“When I feel plain, He shines glorious colors through my skin. When I don’t feel beautiful, He dresses me in love and cloaks me in grace.”—in the end, your true beauty is revealed through Him (via heldinhishands)
it is crazy to think that next friday I will be on a plane to Uganda.
Its crazy that it is here. That I will finally be able to go overseas and preach the gospel and learn from people in a completely different setting. Im nervous and so excited. It is crazy to think that I am fully funded and God is STILL sending in more money!! I know God is going to do great things and do all and above what we ask and know He can do. Jesus is faithful to do anything.
Some lyrics from one of my favorite songs is what I am thinking about right now as I contemplate my trip. The song is when you walk into the room by bryan and katie torwalt.
"When you walk into the room sickness starts to vanish, every hopeless situation ceases to exist. And when you walk into the room, the dead begin to rise because there is resurrection life in all you do. We love you and we’ll never stop, can’t live without You Jesus!"
I believe that God is going to heal the sick, command the lame to walk, raise the dead physically and spiritually, that He is going to restore every broken thing because He can and He WANTS to. I believe that God is going to change lives, and I know mine will be changed by this experience. Jesus wants to heal and restore. I cannot tell you how excited I am and how nervous I am. I am going to be pushed beyond my limit.
“God’s grace doesn’t demand that you get clean before you come to Jesus. Rather, our only hope for getting clean is to come to Jesus. Only in the Gospel does love precede loveliness.”—Tullian Tchividjian (via denyandfollow)
“I love you. I am in love with you. I will love you forever… No matter what. This doesn’t… I’m yours. Okay? I’m yours. I understand why you can’t… ID that man. I get it. You don’t want to go through that. I understand. I do. But he can’t go free. That man—he cannot go free. You have to be able to sleep at night. You have to be able to breathe, to be you. He can’t go free. So I don’t want you to worry. You will be protected. I will… get a gun… make it look like a mugging. I-I… that man is not going free. It doesn’t matter what happens to me. That man is not going free. I am not gonna let you…”—This is Cooper Freedman and I just losjrkifslejroig (via charlotteholmesandjulietwatson)
“Yes, poor little old you. There we were, discussing rape, violence against women, systemic oppression and other manifestations of sexism, and you had to jump in to remind us that “not all men” do these things. Why don’t you really say what you want to say? “I HAVE NEVER RAPED/HIT/ASSAULTED A WOMAN!” Right? Isn’t this what you really want to say? Yes, make a discussion that is about the plight of MILLIONS of women about poor little old you. I mean, millions of women are being assaulted and oppressed, but you’ve never done it, so why are we making you uncomfortable with these discussions?”—Brenda Wambui breaking down the ridiculous “Not all men!” phrase over at Medium. Top-notch work. (via itmac)