Infinity

When we are touched by inspired music, we often receive a glimpse of the eternal. Music only suggests infinity, however; the melody echoes a faraway greatness that it cannot fulfill. That infinity is God himself. –Reinhard Bonnke

Reinhard Bonnke: TIME IS RUNNING OUT

Every unredeemed life cries out for the gospel, like a fish on the riverbank gasping for water. Many in the world have given up hope. They have seen the limits of science, technology, medicine, politics and education, and they turn to opiates to forget- drugs, drink and religious mysticism. Like the mythical hydra, evil grows two heads for every one that we cut off. This monster needs the dagger of the cross of Christ plunged into its heart.

Fruits

It is easy to assume that we are good Christians as long as we are involved in a local church, attend worship, engage in Bible studies and prayer services, tithe, and serve on a volunteer committee or two. If you are really honest, you know people who do all the right things but at the same time are some of the meanest people in the world. They lack fruit. Nothing about their life and character has anything to do with Christ.

David Putnam, Breaking the Discipleship Code

Of Beauty and Colors

Some people think that spirituality consists in being drab. But God made color! He made all shades of colors! Look at the sunset- what is it, just something scientific? Do you think that God splashed the lovely, beautiful sky with rose, cerise, blue and white and wasn’t smiling when He did that? Is that just an accident of nature, scientifically explained? Then you’ve got too much learning for your own good! Go empty your head and get your heart filled and you’ll be better off. The Holy Spirit wrote 150 psalms and in those psalms He celebrates the wonders of God’s creation…

Let us not think anymore of God as being heavy-browed and gloomy. I repeat that when God made the heaven and earth they sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy. There wasn’t a funeral at the creation of the world; there was an anthem. All creation sang.

A. W. Tozer, The Attributes of God

Hidden

The true usefulness of our preaching will not be known to us until each fruit on all the branches on all the trees that have sprung up from all the seeds we’ve sown has fully ripened in the sunshine of eternity.

—John Piper, The SUPREMACY OF GOD IN PREACHING