If God is really in control, we might as well enjoy life — rather than take it so seriously.
I stopped some time ago trying to preach to people. I found that most people, when you “preach” to them, develop a resistance. Instead, I started to just share the Word of God and I found that it allowed God to do the “preaching” through His Holy Spirit. And He will bring to light that which you need personally.
Success does not come by making popular decisions. It comes by obeying God.
In order to have a valid ministry, you have to be with people. It is not enough to preach at them. You have to be with them, among them.
Any time we seek anything less than the kingdom of God, we are asking for too little.