You ask me “What’s the the greatest act of faith?” To me is to look in the mirror of God’s word, and see all my faults, all my sin, all my shortcomings and to believe that God loves me exactly as he says he does.
— Paul Washer  (via littlethingsaboutgod)
Now Paul puts some questions. ‘Who can be against us? He that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also give us freely all things?’ When God the Father gave Christ, the Son of His bosom, He literally gave up all that heaven had. He gave the richest jewel that heaven possessed. And if He has given us His Son, is there anything too great for us to ask?
— Charles Spurgeon
Christ not only died, but He rose again, and is a living Savior tonight. He has all power in Heaven and on earth, and the devil is no match for Him; the risen Christ has power to snap the fetters of strong drink, to snap the fetters of opium, to snap the fetters of lust, and of every sin; and if you will trust Him to do it for you, He will do it.
— R.A. Torrey
The gospel is so deep that it not only meets our deepest needs but comes from God’s deepest self.
— Fred Sanders
Adherents of [naturalistic] ethic are not likely to produce a Dorothy Day or a Mother Teresa. Many of these people love humanity but not individual human beings… They will be found participating in demonstrations for causes such as nuclear disarmament, but not sitting at the bedside of a dying person.
— Guenter Lewy (agnostic political scientist)
When work is your identity, success goes to your head, and failure goes to your heart.
— Tim Keller
Our mistake is that we want God to send revival on our terms. We want to get the power of God into our hands, to call it to us that it may work for us in promoting and furthering our kind of Christianity. We want still to be in charge, guiding the chariot through the religious sky in the direction we want it to go, shouting ‘Glory to God,’ it is true, but modestly accepting a share of the glory for ourselves in a nice inoffensive sort of way. We are calling on God to send fire on our altars, completely ignoring the fact that they are our altars and not God’s.
— A.W. Tozer (via craigtowens)

Convicting.  (via dragadiddle)
Reblogged from child of promise

There is no need for hate, yet, it is one of the easiest things to do.

There is a great need for love, yet, it is one of the hardest things to do.

There is no need for control over our own lives, yet, that is what we constantly do.

There is a great need to surrender our lives to Christ, yet, that is what we fight against.

We reach for heaven, never fully understanding that Heaven reached down to us; Jesus Christ is always willing to offer us a place at the table, we have but to lay down our pride and enter His perfect rest.

— T.B. LaBerge // There Is (via tblaberge)
Reblogged from T.B. LaBerge

Reminder to Self:

We always affirm the Spirit in our words, but it seems like we never acknowledge Him in function.

Tags: Reminder
We are experts at looking down and around. Comparison steals our joy, defeat kills our motivation. In every storm, we search everywhere for the change of the tide to make us like everyone else, but the rest we so desperately seek is in the arms of a Savior that is above the waves. We must stop drowning ourselves. Above the waves is where Jesus waits.