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I was drowning in the sea of my own mess and God loved me so much that He rescued me. He pursued me even when I ran away and was too stubborn to come back to Him. I was blind and now I see the truth. He set me free from every bondage, and His grace and love have transformed me forever. He has given me a new hope for the future, and I trust Him with all my heart. My desire is to know and serve Him and to pursue righteousness. I owe my life to the One who demonstrated His compassion at the cross and His power in the resurrection. His approval is all I need for everlasting joy, and I am no longer defined by my past mistakes. I hope my blog encourages you to pursue Christ because He loves you so much that He died for you. :)

"This is not about what you've done, but what's been done for you. This is not about where you've been, but where your brokenness leads you to. This is not about what you feel, but what He felt to forgive you and make you loved. You are more than the sum of your past mistakes. You are more than the problems you create. You've been remade."

"God looked at me and said, "Stop fighting a fight that's already been won." Now I've got a new name, a new life, I'm not the same, and a hope that will carry me home."

"It’s crazy, if you think about it. The God of the universe-Creator of nitrogen and pine needles, galaxies and E minor-loves us with a radical, unconditional, self-sacrificing love."

christianquotesforyou:

Unstoppable love by Jesus Culture

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Unstoppable love by Jesus Culture

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When you pray, your prayers are heard by the same God who answered Moses’ prayer for water in the desert, the God who gave Abraham and his barren wife a son, and the God who made the slave Joseph second in power only to Pharaoh.

Francis Chan / Crazy Love (via graceupongrvce)

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/ Posted on Jul 22 2014 at 9:30am via hecallsmelovely with 159 notes

Did you know that a caterpillar has 228 separate and distinct muscles in its head? That’s quite a few, for a bug.

The average elm tree has 6 million leaves on it.

And your own heart generates enough pressure as it pumps blood throughout your body that it could squirt blood up to thirty feet. (I’ve never tried this and I don’t recommend it).

Have you ever thought about how diverse and creative God is? He didn’t have to make hundreds of different kinds of bananas, but He did. He didn’t have to put 3000 different species of trees within one square mile in the Amazon jungle, but He did. God didn’t have to create so many kinds of laughter. Think about the different sounds of your friends’ laughs—wheezes, snorts, silent, loud, obnoxious.

How about the way plants defy gravity by drawing water upward from the ground into their stems and veins? Or did you know that spiders produce three kinds of silk – when they build their webs, they create sixty feet of silk in one hour, simultaneously producing special oil on their feet that prevents them from sticking to their own web. (Most of us hate spiders, but sixty feet an hour deserves some respect!) Coral plants are so sensitive that they can die if the water temperature varies by even one or two degrees.

Did you know that when you get goose bumps, the hair in your follicles is actually helping you stay warmer by trapping body heat? Or what about the simple fact that plants take carbon dioxide (which is harmful to us) and produce oxygen (which we need to survive)? I’m sure you knew that, but have you ever marveled at it? And these same poison-swallowing, life-giving plants came from tiny seeds that were placed in the dirt. Some were watered, some weren’t; but after a few days they poked through the soil and out into the warm sunlight.

Whatever God’s reason for such diversity, creativity, and sophistication in the universe, on earth, and in our own bodies, the point of it all is His glory. God’s art speaks of Himself, reflecting who He is and what he is like.

Francis Chan in his book, Crazy Love
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Those who go down to the sea in ships, who do business on great waters, they see the works of the Lord, and His wonders in the deep.
Psalm 107:23, NKJV.

Friend, you and I were created to do business in deep waters. In other words, we’re not supposed to have little dreams or little plans. We’re supposed to get out there and have big dreams. We are supposed to go out into the deep things God has for us. But understand, when you’re out there in the deep waters, you can’t touch the ground. You can’t see the shoreline, and at times, it can get a little rocky. You may not always see how things are going to work out. But, Scripture tells us that deep calls to deep. In other words, God is the one who has called you to the deep waters. He is with you, and He knows there are deep things on the inside of you. When you are in those deep waters, you are not alone. God is with you, and He’s causing those deep things inside of you to come forth.

If you feel like you are out in the deep today, if you feel like you are overwhelmed, remember, you are in the right place and God is with you. You will see the Wonders of God in the deep!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:Father, thank You for calling me out into the deep. Today I surrender every area of my life to You. I choose to trust You knowing that You will show me Your wonders and glory in Jesus’ name. Amen.

spiritualinspiration:

Those who go down to the sea in ships, who do business on great waters, they see the works of the Lord, and His wonders in the deep.
Psalm 107:23, NKJV.

Friend, you and I were created to do business in deep waters. In other words, we’re not supposed to have little dreams or little plans. We’re supposed to get out there and have big dreams. We are supposed to go out into the deep things God has for us. But understand, when you’re out there in the deep waters, you can’t touch the ground. You can’t see the shoreline, and at times, it can get a little rocky. You may not always see how things are going to work out. But, Scripture tells us that deep calls to deep. In other words, God is the one who has called you to the deep waters. He is with you, and He knows there are deep things on the inside of you. When you are in those deep waters, you are not alone. God is with you, and He’s causing those deep things inside of you to come forth.

If you feel like you are out in the deep today, if you feel like you are overwhelmed, remember, you are in the right place and God is with you. You will see the Wonders of God in the deep!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Father, thank You for calling me out into the deep. Today I surrender every area of my life to You. I choose to trust You knowing that You will show me Your wonders and glory in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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/ Posted on Jul 22 2014 at 12:05am via lighthouseyouth with 796 notes

If you’re not serving, you’re just existing. Life is meant for ministry. God wants you to learn to love and serve others unselfishly.

Rick Warren - Purpose of a Driven Life (via littlethingsaboutgod)

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Give Me Faith - Elevation Worship

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Give Me Faith - Elevation Worship

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We do not labor to earn something from God, or even to impress Him. We labor for the simple sake of the joy and pleasure of God within the tasks at hand. We pursue labor for the inherent fun in the call itself.

Brother Lawrence (via ever-gazing)

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/ Posted on Jul 22 2014 at 12:00am via set-apartgirl with 118 notes

To me, a lady is not frilly, flouncy, flippant, frivolous and fluff-brained, but she is gentle. She is gracious. She is godly and she is giving… You and I, if we are women, have the gift of femininity. Very often it is obscured, just as the image of God is obscured in all of us… The more womanly we are, the more manly men will be, and the more God is glorified. As I say to you women, ‘Be women. Be only women. Be real women in obedience to God.’

Elisabeth Elliot (via set-apartgirl)

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When God says no, it can be heartbreaking, suffocating and something that will cause you to examine your entire life. But it is also for a greater good, a good that has not been seen by our eyes, a good that has not been touched by our hands, a good that will ultimately bring glory to Christ and a good that will ultimately bring about restoration to ourselves. For now, it’s okay to mourn and cry out; Christ understands the pain of rejection more than anyone in all of existence.

T.B. LaBerge // Jesus, His Grace and the Gospel (via blissfulbeardsdoitbest)

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