Max Lucado Quotes




"You change your life by changing your heart."

"Meet your fears with faith."

"Find joy in the ordinary."

"God’s solution is a prayer away!"

"Baptism is the initial step of a faithful heart."

"God is faithful even when his children are not."

"Conflict is inevitable, but combat is optional."

"God loves us too much to indulge our every whim."

"Immerse yourself in the curriculum of grace."

"Mark it down. You will never go where God is not."

"You can endure change by pondering His permanence."

"God never approves sexual union outside of marriage."

"the Bible is God’s Word given in man’s language."

"If I succeed, I will give thanks. If I fail, I will seek His grace."

"God’s mercies are new every morning. Receive them."

"No one can pray and worry at the same time."

"Baptism separates the tire kickers from the car buyers."

Baptism is bowing before the Father and letting him do his work.

"The purpose of the Bible is simply to proclaim God’s plan to save His children."

"The Land of Promise is for those who simply remain to the end."

“A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.”

“Lower your expectations of earth. This isn't heaven, so don't expect it to be.”

"God never said that the journey would be easy, but He did say that the arrival would be worthwhile."

"Jesus gives us hope because He keeps us company, has a vision and knows the way we should go."

"Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. To these I commit my day."

"Give a man religion without reminding him of his filth, and the result will be arrogance in a three- piece suit."

"The presence of fear does not mean you have no faith. Fear visits everyone. But make your fear a visitor and not a resident."

"Thought the Bible was written over sixteen centuries by at least forty authors, it has one central theme—salvation through faith in Christ."

"The purpose of the Bible is simply to proclaim God’s plan to save His children. It asserts that man is lost and needs to be saved. And it communicates the message that Jesus is the God in the flesh sent to save His children."

"You may be transferred, enlisted, commissioned, reassigned, or hospitalized – but brand this on your heart – you can never go where God is not."

"God is able to accomplish, provide, help, save, keep, subdue... He is able to do what you can’t. He already has a plan. God’s not bewildered. Go to Him."

"Is it possible for an unbaptized believer to be saved? Yes, definitely. Should every believer be baptized? Yes, definitely."

"The purpose of the Bible? Salvation. God’s highest passion is to get His children home. His book, the Bible, describes His plan of salvation. The purpose of the Bible is to proclaim god’s plan and passion to save His children."

"Indeed, baptism is a vow, a sacred vow of the believer to follow Christ. Just as a wedding celebrates the fusion of two hearts, baptism celebrates the union of sinner with Savior."

"God created marriage. No government subcommittee envisioned it. No social organization developed it. Marriage was conceived and born in the mind of God."

"What causes us to think of prayer as the last option rather than the first? I can think of two reasons: feelings of independence and feelings of insignificance."

"Want to snatch a day from the manacles of boredom? Do overgenerous deeds, acts beyond reimbursement. Kindness without compensation. Do a deed for which you cannot be repaid."

"To ask God to prohibit war, then, is to ask him to prohibit the consequence of human behavior. Something he has never been wont to do. As long as there is sin there will be war."

"There are many unacceptable reasons for war. Imperialism. Financial gain. Religion. Family feuds. Racial arrogance. There are many unacceptable motives for war. But there is one time when war is condoned and used by God: wickedness."

"Two types of voices command your attention today. Negative ones fill your mind with doubt, bitterness, and fear. Positive ones purvey hope and strength. Which one will you choose to heed?"

"I CHOOSE KINDNESS… I will be kind to the poor, for they are alone. I will be kind to the rich, for they are afraid. And kind to the unkind, for such is how God has treated me."

"I CHOOSE GENTLENESS… Nothing is won by force. I choose to be gentle. If I raise my voice, may it be only in praise. If I clench my fist, may it only be in prayer. If I make a demand, may it only be of myself."

"Prayer is the window that God has placed in the walls of our world. Leave it shut and the world is a cold, dark house. But throw back the curtains and see His light. Open the window and hear His voice. Open the window of prayer and invoke the presence of God in your world."

"I am a spiritual being… After this body is dead, my spirit will soar. I refuse to let what will rot rule the eternal. I choose self-control. I will be drunk only by joy. I will be impassioned only by my faith. I will be influenced only by God. I will be taught only by Christ."

"I CHOOSE GOODNESS… I will go without a dollar before I take a dishonest one. I will be overlooked before I will boast. I will confess before I will accuse. I choose goodness."

"I CHOOSE FAITHFULNESS… Today I will keep my promises. My debtors will not regret their trust. My associates will not question my word. My wife will not question my love. And my children will never fear that their father will not come home."

"I CHOOSE PATIENCE… I will overlook the inconveniences of the world. Instead of cursing the one who takes my place, I'll invite him to do so. Rather than complain that the wait is too long, I will thank God for a moment to pray. Instead of clenching my fist at new assignments, I will face them with joy and courage."

"I CHOOSE LOVE… No occasion justifies hatred; no injustice warrants bitterness. I choose love. Today I will love God and what God loves."

"You weren't an accident. You weren't mass produced. You aren't an assembly-line product. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on the Earth by the Master Craftsman."

"Here’s what you need to keep in mind. You no longer have yesterday. You do not yet have tomorrow. You have only today. This is the day the Lord has made. Live in it."

"We’re important, but not essential; valuable, but not indispensable. We have a part in the play, but we are not the main act. A song to sing, but we are not the featured voice. God is."

"If today were your last, would you do what you’re doing? Or would you love more, give more, forgive more? Then do so! Forgive and give as if it were your last opportunity. Love like there’s no tomorrow, and if tomorrow comes, love again."

"Tragically, some people believe they are going to heaven when they die just because a few drops of water were sprinkled over their heads a few weeks after their birth. They have no personal faith, have never made a personal decision, and are banking on a hollow ceremony to save them. How absurd."