my mom is in korea for the next 10 days, so my dad left me breakfast.
9 Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. 10 Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. 11 Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. 12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. 13 Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.
14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight. 17 Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. 18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. 19 Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” 20 To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
to live each day like this
eat. sleep. work. eat. sleep. eat. eat. sleep. work. eat. sleep. eat. eat. eat…..
the past three days
story of my life..
i bet you don’t.. HAHA sad story.
“When I passed by again, I saw that you were old enough for love, so I wrapped my cloak around you to cover your nakedness and declared my marriage vows. I made a covenant with you, says the sovereign Lord, and you became mine.” - Ezekiel 16:8
“God has promised that He will be with me every single second until the end of time and beyond.” - Hebrews 13:5
“He has promised that when life gets tough, He’ll walk with me through every single step, carrying me through.” - Isaiah 43:2
“He has promised that I will always be his own personal concern.” - Isaish 46:4
“God loves you. He always has and He always will.” - Isaish 54:10
AND GOD NEVER BREAKS PROMISES.
This is who God is. How can I not love him?
This post is for you :)
Hahaha. I realize a lot of the times I write about stuff that seems to have nothing to do with you. That it seems like I’m off in la-la-Christian land talkin’ bout Jesus and cupcakes and feelings and about how great my life is.
But I love you, and God’s heart burns for you too, and this is why I am writing this post.
I understand the whispers of your soul because I have listened to them before. The soul of a wanderer. Floating, floating, floating through fleeting, intangible, fickle happiness, one stumble away from hollowing sorrow that leaves you wanting to just die. There is an odd schizophrenic division in your heart… I want to die… but I want to live… Living is such a struggle… but is death really all there is to it?
I want love… to be loved… but am I being selfish and greedy?
How is it that people can be with me and talk to me but never seem to touch that deep dark corner in my heart that is aching to be filled?
I’m wandering through life searching for that “missing something” in my life. Maybe it’s in a remote Buddhist monastery, maybe it’s on a farm in Australia. Maybe it’s with my soulmate. I just need to find my place where I click perfectly into place. I want to find home in something, someplace, someone.
I’m going to tell you the truth… you’re right. that loneliness you feel, that untouched spot in your heart… that feeling of a wanderer… they all point to the fact that you haven’t found home yet. And yes, that home is a Someone.
You belong in the light, my friend. And I’m not talking about a soft, white, muted light. I’m talking about a prismordial (yes I just made up a word) light that explodes into all the colors of the universe.
Today is a good day to die. To end that feeling of having one foot in the coffin and one foot in life—that feeling that one day you’re going to be torn apart by that division. But don’t kill your body yet—it is not time for your body to die, but your soul.
Take a good, hard look at the heaviness and darkness in your heart that’s weighing you down, stuff that we inevitably accumulate living in this world. But there’s a way to get rid of it, you know. Not to ignore it or bury it, mind you. But get rid of it completely. And that’s Jesus.
You are His passion. He died so that through his death and suffering we may be born afresh and anew.
And that’s available for you right now! RIGHT NOW!! Just a decision, just a prayer is all it takes. Jesus, I want to just get rid of all this STUFF in my life… I realize that the only way for me to truly live is to live with You. I can’t make do or scrape by without you…I don’t want to live in the darkness in the half-existence world anymore I want to LIVE AND CONQUER! And I realize that submitting to You is the way to do this. I believe that You love me, that You are more than rules and church on Sundays, that You are a person who died for me so that I have this option of EPIC WINNING AT LIFE!
And that is what is behind all my Christianese tumblr posts. I have gone from wanting to collapse into myself from wanting to literally explode (like… it physically hurts how full I am hahaha) because of all the love and joy and blessing that He’s poured out on me. All because every day I know that His mercies are anew, that He loves me, He died for me, and I want to give up more and more of my life for Him to take over.
Jesus really wants to take you on this ride too, all you need to do is sit yourself down and say okay I’m going to give this Jesus a chance. I’m going to believe in all this Jesus stuff and see what happens. Then darkness will be turned into light :) And then you won’t give an eff whether or not people think you’re shallow or fruity or religious because you know the truth!
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. 19 This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. 20 Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. 21 But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.
John 3:16-21 : Darkness into Light
josie, this is so beautiful,
and you are so beautifully made
by the hands of our loving Father
hello long lost cousin ♥
i was wearing my family reunion shirt today and thought of you guys hehehe. i really hope we have another one VERY soon!
Sola Scriptura(Scripture Alone)
Sola Gratia(Grace Alone)
Sola Fide(Faith Alone)
Solus Christus(Christ Alone)
Soli Deo Gloria(To God Alone Be Glory)
1 But now thus says the Lord,
he who created you, O Jacob,
he who formed you, O Israel:
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name, you are mine.
2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;
when you walk through fire you shall not be burned,
and the flame shall not consume you.
3 For I am the Lord your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.
I give Egypt as your ransom,
Cush and Seba in exchange for you.
4 Because you are precious in my eyes,
and honored, and I love you,
I give men in return for you,
peoples in exchange for your life.
5 Fear not, for I am with you;
I will bring your offspring from the east,
and from the west I will gather you.
6 I will say to the north, Give up,
and to the south, Do not withhold;
bring my sons from afar
and my daughters from the end of the earth,
7 everyone who is called by my name,
whom I created for my glory,
whom I formed and made.”
8 Bring out the people who are blind, yet have eyes,
who are deaf, yet have ears!
9 All the nations gather together,
and the peoples assemble.
Who among them can declare this,
and show us the former things?
Let them bring their witnesses to prove them right,
and let them hear and say, It is true.
10 “You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord,
“and my servant whom I have chosen,
that you may know and believe me
and understand that I am he.
Before me no god was formed,
nor shall there be any after me.
11 I, I am the Lord,
and besides me there is no savior.
12 I declared and saved and proclaimed,
when there was no strange god among you;
and you are my witnesses,” declares the Lord, “and I am God.
13 Also henceforth I am he;
there is none who can deliver from my hand;
I work, and who can turn it back?”
heheh was reading this this week and bible study reminded me of this again
that i actually have school tomorrow and i need to go to sleep.. sigh gg. january, where have you gone? :(
OHMY THE TUMBLR POST AND MY DESKTOP BACKGROUND.. sigh.