“An amazing thing happens when you get honest with yourself and start doing what you love, what makes you happy. Your life literally slows down. You stop wishing for the weekend. You stop merely looking forward to special events. You begin to live in each moment and you start feeling like a human being. You just ride the wave that is life, with this feeling of contentment and joy. You move fluidly, steadily, calm and grateful. A veil is lifted, and a whole new perspective is born.”—(via silver-blonde)
You think your sin is too bad to overcome? Do you think your sin is too unforgivable for God to forgive? Think again. If God can change Paul, a man who murdered Christians, He can change you. Look at the cross as a reminder. A daily reminder of how gracious, loving, faithful, and forgiving our God is. Continually. Our sin doesn’t have to control our lives. Turn to God and daily surrender everything to Him. Let Him be your refuge.
Look at you… You’re sitting back on your chair at home, or it might be your couch in the lounge room. You’re possibly in class, at school or university [college] or maybe you’re laying down on your bed. Who knows… Maybe you’re on a bus, or in the back of your parents car. But…
If arithmetic is numbers, and if algebra is numbers and letters, then grace is numbers, letters, sounds, and tears, feelings and dreams. Grace is smashing the calculator, and using all the broken buttons and pieces to make a mosaic.
Grace isn’t about having a second chance; grace is having so many chances that you could use them through all eternity and never come up empty. It’s when you finally realize that the other shoe isn’t going to drop, ever. It’s the moment you feel as precious and handmade as every star, when you feel, finally, at home for the very first time.
Grace is when you finally stop keeping score and when you realize that God never was, that his game is a different one entirely. Grace is when the silence is so complete that you can hear your own heartbeat, and right within your ribs, God’s beating heart, too.
no literally never go out in public with me I will say “dog” every time I see a dog and I will say “hello” to every dog that I meet and if we’re having a conversation I will stop and point when a dog goes by