Charles Frazier Stanley (born September 25, 1932) is the senior pastor of megachurch First Baptist Church Atlanta in northern Atlanta, Georgia. He is the founder and president of In Touch Ministries. Dr. Stanley also served two terms as president of the Southern Baptist Convention from 1984-1986.
Here’s a selection of some quotes attributed to Dr. Charles Stanley:
1. An unschooled man who knows how to meditate upon the Lord has learned far more than the man with the highest education who does not know how to meditate.
2. God will never tell us to do something that gratifies the flesh.
3. God's voice is still and quiet and easily buried under an avalanche of clamour.
4. He wants you all to Himself to put His loving, divine arms around you.
5. His voice leads us not into timid discipleship but into bold witness.
6. I'm convinced that the man who has learned to meditate upon the Lord will be able to run on his feet and walk in his spirit. Although he may be hurried by his vocation, that's not the issue. The issue is how fast his spirit is going. To slow it down takes a period of time.
7. If we rationalize our problems when He points them out, we will spend less and less time meditating because we won't want to face God in that area of our lives.
8. Of all the things Christ wants for us, loving Him and focusing our attention on Him are the most important.
9. Since God knows our future, our personalities, and our capacity to listen, He isn't ever going to say more to us than we can deal with at the moment.
10. The amount of time we spend with Jesus - meditating on His Word and His majesty, seeking His face - establishes our fruitfulness in the kingdom.
11. The best way in the world to deceive believers is to cloak a message in religious language and declare that it conveys some new insight from God.
12. To have God speak to the heart is a majestic experience, an experience that people may miss if they monopolize the conversation and never pause to hear God's responses.
13. We are either in the process of resisting God's truth or in the process of being shaped and molded by his truth.
14. We can be tired, weary and emotionally distraught, but after spending time alone with God, we find that He injects into our bodies energy, power and strength.
15. When God speaks, oftentimes His voice will call for an act of courage on our part.