We shall never find happiness by looking at our prayers, our doings, or our feelings; it is what Jesus is, not what we are, that gives rest to the soul.
— Charles Spurgeon, Morning and Evening, Morning June 28.
Since everything is God’s, if God wants something, what could you possibly do to stop Him from getting it? For instance, if He wants your life, what are you going to do, eat spinach and go to pilates? Go ahead - good luck with that. all you have to do is hop online, and you can find somewhere in the world a guy who died today even though he ran marathons and never ate anything but chicken and vegetables. And he was in his thirties. So, yeah, good luck wagering your invincibility on the paleo diet.
It’s all his.
— Matt Chandler, To Live is Christ to Die is Gain, 158
Work is not all there is to life. You will not have a meaningful life without work, but you cannot say that your work is the meaning of life. If you make any work the purpose of your life - even if that work is church ministry - you create an idol that rivals God.
— Tim Keller, Every Good Endeavor, 40
Our work can be a calling only if it is reimagined as a mission of service to something beyond merely our own interests.
— Timothy Keller, Every Good Endeavor, 19
our churches must give up the superstitious belief that techniques can offer solutions to the intractable problems of being Church in a non-Christian society.
— Marva Dawn, A Royal “Waste” of Time, 102