I stumbled across your blog this evening and just have to tell you how lovely it is! I was so encouraged by it so I just wanted to send some encouragement your way =]
That is so awesome to hear! Great to see God working through my little blog to encourage people on the other side of the world! Your blog is beautiful btw! Followed xxx
His name is Emmanuel, it means God is with us, so why do you feel like He has left you? God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow; Saying that God is distant is like saying a mountain has moved as you drive away. Do not blame God for your fire going out, maybe it’s time you made your way back to the only One who can truly make our hearts whole, maybe it’s time you rediscovered your first Love.
Love does not always have to be this mountain top experience, but it does need to be as constant as a mountain; never moving, always steady and willing to stay.
See, you don’t need to be fixed from being broken; you need to understand how to not be broken. You don’t need God to come and heal your pain; you need God to come and teach you the heart of God so that the pain doesn’t have a landing strip, ‘cause if it’s still about you, you’re pain waiting to happen. If somebody owes you, somebody’s going to fail you. If your expectation, and your trust, and your faith is in men, you’re in big trouble. Who’s learned that one? You don’t put your trust in flesh; you put your trust in Him and then you manifest Him to flesh. And you never let a human being ever again be the reason for who you are; you let the One who’s inside of you be the reason for who you are.
Therefore I am going
to persuade her,
lead her to the wilderness,
and speak tenderly to her.
There I will give her vineyards back to her
and make the Valley of Trouble
into a gateway of hope.
There she will respond as she did
in the days of her youth,
as in the day she came out
of the land of Egypt.
All things as they move toward God are beautiful, and they are ugly as they move away from Him.
Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
In the midst of a troubled day or night, your light can still shine because Jesus never changes.
Grace isn’t leniency when we’ve sinned. Grace is the enabling gift of God not to sin. Grace is power, not just pardon.
God has infinite attention… You’re as much alone with Him as if you were the only thing He’d ever created.
Love is sacrificial. Love is selfless, not selfish. Love is hope for humanity. Love keeps no record of wrongs. Love rejoices with the truth. Love is relentless, uncontainable, unfailing. Love will go to the ends of the earth. Love is full of grace and endless mercy. Love is constant through every season. Love walks with you in the valleys. Love climbs with you to the mountain tops. You just need to go to the source of love. God. Is. Love. (Paraphrased from 1 Cor 13)