Lysa TerKeurst Quotes

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1. “Labels start out as little threads of self dissatisfaction but ultimately weave together into a straightjacket of self-condemnation”

Tags : Labels
Source : Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions

2. “When God becomes routine rather than revival, it's time to switch things up.”

Tags : God Religion Spiritual Wisdom

3. “Write there. In the weak spot of impossibility.”

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4. “Now I'm not saying the act of going to church fixes everything. Just as simply looking at a restaurant menu won't give you nourishment. We've got to engage with what's offered if it's going to do us any good. But putting my heart in a place to receive truth certainly got me going in a different direction.”

Tags : Analogies Church Going Influence
Source : The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands

5. “Feelings are indicators, not dictators. They can indicate where your heart is in the moment, but that doesn't mean they have the right to dictate your behavior and boss you around. You are more than the sum total of your feelings and perfectly capable of that little gift . . . called self-control.”

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Source : Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions

6. “Not reaching back for what was lost in my yesterdays. And not reaching for what I hope will be in my tomorrow. But living fully with what is right in front of me. And truly seeing the gift of this moment.”

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Source : Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl

7. “God can take what Satan meant for shame and use it for His glory. Just when we think we've messed up so badly that our lives are nothing but heaps of ashes, God pours His living water over us and mixes the ashes into clay. He then takes this clay and molds it into a vessel of beauty. After He fills us with His overflowing love, He can use us to pour His love into the hurting lives of others.”

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8. “God never intended us to want anything more than we want Him. Just the slightest glimpse into His Word proves that, Look at what the Bible says about God's chosen people, the Israelites, when they wanted food more than they wanted God: 'They willfully put God to the test by demanding the food they craved' (Psalm 78:18). Yikes”

Tags : Craving Diets Weight Loss
Source : Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food

9. “I'm not equipped to handle what she has, both good and bad and what she has is always a package deal of both. In other words, I've been assigned a load I can handle.”

Tags : Envy Jealousy
Source : Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions

10. “I'm not equipped to handle what she has, both good and bad--and what she has is always a package deal of both.”

Tags : Comparison
Source : Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions

11. “Some prisons don't require bars to keep people locked inside. All it takes is their perception that they belong there.”

Tags : Emotions Perception Prison
Source : Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions

12. “God is using all of your experiences, both good and bad, to develop your character to match your calling.”

Tags : Calling Christianity Experiences God Life
Source : What Happens When Women Say Yes to God: Experiencing Life in Extraordinary Ways

13. “Brokenness to redemption, where mercy and grace kiss both sides of our face.Brokenness where we are split open.Redemption where God knits us back together.Mercy when we don't get the punishment we do deserve. Grace when we get the lavish love gifts we don't deserve. So here we are.”

Tags : Brokenness Grace Mercy Redemption
Source : Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions

14. “Which do I care more about - demanding my rights or displaying right choices?”

Tags : Choices Faith Inspirational
Source : Unglued Devotional: 60 Days of Imperfect Progress

15. “These were all simple acts of obedience I missed. But not missed because I was unaware. They were missed because I was busy—caught in the rush of endless demands. And the rush makes us rebellious. I knew what to do and blatantly ignored it.Ignoring God's leading doesn't seem like such a big deal in these cases. In the grand scheme of the world, how big a thing is it that I didn't pick up that cup? After all, how can I be sure it was really God?I think a better question would be, How can I be sure it wasn't God?”

Tags : Busy Christianity Faith God Obedience Relationship
Source : The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands

16. “Imagine how differently you might approach each day by simply stating: God is good. God is good to me. God is good at being God. And today is yet another page in our great love story. Nothing that happens to you today will change that or even alter it in the slightest way.”

Tags : God Good Goodness Heart
Source : Uninvited

17. “...there are natural consequences for not taking care of our bodies.”

Tags : Health Weight Loss
Source : Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food

18. “Too many people think that finding the reason God placed us here on earth will come in one assignment with a big title and complete job description. I believe that discovering our purpose will unfold slowly, like a seed planted deep in the ground.”

Tags : Purpose Of Life
Source : Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl

19. “Ask Jesus to help you fully understand the joys of obedience. Also, ask Him how you can be a woman fully committed to obedience without slipping into a legalistic approach to life. We must always remember our goal is pursuing revelations of Him. Our focus can’t be just following rules but following Jesus Himself.”

Tags : Bible Christianity Obedience
Source : Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl

20. “Don’t we get into God’s Word so it can get into us? So that it can interrupt us, change us, satisfy us? How sad to simply settle for learning facts about the Bible when it was meant for so much more”

Tags : Bible Devotions
Source : Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl

21. “Why doesn’t Jesus work for me?” is never the right question. Instead, when circumstances shift and we feel like we fall short, we should ask, “How can I see Jesus even in this?”

Tags : Bible Study Devotions
Source : Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl

22. “To be set aside is to be rejected.To be set apart is to be given an assignment that requires preparation.”

Tags : Live Loved Rejection Uninvited
Source : Uninvited

23. “Not making a decision is actually a decision. It's the decision to stay the same.”

Tags : Decision Making
Source : The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands

24. “Find that courageous yes. Fight for that confident no.”

Tags : Decision Making
Source : The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands