Super excited to be in Birmingham for Secret Church with @itsjessicaleigh @_graciebeth_tn and John and Giovanni :)

Super excited to be in Birmingham for Secret Church with @itsjessicaleigh @_graciebeth_tn and John and Giovanni :)

"My flesh hates prayer more than Bible study because Bible study can actually be used for my glory. I can know more than others. I can speak better than others. If I study well, i can speak in conferences. But no one will know about my life of prayer. I will gain nothing from men but I will gain much from God."
Paul Washer
"If I can enjoy a joke at the expense of another; if I can in any way slight another in conversation, or even in thought, then I know nothing of Calvary love."
Amy Carmichael 

My feelings are not God. God is God. My feelings do not define truth. God’s word defines truth. My feelings are echoes and responses to what my mind perceives. And sometimes—many times—my feelings are out of sync with the truth. When that happens—and it happens every day in some measure—I try not to bend the truth to justify my imperfect feelings, but rather, I plead with God: Purify my perceptions of your truth and transform my feelings so that they are in sync with the truth.

That’s the way I live my life every day. I hope you are with me in that battle.

John Piper
"And so Satan rages like a fatally wounded animal, lashing out and trying to do damage with his last moments…Christians fight against the devil and his lies with the confidence that comes from knowing that he is defeated, but also with the caution that comes from knowing that a dying predator can inflict a painful wound."
Mike McKinley
"If the Spirit of God detects anything in you that is wrong, He doesn’t ask you to make it right; He only asks you to accept the light of truth, and then He will make it right. A child of the light will confess sin instantly and stand completely open before God. But a child of the darkness will say, “Oh, I can explain that.” When the light shines and the Spirit brings conviction of sin, be a child of the light. Confess your wrongdoing and God will deal with it. If, however, you try to vindicate yourself, you prove yourself to be a child of the darkness."
Oswald Chambers, packing the punches
"Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive he crown of life that God has promised to those who love him."
James 1:12

Anyone want to plan a trip to India with me?

Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!

"The narrow way is a rough and difficult way, It is a way of battle. This narrow way is uphill, It is against the world, It is against the flesh, It is against your culture, It is against everything you’ve ever been taught outside of scripture. It is realizing with desperation that this is the only way, This is the only hope, Christ is salvation, Heaven is the goal. If i have to lose everything then so be it."
Paul Washer

I want to walk with You down this lonely, narrow road
But God, You know my weak estate;
You know how I need Your hand of grace
to come and pull me up to where You are

"For the lips of a forbidden woman drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil, but in the end she is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword…keep your way far from her, and do not go near the door of her house, lest you give your honor to others…why should you be intoxicated, my son, with a forbidden woman and embrace the bosom of an adulteress?"
Proverbs 5:3-4, 8, 20

Wish List: 
- a friend who loves languages/culture as much as I do so I can speak/practice new languages with them and talk about how wonderfully different all the cultures are.

"Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you?"
Jesus in Luke 6:46