52 Weeks, 52 Quotes: An Inside Look at Year 2015

The Breakthroughs of the Past are the Foundations of the Future

I tend to write notes, scriptures, quotes and whispers that the Lord are highlighting to me throughout the days, weeks and months. What you are about to read are those moments. They are but glimpses of my journey with the Lord. The words of many mentors, the Lord, and the scriptures have been nourishment to my soul. They have encouraged and sustained me. They have made me consistent. They have molded me. They have become my anchor. This list is nothing but a tip of the ice burg of things the Lord had done. You could say, they are some of the bricks to the foundation that the Lord has built within me. It’s amazing to see the theme change from the beginning of the year to the end and somehow the Lord weaved it all together. Process is one of the things I have learned to appreciate this year because it means I get to do life with Him and with those around me.

I hope this blesses you as it did to me. If you have any questions feel free to private message me.

52 Weeks, 52 Quotes

December

“I may not be able to change the world I see around me, but I can change the way I see the world within me.” – John C. Maxwell

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company… a church… a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you…we are in charge of our attitudes.” – Charles Swindoll

“What you cultivate creates an internal ecosystem.” – Kris Vallotton

“Comparison is the failure to honor our own personhood.” – Christian Cerdan (Yes, I quoted myself)

“Everything you hear and receive into your life gets filtered by love or fear. Everything that flows from us is affected by love or fear. Our reactions, response to all the issues around us either take place our love or fear. They are the two defining elements in a person’s life.” – Bill Johnson

November

“A piece of God looks like me.” – Larry Randolph

“Your current belief system is what creates future realities.” – Steve Backlund

“The biggest problem of communication is the illusion that communication has taken place. Without understanding, communication has not taken place.” – Steve and Lorraine Box

“He waits to be wanted.” – A.W. Towzer

October

“The power to grow is in the seed. Part of taking ownership is putting your vision to the ground because if it’s really from the Lord, it will grow. The fruit never looks like the seed.” – Kris Vallotton

“There’s a difference between getting people to act like Jesus and believe like Jesus. The former makes you an actor. The latter transforms you.” – Wendy Backlund

“The greatest change in my life is when I stopped being the best in the world and started being best for the world.” – Ben Armstrong

“The outcome is not the goal; it’s who I become in the process. The goal is to be able to delight in Him at every turn in the road.” – Bill Johnson

“It’s better to be discovered than to be seen.” – Bob Hazlett

September

“Freedom is an escape from bondage but liberty is the choice to live well. Freedom without liberty will return you to bondage.” – Stephen De Silva

“Excellence is one of the creative expressions of wisdom” – Christian Cerdan

“Success is to know that you did what you were suppose to do and the people around you are better.” – Bill Johnson

“You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” – Psalms 16:11 

August

“If we want to grow closer to the Lord, it will cost us our identity–not just our name, not just our desires, but everything that makes us who we are. This is what holiness does to a human; it purges the temple before taking up residency. So if God is to draw close to us, whatever is not of Him must leave the vicinity, for darkness cannot stunt His fire–neither can a soul that is desperate to keep its identity. – John Paul Jackson

“A wise king is able to discern corruption and remove wickedness from his kingdom.” – Proverbs 20:26 (The Passion)

“There are no problems in heaven only possibilities. There are no obstacles only opportunities.” – Graham Cooke

“The level of holiness we are to walk needs to be proportionate to the level of grace we are to give lest we fall into self-righteousness. Jesus came full of grace and truth. He was able to stand for truth without causing anyone to be inferior because of the grace He carried. Grace empowers truth to be lived out.” – Christian Cerdan

July

“The most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain

“Where there is nothing to be fought for, there is no reward in the end.” – Christian Cerdan

“Meekness is the fruit of humility.” – Christian Cerdan

“Choice is the greatest gift you can give to someone. Choosing you was the greatest gift I gave you.” – Holy Spirit

June

“Know the importance of the season you’re in and a wise son you will be, but what a waste when an incompetent son sleeps through his day of opportunity.” – Proverbs 10:5 (The Passion)

“Where is your treasure? In heaven, bless God! Well you will go where your treasure is. You will go where the attraction is.” – John G. Lake

“Redemption invites us to leave the raggedy clothes of old we call past and wear the ever glorious robe of new creation. What was broken has been made new. What was lost has been found. What was dead is now alive.” – Christian Cerdan

“Let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need.” – Ephesians 4:28

May

“Transformation is in knowing how much He loves you.” – Christian Cerdan

“The spirit of man must contact and know the real Spirit of God. We do not know God with our flesh, with our hands, nor with or brains. We know God with our spirit. The knowledge of God that our spirit attains may be conveyed and is conveyed to us through the medium of our mind, through the medium of our brains. The effect of God in our body comes through the medium of the spirit of man through the mind of man into the body of man.” – John G. Lake

“You will keep him in perfect peace whose MIND is stayed on You.” – Isaiah 26:3

“The more you realize your significance, the less you have the need for recognition.” – Christian Cerdan

April

“Valuing and loving yourself adds costs to your sacrifice.” – Christian Cerdan

“God is not obligated to fulfill your potential.” – Larry Randolph

“God only gives us revelation for our faith to explore. Some promises come, but sometimes they aren’t realized until after the fight.” – Bill Johnson

“The redeemed becomes more beautiful than the unbroken.” – Christian Cerdan

“Our beliefs dictate our feelings not the other way around.” – Leslie Crandall

March

“Anything that entices you to perform for your identity is temptation.” – Carl Richardson

“God doesn’t tend to reveal step three until you’ve taken step one and two in faith.” – Dick Joyce

“Desperation with a lover is a dysfunction.” – Eric Johnson

“When you live in hope, you carry the expression of heaven around you.” – Bill Johnson

“What we believe will be the determining factor of what we will experience. Everything else will prosper after we change the way we think about ourselves. Our imagination is the birthplace of what we believe.”  – Steve Backlund

February

“God is so good at turning things around sometimes we think He was the one that sent it when it was really the enemy. He is redemtively creative.” – Leslie Crandall

“The Lord doesn’t always lead you the fast way.” – Leslie Crandall

“The Cross is the revelation of my significance. When all I can see was my insignificance, He changed the way I saw.” – Christian Cerdan

“Most often than not, the Lord waits until our hearts are desperately positioned to receive before He releases.” – Christian Cerdan

“You will be far from oppression, for you will not fear.” – Isaiah 54:14

January

“When you know you are favored by Him, all worries disappear. Anxiousness leaves and fear loses its grip. The hold of the Father is so much stronger than any circumstance or situation.” – Christian Cerdan

“You have to be encouraged by what He said and not what everybody else says.” – Bill Johnson

“I am not moved by what I see and hear but by what I believe.” – Leslie Crandall

“The root of all evil is the suspicion that our Father is not good.” – Jonathan David Helser