I live to breathe Him in; to gaze into His beautiful eyes.
"For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope."
- Romans 15:4
"To serve God we are not called to choose self-denial or sacrifice, rather are we called to fulfill God’s purpose. The basic principle is not to choose the cross but to obey God’s will. Should the principle on which we work and serve include rebellion, then satan will obtain and enjoy glory even through our sacrifices."
- Watchman Nee
"Delayed answers to prayers are not refusals. Many prayers are received and recorded, yet underneath are the words, “My time has not yet come.” God has a fixed time and an ordained purpose, and He who controls the limits of our lives also determines the time of our deliverance."
"Sow for yourselves righteousness, reap steadfast love; break up your fallow ground, for it is time to seek the Lord, that He may come and rain righteousness upon you."
- Hosea 10:12
"We know that when Jesus was raised from the dead it was a signal of the end of death-as-the-end. Never again will death have the last word."
- Romans 6:9 (MSG)
"Your old life is dead. Your new life, which is your real life-even though invisible to spectators-is with Christ in God. He is your life."
- Colossians 3:3 (MSG)
"If you sin without knowing what you’re doing, God takes that into account. But if you sin knowing full well what you’re doing, that’s a different story entirely. Merely hearing God’s law is a waste of your time if you don’t do what he commands. Doing, not hearing, is what makes the difference with God."
- Romans 2:12-13 (MSG)
"Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending.
You plan a tower that will
pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility."
"It was the greatest honor God did to man that He made man in the
image of God; but it is the greatest dishonor man has done to God that
he has made God in the image of man."
- Matthew Henry
"Mercy is not something God has but something that God is."
- A.W. Tozer