It’s like, it doesn’t honor God to pretend like everything is OK. That’s the beauty of Jesus that so many people miss. The beauty is that he died on the cross for our sins, but also that he existed the way we exist. He understands what it’s like to lose a friend. He’s not unfamiliar with those emotions. He’s not unfamiliar with the difficulty of human life. To me that’s what makes Jesus as God beautiful. He totally understands. He went out of his way to prove to us that he understands our situation. So when he has something to say, it’s not coming from this high and lofty standpoint. It’s coming from this person who understands intricately the perils of human existence.
It’s really cool you want to be passionately in love with Jesus as much as you can, but please don’t beat yourself up about this. Be prepared for the seasons when you’ll barely hang on to God with an intellectual thread, and other seasons where you’ll be so head-over-heels for Jesus that you’re getting tattoos of him on your ribcage. Be ready to be honest in your dry valleys, and be ready to rejoice on the mountaintop.
Enjoy both seasons, because both help you grow and both have significance in our lives. The winter and fall teach you to grow deep roots into God even when you don’t feel Him, and the summer and spring are those powerful weeks of blooming fruits and plentiful harvest that will have you laughing and weeping at the same time.
Soon you’ll also see: loving Jesus is not even really up to you, because he’s the one who woos, who draws, who beckons, who calls. Loving Him is the easy part; God loving you cost His Son. The more you know that it’s less about you, the more free you will be to love God all the more.
I think the first thing that I heard about RezWeek was from the first Upperclassmen that reached out to me,” Rezweek changed my life."
In a way, I was expecting a camp-high, where we all just take in enough God-juice to last us for the rest of the year. Haha, I’m so glad that hasn’t been the case. RezWeek has been a good reassurance of the presence and community that we have here on campus. There hasn’t been a day where I haven’t recognized or talked to someone that I normally don’t talk to, at RezWeek. It’s just been such a blessing to see that no matter where life takes us, God is at the center of everything and the one that brings us all back together.
The prayer tent itself is another blessing altogether! It’s incredible to always see people inside, just because they have time and they want to spend that time with the Lord and other brothers and sisters in Christ. Seeing the constant need of prayer is simply a b e a u t i f u l and necessary reminder.
Praise God for a wonderful week :)
And here I am, just bawling my eyes out at just how God’s love for us is immeasurable and beyond all we could hope for.
God, I’m sorry that I keep forgetting that I’m still on the train.
i just woke up and practically skipped all two of my classes today :c
tumblr is kind of an unhealthy environment to be in sometimes because often it’s so black and white
either you’re right, and you’re an amazing god worthy of praise, or you’re wrong, and you’re a horrible monster who deserves to die
i just saw a post that said that if you don’t understand how minimum wage and art commissions work, then you’re “the worst kind of garbage shit trash”. like… after a certain point it’s time to calm down
Another step of faith.
Nervous and fearful of the possibilities, but trusting in the Lord to carry me in His perfect grace and love, knowing that He’s got a plan.
Story of my life haha :)
God is so good and faithful.
God, you are my God, & I will ever praise you.
Today has been such a blessed day— from the moment I woke up on time, to the last minute of every conversation. My heart was a bit afraid at the beginning of the night, but it’s completely overflowing with joy right now.
If we can’t learn to be alone, we can only learn how to be lonely.
Q:Jesus calls us to go, so our only option is to go. God is big enough to stop you from going to where you're not supposed to go.
Monday night prayer
- What fruit is my life producing right now?
In my life, I feel like God is really teaching me a lesson, so it’s ultimately showing discipline. In terms of my future, time, and plans, he’s reminding me that he’s in charge, not me.
- What does it say about God?
He’s sovereign, my teacher, and my father. He knows what’s best for me, even if it’s hard to admit. (and it is hard for my pride to admit)
- What fruit should I be producing?
Obedience. I should obey him with a joyful heart, not a reluctant and resentful one. I can’t run from his plan for me, so I should listen to him the first time around, not the last.
Fear is a common feeling, but if that is the only thing holding you back from overseas, I would go for it. Fear is one of the greatest things that God works through.