Oct 20, 2014
amen. :]

amen. :]

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Oct 19, 2014
The person you think of when you stand in front of the ocean. That’s the person you’re in love with.

Colleen Michele  (via thatstoomainstream)

God.

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Oct 15, 2014
Anberlin. The Final Tour. 
You taught me to “laugh, love, live free, and sing.” And “When life is in discord, praise ye the Lord.” <3

Anberlin. The Final Tour.
You taught me to “laugh, love, live free, and sing.” And “When life is in discord, praise ye the Lord.” <3

Oct 14, 2014

blakebaggott:

blakebaggott:

All About That Grace (No Devil)

A ridiculous parody of Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” based on this post by yeahmicah.

Never forget

Oct 14, 2014

bear with me, this will be lame:

what do Jessie J and Anberlin have in common??

they both Said Too Much.

budum-tslhhh.

Oct 8, 2014

People don’t care about truth anymore, it seems.

I’m not sure what ought to be our reaction to this prevailing mentality.

Most people don’t seem to really care about truth anymore, as much as they care about what feels good, right, comfortable, for themselves and/or for others. That’s why it doesn’t matter to them that Christianity is based on a historical event. They could not care less; they’re not interested in our ontologi-tele-moral-causal arguments. Often the only thing that matters to the average Joe or Josephina is whether it “works” for the person subscribing to it… whatever “works” means. What kind of metric is that? And how can we see far down enough to make such a judgment ourselves, to judge whether it works or not?

I dunno. It kind of bothers me that people don’t really care about truth anymore, but at the same time… it’s interesting, because then our focus on having an answer for what we believe… ought that answer be contextualized in this kind of culture that does not care about truth, then? To care more about apologetics would be to prepare for a bunch of wars that may very likely never be fought… so ought we be thinking more about the very practical repercussions or ripples of effects that come from our belief of Christ? I’m all for being equipped, and I generally don’t like the idea of efficiency, especially in evangelism, but I feel like… such a revelation ought to compel us to think more and invest more time into considering the real manifestations of the Holy Spirit’s working in us… and how that ripples towards those around us.

From Mikey’s Funnies:

This is a story about a little girl who, on the way home from church, turned to her mother and said, “Mommy, the Preacher’s sermon this morning confused me.”

The mother said, “Oh! Why is that?”

The girl replied, “Well, he said that God is bigger than we are. Is that true?”

"Yes, that’s true," the mother replied.

"He also said that God lives within us. Is that true, too?”

Again the mother replied, “Yes.”

"Well," said the girl. "If God is bigger than us and He lives in us, wouldnt He show through?”

Anyway, I’m still thinking this through…

(And it’s pretty cool that loving Jesus also necessarily beckons, leads us to love Truth)

Oct 8, 2014

thebiophone:

There will be days where prayer seems dry and laboured.

But there will also be days where each prayer feels like it is piercing through the veil of evil.

These are all important days.

Oct 7, 2014
Anonymous asked: I'm 18 and I won't exactly call myself a Christian but I am a believer in God and that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ died on the cross for us. Lately I feel as if I'm missing out on something in the world. I'm a virgin, a college student and I just want to explore and do new things. A tattoo/piercing to me is self expression, having sex with whoever I want to seems like the freedom to explore my sexuality. But at the same time I know it's 'wrong' and temptation. How do I overcome that?

scripturesketches:

Hi Anon,

I really appreciate the honesty in this question.

Are you a Christian?

This is important. Not only will your answer resolve the issue you’re facing now, it will affect your whole life into eternity.

If you are not a Christian, you have no obligation to follow Jesus. You haven’t surrendered your life to Him, so you’re free to make your own decisions.

But if you are a Christian, if you have been saved by grace through faith, then your life needs to reflect that. Your decisions should be guided by your trust in Him.

What are you missing out on from the world?

The Bible recognizes that sin is pleasurable for a season. So you will be missing out on something by following Jesus.

Expressing yourself, exploring your sexuality and being your own boss feels good. Doing what you feel feels good. …And being a Christian means giving that up.

But have you ever read the book of Ecclesiastes? In it, King Solomon uses his vast recourses to test everything the world has to offer.

“I said to myself, ‘Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good.’ …I denied myself nothing my eyes desired; I refused my heart no pleasure.”

Ecclesiastes 2:1,10

And here’s what Solomon learned from his experiment:

“Everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind; nothing was gained under the sun.”

Ecclesiastes 2:11

All the good feelings this world offers us will eventually fade. But Jesus calls us to something better.

What are you missing out on from Jesus?

The Bible promises that we gain more than we lose by following Jesus. He doesn’t just offer us fleeting feelings—He offers us a full life, one that lasts.

…It just doesn’t always feel like it. But Jesus reminds us:

Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!

Matthew 7:9-11

God doesn’t hold out on us, and His instructions for us aren’t arbitrary. He is like a good dad guiding his kids toward what is best—even when it doesn’t feel like it to them.

And our Father offers us more than good feelings. He offers us salvation. He offers us peace. He offers us joy. He offers us freedom. He offers us hope. He offers us love. And more than anything, he offers us Himself.

I would rather follow the God of the universe who loves me than pursue any small pleasure the world has to offer.

As Jim Elliot, a missionary killed in Ecuador, wrote:

He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.

I hope that helps.

Peace, love and Jesus,
-James

Oct 7, 2014
The longer the answer is delayed and the more effectually you pray, the more important God becomes and the less important the answer becomes.

David Wilkerson  (via edzed)

This is a very interesting idea. I think I do find it manifested in reality.

(Source: craigtowens, via edzed)

Oct 5, 2014
shodobear:

stunningpicture:

A grape, wearing a raspberry.

I am froot.

shodobear:

stunningpicture:

A grape, wearing a raspberry.

I am froot.

(via pooky-chan)

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