Wisdom For Today

1/20/2022Don’t get the idea that the will of God is something you have to do. God’s not going to force His will on you. It is something you get to do. When you learn to obey, you learn the joy that’s available in the Christian life. There’s no such thing as a happy, disobedient Christian. It is a contradiction in terms. Obedience and rejoicing come together. It is a lie from Hell that doing the will of God is painful and makes you miserable.
Adrian Rogers
1/19/2022Let me remind you that this is God’s universe, and He is doing things His way. You may think you have a better way, but you don’t have a universe to rule.
J. Vernon McGee
1/18/2022If Satan had fully realized what nailing Jesus to the cross would do, he would have turned the world upside down to prevent His death. Only a Sovereign God could take a tool of torture and turn it into a tree of triumph!
John Hagee
1/17/2022The greater your knowledge of the goodness and grace of God on your life, the more likely you are to praise Him in the storm.
Matt Chandler
1/16/2022Sometimes when you’re in a dark place you think you’ve been buried, but you’ve actually been planted.
Christine Caine
1/15/2022The circumstances we ask God to change are often the circumstances God is using to change us.
Mark Batterson
1/14/2022Scars are the price which every believer pays for his loyalty to Christ.
William Hendriksen
1/13/2022The grass is not greener on the other side of the fence. The grass is greener where you water it.
Neil Barringham
1/12/2022The best rubrics of worship are those which are written on broken hearts.
Charles H. Spurgeon
1/11/2022God’s will is not so much something you surrender to as it is something you’re allowed to get in on. God will choose for you what you would choose for yourself if you had enough sense to choose it!
Adrian Rogers
1/10/2022I am profitably engaged in reading the Bible. Take all of this Book upon reason that you can, and the balance upon faith. You will live and die a better man.
Abraham Lincoln
1/9/2022Sometimes you get the best light from a burning bridge.
Don Henley
1/8/2022Christians often perceive obedience to God as some test designed just to see if we’re really committed to him. But what if it’s designed as God’s way of giving us what’s best for us?
Craig Groeschel
1/7/2022To look for scientific proof of God would be like taking a piano apart looking for a song.
Adrian Rogers
1/6/2022The Word of God is either absolute or obsolete.
Vance Havner
1/5/2022Prayer is the key of heaven, faith is the hand that turns it.
Thomas Watson
1//4/2022The great Swiss theologian, Dr. Karl Barth, was probably in his generation the greatest theologian in the world, and a great philosopher as well.

While he was in this country, a student at one of the seminaries said, “Dr. Barth, what is the greatest truth that ever crossed your mind?” All the seminary students were sitting on the edge of their seats to hear some great, profound, deep, complicated answer. Dr. Barth slowly raised his great shaggy gray head and looked at the student and said, “Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so.”
1/3/2022It costs much to follow Jesus Christ, but it costs much much more not to.
Greg Laurie
1/2/2022The Influence of a Mother 
Her children arise up, and call her blessed…
Proverbs 31:28

Only God Himself fully appreciates the influence of a Christian mother in the molding of character in her children. Someone has said, “Like mother, like children.” Most of the noble characters and fine leaders of history have had good, God-fearing mothers. We are told that George Washington’s mother was pious, and that Sir Walter Scott’s mother was a lover of poetry and music. On the other hand, we are told that Nero’s mother was a murderess and that the  dissolute Lord Byron’s mother was a proud and violent woman. The influence of a mother upon the lives of her children cannot be measured. They know and absorb her example and attitudes when it comes to questions of honesty, temperance, kindness, and industry.

Thank You, Lord, for mothers who love You. Their influence is felt around the world.
Billy Graham
1/1/2022Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy.  

Peter Hulme left his village for the university, going on to become a famous architect. After gaining great wealth, he lost it all because of alcoholism.

He returned to his village with his wife and only child, a daughter on whom he doted. Their new neighbor owned a large, vicious dog. Although the  townspeople had asked the man to restrain the dangerous dog, he arrogantly refused.

As Hulme returned home one day, he heard his daughter’s frantic screams. He raced to find her in the jaws of the neighbor’s dog. He managed to tear her from the dog’s teeth, but she died in his arms. The town was outraged and shunned the owner of the deadly dog. He was a farmer, and no one would sell him seed for the next season. No seed, no harvest, no crop to sell, and he was broken.

The act of unified revenge would drive him into bankruptcy. 
But when spring arrived, the neighbors were shocked to see Hulme’s field was only half planted, and his neighbor’s field was also half planted. The evidence was obvious. Hulme had crossed the fence at night to sow seeds in his neighbor’s field.

We have not practiced forgiveness until we sow seeds in the garden of our enemies. In whose garden do you need to sow seeds of forgiveness today?

When you sow in tears, you will reap in joy.
John Hagee
12/31/2021There’s only one way to heaven, but the Lord devises many ways of guiding us to that one way. The story of faith is different for each of us. Your story is unlike that of anyone else who has ever lived or who will ever live in the future. It should be recorded somewhere!
Dr. David Jeremiah
12/30/2021The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
Abraham Lincoln
12/29/2021All Scripture is God-breathed – inspired by Him – and is profitable for conviction, correction, and instruction. It re-sets the direction of our lives and teaches us to live in a manner pleasing to Him.

Our sophisticated world expresses skepticism about the veracity of the Bible; many even disregard the verses they choose not to believe. The Psalmist makes it clear though: all of His Word is true.
He always keeps His word. Always. Scholars count over 1200 prophesies in the Bible. Over 400 of those prophesies pointed to the coming Messiah. His life and death perfectly fulfilled every single one. Over 3000 promises beckon in the Scriptures. You can stand on every one.

The grass may wither, the flower may fade, but the Word of God stands forever (Isaiah 40:8). Every jot, every tittle, every comma, every period, every letter, every line, every word on every page will all be fulfilled. God has magnified His Word above His name (Psalm 138:2) and watches over it to be certain that it is fulfilled (Jeremiah 1:12).

The Word has been mocked by cynics, dissected by unbelievers, and diluted by frauds. Yet, for all the abuse it has taken, it still endures as a testament to His faithfulness. It is the whole truth of God.
John Hagee
12/28/2021Scripture is the breath of God. It is as true as if God Almighty stood in the pulpit and spoke these words. That’s the reason Jesus said in Matthew 4:4: “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.” Over and over again the Bible calls itself the Word of God.

In light of this truth, let’s break down today’s verse: “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine (what is true), for reproof (what is wrong), for correction (how to get right), for instruction in righteousness (how to stay right); that the man of God may be complete (that word complete or teleos in Greek, means mature).” You want to be a full-grown Christian? Your Christian life depends upon your assurance that the Bible is the Word of God.
Adrian Rogers
12/27/2021Knowing who you are comes down to knowing Whose you are.  For when we understand that God has created us and we commit to following Him, we can be at peace with who He’s made us to be. And we also know that He changes us to be more like Him each day.
Author Unknown
12/26/2021Faith that goes no further than the head can never bring peace to the heart.
John Blanchard
12/25/2021Pure prayers have pure blessings.
Thomas Goodwin
12/24/2021As character degenerates, the government must grow to cope with that societal decay. As government grows, people begin to equate security with dependence on government. So, the government begins to give to the people, and the people like it. But they fail to understand that the government cannot give them anything it doesn’t first take away. As the government begins to take, then “give it back,” we’re regulated, then controlled more and more.
Adrian Rogers
12/23/2021God never promises to save us from adversity, only to be with us in the midst of it.
David Watson
12/22/2021Life is wasted if we do not grasp the glory of the cross, cherish it for the treasure that it is, and cleave to it as the highest price of every pleasure and the deepest comfort in every pain. What was once foolishness to us—a crucified God—must become our wisdom and our power and our only boast in this world.
John Piper
12/21/2021Let thy hope of heaven master thy fear of death.
William Gurnall
12/20/2021God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.
Augustine
12/19/2021God never said that the journey would be easy, but He did say that the arrival would be worthwhile.
Max Lucado
12/18/2021God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supplies.
Hudson Taylor
12/17/2021God sometimes permits that which He hates, in order to accomplish that which He loves.
Joni Eareckson Tada
12/16/2021When we come to Christ in our youth, a life is saved. When we come in old age, a soul is salvaged and life eternal is assured; but the opportunity to live a life for Christ has been lost.
Billy Graham
12/15/2021God will meet you where you are in order to take you where He wants you to go.
Tony Evans
12/14/2021He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose.
Jim Elliot
12/13/2021One of the growing psychological problems facing people today is loneliness. One of the greatest ministries that a person can have today is just being a good listener. Many people are longing not only to be loved but to have someone who will listen to them. When we love God with all our hearts, then we have the capacity to love our neighbor.

The greatest need in the world today is not more science, not more social engineering, not more teaching, not more knowledge, not more power, not even more preaching—the greatest need we have today is for love. And the only way that love can be supplied is by a supernatural act of the Holy Spirit that transforms lives.

The love that God gives is not the ordinary love that we find in the world today. When we love our neighbors, it is not our loving with natural love, it is God loving through us. If you are willing to do this, God will give you His love.
Billy Graham
12/12/2021Remember who you are. Don’t compromise for anyone, for any reason. You are a child of the Almighty God. Live that truth.
Lysa Terkeurst
12/11/2021If you can’t fly, then run, If you can’t run, then walk, If you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.
Martin Luther King Jr.
12/10/2021Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.
Francis Chan
12/9/2021If God is your partner, make your plans BIG!
D.L. Moody
12/8/2021Holiness is not freedom from temptation, but power to overcome temptation.
G. Campbell Morgan
12/7/2021You are the only Bible some unbelievers will ever read.
John MacArthur
12/6/2021We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face…we must do that which we think we cannot.
Eleanor Roosevelt
12/5/2021He who lays up treasures on earth spends his life backing away from his treasures. To him, death is loss. He who lays up treasures in heaven looks forward to eternity; he’s moving daily toward his treasures. To him, death is gain.
Randy Alcorn
12/4/2021God does not give us everything we want, but He does fulfill His promises, leading us along the best and straightest paths to Himself.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
12/3/2021The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, “O God, forgive me,” or “Help me.”
Billy Graham
12/2/2021If God had wanted us completely out of the world, He could have taken us home to heaven at the time of our spiritual birth….We are to shine as light in the world system’s darkness.
A. W. Tozer
12/1/2021If you believe in a God who controls the big things, you have to believe in a God who controls the little things. It is we, of course, to whom things look little or big.
Elisabeth Elliot
11/30/2021You were placed on earth to know God. Everything else is secondary.
Greg Laurie
11/29/2021There is no one who is insignificant in the purpose of God.
Alistair Begg
11/28/2021Relying on God has to start all over everyday, as if nothing has yet been done.
C. S. Lewis
11/27/2021The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
Abraham Lincoln
11/26/2021Your potential is the sum of all the possibilities God has for your life.
Charles Stanley
11/25/2021God’s work done God’s way will never lack God’s supply.
J. Hudson Taylor
11/24/2021The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.
Helen Keller
11/23/2021We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.
Chuck Swindoll
11/22/2021Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
Mother Teresa
11/21/2021Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.
Winston Churchill
11/20/2021The greater your knowledge of the goodness and grace of God on your life, the more likely you are to praise Him in the storm.
Matt Chandler
11/19/2021God is able to take the mess of our past and turn it into a message. He takes the trials and tests and turns them into a testimony.
Christine Caine
11/18/2021What gives me the most hope every day is God’s grace; knowing that his grace is going to give me the strength for whatever I face, knowing that nothing is a surprise to God.
Rick Warren
11/17/2021We can see hope in the midst of hopelessness. We can see peace in the midst of chaos. We have a hope that the world does not have. We can see clearly that all things work together for the good of them that love Him and are called according to His purpose.
Priscilla Shirer
11/16/2021Suffering and success go together. If you are succeeding without suffering, it is because others before you have suffered; if you are suffering without succeeding, it is that others after you may succeed.
Dr. Edward Judson
11/15/2021In prayer we can approach God with complete assurance of His ability to answer us. There is no limit to what we can ask, if it is according to His will.
John F. Walvoord
11/14/2021We all know there is no such thing as absolute freedom. We cannot drive down the street at 100 miles an hour. You can’t swing your fist at me, because your freedom stops at the end of my nose. We can say that we want freedom to publish pornography, to push harmful drugs, to have unrestricted sex, to lie, to cheat; but if we continue with that kind of permissive freedom, we shall destroy ourselves.

Man can remain free only so long as he has the moral power to restrain his appetites. Basically, our problem is heart trouble. Our hearts need to be changed … peace will never come until we have changed human nature, until people begin loving each other instead of hating each other.
Billy Graham
11/13/2021There is not a single thing that Jesus cannot change, control, and conquer because he is the living Lord.
Franklin Graham
11/12/2021God permits no suffering or trials without a purpose, even though that purpose may be hidden from us.
Frank Retief
11/11/2021He who has the Holy Spirit in his heart and the Scriptures in his hands has all he needs.
Alexander MacLaren
11/10/2021The cross is the center of the world’s history.
Alexander MacLaren
11/9/2021God does not choose servants who are solid rocks with no cracks or crevices. He looks for believers who are teachable, willing to repent, and prepared to surrender to God’s greater will—in spite of their weaknesses and failures.
Charles Stanley
11/8/2021Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.
Author Unknown
11/7/2021There is comfort in the fact that God can never be taken by surprise.
Frank Gabelein
11/6/2021We may be able to fool ourselves by thinking that laziness is no big deal, but God isn’t pleased with poor attitudes, careless ways, and shoddy efforts. He wants us to do our work heartily, as unto Him (Col. 3:23).
Charles Stanley
11/5/2021God’s Spirit works progressively in our hearts. He brings us along in maturity, growing us up in Christ. Our salvation happened in a moment, but our sanctification happens over a lifetime.
Dr. J. Vernon McGee
11/4/2021The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears.
John Vance Cheney
11/3/2021I do not know one millionth part of one percent about anything.
Thomas Edison
11/2/2021If you would have the life holy before men, let the heart be pure before God.
Thomas Manton
11/1/2021If you’re burning the candle at both ends, you’re not as bright as you think you are.
Adrian Rogers
10/31/2021Eternity is an awfully long time to be wrong.
Ravi Zacharias
10/30/2021You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
John Bunyan
10/29/2021He who knows not that he knows not – is a fool. Shun him.
He who knows that he knows not – is seeking. Teach him.
He who knows not that he knows – is asleep. Awake him.
He who knows that he knows – is a wise man. Follow him.
An Unknown Wise Person
10/28/2021God does not want your fear…He wants your faith!
Adrian Rogers
10/27/2021Pick your fights carefully…Any bulldog can whip a skunk…but sometimes it just ain’t worth it.
An Unknown Wise Person
10/26/2021Prayers, like eggs, don’t hatch as soon as we lay them.
Catherine Marshall
10/25/2021God loves you and there is nothing you can do about it!
Billy Graham
10/24/2021All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.
Edmund Burke
10/23/2021Those who have the new Jerusalem in their eye must have the ways that lead to it in their heart.
Matthew Henry
10/22/2021Your best testimony is not by your lips and language but by your life and living.
J. Vernon McGee
10/21/2021Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.
Soren Kierkegaard
10/20/2021He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.
Jim Elliot
10/19/2021Reasons God uses you:
It’s not your fame; it’s your faith.
It’s not your scholarship; it’s your relationship.
It’s not who you know; it’s Whose you are that counts.
Adrian Rogers
We cannot stand against the wiles of the devil by our wits.
Oswald Chambers

Published by Dave Winstead

I am the Chairman Of FaithByTheWord Ministries in Burlington, NC.

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