Crumbs for Picking the Good Fight

Choose your battles

Choose your battles wisely. After all, life isn’t measured by how many times you stood up to fight. It’s not winning battles that makes you happy, but it’s how many times you turned away and chose to look into a better direction. Life is too short to spend it on warring. Fight only the most, most, most important ones, let the rest go.” C. JoyBell C.

Know your enemy

We as Christians are called to battle. The problem is, we don’t fight about the right things and we do fight about the wrong things. We aren’t getting in the battle that we should and so we fight over petty, insignificant things. Why? Because we are bored. We are soldiers created for fighting against the enemy, Satan, but instead we fight against each other.” Lisa Bedrick, On Christian Spiritual Warfare

Choose your words wisely

A wise woman knows when to stay silent. However, a wiser woman of faith knows that sometimes words can win the battle, when all odds stand against her.” Shannon L. Alder

join the cause

I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle—victorious.” Vince Lombardi

rough road ahead

Life is not a straight line leading from one blessing to the next and then finally to heaven. Life is a winding and troubled road. Switchback after switchback. And the point of biblical stories like Joseph and Job and Esther and Ruth is to help us feel in our bones (not just know in our heads) that God is for us in all these strange turns. God is not just showing up after the trouble and cleaning it up. He is plotting the course and managing the troubles with far-reaching purposes for our good and for the glory of Jesus Christ.” John Piper, A Sweet and Bitter Providence: Sex, Race, and the Sovereignty of God

hands reaching to God

Faith acts as our hand to receive from God specifically what we need. That’s why what we do with our faith will make the difference between success or failure as we encounter these tests and trials . . . Faith is simply believing right now that God has done and is doing everything He promised to do! Faith is acting as though God’s word to us is right now. Because it is, regardless of how we feel.” Pastor Mitch Horton

real faith

Faith means being sure of the things we hope for, and faith means knowing that something is real even if we do not see it.” Hebrews 11:1, The New Centruy Version

Fight the good fight of faith, and God will give you spiritual mercies.” George Whitefield

Choose faith

2 Responses to “Crumbs for Picking the Good Fight”
  1. Elaine & Eliot Smith says:

    I just love this blog! Thank you. love, elaine

    • Thanks, dear friend for your encouragement. I often question whether to continue with the Crumbs on the blog. But then, someone like you lets me know you’re enjoying it. And I realize the wisdom of others blesses you just as much as it does me.

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