Don’t you understand? Don’t you see? This moment is the moment that you were made for. And you were not created to sit in shadows and take orders from darkness. The demons listen to you because within you runs the blood of the most ultimate sacrifice and nothing can overcome that. Inside of you is a heart that beats and plays music for your creator, and He has called you beloved and He has called you conqueror…So stop dancing for the world. Stop acting for the generation around you and rise up because you were born for such a time as this. I will not sit back as my hands turn to dust because I am not using them. I will not watch my feet become black because they so desire to run and have not had the chance. I am not going to taste my tongue disintegrating in my mouth because I have not taken every chance I’ve had to use it. I get a new beginning in each moment, and I’m claiming victory over this one, now, and the one after it, for He who called me, and for the glory of His name.
You’re free. Why are you still living like you have something to prove?
HI:) I was stalking you - to try and find that author you told me about.. BUT instead, I found that nice little post you wrote about me :) Thank you. It meant a lot to me. and I vow to try and keep in touch more. Starting right now.
I love you Rachelle. Thank you for the kind words.
This says ask.. so who was that author??
lol aww Jules you found my Tumblr! :)
The book is The Irresistible Revolution by SHANE CLAIBORNE. soooooo good. get Graeme to read it too :)
one of my best friends, Julie, just bought her wedding dress!!!!!! AH. she’s getting married next August. she was one of my first friends when i moved to this city a few years ago… we clicked right away. she’s always been one of the hugest examples to me, an immense encouragement, and such an incredibly indescribable blessing. we’ve grown apart over the last year or so since she went away to school. it’s such a hard feeling to describe when i think about how i wish we hadn’t grown so much apart.. i still see her every few months but i wish it was the same as it used to be. either way, i love her so much, more than i could ever say in a little blurb. i will ball my eyes out at her wedding. i am so thankful for her, and so stoked for her to be her husband’s wife !
You asked when have we met? You wouldn't remember...What are you taking in school? You seem so connected with God...how? I believe in God, but I wouldn't say that religion is a daily part of my life...I have had a serious health scare a few years ago and that hasn't even made me think more about my faith...After reading some of your postings I have started to think about my faith...I have to confess that while I was on a trip last week I took a bible from my hotel room - I think I am going to start reading it :)
I’m taking psychology in school, I love it.
As for faith, I grew up with Christian parents so the influence was always there for me, but it became a personal thing when I was around 14 or 15. It became very real to me very quickly because I was starting to learn what people meant when they said God loved me. I was learning that His love is way more than a distant awkward ‘oh yeah, that girl Rachelle, she’s not too bad’ love… i was starting to actually feel it and I finally felt that He actually knew me more than I knew myself. I studied my bible more and more and when you do that you begin to get to know Him, and the moment you realize that you’re starting to understand what He’s like, you don’t ever want to stop learning. You get to the point where it becomes the best part of your life, the most intense, the most peaceful… and so it becomes a daily thing because it’s too sweet not to be.
I think you should definitely check out that bible :) it’d be good to start reading in John. it basically lays out what Jesus is about. it’s a gooder.
“I didn’t go to religion to make me happy. I always knew a bottle of Port would do that. If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly don’t recommend Christianity.”—C.S. Lewis (via plainandsimplejeanine) (via theclaire)
one of the things i think is most important in a relationship is that you are able to say that you respect the other person and that you aspire to become more like them. it is such a beautiful thing to look up at your person and see all kinds of hope and love overflowing simply from respect, among many other things of course. i believe this is a part of building each other up and i believe it is something Christ wants for us so deeply. if you cannot say that you respect your person and see inspiration within his or her soul, then i don’t think you have much glue holding you together.
And you know what it means to love God? Exactly what you are doing. It means fighting against your flesh. It means seeking after Him when you don’t feel it. It means not conforming to the patterns of this world. It means being jealous for His affection, relinquishing your heart to Him alone, not making compromises, allowing yourself to be convicted, repenting. It means realizing that He alone is, that He alone loves, that He alone moves and creates and is uncreated. Love is not infatuation. One of my favorite quotes is “For love is devotion promised, not a burning for a moment.” I don’t remember where I heard it… But feelings are not what love is. Love is sacrifice. It is violent. It is steadfast and it does not give up hope.
“You have never had it. All the things that have ever deeply possessed your soul have been but hints of it - tantalising glimpses, promises never quite fulfilled, echoes that died away just as they caught your ear. But if it should really become manifest - if there ever came an echo that did not die away but swelled into the sound itself - you would know it. Beyond all possibility of doubt you would say ‘Here at last is the thing I was made for.”—
I can see now that life has been patiently waiting for me. There comes a time in everyone’s life when all you can see are the years passing by - I have made up my mind that those days are gone. I will live, I mean really live. I will breathe in Love and breathe Him back out so that others can taste the very breath that gives me life. I will find my purpose in the beauty of putting myself secondary the welfare of others. I will love until it hurts and then I will love even more, and I want that to be the one thing that people remember about me when I am gone.
And I will believe that this line of thinking, if found in each of our hearts, can change the world.