“The beauty of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is not that by following Him, we get what we want. Gosh, you don’t want most of what you want. And if God were to give them to you, it’d be cruel of Him. The good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is regardless of our circumstances, we get God and He’ll be enough. That on the day of trouble, we cry out, and we will hear, “Here I am.””—Matt Chandler, Grace Made Visible: Eyes to See 6/15/14 (via meatandsarcasmguy)
“If a woman marries a man, she’s trusting him with the rest of her life that he won’t hit her, cheat on her, that he’ll work hard, that he’ll pay the bills, that he’ll love their children, that he’ll finish the race well, that he’ll walk with Jesus ‘til the end, that if she gets sick, he’ll look after her, that if she is dying, he will be faithful to her. Gentlemen, it is a terrifying thing for a woman to trust a sinful man.”—Mark Driscoll (via littlethingsaboutgod)
How much time do you waste fretting over things you can’t control? Everyone does it. Some folks spend thousands to try and slow down the aging process, even though there’s nothing you can do in the end. It happens in almost every area of life….
Spiritual independence means living outside the restrictions of God’s will and choosing instead to please ourselves. As believers, we frequently take matters into our own hands, despite God’s promise for perfect provision.
Desires can blind us. We either want what we don’t…