Joel Osteen: Jesus got up, and He simply spoke to the storm. He said "Peace, be still!" and all of a sudden, there was a great calm—and the reason Jesus was able to bring peace to that situation was because He had peace on the inside. He was in the storm, but He didn't let the storm get in Him.
Justin Peters: ... I'm gonna go out on a theological limb here, and wonder: might it have had anything to do with the fact that.. oh, I don't know, that.. that He was God?
Gay protestors harass homeless man at Chick-Fil-A →
johnnyis: This is what new tolerance looks like.
When you go to your prayer closets tonight, please...
My faith is seriously being tested right now. I think a large part of it has to do with the fact that it is very hard for me to trust people nowadays, Christians and non-Christians alike. The former, because of fear of being associated with the “goats”; the latter, because I do not want to be eaten by their worldview in my time of shakening. Another reason is my line of study, in...
Skit Guy, "God's Chisel"
Me: God, I've let You down so much
God: You can't let me down. You don't hold me up. I hold you up.
dear future husband,
I’m not sure if I should still expect you. Jesus is coming very soon. :P
God created feelings. Sure, like anything else, they can be misused and abused....– Francis Chan, from Forgotten God (via seitydoesdeosculate)
Before I dove into today’s Word, I felt the need to be quiet as this question pressed into my heart: “Why do you believe in Jesus?” I sat silently and contemplated. I know that I am not supposed to “blindly” believe without a reason. Sometimes, it’s like that with long time Christians especially those who have been born in a Christian family. We accept...
But some of you have entered into some shallow commitment to Christianity.. You...– Matt Chandler - Doubt (via invenitt)
Sometimes the world’s perspective can be hard to escape from. But whenever...– Leslie Ludy
nameaboveallnames replied to your post: With the things that are happening to the world… My thoughts yesterday. I’m honestly burdened. The world is getting more wicked (as prophesied) and some of those who call themselves “Christians” are embracing a compromised/blasphemous/counterfeit/ridiculous kind of belief (as prophesied). I wouldn’t have a problem if I...
With the things that are happening to the world right now, sometimes, I wish that Jesus would come already. It’s so hard to live in this world.
Godly Men and Impostor Boys →
thesweetermelody: Yesterday, I realised something profound. I realised what the main relational significance was between a man chasing after the things of God, and a boy trying to play the former with impressive theology. It’s simply this: the man of God wants a woman of God as a spouse. Above all, he wants the lady that is prized far more than rubies. The boy, simply put, wants a woman of God…...
We raise our white flag
photohappiness: We surrender, All to You, All for You, We raise our white flag, The war is over, Love has come Your love has won! We lift the cross, Lift it high! Lift it high!
Open your mouth only if what you are going to say is more beautiful than...– Arabic Proverb (via abiding-love)
Never be discontent with the life you’ve been dealt, be discontent with the way...– -Mike Donehey (via satisfy-me-lord)
It’s not about what we do, or what we feel, it’s about what He did and what He...– Mike Donehey, Tenth Avenue North (via satisfy-me-lord)
And the night can only last for so long. Whatever you’re facing, if your heart...– Britt Nicole,The Sun is Rising♥ (via dreamer4change)
How sad is it that it's so easy for us to put...
Meanwhile.. on our way home..
Me (driving): Why is there an ABS sign showing on the dashboard?
Dad: That's nothing. It'll be gone if you turn off the engine.
Me: (approaches a stop light, turns off the engine; tries to restart but it won't) WHY IS IT NOT STARTING?! DAD!!!!
Dad: You forgot to put it in "park" first!
Me: (scurries to put it in park then turns on the engine, light already green) Gah!! (Lulz)
‘He makes His ministers a flame of fire’. Am I ignitable? God deliver me from...– Jim Elliot, as quoted in Through Gates of Splendor (via zealousheart)
I do often wonder what sort of letter Paul the... →
“Grace and peace be unto you, for you all need an ocean full of it, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be the glory forever. Amen. O foolish emerging church! Which heretic has bewitched you? Joel Osteen? Rob Bell? It was before your eyes in the ESV, not the MSG, that Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified. I am freaking out that you are so quickly deserting...
I cannot choose the people I serve.
Just like how Jesus didn’t serve only those who follow Him. He died for people who hated Him and persecuted Him. He loved without condition. In the same way, I need to love those whom I have been given to love, regardless of anything. In the end, what would matter is that I did my part. I obeyed. I may not be put in the best situation, but any situation, as long as God is with me,...
If there were an ant at the door of thy granary asking for help, it would not...– Illustration of Isaiah 41:14 by Charles Spurgeon