The Bible. There’s nothing as life-giving as God’s Spirit speaking through God's Word. During my time in Bible storying ministry I’ve begun to ask myself 5 questions about passages I read. That, and retelling Scripture in everyday language have brought truth even more from my head to my heart.
These are the 5 questions-
What touched you?
What surprised you?
What did you notice about God?
What did you notice about people?
What changes in your life this week because of this?
I’ve also been encouraged and inspired by several quotes I’ve read or heard throughout the years.
These don’t take the place of Scripture (obviously!) but these quotes have given me perspective, hope, and encouragement in my day-to-day life, and I hope they do the same for you wherever you are reading this from.
"Progress, not perfection." I first heard this from my friend Phil.
"God never wastes a hurt." I don't know who said it first, but I love it!
"Safe?" said Mr Beaver …"Who said anything about safe? 'Course he isn't safe. But he's good.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
"We have chosen … were chosen … accepted being chosen." Madeline L'Engle, Many Waters
"'Why was I chosen?' 'Such questions cannot be answered,' said Gandalf. 'You may be sure that it was not for any merit that others do not possess; not for power or wisdom, at any rate. But you have been chosen, and you must therefore use such strength and heart and wits as you have.'"-J.R.R. Tolkein, The Fellowship of the Ring
If you’re looking for some.other great reads, don’t forget to check out my previous article: 3 of My Favorite Books – Have You Read Any of These?
What are some of your favorite quotes? I’d love to hear them – share below!