"Who am I? For if I am not the sum of my ‘many’ skills, my ‘fantastic’ experiences, the ‘loving’ people with whom I associate, or what stares back at me in the mirror, then what am I? I am convinced that the truth of me, is cloaked under cover of skin, peeled back alone by fatality. Still, this much I know about identity. I am a servant of the Master, adopted by The King. I am a simple soul, forged by The Creator, and destined for eternity. My yolk is easy and my burden is light, though my temptations are many, and I am strained by sorrow. I have been raised from the dead, cleansed by the blood, and though I do not deserve it, I live! I am His. I do not belong to this place, to you, or to them. This world is not my home. For the home I long, I stumble heavenward. Desperate for it, I press on for glory. It is true.. I am bruised and broken, I am thirsty and weak, but my Father owns a mansion on a hill far away, and I am not lost! There he waits for me, the great I Am, shrouded in mystery. I cannot look upon him, but this I can plainly see, in the valley, on the mountain, over heights, or under depths of sea.. I am His. The more I know him, the more I know me."
— Robert Hutchinson (via wanderlunds)
I was reading in Job and it’s crazy. He lost everything dear to him in literally less than a minute. He lost so much.
You know what his response was?
He fell to the ground in worship.
That was his response. He knew who God was and that God was in control, no matter what happened to him.
"Lord, send down Your pillar. Lord, send down Your fire. I need You to spark revival in me. Take this match and burn me. Return to me. I know my life is lukewarm, but don’t spit me out yet. I know I can burn again with Your help, burn again. Lord, how I need Your fire."
— Stephen, Hero (via omgiana)
"We don’t need to know the answer to everything, we just need to know that God knows the answers to everything."
— Joe Lavagnino, Pastor (via distanceplagued)
Today, I need to remember:
This life is going to require lots and lots of faith.
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!"
— 2 Corinthians 5:17
"I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me."
— Galatians 2:20