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“Not reaching back for what was lost in my yesterdays. And not reaching for what I hope will be in my tomorrow. But living fully with what is right in front of me. And truly seeing the gift of this moment.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl
“Feelings are indicators, not dictators. They can indicate where your heart is in the moment, but that doesn't mean they have the right to dictate your behavior and boss you around. You are more than the sum total of your feelings and perfectly capable of that little gift . . . called self-control.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions
“God can take what Satan meant for shame and use it for His glory. Just when we think we've messed up so badly that our lives are nothing but heaps of ashes, God pours His living water over us and mixes the ashes into clay. He then takes this clay and molds it into a vessel of beauty. After He fills us with His overflowing love, He can use us to pour His love into the hurting lives of others.”
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“Instead of always looking to get fulfillment from my loved ones and the other blessings in my life, I can simply enjoy them for what they are.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl
“I was made for more than being stuck in a vicious cycle of defeat. I am not made to be a victim of my poor choices. I was made to be a victorious child of God.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food
“Whether we're on the path toward victory or defeat is determined by the very next choice we make. Not the choices from yesterday. Not the choices five minutes ago.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food
“Wounds.
Broken places.
Possibility.
Change.
Steps toward holiness.
Imperfect progress.
The hurt in those who hurt me---their underbellies.
Grace.
Love.
Me looking alot more like Jesus than I did before.
And to discover through all this seeing---being unglued isn't all that bad.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions
“I must exchange whispers with God before shouts with the world.”
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“It is good for God's people to be put in a place of longing so they feel a slight desperation. Only then can we be empty enough and open enough to discover the holiness we were made for. When we are stuffed full of other things and never allow ourselves to be in a place of longing, we don't recognize the deeper spiritual battle going on.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food
“I'm not equipped to handle what she has, both good and bad and what she has is always a package deal of both. In other words, I've been assigned a load I can handle.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions
“Sip the shame so you won't have to guzzle the regret.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions
“...there are natural consequences for not taking care of our bodies.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food
“Compromise built upon compromise equals failure. Instead, resisting temptation allowed promise upon promise to be built up in my heart, and that creates empowerment.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food
“Which do I care more about - demanding my rights or displaying right choices?”
Lysa TerKeurst, Unglued Devotional: 60 Days of Imperfect Progress
“Compromise built upon compromise equals failure.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food
“Forgiveness is mandatory; reconciliation is optional.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions
“We are made for the same home and power that raised Christ from the dead.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food
“Everything is permissible'—but not everything is beneficial” (1 Corinthians 10:23).”
Lysa TerKeurst, Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food
“Too many people think that finding the reason God placed us here on earth will come in one assignment with a big title and complete job description. I believe that discovering our purpose will unfold slowly, like a seed planted deep in the ground.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl
“I will give you the treasures of darkness, riches stored in secret places … In the most unlikely places I will bless your efforts and reward your perseverance with small indications of your victory.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food
“I can face things that are out of my control and not act out of control.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions
“When we have the same thought again, the line of the original thought is deepened, causing what's called a memory trace. With each repetition the trace goes deeper and deeper, forming and embedding a pattern of thought. When an emotion is tied to this thought pattern, the memory trace grows exponentially stronger.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions
“So, I'm not on a diet. I'm on a journey with Jesus to learn the fine art of self-discipline for the purpose of holiness.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food
“I am writing this book as an invitation to consider the freedom found when we bring one of our most basic of needs-food-before the Lord and all Him to guide and guard us in this area.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food
“God is using all of your experiences, both good and bad, to develop your character to match your calling.”
Lysa TerKeurst, What Happens When Women Say Yes to God: Experiencing Life in Extraordinary Ways
“Submission is 'ducking low enough so God can touch your husband.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Capture His Heart: Becoming the Godly Wife Your Husband Desires
“Just because something is hard doesn’t mean it’s impossible.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Unglued Devotional: 60 Days of Imperfect Progress
“Outside our comfort zone, though, is where we experience the true awesomeness of God.”
Lysa TerKeurst, What Happens When Women Say Yes to God
“Life as a Christ follower will always be a learning process of depending less on our own strength and more on God’s power.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food
“Make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to your goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love.” Just as the virtues mentioned in this verse build on themselves, so one good choice leads to another good choice and results in change in your life.”
Lysa TerKeurst, Am I Messing Up My Kids?

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