Lord, I will trust in You.
  • What was God doing before he created us?

    justcallmebishop:

    This is probably the most arrogant and ignorant question I ever answer because it supposes that we give God meaning when the opposite is true.

    Yet, it’s one of my favorite questions because of how surprising the answer is.

    Before God created us, he was partying… all the time. Just celebrating himself and how awesome he is. Partying for eternity with joy and passion.

    Then he thought, this party is awesome so he created angels to party with Him, then he created us to party with them. Party party party.

    Then we fell and got uninvited to the party. So he sent Jesus to invite us back. If you don’t believe me, notice how half of Jesus’ parables are about party invitations. He wants us back at the party. That’s why I question boring Christianity. It’s so opposite of the atmosphere of heaven.

    The moral of this story: God likes to party. This is the gospel.

  • the-worship-project:

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    the-worship-project:

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    the-worship-project:

Want to wear either our “Anchor” or “Closer” design as a tee!?
These 2 tee designs are a limited edition run on our Etsy Store!
Click here to purchase our tees!
Find out about “The Worship Project” here

    the-worship-project:

Want to wear either our “Anchor” or “Closer” design as a tee!?
These 2 tee designs are a limited edition run on our Etsy Store!
Click here to purchase our tees!
Find out about “The Worship Project” here

    the-worship-project:

Want to wear either our “Anchor” or “Closer” design as a tee!?
These 2 tee designs are a limited edition run on our Etsy Store!
Click here to purchase our tees!
Find out about “The Worship Project” here

    the-worship-project:

Want to wear either our “Anchor” or “Closer” design as a tee!?
These 2 tee designs are a limited edition run on our Etsy Store!
Click here to purchase our tees!
Find out about “The Worship Project” here

    the-worship-project:

Want to wear either our “Anchor” or “Closer” design as a tee!?
These 2 tee designs are a limited edition run on our Etsy Store!
Click here to purchase our tees!
Find out about “The Worship Project” here

    the-worship-project:

    Want to wear either our “Anchor” or “Closer” design as a tee!?

    These 2 tee designs are a limited edition run on our Etsy Store!

    Click here to purchase our tees!

    Find out about “The Worship Project” here

    (Source: 365worshipproject.com, via iwilltrustinyou)

  • hisword-typographicverses:

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.  (Isaiah 26:3-4, ESV)

    hisword-typographicverses:

    You keep him in perfect peace
    whose mind is stayed on you,
    because he trusts in you.
    Trust in the Lord forever,
    for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.
    (Isaiah 26:3-4, ESV)

    (via hecallsmelovely)

  • hisword-typographicverses:

And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. (Ephesians 3:17b-19 NIV)

    hisword-typographicverses:

    And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. (Ephesians 3:17b-19 NIV)

    (via hecallsmelovely)

  • hisword-typographicverses:

Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior. 
Habakkuk 3:17-18 (NIV)

    hisword-typographicverses:

    Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior. 

    Habakkuk 3:17-18 (NIV)

  • hisword-typographicverses:

Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. (James 1:12, ESV)

    hisword-typographicverses:

    Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. (James 1:12, ESV)

  • jacintanest:

f i n d . y o u r s e l f . s o a k i n g . i n . t h e . s i l e n c e // in the peaceful, tranquil and quiet moments, God appears. He is in everything except the things that you force. He is in the skin around your bones and the hairs upon your head; and in all that you are, God has left little pieces of Himself behind.. in the wind, the ocean, the silence and even those around you who you struggle to love - there is a piece of God left behind in them also. perhaps you struggle to see God in the quiet moments.. but instead of looking at the things you and I have made, like iPhones, computers and televisions alike, why not find yourself looking at the things He’s already given.. like a quiet, silent and peaceful rest amidst the rainstorms, or arms stretched wide on springs evening grasses after a long day of sunshine, admiring the stars. Jesus Himself would often retreat away to quiet and secluded places; so why is it that you are so afraid of the silence He intentionally sought out? no noise, no distraction, no people.. just you, God and His voice. God calls us to silence. He revealed Himself not in an earthquake but in a quiet whisper… because He wants us to want Him enough to come by only the smallest impression of His presence. whether your time is spent in reverence or prayer; it is the act of separation and setting yourself aside that positions you to hear from Him.. not what you wear or who you’re friends with, but your solitary act of prioritising His presence. don’t get caught up in consuming your every waking moment with noise — in turn, drowning out the very harmony, melody and beat of Gods voice and direction for your life. yes, it will be quiet, and yes God will seem absent.. but it is in the seemingly absent place of God that He is working loudly in the heavens for your sake. when you feel you are most in the dark about your future, is when you need to hold out your hand in silence and be ready for the moment when He takes your hand and twirls you into all that He has been preparing you for. in the quiet peace, He is there.. you will find Him in the whispers, as long as you choose not to drown Him out. He is waiting for you. by www.jacintanest.tumblr.com

    jacintanest:

    f i n d . y o u r s e l f . s o a k i n g . i n . t h e . s i l e n c e // in the peaceful, tranquil and quiet moments, God appears. He is in everything except the things that you force. He is in the skin around your bones and the hairs upon your head; and in all that you are, God has left little pieces of Himself behind.. in the wind, the ocean, the silence and even those around you who you struggle to love - there is a piece of God left behind in them also. perhaps you struggle to see God in the quiet moments.. but instead of looking at the things you and I have made, like iPhones, computers and televisions alike, why not find yourself looking at the things He’s already given.. like a quiet, silent and peaceful rest amidst the rainstorms, or arms stretched wide on springs evening grasses after a long day of sunshine, admiring the stars. Jesus Himself would often retreat away to quiet and secluded places; so why is it that you are so afraid of the silence He intentionally sought out? no noise, no distraction, no people.. just you, God and His voice. God calls us to silence. He revealed Himself not in an earthquake but in a quiet whisper… because He wants us to want Him enough to come by only the smallest impression of His presence. whether your time is spent in reverence or prayer; it is the act of separation and setting yourself aside that positions you to hear from Him.. not what you wear or who you’re friends with, but your solitary act of prioritising His presence. don’t get caught up in consuming your every waking moment with noise — in turn, drowning out the very harmony, melody and beat of Gods voice and direction for your life. yes, it will be quiet, and yes God will seem absent.. but it is in the seemingly absent place of God that He is working loudly in the heavens for your sake. when you feel you are most in the dark about your future, is when you need to hold out your hand in silence and be ready for the moment when He takes your hand and twirls you into all that He has been preparing you for. in the quiet peace, He is there.. you will find Him in the whispers, as long as you choose not to drown Him out. He is waiting for you. by www.jacintanest.tumblr.com

  • I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead him also, and restore comforts unto him and to his mourners.

Isa 57:18 (KJV)

Redeeming Love //

Mourning and grief… what can I say? It’s a challenging topic to cover.

Let me give you some insight into my own dysfunction. My mind works on very narrow and straight paths. I like order and the opposite frustrates me. I think carefully about most things and often consider the outcome or many different options before investing any time, money or energy in whatever I approach. Good or bad.

Even towards death, I can tend to have a logical and cold approach to its inevitability. Managing my emotions via reason.

“We all die and there’s no escaping it!” is my familiar motto. “Better off reconciling rather than running from those facts that can not be altered” I can hear my head say.

But even with this not-so-warm approach I find that it doesn’t dull the sting and pain of severed relationship that death or loss causes. No matter how much logic and rationale I apply to it, the emotional ties seem to supersede and grief still infiltrates my emotions like a sneaky enemy trying to take down a fortified castle.

None of us can really escape the pang of grief when it comes to loss of any kind, however, there is One who redeems and comforts us in the face of it.

Whether you’ve lost a loved one to death or divorce, a business to bankruptcy or your innocence to abuse, God’s promise is to heal, lead and comfort you. Our challenge is to expose our raw emotions, our pain and hurts, to His love.

That’s why Proverbs 3 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding” because your raw and aching heart wants to protect itself, not expose itself. But like exposing a fresh burn to running cool water, trusting your wounded emotions to God will refresh them and give you new hope.

None of us is exempt from grief in this life, but we have free access to His treasury, fully stocked with hope, overflowing with faith and crammed tight with love.

His love will redeem and comfort you.

    I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead him also, and restore comforts unto him and to his mourners.

    Isa 57:18 (KJV)

    Redeeming Love //

    Mourning and grief… what can I say? It’s a challenging topic to cover.

    Let me give you some insight into my own dysfunction. My mind works on very narrow and straight paths. I like order and the opposite frustrates me. I think carefully about most things and often consider the outcome or many different options before investing any time, money or energy in whatever I approach. Good or bad.

    Even towards death, I can tend to have a logical and cold approach to its inevitability. Managing my emotions via reason.

    “We all die and there’s no escaping it!” is my familiar motto. “Better off reconciling rather than running from those facts that can not be altered” I can hear my head say.

    But even with this not-so-warm approach I find that it doesn’t dull the sting and pain of severed relationship that death or loss causes. No matter how much logic and rationale I apply to it, the emotional ties seem to supersede and grief still infiltrates my emotions like a sneaky enemy trying to take down a fortified castle.

    None of us can really escape the pang of grief when it comes to loss of any kind, however, there is One who redeems and comforts us in the face of it.

    Whether you’ve lost a loved one to death or divorce, a business to bankruptcy or your innocence to abuse, God’s promise is to heal, lead and comfort you. Our challenge is to expose our raw emotions, our pain and hurts, to His love.

    That’s why Proverbs 3 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding” because your raw and aching heart wants to protect itself, not expose itself. But like exposing a fresh burn to running cool water, trusting your wounded emotions to God will refresh them and give you new hope.

    None of us is exempt from grief in this life, but we have free access to His treasury, fully stocked with hope, overflowing with faith and crammed tight with love.

    His love will redeem and comfort you.

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