The remarkable thing about God is that when you fear God, you fear nothing else, whereas if you do not fear God, you fear everything else.
— Oswald Chambers  (via jag24)
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I can say that Jesus grace is beautiful, but until I live in it, I will never be changed. Attraction to the gospel is popular, but submission to the Father through Jesus Christ is something that nobody truly desires. Jesus tells us to follow Him, not just His teachings, it is a complete surrender of me, for a complete gain of Him, and until that becomes our daily routine, it will only be a pretty little sticker we place on our fridge door.
— T.B. LaBerge // Go Now (via tblaberge)
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You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships every day. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.
— Epicurus (via craigtowens)
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God never reveals our hearts to discourage us. Convicting us of sin is one of the most profound ways he demonstrates his love for us.
— Paul Tripp (via littlethingsaboutgod)
But remember, there are two ways to dehumanize someone: by dismissing them, and by idolizing them.
— David Wong (via thatkindofwoman)
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Sanctification means the impartation of the holy qualities of Jesus Christ to me. It is the gift of His patience, love, holiness, faith, purity, and godliness that is exhibited in and through every sanctified soul. Sanctification is not drawing from Jesus the power to be holy— it is drawing from Jesus the very holiness that was exhibited in Him, and that He now exhibits in me. Sanctification is an impartation, not an imitation. Imitation is something altogether different. The perfection of everything is in Jesus Christ, and the mystery of sanctification is that all the perfect qualities of Jesus are at my disposal.
— Oswald Chambers (via kadie-jo)
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Now, listen to me. This might set some of you free.

Do you ever get up in the morning, and you have your quiet time, and feel the presence of God, and you’re studying the Word, and God seems to speak to you, and you go out and you witness to everybody, and you’re obedient, and, boy, you just did it right that day. I mean, you were just on top of the world. You loved your wife, you didn’t kick the cat, you’re just—you’re walking with God. And you’re so full of joy at the end of the day.

And the next day you get up; well, you overslept, you shouldn’t have watched that program the night before, you should’ve been in the word, you didn’t witness when you had an opportunity, and there’s a real sense in which you’re filled with sorrow.

Do you know what that is? Idolatry. You have become the source of your own joy. Your joy comes from you and your continuous work. My joy comes from the finished work of Jesus Christ.

— Paul Washer (via set-apartgirl)
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And I pray that you no longer seek happiness from the past, but rather you set your sails forward, to a land that is pure and wonderful. I pray that you no longer stare into the shallows of empty promises, but that you dive into the depth of an ocean of guarantees. May you feel the winds of hope, and smell the scent of joy, may your heart be alive again as it was meant to be. For you are with a better captain, you are with a true sailor, a true leader; You are sailing with Christ, and He is always sure to lead us home.
— T.B. LaBerge // Go Now (via tblaberge)
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People respect humility, they trample on insecurity. The more you lead out of your strengths, the less insecure you’ll be. Find your strengths and lead out of them.
— Eddie Park

Sin tries to convince us that Christ remembers every mistake we make; Grace tells us that Christ remembers every tear we shed.

The reality is that Jesus will wipe away both.

— T.B. LaBerge // Go Now (via tblaberge)
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