"I know now that we never get over great losses; we absorb them, and they carve us into different, often kinder, creatures."
"The number one thing the devil attacks is our identity and self-worth by bringing up our past, flashbacks, words, and if we still love our own lives we’ll fall into his trap. He knows if we ever become rooted and grounded in love, and stand steadfast in faith in who God says we are then His lies will become powerless because the light has come on in our hearts and we’ve decided to follow Him."
"Dozens of people go to [God] to be cured of some one particular sin which they are ashamed of (like masturbation or physical cowardice) or which is obviously spoiling daily life (like bad temper or drunkenness). Well, He will cure it alright: but He will not stop there. That may be all you ask; but if once you call Him in, He will give you the full treatment. That is why He warned people to ‘count the cost’ before becoming Christians. ‘Make no mistake,’ He says, ‘If you let me, I will make you perfect. The moment you put yourself in My hands, that is what you are in for. Nothing less or other than that.’"
"Sometimes, I feel the past and the future pressing so hard on either side that there’s no room for the present at all."
"Though Jesus left the earth bodily, He did not leave the planet without His Spirit, and His Spirit specializes in releasing impossibilities into the natural realm. He was the force behind the creation in Genesis 1:2, as well as the same Spirit who raised Christ from the dead."