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"Some days I wake up with no appetite for God. Every day is a war for what we will love most. Don’t stop fighting. He’s worth it." Jimmy Needham (via myroyalsaviour)

Judah Smith preached such a wondrous word at tonight’s Jesus Is conference. Nothing feels as all-encompassing, as amazing and as beautiful as God’s love!!

If you’re in LA, swing by Angelus Temple tomorrow and on Thursday at 7 pm. See you there!

"We need never shout across the spaces to an absent God. He is nearer than our own soul, closer than our most secret thoughts" A.W. Tozer - The Pursuit of God (via 4himglory)
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Words of wisdom at church tonight:

"Often people want the benefits of Jesus, but don’t want to live under His Lordship. If Jesus isn’t Lord of all, then He isn’t Lord at all. If we are going to follow Jesus, it will mean sacrifice. A sacrifice that doesn’t cost, isn’t a sacrifice at all; but for the Christian, sacrifice is giving up something good for something that is far better."

#alifesurrenderedtochrist

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"I’ll be honest with you. I am not looking for a relationship. No. I am not looking for someone who I can hold hands with. As great as being in a relationship, or finding someone to be close with excites our imagination, I’m simply not looking. I don’t want to seem over-zealous, but I’ll be honest. I am in a relationship with Christ. With Him I am in a relationship with myself too. As in I discover who I am in Him, who I am as a person - interests, wants, dislikes, hopes. As single persons, we are meant to grow in Christ, and in turn He shows us who we are. Don’t dwell on looking for someone, that person will come. I believe that. In the meanwhile enjoy life living selfishly only for Christ. There’s a great satisfaction He only provides. And in Him, we find our purpose and identity." (via godlydatingandfeelings)

I used to be the kind of person who woke up and wondered whether it was going to be a bad day or a good one. Used to be. Past tense.

It’s different now, so much so that it completely freaks me out. When something hurts me, I don’t wallow anymore. Where profanities used to brew in the back of my tongue for every single time I am annoyed or angry, I turn on my Celebrating Jesus playlist on Spotify and remember His goodness instead. When I am pained, I worship. I praise. I pray. The next day, my heart feels so unburdened and emancipated. I understand having joy and peace in the middle of pain now, when I used to be filled with nothing but skepticism.

I praised Him, and He delivered me. I worshiped Him, and He saved me from my own feelings. I don’t wonder whether it’s going to be a bad day or a good one anymore. I make it so the moment I remember to choose Jesus instead of my pains, my frustrations, my anger and my hurts. I hope you do too.

"We make a god out of whatever we find most joy in. So find your joy in God and be done with all idolatry." John Piper (via community4christ)
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"I wonder how they could yell Barabbas instead of Jesus.
I wonder how they sang Hosanna and days later, Crucify him.
I wonder how Pontius could wash his hands of it, as though a dirty conscience could be so easily cleaned.

But — I am Barabbas, sinner set free.
I yell Crucify him as I sing praises with ease.
I am Pontius, who turned a blind eye to glory.
And yet, so Christ still died for me.
Still he died, where I should be,
a perfect love on that tree."
J.S. (via jspark3000)

Passion of Christ on Good Friday.

"Christ says, ‘Give me All. I don’t want so much of your time and so much of your money and so much of your work: I want you. I have not come to torture your natural self, but to kill it. No half-measures are any good. I don’t want to cut off a branch here and a branch there, I want to have the whole tree down. I don’t want to drill the tooth, or crown it, or stop it, but to have it out. Hand over the whole natural self, all the desires which you think innocent as well as the ones you think wicked—the whole outfit. I will give you a new self instead. In fact, I will give you Myself: My own shall become yours.’" C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity (via p3rspective)
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"Nothing is more helpful and practical in Christian living — than the habit of getting a verse or phrase of Scripture into the mind and heart in the morning. Its influence stays through the day, weaving itself into all the day’s thoughts and words and experiences." J. R. Miller (via bibledevotionals)

joytakestemptationsplace:

Yes, I’m choosing joy. No, that does not mean it’s easy. I have the inner battle every day between joy & depression. Some days I’m barely hanging on to that joy. But it’s still there. I can still be sad & have joy. My joy comes from Christ in me, not the circumstances around me.

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ignitingwallflower:

Praise God for breathing life into dry bones.
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Jane. Filipina. Los Angeles, CA

This blog will be mostly about who God is in my life, but I will be posting random stuff as well. You can check my prose and poetry to see who I used to be. But now, I am fierce of lover of Jesus Christ. I draw my strength from His faithfulness, my peace from His love and my identity from His grace.
John 3:30

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