You passionately love Jesus, but you don’t really want to be like Him. You admire His humility, but you don’t want to be that humble. You think it’s beautiful that He washed the feet of the disciples, but that’s not exactly the direction your life is headed. You’re thankful He was spit upon and abused, but you would never let that happen to you. You praise Him for loving you enough to suffering during His whole time on earth, but you’re going to do everything within your power to make sure you enjoy your time down here. In short: You think He is a great savior, but not a great role model.
Pastor Francis Chan (via northwestsong)
It looks like baby Jude and I are staying at the hospital overnight. They’re gonna give him some steroids and keep monitoring him to make sure everything is okay. I want to meet my little man, just not before it’s his time to come out. Keep us in your thoughts and prayers
This year, if you’re going to make a resolution, make one that will actually change you. I’m not talking about eating more healthy food or going to the gym more. I mean, decide right now that you are going to pray with honesty.
I know that may sound like a really obvious thing, but I truly believe that the first step to real change in your spiritual life is deciding that you are going to tell God what is really going on in your heart, when it’s really going on, no matter what. Even if the stuff you are feeling and thinking is bad, dark, shady, mean and downright sin, tell Him everything. If you know you’re wrong to feel what you feel, but you still feel it anyway, then tell Him exactly that. If you know you should have already grown past where you are and you feel ashamed to think the things you do, then tell Him that. Tell Him everything.
Sometimes Christians assume that you’re only supposed to pray certain things. They assume that you’re only supposed to pray about things that are good and that honor and glorify the Lord. Some Christians think that God is so holy that you can only approach Him if your heart is pure and your motives are true and your requests are about His glory, but none of that has very much to do with what the Bible actually says about prayer.
The Bible says prayer is about pouring out your heart. It says prayer is about wearing God out with your needs. It says prayer is about admitting your failures and begging for grace and strength. Prayer is your time to be honest, and you can’t grow until you are going to the Lord in an authentic way.
This year, decide that if you’re going to change one thing, it will be this: That you will tell God about your heart all the time and you won’t hold anything back. It’s time to get real.
I don’t normally do these online, but my best friends young son is undergoing emergency surgery today in Birmingham, AL. Please pray for him and his family. The little boys name is Christian.
The Animal Rescue Site is having trouble getting enough people to click on it daily so they can meet their quota of getting FREE FOOD donated every day to abused and neglected animals in their shelters.
It takes less than a minute (only about 15 seconds actually) to go to their site and click on the purple box titled, ‘Click Here to Give - it’s FREE!’. Every click gives about .6 bowls of food to sheltered dogs. You can also click daily!
Keep in mind that this does not cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate food to abandoned/neglected animals in exchange for advertising. [via.]
Go to the website HERE.
It’s just a click… takes about 1 or 2 seconds.
there’s no pop-up ads or anything on the site
just click it once and you’re done
if all of my followers click, it’s more than a few thousand meals so.. please?
If you belong to God, you will love ALL of His Word. You will not pick and choose which scriptures you believe and live by, and which you choose not to believe. If you belong to God, you will follow all His commandments, because you love Him. If you belong to God, you would warn and tell others about the consequences of choosing to reject and disobey God.