Press On, Regardless.
kingphandle:

I’ve learnrd from my past #manofgod #kingdomman

Indeed.

kingphandle:

I’ve learnrd from my past #manofgod #kingdomman

Indeed.

personaldevelopmentresources:

"If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be."Maya Angelou

Indeed.

personaldevelopmentresources:

"If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be."
Maya Angelou

Indeed.

We are not entitled to pain-free, trouble-free life. Embracing this will ease the collision between expectation and reality.

John Piper (via awelltraveledwoman)

Indeed.

Indeed.

Indeed.

nathanielstamper:

“We are settling for a Christianity that revolves around catering to ourselves when the central message of Christianity is actually about abandoning ourselves.” —David Platt

Indeed.  What a shame.

nathanielstamper:

“We are settling for a Christianity that revolves around catering to ourselves when the central message of Christianity is actually about abandoning ourselves.” —David Platt

Indeed.  What a shame.

Indeed.

Indeed.

Press Through Them to the Master Himself….
Ask yourself these questions when you feel shut off from God’s power.
Am I really trusting God, and Him only, to meet my need? Or am I depending on my own resolve, my pastor, or some other outside source? All these things may be good, but they are only Christ’s servants. Press through them to the Master Himself. Touch Him—and deliverance is yours.
Am I thankful for the strength I have? In a long-distance race, the contestants run at varying paces. Perhaps you are discouraged when you see so many strong ones pass you on the way to glory. Rather than cry after them, be thankful that you have the strength to run at all! Are you in the race? It is by God’s grace and that alone; thank Him for the privilege. Remember this: Everyone (even the weakest saint) who finishes the race is a winner.
Has my pride stopped the flow of God’s power? God will not keep supplying power if you use it for your own advancement. He knows how quickly you are carried away from Him on the wings of your pride. Because He loves you, He will recall your ration of power if it takes you out of fellowship with Him. All this He does for your own good, so that when your pride lies gasping, you will be forced back to Him.
God may call you to persevere in the face of overwhelming odds. Perhaps nothing that has been said answers your particular case. Your heart is clean before God; you have sincerely and prayerfully waited, yet God withholds His hand. Then you must resolve to live and die waiting, for that may be what He requires. What greater evidence of your faith and of God’s grace at work in you than to persevere to the end!
~ The Christian in Complete Armour: Daily Readings in Spiritual Warfare by William Gurnall, 1655.  Edited and Introduced by James S. Bell, Jr. 1994

Press Through Them to the Master Himself….

Ask yourself these questions when you feel shut off from God’s power.

Am I really trusting God, and Him only, to meet my need? Or am I depending on my own resolve, my pastor, or some other outside source? All these things may be good, but they are only Christ’s servants. Press through them to the Master Himself. Touch Him—and deliverance is yours.

Am I thankful for the strength I have? In a long-distance race, the contestants run at varying paces. Perhaps you are discouraged when you see so many strong ones pass you on the way to glory. Rather than cry after them, be thankful that you have the strength to run at all! Are you in the race? It is by God’s grace and that alone; thank Him for the privilege. Remember this: Everyone (even the weakest saint) who finishes the race is a winner.

Has my pride stopped the flow of God’s power? God will not keep supplying power if you use it for your own advancement. He knows how quickly you are carried away from Him on the wings of your pride. Because He loves you, He will recall your ration of power if it takes you out of fellowship with Him. All this He does for your own good, so that when your pride lies gasping, you will be forced back to Him.

God may call you to persevere in the face of overwhelming odds. Perhaps nothing that has been said answers your particular case. Your heart is clean before God; you have sincerely and prayerfully waited, yet God withholds His hand. Then you must resolve to live and die waiting, for that may be what He requires. What greater evidence of your faith and of God’s grace at work in you than to persevere to the end!

~ The Christian in Complete Armour: Daily Readings in Spiritual Warfare by William Gurnall, 1655.  Edited and Introduced by James S. Bell, Jr. 1994

The Gift of Friendship
Friendship is one of the greatest gifts a human being can receive. It is a bond beyond common goals, common interests, or common histories. It is a bond stronger than sexual union can create, deeper than a shared fate can solidify, and it can be even more intimate than the bonds of marriage or community.
Friendship is being with the other in joy and sorrow, even when we cannot increase the joy or decrease the sorrow. It is a unity of souls that gives nobility and sincerity to love. Friendship makes all of life shine brightly. Blessed are those who lay down their lives for their friends.
Henri Nouwen : Bread for the Journey, A Daybook of Wisdom and Faith

The Gift of Friendship

Friendship is one of the greatest gifts a human being can receive. It is a bond beyond common goals, common interests, or common histories. It is a bond stronger than sexual union can create, deeper than a shared fate can solidify, and it can be even more intimate than the bonds of marriage or community.

Friendship is being with the other in joy and sorrow, even when we cannot increase the joy or decrease the sorrow. It is a unity of souls that gives nobility and sincerity to love. Friendship makes all of life shine brightly. Blessed are those who lay down their lives for their friends.

Henri Nouwen : Bread for the Journey, A Daybook of Wisdom and Faith

Indeed.

Indeed.

thirtymilesout:

A Thousand Pounds Of Nasty - 
Oil on Canvas
 Kelly Price

thirtymilesout:

A Thousand Pounds Of Nasty -

Oil on Canvas

 Kelly Price