I sometimes feel moments of loneliness during my encounters with God’s holiness. Lonely because there are times when it seems that no one knows how I feel about God. Maybe that’s why God gave us the church. Maybe that’s why He created us, because happiness isn’t meant to be shared alone. true joy knows where it comes from.
worthless we came into this world.
worthy, we can leave out of this world.
Jesus didn’t die for the worthy. He died to make possible those who are worthless, to come alive and worship Him in faith. To attribute worth to something that deserves worth gives us a purpose; gives us worth. Gives us, Jesus.
all who are thirsty
all who are weak
come to the fountain
dip your heart in the spring of life.
how can any man deserve
A Woman Who Fears the Lord
10 An excellent wife who can find?
She is far more precious than jewels.
11 The heart of her husband trusts in her,
and he will have no lack of gain.
12 She does him good, and not harm,
all the days of her life.
15 She rises while it is yet night
and provides food for her household
and portions for her maidens.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.
17 She dresses herself with strength
and makes her arms strong.
18 She perceives that her merchandise is profitable.
Her lamp does not go out at night.
19 She puts her hands to the distaff,
and her hands hold the spindle.
20 She opens her hand to the poor
and reaches out her hands to the needy.
21 She is not afraid of snow for her household,
for all her household are clothed in scarlet.
22 She makes bed coverings for herself;
her clothing is fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is known in the gates
when he sits among the elders of the land.
25 Strength and dignity are her clothing,
and she laughs at the time to come.
26 She opens her mouth with wisdom,
and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
27 She looks well to the ways of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children rise up and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many women have done excellently,
but you surpass them all.”
30 Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain,
but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
31 Give her of the fruit of her hands,
and let her works praise her in the gates.
perhaps one day, another gift given by the Father.
another extension of His amazing grace. to receive something I can never deserve.
What a night, but my heart remains divided. How desperately I need to wake up and grow more into a humble servant. you deserve better. Whoever you are, and will be; im trying my best. Im praying for you.
We deserve nothing; the void, but He gives everything; eternity.
Wow. It is this, I must be thankful for.
whenever i drive or take a moment to stop and slow down, i have a crazy list of all the things i need to do…
but the moment i start working on one, the i forget the others…
even to the extent, when i start writing down the list, i forget the other things after i write the first 1 or 2…
#why #whywhy #whywhywhy
Relationships, I think we’ve all been there. Romantic, friendly, same or opposite gender we’ve all been burned at least once by at least one relationship.
You give. They take.
You love. They hate.
You talk. They ignore.
You sacrifice. They hoard.
Father God, we are illegitimate children; spoiled beyond reason.
Jesus we are adulterous whores who ignore our vows.
Spirit we are alchoholics that vomit filth instead of drinking living water.
And. Yet. You. Chose. To. Love. Us.
You. Choose. To. Love. Us.
Never should I let others determine my willingness to love them.
This is love:
Because nothing else could remain in a heart that is filled with the greatest love of all.
Jesus, it’s difficult these days. Character. Integrity. Purity. Morality. Reality.
But that Gospel, oh man how i need You; that these are reminders, and no longer shame.
Now, dont stone me just yet and hear me out; but I’m starting to get the feeling that “im not being fed” “im not growing bc of xyz” cant be used anymore as a justified complaint a true disciple grumbles about his church’s leadership/culture/ministry. Is it our job to convince people that they need to to eat or grow? We’ve been counseling and giving advice to brick walls. Now what im trying to say is that hungry people will search for food. If they dont, either they’ve given up or aren’t hungry at all.
Basically im calling both sides (feeders and eaters) to recognize where hunger comes from; that in order to feel hunger you need to be alive in the first place. It is that we must intercede and pray for new life and as a result, only then will they be hungry and be fed. Appetites will become satisfied as they taste and see that the Lord is good.