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"Up from the ashes
Your love has brought us
Out of the darkness 
And into the light”

-To Our God (Bethel Music)

"Up from the ashes
Your love has brought us
Out of the darkness
And into the light”

-To Our God (Bethel Music)

good news!

People of Zion, who live in Jerusalem, you will weep no more. How gracious he will be when you cry for help! As soon as he hears, he will answer you. Although the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers will be hidden no more; with your own eyes you will see them. Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”

(Isaiah 30:19-21)

"Let the redeemed of The Lord sat so, whom he has redeemed from trouble
And gathered in from the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south.” Psalm 107:2-3

No matter where we are in life, God seeks to draw us back to Him. He wants a relationship with us because he loves us! If we’re far from Him because of good things or bad things, God calls us and looks for us, and redeems us!

"Let the redeemed of The Lord sat so, whom he has redeemed from trouble
And gathered in from the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south.” Psalm 107:2-3

No matter where we are in life, God seeks to draw us back to Him. He wants a relationship with us because he loves us! If we’re far from Him because of good things or bad things, God calls us and looks for us, and redeems us!

seek the Lord and you will find Him

"Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind, for he satisfies the thirsty
and fills the hungry with good things.”

I have found this verse to be so true! Last week I prayed (and asked a couple of close friends) that I would be able to go deeper in my relationship with God somehow and have a deeper understanding of his grace. Gradually, over the week, God has been revealing more of his amazing love to me in different ways: through worship, my friends, church, prayer, the bible, a book and more! God is SO faithful!

hisword-typographicverses:

Teach me, O LORD, the way of your statutes;and I will keep it to the end.Give me understanding, that I may keep your lawand observe it with my whole heart.Lead me in the path of your commandments,for I delight in it.(Psalm 119:33-35 ESV)

hisword-typographicverses:

Teach me, O LORD, the way of your statutes;
and I will keep it to the end.
Give me understanding, that I may keep your law
and observe it with my whole heart.
Lead me in the path of your commandments,
for I delight in it.
(Psalm 119:33-35 ESV)

Hope rooted in God is not blind hope - it’s hope that looks at suffering full in the face and refuses to believe that’s all there is
He will swallow up death forever, and The Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces.
Isaiah 25:8
And, for some, the loss of mystery has led to the loss of majesty. The more we know, the less we believe. Strange, don’t you think? Knowledge of the workings shouldn’t negate wonder. Knowledge should stir wonder. Who has more reason to worship than the astronomer who has seen the stars? Than the surgeon who has held a heart? Than the oceanographer who has pondered the depths? The more we know, the more we should be amazed.
Max Lucado / In the Grip of Grace (via graceupongrvce)
graceupongrvce:

Amazing love! how can it beThat Thou, my God, should die for me?

graceupongrvce:

Amazing love! how can it be
That Thou, my God, should die for me?

Hi! Jesus is also the reason for my existence and drive to live on. Can i have the link of your spotify? Thank you. Be praying for you. Continue to spread the Word. Bless and amaze God more dear!

Anonymous

That’s so great to hear, thanks for the encouragement! Here’s my big worship playlist on spotify:
http://open.spotify.com/user/sesanting-gb/playlist/7t7rbneujL0PswuuJrN8Qi

“Come now, let us settle the matter,” 
says the Lord. 
“Though your sins are like scarlet, 
they shall be as white as snow; 
though they are red as crimson, 
they shall be like wool.”

Isaiah 1:18

“Come now, let us settle the matter,”
says the Lord.
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red as crimson,
they shall be like wool.”

Isaiah 1:18

A Voluntary Act of Gratitude

heisworthyblessthelord:

Worship happens when you are aware that what you’ve been given is far greater than what you can give. Worship is the awareness that were it not for God’s touch, you’d still be hobbling and hurting, bitter and broken. It is the glazed expression on the parched face of a desert pilgrim who discovers the oasis is not a mirage.

We have tried to make a science out of worship. We can’t do that! We can’t do that any more than we can sell love or negotiate peace. Worship is a voluntary act of gratitude offered by the saved to the Savior, by the healed to the Healer, and by the delivered to the Deliverer. If you and I can go days without feeling an urge to say “thank you” to the One who saved, healed, and delivered us, then we would do well to remember what He did!

Something I learnt this summer in Kenya: to be thankful. 
For the basics like water and food and a bed and a roof and a warm house and somewhere soft to sleep, for electricity and sewage systems and gas, for school and books and paper and pens, for friends and family and having people that care about me, for freedom and rights, for a reliable healthcare system, for time when I can have fun, for everything in my life that I take for granted and for the God who gave me all of it. Without Him I would be nothing, so I am eternally grateful - and now I have learned to tell Him more often.

Something I learnt this summer in Kenya: to be thankful.
For the basics like water and food and a bed and a roof and a warm house and somewhere soft to sleep, for electricity and sewage systems and gas, for school and books and paper and pens, for friends and family and having people that care about me, for freedom and rights, for a reliable healthcare system, for time when I can have fun, for everything in my life that I take for granted and for the God who gave me all of it. Without Him I would be nothing, so I am eternally grateful - and now I have learned to tell Him more often.

For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love towards those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.
Psalm 103:11-12