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My failure to lay aside the sin that so easily entangles is the direct result of my refusal to die to my natural proclivity toward attaining my own freedom, meaning, value, worth, and righteousness - not believing that, by virtue of my Spirit - wrought union with Christ, everything I need, I already possess.
The best mistake I ever made was believing that I was stupid. It was a childhood thing, but it played out big-time as an adult. It scorned me the rest of my life - in a good way.
I was wise enough to never grow up while fooling most people into believing I had.
Many have a vague idea that they must make some wonderful effort in order to gain the favor of God. But all self-dependence is vain. It is only by connecting with Jesus through faith that the sinner becomes a hopeful, believing child of God.
Ellen G. White
The myth that people with epilepsy swallow their tongues is very injurious. When I had seizures without my roommates present, I would often wake up with my gums bleeding, my teeth hurting or my jaw aching. Often, well-intentioned people, believing I would choke on my tongue, tried to force open my clenched jaw to put in a hard object.
Now, God be praised, that to believing souls gives light in darkness, comfort in despair.
God does nothing except in response to believing prayer.
Find the good. It's all around you. Find it, showcase it and you'll start believing in it.
God puts people in our lives on purpose so we can help them succeed and help them become all He created them to be. Most people will not reach their full potential without somebody else believing in them.
When man learns to understand and control his own behavior as well as he is learning to understand and control the behavior of crop plants and domestic animals, he may be justified in believing that he has become civilized.
Believing in progress does not mean believing that any progress has yet been made.
Not believing in force is the same as not believing in gravity.
The chief difficulty which prevents men of science from believing in divine as well as in nature Spirits is their materialism.
Believing that a crisis is a useful thing to create, the Obama administration - which understands that, for liberalism, worse is better - has deliberately aggravated the fiscal shambles that the Great Recession accelerated.
Being a skeptic just means being rational and empirical: thinking and seeing before believing.
We have been suckered into believing that, because there are more men at the top than women at the top, that this is a result of discrimination against women. That's been the misconception. It's all about trade-offs. You earn more money, you usually sacrifice something at home.
For a believer, Christian faith is true to the human heart, not in the sense that any old thing we fancy believing in will become conveniently true - but because the complicated truth about our hearts, as we struggle to perceive it, tells us what we are and where we are, and consequently what we need.
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
Philip K. Dick
After the '96 Olympics, we all started believing that this is bigger than we thought, and we were willing to do the work. We knew that it was up to us, the players, to make soccer successful.
There is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic because he has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing.
Perhaps believing in good design is like believing in God, it makes you an optimist.
If we are too friendly to nice, decent bishops, we run the risk of buying into the fiction that there's something virtuous about believing things because of faith rather than because of evidence. We run the risk of betraying scientific enlightenment.
The seven deadly sins: Want of money, bad health, bad temper, chastity, family ties, knowing that you know things, and believing in the Christian religion.
God does not give us salvation because we believe. Our believing is only the normal way of receiving the salvation he freely gives.
Lewis B. Smedes
Smart, well-meaning people get it wrong when they start believing that the world owes them something and that the rules are different for them.
To be a philosophical sceptic is, in a man of letters, the first and most essential to being a sound, believing Christian.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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