loveismycommandment: Your weight does not define you. Your skin color does not define you. Your gender does not define you. Your sexuality does not define you. Your friends do not define you. Your family does not define you. Your successes do not define you. Your failures do not define you. Your present circumstances do not define you. You past does not define you. Your mistakes do not define...
Pursuing Life Abundant:
This is a letter a friend of mine wrote to update people about what she had been up to for the past 6 months. Even though it’s not addressed specifically to you, there is a lot you can learn from what she’s gone through: I remember being in a church service one day, and starting to imagine what it would be like if I had no where or no one to return to after that morning. What would I...
What you do, what you have done, what has happened, what just happened DOES. NOT. DEFINE. Who you are. Who you will be. What you do tomorrow. What will happen tomorrow. The biggest lie you can believe is that your habits from yesterday will forever carry on into tomorrow. —- Lie: Your failures from yesterday determine your worth. What it sounds like: “You failed, that means...
Knowing How to Think Empowers You Far Beyond Those Who Know Only What to Think.– Neil deGrasse Tyson (via diplateevo)
favoredgrace: We can only feel hopeless if we have listened to the one who speaks hopelessness. The opposite is true as well.
We only preach rules and behavior modification when we don’t trust God to change...– Alex Perez (via loveismycommandment)
salempeters: // In the Christian life, you do not work to become righteous. You are born righteous.
If the institution of ‘church’ didn’t exist, I think most people wouldn’t even know how to direct their Christian life because they’ve become so dependent on a system for a relationship. Unfortunately, we’ve been so conditioned to depend on it that we almost believe that it’s impossible to know God outside of the institution of church. Some actually...
Christ is all
People never know how to respond when you reply with scripture and bring everything back to the work of the cross. Especially when they realize that you’re standing on something solid and they’re never going to move you. “Judgment in Isaiah!” Forgiveness in Jesus. “Separation in Adam!” Reconciliation in Jesus. “Yeah, but Adam sinned!” But Jesus...
Stop the mindless wishing that things would be different. Rather than wasting...– Greg Anderson
It’s crazy how when you call people out for saying, “Without God...– Daniel Silva
Anyone who discovers who God has made them to be would never want to be anyone...– Bill Johnson (via lindseyey)
I stopped believing in the rapture once I realized that Jesus never made a big...– Daniel R. Silva (via loveismycommandment) http://saintsnotsinners.org/rapture-purpose-jesus/ (via diplateevo)
10 Things About Your Christian Walk
diplateevo: 1. Reading your Bible and Praying does not equal growth. The kingdom is not a rewards system. Reading the bible will not grant you more favor with God, and not reading your bible will not grant you less favor. Being forced to read words out of a book every single day of your life will not spontaneously make you a more holy and powerful person. It’s the passion and desire to grow...
Immature people falling in love destroy each other’s freedom, create a bondage,...– Osho (via nirvikalpa)
Experiences vs Questions
loveismycommandment: salempeters: The other evening, I was reading the word and came across a seemingly conflicting scripture with the nature and character of God. The scripture was in Luke 12:5 where Jesus said, “But I will warn you whom you should fear: fear Him Who, after killing, has power to hurl into hell (Gehenna); yes, I say to you, fear Him!” Wait, what? God killing? Upon reading...
There's a difference between loving people and...
diplateevo: One becomes stressful while the other becomes fufilling. One focuses on people’s perception of you while the other focuses on your perception of other people. One is driven by fear while the other spreads love. One is about you while the other is about others. One looks for what you can get while the other looks for how you can give.
Most good things have been said far too many times and just need to be lived.– Shane Claiborne // because this needed to be reblogged again. (via favoredgrace)
Someone asked this (somewhere in the land of facebook): I’ve just come to the sad realisation that Facebook and Tumblr are all I di with my life these days besides church. I have lost all motivation to do anything else. I don’t even know where to go from here. Everything is slanting sideways and nothing looks the same. I want to run away to a distant country and live there instead....