Steven Curtis Chapman quote

"God is God and I am not. I can only see a part of the picture He's painting..."

Steven Curtis Chapman

Born: November 21, 1962

Occupation: Singer-songwriter

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There is no greater love than this. There is no greater gift that can ever be given. To be willing to die, so another might live -- there is no greater lover than this.

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In the gospel, we discover we are far worse off than we thought, and far more loved than we ever dreamed.

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There's nothing like a good cheating song to make me want to run home to be with my wife.

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God is God and I am not. I can only see a part of the picture He's painting...

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We've been invited to come and believe the Unbelievable, receive the Inconceivable, and see beyond our wildest imaginations... Lord, we come with great expectations.

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God really does have a plan for every child that He knits together, even when they look broken to the world outside, when their story is broken, when their hearts are broken, when their bodies are broken....

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Do everything you do to the glory of the One who made you

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God is telling an amazing, glorious, epic story. We have to decide if we will trust Him with it...

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I know a lot less about God, but the things I know about God, I know a whole lot more, for sure,

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What I see is tellin me this world's gone crazy, but, What is real says God's still on His throne, What I need is to remember one thing, that the Lord of the gentle breeze is Lord of the rough and tumble,...

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Out of these ashes beauty will rise.

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Country music is just country. It's going to shift around a little bit, doing some different instrumentations, different production styles. But it will always come back to what you heard at the Opry. Nobody...

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I would hate to be a new artist or writer in town today. But somehow the cream continues to rise. If there's one who's great, he just jumps out of the pack like you can't believe.

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I've been here 21 years, and I literally did walk up and down Music Row trying to break into the business. I felt very free to go into any publishing company.

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Success breeds volume, and it's just amazing how many young writers, artists, and musicians there are in town.

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That's one wonderful thing about country music - it shifts, ebbs, and flows stylistically, unlike pop music.

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Wherever we are, God's in that moment, God's speaking to us, and if we've just got our ears open and our antennas up, there's no lack of inspiration. He's not silent. We just have to be listening.

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This is life weve been given, made to be lived out, so... live out loud.

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I don't see the big picture. I don't have a clue. But I know God does. I'm going to declare that, even if I don't feel it right now.

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Because I am a part of the Big Picture, I do matter and substantially so. Because I am only a part, however, I am rightly situated off to stage right—and happily so. What freedom there is in such truth!...

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When I am finishing a picture, I hold some God-made object up to it - a rock, a flower, the branch of a tree or my hand - as a final test. If the painting stands up beside a thing man cannot make, the...

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When I am in a painting, I'm not aware of what I'm doing. It is only after a sort of 'get acquainted' period that I see what I have been about. I have no fears about making changes, destroying the image,...

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Nicholas Wolterstorff

God is not only the God of the sufferers but the God who suffers. ... It is said of God that no one can behold his face and live. I always thought this meant that no one could see his splendor and live....

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Vaslav Nijinsky

I am not an ape, I am a man. The world has been created by God. Man has been created by God. It is not possible for man to understand God - God understands God. Man is God and therefore understands God....

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I find that God by any name can be reduced to this sense of the eternal Presence. It defines being, and I see it as a sphere of intense light that marks the point of my origin. It is the permanent part...

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Good painting is nothing else but a copy of the perfections of God and a reminder of His painting. Finally, good painting is a music and a melody which intellect only can appreciate, and with great difficulty.

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When I look at a painting it isn't only the painting I see but the thing that I am. If there is more in the painting that I am, then I won't see it.

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I see a pattern, but my imagination cannot picture the maker of that pattern. I see a clock, but I cannot envision the clockmaker. The human mind is unable to conceive of the four dimensions, so how can...

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I am a man, and God is hiding from us humans. We are unable to see Him, we can only search for Him

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Painting is an illusion, a piece of magic, so what you see is not what you see. I don't know what a painting is; who knows what sets off even the desire to paint? It might be things, thoughts, a memory,...

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No matter what I go through today, I need not fear. For God is all-powerful and God is here. I am never separate from the One who created me. There is nothing I can do to make Him turn his face away from...

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Vincent Van Gogh

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