Meaning Well Is Not Enough

“There is no avoiding the fact that we live at the mercy of our ideas. This is never more true than with our ideas about God. Meaning well is not enough. Those who operate on the wrong information are likely never to know the reality of God’s presence in the decisions which shape their lives and will miss the constant divine companionship for which their souls were made.”–Dallas Willard, Hearing God, 10.

“Your belief will determine your behavior. Paul’s letters are based on this idea. He spent the first half of each letter dealing with belief; the second half involved behavior. As a man thinks, so is he.”–Waylon Bailey

“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.”–Stephen Covey.

“In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways,  but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe.” — Hebrews 1:1-2 (NIV)

“Every man should keep a fair-sized cemetery in which to bury the faults of his friends.”–C. S. Lewis.

“My miseries have always come out of my own flesh, never from any burden Jesus has laid on me.”–A. W. Tozer.

“It is impossible not to speak when we have the words of eternal life.”–Charlotte Diggs “Lottie” Moon.

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One Comment


  1. Mark Graham
    Jun 03, 2016

    Your life is a seed that you are sowing into eternity. What type of fruit will it bear?
    Mark Graham

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