On humility before God:
It is a great lie to tell ourselves that we are being humble when we obey God’s commands while still hanging on to our own worries. If we do that, we are merely following God in appearance, whilst still keeping the wicked Self on the throne of our hearts. Contrary to humbly bowing the head in obedience, we are stiffening our necks at the height of arrogance, saying, “I will obey you...
If your master is still sleeping peacefully in the back of the boat, do not fear the waves. They obey the same master you do, and will do nothing against his will. http://bible.us/Mark4.35.ESV Jesus is awesome.
Listening to bagpipe music. It gives me an adrenaline rush. I think that proves I’ve got Scot blood in here somewhere.
I want my funeral to
be like Max’s. Max was an elder in my church here; and I didn’t know him very well. 3 weeks ago, he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Last Monday, he left. He was absent from the body, and is now present with the Lord. The funeral was amazing. Very different from the only other funeral I’ve ever been to. There was mourning, as is proper, but over-powering all the mourning,...
Peaches and cream instant oatmeal for breakfast? So much yes.
He promised not to leave us, and his promises are true.– Andrew Peterson, Dancing in the Minefields
Headline in New Orleans paper:
“Scientists Scrutinize Rise in Dolphin Deaths Nearby” Quote from article: “Scientists are trying to figure out what killed 53 bottlenose dolphins so far this year in the Gulf of Mexico… …it’s likely to be months before they get back the lab work showing what caused the spontaneous [deaths].” Now, I’m no expert, but wasn’t there some kind of...
Go, then, earthly fame and treasure, come disaster, scorn and pain in Thy...– From Jesus I thy Cross Have Taken
I was watching Dr. Who, the greatest thing to come out of Britain since America.– Trev
“the merciful kindness by which God, exerting his holy influence upon souls, turns them to Christ, keeps, strengthens, increases them in Christian faith, knowledge, affection, and kindles them to the exercise of the Christian virtues.” -Strong’s Definition. All about grace, people. The same God who breathed out the stars gave us grace. Think about it.
Forgot how heinously cheesy Starship Troopers is…
Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him. With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation. http://bible.us/Ps91.14.KJV
Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; for He is...– Hebrews 10:23
I would rather feel contrition than know how to define it.– Thomas a Kempis
Afraid? Of What? To feel the spirit’s glad release? To pass from pain to...– A martyr’s poem written by China missionary E. H. Hamilton (via ezerkenegdo)
Working concessions should be on everyone’s bucket list. It was so much fun. Worked with my BYX brothers in our half of the stand, and we shared the other half of the stand with the Knights of Columbus (a Roman Catholic service organization). The evening included, but was not limited to: Yelling short orders to the cooks at the top of my lungs, sliding around on grease, serving snacks to...
A letter from Jesus to his Beloved:
Beloved, It has become apparent that the freehold I bestowed upon you at the time of your adoption has not been managed properly. Did you not think that the One I sent to help you would also tell me everything that happens there? Your brothers and sisters may not see that you bear little fruit, but your Helper knows. When you argue with Him about how best to manage that orchard, or the...
Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper...– Peter, an Apostle of Jesus Christ
Therefore let those who suffer according to God’s will entrust their souls...– Peter, an Apostle of Jesus Christ
Jon Acuff is a genius. →
Why Jesus said the little girl was sleeping, and... →
Jesus is so faithful. And so good. And He’s the lover of our souls. The hood is over my eyes, and your hands are on my shoulders, Jesus. Lead me in the way I should go.
And though the LORD give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction,...– Isaiah the Prophet
Who stands fast? Only the man whose final standard is not his reason, his...– D. Bonhoeffer
You should love your neighbor, but sincerely, not with calculation. Love - it is...– St. Nektary, LWH (via spiritofzork)
The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is safe.– Solomon
A wise man is full of strength, and a man of knowledge enhances his might, for...– King Solomon
Your steadfast love, O LORD, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the...– Psalm of David, the Servant of the LORD
Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At...– C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
Be still, my soul: the waves and winds still know His voice Who ruled them while He dwelt below. Be still, my soul: when dearest friends depart, And all is darkened in the vale of tears, Then shalt thou better know His love, His heart, Who comes to soothe thy sorrow and thy fears. Be still, my soul: thy Jesus can repay From His own fullness all He takes away. Yes, I did just re-post part...
Be Still My Soul
Be still, my soul: the Lord is on thy side. Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain. Leave to thy God to order and provide; In every change, He faithful will remain. Be still, my soul: thy best, thy heavenly Friend Through thorny ways leads to a joyful end. Be still, my soul: thy God doth undertake To guide the future, as He has the past. Thy hope, thy confidence let nothing shake; All...
The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by...– the Apostle Paul
For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence; for my hope is from him. He only is...– King David
Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before Him; God is a...– King David
Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise...– Jesus the Christ
Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to...– Jesus the Christ.