If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.
All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never, ever be boring.
The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.
Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.
To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
God has no religion.
We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.
God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas but for scars.
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.
If I should ever die, God forbid, let this be my epitaph: THE ONLY PROOF HE NEEDED FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD WAS MUSIC
Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.
The darker the night, the brighter the stars, The deeper the grief, the closer is God!
The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time.
I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God. That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.
Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.
If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.