Words of Inspiration

This week, I’m writing a devotional guide for 40 Days of Prayer and Fasting to be used by our church later this fall. While I have found some great quotes to use, I ran across some others which I’m not using in the guide but wanted to share with you.

R.G. LeTourneau on Giving: “I shovel money out, and God shovels it back…but God has a bigger shovel!”

Erwin McManus on Leadership: “Too few of our churches know how to raise up the next generation of leaders. We need to reclaim a leadership culture! Too often future leaders leave the church because they aren’t given the space to serve and grow.”

Eric Michael Bryant on Poverty: “Have you noticed how the attitude in our culture seems to be shifting? It used to be that certain churches, missionaries, and certain non-profits cared about the plight of the poor. Now even pop culture does! Sometimes the church has been slow, but other times there are followers of Christ who have paved the way.”

R.T. Kendall on Innovation in Ministry: “The greatest opposition to what God is doing today comes from those who were on the cutting edge of what God was doing yesterday.”

Henry Ford on Initiative: “You can’t build a reputation on intentions.”

Bill Hybels on Vision: “Ownership of a vision means a willingness to die for that vision. I would rather be a part of the local church with its’ struggles and failures than a success in business because the local church brings hope to the world.”

Max Dupree on Leadership: “When you focus on people more than on profits it becomes profitable.”

Wayne Cordeiro on Discernment: “When it comes to people struggling with issues in their lives, know when to draw a line and when to build a bridge. It’s all depends on how the person is responding.”

Unknown on Action: “Even a turtle doesn’t move until he sticks his neck out.”

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