825) Quotes by Nick Vujicic

To learn about Nick Vujicic see yesterday’s blog, Emailmeditation #824

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“I never met a bitter person who was thankful; or a thankful person who was bitter.”

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“If I fail, I try again, and again, and again.  If you fail, are you going to try again?  The human spirit can handle much more than we realize.  It matters how you are going to finish.  Are you going to finish strong?”

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“When a lot of BS comes your way, just BS- Be Still… at least for a little while.  Be Strong, Be Sober-minded, and Be Satisfied with what you have.”

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“The greater the struggle, the more glorious the triumph.”

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“Just because I don’t understand God’s plans does not mean that he is not with me…  I encourage you to believe that you may not be able to see a path right now, but that doesn’t mean it’s not there.”

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“I don’t believe I’m disabled.  Yes, I have no arms and no legs, but big deal.  It doesn’t matter how I look.  It’s who I am and what I do.”

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“If you can’t get a miracle, become one.”

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“Some injuries heal more quickly if you keep moving.”

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“Don’t put your life on hold so that you can dwell on the unfairness of past hurts.”

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I had a wave of faith and peace wash over me after reading John 9, where when speaking of the blind man, Jesus said, “So that the work of God might be displayed in his life.”

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“My hope is that when people who are in pain see that I have a joyful life, they will think, ‘If Nick, without arms and legs, is thankful, then I will be thankful for today, and I will do my best.'”

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“The greatest news I  could ever say it that Jesus is Lord and Savior of my life.  He is my friend.  He is with me wherever I go.  I’m so delighted to continue to grow in my relationship with Jesus.”

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“People often ask how I manage to be happy despite having no arms and no legs.  The quick answer is that I have a choice.  I can be angry about not having limbs, or I can be thankful that I have a purpose.  I choose gratitude.”

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“The pinnacle of fulfillment for my spirit and soul will be to hear from the Lord Jesus, when I see him face to face, ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant.'”

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Nick and his son.

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John 9:1-3  —  As Jesus went along, he saw a man blind from birth.  His disciples asked him, “Rabbi,who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”  Jesus replied, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.”

I Thessalonians 5:16-18  —  Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Matthew 25:23a  —  (Jesus said), “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant!”

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Take My Life and Let it Be, 1874,Frances R. Havergal, (1836-1879)

Take my life and let it be
consecrated, Lord, to thee.
Take my moments and my days;
let them flow in endless praise.

Take my hands and let them move
at the impulse of thy love.
Take my feet and let them be
swift and beautiful for thee.

Take my voice and let me sing
always, only, for my King.
Take my lips and let them be
filled with messages from thee.

Take my silver and my gold;
not a mite would I withhold.
Take my intellect and use
every power as thou shalt choose.

Take my will and make it thine;
it shall be no longer mine.
Take my heart it is thine own;
it shall be thy royal throne.

Take my love; my Lord, I pour
at thy feet its treasure store.
Take myself, and I will be
ever, only, all for thee.

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Chris Tomlin’s rendition of Take My Life:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agROj9nTQP4