Rick Warren Quotes Page 2
The best use of life is love. The best expression of love is time. The best time to love is now.
Forgiveness must be immediate, whether or not a person asks for it. Trust must be rebuilt over time. Trust requires a track record. If someone hurts you repeatedly, you are commanded by God to forgive them instantly, but you are not expected to trust them immediately, and you are not expected to continue allowing them to hurt you.
To begin loving people today, we must close the door on the past. And that cannot happen without forgiveness! Forgive those who have hurt you - for your sake, not because they deserve it.
The secret of endurance is to remember that your pain is temporary but your reward will be eternal.
In God's eyes, the greatest heroes of faith are not those who achieve prosperity, success, and power in this life, but those who treat life as a temporary assignment and serve faithfully, expecting their promised reward in eternity.
When you feel abandoned by God yet continue to trust him in spite of your feelings, you worship him in the deepest way.
Patience is a form of faith. It says, "I trust God. I believe that God is bigger than this problem."
He created the church to meet your five deepest needs: a purpose to live for, people to live with, principles to live by, a profession to live out, and power to live on. There is no other place on earth where you can find all five of these benefits in one place.
There are many pitfalls in the marathon of life. But regardless of what you go through, you can count on God’s sustaining grace.
The church is a hospital for sinners, not a hotel for saints.
Christianity is not a religion or philosophy, but a relationship and a lifestyle. The core of that lifestyle is thinking of others as Jesus did, instead of ourselves.
We are all called to fulfill God's five purposed for our lives: to worship, to fellowship, to grow like Christ, to serve, and to be on mission with God in the world.
Christians can be positive even in a negative situation because we know God has a purpose for allowing that problem.
We are not saved by good works; we are saved for good works. The Christian lifestyle is to be a lifestyle of goodness.
Only in hindsight do we understand how God intended a problem for good.
Salvation is not a religion. It’s not rules or regulations or rituals. Salvation is a relationship. That relationship doesn’t begin when you get to Heaven; it begins here on Earth.
The Bible offers three metaphors that teach us God's view of life: Life is a test, life is a trust, and life is a temporary assignment.
Without implementation, all of our Bible studies are worthless.
Start today by practicing constant conversation with God and continual mediation on his Word. Prayer lets you speak to God; mediation lets God speak to you.
Unconditional love will turn a loser into a winner. You have no idea how many times your heavenly Father has wanted to reach out and grasp you in his arms when you felt like you blew it!
Any time you get serious about using your life the way God wants
you to use it, there are going to be people who oppose it.
The only reason you can love God or
anybody else is because God first loved you. And he showed that
love by sending Jesus Christ to Earth to die for you.