“The (leadership) pathway doesn’t get any easier, you just become better equipped to handle it.” Timothy Willard
“Because of Jesus’ finished work for me, I already had the justification, approval, acceptance, security, freedom, affection, cleansing, new beginning, righteousness, and rescue I longed for. There was nothing left to prove or protect, no one to impress or appease. I could be okay with not being okay. I was freed from the burden of trying to control what other people thought about me, from the miserable, unquenchable pursuit to make something of myself. I was free to be honest, with others, with myself, and with God.” Tullian Tchividjian
“Faith is deeply more than what you do with your brain. Knowledge is an aspect of faith, but it doesn’t define faith. Ultimately, faith is an investment of the heart that leads to a radically new way of living your life. . . Your level of biblical, theological knowledge is not a safe mirror into which to look to assess your spiritual maturity.” Paul David Tripp
“Jesus, in a word, is the reality of what food points to. He is the reality of what drink points to. Christ is real food and real drink; what we consume on earth is but a shadow. In this regard, the gospel of John (which is the new Genesis) portrays Jesus as meeting all human need:
– He is life. Life is the beginning of all human need.
– He is light. No life can live without the sun, the light of the world.
– He is air. ‘Spirit’ means ‘breath’ in Greek. We need air to live.
– He is food. LIfe doesn’t exist without food.
– He is drink. Life doesn’t exist without water.
– He is shelter. We need a place to abide in order to live.”