10 Best Inspirational Quotes from Pastor Td Jakes
T.D. Jakes is a pastor who established the church The potter's house. This church has been ranked number 10 in the list of the largest churches by the Outreach magazine and has a membership of 30,000 believers in Christ. He became a priest at 23 years of age. Initially, he was a priest in Greater Emmanuel Temple of faith which had only 10 members.
"You will never understand pleasure without pain."
"You can teach what you know, but you can only reproduce what you are."
"The right thing at the wrong time will lead to failure."
"Don't allow your past or present condition to control you. It's just a process that you're going through to get you to the next level."
"God is not preparing the Blessing for YOU, He is preparing YOU for the Blessing"
"Never make a permanent decision based on a temporary storm.. No matter how raging the billows are today, remind yourself: "
"Surround yourself with people whose definition of you is not based on your history, but your destiny."
"When people walk away from you, let them go. Your destiny is never tied to anyone who leaves you, and it doesn't mean they are bad people. It just means that their part in your story is over."
"I think it is important that we rebuild an atmosphere of forgiveness and civility in every aspect of our lives."
"Children are not unforgiving. You can punish them and they will hug you in a few minutes."
Later on, the membership increased to 100. He then shifted to West Virginia, where his congregation grew to 300 members and to 1,100 further. Later, during the year, 1996 he founded The Potter's house, a megachurch which has more than 30,000 members now. He was mentioned as a kind man by president George. W.Bush in his book Decision Points.
It is true that we should say words of thanks to God. But we should do it with an open heart and not with the intention to bribe him for something which he has done or given us. T D Jakes says in one of his meaningful and wonderful quotes that we should go in front of God with an open heart. Not to impress him with what he gave us. Your prayers are enough to get his blessings.