I’m dirty on the inside, and I’m utterly broken. I’m a sinner and I hate how the church today is shy about sin. When I go to Church it’s because I want to worship Jesus. I want to worship my King, my Savior, my God. I want to worship the One who turned this wretched heart of mine, from a heart of stone into a heart of flesh. I want to come to church and be surrounded by other people who aren’t trying to hold it all together because they know they can’t. I want to be around people who are desperate to have more of Jesus in their lives, and desire that for the community around them. I want to have conversations with people who say, “yea, me too.” When Jesus saw brokeness and sin in others, He was drawn to them and we should be the same way. It should be the common thread that all Christian’s share. That we are all sinners in need of a Savior. Don’t try to turn me into another country club member, where it’s a contest to see who has it most put together and who can keep their hands cleanest. My hands are damn dirty. Don’t put Jesus into a box and make other people believe that we need to be a certain way to fit into the culture of the Church today. The last thing the Church needs is another cookie cutter Christian.
"Don’t you dare
For someone else’s comfort -
Do not become small
For people who refuse to grow."
"If God has made you strong, don’t go on with boy’s work: undertake man’s work. If you have grown to manhood, do man’s work."
Charles Spurgeon // C.H. Spurgeon Writings // The Master’s Summons
"I’m not impressed by the kind of beauty which requires eyes to see."
Maza-Dohta (via ngce)
"But what if it’s everything?"
"Jesus is not a Pharisee about Pharisees; he is not self-righteous about self-righteousness. Nor should we be. He not only loves the wild-living, free-spirited people, but also hardened religious people."
"You have listened to fears, child,” said Aslan. “Come, let me breathe on you. Forget them. Are you brave again?"
C.S. Lewis, Prince Caspian (via herkindoftea)
"Some people hide their sadness very well."
Khaled Hosseini // And The Mountains Echoed
"After all this time?"
"Always," said Snape.