"When you battle with sexual temptation, you battle against Satan. Not because he creates the desire, but because he so powerfully and deceptively uses the desire….When sexual desire rises, Satan shifts his missile carriers into high gear. The rise of sexual desire does not mean victory for Satan, it means vulnerability to Satan….The stronger and bigger the desire we have for something, the more vulnerable we are to deceptive rationalizations to justify satisfying it in a sinful way….The only way to combat sinful pleasure is through righteous pleasure. You can’t cast one devil out and leave the cravings of your heart empty; seven will return. You must fill your life with the glory and excellency of God."

John Piper // Satan Uses Sexual Desire // 1 Corinthians 7:1-7

"The problems of your past are your business.
The problems of your future are my privilege."

John Watson (via buttondownsandbackpacks)

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"Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD."

Psalms‬ ‭27‬:‭14‬ NASB

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I want to give more of myself to the people in my life.

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Q: What is your only comfort in life and death?

A: That I am not my own, but belong with body and soul, both in life and in death, to my faithful Saviour Jesus Christ. He has fully paid for all my sins with his precious blood, and has set me free from all the power of the devil. He also preserves me in such a way that without the will of my heavenly Father not a hair can fall from my head; indeed, all things must work together for my salvation. Therefore, by his Holy Spirit he also assures me of eternal life and makes me heartily willing and ready from now on to live for him.

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Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 1

Thank you Jesus for grace.

"A lion runs the fastest when he is hungry."

Salman Khan

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Etosha National Park, Namibia (by Stephen Rahn )

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Etosha National Park, Namibia (by Stephen Rahn )

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"Look, let me put it this way: with me, you’re number one and there isn’t even a number two."

Charles Bukowski

"But I found that to build mental toughness, you need to inconvenience yourself. The early-morning runs if you hate early mornings. The late night runs if you hate late nights. The snowy cold… the worst conditions you can get, put yourself in those and really make it inconvenient and you start to get a genuine expectation of winning for the price you have to pay."

Chael Sonnen

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"Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even."
 - Muhammad Ali

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"Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even."

 - Muhammad Ali

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