I went to the first session of the Singles for Christ Christian Life Program today. Because I don’t want to give too much away for those readers who may eventually “take the plunge” (as this particular CLP is themed), I’ll just post some out-of-context quotes from the talks today that stuck out to me.
Struggles are easier to overcome when others are there to struggle with you.
God yearns for us even more than we long for Him.
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways, says the Lord. - Isaiah 55:8
“For God allows evils to happen in order to bring a greater good therefrom.” - St. Thomas Aquinas
From the greatest evil, Christ’s death, came the greatest good: our salvation.
“O happy fault, that merited such and so great a Redeemer!” - St. Augustine of Hippo
“There is nothing we can do to make God love us more and there is nothing we can do to make God love us less.” - Philip Yancey
God is not mad at us. He is madly in love with us.
Love would not be love if we weren’t able to choose it.
“Christianity is one beggar telling another beggar where he found bread.” - D. T. Niles
(October 15 for September 19, 2012)