Max Lucado quotes

“A woman’s heart should be so hidden in God that a man has to seek Him just to find her.” 

“Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want. It is the belief that God will do what is right.”

“You are the only you God made… God made you and broke the mold. ”

“Forgive and give as if it were your last opportunity. Love like there’s no tomorrow, and if tomorrow comes, love again.”

“Forgiveness is unlocking the door to set someone free and realising you were the prisoner!”

“You weren’t an accident. You weren’t mass produced. You aren’t an assembly-line product. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on the earth by the Master Craftsman.”

“When you are in the final days of your life, what will you want?
Will you hug that college degree in the walnut frame? Will you ask to be carried to the garage so you can sit in your car? Will you find comfort in rereading your financial statement? Of course not. What will matter then will be people. If relationships will matter most then, shouldn’t they matter most now?”

“To lead the orchestra, you have to turn your back on the crowd.”

“God loves you just the way you are, but He refuses to leave you that way. He wants you to be just like Jesus. ”

“Lower your expectations of earth. This isn’t Heaven, so don’t expect it to be.”

“He saw you cast into a river of life you didn’t request. He saw you betrayed by those you love. He saw you with a body that gets sick and a heart that grows weak. He saw you in your own garden of gnarled trees and sleeping friends. He saw you staring into the pit of your own failures and the mouth of your own grave. He saw you in your own garden of Gethsemane and he didn’t want you to be alone … He would rather go to hell for you than to heaven without you.”

“If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it. If He had a wallet, your photo would be in it. He sends you flowers every spring and a sunrise every morning… Face it, friend. He is crazy about you! ”

“What you and I might rate as an absolute disaster, God may rate as a pimple-level problem that will pass. He views your life the way you view a movie after you’ve read the book. When something bad happens, you feel the air sucked out of the theatre. Everyone else gasps at the crisis on the screen. Not you. Why? You’ve read the book. You know how the good guy gets out of the tight spot. God views your life with the same confidence. He’s not only read your story…he wrote it. ”

“When my daughter was a toddler, I used to take her to a park not far from our apartment. One day as she was playing in a sandbox, an ice-cream salesman approached us. I purchased her a treat, and when I turned to give it to her, I saw her mouth was full of sand. Where I had intended to put a delicacy, she had put dirt.
Did I love her with dirt in her mouth? Absolutely. Was she any less of my daughter with dirt in her mouth? Of course not. Was I going to allow her to keep the dirt in her mouth? No way. I loved her right where she was, but I refused to leave her there. I carried her over to the water fountain and washed out her mouth. Why? Because I love her.
God does the same for us. He holds us over the fountain. “Spit out the dirt, honey,” our Father urges. “I’ve got something better for you.” And so he cleanses us of filth; immorality, dishonesty, prejudice, bitterness, greed. We don’t enjoy the cleansing; sometimes we even opt for the dirt over the ice cream. “I can eat dirt if I want to!” we pout and proclaim. Which is true—we can. But if we do, the loss is ours. God has a better offer.”

“I choose gentleness… Nothing is won by force. I choose to be gentle. If I raise my voice may it be only in praise. If I clench my fist, may it be only in prayer. If I make a demand, may it be only of myself. ”

“Nature is God’s first missionary. Where there is no Bible there are sparkling stars. Where there are not preachers there are spring times…
If a person has nothing but nature, then nature is enough to reveal something about God.”

“Remember, you are special because I made you. And I don’t make mistakes.”

“He loves each one of us like there is only one of us to love

“Be a child again. Flirt. Giggle. Dip your cookies in your milk. Take a nap. Say you’re sorry if you hurt someone. Chase a butterfly. Be a child again.”

“Forgiveness is unlocking the door to set someone free realizing you were a prisoner”

“No person [should] walk out into the world to begin the day until he or she has stood beneath the cross to receive God’s love.”

“The past does not have to be your prison. You have a voice in your destiny. You have a say in your life. You have a choice in the path you take.”

“To the loved, a word of affection is a morsel; but to the love-starved, a word of affection can be a feast. ”

“Can you imagine a life with no fear? What if faith, not fear, was your default reaction to threats?”

“Even though you may not understand how God works, you know he does.”

“Feed your fears and your faith will starve. Feed your faith, and your fears will.”

“A book should be a garden that fits in the hands. Word-petals of color. Stems of strength. roots of truth. Turn a page and turn the seasons. Read the sentence and enjoy the roses. ”

“Though we may not be able to see His purpose or His plan, the Lord of heaven is on his throne and in firm control of the universe and our lives.”

“A woman’s heart should be so hidden in christ that a man should have to seek him first to find her…”

“It’s not about winning or losing, but love and respect.”

“There is no way our little minds can comprehend the love of God. But that did’nt keep him from coming.”

“How can a person deal with anxiety? You might try what one fellow did. He worried so much that he decided to hire someone to do his worrying for him. He found a man who agreed to be his hired worrier for a salary of $200,000 per year. After the man accepted the job, his first question to his boss was, “Where are you going to get $200,000 per year?” To which the man responded, “That’s your worry.”

“Greed is not defined by what something costs; it is measured by what it costs you. If anything costs you your faith or your family, the price is too high. Such is the point Jesus makes in the parable of the portfolio.”

“A few songs with Him might change the way you sing. Forever.”

“Who are they to give stars or dots? They’re Wemmicks just like you.”

“Sometimes God allows what he hates to accomplish what he loves.”

“CAN is 100 times more important than IQ”

“God rewards those who seek Him. Not those who seek doctrine of religion osystems or creeds. Many settle for these lesser passions, but the reward goes to those who settle for nothing less than Jesus himself. And what is the reward? What awaits those who seek Jesus? Nothing short of the heart of Jesus.”

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