In his own words


Jerry Clower in his own words!

Photo Credit: MCA Nashville

From “Let the hammer down”

Word Books: ISBN0-8499-0062

Library of Congress catalog number: 77-92448

 

“Anything I say or any illustration I give about my Christian convictions or anything about the Lord is facts. I may, however, embellish a little bit on a story. But in all of the stories I tell, something happened to give me the inspiration to tell it.”

 

Rutledge Hill Press, Inc.: ISBN 1-55853-070-3

Library of Congress catalog number: PN2287.C547A3

 

“..I start each day saying, “Lord, I am on your side. You ain’t never made a mistake, so whatever happens in my life today, I’ll just praise Your holy Name and keep goin’.” That’s a simple thing to do, but it works!”

“The Lord is not interested in what you used to do, but in what you’re going to do from today on.”

“Prayer is just merely talking to God, an expression of what’s on your heart..”

“ I’m often asked by talk-show interviewers, “What was the happiest moment of your life”, and I tell them “the day when at thirteen , I publicly professed my faith in Christ.” …the happiest moment of my life was Thursday night, following the fourth Sunday of July of 1939. I really understood what the preacher was saying  when he told us of God’s plan of salvation. At the end of the service, with the congregation singing “only trust Him” , I walked down that aisle and experienced a grace that only comes from the saving power of God. That same night a little thirteen year old girl publicly professed her faith in Christ and followed me down the aisle. Her name was Homerline Wells, now the mother of my four children, and I some kinda love her…The happiest moment of my life was when I became a Christian.”

“Regardless of your occupation, whether you drive a truck, dig a ditch, or milk a cow, sweep a street, or haul garbage; if you’re doing that job to the best of your ability, then you are successful. If you’re not giving an honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay, then you ain’t successful.”

“The key to a happy home is using the Bible as a guideline and really letting love take over. King Solomon said that it’s better to eat poke salat or turnip greens, drink branch water out of a gourd dipper and live in a shotgun house full of love than it is to live in a mansion dining on rib-eye steaks three times a day and driving a great big ol’ car- all without love. You don’t believe King Solomon said that? Check the book of Proverbs. “Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a fatted calf with hatred.” I just told you in East Fork Mississippi  language what that verse means.”

“The most important business I’m engaged in ought to be the Lord’s business. If it ain’t,  I need to get off and classify myself and see whose side I’m on.”

 

The Main Thing!

 

Monday, October 20, 2014