Inspirational Quotes for Everyday Living

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When I first joined HubPages, little did I know how much faith-related and inspirational messages there were to enjoy. Needless to say, I'm greatly encouraged by what I've read; not to mention the transparency of many fine authors publishing here.

Faith has always been part of my life. In honesty, however, it did not root into my everyday life until a few years ago. The mystery and timing still amazes me. My journey toward a deeper, more integral faith life has been captivating, cleansing, and challenging. As G.K. Chesterton once said, "The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried." Great quotes such as Chesterton's should shine a light into our hearts and demand a response. Our culture needs it!

In a world often gone insane with crime and injustice, there is hope for redemption and renewal through faith in God, His Son Jesus, and His ultimate plan for His recreation. Daily reflection on this truth is essential in my life. Hopefully, this compilation of inspirational sayings, great quotes, and inspirational messages from people of faith through the ages can assist you in your walk; or better yet, help your heart take its first step toward faith.

"Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God"

Corrie Ten Bloom

Always knowing that our choices and actions have been filtered through the hands of God is affirmation enough to persevere. Even the bad things in our life have eternal consequence. This is a difficult and always-present truth I must obey.

"If God were small enough to be understood, He would not be big enough to be worshipped"

Evelyn Underhill

God is too big for our finite minds to comprehend. Just imagine every intricacy involved not only in our life but in everything alive and not alive around us. Everything works as one. The mystery of life and creation is something God cultivated in the garden by disallowing our ancestors from eating from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Some knowledge is meant to be hidden.

"A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word darkness on the wall of his cell"

C.S. Lewis

Even in our darkest moments, God is present. To refute God's existence is to refute being alive in His creation. Can you refute your existence?

"Fear not tomorrow, for God is already there"

Anonymous

The omnipresence of God is difficult to fathom. How can God be everywhere all the time skeptics ask? In order to grasp this truth, we must imagine ourselves existing outside of time. God made time just like He made everything else. Our reality is based in God's timing. God's reality is based in His creation set apart from time. Imagine for a minute a painter finishing his work but choosing to leave out a specific element for another painting. This is how I make sense of the existing-out-of-time concept. God made all things. He has chosen how each will be utilized at any given point in time.

"Blessings hemmed with praise will not unravel"

Anonymous

Giving thanks for everything in our life is worshipping God. Too often we don't see the everyday blessings all around us.

"God determines who walks into your life. It's up to you to decide who you let walk away, who you let stay, and who you refuse to let go"

Anonymous

C.S. Lewis once said that the most holy thing around you is your neighbor. Adherence to this mindset would eliminate much of what we call chaos today.

"A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows"

St. Francis of Assisi

A tribute to see the everyday blessings around us, God shines His light on all His creation.

"Faith seeks understanding. I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand"

St. Anselm of Canterbury

Sensitivity to understanding begins with faith. Without faith we have no desire to understand the things of God.

"The world sets the agenda for the professional man; God sets the agenda of the spiritual man"

John Piper

Choosing to become an apprentice of Jesus redirects your entire path through life. It is a difficult, but extremely rewarding journey that once embarked upon will challenge every decision you make. Fortunately, God has promised His helper the Spirit to guide us. We cannot do it alone, but we can do it together.

"The fear of God kills all other fears"

Hugh Black

"Fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge. Only Fools despise wisdom and discipline." Proverbs 1:7 (NLT)

I leave you with one of the most profound truths ever written. It comes from the mind and pen of the famous evangelist and author A.W. Tozer who stated as a prelude to his famous work "The Knowledge of the Holy".

"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us."¹

1. A.W. Tozer, The Knowledge of the Holy . Harper San Francisco, 1961. P.1.

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In The Doghouse 8 years ago from California

Rob,

I must laugh, because I just posted on Hub on financial quotes from Warren Buffett, this HUB however is far more inspiring to me. Thank you for inspiring me today!


Katina 8 years ago

Thank you for the post on my hub, btw. I am trying to balance finishing my book, (re-writing a lot of it, I should say), managing a website, and blogging, whew. Not much time left to read anything these days. The quotes led me here. Glad I stopped by. "We just added a quote section on my site, just an FYI, for later." Also, I really like to read about people who have such positive outlooks on life. Some think I'm strange because I have been through so much, and yet," I have hope." I try to explain to folks that it is more about having faith in a better tomorrow, than every understanding the past. It's what leads us to find a great moment, one that we can hold on to, in order to survive some of those not so pleasant moments in life. Good quotes,

I'll be back!


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Rob Jundt 8 years ago from Midwest USA Author

Thank you both for your thoughtful words. It always helps me to sort things out when I see reminders in word. I'm glad these short sayings have reached you. Have a blessed day!


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amy jane 8 years ago from Connecticut

Thank you for the inspiring hub, Rob! What a nice way to start my morning :)


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Rob Jundt 8 years ago from Midwest USA Author

I'm glad these quotes are touching others as well.


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Julie A. Johnson 8 years ago from Duluth, MN

Thanks Rob! Important food for thought. Thank you for joining my fan club, and I look forward to reading more of your hubs.

Julie


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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

"A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows" This is so true. Being a light unto others is a hand reaching in the dark. Lets share our love and keep the light shining! Great quotes.

Michelle


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christinekv 8 years ago from Washington

This was my personal favorite:

"Faith seeks understanding. I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand"

St. Anselm of Canterbury

Sensitivity to understanding begins with faith. Without faith we have no desire to understand the things of God.


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stevemark122000 8 years ago from Southern California

Thanks for this inspiring hub. Great Job!


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Rob Jundt 8 years ago from Midwest USA Author

Thanks for all the nice comments from everyone. Timeless wisdom is just that, timeless.


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Benson Yeung 8 years ago from Hong Kong

Have I surprised you by commenting on something your wrote 6 months ago. It still smells fresh.


coffeesnob 8 years ago

A word spoken well never grows old. Loved the quotes, and I am beginning to enjoy your hub. I, along, with Michelle, really appreciate the qoute by St Francis of Assisi, "A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows." Thanks for sharing.

Wonderful


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RGraf 8 years ago from Wisconsin

Thank for these beautiful quotes. I might to post a few of those around.


Eddie Perkins 8 years ago

Rob,

Great Quotes,

I found this through RGrag’s hub “Bible verse for the Day”Thank God for people of faith who cross link. I’ve added this hub to my cross links. ~ eddie


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abdi farah6661 7 years ago

Dont surprise and wonder how i found those lovely new hubs

which iam going to communicate through the world-wide.

thanks,abdi farah ahmed


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Rob Jundt 7 years ago from Midwest USA Author

Thanks to everyone for such nice comments. If given the time, I'll try to publish more of these. Thanks and blessings!


yoyoyo 6 years ago

mothers day quote okay


weapon 6 years ago

i like is quote very much


Pastor Azeem Albert 6 years ago

"Prayer is the Power that Moves the hands of God"

Pastor Azeem Albert

azeem502004@yahoo.com


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Rob Jundt 6 years ago from Midwest USA Author

Thank you all for stopping by. It is much appreciated. I hope these small nuggets of wisdom find a place in your life.

Blessings,

RJ


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Denise Handlon 6 years ago from North Carolina

Hi Rob-loved the wonderful quotes and beautiful photos. I linked my hub (13 Reasons to Hail the number 13) to this one. I hope you don't mind, but wanted to give you a heads up.--DH


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Rob Jundt 6 years ago from Midwest USA Author

Denise:

Thanks for the kind comment and Hub Karma. Have a great and blessed day!

RJ


ruejadae 6 years ago

Thanks for the inspirational quotes.

I'm not sure who this thing works, but I linked to your hub from mine - I'm still a little confused by this website.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago

Rob Jundt, Great inspirational quotes! "Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God"

Corrie Ten Bloom

Thank you for sharing, Peace & Blessings!


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DavePrice 6 years ago from Sugar Grove, Ill

Ah, you included many of my favorites, and added a couple to my collection. Thanks for a great hub, had to bookmark this one so I can come back for inspiration.


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parrster 6 years ago from Oz

I'm going to bookmark this and come back to it again later. Good stuff. thanks


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panguerita 6 years ago from Little Elm, Texas

Very inspiring article! Thank you for sharing!


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Rob Jundt 6 years ago from Midwest USA Author

To everyone I've left out: Thanks for dropping by and adding such winsome comments!! I always appreciate kind remarks and encouragement!! Have a great day always!

Blessings,

RJ


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faith03 5 years ago

Wonderful hub! It is always good to remind ourselves that God is there in the dark and light spots of our lives! Thanks for sharing.


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Rob Jundt 5 years ago from Midwest USA Author

Faith03: Thank you for stopping by! Yes, it is true that even in the darkest times there is a light. The light of God guiding our path. For many of us, though, seeing that light can be a very difficult task. Faith is the key to allowing that light to shine. Which is why we can never lose our faith!

Blessings,

RJ


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Greenheart 5 years ago from Cambridge

How about..."Relax, nothing is under control" - Adi Da

Thanks for the hub!


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Rob Jundt 5 years ago from Midwest USA Author

I Like it even though I feel it is under control! Thanks for stopping by!

RJ


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cceerpp 5 years ago from Ghana

Nice.


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Honorablewoman 5 years ago from Georgia

Love This, Thanks, Beautiful Hub, Love the Picture!


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FaithDream 5 years ago from (Midwest) USA

Very inspiring. C.S. Lewis is one of my favorites. I'm bookmarking for future inspiration.


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eventsyoudesign 5 years ago from Nashville, Tennessee

Great hub! Love the picture. Very inspirational. Thanks! Teresa


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Rob Jundt 5 years ago from Midwest USA Author

To all recent commenters, cceerp, Honorablewoman, FaithDream, and eventsyoudesign: A big thank you and well wishes. I, too, find myself heading back to C.S. Lewis on a regular basis for timeless nuggets of truth and wisdom.

Blessings,

RJ


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teacherjoe52 4 years ago

Very good.

I have found every one of these to be true in my walk with Jesus.

God bless you.


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Rob Jundt 4 years ago from Midwest USA Author

Thank you teacherjoe52. Hopefully I'll be able to add to this list on due time. Until then, I try to stay on task following His call. It is an hourly task at that.

Blessings always,

RJ

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