This list of D.L. Moody quotes is a followup to a blog post titled 10 Keys to Dwight L. Moody’s Effectiveness.
During his time as a preacher, evangelist, and Christian educator, Massachusetts native Dwight L. Moody had a gift for powerfully communicating the love of God.
During his long and fruitful life, Moody had some memorable and powerful quotes that are worth repeating and retweeting.
Encouraging and Inspiring Quotes from Dwight L. Moody:
“A rule I have had for years is: to treat the Lord Jesus Christ as a personal friend. His is not a creed, a mere doctrine, but it is He Himself we have.” Dwight L. Moody
“Church attendance is as vital to a disciple as a transfusion of rich, healthy blood to a sick man.” Dwight L. Moody
“We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won’t need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don’t fire cannons to call attention to their shining- they just shine.” Dwight L. Moody
“It is clear you don’t like my way of doing evangelism. You raise some good points. Frankly, I sometimes do not like my way of doing evangelism. But I like my way of doing it better than your way of not doing it.” D.L. Moody to a critic
“Real true faith is man’s weakness leaning on God’s strength.” Dwight L. Moody
“Preparation for old age should begin not later than one’s teens. A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not suddenly become filled on retirement.” Dwight L. Moody
“A man can counterfeit love, he can counterfeit faith, he can counterfeit hope and all the other graces, but it is very difficult to counterfeit humility.” Dwight L. Moody
“The world does not understand theology or dogma, but it understands love and sympathy.” Dwight L. Moody
“Obedience means marching right on whether we feel like it or not. Many times we go against our feelings. Faith is one thing, feeling is another. Prayer does not mean that I am to bring God down to my thoughts and my purposes, and bend his government according to my foolish, silly, and sometimes sinful notions. Prayer means that I am to be raised up into feeling, into union and design with him; that I am to enter into his counsel and carry out his purpose fully.” Dwight L. Moody
“Some people think God does not like to be troubled with our constant coming and asking. The way to trouble God is not to come at all.” Dwight L. Moody
“The Christian on his knees sees more than the philosopher on tiptoe. God sends no one away empty except those who are full of themselves.” Dwight L. Moody
“Man is born with his face turned away from God. When he truly repents, he is turned right round toward God; he leaves his old life.” Dwight L. Moody
“Salvation is worth working for. It is worth a man’s going round the world on his hands and knees, climbing its mountains, crossing its valleys, swimming its rivers, going through all manner of hardship in order to attain it. But we do not get it in that way. It is to him who believes.” Dwight L. Moody
“I believe Satan to exist for two reasons: first, the Bible says so; and second, I’ve done business with him.” Dwight L. Moody
“God has nothing to say to the self-righteous.” Dwight L. Moody
“When a man has no strength, if he leans on God, he becomes powerful.” Dwight L. Moody
“There are three kinds of faith in Christ:
1. Struggling faith, like a man in deep water desperately swimming.
2. Clinging faith, like a man hanging to the side of a boat.
3. Resting faith, like a man safely within the boat (and able to reach out with a hand to help someone else get in).” Dwight L. Moody
“How far away is Heaven? It is not so far as some imagine. It wasn’t very far from Daniel. It was not so far off that Elijah’s prayer and those of others could not be heard there. Men full of the Spirit can look right into heaven.” Dwight L. Moody
“The Spirit of God first imparts love; he next inspires hope, and then gives liberty; and that is about the last thing we have in many of our churches.” Dwight L. Moody
“Seeking to perpetuate one’s name on earth is like writing on the sand by the seashore; to be perpetual it must be written on eternal shores.” Dwight L. Moody
“God never made a promise that was too good to be true.” Dwight L. Moody
“There are many of us that are willing to do great things for the Lord, but few of us are willing to do little things.” Dwight L. Moody
“Someday you will read in the papers that Moody is dead. Don’t you believe a word of it. At that moment I shall be more alive than I am now. I was born of the flesh in 1837, I was born of the spirit in 1855. That which is born of the flesh may die. That which is born of the Spirit shall live forever.” Dwight L. Moody
Which quote do you like best? Which one did I forget? Leave a comment!
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