"If you make usefulness the test, then Jesus Christ was the greatest failure who ever lived. For the saint, direction and guidance come from God Himself, not some measure of that saint’s usefulness. It is the work that God does through us that counts, not what we do for Him. All that our Lord gives His attention to in a person’s life is that person’s relationship with God— something of great value to His Father."
Oswald Chambers // My Utmost For His Highest
"Baby, love me lights out."
Los Angeles, CA // John Mayer
Lord, help us to build real relationships, have real conversations about life. Help us to not be afraid to show our rough tattered edges to each other and to share about the broken things in our life. Help us to be real with one another and to not just show the side of ourselves that we have comfortably compartmentalized. Help us to be a community that is attracted to and committed to serving the brokenness in each other. Help us to grow in a community that strives to love you more Jesus. A community that strives to stir our affections for you Jesus.
Thank you Jesus.
"Nothing can separate
Even if I ran away
Your love never fails
I know I still make mistakes
But You have new mercies for me everyday
Your love never fails"
Jesus Culture // Your Love Never Fails
"When you battle with sexual temptation, you battle against Satan. Not because he creates the desire, but because he so powerfully and deceptively uses the desire….When sexual desire rises, Satan shifts his missile carriers into high gear. The rise of sexual desire does not mean victory for Satan, it means vulnerability to Satan….The stronger and bigger the desire we have for something, the more vulnerable we are to deceptive rationalizations to justify satisfying it in a sinful way….The only way to combat sinful pleasure is through righteous pleasure. You can’t cast one devil out and leave the cravings of your heart empty; seven will return. You must fill your life with the glory and excellency of God."
John Piper // Satan Uses Sexual Desire // 1 Corinthians 7:1-7
"The problems of your past are your business.
The problems of your future are my privilege."
John Watson (via buttondownsandbackpacks)
"Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD."
Psalms 27:14 NASB
I want to give more of myself to the people in my life.