Posted: September 30, 2011 in Uncategorized

Haiti, at times, in fact often, is a difficult place to live and and minister. It, at times, is often easier to give up than to keep on going.  If I depended on what we see with our physical eyes or what we are feeling, then we would have probably left years ago.  I find encouragement and strength in God’s word, in working along side committed believers, in church, and quite often in good quotes.  I daily, on twitter, tweet two to three quotes that I pray with encourage and help others.  Today I want to share with you a number of quotes that especially encourage me.  I hope that they will encourage you as well.

I would love to have you share with me quotes that are meaningful to you.


1. Lose sight to gain vision.  William Seymour

2. Ten thousand difficulties do not make one doubt.  John Henry Newman

3. Faith is the refusal to panic.  Martyn Lloyd-Jones

4. Faith fears no famine. Tertullian

5. The opposite of bravery is not cowardice, but conformity. Robert Anthony

6. The safe place lies in obedience to God’s Word, singleness of heart and holy vigilance.  A.B. Simpson

7. O, let the place of secret prayer become to me the most beloved spot on earth.  Andrew Murray

8. No Christian can be a pessimist, for Christianity is a system of radical optimism. R. Inge

9. “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”  Henry David Thoreau

10. “Let this be your chief object in prayer, to realize the presence of your heavenly Father. Let your watchword be: Alone with God.” Andrew Murray

He who waits on God never waits too long. Chuck Wagner

Good works are indispensable to salvation – not as its ground or means, however, but as its consequence and evidence.  John R. W. Stott

Shipwrecked on God, stranded on omnipotence.  Vance Havner

Fruitful and acceptable worship begins before it begins.     Alexander Maclaren

It is impossible for that man to despair who remembers that his Helper is omnipotent.  Jeremy Taylor

Only he who can say, “The Lord is the strength of my life” can say, “Of whom shall I be afraid?”  Alexander MacLaren

It always seems impossible until it’s done.  Nelson Mandela

The lips know only shallow tunes.  The heart is where great symphonies are born. Calvin Miller.

Giving is true having.  Charles Spurgeon

“Is what you’re living for the same thing Jesus died for?” Ryan Rhoades

  1. Annette says:

    I look forward to your twitter quotes–seriously. They are encouraging or thought-provoking. Here’s one I’ve been thinking about lately; maybe it’s not too profound but it helps me keep things in perspective. Sorry I don’t know who said it.

    “God cares more about my character than about my comfort.”

  2. Paul Beltis says:

    Thanks John & may God continue to bless you & Beth and all the Heartline heart-sharers. Two quotes come to mind:
    “Let not the urgent displace the important” (source unknown)
    “God gave you two ears & one mouth, remember that ratio” (Irene Beltis, my mother)
    Praying for all of you & the ladies/babies.

  3. Grif Vautier says:

    Hey, John,

    I loved your list of quotes. One of my favorites is one that describes your devotion to ministry in one of the world’s toughest ministry areas, Haiti. “Actions speak louder than words.”

    I just retired after 25 years in pastoral ministry. It seems only yesterday that you were at Holly’s and my ordination at 1st Presbyterian Church in Quincy. Our thoughts and prayers have often been with you, but our communications skills have needed a lot of help!

    Best in Christ,

    Grif & Holly

  4. R says:

    “Only God can move mountains, but faith and prayer move God.” –E. M. Bounds

  5. m says:

    lyrics to “Jesus I My Cross Have Taken”, especially the line “think that Jesus died to win thee, child of heaven canst thou repine (complain)?”

    quote from theodore roosevelt:
    “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. “

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s