Today's reading

As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend. –Proverbs 27:17 NLT

June 29, 2023

Quotes of Wisdom

As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend. –Proverbs 27:17 NLT

Consider the following quotes as gifts from dear, wise friends. Let them sharpen you, build you, and direct you closer to our King of Kings and Lord of Lords. “Our past failures never prevent God’s willingness or ability to use us. In fact, our weakness is a great opportunity for the display of His glory. In our own strength, we are totally ineffective. But when we submit to the Lord’s authority, we can experience His victory in whatever He calls us to do.” —Charles Stanley “Scars are beautiful when we see them as glorious reminders that we courageously survived.” —Lysa TerKeurst “If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose.” —T.D. Jakes “Often the very things that you think have disqualified you are the ones that qualify you to do what God has called you to do.” —Christine Caine “By choosing to embrace and practice good values every day, you choose the higher course in life. And your life goes in a direction that you will always feel good about. You may not always get what you desire, but you will always be the person you desire to be.” —John Maxwell “One of God’s main purposes for your life is to fill you with so much of His love that it overflows onto others.” —Stormie Omartian

prayer focuses

Lord, help me to see my scars as glorious reminders that by Your grace, I have survived.

Holy Spirit, empower me to rise up, move forward, and live the higher life You have called me to live.


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Barbara Alpert

Barbara is a wife, mother, and grandma who seeks to love the LORD with all her heart, soul & strength. She has authored several books for adults and children. She enjoys mentoring other writers and seeing them turn their manuscripts into published masterpieces for God's glory. She believes that every person has a God-story within them to be told and shared.