“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 to yours~~~~Andrea
Added March 10, 2018
It has been almost a year since I posted any new tidbits. I have been collecting them in my journal. Life sometimes gets busy and some things fall to the side of importance. I guess this is an excuse, but here are a few I have collected over the last several months. They spoke to me when I wrote them in my journal and now upon reading them, they speak again.
"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
“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!”
“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.”
(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."
"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.
“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
Nature’s beauty always has a way of calming the mind and putting everything into perspective. ~~~Andrea~~~
“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.
“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.
"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
“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~~~
“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
“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.
“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
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~~~
“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.
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.
Circumstances of life are not the most important thing; our reaction to them is what will be remembered. ~~~Andrea~~~
“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.
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~~~
“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.
“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