Over the 52 years in the ministry I have come across 1000’s of quotes and sayings from many, many sources. Here are TEN of those sayings.
Nobody is happy without a purpose, therefore happiness is stumbled upon by following the pathway of responsibility and duty.
Contentment is learned; complaining is natural.
The difference between success and failure is work. You will not have success unless you have discipline. Therefore rise above the normal and be a success.
One of the great differences between success and failure is the importance of little things. Even if a task is not worthy of you, diligence is; and even if what you do is not big, the way you do it can be big.
If I labor for God, I fail. If I labor with God, I succeed. The degree of success you have as a man of God will be in direct proportion to how often you die to self.
Everything rises and falls on leadership – Lee Roberson
Biblical meditation involves filling your mind with God’s Word, chewing on His truth, digesting it, and assimilating it to every part of your spirit.
We've all let ourselves be drawn into hurtful arguments, but how much better to calm our spirits, try to see things from the perspective of the other, and measure our words with restraint. It's damaging to say everything that comes to mind, especially when we're tense or angry. In Ephesians 4:26, 29 the Bible says, '"Be ye angry, and sin not… (29) Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.” If God were to take an inventory of our words, how would they be measured in His sight?
Whenever we open our mouths we must speak with a measure of grace. Colossians 4:6 says, “Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.” When we learn to speak and respond wisely, we can handle situations with grace. When I was an assistant pastor, I was given this advice when church members would come to me and want to talk about the pastor. Here was my response "You know, if you want to talk to me about the pastor, I will be glad to hear what you have to say. But I must tell you that as soon as you leave, integrity dictates that I go to his office and tell him everything you have said." Remember Proverbs 26:20, "Where there is no wood, the fire goes out; and where there is no talebearer, strife ceases."
Let's take this biblical prayer and make it our own—Psalm 141:3. It's a good way to begin putting these lessons into practice: “Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.” And may the words of our mouths and the meditations of our hearts be pleasing to Him!
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