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By Anonym 13 Sep

Rich Mullins

I am a Christian, not because someone explained the nuts and bolts of Christianity, but because there were people willing to be nuts and bolts.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Rich Mullins

The only man I envy is the man who has not yet been to Africa- for he has so much to look forward to.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rich Mullins

Faith without works is like a song you can't sing. It's about as useless as a screen door on a submarine.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rich Mullins

I am tired again tonight - a good kind of tired. Some aches are well earned. I wish I could see the sky tonight

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rich Mullins

And I believe what I believe / Is what makes me what I am / I did not make it, no it is making me / It is the very truth of God and not / The invention of any man.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rich Mullins

I think my parents were really smart parents. I think they were, actually, pretty progressive for the time. The one thing that they really wanted me to know is what makes me tick, what I am about, how I approach life. And I think what my parents really wanted for me was for me to be who I am.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rich Mullins

Save me from trendy religion that makes cheap clichés out of timeless truths.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rich Mullins

I grew up hearing everyone tell me 'God loves you'. I would say big deal, God loves everybody. That don't make me special! That just proves that God ain't got no taste. And, I don't think He does. Thank God! Because He takes the junk of our lives and makes the most beautiful art.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rich Mullins

I would love to be a Franciscan brother. Im just not sure I have the courage to do it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rich Mullins

God did not give Joseph any special information about how to get from being the son of a nomad in Palestine to being Pharaoh's right hand man in Egypt. What He did give Joseph were eleven jealous brothers, the attention of a very loose and vengeful woman, the ability to do the service of interpreting dreams and managing other people's affairs and the grace to do that faithfully wherever he was.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Rich Mullins

The longer I live, the more I have the feeling like God looks down, like when you've just bitten into a vanilla ice cream cone, you just get the feeling God's going, 'Yes! He enjoys it, and I made his taste buds and I made vanilla and he's putting it together and he's experiencing what I created him to experience.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Rich Mullins

Yes, it’s embarrassing to be born again, but imagine how embarrassing it must have been to be born the first time. At least this time you get to wear clothes!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rich Mullins

I take comfort in knowing that it was the shepherds to whom the angels appeared when they announced Christ's birth. Invariably throughout the course of history, God has appeared to people on the fringes. It's nice to find theological justification for your quirks.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rich Mullins

If my life is motivated by my ambition to leave a legacy, what I'll probably leave as a legacy is ambition. But if my life is motivated by the power of the Spirit in me, if I live with the awareness of the indwelling Christ, if I allow His presence to guide my actions, to guide my motives, those sort of things. That's the only time I think we really leave a great legacy.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rich Mullins

It's not the job of government to help the poor. The church is the mechanism that God put on earth to help the poor.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rich Mullins

I dont know that the United States is Gods Country, but the church has been so strong here, and because of its influence, we hold life to be sacred and we believe that individuals have dignity. This is part of our legacy.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rich Mullins

It always cracks me up when people try to impress God, because people don't have to impress God. He's already knocked out by you.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Rich Mullins

We do not find happiness by being assertive. We don't find happiness by running over people because we see what we want and they are in the way of that happiness so we either abandon them or we smash them. The Scriptures don't teach us to be assertive. The Scriptures teach us — and this is remarkable — the Scriptures teach us to be submissive. This is not a popular idea.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Rich Mullins

You are not alone in the world. You are part of an ensemble.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rich Mullins

I hope I would leave a legacy of joy -a legacy of real compassion.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rich Mullins

It's so funny being a Christian musician. It always scares me when people think so highly of Christian music, Contemporary Christian music especially. Because I kinda go, I know a lot of us, and we don't know jack about anything. Not that I don't want you to buy our records and come to our concerts. I sure do. But you should come for entertainment. If you really want spiritual nourishment, you should go to church... you should read the Scriptures.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Rich Mullins

There's people been friendly But they'd never be your friends Sometimes this has bent me to the ground

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rich Mullins

A faith that moves mountains is a faith that expands horizons, it does not bring us into a smaller world full of easy answers, but into a larger one where there is room for wonder.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rich Mullins

Jesus said whatever you do to the least of these my brothers you've done it to me. And this is what I've come to think. That if I want to identify fully with Jesus Christ, who I claim to be my Savior and Lord, the best way that I can do that is to identify with the poor. This I know will go against the teachings of all the popular evangelical preachers. But they're just wrong. They're not bad, they're just wrong. Christianity is about learning to love like Jesus loved and Jesus loved the poor and Jesus loved the broken-hearted.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rich Mullins

After you're dead [...] it's not gonna matter if you have a few scars. It will matter if you didn't live.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Rich Mullins

We do not find happiness by being assertive. We don't find happiness by running over people because we see what we want and they are in the way of that happiness so we either abandon them or we smash them. The Scriptures don't teach us to be assertive. The Scriptures teach us—and this is remarkable—the Scriptures teach us to be submissive. This is not a popular idea.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Rich Mullins

Bear in mind, children, that they listen to you because you are kids—not because you are right. That's how our Father listens to us.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rich Mullins

Good taste has everything to do with being cultured and being refined, and if art has to do with anything, it has to do with being human.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rich Mullins

I can't see how You're leading me unless you've led me here, where I'm lost enough to let myself be led.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Rich Mullins

We just can't love without God. God wants for us want we want for ourselves. These basic things are not that hard to grasp. We just have to have faith, and faith is a gift. We just need to accept it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Rich Mullins

Theres a wideness in Gods mercy I cannot find in my own And He keeps His fire burning To melt this heart of stone Keeps me aching with a yearning Keeps me glad to have been caught In the reckless raging fury That they call the love of God

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rich Mullins

Sometimes my life just don't make sense at all. The mountains looks so big and my faith just seems so small.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rich Mullins

So hold me Jesus, 'cause I'm shaking like a leaf. You have been King of my glory won't You be my Prince of Peace.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rich Mullins

If you've ever known the love of God, you know it's nothing but reckless and it's nothing but raging. Sometimes it hurts to be loved, and if it doesn't hurt it's probably not love, may be infatuation. I think a lot of American people are infatuated with God, but we don't really love Him, and they don't really let Him love them. Being loved by God is one of the most painful things in the world, it's also the only thing that can bring us salvation and it's like everything else that is really wonderful, there's a little bit of pain in it, little bit of hurt.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rich Mullins

It's a cultural disability in America that we worship pleasure, leisure, and affluence. I think the church is doubly damned when they use Jesus as a vehicle for achieving all of that. Like, if you give a tithe, He'll make you rich. Why? Are you hacking Him off or something? If you give a tithe, you get rid of ten percent of the root of all evil. You should be giving ninety percent. Cause God can handle money better than we can.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rich Mullins

Let people see your struggles and don't ever fake it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rich Mullins

Psycho-babble is that language spoken by sailors who have become so interested in navigating their way around their boat that they have forgotten to read the stars and sea. They may be able to get from the galley to the head but will be lost in their journey from point to port.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rich Mullins

God notices you. The fact is he can't take his eyes off of you. However badly you think of yourself, God is crazy about you. God is in love with you. Some of us even fear that someday we'll do something so bad that he won't notice us anymore. Well, let me tell you, God loves you completely. And he knew us at our worst before he ever began to love us at all. And in the love of God there are no degrees, there is only love.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rich Mullins

Deliver us from evil - from moral duplicity and weakness, from laziness and spiritual complacency, from those lies we tell ourselves from our fear of facing the truth.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rich Mullins

A lot of people are sitting around waiting for God to tell them what to do. I think God is saying 'Do what you want!' If he wants me to express His love, I need to find a way to do it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rich Mullins

I think I would like to be a monk. I really considered Catholicism a few years ago, but there were some things that I just couldnt reconcile.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Rich Mullins

There's a difference, you know, between faith and playing make-believe. One will make you grow. The other one will make you sleep.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rich Mullins

Be praised for all Your tenderness by these works of Your hands, suns that rise and rains that fall to bless and bring to life Your land. Look down upon this winter wheat and be glad that You have made blue for the sky and the color green that fills Your fields with praise.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rich Mullins

Love is a virtue and not a feeling. It is fed and fired by God- not by the favorable response of the beloved. Even when it doesn't seem to make a dime's worth of difference to the ones on whom it is lavished, it is still the most prized of all virtues because it is at the heart of the very character of God.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rich Mullins

Love is found in the things we've given up, more than in the things that we have kept.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rich Mullins

Having grown up Protestant, I was unfamiliar with St. Francis. Then I watched the movie Brother Sun, Sister Moon... I just became fascinated with the character of St. Francis. What I saw in that movie was a man who had fallen in love with God, someone for whom God was everything.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rich Mullins

I think that of all the diseases in the world, the disease that all humankind suffers from, the disease that is most devastating to us is not AIDS, it's not gluttony, it's not cancer, it's not any of those things. It is the disease that comes about because we live in ignorance of the wealth of love that God has for us.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rich Mullins

I had a professor one time... He said, 'Class, you will forget almost everything I will teach you in here, so please remember this: that God spoke to Balaam through his ass, and He has been speaking through asses ever since. So, if God should choose to speak through you, you need not think too highly of yourself. And, if on meeting someone, right away you recognize what they are, listen to them anyway'.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rich Mullins

The hardest part of being a Christian is surrendering and that is where the real struggle happens. Once we have overcome our own desire to be elevated, our own desire to be recognized, our own desire to be independent and all those things that we value very much because we are Americans and we are part of this American culture. Once we have overcome that struggle then God can use us as a part of His body to accomplish what the body of Christ was left here to accomplish.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rich Mullins

I think a lot of parents hand people over a blueprint and say, This is how youre supposed to do it. And my parents, I think, kind of drew a picture and said, Heres the good stuff in life. How do you get there?