“Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed in the one who takes refuge in Him.”  Psalm 34:8

You may be wondering what a tidbit is other than a tasty morsel of food like chocolate.  Yes, I love dark chocolate the most.

In this section I am offering up small bites of well-seasoned truth. Some will be straight from the heart of God during my time with Him and others will be quotes from many who also heard His heart in their day.

I always get a big blessing when I come across a tidbit from someone who journeyed through the Kingdom more than a century or two ago.

That’s why I think some of these entries are well-seasoned truths that came from the heart of God to those who had ears to hear way before my time and how His written Word spoke in their day.

Newest entries will appear at the beginning each time they are added.  I trust you will be inspired by these well-seasoned truths each time you visit.

~~~~From my Heart    heart to yours~~~~Andrea

 

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Added November 16, 2018

“We can all see God in exceptional things, but it requires the culture of spiritual discipline to see God in every detail. Never allow that the haphazard is anything less than God’s appointed order and be ready to discover the Divine designs anywhere. Beware of making a fetish of consistency to your convictions instead of being devoted to God.” Oswald Chambers

 

“We forget that God is  specialist; He is well able to work our failures into His plans.”  Erwin Lutzer

 

“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience.  We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”  Pierre Teilhard Cardin

 

“Our hidden and personal worship is what gives us His strength in times of crisis.” Oswald Chambers

 

“There are no crown-wearers in heaven who were not cross-bearers below.” Charles Spurgeon

 

“Obedience is not our means to righteousness; it is the clearest expression of our devotion to Jesus.” Chris Tiegreen

 

“Because you are cose to me and always available, my confidence will never be shaken, I experience your wrap-around presence every moment.”  Psalm 16:8 Passion Bible.

 

Added July 13, 2018

“You can’t change your life, but if you change your thoughts, God will change your life.”  Chris Valloten

 

“When you fear God, you fear nothing else. . . if you do not fear God, you fear everything else.”  Oswald Chambers”

 

“The heart of man is like a musical instrument and may be played upon by the Holy Spirit, by an evil spirit, or by the spirit of man himself.” A.W. Tozer Man the Dwelling Place of God

 

“God’s reality is higher than human expectations.  Always raise your expectations to reflect His reality.”  Chris Tiegreen

 

“Suffering either gives me myself or it destroys my self.” Oswald Chambers

 

“All unbelief is the belief of a lie.”  Horatio Bonar

 

Added May 21, 2008

"Wisdom pours into you when you begin to hate every form of evil in your life, for that's what worship and fearing God is all about." Proverbs 8:11-13 Passion Bible

"Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God." Corrie Ten Boom

 

"Readiness for God means that we are ready to do the tinest little thing or the great big thing; it makes no difference."  Oswald Chambers

 

"The more wisdom that enters our heart, the more we will be able to trust our hearts in difficult situations.  Wisdom is not camming our heads with principles.  It is developing a discerning heart."  John Eldredge, Waking The Dead

 

"We are products of a coming Kingdom, not a conditioning past."  Chris Tiegreen

 

"When the Lord asks me a question, it is always to reveal me to myself.  It will reveal my heart--the center of who I am.  Oswald Chambers

 

"The use of the Bible term "heart" is best understood by simply saying "me". Oswald Chambers

 

"To remain present with God, you must remain present to your heart.  We must hear His voice by listening with our heart."  John Eldredge, Waking The Dean 

 

Added March 10, 2018

"If there is anything in your life more demanding than your longing after God, then you will never be a Spirit-filled Christian."  A. W. Tozer

"God never compromises His Righteousness, but He is always willing to redeem and satisfy our lack of it."  Chris Tiegreen, Heaven On Earth Journal

 

 Added 04-21-17

 

“I am determined that I am going to love everybody, even if it kills me! I have set my heart on it.  I am going to do it.” A,W. Tozer

 

“You will never need more than God can supply.” J.I. Packer

 

“Time is given us to use in view of eternity.” Anonymous

 

“If we do not show love to one another, the world has a right to question whether Christianity is true.” Francis Schaffer

 

“Oh, the fullness, pleasure, sheer excitement of knowing God on Earth!”

Jim Elliot

 

“He who has Christ’s Spirit will find in His teaching a hidden manna.”

Thomas à Kempis

 

“Anxiety is the natural result when our hopes are centered in anything shor of God and His will for us.” Billy Graham

 

“The golden age only comes to men when they have forgotten gold.”

G.K. Chesterton

(New added 02-23-17)

 

“The Christian faith can be known in all its depth, glory, and fullness without scholarship, intellectualism, higher education, or being highly gifted.”  Gene Edwards, The Highest Life”

 

"The New Thing” is the awakening to what has always been. ~~~Andrea~~~

 

“A renewed mind conqueres the space previously occupied by worthless pursuits and habits.”  The Mirror Bible

 

“When Jesus returns, He comes back to greet His victorious Bride, not His defeated servants.  Live from a sense of victory today.  We are overcomers.  Evil is undone by the power of Jesus in the people who are filled with His Spirit.”  Chris Teegreen, Heaven On Earth

 

(New added 12-01-16)

 

 "Ten million buds are forming. . . all next summer is at work in the world, but is unseen by us and so the Kingdom comes." Henry Ward Beecher

 

"Nothing that is attempted in opposition to God can ever be successful." 

John Calvin

 

"It is not that men speak about God, or for God; God speaks for Himself, and talks to us in person." J.I. Packer

 

"Everything that happens to you is under His Hand. . .and somehow useful in yours." Chris Tiegreen

 

"Lighthouses do not ring bells and fire cannons to call attention to their shining. They just shine."  D.L. Moody

 

"Holiness is not the laborious acquisition of virtue from without, but the expression of the Christ-life from within." William Ward (1885-1977) English Anglican Bishop

 

"Our duty as Christians is always to keep heaven in our eye and earth under our feet." Matthew Henry

"Envy in another man's calling can work havoc in our own." Watchman Nee

 

(New added 10-07-16)

A life centered in Christ is one of balance, peace, rest, and love, not a life full of anxiety, worry, or fear. ~~~Andrea~~~

 

“There are no disappointments to those whose wills are buried in the will of God.” Frederick William Faber (1814-1863)—English Hymn Writer and priest.

 

“The voice of God is a friendly voice.  No one need fear to listen to it unless he has already made up his mind to resist it.” A.W. Tozer

 

Belief is a truth held in the mind.  Faith is a fire in heart. ~~~Andrea~~~

 

“Confidence in the natural world is self-reliance; in the spiritual world it is God-reliance.”  Oswald Chambers

 

 

“A man with an experience is never at the mercy of a man with an argument.” Leonard Ravenhill

 

Speaking Truth diffuses religious spirits. ~~~Andrea~~~

 

 

(New Added 07-16-16)  

 God’s cycle of blessing. . . God gives, we receive, we give, and others receive.  As others receive, we all give glory to God.  Then God gives even more. ~~~Andrea~~~

 

“I thank you Lord, that you have so set eternity within my heart that no earthy thing can ever satisfy me wholly.” John Baillie (1886-1960) – Scottish theologian in the Church of Scotland.

 

It is not in the volume of words we speak that ministers to others, but in the quality of live giving truth in the words. ~~~Andrea~~~

 

The Spirit in us transforms our nature rather than disciplining our behavior.

~~~Andrea~~~

 

“No, O people, the Lord has already told you what is good, and this is what He requires: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.” The Prophet Micah in Micah 6:8

“A contented heart is an even sea in the midst of all storms.”  Anonymous

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Nature’s beauty always has a way of calming the mind and putting everything into perspective.  ~~~Andrea~~~

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 “Heaven is not a space overhead to which we lift our eyes; it is the background of our existence, the all-encompassing Lordship of God within which we stand.”  Helmut Thielicke (1908-1986) – German theologian and professor.

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 “Many a man becomes empty-handed because he does not know the fine art of distribution.”  Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892) – British Particular Baptist preacher and was known as the “Prince of Preachers.

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 "The Kingdom of God is not just a lot of talk; it is living by God’s power.”

 1 Corinthians 4:20 NLT – The Apostle Paul

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 “Trust leads to increasing faith, increased faith leads to great expectancy, great expectancy anchors our belief in the fulfillment of the promises of God.” ~~~Andrea~~~

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 “Nothing sets a person so much out of the reach of the devil’s reach as humility.”  Jonathan Edwards ( 1703-1758) – Revivalist, preacher, and Congregationalist Protestant theologian. Born in East Windsor, Connecticut Colony

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 “A man’s spiritual health is exactly proportional to his love for God.”

 C.S. Lewis (1898-1963) –British novelist, poet lay theologian, and lecturer.

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“Give and it will be given unto you.  A good measure pressed down and shaken together running over will be poured into your lap.  For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”  Jesus – Luke 6:38 NIV

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 Jesus was worthy before the cross and He was wonderful before the cross. He was altogether lovely before the cross.  There was nothing He had to do to become King because He was King before the cross.  He is the mighty God and Lord of Lords.  We honor Him not for what He has done, but for who He is. ~~~Andrea~~~

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 “It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.”

Mother Teressa (1910-1997) – Albanian Roman Catholic nun and missionary. She was dedicated to helping the poor.

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 We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill (1874-1965) English born and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940-1945 and again in 1951-1955.

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Circumstances of life are not the most important thing; our reaction to them is what will be remembered. ~~~Andrea~~~

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 “Every action in our lives touches on some cord that will vibrate in eternity.”

Edwin H. Chapin (1814-1880) – Poet and American preach and editor of the Christian Leader.

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 Faith and religion don’t mix well together.  When mixed, faith and religion are like water and oil.  You can shake them up together, bit in time they will separate into two separate parts that are totally incompatible. ~~~Andrea~~~

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 “Just living is not enough.  One must have sunshine, freedom, and little flowers. Hans Christian Anderson (1805-1875) Danish author and best remembered for his fairy tales.

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 “Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heal that has crushed it.” Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twaine (1835-1910) – American Writer