Choose a quote or mantra to put on your card or in your plan for this week.
Extend the love of Christ through your prayers, songs and actions this week, one minute at a time.
Favorite Bob Goff Quotes for your week
1. I used to think being a believer was enough, but now I know Jesus wants us to participate, no matter what condition we’re in.
2. God keeps telling us to be not afraid… to Go Big!
3. When you feel like you can’t explain your faith, go love someone — you just did.
4. Love cares more about who’s hurting than who’s watching.
5. What do I do to live into the person that Jesus made me to be? Do you know what the answer was for me? I did stuff!
6. I used to think God guided us by opening and closing doors, but now I know sometimes God wants us to kick some down.
7. Love pursues blindly, unflinchingly, and without end.
8. Love is never stationary in the end. Love doesn’t just keep thinking about it or keep planning for it. Simply put: love does!
9. Are we missing that the God of the universe is nuts about us?
10. The brand of love that Jesus offers is more about presence than undertaking a project.
11. The thing I love about God is He intentionally guides people into failure.
12. I used to think you had to be a failure for God to use you, but now I know you simply need to say yes.
13. I used to be afraid of failing at something that really mattered… Now I’m more afraid of succeeding at things that doesn’t matter.
14. I used to think I had to act a certain way to follow God, but now I know God doesn’t want us to be typical.
15. I used to want to fix people, but now I just want to be with them.
16. What Jesus said we could do is leave typical behind. Jesus told the people He was with that it’s not enough to just look like you love God. He said we’d know the extent of our love for God by how well we loved people.
17. Failure is just part of the process, and it’s not just okay; it’s better than okay. God doesn’t want failure to shut us down. God didn’t make it a three-strikes-and-you’re-out sort of thing. It’s more about how God helps us dust ourselves off so we can swing for the fences again. And all of this without keeping a meticulous record of our screw-ups.
18. Most people need love and acceptance a lot more than they need advice.
19. But the kind of love that God created and demonstrated is a costly one because it involves sacrifice and presence. It’s a love that operates more like a sign language than being spoken outright.
20. It has always seemed to me that broken things, just like broken people, get used more; it’s probably because God has more pieces to work with.
Scriptural mantras from Mark Allen Williams
1. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
This phrase comes from Philippians 4:13. In its original context, the Apostle Paul was writing about being satisfied with whatever circumstances he found himself in.For me, it’s an expression of my ability through Christ to find victory in whatever situation I find myself in.
2. Jesus is Lord of all.”
3. “The Lord is near to all who call on Him.”
This phrase comes from Psalm 145:18. To me, this is a wonderful assurance that the Lord is by me all through the day. He’s not too busy, too preoccupied, or tired of me. He is there!
4. “The joy of the Lord is my strength.”
This phrase comes from Nehemiah 8:10. I love this affirmation of God’s joy resulting in strength. Every single day I feel the need for God’s strength. It comes from His joy in my heart.
5. “This is the day the Lord has made I will rejoice and be glad in it.”
This phrase comes from Psalm 118:24. For me, this is an expression of determination to rejoice in the day, no matter what is happening. Some days are difficult. But I determine to rejoice and be glad no matter what.
6. “All things work together for good.”
7. “Jesus loves me.”
This phrase comes from many passages, including John 3:16. Sometimes the most profound and reassuring mantra is this most simple one. It’s great to memorize verses and even entire passages of Scripture. But I would also encourage you to remember and repeat these short biblical Christian mantras. They will encourage and strengthen you over and over.