love, courtney: Church: Keep Afloat →
jspark3000: Your church can be ridiculously frustrating, and you’ll want to give up and walk out and say you were right about them the whole time. I know you’ve probably had a million ideas they didn’t listen to, and you want worship to be deeper, the Bible studies to be harder, the…
The pictures of the man below who I just reblogged, that one truly touched my heart. It is my prayer and hope in some small measure to be like Him. I am almost certain that God will give a man of his heart a place far greater than mine in the kingdom because he is so rich in spirit. Lord let me be of like mind and like heart, that I would live on what I have been given, and all else I am to be...
Expect that you will have sorrow, and that you will suffer injustice; expect...– Frederica Mathewes-Green (via antonyofva)
So then let us not sleep as others do, but let us be alert and sober. For those...– 1 Thessalonians 5:6-8 (via gems-in-scripture)
It saddens me that in many churches today, you hardly hear the name of Jesus...– (via createdforintimacy)
“Ears that hear and eyes that see— the LORD has made them both.” - Proverbs 20:12 “We are more dependent upon God than we realize. Everything that we see and hear is processed according to the design of God. This means that sound and color are His gifts to us—so is an understanding of His word. God opens the eyes that He has made and the ears that He has fashioned so that we can...
May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of...– Romans 15:5-6
How do you define your measure of good? At what point has someone reached the...– J.S. from this post (via jspark3000)
Rebuild.: Read this a couple years ago, but it... →
coincidencenot: Read this a couple years ago, but it came to mind recently again. Apparently Jaeson Ma’s blog/website is being worked on, so I had to find it otherwise. But just wanted to keep it here for myself. I spent the day with a group of men in our house church learning what it takes to be a man of God…
We serve a Holy God.
God’s definition of what matters is pretty straightforward. He measures our...– Francis Chan (via littlethingsaboutgod)
Education, in order to keep up the mighty delusion, encourages a species of...– Okakura Kakuzō | The Book of Tea (via blogut)
Before Jesus ever suggested, “Go and sin no more,” He first welcomed, loved,...– Jacinta / hope-movement.tumblr.com (via hope-movement)
The fact that you’re struggling doesn’t make you a burden. It doesn’t make you...– Daniell Koepke (via hislivingpoetry) on queue, but posted in perfect timing (via xtineliang)
risingofthesun: Swords and Cups of Water →
jonathonwebb: “I found Rome a city of brick and I left it a city of marble.” - Augustus Caesar “If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world.” - Jesus Christ Jesus…
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters...– Kahlil Gibran (via quote-book)
The Long Road Ahead
For the first time in yet another long stretch of time, I knelt before God and prayed. I decided for once to shut up, despite my questions and doubts, and God spoke to me. Not in words, but I suppose you would call it a vision. I asked God to give me guidance for the time ahead of me, and lay in silence. In my mind was a road. It wound back and forth and continued going. It would make sudden...
And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after...– 1 Peter 5:10
Through the Father's Eyes: I'm here. →
wordsthatyousay: every time i hear those words, somehow i’m immediately brought to tears because of the sheer simplicity and beauty of the phrase. whether it’s from the people i care about dearly, or it’s in the whisper of the Spirit’s reassurances, there is something utterly comforting about knowing that you’re…
wizardsandhijack: hospitalf0rsouls: Omfg so if Mary had baby Jesus, and baby Jesus was the Lamb of God… did Mary have a little lamb? you broke the world
American Christianity has created a culture of theological permanence, where...– Stephen Mattson, “Christians: It’s NOT a Sin to Change Your Beliefs” (via kre-do) This reminds me of my convo/debate with my mom yesterday… (via xtineliang)
C.S Lewis on the Psalms' structure
thedawncomes: Most emphatically the Psalms must be read as poems; as lyrics, with all the licences and all the formalities, the hyperboles, the emotional rather than logical connections, which are proper to lyric poetry. Read More
I’ve been finding that intensive discussion into prayer, theology, and God as a whole is so refreshing when it is entrenched in a love for Him. Not just a head over heels kind of love either, one that is not overbearing but one that acknowledges we mutually serve for the same kingdom. I suppose it really is like iron sharpening iron. The testimony of others kindles an equally burning desire...
Grace is not so much any one action or rule or attitude, but grace is more of a...– J.S. from this post (via jspark3000)
And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven...– Acts 4:12 (via psalm-103)
This, we remember, is the great reward of the gospel: God Himself. When we risk...– David Platt, Radical (via allheartmindsoul)
I am fallen, flawed, and imperfect. Yet drenched in the grace and mercy that is...– Adam Young of Owl City (via beauty-from-ashes)
A biblical understanding of the Christian life is not ‘let go and let God,’ it’s...– Tullian Tchividjian (via godmoves)
The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his...– Hebrews 1:3
What Love Was
I do not think that you’re doing it wrong when your heart aches and pains for the people you think you care about. There is no magical trick, there is no five step plan. Love is as grueling of a task as it gets. You grow desperate in trying to help a friend who keeps saying you don’t understand? When Jesus came down to demonstrate his love for us his agony began when he fasted for...
For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead,...– 2 Timothy 4: 3-4 (via psalm-103)
I could not help but think that somewhere along the way we had missed what is...– David Platt, Radical (via psalm-103)
Don’t give in. Don’t settle. No matter what you’ve told yourself, you’re better...– J.S. (via jspark3000)
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness....– 2 Peter 3:9
People always ask how to pray more. Just do it.– Kevin Calkins =P
Is there any greater glory than living for the one who made us? I cannot live...– J.S. (via jspark3000)
The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the Lord...– Psalm 19:7
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,...– Romans 8:1-2
Can’t tell if it’s just me, but on the rare occasion I do feel some of my brothers and sisters look down on the fact that I’m part of a fraternity. Let grace extend even to those who must get down and dirty themselves in the work the Lord has set before them.
A man who is intimate with God will never be intimidated by men– Leonard Ravenhill (via cherrobee)
We deceive ourselves if we think we can train and prepare for the battles in our lives. Satan knows just where and when to attack us at our weakest, when we’re too worn out to swing back. All that results is us making a fool out of ourselves while the world laughs at the fact that we even tried at all. We have to, have to, remember that we have an intercessor in the name of Jesus Christ. We...
Consider Jesus, know Jesus, soak in the shadow of Jesus, saturate your soul with...– John Piper (via godmoves)
Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity....– Colossians 4:5-6
So often when I talk to a friend who keeps circling the drain of an addiction,...– J.S. (via jspark3000)