I don’t want my faith to be lukewarm. I want to be totally in love with Jesus Christ instead of being committed out of routine. I want to care more about what God thinks of my heart than what people think of my actions.
Father God, please help me. Pour out your spirit into me so that I may love you wholeheartedly, and that this love will overflow and spill out of me into others.
There is no fear in love; perfect love drives out all fear
But to you who are listening I say love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also. If someone takes your coat, do not withhold your shirt from them. Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back. Do to others as you would have them do to you.
What was intended to tear you apart, God intends it to set you apart.
What has torn you, God makes a thin place to see glory.
Whatever happens, whatever unfolds, whatever unravels, you can never be undone.
Please pray for my close friend. Her youth pastor just died and he was like a father to them. The situation is so uncertain for their youth group so I’m begging you to pray for them.
Heh sometimes I think I’m dying inside. But deep down (really far in there) I know God has a plan. I’ve felt this way before and He has pulled me out of it. Who am I to say He won’t be faithful? It may be hard for me to see surface when I’m drinking from my broken cistern, but I’ll keep going stronger knowing some day I will receive living water and I will never be thirsty again. I’ve tasted His goodness before and I will follow Him for what He has done for me. One day, I will give up my own cistern in total surrender. I would be glad to say today’s that day, but I know it isn’t. And I think that’s the ironic part of it all. I am ever thirsty for the only God that will fully quench me. Lord I’m nothing special, but that’s okay. To be used by You is the greatest honor. I do not want to satisfy my soul because the hunger is what drives me to Your kingdom. Help me instead to be hungry for the only thing that will ever satisfy me: You.