"You never go away from us, yet we have difficulty in returning to You. Come, Lord, stir us up and call us back. Kindle and seize us. Be our fire and our sweetness. Let us love. Let us run."-Saint Augustine, Confessions
"One does not surrender a life in an instant. That which is lifelong can only be surrendered in a lifetime."-Elisabeth Elliot (via set-apartgirl)
"This love of which I speak is slow to lose patience - it looks for a way of being constructive.
-Elisabeth Elliot, Let Me Be a Woman (via set-apartgirl)
Love is not possessive.
Love is not anxious to impress nor does it cherish inflated ideas of its own ideas.
Love has good manners and does not pursue selfish advantage.
Love is not touchy.
Love does not keep account of evil or gloat over the wickedness of other people. On the contrary, it is glad with all good men when truth prevails.
Love knows no limits to its endurance, no end to its trust, no fading of its hope; it can outlast anything. It is, in fact, the one thing that stands when all else has fallen."
"But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus."-Romans 3:21-26, ESV
In Jesus alone, my atonement is known, I stand on grace
In Jesus the King, my salvation He brings, I stand on grace
And Jesus your grace is all that I need, it’s all that I need, yeah
And grace upon grace is all that I breathe, it’s all that I breathe
"And from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace." [John 1:16, ESV]80 plays