Charles Stanley Quotes

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Born: September 25, 1932, Dry Fork, Virginia, USA
Birth Country: USA
Occupation: Author

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An unschooled man who knows how to meditate upon the Lord has learned far more than the man with the highest education who does not know how to meditate.
- Charles Stanley

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Basically, there are two paths you can walk: faith or fear. It's impossible to simultaneously trust God and not trust God.
- Charles Stanley

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Disappointment is inevitable. But to become discouraged, there's a choice I make. God would never discourage me. He would always point me to himself to trust him. Therefore, my discouragement is from Satan. As you go through the emotions that we have, hostility is not from God, bitterness, unforgiveness, all of these are attacks from Satan.
- Charles Stanley

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Earthly wisdom is doing what comes naturally. Godly wisdom is doing what the Holy Spirit compels us to do.
- Charles Stanley

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Every test, every trial, every heartache that's been significant, I can turn it over and see how God has turned it into good no matter what.
- Charles Stanley

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Fear stifles our thinking and actions. It creates indecisiveness that results in stagnation. I have known talented people who procrastinate indefinitely rather than risk failure. Lost opportunities cause erosion of confidence, and the downward spiral begins.
- Charles Stanley

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God has ways of shaking the world when He is at work. He literally caused the ground to quake when Jesus died on the cross.
- Charles Stanley

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God will never direct us to be prideful, arrogant and unforgiving, immoral or slothful or full of fear. We step into these things because we are insensitive to the leadership of the Holy Spirit within us.
- Charles Stanley

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God will never tell us to do something that gratifies the flesh.
- Charles Stanley

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God's plan for enlarging His kingdom is so simple - one person telling another about the Savior. Yet we're busy and full of excuses. Just remember, someone's eternal destiny is at stake. The joy you'll have when you meet that person in heaven will far exceed any discomfort you felt in sharing the gospel.
- Charles Stanley

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God's voice is still and quiet and easily buried under an avalanche of clamour.
- Charles Stanley

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He wants you all to Himself to put His loving, divine arms around you.
- Charles Stanley

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Helping someone come to a saving knowledge of Christ is the greatest achievement possible.
- Charles Stanley

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Hope founded upon a human being, a man-made philosophy or any institution is always misplaced... because these things are unreliable and fleeting.
- Charles Stanley

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I certainly respect other people's opinions, but I would not vote for a woman to be the pastor of a church.
- Charles Stanley

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I think a lot of people, even Christians, are willing to be satisfied with gaining lots and lots of biblical knowledge - and many people go to Bible studies and don't realize it isn't enough to know what's right, it's applying the information and the knowledge that you have.
- Charles Stanley

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I'm convinced that the man who has learned to meditate upon the Lord will be able to run on his feet and walk in his spirit. Although he may be hurried by his vocation, that's not the issue. The issue is how fast his spirit is going. To slow it down takes a period of time.
- Charles Stanley

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If the Lord says to give more than you think you are able to give, know that He will provide for you. Whether things are sailing smoothly or the bottom has dropped out, He is always trustworthy. You can count on Almighty God to keep His everlasting Word.
- Charles Stanley

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If we have built on the fragile cornerstones of human wisdom, pride, and conditional love, things may look good for a while, but a weak foundation causes collapse when storms hit.
- Charles Stanley

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If you tell God no because He won't explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say yes to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teaching us in our spirit.
- Charles Stanley

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In giving us children, God places us in a position of both leadership and service. He calls us to give up our lives for someone else's sake - to abandon our own desires and put our child's interests first. Yet, according to His perfect design, it is through this selflessness that we can become truly fulfilled.
- Charles Stanley

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Motherhood is a great honor and privilege, yet it is also synonymous with servanthood. Every day women are called upon to selflessly meet the needs of their families. Whether they are awake at night nursing a baby, spending their time and money on less-than-grateful teenagers, or preparing meals, moms continuously put others before themselves.
- Charles Stanley

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On Sunday morning, I'm not nervous... I can't wait to tell what God wants me to say.
- Charles Stanley

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Our heavenly Father understands our disappointment, suffering, pain, fear, and doubt. He is always there to encourage our hearts and help us understand that He's sufficient for all of our needs. When I accepted this as an absolute truth in my life, I found that my worrying stopped.
- Charles Stanley

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Since God knows our future, our personalities, and our capacity to listen, He isn't ever going to say more to us than we can deal with at the moment.
- Charles Stanley

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The best way in the world to deceive believers is to cloak a message in religious language and declare that it conveys some new insight from God.
- Charles Stanley

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The Bible tells us that God will meet all our needs. He feeds the birds of the air and clothes the grass with the splendor of lilies. How much more, then, will He care for us, who are made in His image? Our only concern is to obey the heavenly Father and leave the consequences to Him.
- Charles Stanley

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The difficulties we face originate from one of three sources. Some are sent to us by the Lord to test our faith, others are the result of Satan's attacks, and still others are due to our own sinful choices.
- Charles Stanley

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The moment someone chooses to trust in Jesus Christ, his sins are wiped away, and he is adopted into God's family. That individual is set apart as a child of God, with a sacred purpose.
- Charles Stanley

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The Scriptures contain many stories of people who waited years or even decades before the Lord's promises came to pass. What modern believers can learn from the patience of biblical saints like Abraham, Joseph, David, and Paul is that waiting upon the Lord has eternal rewards.
- Charles Stanley

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The time you spend alone with God will transform your character and increase your devotion. Then your integrity and godly behavior in an unbelieving world will make others long to know the Lord.
- Charles Stanley

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There is only one secure foundation: a genuine, deep relationship with Jesus Christ, which will carry you through any and all turmoil. No matter what storms are raging all around, you'll stand firm if you stand on His love.
- Charles Stanley

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Think about the comfortable feeling you have as you open your front door. That's but a hint of what we'll feel some day on arriving at the place our Father has lovingly and personally prepared for us in heaven. We will finally - and permanently - be 'at home' in a way that defies description.
- Charles Stanley

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To have God speak to the heart is a majestic experience, an experience that people may miss if they monopolize the conversation and never pause to hear God's responses.
- Charles Stanley

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Too many Christians have a commitment of convenience. They'll stay faithful as long as it's safe and doesn't involve risk, rejection, or criticism. Instead of standing alone in the face of challenge or temptation, they check to see which way their friends are going.
- Charles Stanley

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We are either in the process of resisting God's truth or in the process of being shaped and molded by his truth.
- Charles Stanley

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We can be tired, weary and emotionally distraught, but after spending time alone with God, we find that He injects into our bodies energy, power and strength.
- Charles Stanley

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When God speaks, oftentimes His voice will call for an act of courage on our part.
- Charles Stanley

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When trouble comes, focus on God's ability to care for you.
- Charles Stanley

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When we learn from experience, the scars of sin can lead us to restoration and a renewed intimacy with God.
- Charles Stanley

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When we take our eyes off the whirl of day-to-day activity and concentrate on honoring Him and following in His way, we find a consistent peace that carries us through both plenty and poverty.
- Charles Stanley

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You can't tell a woman who is called by God to teach that she cannot teach the Word of God... So I think the distinction is that there's a difference between the authority of a pastor and a Bible teacher.
- Charles Stanley

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You have to have courage to be obedient to God.
- Charles Stanley

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