Happy Daughters Day →
What a reassuring reminder on a day where we are forced to examine our family circumstances and personal sins. I don’t measure up as a daughter and won’t as a mother but I am free because Jesus measured up for me. Lord may I be able to grasp this truth all of my days.
True faith takes its character and quality from its object and not from itself....– Sinclair Ferguson
I’ve got two choices they both require pain. One’s the pain of...– Andy Mineo “Tug Of War”
I used to be continually examining myself, and studying and contriving for...– Jonathan Edwards
((grace.well)): killing desire and stunting faith. →
gracebewithyou: Last night at youth group, my boss and friend, Zach, talked about the secret to experiencing joy. He said that after 32 years, joy isn’t what he thought it was. I’m sure it’s because life isn’t what he thought it would once be either. The process of growing up could, in many ways, be said to be… Great article.
Who am I? What kind of man am I? What evil have I not done? Or if there is evil...– Augustine
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Kermitt Gosnell killed babies alive outside of the womb. It is a legit horror movie…only it’s real life. Such a sad gruesome video. Jesus come quickly…
I have to constantly be drawn back to this. “This clearly shows that if the foundation of your identity is your things—the thing that makes me who I am is this position, these relationships, having this name, having this money, and so on—then suffering will be pulling you away from the uttermost foundations of your joy–and that will make you mad, bitter, and sad. But if your identity is...
I gave up a little something to gain everything in Christ.– Lecrae
The law-keeper cries to the gospel-lover, “Don’t turn to the law or you will become its prisoner!” The gospel-lover cries to the law-keeper, “Turn to Christ and find great freedom!”
Over 2,000 years ago on this day He came down and humbled himself to died for sinners like you and me. He left his throne, He left his glory, and this good news has changed my life forever. It is finished. #GoodFriday
“Responsive love is not sparked when someone loves me because I’m good, but rather when someone loves me in my badness.” - Tullian Tchividjian #Boom #Exactly
Lecrae speaking on the origin of the secular and... →
There is no safe investment. To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything,...– C. S. Lewis, The Four Loves (New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1960), 169-170
I cannot pray but I sin. I cannot hear or preach a sermon but I sin. I cannot...– William Beveridge, Private Thoughts (London, 1720)
If I could explain my whole life in one quote this is what it would be. “When I get honest, I admit I am a bundle of paradoxes. I believe and I doubt, I hope and get discouraged, I love and I hate, I feel bad about feeling good, I feel guilty about not feeling guilty. I am trusting and suspicious. I am honest and I still play games. To live by grace means to acknowledge my whole life...
Only grace can change a heart and produce law-fulfilling works of mercy. Grace...– Tullian Tchividjian
It’s the kindness of the Lord and His pursuit of me that keeps me at the foot of the cross. Even on my weakest days and seasons I am reminded of His forgiving love for me. When I cling to the message of grace is when I find myself stooped at the throne of Jesus clinging to “It Is finished”. He has came to deliver weak and needy sinners like you and me, and I’m more thankful for that than I have...
The Christian faith is not a one word faith (law or gospel) but a two word faith...– Tullian Tchividjian
Cheap law weakens God’s demand for perfection. And in doing so, breathes life...– John Dink
I wish I could say I do everything for Gods glory but I can’t and neither...– Tullian Tchividjian
A year ago today the Lord took my precious sister Megan home, I am joyful but sorrowful on this bittersweet day. Through her life and death, Gods sovereignty, compassion, and grace were undeniably displayed through her, even through her disability she beheld His glory and was such a great depiction of constant grace in my life. The power of death has been defeated and through Christ, my time...
ahouseonfire: I just really want intimacy that has nothing to do with sex. I want to sit in a room in comfortable silence with someone who knows the worst parts of my soul, and for whatever reason actually wants to just be with me. I want that intimacy. This right here.
“Thirty-nine lashes left little flesh intact. He heaves with His breath up and...– (John Piper) This might be the best If not one of the best John Piper quotes I’ve heard. Dang.
I have never ever once met a person who was so captured by God’s grace and...– Tullian Tchvidjian God Comes Down Part 2
Some think that those who talk about cheap ggrace have a low view of God’s...– Tullian Tchvidjian God Comes Down Part 2
The problem in the church today is not cheap grace but it’s actually cheap...– Tullian Tchividjian God Comes Down Part 2
Jesus is even glorified in your sin, sometimes God ordains to leave a specific sin in your heart till you become the sort of warrior who will still seek his aid when the victory is won.
You called, You cried, You shattered my deafness. You sparkled, You blazed, You...– St. Augustine
Give us what we need to love and to serve the broken and beloved well. When...– Scotty Smith
Jesus show me the difference between not letting people’s opinions about me define me as opposed to being a relational jerk and not caring in the slightest to what they think. I desperately desire to see this change in my heart. #MyPrayer
”If our single, all-embracing passion is to make much of Christ in life...
Can I say something to young ladies here? I’m trying to pick my words carefully...– Matt Chandler (via sarah-bick)
You revive me lord and all my deserts are rivers of joy. You are the treasure, I could not afford, so I’ll spend myself till’ I’m empty an poor.
If the kind of love that pursues racial harmony is woven into the very fabric of God’s sovereign, sanctifying grace, and if therefore loving like that is part of what it means to be a Christian, then the promise of perseverance is a promise to keep us pursuing racial harmony till we die or till Jesus comes.
He couldn’t have said it any better. Boom. “I have found that as Christians we many times attribute ‘lawlessness’ to the preaching of the Gospel. Somewhere in our thinking we rationalize that if the Gospel is presented as “too free, too unconditional or that Jesus fulfills the law for us” that the result will be lax morality, loose living and lawlessness. It is as if we believe that...
And even if the law accuses us, and sin frightens us, they cannot drive us to...
By his Spirit, Christ’s continuing subjective work in me consists of his...
A Christian man who takes the lead in sexual purity, and who tells the woman...– Richard D. Phillips and Sharon L. Phillips (via radquotes)
Christ is magnified in your death, when youre so satisfied in Christ, that...
New Years Prayer
I’m thankful to begin this year with a little better understanding of the gospel than I had last year and the year before and the year before. I’m already praying that I’ll be able to say the same thing this time next year, and ten years from now; for the gospel isn’t merely good news for people getting ready to die—it’s good news for people who are now ready to live. In the gospel you lavish us...
Only when we come to the end of ourselves do we come to the beginning of God....– Tullian Tchividjian Glorius Ruin-How Suffering Sets You Free
O Christ, All Thy ways of mercy tend to and end in my delight. Thou didst weep, sorrow, suffer that I might rejoice. For my joy Thou hast sent me the Comforter, multiplied Thy promises, shown me my future happiness, given me a living fountain. Thou art preparing joy for me and me for joy; give me more than I can hold desire, or think of. Measure out to me my times and degrees of joy, at my...
Just as you did not come to Christ on your own, neither will you remain in...
It’s so beautiful that I can look at days like today and see my unsatisfied-aching heart and sincerely rejoice because I know Jesus is sovereign and he is using my deepest pains to bring me into everlasting joy. One day, I will see him face to face, and I will await that day with great anticipation.