“If I throw out a boat hook from the boat, and catch hold of the shore and pull, do I pull the shore to me, or do I pull myself to the shore? Prayer is not pulling God to my will, but the aligning of my will to the will of God”–E. Stanley Jones.
“No man is greater than his prayer life. The pastor who is not praying is playing; the people who are not praying are straying. We have many organizers, but few agonizers; many players and payers, but few pray-ers; many singers, few clingers; lots of pastors, few wrestlers; many fears, few tears; much fashion, little passion; many interferers, few intercessors; many writers, but few fighters. Failing here, we fail everywhere”–Leonard Ravenhill.
“Nothing would turn the nation back to God so surely and so quickly as a Church that prayed and prevailed. The world will never believe in a religion in which there is no supernatural power. A rationalized faith, a socialized Church, and moralized gospel may gain applause, but they awaken no conviction and win no converts”–Samuel Chadwick.
“Satan is out to destroy ministers and churches. It is our walk with God that can be the artillery to win over his demonic forces. . . .I have discovered through the years that the degree to which God changes me will usually be the degree to which I change the world. I cannot expect to ‘change the world’ until I let God have more than ample opportunity to ‘change my world by changing me first’ “–Ronnie Floyd.
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