“To love as Christ loves, is to feel as Christ feels, to hurt as Christ hurts, and to obey as Christ obeys; it is not an easy task to endure, but it is the byproduct of accepting Him as Lord over your life.”
— T.B. LaBerge // Jesus, His Grace, and the Gospel (via tblaberge)
“The Christian’s response to doubt (as it should be to everything), must be love. Your brother may be struggling with sin, you must support him by radiating the love of Christ. Your sister is plagued with guilt, speak Christ’s love and it will soothe the storm that rages within her.
“Soon I’m going to let my daughters in on the “soul mate” secret. That it’s made up and dangerous and unrealistic. That their God loves them more than any man ever could and that no one will ever come along and complete them the way they long to be completed. Their longing isn’t of this world. But that isn’t to say I don’t want them to find amazing husbands one day. It’s something I pray about often, asking God to be molding those young men–wherever they are–to be good mates for my girls, to be strong men of God, to have character above everything else. But that they don’t look to complete a girl’s life, either. That they’re pretty good on their own and then they meet one of my amazing daughters and they’ll want to do life together. And serve God together. Because He’s their soul mate. He’s their whole.”
“Something about crowds. One day they are shouting “Hosanna to the Son of David” and the next, “Crucify him!” They can’t be trusted, those crowds. Here’s a hard truth: If you are not actively following Jesus and growing as his disciple, you are a member of the crowd. If you are not following the Person of Jesus Christ with mind and heart level intention, you will follow the crowd. There’s no other way to say it.”