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A Quest for a Radical Life

If you haven’t figured out by now, I am a lover of Christian quotes.

Christian quotes have spoken to my heart so many times over the 33 years I have been a believer, that I can’t recall all of them.

These Christian quotes about life have been some of the ones that have shaped my thinking and spiritual focus into what it is today.

I have said many times that “I am on a quest for the radical middle.” That Christian quote about life comes from Bill Jackson who wrote a history of the Vineyard church.

It has become my theme for my life. I indeed am on a quest for the radical middle.
These quotes about life are some of the ones that have sent me on that quest.

Christian Quotes About Life’s Journey

One who faces his own failures is steadily advancing on the pilgrim’s way. – William Temple

The Christian faith is meant to be lived moment by moment. It isn’t some broad, general outline–it’s a long walk with a real Person. Details count: passing thoughts, small sacrifices, a few encouraging words, little acts of kindness, brief victories over nagging sins. – Joni Eareckson Tada

Image of a long dirt road
There is a spiritual law of choosing, believing, abiding, and holding steady in our walk with God, which is essential to the working of the Holy Spirit either in our sanctification or healing. – Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

“If you would have a clear evidence that little love, that little faith, that little zeal, you have is true? Then live up to that love, live up to that faith, live up to that zeal that you have; and this will be evidence beyond all contradiction.” – Thomas Brooks

The greatest thing is to be found at one’s post as a child of God, living each day as though it were our last, but planning as though our world might last a hundred years. – C. S. Lewis

“It is fatally easy to think of Christianity as something to be discussed and not as something to be experienced.” – William Barclay

God does not judge the condition or quality of His church by how good the meetings are on Sunday morning, but by how good the people are on Monday morning. The main calling of our life is more than just knowing the truth – — it is having that truth become our life. – Rick Joyner

Christian Quotes About Life’s Struggles

Image of men struggling up a hill
“This is not an age in which to be a soft Christian.” – Francis Schaeffer

Christianity is a power religion. Christ has the power to re-create men from the inside out, as every man who has ever met Him know” – Peter Marshall

“If we do not die to ourselves, we cannot live to God, and he that does not live to God, is dead.” – George MacDonald

“Christianity does not remove you from the world and its problems; it makes you fit to live in it, triumphantly and usefully.” – Charles Templeton

“The key to Christian living is a thirst and hunger for God. And one of the main reasons people do not understand or experience the sovereignty of grace and the way it works through the awakening of sovereign joy is that their hunger and thirst for God is so small.” – John Piper

“While sitting on the bank of a river one day, I picked up a solid round stone from the water and broke it open. It was perfectly dry in spite of the fact that it had been immersed in water for centuries. The same is true of many people in the western world? “For centuries they have been surrounded by Christianity; they live immersed in the waters of its benefits. And yet it has not penetrated their hearts; they do not love it. The fault is not in Christianity, but in men’s hearts, which have been hardened by materialism and intellectualism.” – Sadhu S. Singh

“We are called to live in the presence of God, under the authority of God and to the glory of God.” – Robert C. Sproul

“Some Christians nowadays have a “butterfly Christianity?” When time, and strength, and thought, and talent are all spent upon mere amusement, what else are men and women but mere butterflies?” – Charles H. Spurgeon

Christian Quotes About Life Lessons

It is pleasing to God whenever thou rejoicest or laughest from the bottom of thy heart. – Martin Luther

“To be in Christ is the source of the Christian life; to be like Christ is the sum of his excellence; to be with Christ is the fullness of his joy.” – Charles Hodge

Image and quote by Mother Teresa
“We do not segment our lives, giving some time to God, some to our business or schooling, while keeping parts to ourselves. The idea is to live all of our lives in the presence of God, under the authority of God, and for the honor and glory of God. That is what the Christian life is all about.” – R.C. Sproul

“If a person is what the world calls an honest moral man, if he deals justly, and is now and then good natured, and gives to the poor, and receives the sacrament once or twice a year, and is outwardly sober and honest – the world looks upon such a man as a true Christian. There are many like this who go on in a round of duties and performances, who think they shall go to heaven. But if you examine them, you will find that though they have a ‘Christ in their heads,’ they have no ‘Christ in their hearts.'” – Jonathan Edwards

“A wise man had said that your Christian life is like a three-legged stool. The legs are doctrine, experience and practice, which is obedience; and you, will not stay upright unless all three are there. In recent years many Christians have not kept these three together.” – James I. Packer

Many people think that the mark of an authentic Christian is doctrinal purity; if a person’s beliefs are biblical and doctrinally orthodox, then he is a Christian. People who equate orthodoxy with authenticity find it hard to even consider the possibility that, despite the correctness of all their doctrinal positions, they may have missed the deepest reality of the authentic Christian life. But we must never forget that true Christianity is more than teaching – it is a way of life. In fact, it is life itself. “He who has the Son has life,” remember? When we talk about life, we are talking about something that is far more than mere morality, far more than doctrinal accuracy. – Ray C. Stedman

Suppose someone should offer me a plateful of crumbs after I had eaten a T-bone steak. I would say, “No, thank you. I am already satisfied.” Christian, that is the secret – you can be so filled with the things of Christ, so enamoured with the things of God that you do not have time for the sinful pleasures of the world. – Billy Graham

Final Thoughts About Experiencing Life With God

As you can see, these quotes cover many facets of life.

I have not taken quotes just from the charismatic stream of Christianity, nor from the fundamentalist stream, or from the mainline stream but I have taken quotes from every stream of Christianity. I believe they are good Christian quotes about life.

To be on a quest for the radical middle of Christianity, your borders have to encompass the entire width of something.

By taking these Christian quotes on life, I have a greater understanding and perspective of where the middle lies. Let me explain it this way.

If you were to try to find the exact center of the United States, you would not try to do that by only measuring from Colorado to California. You would measure from Virginia to California.

I have done my best over the years to listen to Christian quotes from the entire spiritual borders of Christianity.

I am still on that journey for the radical middle. It will be a lifelong process, but reading quotes about life will help along that journey.

You can’t find the radical middle with just quotes about life, since prayer, and the scriptures are also essential ingredients, but they help get you outside of your box to hear other perspectives and expand your boundaries.

I hope you have enjoyed these quotes on life and you too will join me on a quest for the radical middle.

Blessings
Pastor Duke

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