Without inspiration, the best powers of the mind remain dormant, there is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.
A deadline is negative inspiration. Still, it’s better than no inspiration at all.
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. (Psalms 119:105)
I have never accepted what many people have kindly said – namely that I inspired the nation. Their will was resolute and remorseless, and as it proved, unconquerable. It fell to me to express it.
No one was ever great without some portion of divine inspiration.
The stationariness of religion; the assumption that the age of inspiration is past, that the Bible is closed; the fear of degrading the character of Jesus by representing him as a man; indicate with sufficient clearness the falsehood of our theology. It is the office of a true teacher to show us that God is, […]
Here is the secret of inspiration: Tell yourself that thousands and tens of thousands of people, not very intelligent and certainly no more intelligent than the rest of us, have mastered problems as difficult as those that now baffle you.
No matter how many people regard the Bible as inspired – that fact furnishes no evidence that it is inspired. Just as many people have regarded other books as inspired; just as millions have been deluded about the inspiration of books ages and ages before Christianity was born.
But if the witnesses are inspired of God then there is no reason for their disagreeing on anything, and if they do disagree it is a demonstration that they were not inspired.
You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.