Sunday, February 27, 2011

How He Loves

My family doesn't just love me. They like me too. As in, they like who I am. They make me so happy. :blissful smile:

~

Therefore the LORD waits to be gracious to you,
and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you.
For the LORD is a God of justice;
blessed are all those who wait for him.

For a people shall dwell in Zion, in Jerusalem; you shall weep no more. He will surely be gracious to you at the sound of your cry. As soon as he hears it, he answers you. And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet your Teacher will not hide himself anymore, but your eyes shall see your Teacher. And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, "This is the way, walk in it," when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.
~Is 30: 18 - 21

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

stories

“Child,” said the Voice, “I am telling you your story, not hers. I tell no one any story but his own.”
~Aslan in The Horse and His Boy, CS Lewis

Monday, February 14, 2011

smiling

Holidays are an amazing invention. They remind you to be thankful.

Today, I am oh so thankful. :] I am thankful for friends and trust, for sisters and second chances, for parents and belief, for God and grace.

I think if I were super awesome like Solomon and God asked me what I wanted, I'd request humility. As I realize I cannot hold life together myself, I am humbled. And in that humility, I can see God more clearly.

For me, humility means asking God to live life for me every single day. It means accepting God's love. It means believing how valuable I am.

...That sounds all backwardsy. What I mean is: my pride gets in the way of admitting I am human. When failure strikes, I remember that I am dust. I wasn't designed to win at life. I was designed to love God.

YAY for failure reminding me of how awesome God is and awesome I'm not. I'm a fan. YAY for needing God and being lost without His love. Its beautiful to find myself incomplete and know there is completion in Him, to find myself empty and know that there is only warmth, security, and acceptance in His arms.

Today is such a wonderful day.

Thank you, everybody, for being alive. Knowing humans like you is incredibly encouraging.
{and hope does not put us to shame}