20 Spiritual Quotes

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  1. 'Adversity is not simply a tool. It is God's most effective tool for the advancement of our spiritual lives. The circumstances and events that we see as setbacks are oftentimes the very things that launch us into periods of intense spiritual growth. Once we begin to understand this, and accept it as a spiritual fact of life, adversity becomes easier to bear." - Charles Stanley
    This quote by Charles Stanley means that challenges and difficulties are not just obstacles; they are important for our spiritual growth. What we often see as setbacks can actually lead to significant personal and spiritual development. When we understand and accept this, dealing with adversity becomes more manageable.

  2. "Every problem is a character-building opportunity, and the more difficult it is, the greater the potential for building spiritual muscle and moral fiber." - Rick Warren

  3. "The Spiritual Life is the gift of the Living Spirit. The spiritual man is no mere development of the Natural man. He is a New Creation born from Above." - Henry Drummond
    This quote by Henry Drummond   emphasizes that becoming spiritually awakened or enlightened is like being reborn into a new state of existence, fundamentally different from our original nature. It is considered a divine creation, not merely a result of personal development.

  4. When I release my weaknesses and blind spots to God, He uses them to help me grow up spiritually. Crystal McDowell
  5. "When I release my weaknesses and blind spots to God, He uses them to help me grow up spiritually." - Crystal McDowell

  6. "The man who thinks he can know the Word of God by mere intellectual study is greatly deceived. Spiritual truth is spiritually discerned." - Samuel Chadwick
    This quote by Samuel Chadwick means that understanding the teachings of the Word of God goes beyond intellectual study. It suggests that spiritual truths require a spiritual insight or discernment, which cannot be achieved solely through logical analysis or academic effort. True comprehension of spiritual matters comes from a deeper, spiritual connection or experience, indicating that faith and spiritual perception are essential for grasping these truths.

  7. "Man is spiritually dead and does not originate in himself a movement toward God and spiritual life. It's supernatural, and it is a work of divine power. Spiritual renewal accordingly is a divine miracle in which that which was dead is now alive." - John F. Walvoord

  8. "A necessary pre-cursor of any great spiritual awakening is a spirit of deep humiliation growing out of a consciousness of sin, and fresh revelation of the holiness and power and glory of God." - John R. Mott

  9. "Endurance is a key indicator of spiritual fitness." - Alistair Begg
    Just like physical fitness is about having strength and stamina in your body, spiritual fitness is about having strength and stamina in your heart and mind. If you can endure challenges and stay positive, it shows that your spirit is strong.

  10. "Spiritual growth depends on two things:
    first a willingness to live according to the Word of God;
    second, a willingness to take whatever consequences emerge as a result." - Sinclair B. Ferguson

  11. "Knowledge is indispensable to Christian life and service. If we do not use the mind that God has given us, we condemn ourselves to spiritual superficiality and cut ourselves off from many of the riches of God's grace." - John Stott

  12. "True spiritual life depends not on probing our feelings and thoughts from dawn to dusk but on "looking off" to the Savior!" - Watchman Nee
    Watchman Nee's words  remind us that real spiritual life isn't just about constantly analyzing our feelings and thoughts all day long. Instead, it's about focusing on and depending on Jesus Christ.

  13. "The proof of spiritual maturity is not how pure you are but awareness of your impurity. That very awareness opens the door to grace." - Philip Yancey

  14. "The stiff and wooden quality about our religious lives is a result of our lack of holy desire. Complacency is a deadly foe of all spiritual growth. Acute desire must be present or there will be no manifestation of Christ to His people." - A. W. Tozer

  15. "Above all sing spiritually. Have an eye to God in every word you sing. Aim at pleasing him more than yourself, or any other creature. In order to do this attend strictly to the sense of what you sing, and see that your heart is not carried away with the sound, but offered to God continually; so shall your singing be such as the Lord will approve here, and reward you when he cometh in the clouds of heaven." - John Wesley
    This quote by John Wesley means that when you sing songs of worship, you should do it with a spiritual focus. Always keep God in mind as you sing, aiming to please Him above pleasing yourself or anyone else. Pay close attention to the meaning of the words you sing, and make sure your heart is sincerely devoted to God throughout. By doing this, your singing will be pleasing to God now, and you will be rewarded when Jesus returns in the future.

  16. Hope is some extraordinary spiritual grace that God gives us to control our fears, not to oust them. Vincent McNabb
  17. "Hope is some extraordinary spiritual grace that God gives us to control our fears, not to oust them." - Vincent McNabb

  18. "Spiritual strongholds begin with a thought. One thought becomes a consideration. A consideration develops into an attitude, which leads then to action. Action repeated becomes a habit, and a habit establishes a 'power base for the enemy,' that is, a stronghold. - Elisabeth Elliot

  19. "A man may be theologically knowing and spiritually ignorant." - Stephen Charnock
    This quote by Stephen Charnock means that someone can have a lot of knowledge about religion and theology - like knowing a lot of facts and ideas - but still lack a deep understanding of spiritual things. In other words, they might understand concepts intellectually but not experience or live out those spiritual truths in their own life. 

  20. "Too often we fail to appreciate that apprehension of God is not only the test of our worship, but also the test of our spiritual growth. A Christian's real development in spiritual life will always be revealed by how he or she thinks about God - how much he thinks about Him, and how highly he thinks about Him." - Sinclair B. Ferguson

  21. Problems patiently endured will work for our spiritual perfecting. They harm us only when we resist them or endure them unwillingly.
  22. "Problems patiently endured will work for our spiritual perfecting. They harm us only when we resist them or endure them unwillingly." - A. W. Tozer

  23. "The Bible is full of God's promises to provide for us spiritually and materially, to never forsake us, to give us peace in times of difficult circumstances, to cause all circumstances to work together for our good, and finally to bring us safely home to glory. Not one of those promises is dependent upon our performance. They are all dependent on the grace of God given to us through Jesus Christ." - Jerry Bridges


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