Would You create in me a clean heart, oh God? Restore in me the joy of my salvation.
—Jon Foreman, White As Snow (via little-broken-words)
You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.
—Thomas Merton (via emotional-algebra)
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes… (Romans 1:16a ESV)
The gospel literally means good news — it’s the best news humankind has ever received! Why should we be ashamed of it? Don’t let the enemy silence us! :)
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Don’t pray that God would teach you how to love like He loves; pray that He would fill you with Himself and that He would love in and through you. Don’t pray that He would teach you to have joy; pray that the living God full of joy would enter into you. Don’t pray that He would teach you how to be peaceful; ask for the God of peace, the Prince of peace to infill you. Because if you try to imitate in your own strength, you will be a miserable replica. But if you allow the impartation of Jesus Christ to overtake you, suddenly it all works because it is Him imitating Himself, and He is very good at being God.
The strain of life is what builds our strength. If there is no strain, there will be no strength. Are you asking God to give you life, liberty, and joy? He cannot, unless you are willing to accept the strain…
“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will grant to eat of the tree of life which is in the Paradise of God.” - Revelation 2:7
"I watched you dance with other men, I wish it were my toes instead that you were stepping on, I’d like to imagine. I could be the reason you laugh so loud, the one who turns your day around, with the sunlight bouncing off the ground and the blue sky in your eyes" - Lines from a song I’m working…