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