"It is in the process of being worshipped that God communicates his presence to men."
— CS Lewis (via ever-gazing
"Humbly let go. Let go of trying to do, let go of trying to control, let go of my own way, let go of my own fears. Let God blow His wind, His trials, oxygen for joy’s fire. Leave the hand open and be. Be at peace. Bend the knee and be small and let God give what God chooses to give because He only gives love and whisper a surprised thanks. This is the fuel for joy’s flame. Fullness of joy is discovered only in the emptying of will. And I can empty. I can empty because counting His graces has awakened me to how He cherishes me, holds me, passionately values me. I can empty because I am full of His love. I can trust."
— Ann Voskamp (via -witheverything
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"Ladies, let the men be men of courage. Just as Christ initiated the great awakening with His people, just as He pursued His Bride unto the Cross, just as He loved us first, so shall it be with the men of God. Allow them to initiate, pursue, and conquer fair heart. Allow them to awaken love when He desires. We were not designed to do the chasing and the wooing.
Look to Jesus; Waiting can be such a delightful season of great fruit bearing and seed sowing. He alone shall satisfy."
— Susanna Cotter (via breanna-lynn
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"There is nothing sweeter than to wake up daily with a heart that is willing to die for a King who was willing to love."
— (via branch-roots
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"I am fallen, flawed, and imperfect. Yet drenched in the grace and mercy that is found in Jesus Christ, there is strength."
— Adam Young of Owl City (via itsallaboutchrist
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"Backsliding generally first begins with neglect of private prayer."
— J.C. Ryle (via kissthewave
"There is no pit so deep that God’s love is not deeper still."
— Corrie ten Boom (via unembellishedthought
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"I want to be a woman who lives totally abandoned to the first commandment: to love my Lord, my God, with all my heart. I don’t want the reputation that I love God, I don’t want to write songs about loving God, I don’t want to talk about loving God. I want to actually love God. When I close my eyes, I want my heart to move. When I close my eyes and I look at Him, I want to feel alive on the inside. I want to look at Him with a fire in my heart and it’s real."
— Misty Edwards (via coffeeishtea
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