“I want to be a woman who lives totally abandoned to the first commandment: to love my Lord, my God, with all my heart. I don’t want the reputation that I love God, I don’t want to write songs about loving God, I don’t want to talk about loving God. I want to actually love God. When I close my eyes, I want my heart to move. When I close my eyes and I look at Him, I want to feel alive on the inside. I want to look at Him with a fire in my heart and it’s real.”—Misty Edwards (via mwali)
Sometimes I just get in these really sad pity-party moods.
Right now it’s just because I REALLY miss UNT and Phi Lamb and Denton and my heart hurts because of it and everything just sucks. And there’s an article in the new issue of Set Apart that talked about things to do on a girl’s day or weekend and that just made me even more sad and ugh.
I know God has me in San Antonio right now for a reason but it’s just so hard being here right now when I only want to be there.
The idea was to take Richard Dawkins’ “The God Delusion” and create blackout poetry with it that glorifies God. Giving words back to the Creator. I think it was a fun project. Thanks for all of the support!
God’s will for a good world is something we should wish for.
“We are haunted by the ghosts of the “what if’s” who live in the shadows of the “if only’s.” They accuse us, torment us, tempt us to abandon the freedom we have in Christ…But, if we still ourselves, if we let Him calm us, focus us, equip us for the day…He will give us hope- hope that stretches us (where worry bent us) and faith – faith that sustains us (where greed smothered us) and love – love that is at the bottom of our deepest desires, the loss of which is at the root of all our fears.”— Rich Mullins, The Sound and The Worry (via breanna-lynn)
You and I, by our nature from the second we’re born, have set up shop on the throne of our hearts. And we are God and what we want rules and what we want reigns, and we become, in that position, a slave to our desires and our longings, despite the fact that those desires and longings simply bring reproach, shame, guilt, and loss into our lives. We continue to sit on that throne and pursue the God of our own comfort and the stuff of future garage sales.
And yet, the gospel goes out. It is received by the mercy of God, and we gladly step off that throne and let the rightful ruler of our hearts reign as He was meant to reign as Lord over our lives.