Illustrations.

somethingsacred92:

"…but whoever listens to me will dwell secure and will be at ease, without dread of disaster.” (Proverbs 1:33)

"I will not find the desire within me to seek God, He must instill within my soul a longing, and out of that longing must be a ready and willing heart to obey. If I ask God to guide me, He will make it clear that He has been here all along, and in that revealing of Himself, I can step out of my boat and walk toward Him. This faith that I hope to live, is not me building it, but God shaping and changing it daily; for He is making something inside of me that will be known for all eternity, and that thing that He is doing must be surrendered up to Christ, so that His kingdom can be expanded. My whole life must be one repeated prayer of “Not my will, but Yours be done.” until my final breath."

- T.B. LaBerge // Jesus, His Grace, and the Gospel (via tblaberge)

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"At the end of the day, let there be no excuses, no explanations, no regrets."

- Steve Maraboli  (via thesoutherly)

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"Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it’s yours."

- Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged (via quotethat)

"In God you come up against something that is in every
respect immeasurably superior to yourself. Unless you know
God as that – and, therefore, know your-self as nothing in
comparison – you do not know God at all. As long as you are
proud you cannot know God. A proud man is always looking
down on things and people: and, of course, as long as you are
looking down, you cannot see something that is above you."

- C.S. Lewis (via iamnotagoodman)

"You must be prepared to work always without applause."

- Ernest Hemingway (via thelittlephilosopher)

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"She was afraid of these things that made her suddenly wonder who she was, and what she was going to be in the world, and why she was standing at that minute, seeing a light, or listening, or staring up into the sky: alone."

- Carson McCullers (via wordsthat-speak)

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"I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity."

- Gilda Radner (via emotional-algebra)

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Endure because of hope, and hope because of endurance.