Article Title: Sharing A Few New Spiritual “Torts” on FAITH (from My Notes) - Part One

Shared by: Craig Lock

Category (key words): Spiritual Thoughts, Spiritual Growth, Inspirational Quotes, Inspiration, Faith, Words of Empowerment and Inspiration

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These are some notes (in point form) on "airey-fairey spiritual matters" and on faith, many from from authors unknown, that I've collected* and jotted down over the years in my little "Spiritual" note books. I have also included a few miscellaneous (big word that) thoughts on other matters, like writing and South Africa (still "the beloved country" - at least to me!). Hope these words may be as encouraging, uplifting, empowering...and perhaps even "inspiring" to you as they are to me. So am sharing. Enjoy

* instead of stamps or bottle-tops

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Unity in diversity

Unity in truth

Find unity in a common search for truth.

"All rivers eventually reach the ocean."

"Faith is the trigger that releases divine power"

"Faith is the light that guides you through the darkness."

-Emmett Fox

My journey has enlarged Job's concept of God

Tackle some new exciting possibilities...TODAY!

The most valuable gift is invention.

Your imagination is your greatest wealth (treasure)

God's Providence is my inheritance

"My life is my message."

- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

"Those who say that religion has nothing to do with politics, don't know what religion is."

- Gandhi (again)

Fill me with knowledge of YOUR will.

Show (reveal to) me YOUR Honor and Glory

Make God, the Creator of the Universe as BIG as you can possibly conceive.

"Edwin Markham + circle quote"

We need a monitored long term truce

South Africans extraordinary sense of humour

* generosity

* kindness

* humour


* freedom

The first key to writing is simply to write.

1st draft: write from the heart

2nd draft: write from the head

Hope is irresistable

God, the Mystery of Life

Use my past to change other people's futures.

"From mess to message."

My life is now built on something completely different and not on what I feel.

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The hand of God is on the ground helping people

God's strategy is people - working in and through US.

Working with God:

* God's plans

* God's agenda

* His energy

Helen Keller said: "Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it."

Books are the fruits of our experiences. SHOW rather than tell.

God has already given us all that we need to succeed.

Don't talk to God how big your problems are. Tell your problems how big God is. Brings honour and glory to Him (through divine power)

Joel Osteen:

You WILL overcome obstacles. God knows how to get you to your final destination

From success to significance

"Bend the arc of history toward you"???

Show me Your Glory

Every choice has a consequence

With faith and the political will there IS a solution to every problem. Each ONE of us can play some part in encouraging that process.


Reveal knowledge of Your will

I WILL write stories (true) of hope, forgiveness, faith and renewal.


"Aim at heaven and you'll have earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you'll hit neither."

- CS Lewis

Don't limit God. Make GOD as BIG as you can.

Nothing is impossible with God.


"With forgiveness comes atonement"

A voice of hope, faith, forgiveness and renewal.

Forgiveness is not an occasional act. It is a decision, a commitment, a state of mind.

Book 'No Enemy to Conquer' by Michael Henderson

Give us forgiveness for the past, strength for today and hope for the future

the bright morning star (Rev 22:16)

He's not the brightest spark on the chandelier!

"I was (stuck) in the wilderness of life."

Hope is the anchor of the soul.

"The time of the singing of the birds has come,"

Religion is reaching out to God; whereas Christianity is God reaching out to us."

God's greatest gift to us is allowing us to find our own truths.

Develop the conquering spirit of a champion.

God responds to desperation.

"I don't believe in God.

I know God."

- David Rosen, Jungian psycho-analyst

Insight doesn't come from the natural mind.

"Faith is the light that guides you through the darkness."

- Emmet Fox

May you all see God's brilliant light on the path (road) up ahead

Together, you and I, let's march together into a bright new future (tomorrow)

Shared by craig ("Information and Inspiration Distributor, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder")

"Together, one mind, one soul at a time, let's see how many people we can impact, empower, encourage and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials. Change YOUR world and you help change THE world...for the better"


May you all see God's light on the path (road) up ahead


Author's Bio: 

About the submitter:

In his life mission Craig hopes to help, encourage, motivate, uplift and perhaps even inspire people to be their best through realising their full potentials. His dream is seeing people finding, striving for the "seemingly impossible" and one day perhaps even realising their personal goals and dreams having great FUN along the journey. Craig has a 'passion' for writing books that tell stories about people doing positive things in this often so hard, sometimes unkind world, occasionally so cruel, yet always amazing world He loves 'telling tales', sharing true stories that leave the reader feeling uplifted, empowered and perhaps hopefully even inspired.

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