Pastor Jim Cymbala Quotes / Devotional
1.If we want only white people or black people or young people or people who are middle class or folks with a certain level of education among us, then let’s not call ourselves a Christian church; because Christ died for everyone.
2. Our future security has nothing to do with the pension plan we were smart enough to negotiate or the money we have accumulated in our bank account or the graduate degree we just earned. Our trust has to be in the Lord; he alone is our security.
3.The prospect of a violent physical death was not what caused Jesus so much anguish that he asked the Father to take the cup of suffering from him. What was it that so horrified & repulsed Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane?
4.Are you facing an attack of discouragement today? If so, call on the Lord; and he will answer you. He will be a shield around you, and the lifter of your head, just as he was for the Psalmist David.
5.God is the lifter of our heads when we’re down and out; and we’re disappointed in ourselves; and we’re sick and tired of being sick and tired; and the enemy is saying, “You’re not going to make it”; and the attack is like a current pulling us down.
6. Don’t we want our children to grow up around the kind of faith that one day will prompt them to say, NOT “My parents bought me new sneakers,” BUT RATHER, “My mother and father trusted God”? THAT’S the heritage we should want to leave them.