22 Great Max Lucado Quotes

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Max Lucado has a true gift for words. Some of my favorite modern Christian quotes have come from Max Lucado. His quotes are so thought provoking and yet simple. He uses words that paint a picture and make a point. If you haven’t read a book by Max Lucado yet, I would encourage you to pick one up. Here is a list of some of my favorite quotes by Max Lucado.

Featured Max Lucado Quote
“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 On Faith

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

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

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

Love Quotes

Max Lucado Quotes

Max Lucado Quotes On Love

“A woman’s heart should be so hidden in God that a man has to seek Him just to find her.”Max Lucado Quotes

 “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.”

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

Quotes About Life

“You are the only you God made… God made you and broke the mold. ”

“When you are in the final days of your life, what will you want?  Will you hug that college degree in the walnut frame? Will you ask to be carried to the garage so you can sit in your car? Will you find comfort in rereading your financial statement? Of course not. What will matter then will be people. If relationships will matter most then, shouldn’t they matter most now?”

“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.”

“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.”

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

God Quotes

“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! ”

“Nature is God’s first missionary. Where there is no Bible there are sparkling stars. Where there are not preachers there are spring times…  If a person has nothing but nature, then nature is enough to reveal something about God.”

“He loves each one of us like there is only one of us to love”

“God rewards those who seek Him. Not those who seek doctrine of religion or systems or creeds. Many settle for these lesser passions, but the reward goes to those who settle for nothing less than Jesus himself. And what is the reward? What awaits those who seek Jesus? Nothing short of the heart of Jesus.”

Max Lucado About Forgiveness

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

“Forgiveness is unlocking the door to set someone free and realizing you were the prisoner!”

Quotes For Inspiration

“We see a hearse; we think sorrow. We see a grave; we think despair. We hear of a death; we think of a loss. Not so in heaven. When heaven sees a breathless body, it sees the vacated cocoon & the liberated butterfly.”

“When grace moves in… guilt moves out”

“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.”

“We forget that IMPOSSIBLE is one of God’s favorite words”

What is your favorite Max Lucado Quote? Share it the comments!


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{ 35 comments… read them below or add one }

Cindy December 30, 2011 at 1:03 pm

Hey Josh. Do you have permission to use these?? We called Max’s church and they would not give us permission to add some of his quotes in the bulletin. We are a small small church and I found this odd.


Josh December 30, 2011 at 1:11 pm

Thanks for the comment Cindy. I found these quotes all over the web so I think they are okay to use. That is strange that you were not able to use them on a Church bulletin.


Christof February 7, 2012 at 5:13 pm

Cindy, I’m sure no-one is going to take you to court for using this – its like giving the beggar a bread and expecting money in return.


Dionne September 13, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Wow!!! how come some people still think “SO SMALL” and cannot see the beauty of something without put other people down . Odd is the brain of some people still have of 21 century!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats Josh God Bless you to help others and thanks for you comments Cristof agreed 100% MAy GOOD OPEN SOME PEOPLES BRAINS TO BECAME BETTER PEOPLE ONE DAY !!!


tamara January 16, 2012 at 3:59 pm

I love.these quotes so much, I’m planning on reading a Max Lucado book someday.


Coach March 22, 2013 at 1:18 am

Today is the day to be blessed by his ministry
Go get that book


Emma February 12, 2012 at 8:57 am

My favorite Max Lucado quotes is “I CHOOSE GENTLENESS….” l pray God to give me the grace to make words of the quote my lifestyle Amen.


Christof February 13, 2012 at 2:42 pm

so true, in this day and age its so easy to harden our heart and we forget that Gods power works best through us when we are “weak”.


Macy February 27, 2012 at 7:15 pm

My fave max lucado quote for sure is “You are valuable because you exist. Not because of what you do or have done, but simply because you are.” (:


Olivia March 8, 2012 at 5:29 pm

i love Max He is really an inspiration to me


Olivia March 8, 2012 at 5:07 pm

I actually have a Max Lucado’s bible called “Hermie and friends” and he has written some really nice things and this is my favorite Bible because it expains things much easier and I love him


Olivia March 8, 2012 at 5:34 pm

I am very glad that I found this website you inspire me alot thank you


ryan r. h. March 25, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Love max


TK March 30, 2012 at 8:04 am

Reading Max Lucado’s,Facing Your Giants. The quote that hit me hard(in a very positive way :-)) “Your enemies still figure into God’s plan.Their pulse is proof.


Walt Macklin April 1, 2012 at 4:34 pm


Your a blessing in our lives- it has its ups and downs.

Your blessed and highly

Walt & Shirley Macklin


K April 3, 2012 at 3:26 pm



Christof April 3, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Thanks K, was as if this message were sent directly to me.


K May 3, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Happy Thankful Thursday! YES YOU…. just say Thanks even if your not sure why.


Jean Fuld May 17, 2012 at 8:48 pm

No one can say it like Max Lucado. What a gift! My favorite quote: “Nails didn’t hold Him on the cross. Love did!”


Sundiata June 23, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Fav Max Lucado quote … Church never ends!!
Hallelujah Jesus 🙂


raine July 10, 2012 at 10:15 pm

“Change,like taxes, is unwelcome but necessary. ”

from It’s Not About Me 🙂


marvin August 16, 2012 at 1:04 am

good news for us!!!


Adebayo Olukayo December 2, 2012 at 5:25 am

Max MST (Master Story Teller), your books of quotes are BREATH’S BANK. Where those that think life has almost gone out of them can retrieve from. God bless u Sir. I prayed a new name, new mind, and a spirit for u in Jesus name. From Nigeria.


barbara blais December 14, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Hi. I hope you are doing well today. 🙂

I really enjoyed reading your quotes from Max Lucado. I especially liked the inspirational quote: “When grace moves in… guilt moves out” I would like to learn more about what Max was saying when he said this statement. Do know what book that quote is from, and the page number, if possible, so I read more about it?

Thank you for considering my request. Take care, and have a very, blessed day. 🙂


Sunil Munshi January 11, 2013 at 9:28 am

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

Does that mean we should forgive strangers also.


jim March 9, 2013 at 6:54 pm



kevin kennedy February 24, 2013 at 12:45 am

really enjoyed max lucado quotes,,, loved” if god had a refrigerator your picture would be on it”


David Sohm June 12, 2013 at 10:52 am

My favorite Lucado quote out of “Facing your Giants” … Linger to long in the stinch of your hurt and you’ll soon smell like the toxin you despise.


Barbara June 28, 2013 at 8:18 pm

God has blessed us by giving us Max. He has blessed Max with the gift of painting beautiful insights about God with his words!


leela July 15, 2013 at 10:18 am

One of my favourite quotes of Max Lucado is this,
” A woman’s heart should be so hidden in God that a man has to seek Him ( diligently) just to find her”.

….because I am a mother of a god-fearing daugher and praying for such a man in her life in His time


leela July 15, 2013 at 10:24 am

Thank you Josh for this amazing site that I came across incidently. May God bless you and your family.



nicole gasperson November 16, 2013 at 11:41 pm

I could not pick just one. I am however looking for one where he talks about the scientific aspects of earth and how if it were any closer it would Burn up I would like for my daughter to read it. Any idea which book it’s from.


Mickie June 1, 2015 at 9:27 am

My favorite quote is, “What if you woke up this morning
and found you had nothing left EXCEPT what you thanked
God for yesterday?”

I was told this was a Max Lucado quote; can you tell me
for sure; I want to use it and give credit where it is due.

thanks, Mickie


Pamela Rose Williams June 1, 2015 at 1:38 pm

Yes Mickie, that is a Max Lucado quote. Really makes you think, doesn’t it?


Dee September 12, 2015 at 6:01 pm

“God’s grace has a drenching about it. A wildness about it. A white-water, riptide, turn-you-upside-downness about it. Grace comes after you. It rewires you. From insecure to God secure. From regret-riddled to better-because-of-it. From afraid-to-die to ready-to-fly. Grace is the voice that calls us to change and gives us the power to pull it off.”
-Max Lucado


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