“it’s impossible.” said pride. “it’s risky.” said experience. “it’s pointless.” said reason. “give it a try.” whispered the heart. “




~ anonymous
“it’s impossible.” said pride. “it’s risky.” said experience. “it’s pointless.” said reason. “give it a try.” whispered the heart. “
~ anonymous
I sought
the LORD,
and He
answered me 
and delivered me
from all my fears.
Those who look to Him are radiant,
and their faces shall never be ashamed.
Psalm 34:4, 5

I sought

the LORD,

and He

answered me 

and delivered me

from all my fears.

Those who look to Him are radiant,

and their faces shall never be ashamed.

Psalm 34:4, 5

"All good things are wild and free" 

"All good things are wild and free" 

I’m just a free spirit.
I’ll only fly away

I’m just a free spirit.

I’ll only fly away

The only thing we have to fear
is the possibility of pride
welling up in the human heart,
and in the end,
deceiving our own poor selves.
KNOW YOUR LIMITS!
Apart from Christ, science is misleading and philosophy is foolishness. —MM 91.

The only thing we have to fear

is the possibility of pride

welling up in the human heart,

and in the end,

deceiving our own poor selves.

KNOW YOUR LIMITS!

Apart from Christ, science is misleading and philosophy is foolishness. —MM 91.

Pride makes us artificial; humility makes us real – Thomas Merton
— Quaker Quotes (via ariettycarter)
Reblogged from I am Arietty
Faith Enables Obedience
Instead of releasing man
from obedience,
it is faith,
and faith only,
that makes us partakers
of the grace of Christ,
which enables us
to render obedience.
SC 60,61

Faith Enables Obedience

Instead of releasing man

from obedience,

it is faith,

and faith only,

that makes us partakers

of the grace of Christ,

which enables us

to render obedience.

SC 60,61

Roots.
Take them out by the roots.  
Let’s take them out. 
Break up your fallow ground. 
If your heart is hard,
don’t merely cut off the tops of the thorns,
but take them out by the roots.
No more shallowness of soil.
"He should be taught 
that he is not merely to be saved
by Christ’s sacrifice,
but that he is to make the 
life of Christ his life
and the character of Christ
his character.” COL 58
Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy

Roots.

Take them out by the roots.  

Let’s take them out. 

Break up your fallow ground. 

If your heart is hard,

don’t merely cut off the tops of the thorns,

but take them out by the roots.

No more shallowness of soil.

"He should be taught 

that he is not merely to be saved

by Christ’s sacrifice,

but that he is to make the 

life of Christ his life

and the character of Christ

his character.” COL 58

Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy

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Your heavenly Father 
"is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil" (Luke 6:35),
because He has stooped to lift you up, therefore, said Jesus,
you  may become like Him in character,
and stand without fault in the presence of men and angels.  
wow. 
MB 76

Your heavenly Father 

"is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil" (Luke 6:35),

because He has stooped to lift you up, therefore, said Jesus,

you  may become like Him in character,

and stand without fault in the presence of men and angels.  

wow. 

MB 76

I always earn my way to the top.
I always fight for what I want.
I always assert myself, put on my aggressive face, and get what I deserve.
But I don’t deserve You. I don’t deserve Your grace. 
I can’t offer you anything. I can’t allure You or bribe me into giving me Your gift.
I’m just like everyone else: in need of grace. I need Your grace. I just need some grace…
right now. 
I need Your light to shine upon me.

I always earn my way to the top.

I always fight for what I want.

I always assert myself, put on my aggressive face, and get what I deserve.

But I don’t deserve You. I don’t deserve Your grace. 

I can’t offer you anything. I can’t allure You or bribe me into giving me Your gift.

I’m just like everyone else: in need of grace. I need Your grace. I just need some grace…

right now. 

I need Your light to shine upon me.

Whatever comes to him comes from Christ.  He has no need to resist evil, for Christ is his defense.  Nothing can touch him except by our LORD’s permission and 
"all things" that are permitted work together for good to them that love God. 
Rom 8:28 MB 71
Permitted.  He permits. Perfect trust. I wanna trust You. 

Whatever comes to him comes from Christ.  He has no need to resist evil, for Christ is his defense.  Nothing can touch him except by our LORD’s permission and 

"all things" that are permitted work together for good to them that love God. 

Rom 8:28 MB 71

Permitted.  He permits. Perfect trust. I wanna trust You. 

"He that toucheth you toucheth the apple of oHis eye." Zechariah 2:8

"He that toucheth you toucheth the apple of oHis eye." Zechariah 2:8

“Whatever the appearance may be, every life centered in self is squandered.” COL 200.3
Squandered.

“Whatever the appearance may be, every life centered in self is squandered.” COL 200.3

Squandered.
“The world’s honor, the world’s glory, and the world’s applause are not worth anything to us.  {TDG 86.2}
Worthless.

“The world’s honor, the world’s glory, and the world’s applause are not worth anything to us.  {TDG 86.2}

Worthless.