Search me outJesus: "Come a little closer, let's see if your old legs still move,
You can't live a full life, standing just outside the truth.
Come and see what it's like, to have your weights removed,
Come in and change your sinful heart, and it will be made new.
Be made new.
You didn't earn my love, no, no, no, no you never could."
Me: "You bring fire,
To my bitter and drafty
Soul, it's time,
I chose your light as my own."
Jesus: "For now you will deal with heartache,
And for now you will face some pain.
But now release all of your buried grief,
You don't know how inside it lies your healing."
Me: "Keep cutting
Cut out what's left of me
That I'm holding
Cause it's still got a hold on me."
Jesus: "Even now you are being restored,
And for now you don't fully understand.
Even now your whole life's being fought for,
By the one who calls himself "I am"."
Me: "Thank you Father, thank you
For who you are, you're all I need."
Ivoryline - Album: Vessels
First Things First "Where could he be? He's never late!" I thought to myself as I waited impatiently on the bench for my faithful friend to arrive. I had asked him to meet me in the park to spend some time together, but I could not see him anywhere.More Like This
"Why did you doubt me, darling?" I turned around to see him leaning against a tree with a smile, a sad smile, on his lips. "You know I always keep my promises."
I shrugged, feeling guilty, "I don't know, I just thought something important may have come up."
"Nothing is more important to me than my children," he said as he walked over to my seat and offered me his arm.
"What's wrong? You seem kind of, well, sad," I looped my arm through his as I stood by his side.
Her eyes are mine aloneI remember hearing this story long ago, If I'm not mistaken, it is a true story:More Like This
A man married a blind woman.
He cared for her deeply, and tended to her every need.
She was Blind and the doctors couldn't do anything to restore her vision.
Since the Husband loved her so much, he spent his life savings on getting her a set of new eyes.
When she woke up from the Anesthetics, she woke up and saw for the first time in her life, but only to find out that her Husband was more than Blind, he had no eyes at all.
She then divorced him and married another man.
The man could only sadly whisper: "Enjoy my eyes...."
See, Jesus gave up his life for us, and we move on, acting like he never did anything for us.
This is a true story.
I think it's time that you should show Jesus the Love he's been waiting to receive from you from the time you were born....
The obedience which God demandsThe obedience which God demands of men is quite a different thing.More Like This
One must face the fact that all the talk about His love for men, and His service being perfect freedom, is not (as one would gladly believe) mere propaganda, but an appalling truth.
He really does want to fill the universe with a lot of little replicas of Himself--
creatures whose life, on its miniature scale, will be qualitatively like His own,
not because he has absorbed them but because their wills freely conform to His.
Demons want cattle who can finally become food;
God wants servants who can finally become sons.
Demons want to suck in, God wants to give out.
Demons are empty and would be filled; God is full and flows over.
The Demons' war aim is a world in which Satan has drawn all other beings into himself:
God wants a world full of beings united to Him but still distinct.
Rewritten for all to understand from: "The Screwtape Letters" by C.S. Lewis.
A must read for all followers of Christ!
From: Letter #8 VIII
FallingShe quit music in the middle of a middle CMore Like This
at The Warfield
and left the cello to drop to the stage floor
with a crack and a confused murmur from the crowd
Later that night, in front of the mirror
she counted the moles on her body
and noticed ones on her left breast
that were new
and she pulled her hair into bunches of various styles
and stretched her skin around her eyes to smooth it
and hated everything she saw
she lost weight and took up smoking to lose more
and in skittish nights of insomnia, she took to pinching herself
to match the pain in her body to the things that were angry inside her
and then matched it further and stronger still, with clean blade nicks
behind her bony knee
She walked Golden Gate park
and tried to find beauty in the eucalyptus
where the sight of the late summer runners with white earphones
and teeth from toothpaste commercials
made her feel false and tight and turgid
She pulled photos albums from her cupboard
and wrote angry verbs against the
Does Morality Have a Place in the Modern World?Many would answer: Well, that depends. The common view of what morality means might differ from person to person. This begs the question then: What exactly is morality? One dictionary definition is this: "A system of ideas of right and wrong conduct."* That is an admittedly broad definition of morality. Perhaps then, the larger question might be this: Who gets to set the standards as to "right and wrong conduct?" First, let's examine one aspect of morality - sexual morality. The world we live in is changing rapidly as to sexual mores. Do you have doubts about this? Please question your grandparents or some other trusted senior, ask them if they feel societal views on sexuality have changed dramatically from the time they were in school. You might be surprised by the answer. Not too many decades ago, the idea of living together without being married was frowned upon by society and was labeled as "living in sin." HomMore Like This
Warning from GodJesus has warned me to get things right with him. I urge you Brethren and sisters in Christ, do not delay; as Christ will not delay his coming in the soon and imminent Rapture. Start believing, be sincere. Follow Jesus. He says: "Follow Me, I AM the ONLY way to the Father in Heaven; the only way to be saved from Hell." He tells me to say that He Loves you dearly, all of you. It's not in his will that anyone should perish, but that everyone receive eternal Life from his son, Jesus. Go and follow him, he will save you, obey him and you will never lack anything good for your soul.More Like This
These are the things Jesus the Christ has warned me of, and now he wants me to warn all of you.
Please, do not just ignore this message, please get things right with God now before it's too late. What is this Life? It's but a vapor in the wind; Gone in a second. Be blessed in Jesus' name by the Heavenly Father who Lives forever and ever. Amen.
Against the oddsIf your pastor told you something like this: "Your life will be at ease now, you don't have to worry about trials, and your life will be perfect since you are now a christian..."More Like This
They lied to your face.
The day you said yes to God, is the day you said: "Come on Devil, Bring it on!"
When everyone goes against you for what you believe in, don't fret...
God is always with you.
In fact, you should find it flattering when you see someone you have never met before, giving you a dirty look.
When every Atheist goes after you to bring down your beliefs....
You shouldn't have to worry, don't bother listening to their lies.
Against the odds, you are blessed!
When all is good, seek God with all your heart.
When all is bad, laugh it off and praise God...
And thank him....
because you must be doing something right!
Overall, just look up, make a difference, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise on what you believe in.
God Bless you Brothers and Sisters
The Holy SpiritThe Holy Spirit, or Holy Ghost.... Either way, you know what this message is going to be about.More Like This
The Holy Spirit is a person.
See, whenever we hear of the Holy spirit, we always think he's just a spirit that lives inside us when we accept God...
Well.... part of that is true, but there's more to him than what we already know.
As we pray, we always pray to God and Jesus.
Ever talk to the Holy Spirit?
He is the key to overcoming many things, such as: Being able to tell a Demon to flee and it actually will.
We need to have a relationship with him as we do with God in Jesus.
Remember: It's The Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit.
No one goes to the father but by Jesus, and in order to be able to overcome anything the enemy throws at you, you need the Holy spirit.
He's waiting for you to talk to him as you talk to God and Jesus, as you talk to your friends...
God Bless, and may the Holy Spirit dwell in your heart.
God Loves YouMost inspiring thing ever..... this is how God R E A L L Y feels about you. To all the athiests, read this. itll make you think, funny how all of these things are in the bible. no one could make this up. He is REAL.More Like This
You may not know me,
but I know everything about you.
I know when you sit down and when you rise up.
I am familiar with all your ways.
Even the very hairs on your head are numbered.
For you were made in my image.
In me you live and move and have your being.
For you are my offspring.
I knew you even before you were conceived.
I chose you when I planned creation.
You were not a mistake,
for all your days are written in my book.
I determined the exact time of your birth
and where you would live.
You are fearfully and wonderfully made.
I knit you together in your mother's womb.
And brought you for
I Surrender AllI surrender all -More Like This
the clothes I wear,
the food I eat,
the things I learn,
the books I read,
my house and home,
what I buy,
what I give,
all I receive -
all to Thee, my blessed Saviour,
I surrender all.
I surrender all -
my hopes and dreams,
the future ahead,
my first kiss,
or children I might have,
or spinsterhood and singleness,
joys and frustrations,
comfort and cleanliness,
image and face,
culture and habits,
all my possessions,
desires and secrets -
all to Thee, my blessed S
Grace CaseI am a hopeless case,More Like This
down on the ground
where I deserve to be.
Thrown out, despised,
hated, reviled -
I am a hopeless case,
there's no escape.
I am a hopeless case,
yet you come close,
on a level with me.
You love me, lift me,
heal me, change me -
I am a hopeless case,
but not to you.
I was a hopeless case
until you came
and took my place.
Thrown out, despised,
hated, reviled -
you became a hopeless case
all for my sake.
I am a case of grace,
raised up with you
because you saved me.
Loved, and changed,
embraced, renewed -
I am a grace case,
rescued by you!
SpidersThe spiders crawl over herMore Like This
But its not like shed care
I doubt if shed even notice
The spiders where there
The spiders keep crawling
Devouring her body
Its not like shes using it
She already died you see
The spiders are still crawling
And lay eggs in her insides
Theyre glad to have found a body
That no longer fights
The spiders will live here
Quietly and satisfied
In the body of this girl
That has already died
Cutting TheoryCutting. Cutting is not just a cry for help externally, but internally. You cut to say what you are afraid to speak to others. You want them to help you. But more so, you are trying to get your body to fix itself. In a way its like you are subconsciously saying Ok body, I dont know how you work, but I am broken (different), and its not getting better. You need to wake up and heal me, fix me, make me ok again. Or you remember your life before a trauma, and you are again subconsciously convinced that something inside you has changed, and by trying to heal yourself, you are trying to restore yourself to happiness.More Like This
But it doesnt work. The relief you feel always fades away too fast.
The cut heals, yet you still suffer, so you keep doing it, more often, bigger, harder, and now you are convinced that something is wrong, but maybe if you kick up your immune system it will fix this big problem inside of you or if you keep doing it your silent crie
God is thereChristian: Just because you cannot see God doesn't mean he isn't real!More Like This
Atheist: And Just because you say that doesn't make him real!
Christian: You believe the air is there, you breathe it in, yet you cannot grab it and say this is air and prove to me it exists.
Atheist: You're just making things up! I can feel the air!
Christian: I don't believe you feel the air, so what can you possibly do to prove it being real?
Atheist: You can feel it too!
Christian: And what if I said that wasn't air? What if I said you're wrong.
Atheist: then you're a fool!
Christian: You, and everyone feels God's presence, when you feel someone there when you have done wrong, you look, and see no one there, but you can feel it, am I right?
Atheist: common schizophrenia!
Christian: Not true. You saying that is like me saying you feeling the air is schizophrenia, you say you feel it, but I see nothing!
Atheist: what is your point?
Christian: My point is... You may not see God, like you cannot see the air, but you
I'll Never Learn.Don't teach me how to dance.More Like This
I'll never follow the beat to your track, because your music isn't my music, and your rhythm isn't my rhythm to follow.
I don't need anyone to tell me where my feet should go or how straight my spine should be or why I need a dance partner.
I'll dance the way I like to, the way I know how.
I'll dance to the beat of my heart, not to the beat in my eardrums.
I'll dance with my soul, with my smiles and the fireflies that I'm going to release into the air tonight.
And it'll be beautiful.
Because dancing isn't a task that has to be done in a certain manner or in a certain time.
It's not constrained or held back.
Dance is a liberation.
Don't teach me how to laugh.
I won't giggle softly into my hand then apologise for laughing.
I'll either burst into roars, into spasms or into tears.
Or maybe a smile might make it to my eyes and I'll keep very silent, very still, until something breaks and I break into a laugh too.
I don't expect others to laugh with m
Feel Like a Failure?On MistakesMore Like This
So you feel like a failure? Like your whole life is just one mistake after the other? The truth is, we all feel that way, because that's what life is, really. One shortcoming after another. But there's good news in that.
A smart man follows advice when it's first given, but a wise man learns it from experience. And what is experience, but trial and error? If you are right the first time, then you know how to do something, but if you make the mistake, you learn twice as much; what to do, and what NOT to do.
Mistakes are a teacher's greatest aspect. I used to think that in order to help people, I had to be perfect myself, but I find that through my failures and my shortcomings, I can offer the best advice. I've learned that from the people who've taught me as well. My parents aren't perfect, nor are they gallant military folk or 'heroes' by the modern sense of the word, but its through their humbleness that they've taught me some of the greatest lessons, and it's that very co
You Renew MeMore Like This
Burdened with sorrow
I hoped for tomorrow
Man nor Woman could be trusted
I can't believe I lusted
Show me love
So I can trust
I admit my faults
Please don't let me fall
I cry out!
and you hear me
I pray now!
and you bless me
I lay it down
and you free me
I die now
and you renew me
I dwelt in the past
I tried to make it last
The future's now
No longer bound
You showed past's destruction
My future's Liberation
I found you
I'll praise you!
Renew me! Jesus.
You have set me free!
No longer depression's slave
I know you'll show me the way
In Jesus' name, Amen.
Our God is amazing and complexMore Like This
Disclaimer: No one is forcing you to read this. I am not trying to force my beliefs on you. If you do not agree with something please do not comment on this, you can just note me. "And for all you out there who are now agnostic, or atheist, or some other religion, because some Christian insulted your personal beliefs, or shove God down your throat, Let me personally be the first to apologize."2.
God is such a complex and amazing person. God exists as three in one, God the father, God the Son (Jesus), and God the Holy Spirit. "It's like a clover, it has three distinct leaves, but it's the same clover, nonetheless." 1. So when you know you want to know the God of all our lives, you have to come to know Jesus the Son. John 14 verse 6 says "I am the way and the truth and the life, no one comes to the father but by me." What He means when He says that, is that if you want to know what your purpose here in life is, and you want to pursue it, you must pursue Him. So to learn of Him, and His "