Strange mysterious creature! He cannot live without sinning, yet cannot live in sin; cannot live without prayer, and yet for days together cannot pray; continually finds religion a burden, yet would not part with it for the world; lusts after sin as a delicious morsel, yet hates it with a perfect hatred; esteems Christ the Chiefest among ten thousand, and yet is at times tried with doubts whether He is a Saviour at all.
J. C. Philpot (via ilikethequotestuff)
Sometimes the sin we take on becomes such a part of us that it requires the same kind of ripping and tearing to free us. The Holy Spirit does not seek to hurt us, but he does seek to make us Christlike and this can be painful
Francis Chan (via littlethingsaboutgod)
How exciting it is to have a God who is excited about us.
God, Grace and The Gospel (via blissfulbeardsdoitbest)