“I need God, and I do not need many things; but Him? I need Him daily. I need Christ when my morning is joyful, I need Him when my evenings are mournful. I need Him as I need nothing else, I need Him when I forget, and I need Him when I remember; I shall continue to need Him more, each and everyday, until the end.”
“Why do some people bow down to those graven images and statues believing that those images could do something with their lives? Sabi pa nga ng iba eh, “ililigtas niya kami.” Come to think of it. Kapag lumindol, bumagyo, bumaha at kung ano man, paano ka nun inililigtas? Binubuhat ka ba nun? Inaalalayan? I mean, literally, do those image do that? No. In fact, ikaw nga ang nagbubuhat dun eh, ikaw ang nagdadala dun sa ligtas na lugar, para di ito mabagsakan ng kung ano, at para hindi ito masira. Akala ko ba ililigtas ka nun? Akala ko ba that statue can save you from anything? But why in the world that thing can do nothing? Bakit ginagawa mo ang dapat na ginagawa nun, kung nakakapagligtas pala yun?”
“I cannot say ‘Our’ if I only live for myself.
I cannot say ‘Father’ if I do not endeavor each day to act like his child.
I cannot say ‘Who art in Heaven’ if I am laying up no treasure there.
I cannot say ‘Hallowed be Thy name’ if I am not striving for holiness.
I cannot say ‘Thy Kingdom come’ if I am not doing all in my power to hasten that wonderful event.
I cannot say ‘Thy will be done’ if I am disobedient to his Word.
I cannot say ‘On earth as it is in Heaven’ if I’ll not serve Him here and now.
I cannot say ‘Give us this day our daily bread’ if I am dishonest or an under-the-counter shopper.
I cannot say ‘Forgive us our debts’ if I harbor a grudge against anyone.
I cannot say ‘Lead us not into temptation’ if I deliberatly place myself in its path.
I cannot say ‘Deliver us from evil’ if I do not put on the whole armor of God.
I cannot say ‘Thine is the kingdom’ if I do not give the King the loyalty due him as a faithful subject.
I cannot say ‘The power’ if I fear what men may do.
I cannot say ‘The glory’ if I’m seeking honor only for myself.
I cannot say ‘Forever’ if the horizon of my life is bounded completely by time.”
Unknown (Quoted by John Macarthur in his book ‘Alone With God’)