wongdavidjacob: What is this ready nonsense? God calls you when you’re ready, not ready, almost ready, not nearly ready. You just must be willing to trust and follow. No excuses, you’ll be fine.
paigrowingup: i keep telling myself that it’s no big deal, but it kind of feels like an avalanche of rocks on my heart and damnit my fault, my bad i’m sorry, don’t be angry don’t be hurt, i shouldn’t have, i want this but maybe i shouldn’t— i don’t even know somehow i always thought that the feeling of sin dying was like an ultra HALLELUJAH PRAISE THE LORD JESUS but actually this hurts a...
When he was reviled, he did not revile in return;...
He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. 1 Peter 2:23-24
Me: gossipping more like
Me: can i get an amen
David: good one.
Me: give me an amen
Me: david give it to me
David: amen homie g
Me: wow that was really lame
Me: you're really lame
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 and the disciples, along with all of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East, breathed every breath under the...
God is holy, He is glorious, He’s powerful, He’s awesome, He holds the universe...– J.S. from this message (via jspark3000)
goodbyes are exhausting
Note to self.
I: simple obedience is best
me: sounds pretty blind to me at this point
I: well, you know who he is, right?
me: ... I guess so...?
I: if I were to trust my good friend, is that blind?
Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust. 1 Peter 2:18 Hard. But with a loud Amen, first and foremost to myself.
Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors him. Proverbs 14:31
Cleansing from sin must be followed by obedience to God’s word, not complacency.– David Jacob Wong (via wongdavidjacob)
Cleaning out old Notes on my iTouch...
…and discovering some gems. 1. ”What is your only comfort in life and in death? ‘That I, in body and soul, am not my own.’ “The base, the core, the stuff of Christianity is pursuing the One who pursued you and the One who loved you literally to death.” Pastor Tim Nussbaumer, Point Community Church 2. I hate the devil, and the way he is killing some of you...
jspark3000: That moment when someone tells you the obvious right thing to do, but you deny it like crazy and explain your case, and then they straight up call you out on pride, and you realize they’re right — and there’s no other option but to follow through.
Let me _______ and, in doing so, love You.
Prayer and meditation
In abundance Let me honor You In suffering Let me give You praise My life is so, so good right now. May my heart never grow dull in remembering God’s streams of goodness when He leads me through the desert. When I am to suffer, let my heart and lips bring forth joy and praise and thanksgiving.
My peace I give unto you It’s a peace that the world cannot give It’s a peace that the world cannot understand Peace to know Peace to live My peace I give unto you
lovecourtney: kylebroflovsky: hover over for some friendly reminders!! ｡◕ ‿ ◕｡ (o´ω｀o) (≧◡≦) (✿◠‿◠) （ ´∀｀）☆ (︶ω︶) ´ ▽ ` )ﾉ (｡♥‿♥｡) ლ(╹◡╹ლ) (▰˘◡˘▰) ｡◕ ▽ ◕｡✿ just what i needed. Not sure why you need the “your butt looks great” one…
wordsthatyousay: I HAVE NOTHING TO STUDY NOW, WHAT DO I DO WITH MYSELF ;___; shuuup stop whining >:o
Two things define you: Your patience when you have nothing and your attitude...– Unknown (via menshealthmag)
But if the Son has set us free, then we must be...
No chain is strong enough No choice is wrong enough No mountain high enough that He can’t climb No shadow dark enough No night is black enough No road is lost enough that He can’t find No pain is deep enough, No heart could bleed enough Nothing but Jesus’ love can make a way
If God was my accomplice, He had betrayed me. If God was God, He had set me...– Elizabeth Elliot, No Graven Image
Don't chase after happiness.
wongdavidjacob: Chase after spiritual purity.
I will set no worthless thing before my eyes.– Psalm 101:3 (via benshim)
What Love Was
louieguan: 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...
"forgive me for focusing on the waves and not Your...
hislovesaves: You’re the only One who brings me peace
i hope i can love like Jesus
hislovesaves: one day at a time surrendering everything one day at a time so much pain right now i think they call it growing pains
The joy we get from loving an object is proportional to it’s worth,...– Wisdom from Tiff Tran (that she gleaned from the Bible in the form of a sermon presentation)
The mountains sing Your glory, “Hallelujah” The canyons echo sweet, “Amazing Grace” My spirit sails The mighty gales Are bellowing Your name But I’ve got nothing to say…
Just read John 1:1-5
Waves, Night, The End
jspark3000: I was walking along the beach tonight, wave after wave rushing at the side of my toes. I saw a light at the end of the shore, a tiny dot, and I thought about the end. My life was halfway done. I saw people swimming, clapping, dancing, kissing, fighting on the sand. I thought about taking a part in those lives, the swirling stories and journeys and conflict all colliding; I thought...
I can't find a single thing to complain about
“In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” -1 Thessalonians 5:18 Welcome to Freedom City. Please enjoy your stay :D
If you find yourself walking out whenever things get a little uncomfortable,...– J.S. from this post about when to stay and when to quit (via jspark3000)
don't lose heart
hislovesaves: i know why you are angry and bitter and tired the Body doesn’t always reflect Jesus very much it’s too comfortable, too happy livin in its own bubble of Christianese and “Christian” culture rather than gettin their hands dirty and havin their heart broken to love others the way Jesus does but my brother, we are all guilty of the blood that was shed. we are all guilty of lack...
The 7 Habits of Highly Competitive People
beikokutaichou: “He is too competitive. Any time he loses he gets so angry.” “Competitive” is an unfortunate example of a common word marred by common usage. The dictionary.com definition that best pertains to competitive people is “having a strong desire to compete or to succeed.” This doesn’t say anything about getting angry when you lose. Getting angry when you lose is a completely...
If you don’t pray prayers that scare you, they certainly aren’t scaring the...– Lisa Bevere (via christala)
Where we start is how we finish. If you think electric guitar in a full band...– J.S. Park, from this post
Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he...
Have grace for those who are not gracious. Otherwise they may continue in their...– J.S. (via jspark3000)
The shortest distance between two people is prayer– Mark Driscoll (via littlethingsaboutgod)
A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.– Joseph Joubert (via faintnotmysoul)
"I've let myself go."
xtineliang: Today was a very low self-esteem kind of day. The kind of day where I woke up and felt so ugly, it was just overwhelming, no matter what I wore or how I did my makeup, I just couldn’t shake this feeling. I was unhappy with myself. In a morning spent of self-loathing, praying, fighting back tears, praying, and oh yes, working, God brought these two verses to mind. Charm is...
these pilgrim days.