Quotes for the Quiver

Do you see what a havoc the enemy can make in that which is called the church, because people with best intentions and purest motives have come to serve the Lord with all their own intelligence, their own strength, and their own emotion? They have not seen that God has closed the door to the old creation, and that God’s attitude is this: “The only thing that can satisfy Me, that can serve Me is My Son, and if you are going to come into My service, He has to be the energy of everything, the Life of everything, the Wisdom of everything!” He has to be the governing, ruling reality in everything. It is not to be a matter of your impulses, but of His urgings and leadings by the Holy Spirit; not your sitting down to reason out what it would be good to do for the Lord, what ought to be done, what needs to be done, but what He shows you, nothing more…. You and I must not bring over our old creation and give it to God, expecting God to use it. – T.Austin Sparks


Do not let us think that the measure of our devotion to the Lord is going to be the measure of His delivering us from trouble. It will work out the other way… The most devoted to the Lord have been the greatest sufferers.” – T. Austin-Sparks


He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose – Jim Elliott



God’s intent is for man’s spirit to be His dwelling place, with the Holy Spirit – through  a union with the human spirit – governing the soul. Thus, our spirits and souls would then use the body as a means of expression for God – Watchman Nee



God gives His Own Self totally to us that we may offer ourselves completely to Him” – Watchman Nee



The cross is the suffering the Christian endures as a consequence of his following Christ in perfect obedience. Christ chose the cross by choosing the path that led to it; and it is so with His followers. In the way of obedience stands the cross, and we take the cross when we enter that way.” – AW Tozer




God will not give me humility, or patience, or holiness, or love as separate investments of His grace. He has given only one gift to meet our need, His Son Christ Jesus.
― Watchman Nee


God is not seeking a display of my Christ-likeness , but a manifestation of His Christ. – Watchman Nee