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We simply cannot consider the earth apart from Christs footsteps imprinted upon it.
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And so the test of whether or not we have really gotten the point of the Bible would then be the quality of love that we show.

— Richard J. Foster

Out of the believer's heart shall flow rivers of living water (John 7:38). The astonishing new reality in this mighty flow of the Spirit is how sovereignly God is bringing together streams of life that have been isolated from one another for a very long time.

— Richard J. Foster

The moment we feel we can succeed and attain victory over sin by the strength of our will alone is the moment we are worshiping the will.

— Richard J. Foster

We simply cannot consider the earth apart from Christ's footsteps imprinted upon it.

— Richard J. Foster

We knew not whether we were in heaven or on earth, for surely there is no such splendour or beauty anywhere upon earth. We cannot describe it to you: only this we know, that God dwells there among men, and that their service surpasses the worship of all other places. For we cannot forget that beauty.

— Richard J. Foster

Jesus teaches that we must go beyond the righteousness of the scribes and the Pharisees (Matt. 5:20). Yet we need to see that their righteousness was no small thing. They were committed to following God in a way that many of us are not prepared to do. One factor, however, was always central to their righteousness: externalism. Their righteousness consisted in control over externals, often including the manipulation of others. The extent to which we have gone beyond the righteousness of the scribes and the Pharisees is seen in how much our lives demonstrate the internal work of God upon the heart. To be sure, this will have external results, but the work will be internal. It is easy in our zeal for the Spiritual Discplines to turn them into the external righteousness of the scribes and the Pharisees.

— Richard J. Foster

Prayer is a little like that. With simplicity of heart we allow ourselves to be gathered up into the arms of the Father and let him sing his love song over us.

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An intelligent, humble, careful, intensive, straight forward reading of the Bible will direct us into Life in the Kingdom of God.

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The Bible is not a tool for sharpening our religious competence, but a living and active sword for cleaving our double-minded thoughts and motives, exposing and transforming the contents of our hearts.

— Richard J. Foster

The truly Christian imagination never lets Jesus Christ out of her sight.

— Richard J. Foster

Let's discipline ourselves so that our words are few and full.

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Simplicity is freedom.

— 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.

— Richard J. Foster

He is inviting you - and me - to come home, to come home to where we belong, to come home to that for which we were created. His arms are stretched out wide to receive us. His heart is enlarged to take us in.

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Prayer is - loving conversation with the One who has invited us into His embrace.

— Richard J. Foster

Four times a year withdraw for three to four hours for the purpose of reorienting your life goals

— Richard J. Foster

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