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Richard J. Foster Quotes: We have real difficulty here because everyone thinks of changing the world, but where, oh where, are those who think of changing themselves? People may genuinely want to be good, but seldom are they prepared to do what it takes to produce the inward life of goodness that can form the soul. Personal formation into the likeness of Christ is arduous and lifelong.
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Richard J. Foster Quote: The Prayer of Examine produces within us the priceless grace of self-knowledge. I wish I could adequately explain to you how great a grace this truly is. Unfortunately, contemporary men and women simply do not value self-knowledge in the same way that all preceding generations have. For us technocratic knowledge reigns supreme. Even when we pursue self-knowledge, we all too often reduce it to a hedonistic search for personal peace and prosperity. How poor we are! Even the pagan philosophers were wiser than this generation. They knew that an unexamined life was not worth living.
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Quotes about Richard J. Foster: In intellectual honesty, we should be willing to study and explore the spiritual life with all the rigor and determination we would give to any field of research.
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Quote about Richard J. Foster: It is in the everyday and the commonplace that we learn patience, acceptance, and contentment.
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Richard J. Foster Sayings: Prayer involves transformed passions. In prayer, real prayer, we begin to think God's thoughts after Him: to desire the things He desires, to love the things He loves, to will the things He wills.
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Richard J. Foster Saying: Without the cross the Discipline of Confession would be merely therapeutic. But it is so much more. It involves an objective [a better word would have been
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Sayings about Richard J. Foster: Owning things is an obsession in our culture. If we own it, we feel we can control it; and if we control it, we feel it will give us more pleasure. The idea is an illusion.
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Saying about Richard J. Foster: Overconsumption is a
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Richard J. Foster Quotes: May God give you - and me- the courage, the wisdom, the strength always to hold the kingdom of God as the number one priority of our lives. To do so is to live in simplicity.
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Richard J. Foster Quote: Each activity of daily life in which we stretch ourselves on behalf of others is a prayer in action.
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Quotes about Richard J. Foster: When the poor farmer of India is unable to buy a gallon of gasoline to run his simple water pump because the world's demand has priced him out of the market, who is to blame?
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Quote about Richard J. Foster: Real prayer comes not from gritting our teeth but from falling in love.
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