QUOTES & THOUGHTS
BY GARY LANIER
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QUOTES & THOUGHTS
by Gary Lanier
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SIMPLICITY OF PURPOSE:
"If you are looking for significance,
you'll find it in living for the glory of God.
This helps break down the complexity of
this world into simplicity of purpose."
MEAN to MEANINGFUL!
"When people are
mean, remember, God will turn the MEAN to MEANINGFUL,
to those who put
their trust in Him."
STAND TALL in YOUR CALL
"No one can
do it better than what God has CALLED you to do!
So, STAND TALL in YOUR
Romans 11:29 For the gifts and the calling of
God are irrevocable.
RENEW YOUR MIND
"Renewing your mind
in God's Way, reveals His Way for you. So, DON’T RE-OLD YOUR MIND in the
negative that keeps you down. God will take the bad and turn it around for
your GOOD and His Glory. Remember, Jesus said the 'Kingdom of God is
within you.' As you RENEW YOUR MIND, you can experience it, even in this Earthlife!"
yet Reserved for His Children. You CAN’T WORK to get it… So you CAN’T
BOAST about something you didn‘t earn… But you CAN HAVE a life full of
GOOD WORKS, because this is part of GOD’S FAVOR PACKAGE. You are equipped
TO DO what He has prepared FOR YOU. Don’t miss out on EXPERIENCING GOD’
you try to be like someone else… You put yourself upon a shelf…
The YOU God created is like no one else…
"GIVE IN TO GOD... He has your best
interest in mind."
"In the eyes of Christ you are worth what He PAID...
WHY ARGUE ABOUT IT?"
"When you feel all alone...just
remember...YOU'RE NOT! IT'S ONLY A FEELING. So, what you FEEL is not
necessarily REAL, because the Lord said, 'I will never leave you nor
forsake you.' "
"The Process of Change BEGINS in the
mind. The Will to Change is how to SEE IT THROUGH!"
LIFE MORE ABUNDANTLY
"If you have
been offered LIFE and to have it MORE ABUNDANTLY, why settle for less? 'I,
(PUT YOUR NAME HERE), do not want more than what God wants me to have. And
I don't want to settle for less than what He has already made AVAILABLE
FOR ME.' Read John 10:10 and believe it with all your heart."
"You have a heavenly
Father that is a very RESPONSIBLE DAD (Abba Father). Though He looks after
His entire creation, He always has time for you. No matter where you go He
is there, not spying, but caring for and watching over you. Thank you
Father, for being a RESPONSIBLE DAD."
"A little change added together makes a
BIG CHANGE DIFFERENCE."
"Look close and you will find
an opportunity to be of service to someone. The Lord Jesus seized that
opportunity. Believers all over the world celebrate the glorious
resurrection of the One who came to SERVE & GIVE."
Mark 10:45 For even the Son of Man did not
come to be served,
but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom
"TEMPTATION is INEVITABLE, PARTICIPATION
is a CHOICE. As a Christian, TEMPTATION is still there, trying to get your
attention. You may find yourself wanting to please God out of a heart of
love, but still stumble, hindering fellowship. That’s when you turn to
Father God, let Him know you are sorry &... thank Him for the forgiveness
given through His Son. Then sing to Him, as He listens!"
"ADVERSITY is real... The Good News
is... God does NOT ALWAYS keep you from ADVERSITY, but He ALWAYS sees you
"The only way to stand
strong is by kneeling low before the CREATOR."
"God will take your gifts (talents), and
expand them beyond your ability. All I have to do to prove it is look at
my own life. Every time a new song is birthed or a new musical arrangement
is written, I scratch my head and think, 'HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?' God took a
LITTLE and expanded it into MUCH."
"What joy there is
when Christians join together, lay everything aside, and just worship God.
Sounds simple, but often isn’t. Mr. Someone is always trying to get Mr.
Authentic pushed out the door of the church. He did this in heaven and got
"Have you ever fallen out of
the loop? Maybe the people you hung out with nudged you out of their
circle. Everyone experiences REJECTION in some area of their life, whether
it is business, family or relationship. Just remember, Jesus was rejected
and God had purpose in it. One thing is for sure, when the Lord is in your
life, REJECTION is out of the loop, you’re not."
"The secret to experiencing the BLESSING
STREAM is to let your life be a CHANNEL for it. Your heavenly Father has
designed you to be a constant source of BLESSING to others. In turn you
are also blessed and will not become stagnant."
"When you run out of VOCABULARY in
expressing your gratitude to God for the loving favor He has so lavishly
given you, simply start over and rearrange the WORDS."
"You are like a house with many rooms.
Each one has a purpose, but it’s up to you to fulfill it. This is a good
day to re-acquaint yourself with the YOU HOUSE. Open the door to every room
and listen for creative thoughts that have been shut up for so long. God
has a significant purpose for the YOU HOUSE. Who knows… it may include a
welcome mat at the front door."
"The TEST of DOING YOUR BEST is always
passed when YOU DO IT. You are the only one that can DO YOUR BEST. And you
are the only one on earth that knows when you’ve done it. What a great
opportunity God has given you… to always succeed, as long as YOU DO YOUR
"Everyday is like going to school, there
is always SOMETHING NEW to learn. Then, after class, God gives an
opportunity to use it for SOMETHING GOOD. What class did you attend
"Knowing the truth is one thing, doing
it is another. God has given you knowledge of what is right and the
blessing of doing it! When you stumble, just remember… God has given you
knowledge of what is right and the blessing of doing it! Don’t be so hard
on yourself. Get up and remember… God has given... you knowledge of what
is right and the blessing of doing it!"
YOU are always looking for SOMETHING ELSE, you may miss the SOMETHING that
is already there. God has SOMETHING, at this very moment, that is waiting
for YOU to discover. That SOMETHING is a blessing and belongs to YOU.
Don't miss it!"
"God has given you a way to share a word
of encouragement to hurting people everywhere. The Lord spoke to
thousands, but has entrusted you with an avenue to reach the world. As you
encourage one person, there is a host of others being encouraged by you,
at the same time. THANK YOU FOR SHARING."
"Are you SPENDING your life or INVESTING
it? When you spend it, IT'S GONE. When you invest it, IT GROWS. God has an
investment plan for you. It's full of good things! Talk to Him about it
and listen as He speaks through HIS WORD."
"Are you in a winter storm today? Not a
weather storm, but a challenge that’s trying to keep you from victory.
You‘re not alone. Storms are always lurking! In the midst of a storm,
keeping his eyes on Jesus, Peter walked on water. You can walk on water
too, in the midst of a winter storm. When the winter is cold and the pond
freezes over, just remember, God has made a way for you to WALK ON WATER!"
"WHAT MOUNTAIN ARE YOU CLIMBING? Your
mountain is a goal you want to reach. God’s mountain is a purpose that He
reaches through you."
"SUCCESS is not necessarily getting out
of a mess, but allowing God to make something good of it."
"DON'T LOOK TOO FAR AHEAD...You may miss
the NOW ON HOW TO GET THERE. Live today and let it build tomorrow."
"There is a beautiful mountain, just
waiting to be climbed. It is a special work from Father God. Look closely,
HIS LAMP is shining on your feet, to get you on the right path. That LAMP
may be a Bible verse or a word from a friend. Now look down the path. HIS
LIGHT is there to keep you on the straight and narrow. Once at the top,
look up and you’ll see another beautiful mountain, just waiting to be
"There is something SIGNIFICANT about
today... YOU ARE IN IT. God has made you uniquely different from His other
creatures. There is an IMAGE deep inside you that causes change for the
good. If you look close, you can see it. If you embrace it, you can
experience it. Yes, there is something SIGNIFICANT about today... YOU ARE
"TODAY is an important day, because God
chose to GIVE IT TO YOU. He didn't flip a coin at the last second in this
decision. No...He knew TODAY was coming and included you in it. So, how
are you going to respond to the GIVER of TODAY? Rejoicing is a good start,
that's what the Psalmist did."
"Today is a good day to listen and
observe what's happening around you. How does God want you to respond?
Remember, He loves you and wants the very best for your life."
"As a Christian, God's favor in your
life has given you the ability to live in many seasons at the same time.
You can plant in one, while cultivating in another. You can harvest in
one, while resting in another. Amazing... everyday can be a time of
Planting, Cultivating, Harvesting & Resting. Now go and creatively enjoy
GOD'S GIFT OF SEASONS."
"God is talking to you today. Where do
you think all those wonderful, creative thoughts come from? Many are gifts
from your heavenly Father. Now, open that THOUGHT GIFT and see how He
wants you to use it."
forget, you are in a Christ centered faith walk. The results of your good
works, that God has given you to do, may not be initially seen... but they
are eternal in the spirit realm, just waiting to make a Grand Entrance to
His Glory and Honor. Be encouraged, not discouraged...Your work is not in
CREATOR and He has made you CREATIVE. You are given liberty to creatively
invest the talents He has entrusted to your keeping. So, don't bury or
hide your gifts. Instead, RENEW them and CREATIVELY use them to His glory.
Today is a great day for RENEWING YOUR MIND. It beats RE-OLDING IT!"
Christian has something to invest, or plant, in God's Kingdom. God even
supplies the seed. It may be a Special Ability or even a Non-Ability Seed.
He takes something and makes it exponentially grow. He takes nothing,
makes it something, and causes it to grow. So be encouraged, God wants you
to prosper as you plant what He has
provided into the lives of others."
"Don't be discouraged, God has a unique plan for your life, only you can
fulfill. That makes you special. Speak out the words of this song to the
Lord, and let them encourage you."
have a plan for me that's custom made for me.
so excited, Lord, You have a plan for me.
have been made for You, so that the plan I do
bring You glory, Lord, in all that I pursue.
I'm so excited, You have a
plan, a plan for me.
God accepts us, what difference does it make in light of eternity, whether
anyone else does or not."
"God has promised to shine a lamp on our feet for the moment, and a light
down the path for our future."
"Feelings aside, for God is inside!"
"The image of Christ should be reflected
"We plant Kingdom seeds in our lives, then let
God cultivate and grow them."
"If you don't believe it, it's hard to receive
"If God says so, what is the extreme of what
He says? IT IS SO!"
"Every disease that has been healed, has been
healed by God."
"God wants the best for you, and only He knows
completely what that is."
"A pill or shot taken for sickness seems
proper, but the healing Word of God declared seems weird!"
"Don't use the term 'The Will of God' to keep
you from walking in the faith of experiencing it!"
"God's best for you is better than your best
"To be in a tough situation with God is better
than having it easy without Him."
"God's Word is His will to heal."
"Many Christians live their lives as though
they were dead, being confined to life in a tomb. If you are in Christ,
you left the tomb with Him!"
When life is hard to understand
with all the pain that it demands
There is someone that sees me through
and gently leads in all I do
It is Christ the Lord who heals the pain
with love and comfort through His name
It is Christ the Lord who holds me close
to His glory I will boast
"God uses the natural to show the
"God uses the weak to dumbfound the strong."
"The fruit of the Spirit is experienced in our
"When God restores, it is beyond what it was."
"When abundant life is not experienced,
something needs restored."
"It is not what or how much you know, but
rather how you live from what you know."
"I can see beyond my eyes, as faith in God
opens the skies."
"An inner change cannot be hidden."
The time is here for worshipping our
The time is here for kneeling to the Son
With words of praise our voices join
A sacrifice that joins us all as one
"A tree that is cut down, for all practical
purposes, is dead. So it is with us... our flesh is dead and is not
"Health is wealth."
"His birthday gave us a birthday!"
"You cannot Redo the past. You can Renew your
mind in the present!"
"If truth is not perceived, the lie is
"Jesus is God's investment in you. You are
God's investment in the world."
"You are God's temple and His treasures
inside of you."
"Only God can produce Something from Nothing."
Let Him break you
Let Him make you
And mold you anew
For He is the Lord
And knows what is best for you
"Abiding in Jesus can be a constant state of
awareness of His presence."
"Abiding in Jesus has nothing to do with your
ability, but everything to do with your availability."
"If we are still experiencing the effects of
the Big Bang, we are not evolving, but devolving!"
"My soul is the bridge between my spirit and
"In order to worship God in spirit, you must
believe in what you cannot see."
"You can see evidence of God through His
creation, but His Spirit is seen only by faith."
"All are in the race of life, and all will
complete the race of life, but not all will win the Crown of Life."
"Every obstacle is an opportunity to complain
"When you become accustomed to someone, it is
easy to overlook them."
"You can perish with WRONG VISION. You can
perish with NO VISION. But you live with GOD'S VISION."
"Sin is like a disease. The only cure is a
blood transfusion from Christ."
"God's Word is the hub of faith."
"Carnal Christian... Someone who has not
allowed their relationship with God to affect their mind and body."
"How sad to be born with a talent and no
desire to use it."
"God's responsibility is to grow. Our
responsibility is to sow."
"God's light restores sight."
"To the child of God, death is but an open
door that leads to a more conscience presence of God."
"The process of birth is a journey unto
itself... once it ends, the journey of life begins."
"I don't think we can be closer to the throne
of God than we are at this moment. I believe the earth dimension, with all
it's light filter and veils, simply limits the experience of seeing it!"
Our minds can transmit our thoughts millions
of miles away and receive God's message."
"God does not lead His children to DEAD ENDS!
You are alive and will be forever!"
"Why wait till tomorrow, when God has given
"You have the right to be wrong. And God has
the right to correct you."
"If you can't see God's love... your eyes are
"Tomorrow is never now!"
"The past won't last."
"There are two images I have of myself... one
is in my mind, and the other is in my mirror!"
"God's kind of love gives and forgives."
"Spending time is easy... making time is
"What you think is important... especially
when words follow."
"Put thought behind every word you say. Then
you are more likely to be THOUGHT-FULL."
"Time is omnipresent. We are not."
"What can you do that time can't? STOP."
"How can you pass time? You can't. If you
could you would be in the future!"
"Every EXIT is an ENTRANCE and every
ENTRANCE is an EXIT!
"Speaking the truth works best when you
"Speak the truth with integrity, not as a
weapon for revenge!"
"Weather men are not prophets. Their
forecasts are often wrong!"
"The right words are wrong, if not from
"The fact is_ God's earthly children are
in His presence now."
"Critiquing is often used as a means to
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