Each of is riddled with flaws and shortcomings that the Lord could overcome with a whisper. Instead, He often lets us struggle with our weaknesses to revel His own power. That understanding comes straight out of Scripture: Paul wrote, “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us” (2 Corinthians 4:7, KJV)
– When God Doesn’t Make Sense, Dr. James Dobson, page 104
According to John Maxwell the six most encouraging phrases are:
- I love you.
- Dinner is served.
- All is forgiven.
- Keep the change.
- You’ve lost weight.
- I believe in you.
– Encouragement Changes Everything, John C. Maxwell, page 67
- Live each day with courage.
- Take pride in your work.
- Always finish what you start.
- Do what has to be done.
- Be tough, but fair.
- When you make a promise, keep it.
- Ride for the brand.
- Talk less, say more.
- Remember that some things aren’t for sale.
- Know where to draw the line.
– Quoted in Three Feet from Gold, Sharon L. Lechter & Greg S. Reid, page 98
Source: Cowboy Ethics: What Wall Street Can learn from the Code of the West, James Owens.