"Whether you’re single or married, whether liked, loved, or lonely, the key to contentment is trust. Believe or not, if we are discontented with singleness, we’ll more than likely face discontentment when we’re married."-Joshua Harris, I Kissed Dating Goodbye (via ajstorytellers)
"When a man says he has no ministry dealing with the sin of men, the Holy Spirit does. It is a primary ministry of the Holy Spirit to come and convict the world of sin. And so know this. When you do not deal specifically, passionately, lovingly with men and their depraved condition, the Holy Spirit is nowhere around you… No one has ever been able to bear the preaching of the gospel. They will either turn against it with a fierceness of an animal or they will be converted."-Paul Washer
"Beware of any work for God that causes or allows you to avoid concentrating on Him. A great number of Christian workers worship their work. The only concern of Christian workers should be their concentration on God. This will mean that all the other boundaries of life, whether they are mental, moral, or spiritual limits, are completely free with the freedom God gives His child; that is, a worshiping child, not a wayward one. A worker who lacks this serious controlling emphasis of concentration on God is apt to become overly burdened by his work. He is a slave to his own limits, having no freedom of his body, mind, or spirit. Consequently, he becomes burned out and defeated. There is no freedom and no delight in life at all. His nerves, mind, and heart are so overwhelmed that God’s blessing cannot rest on him."-Oswald Chambers
Your love makes me forget what I have been
Your love makes me see who I really am
"She began to notice his servant’s heart, his humility, and his leadership. This attraction felt different from her prior experiences of liking guys. “Before it had always been, ‘Here’s the guy I want!’ But this time I thought, ‘Here’s a man I could follow.’”"-Joshua Harris (Boy Meets Girl)
"The world takes us to a silver screen of flickering images of passion and romance play, and as we watch, the world says, “This is love.” God takes us to the foot of a tree on which a naked and bloodied man hangs and says, “This is love.”"-
Joshua Harris, I Kissed Dating Goodbye (via set-apartgirl)
Yes, I am completely aware what trailer has been recently released this week.
"When we place God in His rightful place in our lives, we don’t struggle so much when human relationships let us down. In direct contrast, when we make another human our idol, God can’t be our God."-Joshua Harris (via set-apartgirl)
"Now, listen to me. This might set some of you free.
Do you ever get up in the morning, and you have your quiet time, and feel the presence of God, and you’re studying the Word, and God seems to speak to you, and you go out and you witness to everybody, and you’re obedient, and, boy, you just did it right that day. I mean, you were just on top of the world. You loved your wife, you didn’t kick the cat, you’re just—you’re walking with God. And you’re so full of joy at the end of the day.
And the next day you get up; well, you overslept, you shouldn’t have watched that program the night before, you should’ve been in the word, you didn’t witness when you had an opportunity, and there’s a real sense in which you’re filled with sorrow.
Do you know what that is? Idolatry. You have become the source of your own joy. Your joy comes from you and your continuous work. My joy comes from the finished work of Jesus Christ." -Paul Washer (via set-apartgirl)