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I find letters from God dropped in the street,
and every one is signed by God's name.

Walt Whitman

   

I walk in faith.  When my attention is on areas of conflict in the world, I may perceive planet Earth as being in chaos.  However, when I keep my focus on God, I am reminded of the wonder in life and the ultimate outworking of good.  External appearances may create fear and worry--but I give them no power.  I hold to the truth that God is always present, even in challenging circumstances, and that divine order always prevails.

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People see God every day; they just don't recognize him.

Pearl Bailey

      

It's the beginning of your day.  You awake and look around you, feeling perhaps a joyful expectation, or perhaps an awful dread.  No matter which, remember this:  God loves you with an infinite love.

Marianne Williamson

  
If you meditate on your ideal, you will acquire its nature.  If you think of God day and night, you will acquire the nature of God.

Ramakrishna
   
God's presence. . . is an inner experience that never changes.  It's a relationship that's there all the time, even when we're not paying attention to it.  Perhaps the Infinite holds us to Itself in the same way the earth does.  Like gravity, if it ever stopped we would know it instantly.  But it never does.

Rachel Naomi Remen
  

God often visits us, but most of the time we are not at home.

French Proverb

   

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God is life.  I understand that and express it.  God is perfect Truth.
I understand that and express it.  God is Love.
I understand that and express it.  I radiate thoughts of love and
peace and healing to the whole universe.  If anyone has ever injured
me or done me any harm, I fully and freely forgive that person now,
and the thing is done forever.  I go free.


Emmet Fox

  

    

The distance between you and God is as thin as an insect's wing.

from the Guru Granth Sahib

   

That has been my personal relationship with God--a connection with
the powerful, loving, wise energy in all of us, in all creation.
It is the life force itself.  We can all have contact with it
each moment in our lives, but it takes commitment and practice.
We must be willing to move through all our deepest fears,
doubts, and misunderstandings.

Shakti Gawain

   

God respects me when I work, but loves me when I sing.

Rabindranath Tagore

Our best chance of finding God is
to look in the place where we left him.

Meister Eckhart

God is an angel in an angel, a stone
in a stone, and a straw in a straw.

John Donne

There is only one good definition of God:
the freedom that allows other freedoms to exist.

John Fowles

  

   
The surest way to determine whether one possesses the love of God is to see
whether he or she loves his or her neighbor.  These two loves are never
separated.  Rest assured, the more you progress in love of
neighbor the more your love of God will increase.

Teresa of Avila
   

God cannot endure that unfestive, mirthless attitude of ours in
which we eat our bread in sorrow, with pretentious, busy haste,
or even with shame.  Through our daily meals He is calling us to
rejoice, to keep holiday in the midst of our working day.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

   

We need not wings to go in search of Him, but have only to find a place
where we can be alone--and look upon Him present within us.

Teresa of Avila

   
There is only one basic desire that motivates the spiritual seeker—to
make the experience of God, of divine bliss and joy, the center of the
life experience.  We are spiritual beings living in a material universe,
and as such, our first priority is to nurture that eternal part of us.
The eleventh step of AA’s twelve-step program states it beautifully:
“Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious
contact with God as we understood him, praying only for knowledge
of his will for us and the power to carry that out.”

Douglas Bloch
   

When I look like this into the blue sky, it seems so deep, so peaceful,
so full of a mysterious tenderness, that I could lie for centuries and wait
for the dawning of the face of God out of the awe-inspiring loving-kindness.  

George MacDonald

   
    

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She no longer talked to God.  It seemed childish to chatter at Him.  Besides, she no
longer needed His constant attention.  For a while she had thought He had gone away
or never existed, but she decided that was foolish.  She was aware of Him all the time,
winking at her from the flowers, serenading her in the song of a bird, smiling at her
from the furry face of a kitten, touching her with a soft summer breeze.  She found a line
in a book that she thought was apt, from Dave Tyson Gentry:  "True friendship comes
when silence between two people is comfortable."  Well, who was your best friend,
if not God, and what did you really need to say to Him or He to you when you both
already knew the most--and only--important thing, which was
that you would always be there for each other.

Dean Koontz
    

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I felt it better to speak to God than about Him.

St. Theresa of Lisieux

   

God is love.  His plan for creation can only be rooted in love.  Does not that
simple thought, rather than erudite reasoning, offer solace to the human heart?

Paramahansa Yogananda

   

We turn to God for help when our foundations are shaking,
only to learn that it is God who is shaking them.

Charles C. West

   

There can be no Kingdom of God in the world
without the Kingdom of God in our hearts.

Albert Schweitzer

   

Those who would be friends with God must remain alone
or make the whole world their friend.

Mohandas Gandhi

    

Yet no matter how deeply I go down into myself my God is dark,
and like a webbing made of a hundred roots, that drink in silence.

Rainer Maria Rilke

   
    
God is in your heart, yet you search for him in the wilderness.

Arjun

My greatest desire is that I may perceive the God whom I find everywhere in the external world, in like manner also within and inside myself.

Johannes Kepler

It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty Gods, or no God.

Thomas Jefferson

They say that God is everywhere, and yet we always think of him as somewhat of a recluse.

Emily Dickinson
  
Divinity is not something supernatural that ever and again invades the
natural order in a crashing miracle.  Divinity is not in some remote heaven,
seated on a throne.  Divinity is love. . . . Wherever goodness, beauty,
truth, love, are--there is the divine.

Harry Emerson Fosdick
   

We stand, every day and every night, in the very presence of a power
so incomparable as to make the senses reel.  And yet, happily, this
power--the intelligence behind all the marvels of the summer sky--
is a benevolent one.  The person who pays attention will hear, deep
within his or her soul, a quiet and friendly voice saying:
"This, and so much more also, is yours to share."

Vernon R. Harris

   

For the rest of my life I'm going to trust that God is always at work in all things,
and give him thanks long before my simplest prayers are answered.

Nancy Parker Brummett

   

God is life. God is life in action. The best way to say, "I love you,
God," is to live your life doing your best. The best way to say,
"Thank you, God," is by letting go of the past and living in the
present moment, right here and now. Whatever life takes away
from you, let it go. When you surrender and let go of the past,
you allow yourself to be fully alive in the moment. Letting go of
the past means you can enjoy the dream that is happening right now.

Don Miguel Ruiz

  

God is really only another artist.  He invented the giraffe, the elephant,
the cat.  He has no real style.  He just keeps on trying other things.

Pablo Picasso

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God will not force himself upon us against our will.  If we want
his love, we need to believe in him.  We need to make a definite,
positive act of commitment and surrender to the love of God.
No one can do it for us.

Billy Graham
  

Everything which relates to God is infinite.  We must therefore, while we
keep our hearts humble, keep our aims high.  Our highest services are
indeed but finite, imperfect.  But as God is unlimited in goodness,
He should have our unlimited love.

Hannah More

   

  

  

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