My father, Fred R. Gill was a true servant of Jesus Christ. He was a man of unique character and powerful anointing; a man of faith and a gifted teacher. To our family he was the master of one-liners filled with wit and wisdom. His Bibles were filled with these hand written nuggets. As far as I know, most of them are original to him. I am excited to share these quotes with you.
In speaking of these quotes, my Dad said, “These are thoughts the Lord Jesus Christ gave to me, in one place or another, which I wrote down in the empty pages in my Bible for the past ten years. All glory to Him.”
He is richest, who has contentment with what he has.
He who buys that which he does not need will soon need that which he cannot buy.
Many would never know want had they had not first known waste.
The peace of God within becomes the melody of life without.
A smile is a curve that can set many things straight.
Building boys is easier than mending men.
The person that rows the boat does not have time to rock it.
The lack of self-discipline is the heartache of immaturity.
It’s easier to stay up than it is to catch up.
The measure of my responsibilities is the field of my opportunities.
Three gates that fill up hell: ignorance, deception, and neglect.
We have very little control over the length of our lives; but much over the width and depth.
Noah’s ark never had a trial run, neither does the church.
True repentance consists of the heart being broken for sin and from sin.
Right actions for the future are the best apologies for wrong ones in the past.
We must understand that there are some things we may never understand.
The catching away of the true church will not be a funeral procession neither will pallbearers be used in its rapture.
The will of God … To know it is the greatest knowledge, to find it is the greatest discovery, to live it is the greatest achievement.
Prayer is the lock of the night and key of the day.
When the outlook is dark, the up look is bright.
The Word of God is “the comfort of the soul, healing of the body, revealing the will of God to our spirit, and strength to our weakness.”
The man who never reads will never be read.
He who never quotes will never be quoted.
He who will not use the thoughts of other men’s brains proves that he has not developed his own.
God’s truth walks in shoe leather.
If we treat everyone right we won’t see everyone wrong.
We know we’re going the right way when we meet the devil head on.
Character is made by what we stand for; reputation by what we fall for.
In the work of the Lord the pay is great, but the retirement is out of this world.
No one can hatch eggs into chicks under a dead hen.
Not even a turtle can get anywhere until he sticks his head out.
Nothing has cost so much in life as the last word.
Five steps up for a wise messenger: pray up, study up, get up, speak up, shut up.
These are a few his quotes. I will post more of his quotes later on. I would love to hear from you if you knew my Dad.