When she first saw him was she overwhelmed with desire? The impulse to possess is alive in every heart, and some people choose vast plains, some people choose high mountains, some people choose wide seas, and some people choose husbands; I chose to possess myself. I resembled a tree, a tall tree with long, strong branches; I looked delicate, but any man I held in my arms knew that I was strong; my hair was long and thick and deeply waved naturally, and I wore it braided and pinned up, because when I wore it loose around my shoulders it caused excitement in other people — some of them men, some of them women, some of them it pleased, some of them it did not. The way I walked depended on who I thought would see me and what effect I wanted my walk to have on them. My face was beautiful, I found it so.
When God has a calling on your life, He will not take it back. Even if you are not in alignment with His will, even if you are running from the call, He will not change just because you do! God’s gifts and call are under full warranty - never cancelled, never rescinded! (Romans 11:29) You may have taken a detour, but your destination remains the same. God knows your end from the beginning, He works everything to the counsel of His own will, he factored in your every step and every decision. It’s time to line up with the will of God and put your trust in Him to lead you on the path to your destiny!
I like to see people reunited, maybe that’s a silly thing, but what can I say, I like to see people run to each other, I like the kissing and the crying, I like the impatience, the stories that the mouth can’t tell fast enough, the ears that aren’t big enough, the eyes that can’t take in all of the change, I like the hugging, the bringing together, the end of missing someone.
I want God, in my weakness, in my pain, in my joy, in my strength, in my apathy, in my love, and in my life. I want God so completely; that every thing that I do is covered in His Spirit.
W. N. P. Barbellion, The Journal of a Disappointed Man
This is SO cool that I just had to share.
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my teacher used this today
23+8+9+19+11+5+25 = 100%
For the commentary.peytongrey naturarerum
Grace is both our rest and resolve. Grace restores our broken places while also confronting our sin head-on. Grace meets us in our pain but also revokes our pride. It’s the great equalizer which recognizes our desperate human need.
This is why Christ must be the center of everything, of all we teach and preach. Not our fancy pop-psychology or behavioral checklists. As Paul says, ‘I resolved to know nothing except Jesus Christ and him crucified … with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on men’s wisdom, but on God’s power.’
It’s only out of gratitude for the grace of Christ that we can really be motivated to follow God at all. The only other option is to beat you down with rules and laws. When you have the security of a never-ending unconditional love, then there’s nothing you wouldn’t do for the one who gave His very life for us. Nothing is off the table for a love like that.
Grace is the unchanging love that changes us; it disturbs our ego and complacency; it is the limitless love that provokes us into the same love. This way takes longer, but its roots grow deeper. It is harder to preach, but its proclamation is what truly transforms.
Evolution of the Desk (1980-2014)
It’s exciting to see how much technology has changed (and shrunk) in the last twenty-five years. But no app will ever replace adorable pictures of puppies…
This reminded us of Kevin Kelly’s talk about the evolution of technology»
If seeing people stuck in sin or it’s consequences doesn’t get you very angry or truly sad… It should really tick you off, man!
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