April 19th, 2012

If you’re reading this aaand you’re a cynical and/or critical Christian… please stop. Please stop being so cynical and/or critical. You must know, you’re not helping. You’re not helping. You are not helping.

Take your agenda & chat with God about what you’re doing. Think about who you are serving & why… May God continue to transform you. Look like Jesus please. =] Remember it’s about the kingdom!
March 4th, 2012
All men desire peace, but few desire the things that make for peace.
Thomas A Kempis, Imitation of Christ (1441)

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February 24th, 2012
O Lord, I need you—more than ever before. Please, explode before me. Show me your glory!
Me
The LORD is good to those who wait for Him,
to the person who seeks Him.
It is good to wait quietly
for deliverance from the LORD

Lamentations 3:25-26

Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

February 17th, 2012
My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, listening closely to wisdom and directing your heart to understanding; furthermore, if you call out to insight and lift your voice to understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it like hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and discover the knowledge of God.
Proverbs 2:1-5 (HCSB)
December 30th, 2011

GET IN THE WORD!

Job 28:28

'The fear of the Lord—that is wisdom, and to shun evil is understanding.'” 

Proverbs 3:7

Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil. 

Romans 13:14

Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature. 

Galatians 5:16

So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. 

Matthew 6:23

But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!

Luke 11:34-36

Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eyes are good, your whole body also is full of light. But when they are bad, your body also is full of darkness. See to it, then that the light within you is not darkness. Therefore, if your whole body is full of light, and no part of it dark, it will be completely lighted, as when the light of a lamp shines on you. 

December 27th, 2011

Duplicity…

For the time will come when they will not tolerate sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, will multiply teachers for themselves because they have an itch to hear something new. They will turn away from hearing the truth and will turn aside to myths. -2 Timothy 4:3-4 (HCSB)

Now I urge you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause dissensions and obstacles contrary to the doctrine you have learned. Avoid them, for such people do not serve our Lord Christ but their own appetites. They deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting with smooth talk and flattering words. -Romans 16:17-18 (HCSB)

Critics who treat adult as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.

C.S. Lewis  (via redeemedheart)

ah, Lewis— wonderful!

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December 23rd, 2011
But as for that [seed] in the good soil, these are [the people] who, hearing the Word, hold it fast in a just (noble, virtuous) and worthy heart, and steadily bring forth fruit with patience. No one after he has lighted a lamp covers it with a vessel or puts it under a [dining table] couch; but he puts it on a lampstand, that those who come in may see the light. For there is nothing hidden that shall not be disclosed, nor anything secret that shall not be known and come out into the open. Be careful therefore how you listen. For to him who has [spiritual knowledge] will more be given; and from him who does not have [spiritual knowledge], even what he thinks and guesses and supposes that he has will be taken away.
(Luke 8:15-18 AMP)
December 21st, 2011
Consumerism can also poison our relationship with Christ. Jesus becomes a commodity we consume, rather than a King who reigns.
The Advent Conspiracy (via thebeeble)
December 20th, 2011
…sin crouches at your door; its desire is for you, but you must master it.
Genesis 4:7 AMP
December 10th, 2011
Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.
Romans 12:9
December 7th, 2011
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this.
Isaiah 9:6-7
We are not just physical beings. And our deepest hunger is spiritual. We hunger for meaning, we hunger for love, we hunger for redemption. And only God can satisfy that deep innate hunger of our soul.
John Ortberg (via maddyeline)

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