Do our hearts truly hunger after God? Or do we simply tell our hearts to hunger after God. Either way, we must never stop seeking after Him; because He will have us, whether we want Him or not.
One day, we will wake up with the desire to seek Him, and realize that the longing that we thought the world would satisfy is slowly being satisfied only by Christ.
- T.B. LaBerge // Go Now (via tblaberge
God will save you from your problems, but don’t think that means making you comfortable. He saves you from your troubles by giving you a greater trouble: stripping you of yourself and making you like him. God is an all-consuming fire. And yes, he rescues you from your ‘fiery furnace’, but only by placing you in the greater furnace of himself. This fire, though, leads not to destruction, but refinement.
- B.B. // (mis)understanding God
The problem isn’t what you do, it’s that your heart needs to be made new. Because if you don’t crush your idols, your idols will crush you.
- Jefferson Bethke (via buildfaithdaily