The Sacred Sunday Words of Wisdom Journal: Featuring Aloha Friday's Hawaiian Words of Wisdom and Sacred Sunday's Scriptural Quotes for 365 days: .
Influential leadership quotes from Pastor Sunday Adelaja the founder of The Embassy of God, which is the largest church and ministry in Europe. Pastor Adelaja is also the founder of History Makers, a self-development leadership platform that has been instrumental in raising over 200 millionaires, politicians and influencers in Ukraine.
May these empowering words of wisdom inspire you on your journey.
Pastor Sunday Adelaja on attaining greatness:
When you are awaken in the spirit and you begin to see your position of honor and glory, its like your eyes just pop open – You know how to bring solution to every problem that is the problem of society. (Source: Sermon titled “When kings awaken”)
You become the first only when you do the things that nobody else is doing, only when you’re paying a crazy price and stop pitying yourself. (Sermon titled “First and not the last”)
Even reading about the Bolshevik Revolution gave me ideas and inspiration. That revolution led to much evil, but I saw how one man, V.I. Lenin, was able to change the history of a whole country. I am one man. I can change a whole country too! And so can you, by combining your education with kingdom wisdom and knowledge. (Source: “Church Shift” book)
Any form of greatness has its own price. For my elevation in life, I needed to pay a price. It didn’t matter how hard it was. It is the price for greatness that I am enjoying today. (Source: Interview with The Nation Newspaper Nigeria)
If you want to live a mediocre life, then you don’t need to suffer. Suffering is an investment, an investment into your future. For example, when I studied in secondary school in Nigeria to do my WAEC, I knew that if I didn’t suffer by not sleeping, by using candle light, studying and reading all night, by depriving myself of fellowship and friendship; by denying myself the right to go and play with my friends; I wouldn’t have been where I am today if I had not won that scholarship. (Source: Interview with The Nation Newspaper Nigeria)
Anyone that ever became great had to pay the price. If you won’t, then you will pay the price of regret, which is perpetual suffering for the rest of your life. Because you never studied, you never went to school, now you’re poor and you can’t live in a favorable condition. It is because you didn’t pay the price for greatness. People who don’t want to suffer don’t want to be great. (Source: Interview with The Nation Newspaper Nigeria)
When kings awake they begin to realize that I was created for destiny, not just to come and sit in some pews in the church for 20 years and then die. (Source: Sermon titled “When kings awaken”)
On the benefits of hard work:
I went to library and I was the only one who was just sitting there using the dictionary and I read all the books and I would not rise until I spent six hours studying everything every single day for six years, I spent six hours everyday in the library there is no miracles that’s the only way you can become the first, listen to me, what are you waiting for you cannot become the first person automatically, you will only become the first when you pay the price. (Sermon titled “First and not the last”)
The habit of postponing work that should be done today for tomorrow has made many people unsuccessful. (Source:Goodreads)
Laziness forces us to search for easy ways. (Source:Goodreads)
(Words of wisdom video below of Sunday Adelaja titled “Add to your faith knowledge”)
On gaining wisdom:
The first step towards obtaining wisdom is to acknowledge the sovereignty and authority of God and to be subject wholly to His will. (Source:Goodreads)
The deeper you go into the Word of God, the more light you will receive for your life and the wiser you will be in your actions. (Source:Goodreads)
On wealth creation:
It is not enough just to bring money to the church or pastor; if we do not produce goods and services, we are deceiving ourselves if we expect to gain or sustain wealth. (Source: Money Won’t Make You Rich)
A pastor could say that somebody would be a millionaire before the end of the year. Whereas we are in November or December and there are 500 people in that auditorium. All of them will shout amen!!! Yet Pastors don’t correct them saying that no, you would not become a millionaire before the end of the year even if you shout amen for the whole day. The only person that would become a millionaire is the person that has worked for it. The only person that would become a millionaire is the person that has at least signed a contract. When pastors don’t clarify that, everybody begins to believe that some miracles would happen. (Source: Article titled “Wrong church values”)
Do not let failure be an option. Do not be afraid of anything, including fear of failure itself. It is not failure itself but fear of failure that is the biggest obstacle on the path to success in a Christian’s life. (Source: Money Won’t Make You Rich)
On Christian impacting the society:
I propagandize that every member of the church, every Christian should take responsibility for the society in which he lives. He must bring the salvation to the society; bring God into politics, the economy, the business – in all areas of society. (Source: Russian Radio 7)
The power of faith gives us the ability to do things effectively. Which means by the power of faith we become effective people. (Source:Goodreads)
One of the key factors that usually holds us back from getting what we need in life, is that we are often too afraid, shy and intimidated to get what we need in life. If you tell somebody that you can be a millionaire, in most cases, the first response is that of discomfort, shock, bewilderment. It is this kind of attitude which indicates disbelieve that often hinders us from been able to get from life the things we need. (Source: Article titled “Get what you need”)
Originally posted 2015-09-05 22:05:31.
A Commentary on the Sunday Readings Henry Wansbrough images from the words of Jesus that he found in Mark's Gospel and builds them up. It is one of the Wisdom Books of the Bible, written towards the end of the Old Testament.
Worship is how we express our love, adoration, admiration, and wonder at God’s presence. The Christian breathes in God’s goodness and exhales worship.
For a lot of the church, worship has become synonymous with singing—but that’s just one way that worship expresses itself. True worship happens when our entire life becomes a declaration of trust in God’s incredible mercy.
Paul expressed this very idea when he said, “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.” (Rom. 12:1)
Here are 20 powerful and inspiring quotes to help you understand worship better. (You can download all these images for free to use in your service or on social media here.)
“I can safely say, on the authority of all that is revealed in the Word of God, that any man or woman on this earth who is bored and turned off by worship is not ready for heaven.”—A.W. Tozer
Someday worship will be an integral part of our everyday existence. It will not be an activity that comes from faith, but will be a natural response that arises from first-hand experience with the living God.
“I need to worship because without it I can forget that I have a big God beside me and live in fear. I need to worship because without it I can forget his calling and begin to live in a spirit of self-preoccupation. I need to worship because without it I lose a sense of wonder and gratitude and plod through life with blinders on. I need worship because my natural tendency is toward self-reliance and stubborn independence.”—John Ortberg
God uses worship to recenter our priorities and reestablish where our security lies. We can be taught why it’s important to praise and glorify God, but until it’s a regular part of our lives, we’ll never understand how God is using it to keep us focused.
“You never go away from us, yet we have difficulty in returning to You. Come, Lord, stir us up and call us back. Kindle and seize us. Be our fire and our sweetness. Let us love. Let us run.”—Augustine of Hippo
In this world, our hunger for worship will wax and wane. It’s appropriate and imperative that we ask God to rekindle a worshipful spirit within us. Sometimes the most powerful prayer we can pray is, “God, make me a worshiper.”
“We are perishing for lack of wonder, not for lack of wonders.”—G.K. Chesterton
We live in an amazing world that doesn’t lack for awe-inspiring marvels of nature and technology. It’s critical that we don’t become deadened to wonder, because astonishment is a raw material for worship.
The moment we lose that childlike sense of wonder, it’s hard to worship with any real vigor.
“Nothing teaches us about the preciousness of the Creator as much as when we learn the emptiness of everything else.”—Charles Spurgeon
Every human being has a natural inclination toward worship. If our world isn’t rightly ordered, we will end up worshiping and serving things besides God. It isn’t until we’re able to rightly prioritize God above everything else in our world that we can begin to worship in spirit and truth.
“Many Spirit-filled authors have exhausted the thesaurus in order to describe God with the glory He deserves. His perfect holiness, by definition, assures us that our words can’t contain Him. Isn’t it a comfort to worship a God we cannot exaggerate?”—Francis Chan
It’s mindblowing to think that we can worship God for thousands of years and never exhaust the his worshipful attributes. If we become bored with worship, it’s likely that we’ve lost sight of this truth.
“Next to the Word of God, music deserves the highest praise. The gift of language combined with the gift of song was given to man that he should proclaim the Word of God through music.”—Martin Luther
There’s a reason that nearly every culture and religion incorporates worship into the act of worship. Music stirs some portion of our hearts that intellect alone cannot touch. When you think about it, it’s strange that music should exist at all. But somewhere, at some time, someone sang the first song—and it was a gift of God’s grace.
“Worship is the proper response of all moral, sentient beings to God, ascribing all honor and worth to their Creator-God precisely because he is worthy, delightfully so.”—D.A. Carson
No one has to teach a Christian to worship God. In some way, every believer responds worshipfully to an encounter with God. It’s really the only rational response. If we never feel those pulls toward worship, it might be a sign that we’re drifting away from our first love.
“Who will deny that true religion consists, in a great measure, in vigorous and lively actings of the inclination and will of the soul, or the fervent exercises of the heart? That religion which God requires, and will accept, does not consist in weak, dull, and lifeless, wishes, raising us but a little above a state of indifference.”—Jonathan Edwards
When we experience a life-changing encounter with God, worship is a natural impulse. As Christians mature, however, we discover that worship can’t simply be reactive. We must learn to be proactive in glorifying God, even when it’s not our current disposition. As David was known to do, we need to command ourselves to worship by declaring:
“Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.”—Psalm 43:5
“Worship has been misunderstood as something that arises from a feeling which ‘comes upon you,’ but it is vital that we understand that it is rooted in a conscious act of the will, to serve and obey the Lord Jesus Christ.”—Graham Kendrick
There are times when something stirs in our hearts and everything inside of us responds in worship, but those are grace-filled promptings of the Spirit. It’s important that we make worship a conscience choice, and a wilful act.
“The worship to which we are called in our renewed state is far too important to be left to personal preferences, to whims, or to marketing strategies. It is the pleasing of God that is at the heart of worship. Therefore, our worship must be informed at every point by the Word of God as we seek God’s own instructions for worship that is pleasing to Him.”—R.C. Sproul
While we all have personal preferences for the kinds of music we enjoy or the sort of environments we find most worshipful, our praise should be grounded in our common understanding of God from his word.
“Put it this way: if your idea of God, if your idea of the salvation offered in Christ, is vague or remote, your idea of worship will be fuzzy and ill-formed. The closer you get to the truth, the clearer becomes the beauty, and the more you will find worship welling up within you. That’s why theology and worship belong together. The one isn’t just a headtrip; the other isn’t just emotion.”—N.T. Wright
If our understanding of God is poor, our worship will be too. It’s important that our worship comes out of an ever-increasing knowledge of who God is and what he has done for us.
“We should know and celebrate God with our whole person. While too many Christians neglect to serve God with the mind, others cultivate only their minds and neglect the emotional aspects of worship.”—Craig S. Keener
While our worship needs to be grounded in the Word and a right understanding of God, that doesn’t mean that it should be a purely intellectual enterprise. There are times when worship should touch our hearts so dramatically that an emotional response is only natural.
“Work becomes worship when you dedicate it to God and perform it with an awareness of his presence.”—Rick Warren
Everything we do can be an expression of worship. What matters is our posture towards God when we’re doing it. With the right attitude, digging a ditch can be as much an act of worship as attending a church service.
“Cause every task of your day to be a sacred ministry to the Lord. However mundane your duties, for you they are a sacrament.”—Richard Foster
There are no inconsequential activities. When we live lives of worship, every activity becomes infused with significance. And we turn our daily activities into worship as we offer them to the Lord.
“There are no unique postures and times and limitations that restrict our access to God. My relationship with God is intimate and personal. The Christian does not go to the temple to worship. The Christian takes the temple with him or her. Jesus lifts us beyond the building and pays the human body the highest compliment by making it His dwelling place, the place where He meets with us.”—Ravi Zacharias
The reason that everything we do can be an act of worship is because God has made each one of us a temple where he dwells through the Holy Spirit. When we become aware of that presence, every moment of our day is sacred.
“But just as your body needs sleep, your soul needs time to rest in God. To learn more about Him. To talk to Him. To worship and praise Him. To fellowship with other brothers and sisters.”—Craig Groeschel
Like food and water, worship is a necessary part of human existence. It’s easy to think that we can exist without it because we still exhibit all the outwards signs of life, but that’s not the existence we were created to have. We were created to flourish.
“From your heroes you pick up mannerisms and phrases and tones of voice and facial expressions and habits and demeanors and convictions and beliefs. The more admirable the hero is and the more intense your admiration is, the more profound will be your transformation. In the case of Jesus, he is infinitely admirable, and our admiration rises to the most absolute worship. Therefore, when we behold him as we should, the change is profound.”—John Piper
Paul reminds the Corinthians that they’re transformed by what they fix our attention on. (2 Cor. 3:18) In this sense, worship is a tool that God is using to transform us. As we focus on glorifying him for his amazing attributes, we begin to reveal the same characteristics. When we worship God we develop such traits as forgiveness, tenderness, justice, righteousness, purity, kindness, and love.
“The highest form of worship is the worship of unselfish Christian service.”—Billy Graham
Worship cannot simply be about singing the songs we enjoy or doing our favorite activities. If that’s all it is, then it’s ultimately something we do for ourselves. By making ourselves living sacrifices, we remove ourselves from the equation and discover a worship that’s grounded in Christ. Worship should be an activity that is teaching us humility—and not an opportunity for self indulgence.
“God directs his people not simply to worship but to sing his praises ‘before the nations.’ We are called not simply to communicate the gospel to nonbelievers; we must also intentionally celebrate the gospel before them.”—Timothy J. Keller
Everyone in the world is worshiping something, because their spirits are hungry. For most people, their worship amounts to spiritual junk food. The world is longing to experience something truly worthy of praise. When they see us making ourselves living sacrifices in true worship, they discover the nourishment they’ve been starving for.
It would be enough if our worship simply honored and magnified God, but he uses it to edify us as well. Worship prepares us to spend eternity with Christ by drawing us closer to him, making us more aware of his amazing attributes, and conforming us to his image. If you’re interested in discovering what the Bible says about worship, check out the post 20 Bible Verses about Worship.
If you wish to be inspired today, I presume that looking for the best Sunday quotes has led you on this page. First let me ask, how do you spend your Sunday? Do you consider this day just another typical day, or a special day for relaxation and spending time with your friends, your family, or yourself? Although some people may be working on Sundays, this day is usually the time for most of us to rest from work. And what makes Sundays even great is that you can actually do a lot of things like going to the church, strolling with the family, day out with friends, going for a shopping, or finding a good book to read. But if you wish not to go outside, you could even do yoga or meditation at home or enjoy a movie marathon. Whatever it is, Sundays are always a great day for us to start the week.
We’ve summed up 32 inspirational Sunday quotes that you need to get you in the mood, not only for today but for the rest of the week. These Sunday quotes should be sure to set you up right for the week ahead.
Give yourself a break on a Sunday – make a concerted effort to do something fun. Watch your favorite movie, cook your favorite dish, or read a good book that you have no time to read during the weekdays. Do whatever makes you happy and you’ll see the great golden clasp in life is the impact that do what you like will make on your happiness.
Be a light to anyone you meet along the way. Inspire others by being a good communicator and setting a good example.This applies whoever you go whiter that be work, school, church – make an effort to be happy and shine for light upon others.
Stay out from negativism and always look on the bright side of everything.This quote applies all through the week and weekend, we should always strive to be as happy as we can be. Every great opportunity that we come across each day is one of life’s blessings.
Do whatever you think replenish your soul from over working. People need to focus more on spending their time on what makes them happy. Happiness is the best medicine for the soul.
Learning is a continuous process. Explore, discover, and learn new things when you get a chance! Life isn’t a race, and there is something new to be learned in every single day.
Take a moment with yourself and reflect. The fact that you’re alive, breathing, you have your friends and your family, your job – that’s more than anything else. And remember to enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning!
However way you spend your Sunday, make sure that you spend it doing the things that you like doing, not the things that you don’t. Remember, Sundays are as special as you are.
Jog, run, ride a bike, visit your family, go to church, eat at your favorite restaurant or cook your favorite meal – whatever it is just enjoy the day.
Even just for a while, forget life’s pressure. Because we think too much, sometimes we tend to forget ourselves. Take care of yourself and go to places where you can free yourself from stress.
We live in a world full of countless blessings, and never take anything for granted. Love every moment of your life.
Be thankful for we are alive. Life is the greatest blessing we have, live it to the fullest.
Free your mind from worries, fears, aches, and doubts. Move on and leave behind everything that stresses you out. Remember that we only live once, don’t waste it. Choose to live happy!
Always think positively, and start today! This not only influences you, but also the people around you. When you start thinking positively, all the people around you will be positive with you too.
Sundays are full of beautiful things, you just have to discover them. Star by being grateful of life.
Again, remember that this is the best day to do the things you are passionate about
Still the best best time for cuddling with our loved ones. Cherish every moment of our time during Sundays before everyone gets busy again for another week.
Take a look at how productive and progressive the past week have been and think of ways on how to improve more for the coming weeks.
Upon looking at this image or quote, you might wanna just lie down on the bed and take a long nap.The point is, however we wish to spend our Sunday off, as long as it benefits us physically, emotionally and mentally, then our Sunday is just as perfect as a long vacation.
Make time to worship the Lord and thank him for every blessing being poured down on us.
Yes, Sunday is a reality that another week is approaching again. This just only prepares our mind to be ready for another week of work, it’s always good to be ready before start our week.
At the end of the day, the most important thing is that you were able to give yourself a break from a week’s workload.
This is a simple and less complicated example of a Sunday checklist.
Remember that with faith and perseverance, nothing is impossible in life.
Start your day with a smile. Every day is a gift, and you could be a gift to someone else if you inspire and be able to touch their lives, even in the simplest way.
All Sundays are unique. Try to explore and discover new things every now and then. As mentioned earlier, learning is a continuous process. Make it a Sunday full of new things to learn.
Never resist on making new experiences, for experience is the best teacher in life. We learn so much from experience, and we are lucky that life can give us whatever experience could be helpful for the improvement of ourselves.
God never gives up on us. He is our great supporter, the best guide and the best inspiration.
What a good recipe to start the week.
It is true that when we let go of the things like worries and anxiety, there lighter side of life waiting for us. Moving on is proven by many to be one of the most important ways to be happy in life.
Moving on may not be that easy, it may be hard for some while it’s easy for others to do. But remember that life goes on. We need not to bring all these stuffs from the past, and the only things we need in the future are those that inspire us, which many believe to be the positive experiences we had. We need not to dwell on the negative things.
If only Sundays could hug as back in return. This quote serves as a reminder for us to never forget to be with our loved ones.
Take time each morning to think and reflect on the days gone by. Some mornings are spent on holiday surrounded by sea shells, others are spent at work. Every day on earth should be treated as a blessing. Relax and enjoy reading a good book on your Sunday. After all, Sunday’s are made for relaxing. Take time to enjoy your Sunday moments and allow yourself time to refuel. Grab yourself a hot cup of coffee and relax and rest with friends. Surrounding yourself with positive people is a true gift of happiness. Spend time with people you love and you will find yourself in a good mood. Don’t focus on work, just think about relaxing. Spend some proper time with family and friends and just enjoy the day and smile.
Having a delightful Sunday Quotes and Sayings experience will surely get us energized the entire week. It could actually change our mood on how we are going to face another week again. Each of us have different ways on how to spend our Sunday, but one this is common – Sunday is for you, so make it count. From a lovely good morning to a good night.
By now I hope that you have already found the best Sunday quote that could keep you going the entire week. These Sunday quotes serve as reminders and inspirations for us that there’s always a good reason and there are many ways to celebrate life despite our busy Sunday schedules. Be sure to give this article a share on your favorite social media sites!
Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old sunday quotes, sunday sayings, and sunday proverbs, collected over the years from a.
Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old happy sunday quotes, happy sunday sayings, and happy sunday proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.
Sunday evenings often feel like the weekend is over before it's even begun.
Just in terms of allocation of time resources, religion is not very efficient. There's a lot more I could be doing on a Sunday morning.
Sunday morning may be cheery enough, with its extra cup of coffee and litter of Sunday newspapers, but there is always hanging over it the ominous threat of 3 P.M., when the sun gets around to the back windows and life stops dead in its tracks.
Do not let Sunday be taken from you. If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
Sunday was always the best of days for being the self you had intended to be, but were not, for one reason or another.
On Sunday morning, I'm not nervous... I can't wait to tell what God wants me to say.
Champagne makes you feel like it's Sunday and better days are just around the corner.
So that Sunday morning I ended up going to church and that's when I got saved.
Oh dear Sunday, I want to sleep in your arms and have fun day.
There is always something new to learn and feel each Sunday.
Bishop Gerald Causse
Sunday afternoon is for papers and writing.
The goal of Sunday is to leave my home as little as possible.
Time flows in a strange way on Sundays.
When I woke up Sunday morning at the Open and stepped outside and felt the wind and rain in my face, I knew I had an excellent chance to win if I just took my time and trusted myself.
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