Max Lucado

Max
Lucado
1955

American Author, Writer and Pulpit Preacher

Author Quotes

Next time a sunrise steals your breath or a meadow of flowers leave you speechless, remain that way. Say nothing, and listen as heaven whispers, "Do you like it? I did it just for you."

Prayer is the window that God has placed in the walls of our world. Leave it shut and the world is a cold, dark house. But throw back the curtains and see His light. Open the window and hear His voice. Open the window of prayer and invoke the presence of God in your world.

The Land of Promise is for those who simply remain to the end.

There's something about compassion that causes society to say, 'We're going to take this person seriously.' Take Mother Teresa. She was confrontational on abortion, but she wasn't rejected by society.

No occasion justifies hatred; no injustice warrants bitterness. I choose love. Today I will love God and what God loves.

Prayer lets God do what he does best. Take a pebble and kill a Goliath. Take the common, make it spectacular! Pray and see what He can do.

The maker of the stars would rather die for you than live without you. And that is a fact. So if you need to brag, brag about that.

Think of it this way. Sin put you in prison. Sin locked you behind the bars of guilt and shame and deception and fear. Sin did nothing but shackle you to the wall of misery. Then Jesus came and paid your bail. He served your time; he satisfied the penalty and set you free. Christ died, and when you cast your lot with him, your old self died too.

No person [should] walk out into the world to begin the day until he or she has stood beneath the cross to receive God?s love.

Remember, you are special because I made you. And I don?t make mistakes.

The meaning of life. The wasted years of life. The poor choices of life. God answers the mess of life with one word: 'grace.'

Though we may not be able to see His purpose or His plan, the Lord of heaven is on His throne and in firm control of the universe and our lives.

Nothing fosters courage like a clear grasp of grace... and nothing fosters fear like an ignorance of mercy.

Sentences are like just caught fish. Spunky today, stinky tomorrow.

The next time you find yourself alone in a dark alley facing the undeniables of life, don?t cover them with a blanket, or ignore them with a nervous grin. Don?t turn up the TV and pretend they aren?t there. Instead, stand still, whisper his name, and listen. He is nearer than you think.

Nothing is won by force. I choose to be gentle. If I raise my voice may it only be in praise. If I clench my fist, may it only be in prayer. If I make a demand, may it be only of myself.

Sin put you in prison. Sin locked you behind the bars of guilt and shame and deception and fear. Sin did nothing but shackle you to the wall of misery.

The only mistake is not to risk making one.

Off to one side sits a group of shepherds. They sit silently on the floor, perhaps perplexed, perhaps in awe, no doubt in amazement. Their night watch had been interrupted by an explosion of light from heaven and a symphony of angels. God goes to those who have time to hear him and so on this cloudless night he went to simple shepherds.

Sometimes God allows what he hates to accomplish what he loves.

The purpose of the Bible is simply to proclaim God?s plan to save His children. It asserts that man is lost and needs to be saved. And it communicates the message that Jesus is the God in the flesh sent to save His children.

Once there was an old man who lived in a tiny village. Although poor, he was envied by all, for he owned a beautiful white horse. Even the king coveted his treasure. A horse like this had never been seen before ? such was its splendor, its majesty, its strength.

Sometimes, the people who make a difference are not the ones with the credentials, but the ones with the concern.

The same hand that stilled the seas stills your guilt. The same hand that cleansed the Temple cleanses your heart. The hand is the hand of God. The nail is the nail of God.

I am a spiritual being... After this body is dead, my spirit will soar. I refuse to let what will rot rule the eternal. I choose self-control. I will be drunk only by joy. I will be impassioned only by my faith. I will be influenced only by God.

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First Name
Max
Last Name
Lucado
Birth Date
1955
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American Author, Writer and Pulpit Preacher