“Do not think you are getting no good from the Bible, merely because you do not...– (J. C. Ryle, Practical Religion, 136)
If I am capable of grasping God objectively, I do not believe, but precisely...
Elizabeth, still more affected, was earnest and solemn in her reply; and at...– Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austin
Who do you believe when you can’t get through When everything you know seems so untrue When I’m lost in a place that I thought I knew Give me some way that I might find you “Through Smoke” | Needtobreathe
”It is a risk to love. What if it doesn’t work out? Ah, but what...– Peter McWilliams
[Doubting my devotion to Christ] is so scary when that happens because if that...– John Piper
The truth is that I am not good. By nature, I am shaky and inconsistent. Why...– someone random
Don’t doubt in the dark what God showed you in the light.
And Samuel said to the people, “Do not be afraid; you have done all this evil. Yet do not turn aside from following the LORD, but serve the LORD with all your heart. And do not turn aside after empty things that cannot profit or deliver, for they are empty. For the LORD will not forsake his people, for his great name’s sake, because it has pleased the LORD to make you a people for himself. ...
You may fear that the Lord has passed you by, but it is not so: he who counts...– Charles Spurgeon (via —thefearofgod)
Battling the Unbelief of Despondency →
“The lesson of Jesus’ life and the lesson of the Psalms is this: every cave that you’re in—wandering along, feeling the rocks, stumbling, stepping, bumping your head—every cave that you are in is a tunnel that opens into glory. It opens into a day like today in Heaven, with the sun shining, and the grass green, and the waters flowing—as long as you don’t sit down in the cave and...
Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove With all thy quickening powers, Come, shed...
Not without design does God write the music of our lives. Be it ours to learn...– Ruskin (via set-apartgirl)
If you live gladly to make others glad in God, your life will be hard, your...– John Piper
Foreknown & Destined In The Son →
About a trillion centuries Before the world was made, and seas Of deep and empty space were not Yet there to make an endless spot For nothingness, nor Gabriel, Nor Lucifer, nor flames of hell, Nor beasts and elders round the throne, But only God the Lord alone— No element of any kind, Nor…
The more robust, the more detailed your theology, the more humble you should...– Joe Thorn
I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy. Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live. Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; our God is merciful. The LORD preserves the simple; when I was brought low, he saved me. Return, O my soul, to your rest; for the LORD has dealt bountifully with you. Psalm 116:1-2, 5-7 Seriously...
In light of the Gospel, as our only hope and treasure- count everything as loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ. The way is hard, but the reward is great.
I bless the Christ of God; I rest on love divine; And with unfaltering lip and heart, I call this Savior mine. His cross dispels each doubt, I bury in His tomb My unbelief, And all my fear, Each lingering shade of gloom. I praise the God of grace, I trust His truth and might He calls me His, I call Him mine, My God, my joy, my light ’Tis He Who saveth me, And freely pardon gives I love because He...
I find myself swept up in two romances; one of which is an amazing reflection of...– Johnathan Sliski (facebook status; although it’s odd to quote him, I’ll give credit where credit’s due.)
to die to self: Manhood. →
set-apartgirl: by Paul Washer First of all, a young woman may pursue a relationship with the opposite sex only after she has embraced adulthood and it’s responsibilities. You’re going to be looking for a woman that’s not just beautiful, because she might just have no character whatsoever, but someone who has…
It is a safe thing to trust Him to fulfill the desire which He creates.– Amy Carmichael (via set-apartgirl)
But I have trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your...– Psalm 13:5-6
Love is imaging God to one another, because God is love. Love is unpacking,...– .. I don’t really know who said this, but it’s good.
First Valentine’s Day with a boyfriend- and he’s incredible in the way he demonstrated his pursuit of my heart tonight. But I’m most refreshed in the way it screams evidence of the goodness, faithfulness, and grace God’s given us, as well as a shadow of His ultimate pursuit of us through Christ. Seriously, God knew what He was doing when He designed relationships.. no...
Time at the feet of Jesus is critical. Women have told me, “That’s so legalistic.” Is it legalistic to eat three meals a day? No. We do it because it keeps us alive and we crave it… Is it legalistic to regularly get together with your best friend and communicate your heart? Of course not. We do it because relationships are important to how God made us a human beings,...
good article of truth right here. How to Influence a Younger Christian by Justin Taylor
So where in the world does assurance come from? The answer is that, even though...– John Piper
God gives where He finds empty hands.– Augustine
If you don’t feel strong desires for the manifestation of the glory of...– John Piper, A Hunger for God
It’s because we don’t realize the utter depravity of the principle...– Jerry Bridges, Holiness Day by Day
“Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.” Philippians...
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the...– Romans 15:13
May the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit...– 2 Thessalonians 5:23-24
The Spirit intercedes for us not in many words or long prayers, but with...– Martin Luther
Survey: What would YOU want sometime to do for you during exam week? How would you be most helped during such a time of stress?
If we could be fully persuaded that we are in the good grace of God, that our...– Martin Luther Note to self: memorize this.
The Spirit of God does in me internally all that Jesus Christ did for me...– Oswald Chambers
Since I rarely post anything of my own on here, I should probably make this more significant. But I’ll share this small thought nonetheless. Three weeks ago, I sliced the heck out of my finger- trying to be all domestic in the kitchen, chopping vegetables, you know- and I just finally had the last flake of the scab fall off (pardon the graphic nature of my description). Not trying to be...
1 John 4:10 KJV “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” John, with love in his heart, soars aloft and, using his eagle eyes, looks over all history and all space and, at last, he poises himself over one spot, for he has found that for which he was looking, and says, “Herein is love.” There is love in a thousand places,...
You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts...– Isaiah 26:3 ESV
Jesus, I am resting, resting In the joy of what Thou art; I am finding out the greatness of Thy loving heart. Thou hast bid me gaze upon Thee, And Thy beauty fills my soul, For by Thy transfoming power Thou hast made me whole. Simply trusting Thee, Lord Jesus, I behold Thee as Thou art, And Thy love, so pure, so changeless, satisfies my heart – Satisfies its deepest longings, meets, supplies...
”He who covers his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and...– Proverbs 28:13
I’m so unsure. All the time. The past few days have been an emotional rollercoaster- God leading my thoughts to the possibility of giving up something I had been slowly and unknowingly tightening my fist around, clinging to instead of the Gospel. The very moment I thought of the option, my heart screamed “No God! That’s mine. There’s no way You would ask me to do...
| Psalm 33:20-22 | Our soul waits for the LORD; he is our help and our shield. For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name. Let your steadfast love, O LORD, be upon us, even as we hope in you.
For God is not a God of confusion but of peace. -1 Corinthians 14:33