Fav Quotes From Lambskinny

“A holy city pitched as a tent among men and women and children. In that tent – the new Jerusalem – dwells the living God. He looks like us because we look like Him. With His own hand, he wipes away all sorrow from every heart. All come to His dwelling in perfect joy, to sit at His feet and listen to His voice, the voice that changes wilderness to paradise.”

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“Paul calls us – that is, Christians – “rational creatures.” As rational creatures, we owe God our “bodies as a living sacrifice.” I like Paul’s use of the plural when he refers to the bodies of Christians and the singular when he refers to the living sacrifice. Paul often refers to Christians as members of the singular “body of Christ.” The whole body of Christ, i.e. the Church is the “living sacrifice” we owe to God. Together we must “offer up [our] bodies” that are “consecrated to God and worthy of His acceptance.” Worship is a mutual undertaking, i.e. worship is meant to occur among fellow Christians. As “rational creatures,” Paul expects us to understand these truths. He calls us to worship together as one; to offer our bodies together as one, united “living sacrifice.” We are the body of Christ, the Church of which He is the head.”

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“God is clear. He calls those who thirst and who are poor to come to Him. He asks rhetorically why those who are poor should spend what little they may have for things that do not satisfy? He says, “Come to Me.” And, He tells every one of us we need not pay. The covenant He “smites” us with is free!”

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*”The heart of man has no idea what is prepared for those who love the Lord God. What can not be seen or heard by man can neither be imagined by his heart. The human eye is darkened, the ear is deaf, and the heart is black.”

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“Ultimately, fear is obsolete for the Christian. We are under the shadow of the wings of the Almighty God. We are sheltered in Him; He is our tower, our stronghold, our sure fortress. Since God is on our side, who can be against us? Since He is the stronghold of our lives, of whom shall we be afraid? Since there is no punishment in our future, what have we to fear.”

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“Never did God give up on us. Even as He closed the gates to Eden, He planned to open them. Even as He turned His face from us, He planned a means to His desired end to have us see Him face to face once again. He planned His visit to earth in the form of a human infant, at which time He would fully engage Himself in being human so that He might save His people from our sins.”

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“You can have a new life, one of Light which brings you out of darkness. You can walk in this Light, which shines from within you because that Light dwells inside you as a Person. All this means is you can be a fundamentally different kind of human being both now and in eternity. You can be changed from the inside out. And this is not of yourself, lest you feel the urge to boast of this change in yourself. This alteration of your very nature is a gift, a present from utmost kindness of God the Father through Jesus Christ His Son. Lift your voice! Sing praises to the One and Only King of the Universe!”

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“Waiting in silence for the Lord gives your life weight. Without Him, you are nothing. David confirms that mankind is faithless, a mere puff of wind without enough substance to lower a balance when placed upon it.”

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“God is the anchor in my life. He keeps me in place, so to speak. If I drift in one direction — one which does not please Him, He pulls me back to center. I rely on Him. I trust Him.

I am in awe — in holy fear — of Him, of course. He is all-powerful, all-knowing. Yet my fear is tempered by my knowledge that He is all-loving as well. His justice is true. His wrath is satisfied. I need not fear to the point of dread of Him. For, He is my anchor in all things.”

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“The WORD is God Himself revealed on paper via ink. For me, it’s like swimming in love to read Him.”

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“Because God cancels the written code, why then put yourself back under that which has no authority?”

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“The more we are aware of our own sin, the less we see the sins of others. The more we are forgiven, the more gratitude we carry in our heart. Let us be compassionate above all, for love covers the multitude of sin.”

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“Holding fast to the good is such a map for happiness. If you see the good in the other, then you are able to bless the other even as he curses you. If you see the good in the moment, then you will not repay evil for evil. Instead you will do what is perceived as honorable to all. Such a paradox exists in the Christian walk. We walk by faith, hoping for that which is unseen. Our hope is that good will outdo evil, that perfection will triumph over imperfection, that God will be triumphant over the evil one. And of course God is triumphant and good does overcome evil. Perfection does overwhelm imperfection, and holiness swallows sin. Therefore, let your love be true.”

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“Because we are regenerated, justified, renewed and heirs of eternal life — we are called to be merciful and gentle. How can we be anything but kind to others? We ourselves are the recipients of the undeserved and incredible kindness of God Himself. How can we behave in any other manner than the one Paul commends to us?”

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“The legalistic mind/spirit — the one that says/feels that salvation just can’t be only a gift; there’s got to be something to do, some way to earn it. This mind/spirit craves recognition of its own efforts — but look, I did this for you Lord and that. And if that is all there is, Jesus is going to say to the “holier than thou” person, “Get away from Me; I never knew you.””

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“Without love, holiness is hollow. Let us love one another, and so ‘be perfect’ as our Heavenly Father is perfect.”

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“Joy comes with first knowing the weight of our sin and then recognizing the lifting of that weight. And joy is sustained by refusing to allow that weight of guilt to return to us, knowing that Christ carried that weight on the tree at Calvary. Like a garment, He has taken our sin from us and literally nailed it to the cross. Taking it down, putting it back onto ourselves is the ultimate betrayal of grace.”

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“Prayer is just an ongoing conversation — with full attention on your partner — who is the Lord, your God and Savior, Healer and Coming King. He deserves and demands your listening ear, not just your talking mouth.”

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“Learn this important truth — that Jesus comes to save you, a sinner lost. He seeks you with the same diligence of a shepherd who goes out into the dark, driving weather to find the wandering lamb. When He locates you, Jesus picks you up and slings you gently across His shoulders. He carries you to safe pasture, and keeps you there. His crook is firm, gentle, unyielding and He holds it against your neck whenever you stray. You now belong to Him.”

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“The awe – the fear – of God is the starting line for instruction in wisdom. Now that you have put your hand to the wheel, begun the race, started to build, don’t shrink back. Run the full race. Seek instruction, says God. Desire discretion. Hope and strive ‘to understand words of insight.’ Don’t be complacent, self-satisfied and proud of your spirituality.”

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“Take your stand on and in the good news of Jesus Christ crucified and raised from the dead. Take your stand on realizing you are unfit to untie and re-tie His sandals. Take your stand on Jesus washing your feet. You do not wash His.”

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“The law has no power over us because Christ removed it “like a garment.” He literally tossed ‘it aside, nailing it to the cross.'”

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“Add nothing to Christ. Live united to Him as a plant is to its root. He is your foundation; you are His building. What does a plant add to the root? What does a building do for its foundation? Christ is the vine; we are the branches.”

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“Love is not a lifeless thing. Although kind words are involved, love is primarily action directed for the benefit of our fellow humankind. Love looks for opportunities to show others the same love God shows to us.”

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“Jesus does not come to remind us of our guilt, but to rescue us from it. Like Elijah, he does not come to kill our sons and daughters, but to heal them of their illnesses, raise them from the dead and bestow on them the gift of eternal life.”

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“God is in control. Foreknowledge without changing that which one knows is synonymous with control. God has not set the universe in motion only to sit back and watch in bewilderment to see what may or may not happen. Rather God knows exactly what is to happen, when it is to happen, and why it is to happen.”

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“The good we seek is this unity in Christ; the evil we dread and should always flee is division, bickering, backbiting, unfounded criticism, and hatred of our brothers and sisters who are in Christ.”

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“If we are in God, then our actions are of the Light, of God Himself. This is how we are able to come to and stand in the Light of the World. We have identified ourselves as belonging to that Light. Hence we no longer hide from the Light; we step into it so that our deeds are exposed as being not our own, but His.”

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“The light we may produce in our own power is no match for Jesus’ Light. We may put our little firebrands atop a hill and think they shine out in power, but the light we produce is too small and keeps us and others “in a place of torment” and dark. We need to stop making little fires, and turn to the One who is Light.”

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“Jesus recognizes our love for Him in how we treat one another.”

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“Since we are God’s handiwork and not rewarded our salvation for works performed, we have cause neither to boast nor to judge others. We are not qualified to judge others for we ourselves were once of their company. We cannot boast for we also were lost in our sins, separated from God, dead in our condition.”

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“Often I think the Christian walk requires us to have a willingness to be taken advantage of by others — a meekness that would give the thief our shoes as well as the cloak he has stolen from us; a gentleness that would allow the bully to strike us a second time rather than hit him back.”

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“Seeking recognition from others rather than serving others is self-defeating and ultimately destructive. Be at peace with who you are, what God has given to you, and what He asks of you and where He has placed you.”

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“Having complete faith in God, total trust in Him, total commitment to His authority leads to “impossible” prayers, requests, happenings. However, reading Jesus’ statement about commanding a mountain to throw itself into the sea results, in my mind, in incredulity — for one thing, why would I want a mountain to move into the sea? What would be the point of such a request? Sometimes, I think Jesus may be saying, “Yes, you can ask for such a worthless thing as moving a mountain into the sea and it will be done if you have no doubts;  but remember, if God is willing to do such a valueless act for you, at your request, imagine what better acts He is willing to do for you and through you.””

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“Jesus is both the source and the perfecter of our faith. Therefore, our attention — our eyes — should be focused on Jesus, not on others and certainly not on our selves.”

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“Jesus — whether standing before His Father and our Father or sitting beside Him at His right hand — is a shield for us from the wrath of His Father. The anger and hatred of sin which God the Father possesses fell upon Jesus’ body as He remained on the cross of Calvary. Jesus did not remove Himself from this suffering, but stayed the course, bearing its shame and the weight of the sin of the world.”

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“Odd how we trust that our funds are federally insured in a bank when we see the seal of the FDIC; that we believe our meats are safe if approved by the United States Department of Agriculture. We see the seal USDA and we believe. Yet, many of us doubt our salvation. We doubt that God has redeemed us, set His seal permanently upon us. We seem to forget we are purchased with the blood of God’s own Son, that nothing interferes with God’s ultimate goal to bring all things together under one head, that is, Jesus Christ.”

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“Let’s love without limit. How do we accomplish this kind of love? Loving without limit requires the indwelling Holy Spirit of God. He loves through us. Only He is capable of not keeping “a score of wrongs,” of not losing hope, of enduring betrayal, lies, pain, wrongdoings of all sorts from those around us. Only God is capable of loving without limit.”

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“Hatred leads to eternal death while love leads to eternal life.”

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“As you remember that the living God dwells within you, you walk in awe and joy simultaneously. In this grace is your maturity, your ability to be at peace and to be encouraged.”

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“Before God, those of us who come to Him through His Son, need not fear. Our salvation is a purchased gift, paid for in full by the blood of Jesus. No debt remains.”

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“God in His great mercy, sells all He has and gives it to us — the poor. We are the poor in spirit who rely on His shed blood to enable us to love as He loves. Jesus continually points us to Himself, saying to us that if we wish to succeed in this life and in the life to come, we must leave ourselves behind, stop trying to ‘do good’, and rather just ‘be good’ through His Holy Spirit.”

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Love some of those quotes. Nice job.
    JC

    1. lambskinny says:

      Only some? LOL. No, seriously Truth Pressure, these quotes are from me (of course) and are taken directly from my notes on one or both of my blogs: GRACE PARTAKERS and OBSECRATIONS. God bless you, Carley

  2. Josey says:

    Only some? LOL. No, seriously Truth Pressure, these quotes are from me (of course) and are taken directly from my notes on one or both of my blogs: GRACE PARTAKERS and OBSECRATIONS. God bless you, Carley
    +1

    1. lambskinny says:

      Thanks Josey! Carley

  3. dogkisses says:

    Nice, I liked the ones I read, but admit I am too sleepy right now to read them all. I like them even more learning that you wrote them! Very nice! Thank you. I love inspirational quotes, feeling inspired and also am glad to have discovered your blog.

    1. lambskinny says:

      Thanks, “Beetlehound.” The quotes are from my posts ranging from sometime in 2008 to the present. God bless. Carley

  4. Coolpams says:

    Awesome post:)
    Thank you for re blogged my post :)..I am so glad.

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