Posts tagged joy
Posts tagged joy
God will take everything away you’ve ever wanted to show you that He is Everything you’ve ever needed.
“In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
-1 Thessalonians 5:18
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You open your hand; you satisfy the desire of every living thing.
One of the things that has only recently (regrettably) captivated my attention is this question, asked of and to my Savior: “Who art Thou?”
I see now that, from the time I first existed, this question has been the song of my soul. Even before I surrendered my life to Christ (though I am nowhere near trusting Him as totally as I should!), my deepest being longed to know. And I know that, just as I ask my God now, “Who art Thou?”, so I will continue to ask Him for all eternity.
And the most beautiful thing about this question is that the Answer never changes. I do.
Interfellowship meeting going down. God, Rutgers is yours. (Taken with Instagram)
There are over 10 different Christian fellowships on campus, but all serve the same God.
Let hope guide us, faith free us, and love bind us!
That is all.
It’s only been the first day of the new year, and God has already been working my life and in the lives of those around me (although to be fair, God started at the very beginning of time for my sake and has never stopped!). But I was so encouraged when a dear sister of mine took the initiative to seek reconciliation with me after a series of incidences in which I wronged her shamefully.
Paul says in 2 Corinthians 5:11-21 that Christ gives His body to us and, through His death and resurrection on the cross, reconciles us to God. And I think it’s so incredible how He doesn’t just reconcile me to Him — in Ephesians 2:16-21, Paul reminds us that God reconciles all to Himself, and makes the many one body in Christ — He reconciles all the brothers and sisters in Christ with me through the ministry of reconciliation as well!
And so it’s my hope and prayer that in every moment of every day of every season (and not just once a year on New Year’s Day) I will be able to grow deeper and more richly in Christ, that I might be blameless and innocent, a child of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, shining as lights in the world.
What a wonderful start to the new year. What a marvelous God we serve!