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Max Lucado's inspirational and spiritual quotes on affection, anxiety, belief, books, character, children, Christianity, Jesus Christ, Church, creativity, desire, devotion, forgiveness, honesty, humanity, soul, suffering, trust, winning, wisdom, Universe and much more.

98 Top Max Lucado Quotes For A Bright & Optimistic Life

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Max Lucado is a best-selling author and preacher from San Antonio, Texas. He has published more than 100 books with more than 80 million copies. He has been honored with the highly revered ‘Gold Medallion Christian Book of the Year’ for his books ‘In Grip of Grace’, ‘Just like Jesus’ and ‘When God Whispers Your Name’. He was also named as the “Best Preacher of America” by the Readers Digest in 2005. The general theme of his work is usually based on spirituality and related to belief in the almighty. He has emphasized on the importance of life and its challenges and has also shared the tools for overcoming obstacles in life. Max Lucado believes that "God meets daily needs daily. Not weekly or annually. He will give you what you need when it is needed." As he is a widely read writer and preacher, he is extensively quoted on several subjects. We have compiled some of Max Lucado’s sayings and quotations from his writings and lectures. Let’s browse through more of his inspirational and spiritual quotes on affection, anxiety, belief, books, character, children, Christianity, Jesus Christ, Church, creativity, desire, devotion, forgiveness, honesty, humanity, soul, suffering, trust, winning, wisdom, Universe and much more.

A woman's heart should be so hidden in God that a man has to seek Him just to find her.

- Max Lucado

Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want. It is the belief that God will do what is right.

- He Still Moves Stones, Max Lucado

You are the only you God made... God made you and broke the mold.

- Cure for the Common Life: Living in Your Sweet Spot, Max Lucado

Forgive and give as if it were your last opportunity. Love like there's no tomorrow, and if tomorrow comes, love again.

- Every Day Deserves a Chance: Wake Up to the Gift of 24 Hours, Max Lucado

Forgiveness is unlocking the door to set someone free and realising you were the prisoner!

- Max Lucado

You weren't an accident. You weren't mass produced. You aren't an assembly-line product. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on the earth by the Master Craftsman.

- The Christmas Candle, Max Lucado

If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it. If He had a wallet, your photo would be in it. He sends you flowers every spring and a sunrise every morning... Face it, friend. He is crazy about you!

- Max Lucado

God loves you just the way you are, but He refuses to leave you that way. He wants you to be just like Jesus.

- Max Lucado

To lead the orchestra, you have to turn your back on the crowd.

- Max Lucado

I choose gentleness... Nothing is won by force. I choose to be gentle. If I raise my voice may it be only in praise. If I clench my fist, may it be only in prayer. If I make a demand, may it be only of myself.

- Max Lucado

Lower your expectations of earth. This isn't Heaven, so don't expect it to be.

- Max Lucado

Be a child again. Flirt. Giggle. Dip your cookies in your milk. Take a nap. Say you're sorry if you hurt someone. Chase a butterfly. Be a child again.

- When God Whispers Your Name, Max Lucado

Remember, you are special because I made you. And I don't make mistakes.

- Max Lucado

Feed your fears and your faith will starve. Feed your faith, and your fears will.

- Fearless: Imagine Your Life Without Fear, Max Lucado

The key is this: Meet today's problems with today's strength. Don't start tackling tomorrow's problems until tomorrow. You do not have tomorrow's strength yet. You simply have enough for today.

- Traveling Light: Releasing the Burdens You Were Never Intended to Bear, Max Lucado

The past does not have to be your prison. You have a voice in your destiny. You have a say in your life. You have a choice in the path you take.

- When God Whispers Your Name, Max Lucado

Even though you may not understand how God works, you know he does.

- When God Whispers Your Name, Max Lucado

We may speak about a place where there are no tears, no death, no fear, no night; but those are just the benefits of heaven. The beauty of heaven is seeing God.

- Experiencing the Heart of Jesus: Knowing His Heart, Max Lucado

He loves each one of us like there is only one of us to love (when God whisper your name)

- Max Lucado

Let God have you, and let God love you - and don’t be surprised if your heart begins to hear music you’ve never heard and your feet learn to dance as never before.

- Max Lucado

To the loved, a word of affection is a morsel; but to the love-starved, a word of affection can be a feast.

- Max Lucado

Sometimes God allows what he hates to accomplish what he loves.

- Max Lucado

Can you imagine a life with no fear? What if faith, not fear, was your default reaction to threats?

- Fearless: Imagine Your Life Without Fear, Max Lucado

No person [should] walk out into the world to begin the day until he or she has stood beneath the cross to receive God’s love.

- Max Lucado

God is God. He knows what he is doing. When you can’t trace his hand, trust his heart.

- Max Lucado

It's not about winning or losing, but love and respect.

- Max Lucado

A book should be a garden that fits in the hands. Word-petals of color. Stems of strength. roots of truth. Turn a page and turn the seasons. Read the sentence and enjoy the roses.

- Max Lucado

A few songs with Him might change the way you sing. Forever.

- Next Door Savior, Max Lucado

Though we may not be able to see His purpose or His plan, the Lord of heaven is on His throne and in firm control of the universe and our lives.

- America Looks Up: Reaching Toward Heaven for Hope and Healing, Max Lucado

The people who make a difference are not the ones with the credentials but the ones with the concern.

- Max Lucado

When God looks at you, he doesn’t see you; he sees the One who surrounds you. That means that failure is not a concern for you. Your victory is secure.

- Grace for the Moment, Max Lucado

There is no way our little minds can comprehend the love of God. But that didn't keep him from coming.

- America Looks Up: Reaching Toward Heaven for Hope and Healing, Max Lucado

Don't measure the size of the mountain; talk to the One who can move it.

- Max Lucado

Jesus tends to his people individually. He personally sees to our needs. We all receive Jesus' touch. We experience his care.

- Experiencing the Heart of Jesus: Knowing His Heart, Max Lucado

Though you see nothing, he is acting.

- Grace for the Moment, Max Lucado

When grace moves in... guilt moves out

- Max on Life: Answers and Insights to Your Most Important Questions, Max Lucado

No one can do everything, but everyone can do something

- Outlive Your Life: You Were Made to Make A Difference, Max Lucado

We forget that IMPOSSIBLE is one of God's favorite words

- Max on Life: Answers and Insights to Your Most Important Questions, Max Lucado

People are watching the way we act, more than they are listening to what we say.

- Max Lucado

You need someone to lift your spirits. You need someone to look you in the face and say, "This isn't the end. Don't give up. There is a better place than this. And I'll lead you there.

- Traveling Light: Releasing the Burdens You Were Never Intended to Bear, Max Lucado

God wants us to know we are saved, for saved people are dangerous people, willing to face off with the world, unafraid of the consequences since they know that, whatever happens, they will have eternal life.

- Max on Life: Answers and Insights to Your Most Important Questions, Max Lucado

Philosophers can debate the meaning of life, but you need a Lord who can declare the meaning of life.

- Traveling Light: Releasing the Burdens You Were Never Intended to Bear, Max Lucado

Don't worry about having the right words; worry more about having the right heart. It's not eloquence he seeks, just honesty.

- Cast of Characters: Common People in the Hands of an Uncommon God, Max Lucado

CAN is 100 times more important than IQ

- Max Lucado

Worry divides the mind.

- Traveling Light: Releasing the Burdens You Were Never Intended to Bear, Max Lucado

God leads us. God will do the right thing at the right time. And what a difference that makes.

- Traveling Light: Releasing the Burdens You Were Never Intended to Bear, Max Lucado

Who are they to give stars or dots? They're Wemmicks just like you." Eli to Punchinello (p. 25)

- You Are Special, Max Lucado

The wizard [of Oz] says look inside yourself and find self. God says look inside yourself and find [the Holy Spirit]. The first will get you to Kansas. The latter will get you to heaven. Take your pick.

- Experiencing the Heart of Jesus: Knowing His Heart, Max Lucado

Our prayers may be awkward. Our attempts may be feeble. But since the power of prayer is in the One who hears it and not in the one who says it, our prayers do make a difference.

- Max Lucado

God sees us with the eyes of a Father. He sees our defects, errors and blemishes. But He also sees our value.

- Max Lucado

May you live in such a way that your death is just the beginning of your life.

- Outlive Your Life: You Were Made to Make A Difference, Max Lucado

We will never be cleansed until we confess we are dirty. And we will never be able to wash the feet of those who have hurt us until we allow Jesus, the one we have hurt, to wash ours.

- 3:16: The Numbers of Hope, Max Lucado

Conflict is inevitable but combat is optional.

- When God Whispers Your Name, Max Lucado

You will never forgive anyone more than God has already forgiven you.

- Max Lucado

The maker of the stars would rather die for you than live without you. And that is a fact. So if you need to brag, brag about that.

- Traveling Light: Releasing the Burdens You Were Never Intended to Bear, Max Lucado

When God gives an assignment, he also gives the skill. Study your skills, then, to reveal your assignment.

- Cure for the Common Life: Living in Your Sweet Spot, Max Lucado

Da Vinci painted one Mona Lisa. Beethoven composed one Fifth Symphony. And God made one version of you.

- Max Lucado

The only mistake is not to risk making one.

- Cure for the Common Life: Living in Your Sweet Spot, Max Lucado

Focus on giants - you stumble. Focus on God - Giants tumble.

- Cast of Characters: Common People in the Hands of an Uncommon God, Max Lucado

Nothing fosters courage like a clear grasp of grace... & nothing fosters fear like an ignorance of mercy

- Max on Life: Answers and Insights to Your Most Important Questions, Max Lucado

When we see death, we see disaster. When Jesus sees death, he sees deliverance!

- Max Lucado

‎Mark it down: God loves you with an unearthly love. You can't win it by being winsome. You can't lose it by being a loser. But you can be blind enough to resist it

- Max Lucado

Christ entered our world. As a result, we can enter His.

- God Came Near, Max Lucado

He promises a lamp unto our feet, not a crystal ball into the future.

- Traveling Light: Releasing the Burdens You Were Never Intended to Bear, Max Lucado

Our God is abundant in love and steadfast in mercy. He saves us, not because we trust in a symbol, but because we trust in a Savior.

- In the Grip of Grace: You Can't Fall Beyond His Love, Max Lucado

Sometimes, the people who make a difference are not the ones with the credentials, but the ones with the concern.

- Max Lucado

Fear creates a form of spiritual amnesia

- Fearless: Imagine Your Life Without Fear, Max Lucado

Worry is to joy what a Hoover vacuum cleaner is to dirt: might as well attach your heart to a happiness-sucker and flip the switch.

- Great Day Every Day: Navigating Life's Challenges with Promise and Purpose, Max Lucado

Answer this: A thousand years from now, will it matter what title the world gave you? No, but it will make a literal hell of a difference whose child you are.

- Max Lucado

But it is in storms that God does his finest work, for it is in storms that God has our keenest attention

- Max Lucado

Nothing fosters courage like a clear grasp of grace.

- Max Lucado

What the new mate, sports car, or unexpected check could never do, Christ says, "I Can." You'll love how he achieves it. He reconnects your soul with God.

- Max Lucado

Prayer lets God do what he does best. Take a pebble & kill a Goliath. Take the common, make it spectacular! Pray & see what He can do.

- Max Lucado

God does not exist to make a big deal out of us. We exist to make a big deal out of him. It’s not about you. It’s not about me. It’s all about him.

- It's Not About Me: Rescue From the Life We Thought Would Make Us Happy, Max Lucado

The best way to cheer yourself up is to cheer someone else up.

- Grace for the Moment: 365 Devotions for Kids, Max Lucado

God cast you in His play, wrote you into His story. He has a definite direction for your life. Fulfill it and enjoy fulfillment. Play the part God prepared for you and get ready for some great days.

- Max Lucado

There's an antidote to our fears- trust. If we trust God more,we can fear less.

- Max Lucado

GRACE GRACE is the GIFT of God's Riches' the PEACE of God, The LOVE of God, The HOPE of God.

- Max Lucado

The more radical the change, the greater the joy. And it’s worth every effort, for this is the joy of God.

- Grace for the Moment: Inspirational Thoughts for Each Day of the Year, Max Lucado

The sinless One took on the face of a sinner so that we sinners could take on the face of a saint.

- He Chose the Nails, Max Lucado

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you. (Isa. 43:2)

- You'll Get Through This: Hope and Help for Your Turbulent Times, Max Lucado

What I urge is that you learn to master your life by living each day in a day-tight compartment and this will certainly ensure your safety throughout your entire journey of life.

- Traveling Light: Releasing the Burdens You Were Never Intended to Bear, Max Lucado

Sustaining grace promises not the absence of struggle but the presence of God.

- Grace: More Than We Deserve, Max Lucado

God never promises to remove us from our struggles. He does promise, however, to change the way we look at them.

- Just Like Jesus: A Heart Like His, Max Lucado

Anxiety splits our energy between today’s priorities and tomorrow’s problems. Part of our mind is on the now; the rest is on the not yet. The result is half-minded living.

- Traveling Light: Releasing the Burdens You Were Never Intended to Bear, Max Lucado

You may not be down to your final heartbeat, but you may be down to your last paycheck, solution, or thimble of faith. Each sunrise seems to bring fresh reasons for fear

- Max Lucado

Fear may fill our world, but it doesn't have to fill our hearts.

- Fearless: Imagine Your Life Without Fear, Max Lucado

Let him into the mire and muck of our world. For only if we let him in can he pull us out.

- Celebrating Christmas with Jesus: An Advent Devotional, Max Lucado

For sledes elskede Gud verden, at han gav sin enbrne sn, for at enhver som strkker ud hos ham, ikke skal fortabes, men have evigt liv (John G. Paton's oversttelse)

- Max Lucado

Identity: smack-dab in the middle...Neither omnipotent nor impotent. Neither God's MVP nor God's mistake.

- Max Lucado

What you think of Jesus Christ Will thoroughly color how you think about everything else.

- Max Lucado

Deliverance is to the Bible what jazz music is to Mardi Gras: bold, brassy, and everywhere.

- Max Lucado

If pride is what goes before a fall, the shame is what keeps you from getting up after one.

- He Chose the Nails, Max Lucado

A person is worth something simply because he is a person.

- Grace For The Moment Daily Bible, Max Lucado

Your difficulty, your disease, your conflict are preparing you to be a voice of encouragement to your brothers.

- For The Tough Times: Reaching Toward Heaven for Hope, Max Lucado

Our prayers may be awkward. Our attempts may be feeble. But since the power of prayer is in the one who hears it and not the one who says it, our prayers do make a difference.

- He Still Moves Stones, Max Lucado

Here's a salute to a long good life: goodness that outlives the grave. love that outlasts the final breath. May you live your life in such a way that your death is just the beginning of your life.

- Outlive Your Life: You Were Made to Make A Difference, Max Lucado

When we would say 'No way,' he would say, 'My way.' Then the ones who doubted would scramble to salvage the blessing. And the one who gave it would savor the surprise.

- Celebrating Christmas with Jesus: An Advent Devotional, Max Lucado