James MacDonald quotes

  • Trust means you anchor your heart in the reality of God's awareness of your situation.
    -- James MacDonald

    #Heart #Mean #Reality

  • I don't have everything I want but I have everything I need. That's contentment.
    -- James MacDonald

    #Contentment #Needs #Want

  • The biggest obstacle to making Christ magnificent is the refusal to make yourself small.
    -- James MacDonald

    #Obstacles #Christ #Refusal

  • God looked through eternity past and He saw you and He chose to reach out and redeem you by His own grace. It's hard to imagine that kind of love.
    -- James MacDonald

    #Past #Grace #Saws

  • Too many times we're looking for ways to get around deep waters and dangerous fires, rather than through them. Has this ever been your experience?
    -- James MacDonald

    #Fire #Water #Way

  • You'll face overwhelming odds; you'll be incredibly outnumbered. Fear would be your natural inclination. But keep in mind, God is with you.
    -- James MacDonald

    #Odds #Mind #Would Be

  • Let God Himself be the main attraction at church again, and let us be tireless in our insistence that church is for God, about God, through God, and to the glory of His great Son.
    -- James MacDonald

    #Letting Go #Son #Church

  • Don't lean on your own understanding. If your trust in God is limited by your understanding of His ways, you will always have a limited trust.
    -- James MacDonald

    #Understanding #Way #Trust In God

  • Gratitude is the attitude that sets the altitude for living.
    -- James MacDonald

    #Gratitude #Attitude

  • Humility is losing yourself in the doing of serving.
    -- James MacDonald

    #Humility #Losing #Losing Yourself

  • While you can't keep fear from visiting, you can slam the door in its face. With God's promise in your hand, that's exactly what you are able to do.
    -- James MacDonald

    #Doors #Hands #Promise

  • When we get bumped - we spill what we are full of - Be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
    -- James MacDonald

    #Jesus #Strong #Grace

  • You will never experience the fullness of joy you were created to know until Jesus Christ has first place in every area.
    -- James MacDonald

    #Jesus #Joy #Firsts

  • I've learned to be careful of becoming a critic. Criticism really sours your heart.
    -- James MacDonald

    #Heart #Criticism #Becoming

  • The core of humanity's sin problem is not a horizontal behavior to be corrected but a Vertical relationship to be restored.
    -- James MacDonald

    #Humanity #Problem #Sin

  • Jesus washing the disciples feet is the most supreme act of humility in all of God’s word.
    -- James MacDonald

    #Jesus #Humility #Feet

  • All I can say is Bishop Jakes would not currently accept the designation of Prosperity Preacher or Word of Faith Preacher as an accurate description of what he believes currently. Now his ministry will have to bear that out. I'm not here to defend him or stick up for his various errors. And I don't want to minimize error that is significant. All I'm saying is that he, as of two weeks ago, would not accept those terms, in private conversation, as accurate descriptors of what he believes.
    -- James MacDonald

    #Believe #Errors #Two

  • Fear is the contradiction of faith. Faith says, Whatever it is, it'll be okay because of God.
    -- James MacDonald

    #Contradiction #Okay

  • This fight is not going to be over in 10 minutes or 10 weeks; there's no quick solution. If you think it's taking too long, remember, God is with you.
    -- James MacDonald

    #Fighting #Thinking #Long

  • When God promises, He's not saying, I'll try. He means, I can and I will.
    -- James MacDonald

    #Mean #Promise #Trying

  • Our prayer must be, "Father, I'm waiting for You because I know You are good in what You do and in when you do it.
    -- James MacDonald

    #Prayer #Father #Waiting

  • I will not fail: God is always victorious.
    -- James MacDonald

    #Failing

  • When you come to the place where you can't do anything else, you must stand still and believe... When you can't do anything, let God do it all.
    -- James MacDonald

    #Letting Go #Believe #Stills

  • Don't miss God's fingerprints all over the events, lining up people and circumstances in perfect timing to preserve His people and advance His agenda.
    -- James MacDonald

    #People #Perfect #Missing

  • [God's] purposes are always accomplished. His enemies are always defeated. His faithful followers are always rewarded. His Son's throne will be established forever.
    -- James MacDonald

    #Son #Forever #Faithful

  • You might not think it now, but if you're one of God's children, you're going to figure it out by the end of your life God is good.
    -- James MacDonald

    #Children #Thinking #Might

  • What kind of future is in God's plan? A good one to which you can look forward. That's why you can hope.
    -- James MacDonald

    #Looks #Kind

  • You can't teach a person to love something. But you can get him to feel the heat of your love for something.
    -- James MacDonald

    #Heat #Teach #Feels

  • Beware of begging God for things you don't have to have.
    -- James MacDonald

    #Begging

  • Let God Himself be the main attraction at church again...
    -- James MacDonald

    #Letting Go #Church #Attraction

  • If you're wrong in the way you're right, you're wrong even if you're right.
    -- James MacDonald

    #Way

  • Faith sees the opportunity; doubt sees the obstacles. What you see is what you get!
    -- James MacDonald

    #Opportunity #Doubt #Obstacles

  • At this moment, God is watching your life and at some point in this trial, He will say enough. You don't need to falter.
    -- James MacDonald

    #Needs #Trials #Moments

  • Praying is what confirms our true belief that we cannot succeed without God, and its absence confirms the exact opposite.
    -- James MacDonald

    #Opposites #Succeed #Belief

  • In a society where rationality has ruled so long, the church frequently fails to see that in forsaking the weekly pursuit of the transcendent, we have given up the only ground that was uniquely ours in this world. In attempting to make the church something that can attract and add value to secular mind-sets, we have turned our backs on our one true proposition - transcendence.
    -- James MacDonald

    #Long #Mind #Church

  • Church was never intended to be a place where we serve God to the exclusion of meeting with Him.
    -- James MacDonald

    #Church #Exclusion #Serving God

  • God brings tests into your life because your faith in Him--your belief that He is in control and that He is good--can be proved only in times when life is hard.
    -- James MacDonald

    #Life Is Hard #Tests #Belief

  • These criminals represent us. One of them recognized Jesus for who he was and received him; Jesus promised that when he died he would be in heaven with him. The other man rejected Jesus and closed his heart. Unlike the first criminal, when he died he didn't go to heaven. He went to hell. In that sense, these two men on either side of Jesus are just like every person. We either embrace Christ as our Savior and spend eternity with him, or we reject him and say, 'I don't believe it. I'll have nothing to do with.' And these people spend eternity separated from him.
    -- James MacDonald

    #Friday #Jesus #Believe

  • I have been studying now for about 2 years, on a rather intensive basis, the UFO problem. I have interviewed several hundred witnesses in selected cases, and I am astonished at what I have found.
    -- James MacDonald

    #Years #Study #Problem

  • By your grace, I will not despair. I believe that I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
    -- James MacDonald

    #Believe #Land #Grace

  • While we wait, God builds our faith in His promises.
    -- James MacDonald

    #Waiting #Promise

  • I want to be a part of the grand plan. Being on board with God's objectives means I understand that this is not about me.
    -- James MacDonald

    #Mean #Boards #Want

  • If He wasn't going to use that hard thing for your good, it wouldn't have happened. He had to sign off on every single thing that touches your life.
    -- James MacDonald

    #Use #Signing Off #Hard Things

  • It doesn't matter what has happened, better things are coming. God's plan produces hope in me.
    -- James MacDonald

    #Matter #Produce

  • We all know the disappointments that come when we base anticipation on what we and other humans can deliver. God will never have a problem delivering!
    -- James MacDonald

    #Disappointment #Anticipation #Problem

  • The Christian way is a life of faith. In order to hold on to the promises of God, you've got to believe them and live by them.
    -- James MacDonald

    #Christian #Believe #Order

  • Doubt is a lack of confidence or assurance that God will keep his promises. Faith is an active confidence that God's promises are always true.
    -- James MacDonald

    #Doubt #Promise #Gods Will

  • When you say, I don't know exactly what God is doing, but I know he's in control that's evidence you're trusting Him.
    -- James MacDonald

    #Evidence

  • Take a deep breath and take this to heart; God has nothing to do with broken promises. When He says, I promise, mark it down it's going to happen.
    -- James MacDonald

    #Heart #Broken #Promise

  • It's not unlikely that God would lie that would be a matter of probability. It is impossible for God to lie.
    -- James MacDonald

    #Lying #Would Be #Matter

  • Only when we have done all we knew to do can we wait by faith for God to do what only He can do.
    -- James MacDonald

    #Waiting #Done