Jesus, You’re always true to me.
Six-Word Story #21 (via godsradicaldaughter)

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It’s time to rise above those negative circumstances and believe what God says about you.

It’s time to rise above those negative circumstances and believe what God says about you.

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He whispers His promises of restoration into my soul. “I will resurrect your broken heart.” His whispers are like rushing waters in this barren place.


spiritualinspiration:

In Genesis 17, when Sarah first heard the news that she was going to have a baby, the scripture says it was so far out she began to laugh. She was in her 90’s, so it seemed impossible from every angle. I can hear her saying, “Abraham, a baby? Are you kidding? I’ve gone through the change of life. That defies the laws of nature.” She was saying, “I’m at a disadvantage. I don’t have what it takes,” belittling herself, discounting herself. She was burying the promise deep within her.

Friend, when you think about it, it’s just as easy to talk yourself into something as it is to talk yourself out of it. Instead of thinking of all the reasons why you can’t get well, why you can’t accomplish a dream, why your marriage is not going to last and talking yourself out of it, start talking yourself into it! “I can do all things through Christ. God is making a way even though I don’t see a way. I’m anointed, equipped, talented, more than a conqueror.”

The more you speak God’s Word, the more you believe it. When you believe God’s Word, it comes to pass in your life. Start today by declaring His promises. Feed your faith and move forward into the victory and blessing He has in store for you!

spiritualinspiration:

In Genesis 17, when Sarah first heard the news that she was going to have a baby, the scripture says it was so far out she began to laugh. She was in her 90’s, so it seemed impossible from every angle. I can hear her saying, “Abraham, a baby? Are you kidding? I’ve gone through the change of life. That defies the laws of nature.” She was saying, “I’m at a disadvantage. I don’t have what it takes,” belittling herself, discounting herself. She was burying the promise deep within her.

Friend, when you think about it, it’s just as easy to talk yourself into something as it is to talk yourself out of it. Instead of thinking of all the reasons why you can’t get well, why you can’t accomplish a dream, why your marriage is not going to last and talking yourself out of it, start talking yourself into it! “I can do all things through Christ. God is making a way even though I don’t see a way. I’m anointed, equipped, talented, more than a conqueror.”

The more you speak God’s Word, the more you believe it. When you believe God’s Word, it comes to pass in your life. Start today by declaring His promises. Feed your faith and move forward into the victory and blessing He has in store for you!


He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. - Ecclesiastes 3:11

sometimes, life is hard.
it’s reassuring to remember that my joy and my hope rest secure in a God who gives grace bigger than a million mountains, a God whose love could fill a million oceans.
sometimes, I have to take a step back from the immediate things going on in my life and think about the big picture.
here’s to having a new perspective on things and trying to live kingdom-minded, with eternity in my heart


all that You create is singing out Your praise


jspark3000:

I’ve heard grace is easy.  But I’ve never known it that way.  Grace is always getting dirty, right in the mess.

Dirty grace confronts the ugliness inside, grabs it by the fistfuls, and kills it with the relentless violence of love.  It’s not the textbook grace you put on like a cheap dress.  It hurts like crazy: but afterward there is stillness and peace, like the morning.  It’s like beginning again.

— J

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Marry someone who lets you have a bite of their brownie, even when you said you weren’t hungry. Marry someone who laughs at the same things you do. Marry someone who kisses your nose on a cold day. Marry someone who you can watch Disney movies with. Marry someone who is proud of you whether you earn £5 a week or £5,000 a week. Marry someone who you can tell everything to. Marry someone who isn’t afraid or embarrassed to hold your hand in public. Marry someone who lets you take over when decorating a cake. Marry someone who you can spend the day in Ikea with without feeling stressed. Marry someone who wraps you up inside their coat in the winter. Marry someone who accepts your fears and phobias. Marry someone who gives you butterflies every time you hear their key in the door. Marry someone who you don’t always have to shave your legs for. Marry someone who accepts you all day every day, even when you don’t look or feel your best. Marry someone who puts three sugars in your tea, despite telling them “just the two”. Marry someone who doesn’t judge you when you eat your body weight in cookies. Marry someone who doesn’t make you want to check your phone, because you know they will reply. Marry someone who waits with you to get on the train. Marry someone who understands that you need to be alone sometimes. Marry someone who gets on well with your parents and isn’t uptight about family events. Marry someone who calms you down when you get mad about stupid stuff, and never tells you it’s “only stupid stuff”. Marry someone who makes you want to be a better person. Marry someone who makes you laugh. Marry someone who you love. Marry your soulmate, your lover, your best friend.

I’ve seen you and I know you and I’m not going anywhere.
Duet // Penny & Sparrow (via kvtes)

And this is the marvel of marvels; that he called me Beloved.
C.S. Lewis (via awelltraveledwoman)

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If we know what redemption means, let us not withhold our sonnets of thanksgiving.
Charles Spurgeon (via ohfortunateone)

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Within this Christian vision for marriage, here’s what it means to fall in love. It is to look at another person and get a glimpse of the person God is creating, and to say, “I see who God is making you, and it excites me! I want to be part of that. I want to partner with you and God in the journey you are taking to his throne. And when we get there, I will look at your magnificence and say, ‘I always knew you could be like this. I got glimpses of it on earth, but now look at you!’” Each spouse should see the great thing that Jesus is doing in the life of their mate through the Word, the gospel. Each spouse then should give him- or herself to be a vehicle for that work and envision the day that you will stand together before God, seeing each other presented in spotless beauty and glory.
Timothy Keller // The Meaning of Marriage. (via tblaberge)

fear will not be victorious

I am afraid, and I thought that was a bad thing to be, because You say “Do not fear, for I am with you.”

I know that—sometimes I forget—but in the depth of my soul I know that You are near.

still, I feel fear. I’m standing on the edge, looking out into my future, and it isn’t clear, so I am afraid. but I'm trusting in Your name, that You are who You say You are, that You are true to Your promises and that Your love sustains my very life. 

Maybe it’s okay to know fear: to know fear and know that it will not be victorious in my heart, because You, my God, are bigger and You save souls, I know You will rescue me and provide for Your will to be done.

I fear for what is uncertain, what is unknown; but when I press into my God the fears will cease because You are certain and good and sure. and as truth lightens my burden, the fears will fade. 

You are faithful and Your love will not depart from me, for You are the God of all comfort and You fill me with peace, You overwhelm me with courage and hope. You say,

"fear will be her enemy,
but I will be her strength
and I will give her courage;
she will be afraid but not without hope,
because I AM here and I AM her hope.”