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)
Reblogged from to die to self
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)
Reblogged from T.B. LaBerge
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)
Reblogged from child of promise
God has promised to supply our needs. What we don’t have now we don’t need now.
— Elisabeth Elliot, The Path of Loneliness (via wild-heart-child-heart)
Reblogged from Fall Afresh
Before the sin, Satan assures us that it is of no consequence; after the sin, he persuades us that it is unforgivable.
— Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen (via breanna-lynn)
Reblogged from to die to self
The best gift of the gospel is not the forgiveness of sins. The best gift of the gospel is not the imputed righteousness of Jesus Christ. The best gift of the gospel is not eternal life. The best gift of the gospel is seeing and savoring the supremacy of Jesus himself - that’s the best gift of the gospel. And we had no access to that joy until He took our place.
— John Piper (via earthstranger)
Reblogged from My Journey Home
We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.
— T.S. Eliot (via dlchen)
Reblogged from Romans 8:23
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
Psalm 34:18