On Grace Being More Potent than Nature -A.W. Pink

“Grace is more potent than nature: it can make the timid courageous, cool the most hotheaded, quiet the impetuous. Grace works submissiveness in the most impulsive. It makes our hearts calm when outward circumstances are tempestuous, and though God lets loose His winds upon us, He can keep us from being discomposed by them and lay the same command upon our passions as upon angry waves: ‘Peace, be still.’ (Mark 4:39)”

A.W. Pink, Gleanings from Paul: The Prayers of the Apostle (p.341)

On Growing in Grace for the Sake of our Children -Douglas Jones-

“Children are a means of sanctification because they are daily adopting their parents’ character, virtues and vices and all. This is a blessing when we are faithful, but it’s a frightening mirror when we see our own sins growing in them. With kids around, we can’t just move slowly on our own growth. We have to grow in grace for the sake of the kids. If we don’t, then we become a curse to them and their children.”

Douglas Jones, Angels in the Architecture (p.124)