Life is like a snowball; the important thing is finding wet snow, and a really long hill. ❄️
Don’t worry; God’s promises are not as mercurial as our recent mistakes, eminent emotions, and present circumstances would sometimes lead one to believe. When in doubt, speak them out; for they are like honey: sweet to the lips and without expiration. 🌈
The Trinity “means that God is not some remote, unknowable Deity, a prisoner in his aloofness or shut up in His solitariness, but on the contrary, the God who will not be without us whom he has created for fellowship with Himself, the God who is free to go outside of Himself, to share in the life of His creatures and enable them to share in his own eternal Life and Love. It means that God is not limited by our feeble capacities or incapacities, but that in His grace and outgoing love He freely and joyously condescends to enter into fellowship with us, to communicate Himself to us, and to be received and be known by us. Moreover, the doctrine of the Holy Trinity means that God does not surrender His transcendence in condescending to be one with us in Jesus Christ, but it does mean that the more we are allowed to know God in Himself in this way the more wonderful we know Him to be, a God who infinitely exceeds all our thoughts and words about Him, but who in spite of that reveals Himself tenderly and intimately to us through His Son and His Spirit.” —Thomas F. Torrance
Showing off his good side. ✌️🐐
The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness. — John Muir 🌌🌲
Shatter the darkness 🎇🎆🌅 - Featured photo courtesy of @Sabaa_ala
Mounds and mountains may stand striking in stature, but the rolling stone amasses no moss. Leave a legacy defined by wonder; knowledge will follow.
We do not form opinions so much as opinions form us; neither do we hold ideology; rather, ideology holds us. All men abide under both; however in allowing ourselves mental berth by pursuing a world view that is more and more comprehensively informed, we in turn allow ourselves the ability to become increasingly more cohesive in form. Let’s let go of the slant and get ahold of the view, that we might take in the vista, first.
When God’s in it… it flows. When the flesh is in it… it’s forced. If He is in it, it’s remarkable how approval will be granted, how a growing interest will percolate, and how the timing will fall right into place. It will come together almost in spite of you. — Charles Swindoll
Winter — forever the season of recovery and preparation. ❄️ 🌱 🌄
The world is like a grand staircase, some are going up and some are going down. — Samuel Johnson
Know that the LORD Himself is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. — Psalm 100:3 [NASB] 🐑
Prayer has been misunderstood. More than achieving anything, it is receiving everything and more than “asking of,” it is “drawing on.” It is immanent more than apparent, reorienting more than rebuking, dialoguing more than monologuing, opening up authentically more than petitioning with monk-like manner, and most importantly? Prayer is always predicated on an indebtedness without debt. Despite what contemporary religion may mirror, prayer aligns one with all that has already been afforded — it moves us in the direction of the immovable — it does not lasso blessings from the yonder. The extrinsic subsequently conforms around the intrinsic for the mind staid meditatively on the One whose image he has been called to represent. ——— “Neither will they say, 'Look, here!' or, 'Look, there!' for behold, the Kingdom of God is within you." -- Matthew 17:21 Featured photo courtesy of @mblees
You’ve got a raft named Jesus; so before you hit whitewater, cling.
Stir yourself up in the truth vigilantly, lest you seek to the bottom of this world’s deception. 🌊
Part Four Because, when all is said and done we are, all of us, islands unto ourselves. Let us then celebrate these moments of connection above all else, whilst we allow the spirit who is Love to be the immanent water amongst. And when byways dispart, may we choose to cherish the kinship that occurred over chiding those with whom we were once kindred, but know no longer. 💧❤️
Part Three - Understand that the happiness we often hope to find in another will only ever be cultivated to its utmost, eternal potential whence we have first uncovered joy within ourselves. 💡
Part Two - ...and let us allow the absence of those whom we thought would bring permanence concretely ensconce in us the fact that we may learn from everyone, their flaws included, whilst striving to neither please anyone nor be anyone save for a more aligned version of yesterday’s us.