How To Finish Well

“I just wanted to finish well.”
—Actor Alex Kendrick in movie, “Flywheel,” after he obeyed God and it looked  like he was bankrupt financially. But God hadn’t finished blessing him yet.

“All of us will one day leave behind all that we have…and take with us all that we are.”
—Rev. Larry Hatfield, in The Pentecostal Evangel.

“Pain is temporary, quitting is forever.”
—Lance Armstrong, eight time winner of the Tour-de-France bicycle race.

“People who have a Bible that’s falling apart have a life that’s not.”
—Rev. John Hagee.

“It is impossible to waste time; we only waste ourselves.”
—Unknown.

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it comes dressed in overalls and looks like work.”
—Thomas A. Edison, inventor of the light bulb.

“It ain’t where you’re at, it’s where you’re going.”
—Evander Holyfield, world heavy weight boxing champion.

“Be one of the ‘few’ [of Matt. 7:14].”
—My daughter, Trinette Gray.

“The key to knowing God’s will is a willingness and determination to follow it before knowing it. (John 7:17).
—Dr. Henry M. Morris, creation scientist.

“It isn’t what you’re made of that counts, but what God is making of you.”
—Rev. Phil Woods, December 8, 2002.

“It is best to have less thunder in the mouth and more lightening in the hand.”
—Old Apache proverb.

“You gotta know where you’re going; otherwise you can’t know where you’re at.”
—Jesse Duplantis.

“Insanity is when you think that doing more of what you are already doing will lead to a different outcome.”
—Albert Einstein.

“My son, if God called you to be a missionary, your Father in Heaven would grieve to see you shrivel down into a king.”
—Dr. Charles Spurgeon.

“There’s a reason the rearview mirror is smaller than the windshield.”
—Dr. Tony Evans.

“Good men today who stand up for right, regardless of the cost, are maintaining, strengthening, and reestablishing all the good things good men did in the past.”
—Patsy Coker.

Finally, an ironclad rule for future success, happiness, safety, and contentment for individuals, families, cities, states, nations, the world:
“Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed” (Psalm 37:3).

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Barbs That Stick

God’s vehicle is His church. It has a unique transmission in it: You have to throw it into reverse to go forward. –DA

A single mistake in reasoning can be the doorway into a stadium of error. Although absolutes exist where even criminals rely on mutual trust, the whole of the stadium’s operation has nothing to do with the outside world of truth. –DA

Preachers who fail from the pulpit to root out sin are like mothers who call their children in from their mud holes only to invite them straight to the supper table. That mother’s message is, “Repent (as it were in some measure), or be lost (as it were to some extent). –DA

“Truth is always strong, no matter how weak it looks, and falsehood is always weak, no matter how strong it looks.” —Phillips Brooks

“Insanity is when you think that doing more of what you are already doing will lead to a different outcome.” –Albert Einstein

“Be not thou afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased; for when he dieth he shall carry nothing away: His glory shall not descend after him…man that is in honor, and understand not, is like the beasts that perish.” –Psalm 49:16,17,20.

Time is applied mercy. It is volition’s opportunity to obey and return to Eden. Our beginning and ending are held apart by Divine love’s merciful provision. But judgment and retribution wait poised at the door. “How shall we escape if we neglect so great salvation?” (Heb. 2:3). –DA

Every strategy Satan ever devised has as it’s core element, surprise. –DA

“God is from everlasting to everlasting. In that is the answer to every question, the solution to every problem.” –Dr. Henry M. Morris, creation scientist

It is impossible for our logic-based minds to reason beyond where the sequence disappears into the veil of the absolutely incomprehensible; you cannot get sound argument out of any reason rooted in an unanswerable question. –DA

A mind whose superior intellect is fed by pride in itself cannot bear leaving a mystery where it has been. Error is always on it’s heels. –DA

God’s law of sowing and reaping (Gal. 6:7) is exactly like God’s law of gravity. It is always in present tense. It is forever on the cutting edge of NOW. Step off a cliff and you don’t fall yesterday or tomorrow or later this afternoon., but instantly, NOW. It is always active. Our entire lives are governed by it’s constant existence. We are either blessed by it or cursed by it according to our obedience to it. Just so, God’s law of sowing and reaping requires that even as we sow our life’s seeds we are reaping what has already been sown. It pays young and old alike to be diligent to sow good seed where good seeds belong, and not cast “pearls” to swine. –DA

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