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The conscious mind determines the actions, the unconscious mind determines the reactions; and the reactions are just as important as the actions. E. Stanley Jones#Actions 138
E. Stanley Jones#Actions 138
Being born in a Christian home does not make you a Christian. E. Stanley Jones#Being 67
E. Stanley Jones#Being 67
At the cross God wrapped his heart in flesh and blood and let it be nailed to the cross for our redemption. E. Stanley Jones#God 66
E. Stanley Jones#God 66
To pass from estrangement from God to be a son of God is the basic fact of conversion. That altered relationship with God gives you an altered relationship with yourself, with your brother man, with nature, with the universe. E. Stanley Jones#Altered 66
E. Stanley Jones#Altered 66
In the ordinary church, it is suppressed by respectability, by a desire to appear better than we really are. E. Stanley Jones#Appear 58
E. Stanley Jones#Appear 58
Prayer means that the total you is praying. Your whole being reaches out to God, and God reaches down to you. E. Stanley Jones#Being 58
E. Stanley Jones#Being 58
The action carries a sense of incompleteness and frustration, but not of guilt. Victorious living does not mean perfect living in the sense of living without flaw, but it does mean adequate living, and that can be consistent with many mistakes. E. Stanley Jones#Action 55
E. Stanley Jones#Action 55
Character is supreme in life, hence Jesus stood supreme in the supreme thing - so supreme that, when we think of the ideal, we do not add virtue to virtue, but think of Jesus Christ, so that the standard of human life is no longer a code but a character. E. Stanley Jones#Add 53
E. Stanley Jones#Add 53
We are personalities in the making, limited, and grappling with things too high for us. Obviously we, at very best, will make many mistakes, but these mistakes need not be sins. E. Stanley Jones#Best 53
E. Stanley Jones#Best 53
You cease to move into yourself, away from others. You give up your antagonism. You begin to move toward others in love. God moved toward you in gracious, outgoing love, and you move toward others in that same outgoing love. E. Stanley Jones#Antagonism 49
E. Stanley Jones#Antagonism 49
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