Last night news broke that Dr. Myles Munroe and his wife Ruth were among nine passengers who died in a plane crash as their flight headed into the Grand Bahama Airport. Munroe, the founder of the Bahamas Faith Ministries and Myles Munroe International, was a world-renown speaker, preacher, and the author of 69 books. His books covered topics from spiritual growth and personal development to nurturing romantic relationships and strengthening leadership. Munroe’s ministry touched many in ways that won’t soon be forgotten and a search through some of his work proves that he was a man who practiced what he preached in living a purposeful life. Already, many preachers and ministry leaders have taken to social media to share how much Munroe’s ministry meant to them.
— TD Jakes (@BishopJakes) November 10, 2014
The tragic death of Dr Myles Munroe is giving me pause to think about my PURPOSE, my PROCESS and my PLAN!
— jamalbryant (@jamalhbryant) November 10, 2014
RIP Dr. Myles Munroe, and wife Ruth. Your spirit was contagious. — Dave Ramsey (@DaveRamsey) November 10, 2014
Dr. Munroe left us with 2 PRESSING questions: 1) OLDER generation-will you PASS the baton? 2) YOUNGER Generation-Can you HANDLE the baton?
— E. Dewey Smith (@edeweysmith) November 10, 2014
Praying for Myles Munroe Family I know God is faithful and He will show Himself strong in this situation! Nothing takes Him by surprise 🙂
— CeCe Winans (@cecewinans) November 10, 2014
We here at UrbanFaith.com and Urban Ministries, Inc extend our condolences to the Munroe family, friends, and ministry partners. Yet we are thankful that Dr. Munroe will live on through his work. One of the most significant ways Munroe will live on is through the books he wrote and co-authored. We gathered just a few of his encouraging words on spiritual growth, character development, and relationships to celebrate his life and work.
“You must decide if you are going to rob the world or bless it with the rich, valuable, potent, untapped resources locked away within you.” Understanding Your Potential
“People generally fall into one of three groups: the few who make things happen, the many who watch things happen, and the overwhelming majority who have no notion of what happens. Every person is either a creator of fact or a creature of circumstance. He either puts color into his environment, or, like a chameleon, takes color from his environment.” Understanding Your Potential
“God’s love sets us free from the need to seek approval. Knowing that we are loved by God, accepted by God, approved by God, and that we are new creations in Christ empowers us to reject self-rejection and embrace a healthy self-love. Being secure in God’s love for us, our love for Him, and our love for ourselves, prepares us to fulfill the second greatest commandment: To love our neighbor as ourselves.” The Purpose and Power of Love & Marriage
“Marriage is two imperfect people committing themselves to a perfect institution, by making perfect vows from imperfect lips before a perfect God.” The Purpose and Power of Love & Marriage
“Communication is the ability to ensure that people understand not only what you say but also what you mean. It is also the ability to listen to and understand others. Developing both of these aspects of communication takes a lot of time, patience, and hard work.” The Purpose and Power of Love & Marriage
“Purpose is when you know and understand what you were born to accomplish. Vision is when you see it in your mind and begin to imagine it”
“Being open to correction means making ourselves vulnerable, and many people are not willing to do that.” Waiting and Dating
“Solid character will reflect itself in consistent behavior, while poor character will seek to hide behind deceptive words and actions.” Waiting and Dating
“Friendship is not a gift, but is the result of hard work.” Waiting and Dating
“The greatest tragedy in life is not death, but a life without a purpose.”
Do you have a favorite Myles Munroe quote from one of his books or a moment when you heard him speak? Share them in the comments section. Please also keep Dr. Myles and Ruth Munroe’s families in your prayers as well as all of their friends and those connected to Bahamas Faith Ministries and Myles Munroe International.