A friend of mine took this picture at Phoenix Comic Con and it took me a moment to get it
You never outgrow your need to preach to yourself the gospel.John Piper (via godmoves)
All too often women believe it is a sign of commitment, an expression of love, to endure unkindness or cruelty, to forgive and forget. In actuality, when we love rightly we know that the healthy, loving response to cruelty and abuse is putting ourselves out of harm’s way.Bell Hooks, All About Love: New Visions (via mouthwingss)
My sister and I used to get random “I love you” or “what’s up” text messages from our mom at like 3/4AM. We thought it was weird and funny because she goes to bed at like 10PM. So my sister asked my mom why that was and my mom responded, “Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night thinking of you guys.”
Sometimes the greatest sarcasm is wasted.
The fact is, I need God to help me love God. And if I need His help to love Him, a perfect being, I definitely need His help to love other, fault-filled humans.F. Chan, Crazy Love (via godmoves)
"Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Does he not leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says ‘Rejoice with me: I have found my lost sheep.’”
Luke 15: 4-5
In this weeks message on Matthew 18, Sabastian was talking about how in the old times the shepherd would go out to search for that one lost sheep. And when he found that sheep, it was common for shepherds to break that prone-to-wandering sheeps leg and reset it to discipline and prevent it from wandering off in the future. Sabastian emphasized this point to illustrate that as our Heavenly Father He may discipline us or let us go through pain at a certain moment to teach us and prevent us from making the same mistakes over again.
I think i’ve finally realized how far I’ve been wandering and how lost I am. I feel like I haven’t really been following His voice and instead have been trying to figure out a path for myself. I have no clue what i’m doing though and I’m done pretending that I am.
But now i’m ready to go home. I’m honestly scared of getting my leg broken haha, cause I know whatever is ahead is definitely not going to be easy. But how beautiful is it that the shepherd “joyfully puts the sheep on his shoulders and goes home.” That in our brokenness and shame, we are joyfully lifted up and carried home.