You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.
Nothing is really ours until we share it. C.S. Lewis
Some people think God does not like to be troubled with our constant coming and asking. The way to trouble God is not to come at all.
One thing is sure: The Lord wants us to believe most certainly that asking, seeking, and knocking cannot be in vain. Receiving an answer, finding God, and the opening of His heart and home are the certain fruits of prayer.
The only treasure anyone will have in heaven is what he lays up through his effort for God here on earth. The greatest treasures of all will be the souls we bring to Jesus Christ through the investment of our time, talent and treasure.
Faith is a gift of God. Without it there would be no life. And our work, to be fruitful, and to be all for God, and to be beautiful, has to be built on faith faith in Christ, who has said, I was hungry, I was naked, I was sick, and I was homeless, and you ministered to me. On these words of His, our work is based.
In everything give thanks. Never let anything push you to your wits end, because you will get worried, and worry makes you self-interested and disturbs the nourishment of the life of God. Give thanks to God that He is there, no matter what is happening... .The secret of Christian quietness is not indifference, but the knowledge that God is my Father. He loves me. I shall never think of anything He will forget, and worry becomes an impossibility. Oswald Chambers
Our love for God is tested by whether we seek Him or His gifts.
If we focus on our differences, our focus is on each other. If we focus with unity, our focus is on God. Author Unknown
No matter what we pray for, whether it be temporal or spiritual things, little things or great things, gifts for ourselves or others, our prayers should resolve themselves into a quiet waiting for the Lord in order to hear what it is the Spirit desires to have us pray for at that particular time. O. Hallesby