THE  WISDOM OF CORRIE TEN BOOM

"Clippings from my Notebook"

"Security is having the Word of God in your own language. Peace is having the Word of God in your own heart.

Eternity

A man may go to heaven
without health
without wealth
without fame
without a great nature
without learning
without big earning
without culture
without beauty
without friends
without then thousand other things,
but he never can go to heaven
without Christ.

"This life is only the first page of the book, not the last Page"

"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength. it does not enable us to escape evil. It makes us unfit to face evil when it comes. it is the interest you pay on trouble before it comes."

"Worry is a cycle of inefficient thoughts whirling around a center of fear."

"Don't worry about what you do not understand of the Bible. Worry about what you do understand but do not live by."

"To get the most from your Bible, read it with your ears open."

"Let God's promises shine on your problems."

"No one can trust God who does not obey God. Obedience is the root of confidence. For Jesus, trusting went quite without waying, because for Him obedience went without saying."

"Obedience is doing no less than we are asked. Trust is doing no more than we are asked."

"God develops Spiritual power in our lives through the pressures of hard places."

"How do I manage a difficulty? WE,,l at first I try to walk past it. If that does not help, I try to climb over it; and when i cannot climb over it, to crawl underneath. And when that is not possible I go straight through--God and I!"

"Don't bother to give God instructions; just report for duty."

"We are ambassadors for Christ. What is an ambassador? he is sent forth in an official capacity by a nation's government to represent that government in the territory of another nation. His authority is not measured by his own personal ability but is in direct proportion to the authority of the government he represents."

"I  look at Jesus and the dove of peace entered my heart! I looked at the dove of peace...and lo, off it went!"

"The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him with his friendship."

"Be united with other Christians> A wall with loose bricks is no good. The bricks must be cemented together."

"As a camel kneels before his master to have him remove his burden at the end of the day, so kneel each night and let the Master take your burden."

"We possess a divine artillery that silences the enemy and inflicts upon him the damage he would inflict upon us." Prayer

"Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?"

"A disconnected mature Christian is less fruitful than a connected babe in Christ."

"A home is like a solar system: The center, the great sun, holds the system together." Make Jesus your center!

"Little is much if God is in it: man's busiest day is not worth God's minute".

Christ's limitless resources meet our endless needs.

God gives forgiveness for what we have done, but we also need deliverance from who we are.

I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God's hands, that I still possess.

Rebellion against the Holy Spirit makes a vacuum that the devil likes to fill.

We mutter and flutter, we fume and we spurt
We mubmle and grumble, our feelings get hurt
We can't understand things, our vision gets dim,
When all that we need is a moment with Him.

A Garden of the Lord

Oh, to have one's soul under heavenly cultivation, no wilderness, but a garden of the Lord, walled around by grace, planted by instruction, visited by love, weeded by heavenly discipline, and guarded by divine power. One's soul thus favored is prepared to yield fruit to the glory of God.

Ability

We will see more and more that we are chosen not because of our ability, but because of His power that will be demonstrated in our not being able.

When we deepen our message, then God will expand our ministry.

Brilliance is sterile unless it is coupled with commitment.

Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile.

There is no right way to do a wrong thing.

Worry is like a rocking char; it keeps you busy but does not bring you farther

A religion that is small enough for our understanding would not be big enough for our needs.

We can't solve problems for others, but we can introduce them to the Lord.

Freedom is not the right to do what we want but the power to do what we ought.

Churches do not lack great scholars and great minds, they lack men and women who can and will be channels for the power of God.

God never inspires doubt and fear but rather faith and courage

Trust

A man who will give all to God will lose nothing

It is a wonderful life that is guided by a God who never makes mistakes. The only condition laid upon us is obedience.

Faith brings us on highways that make our reasoning dizzy


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