“Before you speak, let your words pass through three gates.
At the first gate, ask yourself, ‘Is it true?’
At the second ask, ‘Is it necessary?’
At the third gate ask ‘Is it kind?’”—Rumi (via shaktilover)
“The whole outlook of mankind might be changed if we could all believe that we dwell under a friendly sky and that the God of heaven, though exalted in power and majesty, is eager to be friends with us.”—A.W. Tozer; Knowledge of the Holy (via rachel-aldrich)
“God has taken me through stuff. Hard stuff. Stuff I didn’t want or ask for. God has let me suffer. He has not explained why and He has not always answered my questions or my prayers. I don’t understand His methods, but I believe He loves me. Sometimes, in the darkest moments, the only thing I have to cling to is the fact that Jesus died for me; but if that were the only evidence I had for His love, it would be enough.”—Lee Younger (via rainydaysandblankets)
“God will take you where you haven’t intended to go in order to produce in you what you could not achieve on your own. You know what the bible calls that? Grace.”—Paul David Tripp (via rainydaysandblankets)
“— dear friends, you must build each other up in your faith and pray in the Holy Spirit. Keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for eternal life. In this way, you will keep yourselves safe in God’s love.”—Jude 1:20-21 (via rainydaysandblankets)