love

people who are obsessed with Jesus give freely and openly, without censure. obsessed people love those who hate them and who can never love them back.

obsessed people are more concerned with obeying God than doing what is expected or fulfilling the status quo. a person who is obsessed with Jesus will do things that don’t always make sense in terms of success or wealth on this earth. as martin luther put it, “there are two days on my calendar: this day and that day” (luke 14:25-35; matt. 7:13-23; 8:18-22; rev. 3:1-6).

a person who is obsessed thinks about heaven frequently. obsessed people orient their lives around eternity; they are not fixed only on what is here in front of them.

Crazy Love | Francis Chan

Sarah, Kathryn and I have been reading through Crazy Love together and we’ve all been really challenged. I love this line, “Because when you’re wildly in love with someone, it changes everything.” It is humbling and amazing to think about our holy God. It is awe inspiring to look at the beauty of his creation. The most high, sovereign creator of the universe, the one who holds EVERYTHING together, HE has drawn me to himself and brought me out of darkness and into his marvelous light! He sent his Son to die for me. He died so that I might live. God’s glory was displayed at calvary. We love because he first loved us. We obey out of love. So, yes, “because when you’re wildly in love with someone, it changes everything.” It has to, doesn’t it?

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Faith

Little-faith says, “It is a rough road, beset with sharp thorns, and full of dangers; I am afraid to go;” but Great-faith remembers the promise, “Thy shoes shall be iron and brass; as thy days, so shall thy strength be:” and so she boldly ventures. Little-faith stands desponding, mingling her tears with the flood; but Great-faith sings, “When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee:” and she fords the stream at once.

CH Spurgeon

Faith is not an instinct.
It certainly is not a feeling
– feelings don’t help much when you’re in the lions’ den
or hanging on a wooden cross.
Faith is not inferred from the happy way things work.
Faith is an act of will,
is a choice,
is based on the unbreakable Word of a God
who cannot lie.
Elisabeth Elliot

we are gonna be friends.

Fall is here,hear the yell
back to school,ring the bell
brand new shoes,walking blues
climb the fence,books and pens
I can tell that we’re going to be friends

Walk with me,Suzy Lee
through the park and by the tree
we will rest upon the ground
and look at all the bugs we found
then safely walk to school
without a sound

Well here we are,no one else
we walked to school all by ourselves
there’s dirt on our uniforms
from chasing all the ants and worms
we clean up and now its time to learn

Numbers,letters,learn to spell
nouns,and books,and show and tell
at playtime we will throw the ball
back to class,through the hall
teacher marks our height
against the wall

And we don’t notice any time pass
we don’t notice anything
we sit side by side in every class
teacher thinks that I sound funny
but she likes the way you sing

Tonight I’ll dream while I’m in bed
when silly thoughts go through my head
about the bugs and alphbet
and when I wake tommorow I’ll bet
that you and I will walk together again
cause I can tell that we’re going to be friends