Category Archives: Soul Cravings

Bitterness Closes the Door to Your Future — A Quote by Erwin Raphael McManus in “Soul Cravings”

“Bitterness is the enemy of love because it makes you unforgiving and unwilling to give love unconditionally. It is the enemy of hope because you keep living in the past and become incapable of seeing a better future. It is the enemy of faith because you stop trusting in anyone but yourself.”

— Erwin Raphael McManus, “Soul Cravings”

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Your Soul Craves God — A Quote by Erwin Raphael McManus in “Soul Cravings”

“Life without God is starvation of the soul… My soul doesn’t crave something from God; my soul craves God. And by the way, so does yours. That’s why everything else will leave you unsatisfied in the end. All the evidence you need to prove God is waiting within you to be discovered.”

— Erwin Raphael McManus, “Soul Cravings”

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Unbelievable, Unconditional Love — A Quote by Erwin Raphael McManus in “Soul Cravings”

“What in the world would happen if people actually began discovering the actual message of Jesus Christ — that love is unconditional? What would happen if we began to realize that God was not, in fact, waiting for us to earn his love, but that he was passionately pursuing us with his love? What would happen if the word got out that Jesus was offering his love freely and without condition?”

“The reason religion works is that we believe in conditional love and doubt the existence of unconditional love.”

— Erwin Raphael McManus, “Soul Cravings”

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Don’t Kill Desire, Acquire Desire a New Way — A Quote by Erwin Raphael McManus in “Soul Cravings”

“It isn’t an accident that we are filled with desire. It’s one part of being made like God. The problem… is that we have raging passions and desires without the character and inherent good of God to channel them properly. Nevertheless, the solution for God has never been to neuter us or move us toward living apathetic lives. The goal of spirituality is not to extract from you all desire and passion. The call of Jesus is the exact opposite — delight in him and he will give you the desires of your heart. The destination of your spiritual journey was never intended to be nothingness.”

— Erwin Raphael McManus, “Soul Cravings”

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Dare to Be the Butterfly You Were Made to Be — A Quote by Erwin Raphael McManus in “Soul Cravings”

“The most famous metaphor to ever come from the early followers of Christ is the butterfly… Sometimes, we choose just to be a worm; at other times our preference is to hide in the cocoon, but every now and again we engage in the difficult struggle of breaking out. It’s painful; it’s frustrating; it’s hard work. We might even wonder why God would make the cocoon so hard to escape from, never realizing it is the process itself that strengthens our wings and prepares us for flight… On its worst day, a butterfly flies better than a caterpillar on its best day.”

— Erwin Raphael McManus, “Soul Cravings”

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That Craving in Your Soul is God Trying to Get Your Attention — A Quote by Erwin Raphael McManus in “Soul Cravings”

“Your soul craves, and it’s God you are longing for. So listen carefully to the conversation going on inside your head… God is trying to get your attention and bring you into relationship with him. If you pay attention to your soul, it will guide you.”

— Erwin Raphael McManus, “Soul Cravings”

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You are a Spiritual Being of Great Value to God — A Quote by Erwin Raphael McManus in “Soul Cravings”

“At your core you are a spiritual being of infinite value. To be human is a gift. You are created by God, and you have immeasurable value to him.”

— Erwin Raphael McManus, “Soul Cravings”

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