Over the last few months, I’ve marked a number of tweets as “favorites.” Periodically, I’ll blog some of my favorite favorites—statements that inspire and challenge me—starting with these (copied-and-pasted here in their original format) …
A Twitter stream featuring quotes from my favorite devotional writer, Oswald Chambers …
Living a life of faith means never knowing where you are being led.
Never allow a feeling that was awakened in you on the mountaintop to evaporate.
I tend to favorite a lot of Mike Slaughter‘s tweets …
1st key 2 revitalize dying church: Preach evry Sun. abt how a church looks that takes biblical model of the church seriously.
2nd key 2 revitalize a church: Ask in ech mtg, “How is what we r doing not only getting people 2 know the word, but to do it?”
3rd key 2 revitalize a church: ask self-if neighborhood person walked n2 back of church on Sun, would this attract him/her 2 Jesus?
4th key way 2 revitalize a church: Teach people not only 2 invite others 2 worship, but also 2 invite them 2 participate in ministry
If someone unfamiliar w/ ur church examined ur budget, what would he/she conclude about ur church’s priorities?
Leaders, at heart of every decision u make 4 ur church is a choice between courage and compliance. How r u doing?
Renewals and reformation are never born out of timidity.
Some favorites from Rick Warren …
Never fear criticism.Fear conformity,which stunts the soul. U cant have everyone’s approval &God’s anointing at same time.
God sometimes removes a person from your life for your protection. Don’t run after them.
And Rick Warren’s RWToolbox …
“You pay God a great compliment by asking great things of Him.” Teresa of Avila
ATSAlumni posts a lot of inspirational/challenging quotes. Some of my favorites include …
Jesus does not want us to work for Him. He wants us to let Him do His work through us.-C.G. Trumbull
The Church that does not evangelize will fossilize.-Oswald J. Smith
Preachers with cold hearts will never warm and awaken the consciences of their hearers.-Bruce Milne
The greatness of man’s power is his surrender. It is not who you are, or what you are, but whether God controls you.-Henrietta C Mear
“You simply cannot be a disciple without being a missionary – a sent one.”
Prayer is rebellion against the status quo. “Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven”
One from Stephen Covey …
So many competing priorities. Learn to say “no” or you will burn out. Having a burning “yes” will allow you to say NO to the unimportant.
One of my favorite leadership writers is John Maxwell. Here are a couple of his tweets …
The greatest gap in life is the one between knowing & doing. -Dick Biggs
Effective communication is 20% what you know & 80% how you feel about what you know. -Jim Rohn
One Twitter stream posts unpublished quotes from A. W. Tozer …
It will cost you everything to follow the Lord. And it will cost you even more to be His man [or woman] for this hour.
Many Christians are satisfied with their destination but they neglect the journey.
Any sermon that is not birthed in prayer is not a message from God no matter how learned the preacher.
Silence is often the most eloquent answer to our critics.
In an effort to get the work of the Lord done we often lose contact with the Lord of work.
God is never satisfied with anything less than all.
From Ed Stetzer …
“Every Christian is either a missionary or an imposter.” ~Spurgeon.
For Wesley, internal combustion (“heart strangely warmed”) led to external combustion (“world is my parish”)
Life is not a do-it-yourself project.
Blessed are those who acknowledge that there is only one God and have quit applying for his position.
Which shall we be: leaders who evoke (draw out) or provoke (stir up)? Jesus was both invitational and confrontational. Lord, teach me both.
The only reason to give a speech is to change the world – Nick Morgan
I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world. Mother Teresa
These are a lot of my favorites. You can read the full list of my favorites here.