O Most Holy Family, Jesus, Mary and Joseph

O Most Holy Family, Jesus, Mary and Joseph
In you we place all our faith and all our trust.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Obedience to God ~ Great Quotes!

+ JMJ +

The power of obedience!  The lake of Gennesareth had denied its fishes to Peter’s nets.  A whole night in vain.  Then, obedient, he lowered his net again to the water and they caught "a huge number of fish."  Believe me: the miracle is repeated each day.

~  St. Josemaria Escriva

Obedience is an act of faith; disobedience is the result of unbelief.

~  Edwin Louis Cole

 St. Teresa of Avila

I often thought my constitution would never endure the work I had to do, (but) the Lord said to me:  "Daughter, obedience gives strength.”

~  St. Teresa of Avila

 On days when life is difficult and I feel overwhelmed, as I do fairly often, it helps to remember in my prayers that all God requires of me is to trust Him and be His friend. I find I can do that.

~  Bruce Larson

  Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Don't give in to discouragement....  If you are discouraged it is a sign of pride because it shows you trust in your own powers.  Never bother about people's opinions.  Be obedient to truth.  For with humble obedience, you will never be disturbed.

  ~  Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta

If we want the Word of God to have authority in our life, there is only one way - obey it. If we want the Holy Spirit to have authority in our life, there is only one way - Obey Him. If we always obey impulses of fear or doubt or resentment, what will have authority over our minds?  Fear, and doubt and resentment.

~  Tom Marshall

   Blessed John Henry Newman

God has created me to do him some definite service; he has committed some work to me which he has not committed to another. I have my mission - I never may know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next.

~  Blessed John Henry Newman


I may no longer depend on pleasant impulses to bring me before the Lord. I must rather respond to principles I know to be right, whether I feel them to be enjoyable or not.

~ Jim Elliot

Apparition of the Virgin to St. Albert the Great, 1660
by Vicente Salvador Gomez
Valencia, Spain

He that is truly obedient does not wait for a command, but as soon as he knows what his superior wishes to have done immediately sets himself to work, without expecting an order.

~  Saint Albert the Great, Doctor of the Church


One needs the sweetness to start one on the spiritual life but, once started, one must learn to obey God for his own sake, not for the pleasure.

~ C. S. Lewis 

Obedience has a price, too - death to our own ways - but it also promises a great reward: the commendation of the Father. So lay aside all your excuses. Then take hold of His plan for your life, and watch Him do mighty works through you.

~  Joy Strang
 St. John Climacus

Just as trees swayed by the winds drive their roots deeply into the earth, so those who live in obedience get strong and unshakable souls.

~ St. John Climacus


The consequence of disobedience to the clearly revealed will of God is that the time will come when we will no longer be able to hear God speaking to us.

~  Selwyn Hughes

 Madame Jeanne Guyon

God must be sought and seen in His providences; it is not our actions in themselves considered which please Him, but the spirit in which they are done, more especially the constant ready obedience to every discovery of His will, even in the minutest things, and with such a suppleness and flexibility of mind as not to adhere to anything, but to turn and move in any direction where He shall call.

~  Madame Jeanne Guyon

There's some task which the God of all the universe, the great Creator, your redeemer in Jesus Christ has for you to do, and which will remain undone and incomplete until by faith and obedience you step into the will of God.

~  Alan Redpath
Thomas a Kempis

Whoever strives to withdraw from obedience, withdraws from grace.

~  Thomas a Kempis

"What's in it for me?" man says about obeying God. In this context how selfish and sinful that question is. The living God has spoken, and that is enough. The Saviour who shed his blood to save us from hell has told us how we should live, and that is enough. The loving Holy Spirit who made us alive has moved holy men to speak a word to us, and that is enough. We obey God because that glorifies God and there is nothing more than that.

~  Geoff Thomas

Today I will face my problems, unwrap them and seek to understand their component parts, spread them out before the Lord, thank Him in advance for what He's going to do, follow orders for what I am to do, and stand by to watch His miracles.

~  Anonymous

 Saint Ignatius Loyola

There are three sorts of obedience; the first, obedience when a strict obligation is imposed upon us, and this is good; the second when the simple word of the superior, without any strict command, suffices for us, and this is better; the third, when a thing is done without waiting for an express command, from a knowledge that it will be pleasing to the superior, and this is the best of all.

~  Saint Ignatius, Father of the Church

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