In honor of Corrie ten Boom's birthday, I've compiled my personal top ten favorite quotes from this amazing hero of the faith. As not just a survivor of the holocaust, but an overwhelming conqueror of the enemy, her words deserve some mulling and pondering. They are tools not just for a war fought 70 years ago, but for the age-old war we all live in...
"In darkness God's truth shines most clear."
"Trying to do the Lord's work in your own strength is the most confusing, exhausting, and tedious of all work. But when you are filled with the Holy Spirit, then the ministry of Jesus just flows out of you."
"Love and obedience belong together."
"We are moons, not suns. The moon only reflects the light of the sun. We need only to reflect His light, then we live to His glory."
"Discernment is God's call to intercession, never to faultfinding."
"There is no pit so deep, that God's love is not deeper still."
"When we are powerless to do a thing, it is a great joy that we can come and step inside the ability of Jesus."
"Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God."
"Every human being is either a missionary or a mission field. Have you never opened you heart to the Lord Jesus? If not, then you are a mission field, and I say to you: Be reconciled to God. Come to Jesus, and take your sins to Him. He died for you on the cross, and He says: 'Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.' Matthew 11:28."
Author's Note: If you haven't read any of Corrie ten Boom's work, you might appreciate this list of her books as a place to start. All are available on Amazon, if not your local library.