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agirlnamedbecca:

I am a lover, but I am not love.
I am art, but I am not an artist.
I am healed, but I am not a healer.
I am created, but I am not a creator.
I am living, but I am not life.
I am shining, but I am not light.
I am a mere reflection of the One who is.

I've seen God work incredible miracles in my life and my family. I'm really struggling though to get on fire or find any motivation to pursue a relationship with Jesus. I'm tired of being like warm though. Do you have any devotions or suggested readings or advice? I need this. Thank you.
Anonymous

tblaberge:

Hello Anon,

I think we all have seen God doing something amazing at least once in our lives, we may not always realize it, but we’ve seen it. Yet, that’s not what sets our hearts on fire! It’s not about seeing God do miracles, it’s about seeing God as the miracle. To know that a God loves us, died for us, and now intercedes for us, is a blessing beyond comprehension.

We all have those moments of going through a Spiritual drought, where we feel nothing, an almost numbness toward God. It is in those moments of forgotten love that we need to remember why we loved in the first place, what drew us to Him.

I suggest reading some Oswald Chambers “My Utmost for His Highest” that always seems to help set my heart on fire again, or at least keep the flames burning. The most essential thing you can do (other than prayer), is finding good friends who will point you to Christ, who will walk with you through the grand romance that Jesus provides. When we look at Christ, and read His words, and see His life unfold in front of us, we start to understand just how great He is, how His life is the single greatest thing to happen to all of creation.

I also found comfort in Timothy Keller’s podcasts, Redeemer Church. He has a beautiful way of weaving Christ into all of His sermons.

Just like any relationship, it takes work and patience, a steady consistency in our walk with Christ is just as important as it is in any relationship. Wake up each morning with a prayer that says “Lord, help me to fall in love with You, help me to burn so bright that others come just to feel Your heat.” and see how God works in your life. Things only die when we allow them to die, water your soul with the Word of God, feed your soul with the truth of God in others, and breathe life into your soul by having a daily communion with God.

I pray that you fall in love with Christ, understanding that He is enough, and that He satisfies all our longings.

-Todd

passionatelyfragmented:

do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (‭Philippians‬ ‭4‬:‭6-7‬ ESV)

How do you can stay without sex, I mean, nowadays is almost impossible. It's almost a necessity. Actually, it's a necessity.
Anonymous

worshipgifs:

Many people have lived very fulfilling lives without sex, including Jesus. Chastity does not mean mutilation, innocence does not mean ignorance and desires are not needs.

No matter how great of a woman you are, you will never be good enough for someone who isn’t ready. I learned that the hard way.
Experience (via omgtiffanywtf)

spork:

strangenessmaster:

spork:

when there’s a group of your friends hanging out and youre like trying to join the conversation but dont know howimage

I’m relating to a turtle and an apple. IM RELATING TO A TRUTLE AND AN APPLE!

that’s a fucking tomato 

mstrkrftz:

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