises to remove us from our struggles. He does promise, however, to change the way we look at them.
Quotes about Change
We serve a God so rapt with wonders that their viewing requires an eternity. A God whose beauty enhances with proximity.
Quotes about God
After Your Son lay three days in a dark hole,
you turned the darkest Friday into the brightest Sunday.
Max Lucado, God Is With You Every Day
Lower your expectations of earth. This isn't heaven, so don't expect it to be.
Benevolence has no guarantee of return.
None of us can help everyone. But all of us can help someone. And when we help them, we serve Jesus. Who would want to miss a chance to do that?
Quotes about Helping Others
Dig deep enough in every heart and you'll find it: a longing for meaning,
a quest for purpose. As surely as a child breathes, he will someday wonder,
What is the purpose of my life?
Prayer exercises your willpower and gives God authority to work in your life.
Grace is God's best idea. His decision to ravage a people by love,
to rescue passionately, and to restore justly - what rivals it?
Of all his wondrous works, grace, in my estimation, is the magnum opus.
Friends become couriers of grace, conduits of heaven's grace.
Those of us who need much grace come to treasure good friends.
Prayer pushes us through life's slumps, propels us over the humps,
and pulls us out of the dumps. Prayer is the oomph we need to
get the answers we seek.
Not only is death inevitable; death is necessary for us to inherit the new
life we are to enjoy in Christ.
Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want.
Faith is the belief that God will do what is right.
Prayer relieves the stress of perceived inactivity.
Now that God has been given the task, you don't have to
worry about it any longer. God has his people on it.
With less stress comes more strength.
Thanksgiving - Show appreciation for all God has given you.
Don't put limits on yourself. Not every dream will come true,
and not every dream is from God. But when your dreams connect
with God's plans, you'll find open doors that you never thought you'd see.
I will not let past failures haunt me. Even though my life is scarred with
mistakes, I refuse to rummage through my trash heap of failures.
I will admit them. I will correct them. I will press on.
Christmas is a season of traditions. To most kids, that jolly old elf is the
very face of Christmas - and that face is everywhere this time of year.
You be you. Don't be your parents or grandparents.
You can admire them, appreciate them, and learn from them.
But you cannot be them. You aren't them.
The words of the Bible have life! God works through these words.
The Bible is to God what a surgical glove is to the surgeon.
Encouraging Bible Verses
The Shepherd knows his sheep. He knows each one by name.
The Shepherd knows you. He knows your name.
Fear never pulled a family out of poverty or a country out of bigotry.
Fear never saved a marriage or a business. Courage did that.
Faith did that. People who refused to consult or cower to their timidities
It's not the absence of storms that sets us apart. It's whom we discover
in the storm: an unstirred Christ.
Poems about God
If we medicate fear with angry outbursts, drinking binges,
sullen withdrawals, self-starvation, or viselike control,
we exclude God from the solution and exacerbate the problem.
Time is a precious commodity. I refuse to allow what little time I have to
be contaminated by self-pity, anxiety, or boredom.
God does not judge you according to the talents of others.
He judges you according to yours. His yardstick for measuring
faithfulness is how faithful you are with your own gifts.
Poems about Faith
... don't occupy yourself with another person's assignment; stay focused
on your own.
We should love unquenchably, dream unfalteringly, and work unceasingly.
To walk in the Spirit, respond to the promptings God gives you.
Don't sense any nudging? Just be patient and wait.
Your life is a crafted narrative written by a good God,
who is working toward your supreme good.
Whether or not someone's faith is real isn't ours to know.
But we know this: where there is genuine conversion,
there is eternal salvation.
Perfect people? No. Perfect messes? You bet. Yet God used them.
A surprising and welcome discovery of the Bible is this: God uses failures.
Confession, you see, is not a punishment for sin;
it is an isolation of sin so it can be exposed and extracted.
Satan traffics in guilt. So tell his guilt where to get off.
Speak to it in the name of Jesus. "I left you at the foot of the cross,
you evil spirit. Stay there!"
We trust. We rely solely upon God's ability to catch us.
As we do, a wonderful thing happens: we find peace.
We find joy. We find it is possible to be anxious for nothing.
If you've been trembling on a tightrope of fear and worry, may I suggest
the best solution ever? A trade. An exchange: your cares for God's calm.
Rather than react to circumstances with clenched hands,
reach out to the Father with outstretched arms.
You were born prepacked. God looked at your entire life,
determined your assignment, and gave you the tools to do the job.
Poems about Life
God unilaterally calls all the physically able to till the gardens he gives.
God honors work. So honor God in your work.
God wants you to fly. He wants you to fly free of yesterday's guilt.
He wants you to fly free of today's fears. He wants you to fly free
of tomorrow's grave.
Quotes to Live By
You can do something no one else can do in a fashion no one else
can do it. Exploring and extracting your uniqueness excites
you, honors God, and expands his kingdom.
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