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John Eldredge Quotes & Sayings
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Last updated Jul 2020
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The true story of every person in this world is not the story you see, the external story. The true story of each person is the journey of his or her heart.
Aggression is part of the masculine design, we are hardwired for it...Little girls do not invent games where large numbers of people die, where bloodshed is a prerequisite for having fun. Hockey, for example, was not a feminine creation. Nor was boxing. A boy wants to attack something and so does a man, even if it's only a little white ball on a tee.
For what shall we do when we wake one day to find we have lost touch with our heart and with it the very refuge where Gods presence resides?
Contentment can only happen as we increase desire, let it run itself out towar its fulfilment, and carry us along with it.
Eternal life is not primarily duration but quality of life, life to the limit.
She is the crescendo, the final, astonishing work of God. Woman. In one last flourish creation comes to a finish with Eve. She is the Master's finishing touch.
A wound that goes unacknowledged and unwept is a wound that cannot heal.
The culture of women in the church today is crippled by some very pervasive lies. To be spiritual is to be busy. To be spiritual is to be disciplined. To be spiritual is to be dutiful." No, to be spiritual is to be in Romance with God. The desire to be romanced lies deep in the heart of every women. It is for such that you were made. Are you ARE romanced, and ever will be.
Caring for your heart is also how you protect your relationship with God...The heart is where we commune with him. It is where we hear his voice. Most of the folks I know who have never heard God speak to them are the same folks who live far from their hearts.
Has it ever occurred to you that God is such a loving and gentle person because his heart is filled, like a reservoir, with joy? Caring for our own hearts isn't selfishness; it's how we begin to love...What will you bring to others if your heart is empty, dried up, pinned down? Love is the point. And you can't love without your heart, and you can't love well unless your heart is well...How you handle your own heart is how you will handle theirs.
God intends that we treat our hearts as treasures of the kingdom, ransomed at tremendous cost, as if they really do matter, and matter deeply...We are called to live in a way that we store up reserves in our hearts and then offer from a place of abundance...
Above all else? Good grief,we don't even do it once in a while. We might as well leave our life savings on the seat of the car with the windows rolled down,we're that careless with our hearts...
The deeper reason we fear our own glory is that once we let others see it, they will have seen the truest us, and that is nakedness indeed. We can repent of our sin. We can work on our 'issues.' But there is nothing to be 'done' about our glory. It's so naked. It's just there, the truest us. It is an awkward thing to shimmer when everyone else around you is not, to walk in your glory with an unveiled face when everyone else is veiling his. For a woman to be truly feminine and beautiful is to invite suspicion, jealousy, misunderstanding. A friend confided in me, When you walk into a room, every woman looks at you to see...are you prettier than they are? Are you a threat?
We have no idea who we really are. Whatever glory bestowed, whatever glory is being restored, we thought the whole Christian thing was about... something else. Trying not to sin. Going to church. Being nice. Jesus says it is about healing your heart, setting it free, restoring your glory. A religious fog has tried to veil all that, put us under some sort of spell or amnesia, to keeup us from coming alive.
Does the Bible teach that Christians are nothing but sinners, that there is nothing good in us? The answer is no! You have a new heart. Your heart is good. That sinful nature you battle is not who you are...
We are in the process of being unveiled. We were created to reflect God's glory, born to bear his image, and he ransomed us to reflect that glory again. Every heart was given a mythic glory, and that glory is being restored...
You probably can't imagine there being a glory in your life, let alone one that the Enemy fears. But remember, things are not what they seem. We are not what we seem. You probably believed that your heart was bad too. I pray that fog of poison gas from the pit of hell is fading away in the wind of God's truth. And there is more. Not only does Christ say to you that your heart is good, he invites you now out of the shadows to unveil your glory. You have a role you never dreamed of having...
What would happen if you believed it, if you came to the place where you knew it was true? Your life would never be the same...'If we believed that...we could do anything. We would follow him anywhere!'
I was trying to make the case that the new covenant means nothing less than this: the heart is good...Your heart is good.
Of course, none of this can happen for us until we give our lives back to God. We cannot know the joy or the life or the freedom of heart I've described until we surrender our lives to Jesus and surrender them totally...We turn, and give ourselves body, soul, and spirit back to God, asking him to cleanse our hearts and make them new. And he does. He gives us a new heart. And he comes to dwell there, in our hearts.
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