Longing To Forgive

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Love, not anger,
brought Jesus
to the cross.
Golgotha came
as a result of God’s
great desire to forgive,
not his reluctance.

— Richard Foster

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Saved And Living By Grace

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What I have come to see is that God is big enough to receive us with all our mixture. We do not have to be bright, or pure, or filled with faith, or anything. That is what grace means, and not only are we saved by grace, we live by it as well.

–Richard Foster

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In the Father’s House

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He invites us into the living room of his heart, where we can put on old slippers and share freely. He invites us into the kitchen of his friendship, where chatter and batter mix in good fun. He invites us into the dining room of his strength, where we can feast to our heart’s delight. He invites us into the study of his wisdom, where we can learn and grow and stretch . . . and ask all the questions we want. He invites us into the workshop of his creativity, where we can be co-laborers with him, working together to determine the outcomes of events. He invites us into the bedroom of his rest, where new peace is found…

–Richard Foster,
Prayer: Finding the Heart’s True Home

At the heart of God

At the very heart of God
is the passionate disposition
to be in loving fellowship
with you.

–Richard Foster

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Real prayer

Real prayer comes
not from gritting our teeth,
but from falling in love.

-Richard Foster

Interaction with God


God will not come into certain corners of our lives until we open those corners to him. Certainly, God knows our hearts better than we know our hearts. But he will not work in those areas unless we say, “Come.” That’s part of the active relationship of God giving us perfect freedom to invite him to come. It isn’t just amounts of knowledge we’re talking about. It is the life relationship, the interaction with God, that changes us.

–Richard Foster

Redefining greatness

Whenever there is trouble over who is the greatest, there is trouble over who is the least. That is the crux of the matter for us, isn’t it? Most of us know we will never be the greatest; just don’t let us be the least. Gathered at the Passover feast, the disciples were keenly aware that someone needed to wash the others’ feet. The problem was that the only people who washed feet were the least. So there they sat, feet caked with dirt. It was such a sore point that they were not even going to talk about it. No one wanted to be considered the least. Then Jesus took a towel and a basin and redefined greatness.

–Richard Foster

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