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Date: Fri, 05 Sep 2008 11:09:35 +1200

"God is not looking for brilliant men, is not depending upon
eloquent men, is not shut up to the use of talented men in sending
His gospel out in the world. God is looking for broken men who
have judged themselves in the light of the cross of Christ. When
He wants anything done, He takes up men who have come to the
end of themselves, whose confidence is not in themselves, but in God."
- H.A. Ironside

"Being broken is both God's work and ours. He brings His
pressure to bear, but we have to make the choice...All day long
the choice will be before us in a thousand ways." - Roy Hession.

"Let me learn by paradox
that the way down is the way up,
that to be low is to be high,
that the broken heart is the healed heart,
that the contrite spirit is the rejoicing spirit,
that the repenting soul is the victorious soul,
that to have nothing is to possess all,
that to bear the cross is to wear the crown,
that to give is to receive,
that the valley is the place of vision."
-Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions.

"When we become too glib in prayer we are most surely talking to
ourselves." - A. W. Tozer

"When filled with holy truth the mind rests."— C.H. Spurgeon

"IF you want to be the first among your brothers and sisters, then
you have to be a bond-slave, not only to Christ, but to your
brothers and sisters." - Stephen Kaung

"We must frankly face the fact that there is in this teaching a
revolutionary element which could be dangerously subversive of
our existing ways of thought. Let us admit that it is part of the
fallen human nature of ecclesiastics, no less than of others in
responsible positions, to desire always criteria of judgement which
can be used without making too heavy demands upon the delicate
faculty of spiritual discernment, clear-cut rules by which we may
hope to be saved from making mistakes -- or rather, from being
obviously and personally responsible for the mistakes. We are
uncomfortable without definite principles by which we may guide
our steps. We fear uncharted country, and the fanatics of all kinds
who, upon the alleged authority of the Holy Spirit, summon us with
strident cries in all directions simultaneously. Only those who have
never borne the heavy burden of pastoral responsibility will mock
at the cautious spirit of the ecclesiastic." - Lesslie Newbigin

"Some people read their Bible in Hebrew, some in Greek; I like to
read mine in the Holy Ghost." - Smith Wigglesworth

"I am convinced that many evangelicals are not truly and soundly
converted. Among the evangelicals it is entirely possible to come
into membership, to ooze in by osmosis, to leak through the cells
of the church and never know what it means to be born of the
Spirit and washed in the blood. A great deal that passes for the
deeper life is nothing more or less than basic Christianity. There is
nothing deeper about it, and it is where we should have been from
the start...
What we need is what the old Methodists called a sound
conversion. There is a difference between conversion and a sound
conversion. People who have never been soundly converted do not
have the Spirit to enlighten them. When they read the Sermon on
the Mount or the teaching passages of the epistles that tell them
how to live or the doctrinal passages that tell how they can live,
they are unaffected. The Spirit who wrote them is not witnessing
in their hearts because they have not been born of the Spirit. That
often happens." - A W Tozer.

"No Task will be so sordid and base, provided you obey your
calling in it, that it will not shine and be reckoned very precious in
God's sight." - John Calvin

"With all your getting get unction." - Leonard Ravenhill

"When the Lord reveals His will to us and we obey, our mission
will be a success regardless of the results." - Chinese house
church leaders, Back to Jerusalem movement

"Those who are God's true witnesses are firmly anchored in Him,
in love or in suffering, no matter what God may give or take away.
They do not set much store by their own methods; if they prove
helpful to their spiritual life, well and good. But God, in his loving
foresight, often shatters their foundations and thus they frequently
find themselves thwarted.
If they want to keep vigil, they are obliged to sleep; if they like to
fast, they are made to eat; if they would like to keep silence and
be at rest, they have to do otherwise. In this way, everything they
cleave to crumbles, and they are brought face-to-face with their
bare nothingness. Thus they are shown how total is their
dependence on God, and they learn to confess Him with a pure
and simple faith, with no other support to sustain them."
- Johannes Tauler.

"Worship renews the spirit as sleep renews the body."
- Richard Clarke Cabot

"It is simply absurd to say you believe, or even want to believe, in
Him, if you do not do anything He tells you." - George Macdonald

"The saintly Andrew Bonar used to soak his pillow with tears every
Saturday night in Scotland as people below trampled the streets
returning from the taverns and shows. He would cry from the
depths of his agonizing heart, "Oh! They perish, they perish!""