"Our virginity and purity is not something we save for marriage because we are afraid of the shame of losing it, but it another area of ourselves that we submit to God in order to glorify Him with our lives."

Sarah Christine Schwartz

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If we know the truth, if we have authority because of our connection and oneness with Christ, than our words have power and it is but selfish to not speak and pray and declare those things with boldness for someone who needs it. 

For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of boldness, love, and a sound mind. -2 Tim 1:7.

 

"We’re stronger in the places that we’ve been broken"

Ernest Hemingway (via aureat)

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shouldnt:

We’ve officially reached that annoying time of year where it’s sweater weather in the morning, but by midday you die from a heatstroke.

Nothing has been more accurate

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teencry:

how i comfort my friends:

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I imagine sitting in an empty room with you, and you ask me to tell you the story. And in that moment, I know you already knew it but you just want me fall before you. So I tell you the story, the heartache of how it all unfolds. And I can see the tears well up in your eyes and the sadness form in your heart. Because you know that I am broken, I am weak, and that ( am undone. And as any father would, you would sit with me, you would feel deeply with me, and you would cry with me, you would hold my fragile body in your arms and you wouldn’t say a word, or maybe you would just say that you knew and that it was all going to be ok. And in that moment, I knew that my daddy saw me and that if it was possible for Him to love me more, He did then. And thats beautiful about pain and heartbreak. It always draws us back into your lap so that we would just tell you the story and being the daddy that you are, would begin to mend what is broken and replace what has been taken. And you would remind me how truly beautiful stories when you’re done with them can be. So I have hope for the future, and I know you have glory ahead. But for right now, I just want to sit in my daddy’s lap.

 

Anxious thought branch off in all directions leading you further and further from awareness of My Presence. 

Jesus Calling, 9/09/14

turninginto-a-monster:

When your teacher tries to give homework on a Friday

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A refreshed and revitalized mind is able to sort through what is important and what is not. In its natural condition, your mind easily gets stuck on trivial matters. Like the spinning wheels of a car trapped in the mud, the cogs of your brain spin impotently when you focus on a trivial thing As soon as you start communicating with Me about the matter, your thoughts gain traction, and you can move on to more important things. Communicate with Me continually, and I will put My thoughts into your mind. 

1 Corinthians 14:33 “For God is not a God of disorder but of peace”.

It is a terrifying thing to be vulnerable, honest, and open about your story, to share the good, bad, and ugly of it all with someone God may bring along your way.
But I think it is much scarier to live a life of loneliness and isolation due to lack of boldness to start building a community.

So I make a commitment to God, myself, and those that He would walk with me in this season. I commit to being vulnerable, to being open to sharing my story and the faithfulness and enduring love of God in my life with you. Because at the end of the day, family is built of the brokenness of people but, we come together in that with one common factor that is greater than anything: God is the restorer and redeemer of our souls.

Here’s to the adventure.

krisssyyy000:

You have one year. Good luck

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My prayer tonight:

I submit myself to you. I submit my comfort zone, I submit my ideas and expectations of the years to come, and I submit my future when its all done. And I say God, have your way. 

I am clay in Your hands. Change me, shape me, mold me, so that I at the end of the day am a better and more clear reflection of Jesus Christ. Because in this life my greatest desire is to simply become the woman He has destined me to be from the beginning of time, one discovery at a time. As I embark on this journey, I give myself in to the hands of the Father and say, have me. 

"Then God’s message came to me: “Can’t I do just as this potter does?” God’s Decree! “Watch this potter. In the same way that this potter works his clay, I will work on you.” -Jeremiah 18:6.

bewbies:

in case nobody has told you today: you are hella bomb, hella cute, and anyone would be hella lucky to have you

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