If you could imagine yourself drawing a ring around the earth, just think of the kinds of people you would see all at once.
You would see the crippled and the blind and the leprous. You would see the fat, the lean, the tall and the short. You would see the dirty and the clean. You would see some walking safely along the avenues with no fear of a policeman but you would see also those who skulk in back alleys and crawl through broken windows. You would see those who are healthy and you would see others twitching and twisting in the last agonies of death. You would see the ignorant and the illiterate as well as those gathered under the elms in some college town, nurturing deep dreams of great poems or plays or books to astonish and delight the world.
You would see the millions of people!
Their customs are not the same as yours, their habits are not the same. But they are all people. The thing is. their differences are all external. Their similarities are all within their natures.
God loves each of us in a special kind of way so that His Son came into and unto and upon the people of the world - and He even became one of those people. God sent His Son to the human race. He came to the people. Jesus Christ came to seek and to save people. He came to give life and hope to people like your family and mine.
The Saviour of the world knows the true value and worth of every living soul. He pays no attention to status or human honor or class. Our Lord knows nothing about this status business that everyone talks about.
A.W. Tozer ( The Radical Cross )
- Me: God, Why me?
- God: my child, why not you?
Love the unlovable <3
It is what God did when He gave us His Son.
It is what Jesus demonstrated when He was crucified for our sins.
is God’s way of keeping everything from happening all at once.
Dear Future Husband
I thought about writing you a letter about what I hope you’ll be like or what I hope we’ll be doing together but I can’t seem to find myself scribbling. It’s not that the thought of you doesn’t excite me or that I am losing hope in meeting you. I, in fact long for you and dream of what our life would be. The thing is instead of playing fantasies over my head of what you would be or what kind of life we will be having I am going to dedicate myself in my relationship with our Lord and Savior. And this is my prayer for you too, that we may grow together in Christ-likeness and flourish in our walk with God. I know this wouldn’t be easy but I am confident in Him.
Your Future Wife in Christ,
God doesn’t call us to be holy for a week. He calls us to be holy everyday, moment by moment.
God’s Perfect Knowledge of Man
O Lord, You have searched me and known me.
2 You know my sitting down and my rising up;
You understand my thought afar off.
3 You comprehend my path and my lying down,
And are acquainted with all my ways.
4 For there is not a word on my tongue,
But behold, O Lord, You know it altogether.
5 You have hedged me behind and before,
And laid Your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
It is high, I cannot attain it.
7 Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Your presence?
8 If I ascend into heaven, You are there;
If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.
9 If I take the wings of the morning,
And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
10 Even there Your hand shall lead me,
And Your right hand shall hold me.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness shall fall[a] on me,”
Even the night shall be light about me;
12 Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You,
But the night shines as the day;
The darkness and the light are both alike to You.
13 For You formed my inward parts;
You covered me in my mother’s womb.
14 I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;[b]
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.
15 My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written,
The days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them.
17 How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!
How great is the sum of them!
18 If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand;
When I awake, I am still with You.
19 Oh, that You would slay the wicked, O God!
Depart from me, therefore, you bloodthirsty men.
20 For they speak against You wickedly;
Your enemies take Your name in vain.[c]
21 Do I not hate them, O Lord, who hate You?
And do I not loathe those who rise up against You?
22 I hate them with perfect hatred;
I count them my enemies.
23 Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me, and know my anxieties;
24 And see if there is any wicked way in me,
And lead me in the way everlasting.