“God doesn’t dangle growth in grace before you like a spiritual lure that’s always enticing but never enjoyed. He promises thru His word that actual progress in godliness is possible.” ~ Donald S. Whitney
“Are you ready for God to prune you? Are you prepared to surrender to him anything about your life that is not bearing fruit—and for God to get rid of it? Do you honestly want God to take away anything that you’re into which is stopping you from being more and more Christlike? That’s what God wants to do in your life. Is that what
“The real duty of worship is not the outward duty to say or do the liturgy. It is the inward duty, the command—‘Delight yourself in the Lord!’ (Psalm 37:4). The reason this is the real duty of worship is that this honors God, while the empty performance of ritual does not. If I take my wife out for the evening on our anniversary and she
“Unless I’m badly mistaken, one of the main reasons so many of God’s children don’t have a significant prayer life is not so much that we don’t want to...but that we don’t plan to. If you want to take a four-week vacation, you don’t just get up one summer morning and say, ‘Hey, let’s go today!’ You won’t have anything ready. You won’t know where
"So...Jesus is hanging out with His disciples for a couple of years, and then tells them one day, 'I'll be leaving you, and it's better for you that I leave.' His disciples are like, 'Why is that better'? He tells them that when He leaves, He'll send the Holy Spirit who will instruct you in all things. The idea was that an infantile, immature faith
Is our relationship with Jesus just a ritual...or something more?