"Dear children, keep away from anything that might take God’s place in your hearts."
1 John 5:21 (via danicaehrielle)

(via godschosenandredeemed)

1 Peter 1:8

"Whom having not aseen, you 1blove; 2into whom though not seeing Him at present, yet 3cbelieving, you dexult with 4joy that isunspeakable and 4full of glory,”

  • 83 We love Him whom we have not seen because of believing, because of the very faith that has been infused into us through our hearing of the living word (Gal. 3:2). Hence, this faith is under the proving, the trying, mentioned in v. 7.

Job 5:17-18
"Indeed, blessed is the man whom God corrects;
Therefore do not reject the chastening of the Almighty.
For He wounds, but He binds up;
He strikes, but His hands heal.”


"The Sovereign Lord is my strength, He makes my feet like the feet of a deer, He enables me to tread on the hights." Habakkuk 3:19 » Oana Befort

» Kelsey Garrity Riley

Today I cried so much. I just broke down at the fact that the Lord has been so merciful to me by placing me in the church. I was a little drowned by nostalgic ponderings and anxiety that my companion was leaving the country soon, but when I told the Lord this, He smiled at me and told me that I had nothing to worry about, because I have the saints with me. Really, I praise the Lord for the church life. Though outward situations might seem terrible and chaotic, the Lord still grants me His abundant grace. This grace is the Lord Himself made available for us to enjoy. Sometimes when I see my loved ones losing the enjoyment of the Lord and strugling in worldly cares, I get so stumbled. So stumbled. Because of what I had gone through before, I just hope and wish that they would be able to see that all those worldly pursuits are not worth the loss of their enjoyment of Christ. But when I pray to the Lord for these ones, He gives me a peace within to trust in His timing. He is the almighty One after all. He knows what He is doing in carrying out His will. Just as how He had recovered me from my dormant and deadened condition, He will recover them. He will gain them eventually. He is the Alpha and the Omega! He is the Potter whose hand upon the vessel will not leave His shaping work undone. I strongly believe this, and this keeps me grounded, everyday.

Philippians 2:15

"That you may be ablameless and 1guileless, 2children of God 3bwithout blemish in the midst of a ccrooked and 4perverted generation, among whom you shine as 5dluminaries in the 6world,”

  • 155 The Greek word refers to luminaries that reflect the light of the sun. As such luminaries, the believers shine in the world. They do not possess any light in themselves but have a heavenly ability to reflect the light of Christ. Christ is the sun, with the church as the moon and the believers as the planets to reflect Him by holding forth the word of life (v. 16).