Funny how we pridefully thought we are the ones seeking after God when He is truly the One who has been chasing after us.
Reign us in You, O Lord.
If you were to wake up with only the things you thanked God yesterday for, what would you have?
"I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship." (Romans 12:1)
The Christian life is about taking ourselves off the throne and putting God on the throne.
"The fear of The Lord leads to life, and whoever has it rests satisfied; he will not be visited by harm."
Such a comforting verse to read before results day tomorrow. I can rest in the fact that God has ultimate control over my life and I am safe in his arms! It should not be my exam results that determine how happy or satisfied I am, but the fact that I am held firm by God’s grace. So whatever happens, I will trust in God.
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…if we’re not careful, we can give people the impression that Christianity is first and foremost about the sacrifice we make for Jesus rather than the sacrifice Jesus made for us; our performance for him rather than his obedience for us. The hub of Christianity is not “do something for Jesus.” The hub of Christianity is “Jesus has done everything for you.” And my fear is that too many people, both inside and outside the church, have heard our pleas for intensified devotion and concluded that the focus of the Christian faith is our love for God instead of God’s love for us. Don’t get me wrong - what we do is important. But it’s infinitely less important than what Jesus has done for us.Tullian Tchividjian
By grace alone somehow I standBoldly I Approach // Rend Collective
Where even angels fear to tread
Invited by redeeming love
Before the throne of God above
He pulls me close
With nail scarred hands
Into his everlasting arms
"He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.”
"I will listen to what God the LORD says; he promises peace to his people, his faithful servants— but let them not turn to folly." (Psalm 85:8)
It’s so important to keep listening to God. Prayer should be a two-way thing, not just you constantly talking to God.
He will ‘speak peace to his people’; sometimes listening to God can just be taking a few minutes to rest in his presence. Be still and just focus on him. It takes time to recognise God’s gentle voice because it seems like it’s just your own thoughts. Perhaps a new thought will pop into your head, maybe you will be reminded of a Bible verse, or feel the urge to pray for someone. Often for me, I just get a sense of peace in my heart.
As you read the Bible, ask the Lord to open your heart so that he can speak to you through it. Perhaps a verse will jump out at you, or maybe what you read will convict you of something (‘let them not turn back to folly’).
Keep pressing into God and seek him continually, because you can never come to the end of his glory - there’s always more!
"Lost and dead but your love came to find me
Jesus you are the way”
The Way // Worship Central
Taking a break from tumblr for a couple of weeks - going to a festival called soul survivor and then camping somewhere else in England :)