"We naturally try to avoid suffering at all costs but God brings suffering in our lives for the sake of our eternal joy — yes, even glory."
"There is more righteousness in Christ, who is mine, than there is sin in me."
Richard Sibbes (via onfireforgod)
n. a moment of awareness that someone you’ve known for years still has a private and mysterious inner life, and somewhere in the hallways of their personality is a door locked from the inside, a stairway leading to a wing of the house that you’ve never fully explored—an unfinished attic that will remain maddeningly unknowable to you, because ultimately neither of you has a map, or a master key, or any way of knowing exactly where you stand. (via luminell)
"‘Missions’ is very simple. There are only two ministries in missions. You’re either called to go down into the well or you’re called to hold the rope for those that go down. Either way, there should be scars on your hands. Where are your scars? What has it cost you to be a Christian?"
Paul Washer (via jasminecrystal)
"But it enlarges our conception of God; it gives us new ideas of His infinite patience, if we think of the wonder of His calm quiet waiting as He watched the strain and the haste of man across the feverish years, while slowly and silently the Great Book grew. Here a little and there a little of it came on; here a bit of history, and there a bit of prophecy; here a poem, and there a biography; and at last, in process of time, as silently as the House of the Lord of old (1 Kings 6:7) it came forth before a needy world in its finished completeness."
Dyson Hague, The Wonder of the Book (via jasreneelau)
Josh Duren - Easter Submission
‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”
- Revelation 21:4-5
What a great and hopeful future.