Is it true that the only way to stop loving someone the wrong way is to start hating them? Maybe only then can you learn to love them all over again, the right way. But surely there is a higher path. The narrow and windy road contains not a moment of hatred on it. But it is narrow indeed.
Therefore, if we recognise the great and precious things which are given us, as...– Martin Luther - Freedom
'Crimes of the Heart' - Immortal Technique
These are my indictments To those who claim to be righteous, And leave a trail of broken hearts on their way to enlightenment. But I cant give into hatred or pass judgment, Even towards every illusion I’ve been in love with. ‘Cause the heart that betrays itself willingly Is like a nation that trades freedom for stability. Its so seductive to be cold and corrupted and isolated, trying...
What is it to be free? It is a question of who’s in control. The World thinks that we will be free when we’re the ones with autonomous self-governance. But the Bible teaches that to be controlled by our self is to be in slavery, and to give control over to God is freedom.
Then I started to wonder if I’m not who I thought I was.
You see the depths of my heart and you love me the same.
Sometimes we know exactly what the truth is. We just need to hear somebody say...
It takes a lot of strength to be fake. More strength than I have.
It’s hard. It’s complicated to reconcile a God who works through pain. It’s...– Mike Donehey (via glorythief) Wow.
No such thing.
There is no such thing as a holy man that doesn’t extend compassion to the hurting and the broken. No such thing as a holy man that holds grudges. No such thing as a holy man who does not love all impartially and unconditionally. No such thing as a holy man who stands idly by in the presence of corruption and malice. No such thing as a holy man that seeks his own fame and glory. No such...
What is worth doing, and what isn’t?
Why do things happen the way they do?
Emeli Sande - My Kind Of Love
Cause when you’ve given up, When no matter what you do it’s never good enough, When you never thought that it could ever get this tough, That’s when you feel my kind of love. . And when you’re crying out, When you’ve fallen and can’t pick your happy off the ground, When the friends you thought you had haven’t stuck around, That’s when you...
The moment when someone stops liking you, stops loving you, stops wanting to be...
The word of God draws people closer to God, and consequently closer to each other, and consequently again, closer to God. All of Christian ministry is the practice of making people friends with God, and friends with each other.
Me: What should I worry about? God: Everything that you own.
Immerse yourself in the ministry of the Kingdom of God; then you won’t...
A servant needn’t worry when things in his master’s house go awry....
You have nothing to prove to anyone because, in Christ, God fully approves of...– Steven Furtick
Stations on the Road to Freedom
Suffering A change has come indeed. Your hands, so strong and active, are bound; in helplessness now you see your action is ended; you sigh in relief, your cause committing to stronger hands; so now you may rest contented. Only for one blissful moment could you draw near to touch freedom; then, that it might be perfected in glory, you gave it to God. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
God loves you. We are required to love whatever God loves. Therefore if we do...
It is not your love that sustains the marriage, but from now on, the marriage...– Dietrich Bonhoeffer - from an un-delivered wedding sermon for his niece
…is the view that scientific knowledge is the only valid kind of knowledge. Scientism can only be argued for with a philosophical argument; Scientism is a philosophical viewpoint. Therefore Scientism entails the validity of philosophical knowledge. Therefore Scientism entails its own negation.
Don’t wait until you have what you need before devoting your life to the service of others. Set your mind to serving others now and trust that God will give you everything you need for it along the way.
Getting over someone you’re in love with should not be easy. It’s...
When you’ve tried every other way, eventually you have to give it up and...
When I love you and you refuse to love me, I hurt because I have lost something....– Ravi Zacharias
I cry aloud to God, aloud to God, and he will hear me. In the day of my trouble I seek the Lord; in the night my hand is stretched out without wearying; my soul refuses to be comforted. When I remember God, I moan; when I meditate, my spirit faints. Selah You hold my eyelids open; I am so troubled that I cannot speak. I consider the days of old, the years long ago. I said, Let me...
Lord, free me from my own will.
Do you trust that God will catch you if you leap into the unknown?
Prayer of St Francis of Assisi
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace, Where there is hatred, let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light; Where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love. For it is in...
That moment when you realise… “If I’ve got my theology wrong...
Where is God's love?
Sometimes you come to a point in life where, unlike other times, you truly struggle to see evidence that God is at work in your life. You go through a season that really doesn’t make sense, where things truly go wrong, and everything is in chaos and ruins. You pray for certain things to happen and they don’t come to pass; you ask God to defeat obstacles, but instead more obstacles...
When you carve away at a piece of wood persistently enough, it will eventually...
Tozer - Removing the 'veil' between us and God's...
“Let us remember that when we talk of the rending of the veil we are speaking in a figure, and the thought of it is poetical, almost pleasant, but in actuality there is nothing pleasant about it. In human experience that veil is made of living spiritual tissue; it is composed of the sentient, quivering stuff of which our whole being consists, and to touch it is to touch us where we feel...
When it takes all your strength just to keep breathing.
Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm, for love is as...– Song of Solomon 8:6-7 A passage about human love.
Be still my soul. Thy Jesus can repay, From His own fullness, all he takes away.
When all is darkened in the veil of tears. Then shalt thou better know His love, His heart, Who comes to soothe thy sorrow and thy fears.
Well if atheism isn’t a belief then we certainly shouldn’t listen to it, should we! If atheists pride themselves in having nothing to say, why do they write so many books?
Every time someone does you wrong, always, always, always stop to consider the...
I suppose no matter who you are in life, there’s gonna be a bunch of...
"With all the education...
…to which we now lay claim that has pushed back the horizons of knowledge undreamed of a generation ago, the messages of popular songs have not changed because the conflicts still remain.” - Ravi Zacharias, Can Man Live Without God
What are friends for if not to get involved in your troubles, making your...
You have to give up good things, in favour of better things.
The prayers of a man who is in deep pain, are very effective.
It is a basic error, to assume that Science and Religion are trying to do the same thing, fill the same role, answer the same questions. There is no competition between them because they are playing different games.