If you're God's child, you're freed from getting identity from people's approval. Because of Christ, you have the approval of the Father. --Paul Tripp
Lent's not about making anybody acceptable *to* a Savior--but about making everybody aware of *why they need a Savior.* --Ann VosKamp
When you pray, you are touching the hopeful heart of God. When you know that, prayer becomes an adventure. --Paul Miller
Fasting is the soul's focused feast on the all-satisfying Christ. --John Piper
Joy is the music that plays when our hearts are dialed to the gospel's frequency. --Jared Wilson
Pick someone to pray for every day. Then do it. --Tara-Leigh Cobble
Jesus didn’t have to die despite God’s love; he had to die because of God’s love. And it had to be this way because all life-changing love is substitutionary sacrifice.
Think about it. If you love a person whose life is all put together and has no major needs, it costs you nothing. It’s delightful. There are probably four or five people like that where you live. You ought to find them and become their friend. But if you ever try to love somebody who has needs, someone who is in trouble or who is persecuted or emotionally wounded, it’s going to cost you. You can’t love them without taking a hit yourself. A transfer of some kind is required, so that somehow their troubles, their problems, transfer to you. --Timothy Keller