‘Missions’ is very simple. There are only two ministries in missions. You’re either called to go down into the well or you’re called to hold the rope for those that go down. Either way, there should be scars on your hands. Where are your scars? What has it cost you to be a Christian?
The wait itself is a gift of grace. You see, waiting is not only about what you will receive at the end of the wait. Waiting is about what you will become as you wait…Waiting means surrendering your glory. Waiting means submitting to his glory. Waiting means understanding that you were given life and breath for the glory of another. Waiting gives you opportunity to forsake the delusion of your own glory and rest in the God of awesome glory. Only when you do that will you find what you seek, and what you were meant to have: lasting identity, meaning, purpose, and peace in Christ. In this way waiting is is much more than a burden for you to bear; it is a precious gift for you to receive with joy.
Paul Tripp (via jasminecrystal)
Posted this 2 years ago and am still learning how to find joy and grace in waiting.
Lately, I’ve been dwelling on the gospel and how it saves us (to God) to kill us (our sinful desires, old self) .The gospel does not make any sense. Wow! And how God calls us to love broken sinners (Me!) doesn’t make sense.I don’t understand how Jesus loves us over and over and over every single day.Anyways, He has been growing and developing a fervency to seek reconciliation with other people.
Now, from an outsider’s perspective, there is no “need” for this because there was no “relationship” to begin with.
God calls us to be on loving terms with fellow believers (1 John). The gospel saves us to do this every day! Even though we don’t have a “relationship” with them, we should seek one. A relationship does not always mean a best friend, a boyfriend, a father, a mother, a roommate, a classmate. The relationship is a heavenly family- brothers and sisters in Christ, sons and daughters of God. I hear,” Don’t try to fix what isn’t broken.” But everything is. I look out at the world and think, “This is not how it should be.” I look and see how sin hurts God, and it must be killed. I must not lose hope because Christ is powerful enough to conquer sin. I wish people could see this world through the lens of the gospel. I don’t want to view it through my lens, or another fellow sinner’s lens. I want to see everything through Him alone. That is all I long for. All I can ever hope for until I breathe my last breath. I pray that God will kill me so that I may truly live (Galatians 2:20). I know that I must never run out of love for people, for the gospel because Christ never runs out of love for me (Jeremiah 31:3). I must wrestle and plead for God to give me the heart to extend this unfailing love and everlasting kindness even when it hurts.
"My life is yours. My hope is in you only. My life you hold. You make this sinner holy." #allsonsanddaughters #favoriteband #musicalworship #yourglory #themountain
Sin makes us glory thieves. There is probably not a day when we do not plot to steal glory that rightfully belongs to the Lord. The Redeemer has come so that glory thieves would joyfully live for the glory of Another.
My little girl! 😍😍😍 I sponsored before I knew about the recent controversy with World Vision but I would encourage everyone to check out World Help! #worldhelp
who are the other two in the picture ? :) i would love to follow them!! You all seems so strong with god !! — Anonymous
Hi, the first girl is my friend jamiekcurtis.tumblr.com. She loves Jesus and is moving to Haiti for long term missions! Christian is another great friend but he deleted his tumblr for various reasons. Feel free to come off anonymous :) I’d like to get to know all my followers! Thank you- it’s by His grace alone!
Work is a glorious thing. If you are starting to grow lazy, I summon you back to joy. God made us to work. He formed our minds to think and our hands to make. He gave us strength — little or great — to be about the business of altering the way things are.
That is what work is: seeing the world, thinking of how it could be better, and doing something — from the writing of a note to the building of a boat; from the sewing of what you wear to the praying of a prayer.
An adventurous day of stumptown coffee, trying to find parking in DT LA, exploring street art, failing at Tokyo Town, and long talks about Jesus with my blogging buddies sis @jamiekcurtis & little bro @dychristian #tumblrmeetup ☺
And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to keep the commandments and statutes of the Lord, which I am commanding you today for your own good?