Jesus will never lie to you

It is very important that you get your self-image from Jesus. He will never lie to you, and he will always love you. Don’t ask your enemy to tell you the truth about yourself…Don’t even ask someone who loves you and see you through the eyes of love. Instead, go to Jesus and ask him.…

A definition of Joy by John Piper

Joy in Christ is the deep good feelings in loving Him and believing Him. It’s the echo in our emotions — our hearts — of experiencing Christ as precious and experiencing Christ as reliable. It’s the deep good feelings of being attracted to Him for who He is and the deep good feelings of being…

Dietrich Bonhoeffer on bearing suffering

In denying Christ Peter said, “I do not know the man” (Matthew 26:74). Those who follow Christ must say that to themselves. Self-denial means knowing only Christ; no longer knowing oneself. It means no longer seeing oneself, only Him who is going ahead, no longer seeing the way which is too difficult for us. Self-denial…