"Someday you’re gonna look back on this moment of your life as such a sweet time of grieving. You’ll see that you were in mourning and your heart was broken, but your life was changing…"
― Elizabeth Gilbert (via justbesplendid)
"If anything has been lost from our culture it is the idea that human beings are privately, personally, individually, ultimately, inexorable accountable to God for their lives […] But if people understood that there is a holy God and that sin is an offense against that holy God, they would break down the doors of our churches and ask, “What must I do to be saved?"
“The Truth of the Cross” (via adeneilts)
"There is sometimes a subtle selfishness behind our avoidance of risk taking. There is a hypocrisy that lets us take risks every day for ourselves but paralyzes us from taking risks for others on the Calvary road of love. We are deluded and think that such risk may jeopardize a security that in fact does not even exist."
John Piper // Risk Is Right [p. 22] (via meggielynne)
"Physical impoverishment is a beautiful place to learn about grace, and about giving, for then we see our own inability and spiritual impoverishment - we understand in these places that we are incapable of being what we must be and so we can grasp, in some small way, our own need for Christ. And when we’ve seen Christ, we come to understand that He can work in our poverty a greater miracle than in our riches - for to give extravagantly out of our poverty and uncertainty is to be invested in a heavenly realm more than our own, for to seek citizenship of another world over our own is not natural or easy, but the fruit of a Spirit more than our own. So give me poverty over riches, for it is the arbor on which Grace grows."
S. G. Rees, Growing Seasons. (via nameful)
"Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you- it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you… Hopefully, you leave something good behind."
Anthony Bourdain (via natncho)
"My faith rests not upon what I am, or shall be, or feel, or know, but in what Christ is, what He has done, and what He is now doing for me."
Charles Spurgeon (via breanna-lynn)
What if being filled with the Spirit has a lot less to do with uncontrollable-ness, staggering or drunkenness and a lot more to do with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control?
What if it’s a lot less about experience and a lot more about life?
"I think things are beautiful when you don’t plan them, and you don’t have any expectations, and you’re not trying to get somewhere in particular."
Alison Mosshart (via thatkindofwoman)
"I’m not the silly romantic you think. I don’t want the heavens or the shooting stars. I don’t want gemstones or gold. I have those things already. I want…a steady hand. A kind soul. I want to fall asleep, and wake, knowing my heart is safe. I want to love, and be loved."
Shana Abé (via breanna-lynn)
"There are many who preach Christ, but not many who live Christ. My great aim will be to live Christ."
R.C. Chapman (via unworthyofhisgrace)