Tag: success

"Success seems to be the 'golden calf' of the American church. These days, we measure the success of a church by the 3 B's...buildings, bodies, and budget. When those 3 things reach a certain number, we equate that with a successful ministry. But if we measured Jesus' earthly ministry by that standard, He would be considered an epic failure. That should tell us something about our definition of success."
~ J.R. Briggs
"The real test of a saint is not one's willingness to preach the gospel, but one's willingness to do something like washing the disciples' feet... ...that is, being willing to do those things that seem unimportant in human estimation but count as everything to God."
~ Oswald Chambers
"How do we relate to God? Do we seek Him mainly in times of trouble, searching for answers in our distress...but ignoring Him during our seasons of celebration? Are we like the Israelites of old? Easily swayed by the idols of our age, including such things as busyness, success, and influence?"
~ Amy Boucher Pye