This is actually a good place to be. Realize that your strength isn’t enough. You’ve been trying to do things with your power and it’s insufficient. Put yourself in a place of trust where it’s not about your performance. If you say yes to His call, and commit to relying on God, He’ll do the rest. And it might not even look like success in your eyes, but God’s using you to make a difference to other people. Stay faithful!
asked by Anonymous
We realized that seriousness is not a fruit of the spirit, but joy is.
You see, there is an irrepressible laughter in the heart of God. The whole universe cannot contain it. He is the one who invented celebrations and feasting and holidays. He is the one who sings and dances over us.
When He suffered the cross, He did it for the joy set before Him. And that joy was knowing that you and I would be fully free. No longer captive to our sin.
Yes, the whole human story is described in terms of a celebration. The marriage of Christ to His bride, the Church. Our God is the ultimate artist of celebration, the inventor of the party, and the healer of the broken.Gareth Gilkeson, Rend Collective [x] (via sixteen-fourteen)