“They talk like angels but they live like men.” ~ Jerome ~
“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.” ~ Michelangelo ~
“Angels have a much more important place in the Bible than the devil and his demons.”
~ Billy Graham ~
“If a man expects a woman to be an angel in his life, he must first create heaven for her.
Angels don’t live in hell.” ~ unknown ~
“Choosing to suffer means that there must be something wrong with you, but choosing God’s will- even if it means you will suffer- is something very different. No normal, healthy saint ever chooses suffering; he simply chooses God’s will, just as Jesus did, whether it means suffering or not. And no saint should ever dare to interfere with the lesson of suffering being taught in another saint’s life.
The saint who satisfies the heart of Jesus will make other saints strong and mature for God. But the people used to strengthen us are never those who sympathize with us; in fact, we are hindered by those who give us their sympathy, because sympathy only serves to weaken us. No one better understands a saint than the saint who is as close and as intimate with Jesus as possible. If we accept the sympathy of another saint, our spontaneous feeling is, “God is dealing too harshly with me and making my life too difficult.” That is why Jesus said that self-pity was of the devil (see Matthew 16:21-23). We must be merciful to God’s reputation. It is easy for us to tarnish God’s character because He never argues back; He never tries to defend or vindicate Himself. Beware of thinking that Jesus needed sympathy during His life on earth. He refused the sympathy of people because in His great wisdom He knew that no one on earth understood His purpose (see Matthew 16:23). He accepted only the sympathy of His Father and the angels (see Luke 15:10).”
~ Oswald Chambers ~
“I have God, Jesus and two thirds of the angels on my side, what do you think I am going to do? Sit down and cry?” ~ Leonard Ravenhill ~
“The sermon which does not lead to Christ, or of which Jesus Christ is not the to and bottom, is a sort of sermon that will make the devils in hell laugh, but make the angels of God weep.”
~ C. H. Spurgeon ~
“Let your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe have no power over me.” ~ Martin Luther ~
Please pray ~ Max (a friend of 47 years who has cancer. Recently, I visited her but she didn’t appear to know me) ~ Mom (continues to improve but fell today, no broken bones – thank God!) ~ RB ~ RA ~