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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 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

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rich Mullins

Look at us all - we are all of us lost and in all of our different ways of pretending, we all fool ourselves into the very same hell. Look at the cross - we are all of us loved and one God meets us all at the point of our common need and brings to all of us - all who will let Him - salvation.

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 13 Sep

Rich Mullins

And I really suspect that of all the things we think we want to know, the only thing we really want to know is that we are loved. And if Jesus means anything, he means that you are loved. I hope you know that. And I hope you stop worrying about all the stuff you don't know, because I don't think it amounts to a hill of beans.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Rich Mullins

When you stop being so afraid of failing you become much more free to succeed

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rich Mullins

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

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?

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 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

I think, writing-wise, I am probably more of a quilter than a weaver because I just get a little scrap here and a little scrap there and sew them together.

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 14 Sep

Rich Mullins

Joshua made the sun stand still in the sky, but I can't keep these thoughts of You from passing by.

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 16 Sep

Rich Mullins

Friendship is not a remedy for loneliness. Loneliness is part of our experience, and if we are looking for relief from loneliness in friendship, we are only going to frustrate the friendship. Friendship, camaraderie, intimacy, all those things, and loneliness lived together in the same experience.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Rich Mullins

We all want to go there something awful, but to stand there takes some grace.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rich Mullins

The Bible is not a book for the faint of heart -- it is a book full of all the greed and glory and violence and tenderness and sex and betrayal that befits mankind. It is not the collection of pretty little anecdotes mouthed by pious little church mice -- it does not so much nibble at our shoe leather as it cuts to the heart and splits the marrow from the bone. It does not give us answers fitted to our small-minded questions, but truth that goes beyond what we even know to ask.

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 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 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 14 Sep

Rich Mullins

It's all that pretending to be perfect that breeds inauthenticity in the church.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rich Mullins

If your life is motivated by your ambition to leave a legacy, what you'll probably leave as a legacy is ambition.

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 14 Sep

Rich Mullins

So go out and live real good and I promise you'll get beat up real bad. But, in a little while after you're dead, you'll be rotted away anyway. It's not gonna matter if you have a few scars. It will matter if you didn't live.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rich Mullins

I think I would rather live on the verge of falling and let my security be in the all-sufficiency of the grace of God than to live in some pietistic illusion of moral excellence. Not that I don't want to be morally excellent but my faith isn't in the idea that I'm more moral than anybody else. My faith is in the idea that God and His love are greater than whatever sins any of us commit.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rich Mullins

...I think there's only one [thing] that anybody teaches, and this is character. And I think that whether you are teaching history, math, or biology, or music, what you are really doing is, you are helping to shape the character of that person who is your student... Music is such a wonderful teaching tool, because while you are developing musical skills, that student can learn a lot about discipline [and] cooperation.

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 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 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

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

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 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

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 14 Sep

Rich Mullins

Sometimes I think of Abraham How one star he saw had been lit for me He was a stranger in this land And I am that, no less than he And on this road to righteousness Sometimes the climb can be so steep I may falter in my steps But never beyond your reach

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rich Mullins

Never forget what Jesus did for you. Never take lightly what it cost Him. And never assume that if it cost Him His very life, that it won't also cost you yours.

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

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

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 14 Sep

Rich Mullins

I think, you know, the thing everybody really wants to know anyway is not what the theory of relativity is, but I think what we all really want to know anyways, is whether we're loved or not.

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

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 I would envy me too, if I didn't know me better.

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 13 Sep

Rich Mullins

If you live real good, I can guarantee you are gonna get beat up real bad!

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 15 Sep

Rich Mullins

We never understand what we're praying, and God, in His mercy, does not answer our prayers according to our understanding, but according to His wisdom.

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 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.