Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Random Quotes on Obedience

"Obedience to God's will is the secret of spiritual knowledge and insight. It is not willingness to know, but willingness to do (obey) God's Will that brings certainty."
-Eric Liddell

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"Happy is the soul which… holds itself ceaselessly in the hands of its Creator, ready to do everything when He wishes; which never stops saying to itself a hundred times a day, 'Lord, what would you have me to do?'"
-François Fénelon

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"Partial obedience, delayed obedience, and surface obedience to impress others are not acceptable unto God. He is looking for men and women who will respond with instant, complete, whole-hearted, and joyous obedience each time He speaks."
-Del Fehsenfeld, Jr.

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"…Faith and obedience are one and the same spirit; what in the heart we call faith, in the will we call obedience…the Lord refuse[s] the so-called faith which [finds] its vent at the lips in worshipping words and not at the limbs in obedient action."
-George MacDonald, The Curate's Awakening

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"I was not born to be free. I was born to adore and to obey."
-C. S. Lewis

3 comments:

juli said...

Those are good quotes...so true! BTW I love that song I Could Not Do Without Thee!! Have you heard the Marshall Family sing it?? Its beautiful!!!

Melanie said...

No, I haven't heard them sing it. I bet it must be beautiful though! I love that song too!

Rosebud said...

The second quote is very good. (Well, they all are, but especially that one. =))